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Photofolio is a competition for Midlands clubs. This year, due to the pandemic, it was limited to digital images only Naturewin for StaffordPS
THREE CLASSES MADE up this year’s Midlands Photofolio: colour, mono and nature, with 15 entries per club in each class. The big winners were Stafford PS, with its nature photographers coming first out of 44 clubs. Our congratulations go to the following members: Anna Warrington, who received a selectors’ medal for ‘Jay squabble no. 2’ (shown left), and
Joe Banton, who received the MCPF medal for ‘Grass snake on a lake’. The following were highly commended: Tessa Bramall, Steve Banner and Anna Warrington – and these members had their images accepted: Graham Argent, Noel Bennett, Brian Dicks, Barry Greasley and Tony Skidmore. The society meets at the Northfield Centre, Stafford. staffordphotosociety.org.uk
Club chairman, Martin Leech, says: “Earlier this year we had a meeting dedicated to discussing what members would like to see at the club for our next season. After a fairly long discussion and a vote, the overwhelming opinion was that we should keep holding our meetings on Zoom from September 2021 to May 2022 – this will give us another year generating a wider variety of interest in our programme. We also hope to have the opportunity for the occasional meet-up face to face. “Before our new season starts, we are continuing with fortnightly Zoom ‘get-togethers’, on Fridays, starting at 8pm.” Should you wish to join Clacton CC online, or discover more about its programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org clactoncameraclub.co.uk
Chichester CC’s annual exhibition goes online with a record-breaking 60 participating photographers. It comes in three parts, each with some 200 images covering every popular subject area. These include the exhibition judge’s choices in various genres, and examples of work from the season’s competition winners. The exhibition launches on 7 August – go to the Chichester CC website to enjoy it. chichestercameraclub.org.uk Chichester’s online show
Success for Potters Bar PS Potters Bar & District PS has won its second online photo battle during Covid-19 lockdowns. The inter-club Potters Bar Trophy The judge was Peter Prosser APAGB fromHarrow CC, and he delivered a well-observed, constructive critique, giving Potters Bar’s images nothing
(PB Trophy) for projected images took place via Zoom. Four local clubs entered the annual competition, submitting eight images each. The Zoom event was well attended by participating club members, and a wide variety of images were shown throughout the competition.
less than 17 out of a maximum 20. One picture by Graham Coldrick (shown above) achieved the maximum score. The club hopes to return to normal meetings in the Alexander Wilding Suite at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, from 13 September. pottersbarphotosoc.org.uk
Thanet CC The club’s year ended on a high, with a very successful exhibition at the York Street Gallery in Ramsgate. Forty-eight prints were displayed, showcasing a great variety of members’ work.
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The club’s newest member, Chris West, comments: “I only recently joined Thanet CC, but the group has been so friendly. The exhibition was a great experience – and just having the prints in the gallery was exciting for me. To have sold some prints is the icing on the cake, and has been a great confidence booster for my work.” isleofthanetphotographicsociety.co.uk
EYES DOWN Gallery owner, Mike Samson, and club chairman, Laura Drury, at the show
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