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“Light is Everything”

Last night we had a presentation by Bill Allsopp LRPS LBPPA from Leicestershire entitled “Light is Everything”. This included a PDI presentation that started off looking at the work of the Belgian pictorialist Leonard Missonne and then expanded on his quote “Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most  commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing: light is everything” by showing many different kinds or light and examples of the kinds of images that can be achieved with the eventual outcome that there is no such thing as “Bad Light” you just have to adapt to what your given or wait for something better. For more information and to see examples of Bills work visit his web site

2017/18 Open PDI

Last night we reviewed the PDI images that had been submitted for the 2nd internal competition which had an open them. In first place was Chantal Cooper with her image “Long tail Tit” Followed by Steve Bexon with “Sunset Over Gull Rock” And Ian Waites “Food Fight” Full table of Results...

2017 Cedars Challenge

  We held our annual Cedars Challenge Trophy. It’s is an interclub competition of 12 prints, open themed,between Broughton Astley PS, Hinckley PS, Lutterworth PS & Earl Shilton Camera Club . The 48 images were judged by Hazel Manning ARPS DPAGB BPE3 from Leicester Forest PS who also judged last years competition and again gave some very interesting and constructive comments about each and every image during her critique. It’s good to have a judge who’s comments match their scoring. At the end of the evening however Earl Shilton again emerged victorious with 208 points from Hinckley & District PS who finished in 2nd on 200 from Lutterworth PS who finished in 3rd spot with 196 and 4th Broughton Astley PS with 182.   Special mention should goto following who all scored 20 Dave Hunter for “Silver Weed” and John Haddon for “Mating Dark Green Fritillaries” both of Lutterworth PS, I.Chesterman of Hinckley & District PS for “Common Darter” and finally the Judges favourite “Pingvellir Iceland” by Jules Holbeche-Maund   Author Image Title BAPS ESCC HDPS LCPS   0           Alan Rowe 1 Bass Guitarist 14       Steve Bexon 2 Old Man On Train   18     D.Gallimore 3 Rhino Reflections     17   Tony Mar-Gerrison 4 Across Buttermere       15 Allison Dawes 5 Isabella 16       Gary Wood 6 Dog Fight   16     R.Dallywater 7 Didcot Engine     15   Dave Hunter 8 Silverweed       20 Mike Bates 9 Beez Neez 13       Phil Mallin 10 Old Breakwater   19     G.Holt 11 Tower Bridge     17  ...

“AV Travelogue”

Last night we had a very interesting AV / Print presentation from Frank McGowan of Smethwick PS. Which covered some of his many travels around the world and included many high quality and some very moving images. To see more of his images visit his...

2017/18 Natural Light Portraits

Last week we held the 1st internal competition which was a themed print round for Natural Light Portraits. Last night we had the review evening. The image that finished in 1st place was 1 (32) Old Man On Train – Steve Bexon Scores 12.29 6 15 I 4.08 1 5 C 4 1 5 T 4.21 2 5 Followed by 2 (43) Summer Haze – Phil Mallin Scores 10.96 8 14 I 3.38 1 4 C 3.75 3 5 T 3.83 3 5 Then in joint 3rd 3 (4) At A Glance – Jules Holbeche-Maund Scores 10.92 6 14 I 3.63 1 4 C 3.54 1 5 T 3.75 2 5 3 (25) Young Hot Lips – Mike Dawe Scores 10.92 6 15 I 3.5 1 5 C 3.63 2 5 T 3.79 2 5   What makes a good portrait well there are several things to consider Eyes – If you can see the eyes they give you a connection with the model so these (at least the closest one) need to be in focus and often they seem better if at a slight angle. Background – Needs to be non distracting Colour – Look for natural skin tones Light – avoid bright sun light as this can lead to harsh shadows on face and the eyes being dark 5 (41) From The Depths – Jules Holbeche-Maund Scores 10.83 5 15 I 3.75 1 5 C 3.54 2 5 T 3.54 1 5 6 (1) Alex – Phil Mallin Scores 10.71 5 14 I 3.54 1 5 C 3.63 1 5 T 3.54 1 5 6 (20) Thats...

2017 New Fosse Challenge Trophy

This evening saw the New Fosse Challenge Trophy held by Fosse Coop Camera Club. Its a 6 print open competition which this year had 10 clubs enter and was judged by Adrian Stone. At the end of the evening Earl Shilton managed to retain the trophy having scored 110 from a possible 120 from Sileby PS & Leicester Forest PS who finished in joint 2nd with 106 Our images were Phil Mallin – The Old Breakwater 18 Julie Holbeche-Maund – In the Pose 18 Chantal Cooper – Save me a bit 19 Trevor England – The Hive 16 Nat Coalson – Desert Survivor 20 Phil Mallin – Husfrey Ya 19...

2017 Secretary’s Challenge

On October 4th we held our annual Secretary’s Challenge which was an Open Print Competition judged by David Grounds LRPS. Winner was “Pingvellir Iceland”     by Jules Holbeche-Maund which scored 20 points Highly commended with 19 points were: “Conflict” by John Smith and “Lu Lu” by Phil Mallin. Commended with 18 points were: “Antique Restorer” by Peter Lawrance and “Dog Fight” by Gary Wood. Commended with 17 points were: “Bluebell Wood” by Trish Rudin, “At One With Nature” by Jules Holbeche-Maund”, “Just Looking” by Rob Jones and “Harvest Mouse” by Ian Waite Click For...

Exhibition 2017

On Wednesday September 25th the club held it’s meeting at the Atkins Building where we are currently displaying our annual exhibition. We were able to feature a pop-up studio with our own lights and backdrops and employed the services of Sophie, a professional model that people were queuing up to photograph! We had a good number of visitors who enjoyed the chance to meet members and talk about the club and it’s...

Upcoming Events

  1. 2017 Christmas Evening

    December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    January 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm