11th October 2017: Top marked entries in the Club Class.
11th October 2017: Top marked entries in the Intermediate Class.
11th October 2017: This competition’s judging was most unusual – but highly enjoyable. Marks were given by the appointed judge – Jo McIntyre MPAGB, but comments on the night were provided by our own John Tillotson ably assisted by Les Ayres and John Williams. This proved to be a constructive evening of enlightened comment and advice, and the club’s thanks go to our “judges”.
Below are the top marked entries in the Advanced Class. Links to the full results are available on the website: competition results
The opening competition of the season was judged on Wednesday 27th September by our own Jane Peet and Dawn Stobbart. From a huge entry these were the top marked entries, the trophy winner was John Tillotson with his rust monster …
18 points Kath Brown Connection
18 Points Stuart Edgar Chain Links
18 points Russell Bulman Ready for action
19 points Fiona Whelan Gimme Shelter
19 points Christine Hurford Anglesey mine abstract
20 points John Tillotson Roland the rust monster
Ullswater Steamers have put on a Dawn Photography Cruise with Mark Littlejohn – Thursday Nov 2nd 2017
“A unique opportunity to join local award winning photographer Mark Littlejohn on-board a private charter at dawn. Capture the dawn through the lens with an expert on hand for advice on how to get the best pictures.”
Ticket price £45 per person includes cruise, a complimentary tea/coffee & croissant on-board, places are limited and must be booked in advance, wear suitable clothing. Please note dogs are not permitted at this event. Cruise departs Glenridding at 6.30am, returning at 9.30am.
by John D Tillotson CPAGB PPSA, P&DCC Secretary
After some requests for information on the panel submission for the Millennium Trophy, here are some details. There will be a more detailed explanation on panels in the meeting on Wednesday 18th October 2017 by Les Ayres, who is to be the judge of the competition.
The panel is to be made up of three unmounted prints – each with a maximum size of A4, either landscape or portrait.
The panel will be judged and assessed as a whole, not as individual prints; as such there should be a single title for the whole triptych of images.
The idea of this panel of prints is to submit a set of images with a common theme, subject, link or story. They should also work together in terms of colour and/or tones and presentation.
One thing to consider might be ‘balance’ – if the left-hand image has a property, perhaps the right-hand one could have the same property – e.g. a dark image, or looking out from the centre of the panel, or landscape format rather than portrait.
As in any other print competition, print quality is important.
The prints should be marked on the back with the usual information – AND with their position WHEN VIEWED FROM THE FRONT (usually ‘left’, ‘centre’ and ‘right’ but can be ‘top’ ‘middle’ and ‘bottom’).
Here are two examples:
Our Summer outings programme is now available here: Summer Programme 2017
Next event is the Steampunk Festival in Morecambe. A Splendid Day Out on Sunday 4th June. Details on the programme – looks like being “splendid” photo-opportunity. Car shares available contact Janet or our Facebook members group
Series 2 of Sky Arts Master of Photography starts on May 25th.
Twelve photographers from across Europe will be selected to compete in a range of tasks to become the next Master of Photography
If you missed Series 1 – you can watch it on catch up. It was the first televised talent contest for photography.
Over eight weeks, 12 amateur and professional photographers from different photographic disciplines travelled to locations across Europe and tackled a series of challenges testing their ability, skill and instinct across a range of styles. Season one’s winner was … [spoiler deleted]
You can watch the season one trailer here: Master of Photography Trailer
and season two here Master of Photography Season 2 Trailer
We had a very interesting and well organised Image of the Year competition for the last Wednesday meeting of the season.
Congratulations our winners – as voted for by members attending on the 12th of April 2017
|Advanced||Mike Hughes||Don’t Look Back|
|Intermediate||Kath Brown||Bodleian Library|
|Club||Russell Bulman||Frosty Sunrise|
|Advanced||PDI||Phil Newport||Baltic Sunset|
|Intermediate||PDI||Linda Farquhar||Strawberry Splash|
|Club||PDI||Dawn Stobbart||Optical Illusion|
The final round of the Advanced Class Print competition of 2016/17. Judging evening was on Wednesday 29th March 2017.
Thanks go to the competition judge – Mavis McCormick, LRPS, of Hexham PS
Congratulations to John Williams on winning this print league.
Top scoring Image Gallery