Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

8th December: “And Now for Something Completely Different” – David Sadler ARPS CPAGB EFIAP/b BPE3* LBIPP

Last night’s talk by David Sadler was definitely ‘something completely different’, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable.  David has a unique style, is passionate about his photography and uncompromising in his creative expression and progression.  It was so refreshing to see his work with which he has achieved his prestigious distinctions.

Camera craft, top tips, ingenious use of props, post-processing techniques, sense of humour, anarchy and great images made for an instructive and intriguing evening.

Many thanks to everyone who came along and special thanks to David for his extremely stimulating talk.


1st December: Workshop – Low Light Photography led by Julia Wainwright MPAGB ARPS

Many thanks to Julia for pulling together a monumental presentation on Low Light Photography last night.  Input from the team and members helped to make this such an informative, interactive and interesting evening.

It is amazing to think back to March when we thought we wouldn’t have a club programme at all, to the first tentative successful online competitions, to now.  Thanks to Zoom, Julia’s technical expertise, the committee’s commitment and the support of all our members we have an astonishing programme comprising  talks, competitions, ‘show and tell’ sessions and we have delivered seven ‘formal’ workshops covering Flat Lay, Triptych, Faceless Self Portraits, The Importance of Colour, Monochrome, Preparing Sets of Images and of course the final workshop of this calendar year – the huge subject of LLP.  Exhausting to read let alone do it!

We are all so grateful, particularly to Julia,  for the hard work, time and effort that goes into providing the club with a terrific programme of workshops, inspirational speakers, interwoven with monthly, annual and inter-club competitions.

We look forward to next week’s talk “And Now for Something Completely Different” by David Sadler.

Happy December everyone!

24th November: NWFed Inter-club Competition Round 2 – judged by Colin Southgate FRPS

The North West Federation inter-club competition comprises two sections within each round – prints and projected. Thanks to Covid-19, this year’s competition comprise two sections of projected images; the scores from each are combined to produce the overall result.  Within each section two stars are awarded amongst the ’20s’ and starred images go forward to the final (where all the starred images are judged) regardless of the clubs’ success.

We hosted our second round match last night between Croxley Camera Club, XRR and ourselves.  Colin Southgate’s commentaries were well-measured and informative.  Congratulations go to Croxley who won by a whisker in a very tight contest.  Congratulations also to Gordon Calder, Croxley CC, Andy Sands, XRR and Harrow’s Julia Wainwright and Avril Candler for their stars.

Many thanks to Colin Southgate, to our visitors for joining us and to everyone from Harrow who came along to support us.

Now we look forward to the third round in December, hosted by Croxley,  the decider of which club goes forward to the semi-finals early next year.