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2018 / 19 MCPF Award

Phil Mallin collected his award medal on Wednesday night from The Midland Counties Photographic Federation for his image “Vestrahorn” that he entered into this years Midphot Projected Image...

2018/19 Speaker: “The Journey to Platinum”

Last night we had a presentation by Malcolm Cook EFIAP of Leicester Forest Photographic Society. It was originally to be “The Journey to Platinum” the story of his journey to achieve platinum status having successfully achieved 1500 acceptances, 138 awards and some 11 gold medals worldwide. But having given this talk a number of times he decided instead to give us his new talk “Endless Skies”. The presentation consisted of a good mix of final images plus some showing the work involved in their creation and finished with a live demonstration where he showed some of the techniques he had...

2019 / 20 Competition Calendar

The 2019 / 20 Competition Calendar has just about been finalised Date Meeting Type Title Speaker/Judge Submission Date October 2 Print Competition Secretary’s Challenge Nat Coalson LRPS Sep-18 October 16 Print Competition POTY Round1 Open Peer review Oct-02 November 20 PDI Competition POTY Round 2 “Graffiti” Nov-06 December 11 Print Competition POTY Round 3 Open Mono Nov-24 January 15 Print Competition Trevor Wain UK Landscape Chris Baldwin Dec-18 February 5 PDI Competition POTY Round 4 “Industry” Jan-22 March 4 Print Competition POTY Round 5 “Nature” Feb-19 March 18 PDI Competition POTY Round 6 “Winter” Mar-04 April 22 Print Competition POTY Round 7  “Street” Apr-01 May 13 Print Competition IOTY Peter Gennard Apr-29 Note there may be some minor tweaking of theme definitions but it will only be...

2018 / 19 POTY 5 Rivers & Canals

Tonight we had the review of the prints from the 5th round of POTY that was themed Rivers & Canals James Botterill finished in top spot with his image “Three Shires Head” which scored 23.04 In joint second scoring 22.92 were John Denny with “Fairy Glen” and Gary Wood with “Lingmell Gill” Click for full table of results for 2018 / 19 POTY 5 Rivers & Canals Click for standings after 2018 / 19 POTY 5 Rivers & Canals Click for 2018 / 19 POTY 5 Rivers & Canals Gallery...

2019 Fosse CO-OP Intercities PDI Trophy

Last Saturday saw the annual Fosse CO-OP Intercities PDI Trophy. This is a 4 image projected competition which this year had entries from 16 clubs across the midlands and was judged by Peter Yeo FRPS DPAGB APAGB. Comments from the judge was that the overall level of the entries was high as can be seen in the number of high scoring images. But in the end ESCC emerged in 1st place all be it a joint first with Leicester Forest PS scoring 75 from a possible 80. From the 4 entries Jules Holbeche-Maund received the Gold Medal For her image “White Feathered Goddess” Ian Waite also achieved a highly commended for his image “The Scamp” Both these images scored the top mark of 20. The other images were “Vestrahorn” by Phil Mallin scoring 18 and “Swooping falcon” by Peter Lawrance scoring 17. Full results...

2019 Midphot

Well done to Jules & Phil who entered the Open Projected round of MCPF 2018 Midphot competition with Phil receiving an MCPF medal for his image “Vestrahorn” and has a further two images accepted whilst Jules also had 2 images “Miss Red” & Autumn Fashion accepted Open Projected Image (acceptance mark 12) Phil“Alum Creek” scored 12 and was accepted “Porlock Weir” scored 12 and was accepted “Vestrahorn” scored 14 and was accepted “Wongaling Beach” scored 11 Jules “Bear and Books” scored 11“Miss Red” scored 13 and was accepted “Miss Yellow” scored 11“The Arrangement” scored 9“Warrior” scored 10“Sarah” scored 11“Autumn Fashion” scored 12 and was...

2018 / 19 POTY 4 Macro PDI results

Tonight we had the review of the POTY 4 Macro entries. It started with a conversation of what is macro  and the generally accepted idea thats it is when the size of the sensor matches the real size aka 1:1 but as not all members have access to dedicated macro lens, extension tubes etc. close ups were allowed and it was also noted that just using a macro lens didn’t mean that you were doing macro photography as most macro lenses only achieve 1:1 at their closest focusing distance. An analogy of a postage stamp compared to sensor size was given In 1st spot was Ian Waite with his image “Praying Mantis” scoring 23.06 From Steve Pears who finished in both 2nd & 3rd with his images “Peacock Tree Frog” and “Crested Gecko” which scored 23.03 and 23 respectively.   Click For Full table of results Click for current standings Click for...

2019 Interclub v Fosse Co-op Camera Club

Tonight we held the annual interclub against Fosse Co-op Camera Club. Its a 10 print 10 PDI competition and was judged by Dave Tucker EFIAP/b, DPAGB, CPAGB who gave a lot of insightful comments on all the images covering what he liked about each and suggestions on possible improvements. We made full use of technology thanks to Daniel and Ian who sorted a system to allow us to project the judge and cloud based scoring. Earl Shilton once again retained bragging rights emerging victorious with 344 from a possible 400 compared to Fosse who scored 323. Special mention should goto those authors whos images scored top marks Clive Pearson for his image “Flight of a Migrant Hawker” Gary Wood for his image “Chesterton Windmill” and Phil Mallin for his 2 images “Vestrahorn” and “Last man standing” Full table of results are Club Clubs Image Author Image Title FCPS ESCC       0       FCPS 1 Clive Pearson 1 Frosty Morning 17 0 ESCC 2 Julie Holbeche-maund 2 Autumn Fashion 0 16 FCPS 3 Peter Lucas 3 Glencoe 15 0 ESCC 4 Phil Mallin 4 Floral Beauty 0 16 FCPS 5 Linda Phipps 5 Tree Nymph 1 15 0 ESCC 6 Steve Bexon 6 Lower Padley 0 17 FCPS 7 Kelvin Townsend 7 Bridge of sighs ( Cambridge style 15 0 ESCC 8 Alan Wardropper 8 Scary Clown 0 17 FCPS 9 Clive Pearson 9 Flight of a Migrant Hawker 20 0 ESCC 10 Julie Holbeche-maund 10 Light & texture 0 18 FCPS 11 Arthur Beyless 11 Kirby Muxloe Castle 15 0 ESCC 12 Trish Rudin 12 Nutty Squirrel 0...

Upcoming Events

  1. 2018/19 Inter-club: vs. Ashby PS

    March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. 2018/19 POTY 6 – “Patterns & Textures” : PDI

    April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. 2018/19 POTY 6 Review

    April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm