Penrith & District Camera Club

social photography group for enthusiasts in Penrith & Eden

Competition: PDI no.2, 2018-19, Advanced Class

The second PDI competition of the season, with a set subject of ‘Town or City-scape’, took place on Wednesday 5th December and was judged by Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP of Morton PS.

Top marked entries in the Advanced Class:

Individual member’s scores can be found in the Member’s Section of our website.

Competition: PDI no.2, 2018-19, Intermediate Class

The second PDI competition of the season, with a set subject of ‘Town or City-scape’, took place on Wednesday 5th December and was judged by Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP of Morton PS.

Top marked entries in the Intermediate Class:

Individual member’s scores can be found in the Member’s Section of our website.

Competition: PDI no.2, 2018-19, Club Class

The second PDI competition of the season, with a set subject of ‘Town or City-scape’, took place on Wednesday 5th December and was judged by Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP of Morton PS.

Top marked entries in the Club Class:

Individual member’s scores can be found in the Member’s Section of our website.

 

Distinction Success

Twice a year, in April and November, the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) hold Adjudication days for photographic merit at various locations around the country.  This weekend the awards were held in Pontefract and two members of our Club were successful in gaining PAGB distinctions.

Huge congratulations to Dave Connell who achieved CPAGB.  A small selection of Dave’s images are below and you can see the rest of his ten images on our website.

 

Congratulations also to Jo Knight who achieved DPAGB.  Again, a small selection of Jo’s images are below and you can see the rest of her fifteen images on our website.

We’re hoping to find time at an upcoming Club meeting for Dave and Jo to show their images and talk about how they found the process of preparing for their distinctions.  General information on PAGB distinctions can be found here.

PAGB Masters of Print 2018

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) hold an annual, nationwide photographic competition called Masters of Print.  The competition is open to individual photographers who enter under their own steam, though they must be affiliated to a Club which is a member of the PAGB.  The purpose of the competition is to find photographic prints of the highest quality for a prestigious Print Exhibition, celebrating the best of PAGB Photography for the Year.

Our congratulations go to Jo Knight for being one of only 60 photographers accepted into the Masters of Print 2018.  The Exhibition of accepted works will take place in the RK Burt Gallery in London’s Southbank from Tuesday 4th December to Friday 14th December, with the official opening ceremony on Friday 7th December, though other dates and venues around the country are under discussion for those who can’t get to the Capital.

Evacuee by Jo Knight

Unlike many other competitions which are often won by the same photographers with the same images used over and over again, the Masters of Print seeks out new and emerging talent and works which haven’t previously been shown.  Only one image per photographer is allowed to be selected for the Exhibition.  This gives all Club photographers an equal chance of success, so is well worth an entry!

Western Area Battle 2018

This year’s Western Area Battle was hosted by West Cumbria Photo Group and took place on Saturday 27th October at Distington Community Centre.  The Battle is an annual competition between Penrith, Dumfries, Carlisle, Keswick, Morton, Copeland, West Cumbria and Workington Camera Clubs, who together form the Western Area of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation.  Six mounted prints and six projected digital images were submitted by each club and had to include a minimum of 1 Landscape, 1 Portrait, 1 Creative and I Nature.

The event commenced at 2.30pm when we were honoured with a talk by Elena McTighe, FPSA, MPSA, President of the Photographic Society of America who showed us wildlife images taken in Florida, followed by the presentation of PSA awards obtained by photographers from our area.  We were then treated to a buffet before the Battle began, with images judged by Elena who started with the PDI section.


Penrith & District’s PDI Entries

Several PDI images from across the Clubs were awarded 20 points and Elena chose a photograph of a flower from Dumfries Camera Club as her overall favourite shot.  After adding all the scores together, the top three Clubs in the PDI category were:

  • 1st: Workington
  • 2nd: Copeland
  • 3rd: Keswick
  • with Penrith coming a respectable 4th just 1 point behind.


Penrith & District’s Print Entries

In the print section again Elena awarded more than one top mark of 20 points, including to our very own Les Ayres, and her overall favourite image of a Fox in snow was taken by a member of Keswick Camera Club.  After adding all the scores together, the top three Clubs in the Print category were:

  • 1st: Keswick
  • 2nd: Penrith
  • 3rd: Carlisle


Scores for both sections were then added together and the final result of the Battle was:

  • Winner: Keswick (212 points)
  • Runner-up: Penrith (207 points – our best result for some considerable time!)

Individual scores for each of our Club’s entries are available on the Inter-Club Competition Results page in the Member’s section of our website.

Competition: PDI 1 2018/19 Advanced Class

Wednesday 10th October: PDI competition no.1 – the first digital image competition of the season was judged by Mavis McCormack ARPS of Hexham PS.

Top marked entries in the Advanced Class.