Photography News 07


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Dustondoes it again! In the recent GB Cup 2014 PAGB Small Clubs Competition, 63 clubs entered and Duston Camera Club came out on top for the second time; they also came first in 2012, out of more than 80 clubs. They started entering the Cup to support the PAGB in 2011 when they came third. “We have 43 members and keep going all through the year,” says chairman Graham Worley LRPS. “We have great respect from visiting speakers and we are always being told what a friendly club we are.”

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Halifax Photographic Society’s first meeting was on 5 May 1914, and to commemorate its centenary this year, the society is holding an exhibition of prints old and new from 26 April until 7 June at the town’s Bankfield Museum. And 3-31 May, they’re hosting the Yorkshire Photographic Union Annual Exhibition and Assembly, with the prints and projected images displayed at Bankfield Museum. Leo Rich ARPS, president of the PAGB, will officially open the Assembly at Square Chapel for the Arts, Halifax on 3 May. On the evening of 3 May at Square Chapel there’s also a prestige lecture by David Ward, one of Britain’s most accomplished photographers, known not only for his beautiful photographs but also his philosophical thinking and writing. Tickets for this lecture cost £10 and are available from Philip Haigh on 01924 522542 or via the society’s website.

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On 2 May, David Noton in Preston at the Greenbank Lecture Theatre, University of Central Lancashire giving his Chasing the Light talk. Tickets cost £10 each. Contact Dave Cope for tickets,, or go to On 27 May, he’s at the Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society, at the Richard Herrod Centre, Nottingham NG4 1RL. The evening starts at 7.30pm. Two chances to see pro landscape photographer, David Noton this May Notonon tour North Cheshire Photographic Society (NCPS) is an expanding club, attracting new members through a varied syllabus. And the club is no stranger to awards either. In fact, this year, NCPS will be one of the clubs representing the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union at the PAGB National PDI and Print competitions. We also enjoyed top 10 placings in both the recent PAGB GB Cup and the PAGB Nature Cup. The club hosts a three-day annual exhibition displaying over 300 prints and PDIs. The exhibition includes the North Cheshire Challenges, which sees over 20 clubs from the North West compete against each other. New clubs are always welcome. Not content with winning awards, NCPS is also keen to expand, try new things and attract new members

NEWS INBRIEF IF YOU’RE QUICK Nature pro David Goldstein is speaking at Bracknell Camera Club, Thursday 24 April, 7.30pm. The venue is Garth Hill College, Bull Lane, Bracknell and tickets costs £9 each. www.bracknell-camera- AN EVENINGWITH CHRISWESTON Renowned wildlife pro Chris Weston has a presentation at the Earl Shilton Camera Club, Wednesday 21 May. The venue is the Earl Shilton Constitutional Club, Earl Shilton LE9 7GT. The show starts at 7.30pm and doors open at 7pm. Tickets costs £8 for adults, £5 for under 18s. For enquiries, contact John Smith on johnrsmith987@ or visit the website. www.earlshilton ENTERNOW You have until 2 May to enter the Robin Hood Open Digital Exhibition. There are six categories to choose from: Natural Colour, PhotoRealistic Colour, Creative (Colour and b&w), Nature, Monochrome and Landscape. Prizes include elegant engraved glassware as well as BPE ribbons and PAGB gold medals. The Exhibition is run under the auspices of BPE and has PAGB Patronage.

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The Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) held their annual Inter-Club Digitally Projected Image Competition in February. This hotly contested competition sends two top winners to compete in the main PAGB Inter-Federation Competition. A total of 1100 images, from55 clubs, were entered and judged in salon style by Paul Keene, FRPS MPAGB EFIAP/p, Brian Swinyard, MA ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE3* PPSA and Maureen Toft, EFIAP/p MPAGB MPSA ABPE. After three hours of judging in front of an enthusiastic audience, Dorchester Camera Club emerged victorious by a narrow margin of two points over Bristol Photographic Society, with the Zen Photo Group taking third place. In the individual competition, Janet Haines from Dorchester won the overall prize with her image, The Sirens (above); with the silver medal going to Robin Gregory from Calne Camera Club with an image entitled Eve; third place was awarded to another member of Dorchester Camera Club, Penny Piddock for her underwater image Squid showing chromatophores. Club and individual winners celebrate success at WCPF COMPETITIONWINNERS

NorthCheshire Photo Society CLUB SPOTLIGHT Each month we focus on a camera club. If you want your club featured, write 200 words about your club and why it’s going places, then send the word document and up to five JPEG images frommembers to

We offer members mentoring to help and encourage them to further develop and enjoy their photography, all in a relaxed and social atmosphere. We meet in Poynton every Tuesday evening from September through to May and guests are always made welcome. The club continues to expand its activities, such as developing a new programme of monthly trips. Our syllabus includes some keenly fought externally judged competitions, and our website features galleries, a blog and a Twitter feed keeps members up to date.

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We welcome any aspect of club news. It could be a member’s individual success or it might be a great club shoot, maybe the club won a regional contest, has a special anniversary or exhibition coming up, or a big speaker due and you simply want to sell more tickets.

Whatever it is, if you want any items considered for Club News email them to before the deadline, 5 May.


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