Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

17th May: Talk – ‘The Prints and The Paper’ by Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB

Very many thanks to Chris for his exemplary, engaging and detailed lecture last night.

it was such a pleasure to see his prints and hear his insightful narrative as we were taken through a masterclass in photography;   his stunning landscapes lead the viewer into the picture through visual clues planned and executed in camera with his selection of paper to suit and enhance the final print.

There was so much information in his talk we’ll be processing it all for a long time and hopefully putting it into practice.  Plan, think, compose/identify ‘the picture’, engage the end viewer with visual stepping stones; take care in processing the digital image and producing the final print.

So once again  thank you Chris for an inspirational evening.

Next week we have the second half of our print critique workshop at Hatch End.

Have a good week.


10th May: Annual Print Landscape and Nature Competitions – Judged by Cat Humphries

Last night’s competitions were judged  informatively by Cat Humphries from Croxley Camera Club.

The  Annual Landscape Trophy was awarded to Alan Colegrave for ‘Returning to North Cape, Norway’ and his ‘The Road from Manali, Kashmir’ was commended.  Julia Wainwright’s ‘Woodland Waters’ was highly commended and her ‘Wain Wath Force in Swaledale’ commended.


Landscape Trophy Winner by Alan Colegrave

The Annual Nature Trophy was also won by Alan Colegrave for ‘Large Glacier on Drake Passage, Antarctica’;  Julia Wainwright’s ‘Young Jackal with Hide’ was highly commended;  Ian Robert’s ‘Thick Billed Ravens’ was highly commended and his ‘Flamingos in the Light’ commended.


Nature Trophy Winner by Alan Colegrave

Congratulations to Alan Colegrave – it was certainly his night – and to Julia and Ian for their commended prints.

Grateful thanks to everyone who entered their prints and who supported the evening; special thanks to Cat for her considered judging.

All the Landscape and Nature print images may be seen on our Facebook page.

Next week we look forward to welcoming Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB at Hatch End for his Talk:  ‘The Prints and The Paper’.

Have a good week.


3rd May: Interactive Workshop – Print Critiques

Last night we enjoyed a very relaxed and informal evening discussing prints which had gone through competitions achieving lower than expected results or received comments that required further explanation.  Everyone benefited from advice/suggestions for improvements to their prints.

Discussions broadened beyond the individual prints to areas such as street photography generally and ‘the expectation of privacy’ when taking photos of the homeless in particular;  the importance of titles:  the difficulty surrounding abstracts: what true monochrome actually is: encouragement for more experimentation.

Many thanks to everyone for contributing to a very successful and informative evening and we look forward to repeating the format very soon.

Next week we are back at Hatch End for our Annual Landscape and Annual Nature print competitions which will be judged by Cat Humphries.

In the meantime have a good week and enjoy your photography.