Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

24th July: Experiential Workshop

In the first half of last night’s workshop several members took to Hatch End High Street for a photo shoot;  the challenge was to take three jpeg images (and only three!) of “street furniture”.  The images were loaded for viewing in the second half of the evening.  Many thanks to Mark Buckley-Sharp who gave his erudite and informative critique full of top tips and best practice reminders. It was really interesting to see straight from camera photographs with different viewpoints of subject matter –  literally ‘different takes’.

So thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and we look forward to our new season which begins on 4th September.


17th July: Print and Projected of the Year

The culmination of our monthly competitions was judged last night by Jeff Lawrence CPAGB who gave his considered critique and comments on each of the prints and projected images.

Congratulations go to Alan Colegrave who was awarded our Print of the Year Trophy for his “Road to North Cape – Norway”.  Judith Gimber’s “Drying the Fish” was in second place and Julia Wainwright’s “Osprey with Catch” third.  Trevor Alexander’s “Gas Holders Kings Cross”,  Ron Churchill’s “King and Queen”, John Draper’s “Reggie” and Peter Keeble’s “Cricket Heaven” were all highly commended.

The Projected Image of the Year Trophy went to John Draper for “Team Work” – congratulations John.  Dave Martin’s “Sundown at Hill Farm” was second and Avril Candler’s “Giraffe in Autumn” third.  “Brighton Old West Pier” by Dave, “Head On Marbled White” by Ron, Mara by John and “Strutting Bald Eagle” by Julia were highly commended.

Thanks to everyone who entered, came along to support the evening and of course to our judge Jeff Lawrence.

We look forward now to September and the start of the 2018/19 monthly competition season.

10th July: John King Trophy Annual Panel of Small Prints

This unique competition was judged in his inimitable style by John Credland ARPS APAGB DPAGB BPE3*.  Dave Martin won the trophy with his “Football’s Coming Home, 5 Aside Squid Team”  a  highly imaginative ‘take’!  Alice Kass’s “Street Arts” was a well deserved second with John Draper’s “Faces of Pride” third.  All the panels were ‘commended’ seven of which were ‘highly commended’ and these were by Julia Wainwright, Dave Martin, Judy and Mark Buckley-Sharp and Eric Everatt.

Congratulations to Dave, Alice and John and well done to everyone who entered.

Winning and placed panels can be seen on our Flickr page.