Photography News Issue 31

Photography News | Issue 31 | absolutephoto.com

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Camera Club of the Year IN ASSOCIATIONWITH

Amazing Canon prizes! The Camera Club of the Year will scoop a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. This brand-new professional quality A2 printer is worth £1199.99. It uses a 12-colour Lucia PRO inkset that includes four blacks for excellent monochrome output. On appropriate media, Lucia PRO inks have impressive lightfast qualities. The Club will also attend an exclusive day with renowned landscape and travel pro photographer David Noton, enjoying a workshop and an illustrated talk.

Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 The fabulous five have finally been decided, so now it’s time for them to fight it out in the Grand Final! After five brilliantly creative

Harpenden (Round 2), Ayr (Round 3), Smethwick (Round 4) and Parkwood (Round 5) whose images you can see below – will soon be informed on how the Grand Final is to be contested, but you’ll be pleased to know it involves another exciting photo challenge, the fruits of which will be displayed on these very pages next month. There have been some amazing prizes on offer from our friends at Canon, and that continues into the Grand Final with the overall winners earning not just the coveted accolade of the Photography News Camera Club of the Year 2015- 16 but also two further brilliant rewards. The overall winning club can look forward to printing images from its very own professional,

Overall winner prize: CANON imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

Overall winner prize: DAVID NOTON exclusive day

rounds, the first stage of Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 has closed. We have to say it’s been a privilege to have been sent so many amazing entries in this year’s competition and the standard was kept tip-top throughout every theme, which made judging both a pleasure and a struggle. As you’ll see below, the great pictures kept coming right up to and into the fifth and final round. But hang on – there’ll be no popping of champagne corks just yet, because for each of the monthly round winners, things are about to heat up. Yes, these clubs have now qualified for the Grand Final of Camera Club of the Year 2015-16. Each of the finalist clubs and societies – Dorchester (Round 1), Round 5: Results We asked for your images illustrating the awesome power of nature. Here are the winning shots... The fifth and final roundwas focused on the formidable power of nature. Quality was high, so much of the judges’ decisions came down to how the club’s talent had interpreted the theme. After much deliberation, the shooters from Parkwood Camera Club came out on top and can look forward to printing their winning shots on a brand-newCanon PIXMA PRO-100S worth £499.99 as well as being entered into next month’s Grand Final. Well done all who entered and especially Parkwood! Top This was the best angle we saw on Newhaven’s ferocious battle with the sea. Middle This windswept tree on the North Downs shows the harsh power of prevailing westerly winds, and the low angle gives its details space in the composition. Bottom This long exposure, a great interpretation of the theme, sees the brooding sky put man’s power in perspective with nature’s.

12‑ink A2 inkjet printer, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 worth £1199.99 – wait your turn and no squabbling now! But there’s also an amazing and highly exclusive David Noton photography experience day to enjoy. Make sure you come back and see who’s been crowned Camera Club of the Year 2015-16. The fifth and final round was focused on the formidable power of nature

The five monthly winners, culminating in Round 5’s winner below, each won a Canon PIXMA PRO-100S worth £499.99. This is a professional quality A3+ printer, featuring an eight colour inkset with excellent lightfast qualities. Its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities means wireless connection is possible so prints can be made from tablets and phones as well as the computer. canon.co.uk Monthlywinners

Apologies Last month, we omitted a few club scores from the results; they’re below. Sorry for the inconvenience caused to all concerned. Dorchester Camera Club 81 Newent &District Camera Club 81 Wisbech&District CameraClub 81 Earl Shilton Camera Club 71 HarlowPhotographic Society It was incorrectly shown that Harlow had qualified for the final when that was not the case.

Parkwood Camera Club produced the best overall mix of images on the theme, though entries were superb throughout.

Scores Parkwood Camera Club

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Harlow Photographic Society 84 Harpenden Photographic Society* 83 Cymru Monochrome 83 Dorchester Camera Club* 83 Newent & District Camera Club 82 Peterborough Photographic Society 82 Smethwick Photographic Society* 82 Wisbech and District Camera Club 81 Tonbridge Camera Club 81 Park Street Camera Club 81 City of London and Cripplegate PS 81 Halstead & District PS 80 West Wickham Photographic Society 79 Dronfield Camera Club 77 Buckingham Camera Club 75

Above The power of Iceland’s 200ft Skógafoss is given scale by the tiny human figures beneath. Below The chaotic, tattered sky at Camber Sands contrasts with the ordered wind turbines below.

*Already qualified for the final

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