Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

13th February: Garden and Plant Photography – a talk by Gill Ferguson

Very many thanks to Gill for an excellent, informative and entertaining talk last night.   Gill’s expertise shone through her images and those of her partner Barry Webb.   Gill generously gave us insights into how she achieves her in-camera effects as well as the basic techniques required to photograph flowers, landscape and wildlife too.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening so thanks again Gill for your thoughtful (and thought provoking) professionally presented talk.

6th February: Print Competition #4

Jim Nemer was our judge and he gave each of the sixty+ prints a helpful critique and commentary.  It was a very high scoring evening with over half the prints scoring 18 and above. It was great to see such a good variety of subjects.

In the Beginners’ section, Steven Hall scored 19 for “The Lookout” and 18  for “TK Tower Berlin”;  Keith Rafetry won the section with “Mind Your Fingers” and scored 20 with “Only 400 Kilometers To Go” and an 18 for “Palms Up”.

The very high scoring Open section was won by Julia Wainwright with “Japanese Macaque Looking Cold” and she also scored 20s for “Green Woodpecker in the Grass” and “Black- Backed Jackal Pups”;  Judith Gimber’s “Courting Couple” was second and “Frozen in Flight” by Avril Candler third. 20s were also scored by Ron Churchill for “Olden Norway” and Paul Sahota for “The Devil Casts His Net”.  Too many 19s and 18s to mention!

Congratulations to Keith and Julia for their first placed prints and thanks to everyone for supporting the evening.  Special thanks to Jim for his informative and entertaining judging.

Go to our Flickr page to see a number of  the high scoring prints.

30th January: Workshop Portraiture Presentations by John Draper LRPS DPAGB BPE** and Alan Colegrave

Many thanks to John and to Alan for a very entertaining and informative evening on their ‘take’ on portrait photography.  Both presentations were  illustrated with images of street and studio work, the use of monochrome vs colour, environmental and close-up work.  The challenges of lighting, spontaneous and posed subjects, lens choice for different situations etc. provided us all with food for thought.  An inciteful and timely evening for our upcoming annual people and portrait competition.