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2018 / 19 Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition

Last night saw the 2018 / 19 Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition. This is an externally judged print competition with the theme of UK Landscapes. There were 49 entries and it was Judged by Nat Coalson ARPS. Nat gave a master class how to analyse an image and described what was good and bad with each of the entries. He included plenty of advice and tips on how they could each be altered / improved. The evening ended with 3 images scoring the maximum but James Botterills image “Combesgate Beach” was selected as the Judges winner with the comment “there isn’t much that could be improved on this” From Phil Mallins “Last Man Standing” And Julie Holbeche-Maund with “Porlock Weir” Results Author Image Score   James Botterill Combesgate Beach 20 1st Phil Mallin Last Man Standing 20 Highly Commended Julie Holbech-Maund Porlock Weir 20 Highly Commended Phil Mallin After the Harvest 19 Commended Steve Bexon Parkhouse And Chrome From Hitter Hill 19 Commended Steve pears Canna 19 Commended Steve Bexon Hen Cloud From The Roaches 19 Commended Dave Carter Bolderwood New Forest 18   Chantal Cooper Cementworks Hope Valley 18   Trish Rudin Crummock Water Reflection 18   Julie Holbech-Maund Snowhill Lavender 18   Steve pears Steephill Cove 18   Rob Jones Stourhead 18   Ian Waite Tarn Howes 18   Geoff Whitelocks The View From Rhos On Sea 18   James Botterill Crow Point Wreak 18   Geoff Whitelocks Morning Scottish Sun 18   John Denny Normanton 18   Robin Astle Sheep Country 18   Gary Wood The Crowns 18   Trish Rudin Wrynose Pass 18   Steve...

2018 / 19 POTY 3 Monochrome Print Results

In first place “White Feathered Goddess” by Julie Holbeche-Maund Lrps with 23.82 2nd “Wensley falls” Phil Mallin 23.00 3rd “Duckpool” Gary Wood with 22.55 Full Table of Results 2018 / 19 POTY 3 Standing after POTY3 2018 / 19 POTY 3 Gallery  ...

2018/19 POTY 3: Open Monochrome

Last night was the POTY 3: “Open Monochrome”: 3rd round of POTY. It was an Open Themed print competition but the prints had to be monochrome. Usual print rules and peer voting applied and 33 members voted on the 58 submitted images. The voting was followed by a presentation from one of our new members James Botterill entitled  “The confession’s of a virgin Wedding Photographer.” during which James explained the importance of preparation and planning in this case in relation to his first ever attempt at wedding photography for his Cousin (so no pressure). Weddings are probably the single most planned event in a persons life with the planning starting months in advance if not years but on the day the only fixed point in time is when the bride arrives at the church, registry office, ceremony what ever but who often is late. The rest of the day sort of follows a pattern but is quite fluid in when and what happens. He described how he undertook both physical and virtual web research, looked at other peoples images for ideas, locations near the wedding venue and the realisation that the presentation of the final images needed to have a common look and feel to them. How when he went to the actual locations found they weren’t quite as shown but how on the day the previous visit scouting locations paid dividends as events didn’t go to the expected timetable and he end up with just 5 minutes to whisk the bride away to get some images. How he got he bride and groom to practice poses like in the professional images which are actually...

2018/19 “British Landscapes Colour & Mono”

Last night we had a presentation from Bill Allsopp LRPS LBPPA from Leicestershire entitled “British Landscapes Colour & Mono”. During his talk Bill explained the ins and outs of what it takes to be a Landscape Photographer and presented lots of good images to enforce what he was saying. You can see more of Bills work on his web site https://lightiseverything.co.uk/home or you could buy his...

2018 Workshop

The Camera Club (Earl Shilton Camera Club) had its 2nd members workshop last night. Phil and Jules took 4 sets up for macro photography. 2 with continuous lighting and 2 for flash (Nikon and Canon). 40 of the 43 members turned up and everyone took part. There were also Lightroom, Photoshop, and camera techniques sets...

2018 / 19 POTY 2 Birds

Tonight we had the critique for the 2nd round of POTY. This was a themed PDI round with the them being Birds. It attacted 61 images from 32 members and we 38 scoring. The image finishing in 1st place with a score of 25.41 was “Swooping Falcon” by Peter Lawrance 2nd “Male Barn Owl” by Ian Waite with 22.41 And 3rd “Herring Gull In Flight” by Gary Wood with 22.22 Click for Full Table of Results 2018 / 19 POTY Table  Click to View Gallery...

2018 Lighting Workshop

Tonight we had a one light Lighting Workshop hosted by Jules and ably assisted by her lighting technician Phil. It was held at The Frame Game so thanks to Jo Pettigrew for allowing us to use her space and to our model for the evening Georgia  The Workshop The...

2018 Cedars Challenge

  Tonight saw the annual Cedar Challenge 4 way 12 print battle interclub Competition at ESCC between ESCC, Hinckley & District PS, Broughton Astley PS & Lutterworth Co-op PS it was judged by Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p of Smethwick PS. There was a good turn out from all four clubs which made for a very pleasant evening with ESCC eventually emerging victorious retaining the shield for another year with 195. Special mention should go to M.Fisher from HDPS for his image “Wagon Train“,  John Haddon from LCPS for his image “Brown Argus on Marjoram” and Phil Mallin from ESCC with his image “Vestrahorn” all of which scored 20. Club Clubs Image Author Image Title BAPS ESCC HDPS LCPS       0           BAPS 1 Polly Hall 1 Avarice 13       ESCC 1 Steve Bexon 2 Sunset Over Gull Rock   16     HDPS 1 D.Gallimore 3 Rutting Stag     12   LCPS 1 Dave Hunter 4 Pasque Seed Heads       17 BAPS 2 Karen Colson 5 Did They Leave Anything For Me 12       ESCC 2 Chantal Cooper 6 Long Tailed Tit   18     HDPS 2 J.Shilladay 7 Cannock Chase     17   LCPS 2 Mike Vernon 8 Clockwork Orange       15 BAPS 3 Polly Hall 9 The Night Feed 16       ESCC 3 John Smith 10 Light & Shadow   14     HDPS 3 M.Fisher 11 Wagon Train     20   LCPS 3 Robert Miller 12 Maltese Window       12 BAPS 4 Stephen Carter 13 Thor...

Upcoming Events

  1. 2018/19 Workshop

    January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. 2018/19 POTY 4 – “Macro”: PDI Handin

    January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. 2018/19 Speaker “Improve Your Picture Taking skills”:

    January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm