Photography News 92 Newsletter



Salisbury PC Previously known as Salisbury Camera Club, members voted to change its name to Salisbury Photography Club to reflect its interests in all aspects of photography: from taking and creating images, to developing knowledge and skills. “The club has used Zoom extensively to keep members in contact in difficult times, and will continue to do so, inviting more prestigious speakers to talk in wide-ranging genres,” says chairman Richard Ramsey. He continues: “As keen photographers, our competitions keep us up to speed, and this season our aim is to take time to discuss and critique images as a group – in addition to judging. A more holistic approach is key to everyone feeling they have a say, and the judges have embraced this philosophy. “Inclusivity is an essential element in our forward thinking, to share ideas that members have and incorporate valuable experience and technical know-how that will empower progress.” The club has a new website, and visitors can flick through to explore updated information, advice, tips, news and events.

UNDERWATERWORLD Cat Briggs won first place in the Open category and the Dennis Andres Trophy for her image Exploring the Thistlegorm Wreck

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Former Royal Photographic Society president, Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS, was invited to judge the individual prints and print panels, and chose the following for top awards. In the Open category, first place and the Dennis Andres Trophy went to Cat Briggs for Exploring the ThistlegormWreck. Richard Sheldrake’s Damsels and Dragons scooped first place and the Best Panel Trophy in Advanced. Club president Rob Bonfield said: “After a year when we were unable to hold our annual print exhibition, we were delighted to be able to deliver this year. The Society has weathered the pandemic well, with enthusiastic new members of all abilities complementing the work of more established members – in what is a welcoming and convivial environment. The quality of work produced across the membership in a range of genres has been immensely encouraging.” During the pandemic, the society convened weekly via Zoom, but it’s now looking forward to resuming meetings, subject to government and venue guidance. The new season will see a varied programme of speakers, members’ evenings and competitions.

event showcased the finest work by members, enjoying over 1500 visitors. Images on show included powerful portraits, the beauty of landscapes and the wonder of the natural world.

Throughout August, Woking Photographic Society’s annual exhibition was on show at the National Trust’s picturesque Dapdune Wharf in Guildford, Surrey. With over 150 stunning prints on display, this popular

BROODING Stabled Horse in Evening Light

ON AWING Emperor dragonfly from Richard Sheldrake’s winning panel in the Advanced category

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