Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

Looking forward to September

Last night’s AGM completed our 2018/19 season. We hope everyone has a good summer and look forward to September and the start of an exciting 2019/20 programme.

9th July: 30 Years of Photography by Dave Martin DPAGB

Many thanks to Dave for his excellent talk last night comprising wonderful prints and projected images from his first foray into club competition in the early ’80s through to his more recent work. It was a joy to see Dave’s traditional landscapes, flower portraits and creative work, including his RPS panel for which he was awarded his ARPS distinction.

A great evening much enjoyed by us all.

2nd July: Panel of Small Prints Competition (John King Trophy)

Our annual competition was judged by John Credland ARPS APAGB DPAGB BPE3* .

The John King Trophy began as a film based competition where the images were only returned to the photographer as twelve enprints on the competition evening.  Using scissors, boards, tape and ‘props’, the resulting montages were then judged.  Although we are now in the digital age all the amazing number of entries continued the spirit of the event.

Many congratulations to Alice Kass for her outstanding winning panel “Extinction Rebellion”; Dave Martin’s “Expressions” was second and Judy Buckley-Sharp’s “Chihuly Pieces Kew 2019” third. Dave’s “Christmas Tree Light Trails, Mark Buckley-Sharp’s “Istanbul – Independence Avenue” and Barry Sampson’s “Eggstremely Silly Eggstravaganza” were highly commended. All the other entries were commended!

A challenging job for our judge and John Credland did us all proud.

Many thanks to John and to everyone who entered and supported the evening.