Last night we had a talk/ presentation from Stan Hill on the arid parks of South Africa. Stan gave an Interesting talk and showed us many photographs he had taken, recording his travels around South Africa. in addition to the still Images, he also showed a number of Av’s set to music to enhance the atmosphere of the very rough and dry terrain that he had travelled through. He informed us one of his av’s had been featured on a BBC travel programme.
First round of the Inter club Rosebowl competition hosted by us. A closely fought evening with just 2 points separating us from the winner on the night;
- Oxford 255
- Buckingham 254
- Croxley 253
- Croxley 253
- Ealing 245
Two 19s for Croxley for the excellent images;
- Cat Humphries ‘Fragile’
- Jim Forder ‘Swirl’
Looking forward to the second round!
Excellent presentation given by John Humphrey FRPS on Macro and Creative
techniques. A really good evening, well delivered and Inspiring. John gave many examples of using creative techniques by showing ‘before and after’ applying textures and effects etc.
A very high standard of photography was demonstrated which included superb prints displayed around the hall.
Our 2nd PDI competition of the new season. Once again a great response to entries into the two competitions a total of 119 originally entered. This was reduced to make a practical night for judging to 85 (firs ttwo entries in each competition).
The results produced a good spread of winning authors in
first and second positions with encouraging results from new members.
Some great Images on show, which was well Judged by Lloyd
Welcome return for Cliff Hide professional press photographer who gave a lively run through of law and copyright from a photographers perspective and the key legal concepts we should be aware of. A very interactive presentation which gave some interesting examples of issues that can be a complex area.
Great response for our first PDI competitions of the season. 124 Images submitted which needed to be reduced to 68 for the night to give the judge a chance for meaningful comments on each Image.
A good night with a nice spread of authors in first and second places. Also great to see some new members entering the competitions and gaining vital feedback from the Judge.
Judge Amanda Wright was particularly supportive with constructive comments during her critique of images.
First workshop evening covering portrait retouching(presented by Ant.
New member support Introduction (presented by Ted) and run through of new PhotoEntry software (presented by Vanessa and Cat which gave rise to a good debate on issues found on new competition entries.