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Annual Exhibition inHailsham
Long service recognised by Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Clubmembers honoured by PAGB
him for everything he’s done for us and we can think of no better way than the award of APAGB.” Former Potters Bar member and chairman of the PAGB Awards Committee, Christine Langford presented the award to a surprised Graham, who said he’ll “treasure the moment”. Farnborough member and ex- secretary, Clifford Derricutt received his award from PAGB president, Leo Rich, who praised Clifford’s dedicated service to the club as well as the SCPF and PAGB. As well as his dedicated service, the award acknowledges his support of the club since joining in 1985 and the encouragement he’s given other photographers.
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain has awarded two club members Associateships for their photographic services: Potters Bar & District Photographic Society’s Graham Caldrick and Farnborough Camera Club’s Clifford Derricutt. Potters Bar member and ex- president, Graham Caldrick was awarded his Associateship in recognition of sustained support of the society and wider photographic organisations for over 40 years. Announcing the award, the society’s president, Helen Frost said: “Potters Bar andDistrict Photographic Society would not be the club it is today without Graham. We’d like to thank
Yellow House, Iceland by Pat Broad ARPS AFIAP.
From Monday 15 to Saturday 20 June, Hailsham Photographic Society’s annual exhibition is on show at Hailsham’s Charles Hunt Centre. The exhibition will comprise 140 prints in both colour and black & white. It’s open 10am to 4pm and entry is free. Refreshments will be available and car parking nearby is free. Visitors can vote for their favourite photograph and enter a picture raffle with the opportunity to win their favourite print. A selection of prints and cards will also be on sale.
π To find out more about Potters Bar & District Photographic Society, go to www.pottersbarphotosoc.org.uk. π To find out more about Farnborough Camera Club, go to farnboroughcameraclub.org.
π To find out more about the exhibition, go to www.hailshamphotographicsociety.co.uk.
Worcester’s Swan Theatre is the venue for landscape photographer David Ward’s presentation Colour, hosted by Beacon Camera Club. Acutely aware of the importance of colour, David Ward will examine the wonders of colour, uncovering many of its secrets and discussing how our perception of colour is influenced by biology. He will also look at many aspects of colour within photography, such balancing hues and working with contrasts, and show many of his images, including several not seen in public before. The talk starts at 7.30pm on Friday 19 June, and tickets cost £15; available from the theatre box office. DavidWard Landscape photographer discusses colour and our perception of it Beacon welcomes
SALONOPEN The fourth South Devon Salon of International Photography is now open for entry. The three categories are Open, Creative and Nature, with 11 gold medals available across the categories, as well as silvers and ribbons. Full details for submission, which is online only, can be found on Newton Abbot Photographic Club’s website. Entry closes on 19 July 2015. www.newtonabbot- photoclub.org.uk.
Free judging software Most camera clubs run competitions and many use software to help with the judging. For clubs who don’t yet have a software or would like to try a new one, here’s a free one to consider. Written by PN reader Mark Kemp, Pictures is Windows only. It’s essentially a slide-show software with features dedicated to competitions. It can keep scores, retain a shortlist, randomise playback to ensure fairness, work on two screens and run inter- club battles. It’s free to download the software and the instruction manual from the website.
Bergs by David Ward.
π To find out more about Beacon Camera Club, go to www.beaconcameraclub.co.uk.
π To find out more about Pictures, go to www.cameraclubsoftware.net.
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