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2017/18 New Competition labels

A new format for the competition label is now available. The top section in BOLD outline is mandatory whilst bottom 2/3rd while not compulsory would if added provide extra information for use at the Image Workshops. To goto download page click...

2017 AGM

Last night was the last meeting of the Earl Shilton Camera Club for the 2016/17 season and was the AGM. We fortunately just made the quorum requirement to enable the AGM to take place. A good evening was had with lots of lively debate on various aspects the minutes were EARL SHILTON CAMERA CLUB AGM Wednesday 31st May @ 7.30 pm.  Earl Shilton Constitutional Club MINUTES ATTENDANDED:  Bret Lawrence (Chairman); Geoff Whitlocks (Vice Chairman); John Smith  (Club Secretary); Ian Waite (Programme Secretary); Gary Wood (Competition Secretary);  Committee Members: Jules Holebeche-Maund and John Langham. MEMBERS:  David Crowson; Allan Francis: Martin Hall, Robin Jones, Phil Malin, Keith Mundy, Paul Steans, Mike Trigg, Dave Varnham, Alan Wardropper, Loz Waterson, Margret Waterson Attendance 22 Apologies: Kevin Poyner, Steve Bexon, Nat Colson, Martin Allen, Roger Leck, Dave Carter. Minutes from the last AGM: These were outlined by John Smith, Club Secretary Matters arising: There were no matters arising and the minutes were adopted and signed by the Chairman and Secretary. Officers Reports: These were presented by each of the club’s officers with their own perspective of the last year. Chairman – Delivered by Brett Lawrence, (see attached) During the delivery of his report, Brett thanked Geoff Whitlocks for all his work on the committee and his contribution to the club.  Geoff leaves the committee because of health reasons and was wished all the best with the gift of a bottle of whiskey. Club Secretary – Delivered by John Smith, (see attached) Programme Secretary – Delivered by Ian Waite, (see attached) Competition Secretary – Presented by Gary Wood in the form of a power point presentation...

2017 Keynote speaker

Last night saw the penultimate meeting of the Earl Shilton Camera Club’s 2016/17 season and was both our Keynote speaker and presentation evening. This was our 4th keynote speaker evening having previously had Chris Weston, Will Cheung and Bill Ward. This years speaker was Damien Lovegrove. Damien Lovegrove is a world renowned portrait photographer and Fujifilm UK ambassador. He has been a TV cameraman, a commercial photographer, a wedding and portrait photographer and now he is a writer, columnist, teacher, motivator and artist.  He went to the BBC at the age of 19 and trained for three years to be a cameraman, going on to train as a Lighting Director, and leaving the BBC in 1998 to become a full time photographer. Considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential contemporary photographers. He is best known for creating portraits that make women look fabulous. Damien Lovegrove’s lighting style is legendary and his picture composition, sublime. He also has the knack of being able to maximise, minimise, enhance and diminish his subject’s attributes as required. A rare skill indeed. “I’m inspired by beauty and as I have matured as a photographer I’ve learned to see beauty in just about everyone and everywhere. It’s not what I look at that matters to me, it is what I see.” “I love people and I suppose women in particular. I love their mannerisms, fashion, style and beauty – www.lovegrovephotography.com Although Damien is best known for his fine portraits, he also has work involving travel and street photography. His talk was entitled “One Light Magic” and Damien took us on a journey through a selection of his portraits...

