News 2023-2024

Peoples Cups 22 Feb 2024 Judge Kevin Day
Posted on Fri 23 Feb 2024

There were 24 PDIs and 15 prints entered for this season's Peoples Cups judged by Kevin Day from Stoke Poges. Kevin gave plenty of time to each image and made plenty of constructive comments. 11 images were held back from the PDIs and 7 prints were held back for final consideration. Kevin...

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Open Prints Round 3 15 February 2024 Judge Peter Prosser
Posted on Fri 16 Feb 2024

Although there were only 24 prints entered for this competition this gave Peter plenty of time to comment on each and he was able to offer a number of useful suggestions as to how some of them could be improved. After the initial critiques 12 images were held back before the final...

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'My Last Year's Activity' Andy Sands Feb 8 2024
Posted on Fri 9 Feb 2024

We always know when Andy comes to the club that we will have an entertaining and informative evening and this was no exception. Andy split the evening into sections beginning with birds with some great images ranging from short eared owls in flight to curlews that have started to become an...

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Infrared Photography David Butler Jan 18 2024
Posted on Fri 9 Feb 2024

David very kindly stepped in at short notice to give us a talk on infrared photography.

Most of us have seen infrared images but very few of us have actually taken any. This is because one has to have a camera that has been converted for the purpose.

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PDIs Round 3 Judge Chris Drury St. Albans
Posted on Wed 7 Feb 2024

There were 36 entries for Open PDIs round 3 and Chris held back 13 for a second look. The final outcome was a win for Terry Day with his mono image of a second hand bookshop.

Results:

1st Terry Day Second Hand Bookshop

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Mono Cups Judge Colin Southgate (Harpenden) 25 January 2024
Posted on Mon 29 Jan 2024

Colin Southgate returned to Park Street to judge our Mono PDI and Print competitions. There were 33 PDIs entered and 15 prints. Initially 13 PDIs were held back warranting a second look before being whittled down for the final placings. Jeremy's atmospheric portrait 'Traditional Music' was...

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Competition : Open Prints Round 2 Judge: Michael Lurie of Pinner
Posted on Fri 1 Dec 2023

Twenty eight images were entered for the round 2 open prints competition. Michael Lurie began by congratulating the club on the presentation and in particular the mounting of the prints. He also emphasised that he was looking for a degree of originality. Before the break he gave a fair critique...

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Landscape Cups Rojer Weightman (Stoke Poges)
Posted on Mon 27 Nov 2023

This years Landscape Cup competition was judged by Rojer Weightman who made several useful suggestions about some of the images. A few of them would have been improved by sharper focusing and a few appeared to be oversaturated but this was largely due to the brightness of the projector image...

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Open PDIs Round 2 Judge Amanda Wright (Ealing)
Posted on Tue 14 Nov 2023

A good turn out of members together with a very respectable entry of 46 images made for a good evening. Amanda made some useful and constructive comments on many of the images and held back 18 of them before the break. Eventually 6 were highly commended, 3 were commended and after admitting that...

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Project Discussion Evening Nov 2nd 2023
Posted on Sun 5 Nov 2023

Jeremy gave an introduction as to the different ways that we could think about our projects in terms of not only subject matter but final presentation and ended with a sample project of his own from last season. In order to get us going we each chose at random a magazine from a pile of '...

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