Photography News Issue 32

Photography News | Issue 32 |


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Camera club news If your club has any news that you want to share with the rest of 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

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Deadline for the next issue: 26May 2016

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Butterworth to Beacon Landscape Photographer of the Year winner to give this year’s annual lecture

News in brief

Heswall exhibition If you’re quick, you can still see Heswall Photographic Society’s annual exhibition. It’s at Ness Botanic Gardens, west of Chester, from 11 to 16 May. Entrance is free. Tyndale exhibition Featuring around 200 prints and a slide show of PDIs, Tyndale Photography Club’s exhibition is at Dursley’s Methodist Church on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June. Refreshments will be available. Issue 33 The next issue of Photography News will be out from 6 June.

Earlier this decade, Beacon Camera Club decided to launch the Annual Beacon Lecture as part of its efforts to expand the club’s activities. So far the likes of landscape photographers David Ward and Joe Cornish, and wildlife shooter Laurie Campbell have graced the stage at Worcester’s Swan Theatre to give the lecture, and this year the theatre and club are welcoming landscape aficionado Simon Butterworth. With a background in classical music, Simon returned to his native Scotland where he discovered his love of photography. He now divides his time between playing

the clarinet professionally and pursuing his photographic work. Recent photo trips have taken him to India, Australia, China and various European countries. He won the coveted title of UK Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2012, and has since added to his prize haul, with the International Photographic Awards and the Sony World Photographic Awards. Simon will give his talk at the Swan Theatre on Friday 17 June. Tickets cost £15 and are available from the theatre box office.

Above and left Salt fields, Western Australia and Mumbai by landscape photographer, Simon Butterworth who’s giving the Annual Beacon Lecture.

The annual East Kent Cup competition was won this year by Gateway Camera Club. Organised by John Renton and his team at Canterbury Photographic Society, the competition comprises both prints and PDIs and invites entries fromGateway and Canterbury, plus Deal and District and Folkestone Camera Clubs and the Isle of Thanet Photographic Society. This year it was judged by Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB, who also presented the winning club’s chair with the trophy. Gatewaywins East Kent Cup

The National Exhibition is taking place for the second time. After last year’s highly successful launch, Winchester Photographic Society has announced the second outing of the Exhibition, in association with BPE. The National Exhibition invites submissions of up to four images in four classes: People, Landscapes, Open and Nature. Each entry costs £1.50, with a minimum fee of £6. Entry for the exhibition is already open and closes on 30 June 2016, with the results due in July. Full entry details of this PDI exhibition are on the club’s website. As well as the first, second and third places in each class, there will also be three Judges’ Choices, certificates of merit and a prize for a competitor under the age of 18. Nationwide Winchester goes national for second time Winchester

Above Chess mates by Charles Akerstrom. Left Picked Hill by Peter Orr.

Above With the final PDI event of the season at Park Street Camera Club, Rainbow Collection brought Fiona Gurr league victory.

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