2017 IOTY

Last night was the Neville Jackson Trophy for Image of the Year. It was an open print competition and judged by Bob Moore Hon FRPS, Hon PAGB, MPAGB, FIPF, FBIPP Who gave some quite insightful and helpful comments on each image Phil Mallin was the eventual winner with his image “The Old Break Water” Special mention should also goto Julie Holbeche-Maund for her image “In the Pose” Chantal Cooper for “Save me a bit” And Trevor England for “The Beehive” Which all scored the top mark of 20 Author Image Score Roger Leck Hungry Giraffe 13 John Smith Mevagissey 13 Geoff Whitelocks Old Bridge River Oich 13 Brett Lawrence Old Jail Door 13 Dave Carter The Mill 13 Roger Leck Tired Lion 13 Ian Waite Ashness Bridge 14 Robin Astle Le Temps De Cerises 14 Micheal Dawe Steam Punk Girl 14 Martin Allen The Beast 14 John Smith The Bottle Store 14 Micheal Dawe Finished Shopping 15 Martin Allen Flying High 15 Geoff Whitelocks Getting Ready For Work 15 Trish Ruddin Hope Valley 15 Gary Wood Cwm Idwal Ac Twill Du (Devil’S Kitchen) 16 Steve Bexon Engine Driver 16 Trevor england Lion in the Early Morning 16 Peter Lawrance Port Isaac 16 Rob Jones Stairway To Heaven 16 Alan Wardropper A final look around 17 Rob Jones Cold War Fighter 17 Dave Carter Gladioli 17 Nat Coalson Rovinj 17 Chantal Cooper Sunset At Old John 17 Robin Astle Takeoff 17 Gary Wood WWI Dogfight 17 Peter Lawrance Airborne 18 Nat Coalson Barbershop 18 julie Holbech-Maund Flavoured Gin 18 Ian Waite Red Eyed Tree Frog 18 Trish Rudin Red Squirrel 18...

2016 / 17 POTY 7 Current Standings

The final standings after 7 rounds of POTY for 2016 / 17 see Phil Maintain the 1st position but only just after a valiant showing by Jules in round 7 ESCC – Photographer of the Year 2016/2017                     RANK MEMBER TOTAL AVGE SCORE % R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 1 Phil Mallin 149.7 76.8% 23.2 22.7 21.3 11.9 25.6 22.9 22.1 2 Julie Holbeche-Maund 148.9 76.4% 24.0 23.3 20.7 13.3 21.4 23.0 23.3 3 Peter Lawrance 136.0 69.7% 22.5 21.6 20.0 10.2 20.0 21.7 20.0 4 Nat Coalson 135.6 69.5% 21.2 21.9 21.4 11.6 22.8 15.0 21.7 5 Gary Wood 129.4 66.4% 22.1 21.5 22.6 9.4 19.7 16.3 17.8 6 Robin Astle 128.9 66.1% 21.3 19.5 20.2 10.2 20.4 17.9 19.5 7 Ian Waite 126.9 65.1% 19.6 22.1 18.1 10.5 18.4 18.0 20.2 8 Dave Carter 124.2 63.7% 17.4 17.7 18.4 11.5 21.9 18.6 18.7 9 Micheal Dawe 121.8 62.4% 20.7 21.8 17.5 10.7 19.5 16.6 14.9 10 Rob Jones 120.7 61.9% 19.8 19.9 18.4 11.2 18.4 13.9 19.1 11 Steve Bexon 120.6 61.8% 20.7 21.4 22.5 13.1 19.9 23.0   12 John Smith 118.2 60.6% 18.9 19.4 19.2 8.5 17.0 14.6 20.5 13 Geoff Whitelocks 117.1 60.1% 19.7 19.7 19.1 8.8 14.9 16.7 18.2 14 Roger Leck 113.7 58.3% 18.6 16.8 17.1 8.4 18.7 16.0 18.2 15 Martin Allen 112.7 57.8% 17.3 19.3 16.7 10.5 15.8 16.8 16.3 16 Alan Wardropper 101.2 51.9% 19.5 19.2 14.9 10.7 18.9 18.0   17 David Crowson 100.6 51.6% 18.5 21.4 19.5   20.6 20.6   18 Chantal Cooper 75.7 38.8%...

2016 / 17 POTY 7 Still Life Food and / or Drink

Last night saw the final round of POTY 2016 / 17 and it was going down to the wire with Jules just trailing Phil 125.7 to 127.6 The winner on the evening was Jules with “Jim Beam” From Phil with “Tossed Salad” With Jules again in 3rd with “Flavoured Gin” But was it enough ? Full Table of Results Gallery Final Standings...

Upcoming Events

  1. Meet & Greet

    August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. 2017 MCPF Portfolio

    September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Interactive critique

    September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm