Photography News 15


Camera clubs Tell us your club’s latest news, email: Camera club news If your club has any news that you want to share with the rest of Allow plenty of time. Photography News comes out around the third week of the month. For the next issue, which comes out 15 January, we need words and pictures by 6 January. HOWTO SUBMIT

Write your story on a Word document (400 words maximum) and attach it to an email to In the story please include contact details of the club, exhibition or event – website, meeting time, opening times, whatever is relevant to the story. Images: Yes please, and attach these to the email too. Images should be JPEGs, 2000 pixels on the longest dimension and any colour space. If the story is an exhibition or event, please send a picture from the exhibition (not the publicity poster), the winning image or one of the event. If the picture includes people please identify them on the Word document. Deadline for the next issue: 6 January 2015

the world, this is the page for it. Your story might be about your club’s success in a contest, or a member’s personal achievement; it could be about a group outing you had recently or when the annual exhibition is on show. Any news is eligible for inclusion, so club publicity officers please take note of the submission guidelines and get your stories in

Northallerton Camera Club had a clean sweep at the recent NYSD (North Yorkshire South Durham) Silver Salver and PDI competition. The competition consists of six rounds, with all the clubs participating in every round, in both the print section and the PDIs. This year Northallerton Camera Club won both the PDIs and the print competition. Pauline Pentony from Northallerton CC won the Best Colour Print and the Best PDI. The Silver Salver Individual Print winner was Eric Brooks from Richmond CC, while the Individual PDI winner was Dave Beadle from Guisborough PG and Gallery PG’s Tony Robinson won the Best Mono Print. In other news from Northallerton CC, Richard Cochrane’s Step into my World lecture included images from a recent visit to London, such as the Tower of London poppies display. News from Northallerton

“Blandford Forum Camera Club is part of the Wessex Colour Group and the Stour and Avon Photographic Association (SAPA), and has a committed and diverse membership and committee,” explains Dave Hurley, assistant treasurer at the club. “Our programme secretary works hard to ensure we have a range of events going on throughout the year, with guest speakers, photographic days and social events. Our Points Cup Competitions are held on the first Tuesday of each month (October to May) with both Print and Digital Projected categories. “The regular, monthly club evenings include the Digital Imaging Group – bring your laptop and we will work through problems and techniques; Studio Group – using our own lighting kit we will set up and photograph a range of subjects; and Distinctions Group – working towards RPS and PAGB distinction, which is run as a drop-in session once a month. The club’s Annual Exhibition is held in the town’s Corn Exchange, over a weekend in May, and we include club and open entries. “The club still has a few spaces available for membership so those interested should contact me on 01258 451895 or visit our website” BLANDFORDFORUMCC SPOTLIGHT

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Winning an invite Of the 17 clubs entered, two vie for the honour of lifting the Bedford Invitational trophy

the possible 120, tying with Harpenden Photographic Society. The tiebreaking images from Harpenden and Buckingham were projected, and Colin selected Buckingham’s as the Best Image, which was called Flash Bang Wallop, by Graham Wills. Buckingham Camera Club meets every Wednesday evening 8pm to 10pm at Padbury Village Hall. Membership is open to all.

BuckinghamCamera Club entered the Bedford Invitational Inter-Club competition hosted by St Albans Camera Club. The judge was Colin Harrison, FRPS, FIPF, FBPE, MFIAP, MPAGB, EFIAP/g, PPSA who viewed 102 images: six each from the 17 clubs entered. Colin saw all the images before commenting on each during the second run-through, then scored them as they were shown again. Buckingham scored 111 points out of

ABOVE The Best Image – Flash Bang Wallop by GrahamWills from Buckingham Camera Club.

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Call toorder Clubs join forces to bring order to chaos with landscaper Colin Prior

Colin illustrated his talk with superb photographs and discussed his methods for achieving the best results, summing up this approach as “decoding the natural world”. In this interesting and practical presentation, Colin shared his expertise and knowledge with the audience, and included some stunning images from his new book on the Karakoram project.

Motherwell Photographic Society recently hosted a successful meeting with two neighbouring clubs, Hamilton Camera Club and Strathaven Camera Club, to hear speaker Colin Prior give his talk, Order from Chaos. He specialises in landscapes and has travelled to more than 40 countries, produced books, calendars and featured in a BBC documentary, Colin Prior: Mountain Man .

UNSEASONAL SANTA John Boteler from Oxford PS took this shot in March on an outing with the society’s retired gentlemen’s group as they’re known. “I saw this guy in a Santa hat. I stuck with him and after a while he was on his own and I got my shot. No idea why he had a Santa hat on in March.”

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Photography News | Issue 15

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