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2019 / 20 Cedars Challenge

Last night was the 2019 / 20 Cedars Challenge unfortunately Broughton Astley PS were unable to participate so it was a 3 way battle between our selves, Lutterworth CO-OP PS and Hinckley & District PS. There were 36 prints 12 from each club judges by Graham Walton DPAGB of Arden Photo Group in Solihull. He gave some insightful comments on each image with suggestions in some cases for improvements and in the end we emerged victorious with 198 points. Special mention should go to Julie Holbeche-Maund for her image “Rydal Water” which topped the individual scoring with 20 points Also John Haddon of LCPS for “Sailing III” scoring 19, Paul Wiles of LCPS for “Bumblebee”, Louise Beech for “Kestrel Searching in the Rain” and Steve Pears of ESCC for “Four Men In a Boat” all of which scored 18.   Club Clubs Image Author Image Title ESCC HDPS LCPS       0         ESCC 1 Jules Holbeche-Maund 2 Serenity 17     HDPS 1 Martyn Fisher 3 Jinty Working Hard   16   LCPS 1 John Haddon 4 Tranquil Morning     15 ESCC 2 Steve Pears 6 Four Men In a Boat 18     HDPS 2 John Shilladay 7 First Light   15   LCPS 2 Paul Wiles 8 Bumblebee     18 ESCC 3 Gary Wood 10 Lingmell Gill 17     HDPS 3 Graham Holt 11 What Number was it?   15   LCPS 3 Alan Shean 12 Belton Lake     14 ESCC 4 Ian Waite 14 Harvest Mice 15     HDPS 4 Chris Miller 15 The Tree on...

2019 / 20 Speaker Tim Pile “Have I Got Nudes For you”

Last night we had a talk from Tim Pile ARPS MPAGB EFIAP/p FIPF in which he described his journey from his entry into digital photography to the present day. He explained how and why he came to specialize in photographing the nude and also showed the images he used to gain his MPAGB and Fellowship panels. See his Fellowship panel Or visit his website to see more work Welcome to Tim’s Pile of...

2019 / 20 POTY 1 Results

Last night was the review evening for the POTY 1 Open Themed prints. We tried a slightly new format in the presentation spending more time of the top and bottom images and also showing where supplied the “As Shot” straight from the camera image so you could see how much had been changed / improved / altered by post processing. In 1st spot was Phil Mallin LNPS with his image “Peppers” From his 2nd image “Wood Nymph” From Julie Holbeche-Maund LRPS with “Woodland Warrior” Click for Full Table of Results Click for 2019 / 20 POTY 1...

2019 New Fosse Challenge

Friday the 18th October saw the 2019 New Fosse Challenge Trophy organised by the Fosse Coop Camera Club. It was disappointingly a low turn out with only entries from 8 clubs from across the region. It was judged by Malcolm Sales ARPS ABIPP from near Nottingham he gave some insightful comments but just a pity his scoring didn’t go our way as we only managed to finish in joint 2nd with Fosse Coop Camera Club on 101 points from a possible 120 with Leicester Forest achieving 103 and thus gaining the top spot. Leicester Forest PS 103 1 Earl Shilton CC 101 2 Fosse CCC 101 2 Leicester & Leicestershire PS 100 4 Melton Mowbray PS 100 4 Coalville & DPS 99 6 Sileby PS 99 6 Lutterworth PS 98 8...

2019 / 20 POTY 1

Last night we held the first round of POTY which was an Open print round that saw a record 61 images entered by 31 members that’s over 3/4 of the membership participating. We followed this with a talk / slide show from John Langham on Vivian Maier who spent her working life caring for the children of families in New York and Chicago. What none of them knew is that she also took thousands of photographs that were discovered by chance and published after her death. John explained how her work was discovered and showed examples of the cameras she used in her work. To see more of her images visit the Vivian Maier website   or look out for the documentary film  “Finding Vivian Maier”  or try Vivian Maier, Photographer – YouTube This was followed by tips on improving Black and White...

2019-20 Secretaries Challenge

Last night was the first competition of the season it was Open Print externally judged by Nat Coalson ARPS. It had a high entry of 46 images from 23 members. The winning image was by Phil Mallin. Ivory Flame by  Phil Mallin  Score ( 20 ) Nat held back 8 images from the initial round of scoring. As well as the winning image the others were Rydal Water by Julie Holbeche-Maund Score ( 20 ) Raudisandur by Phil Mallin  Score ( 19 ) Harvest Mice by  Ian Waite  Score ( 19 ) Chan E An Hogwarts Express (Not The Hogwarts Express) by Gary Wood  Score ( 19 ) Alisha by Debbie Lowe Score ( 18 ) The Enforcer by Alan Wardropper Score ( 18 ) Lingmell Gill In Autumn by Gary Wood Score ( 18 ) Fill table of results Image Title Author Score 1 Alisha Debbie Lowe 18 2 Brixham Fireworks Geoff Whitelocks 18 3 Chan E An Hogwarts Express (Not The Hogwarts Express) Gary Wood 19 4 Cornish Beach Steve Bexon 18 5 Dawn In Amritsar Roger Leck 17 6 Grass Peter Lawrance 18 7 Harbour Reflections John Smith 17 8 Harvest Mice Ian Waite 19 9 Hens Fruit Wendy Cook 19 10 Houghton Mill Alan Cook 16 11 Kestrel Squabble Chantal Cooper 18 12 Kite Surfer Steve Pears 17 13 Mam Tor James Botterill 17 14 Moded VW Daniel Wood 16 15 Not So Stealthy Andy Freeman 16 16 Out Of Control Isobel Chesterman 17 17 Raudisandur Phil Mallin 19 18 Ring Tailed Lemur Rob Jones 17 19 Rydal Water Julie Holbeche-Maund 20 20 The Boy...

2019 / 20 Andrzej Jablonski Image Critique

Last night we had an image critique session this was NOT a competition but an introduction on how to critique images in line with our POTY scoring system. It was chaired by Andrzej Jablonski formally of De Montfort University. Who gave some quite insightful comments on the submitted images...

2019 / 20 PG Tips

The 2019 / 20 season has begun and last night we had the 1st speaker evening with Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p of Smethick Photographic Society showing us photos taken by him during 2012-13. He explained how he created his very striking composite images from start to finish. Showing examples in both Digital & Print form. For more inspiration visit his...

Upcoming Events

  1. 2019 / 20 POTY 2 “Graffiti”

    November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. 2019 / 20 Workshop

    November 20 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. 2019 / 20 POTY 2 “Graffiti” Review

    November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm