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2019 The Grange Photographic Society Exhibition

The members are beginning to stretch out and enter competitions and exhibitions at other clubs. Three have recently entered images into the The Grange Photographic Society Exhibition at Coventry which was judged by Dr. Anne Sutcliffe FRPS, EFIAP, PPSA. Congratulations go to Alan Wardropper who had two images selected one of which was commended. Thoughts Halloween friends (Commended) Julie Holbeche-Maund LRPS had 6 images selected and 1 commended Educating Eeyore In the Attic Pingvellir Iceland Porlock Weir Rydal Blue being Commended Phil Mallin LNPS had 4 selected with “Ivory” receiving a...

Moose Moves On

Moose (Phil) has just received some brilliant news having earned two medals in MCPF competitions this year he has now also gained his LNPS with the National Photographic Society. Well done Moose

2018 / 19 Keynote Speaker & Presentation Evening

  Last night was the sixth and most successful to date Earl Shilton Camera Club Keynote speaker evening. There were over 100 in attendance to see Charlie Waite who is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading Landscape photographers. It was supported by local firm Paper Spectrum who host a stand showing some of their Photographic, Fine Art and Graphic Papers and who provided one of the raffle prizes with others coming from Charlie and the club. Charlies talk was a well balance discussion about what he thinks makes a good landscape image which included the work flow / mental thought process that’s involved in achieving a good image. This was followed by a digital image presentation of some of his work with discussions on what was good about the images and from where he drew his inspiration and finally there was a Q & A session. The follow video is similar to what we saw After the interval we had the presentation evening with Charlie presenting the trophies for the Secretaries Challenge to Ian Waite for “The Scamp” Steve Pears the Neville Jackson  Image of the Year for “Four men in a boat” And the Chairman’s Trophy which this year went to a member Trish Rudin who the committee felt has shown the most improvement in their work since joining the club. James Botterill received the Trevor Wain UK Landscape trophy from Trevor for his image “Combesgate Beach” And Gary Wood was presented with the Wendy Jarvis Memorial Trophy for Photographer of the Year from Wendy’s Grandson Henry....

2018 / 19 Wendy Jarvis Memorial Trophy Photographer of the Year (POTY)

So after 7 rounds Gary wood finished top with 295.11 the full table is     7                   2017/18 Season       2016/17 Season       RANK MEMBER TOTAL AVGE SCORE R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Rounds Entered Rank Compared to 2017/18 season Score Rank Rounds Entered Rank Compared to 2016/17 season Score Rank Rounds Entered MEMBER 1 Gary Wood 295.11 45.34 40.27 44.09 39.65 43.50 38.70 43.55 7 ↑ 13 94.16 14 5 -9 129.38 5 7 Gary Wood 2 Ian Waite 291.57 42.53 43.51 40.12 41.39 40.46 40.04 43.52 7 ↔ 0 130.66 2 7 5 126.89 7 7 Ian Waite 3 Peter Lawrance 290.08 43.00 45.59 40.64 38.61 41.19 40.15 40.90 7 ↓ -2 132.64 1 7 2 135.96 3 7 Peter Lawrance 4 Steve Pears 276.60 37.97 40.57 38.24 46.03 34.93 38.07 40.80 7 ↑ 18 51.88 22 3 NEW       Steve Pears 5 Rob Jones 273.77 39.38 42.46 37.70 36.58 40.19 35.50 41.97 7 ↑ 1 118.64 6 7 4 120.73 10 7 Rob Jones 6 Trish Rudin 270.62 42.19 39.92 40.71 35.81 35.30 35.78 40.93 7 ↑ 26 18.21 27 1 -2 37.65 25 2 Trish Rudin 7 Martin Allen 270.07 41.09 39.86 39.15 38.32 35.54 38.41 37.69 7 ↔ 0 117.06 7 7 8 112.66 15 7 Martin Allen 8 Roger Leck 266.86 44.06 38.05 38.00 37.66 35.00 39.85 34.24 7 ↓ -3 121.36 5 7 9 113.66 14 7 Roger Leck 9 Debbie Lowe 266.83 40.19 39.59 37.48 34.65 40.54 33.44 40.93 7 NEW      ...

