Competition Results - DPIC2 2015

The second Digital Projected Image of the season on November 9th had two categories, Open and Portrait. The judge was John Scaife who gave some helpful comments.

Open Result: First Roger Thomas with Horse Training, second Brian Tobin with Jetty, third David Morton with Returning with Catch. Highly Commended were Steve Bailey with Yangtze Gorge, John Bebbington with Hawthorn Autumn Leaves and Fruits and Gillian Birbeck with Sagrada Familia North Aisle.

Portrait Result: First Pauline Watling with The Poacher, second Richard Baker with Beatrice, third Nick Cable with The Blacksmith. Highly commended were Ed Burrows with Amelie, Graeme Darling with Inner Smile and Tony Dunkley with Calvin.

Competition Results - Prints1 2015

The first print competition of the season occurred on October 19 and featured an Open Category; the judge was the very experienced Roger Mallison. Result: First Pauline Watling CPAGB with In Awe of the Bubble Dancer, second Tony Dunkley with The Winning Run, third Magdalena Ward with Vivian. Highly Commended were Richard Baker with Soaring the Sun-Split Clouds, Glynis Dunkley with Sunset Aldeburgh and Pauline Watling CPAGB with Puffin Chase.

Competition Results - DPIC1 2015

The first Digital Competition of the new season on September 28 was an Open category and judge by John Foulkes who did an excellent critique. Result: First Magdalena Ward with Three Generations; second Nick Cable CPAGB with Launch Time; third Gillian Birbeck ARPS with Crocodile Formation. Highly Commended were Nick Cable CPAGB with Lost Soul, Alan Grant DPAGB with Kingfisher with Catch and Magdalena Ward with Balloons.

Round-up of the start of the season

This year has already produced some interesting speakers, starting off with Mike Birbeck FRPS talking about the Disabled Photographers Society, we then had a very humorous talk by Robin Gregory complete with Audio Visual’s to show how he produces a few of his creative images from beginning to end. A highlight of the season so far was Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP BPE5*, a member of Wigan 10 the reigning World Cup Club Photography Champions, who is a master of composite images and loves to experiment! Other speakers have been Ian and Kitty Wright both ARPS, who produced many interesting images at their evening. Also, George Reekie ABPE DPAGB had an excellent evening with his excellent and varied images. Our latest speaker John Tilsley ARPS DPAGB APAGB produced wonderfully printed monochrome images of projects he has done and is currently pursuing, two of which were about World War ll re-enactment and the New Forest Pony Sales.

Disabled Photographers Society

The start of the new season for the Club on September 7 was an interesting talk by Mike Birbeck FRPS assisted by his wife Gillian ARPS about the Disabled Photographers Society, of whom Mike and Gillian have been a member for many years. Mike was their first disabled committee member; he also served as Chairman for ten years and is now their Life President. He explained how the society adapts cameras for use by disabled people. Mike spoke of the many different problems they encountered and how they conquered them. Nowadays, manufacturers produce all types of clamps and products that help the disabled photographer to follow their hobby. The Society also tries to obtain specialist equipment that may help a member fulfil their ambition of taking photographs. They hold an exhibition in Surrey every year and also emulate the Royal Photographic Society distinctions, with one difference; if the holder of a distinction leaves the society they still retain the right to use the distinction unlike the RPS. The Society hold competitions with good prizes and the photographic store Calamut offers large discounts on products. Membership is £10 per year and they are sponsored by The Photography Show and The Gay Photographers.