Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

28th April: Online Club Challenge #1 – Flat Lay Competition judged by Paul Burwood LRPS

So many thanks go to our judge, Paul Burwood LRPS, who judged our first club challenge “Flat Lay”  live last night.  It worked brilliantly.  Having the ability to ‘meet’ up virtually, see each image perfectly as Paul made constructive and informative comments in the comfort of our own homes was great. Paul commented that usually it is the judge who watches the audience so having the audience’s eyes on the judge is slightly unnerving!  but probably not as unnerving perhaps as waiting for one’s image to be judged………..

Congratulations go to Alan Graham who won the competition with “Seeds to Plants”;  Judith Gimber’s “Scrabble” was second and Judy Buckley-Sharp’s “Watercolours” third.  Judy’s “Handmade” was highly commended as were “Making a Home” by Mike Kass and Julia Wainwright’s “Print Making”.  Julia’s “Coffee Time” and Trevor Alexander’s “Engineering” were commended. We may be in lock-down but there are no boundaries to imagination and creativity!

All the images will be on view in our Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who participated and came along to view the competition and thanks again to Paul Burwood for his excellent judging.

We look forward to May’s programme culminating in another online challenge competition.

Stay safe and well.

21st April: Talk – The Art of Macro by Tony North

What a great evening thanks to Tony North, South Manchester Camera Club.  Watching Tony’s presentation via Zoom worked brilliantly as he took us through his approach, philosophy and technical expertise. Full of information, wonderful macro images, pictorial and creative – much food for thought.  As a bonus, Tony shared some of his magnificent landscapes with us.  An inspiring evening enjoyed by all.

14th April: Virtual Club Meeting – led by Julia Wainwright MPAGB ARPS

Thanks again to Julia for leading us through another interactive Zoom meeting exploring in more detail our first challenge topic of Flat Lay photography.  We’re looking forward now to preparing our images for the competition which will take place at the end of the month.

Everyone ‘present’ enjoyed the evening with plenty of opportunity to ask questions – not least ‘how to change the background in Zoom’!

We all thank Julia for all her planning, preparation and time.  Nothing just ‘happens’ – there is a great deal of work going on in the background and we’re very grateful.

Next Tuesday we have a live talk by Tony North of South Manchester Camera Club on The Art of Macro Photography. This is a great opportunity for us to have a talk from someone outside of our usual area.

Have a good week and stay safe.