2018 / 19 POTY 7 Portraits

So as the season draws to a close last night saw the final critique of POTY for round 7 Portraits “The Scamp” by Ian Waite obviously made a reappearance but was pipped to the post by James Botterill with his image of his dad entitled “Curly” Then in a good 3rd Alan Wardropper with “The Gruesome Twosome” No Title Author Rank Avge 4 Curly James Botterill 1 24.17 38 The Scamp Ian Waite 2 23.28 36 The Grusome Twosome Alan Wardropper 3 23.00 3 Charlie Julie Holbeche-Maund LRPS 4 22.87 16 Strike A Pose Phil Mallin 5 22.80 27 Jade With Gels Julie Holbeche-Maund LRPS 6 22.57 20 You Meant What! Alan Wardropper 7 22.21 15 Poser Gary Wood 8 22.21 1 Alisha Debbie Lowe 9 22.14 31 Queen Of Hearts Graham townsend 10 22.00 18 Vintage Glamour Graham townsend 11 21.83 34 Skye Gary Wood 12 21.34 11 Mia Rob Jones 13 21.28 32 Roxanne Phil Mallin 14 21.23 28 London Fashion Show Model Peter Lawrance 15 21.03 33 Shimla Porter Steve Pears 16 20.97 25 Deep In Thought Trish Rudin 17 20.90 23 Cody Chantal Cooper 18 20.86 8 Kelsey Daniel Wood 19 20.69 22 At The Roman Baths Rob Jones 19 20.69 37 the Maohi Martin Allen 21 20.62 10 Love Chantal Cooper 22 20.34 12 Nancy Ian Waite 23 20.24 5 Father And Daughter Trish Rudin 24 20.03 17 Ted Peter Lawrance 25 19.86 19 Wool Winder Steve Pears 26 19.83 2 Bob The Boatman Robin Astle 27 19.76 26 Hannah Daniel Wood 28 18.93 24 Contemplation Debbie Lowe 29 18.79 30 Portrait Martin Hall...

2018 / 19 Neville Jackson Image of the Year

Last night saw the final competition of the season with the Neville Jackson Image of the Year. This is an externally judged open print competition and had 48 entries. This years judge was  John Lewis LRPS. from Daventry who gave some very insightful comments about the images including discussion of the various compositional elements seen in the images from leadin lines, framing, S or C curves, circles, horizons, hands, eyes, closure, foreground elements and whether these can be blurred or sharp, how they provide an impression of depth and how if they’re a strong element they can detract from the main subject, story elements After the main scoring there were some 14 images held back which is a good indication of overall quality of the entries. Following further deliberations this was reduced to 4 “Kelsey” by Daniel Wood “The Scamp” by Ian Waite These were both finally awarded 19 with the remaining 2 images getting 20 “Franz Josef” by Chantal Cooper “Four men in a boat” by Steve Pears With this image being given the overall win Author Image Score Steve Pears Four Men In A Boat 20 Winner Chantal Cooper Franz Josef 20 Debbie Lowe 92214 Leicester City 19 Julie Holbeche-Maund In The Attic 19 Daniel Wood Kelsey 19 Alan Wardropper The Illusionist 19 Ian Waite The Scamp 19 Debbie Lowe Bradgate Weir At Dusk 19 Peter Lawrance Puppet Master 18 Roger Leck Morning On Calpe Beach 18 Steve Bexon Street Artists Meeting 18 Gary Wood Duckpool 18 Ian Waite Garden Beauty 18 Debbie Lowe Summer Sun On The River Lin 18 Graham townsend Excess Baggage 17 Steve...

Upcoming Events

  1. 2019 / 20 Speaker “East and West and In Between”

    October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. 2019 / 20 POTY 1 “Open Print” Review

    October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. 2019 / 20 Speaker “Have I Got Nudes For you”

    November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm