Club News

TWO CLUB BATTLES – TWO SUCCESSES!

 

 

This week Ware took part in two Club Battles.

 

On Monday 6th February we visited Stevenage Photographic Society to defend the Alta Image

 

Trophy. The competition is in two parts with prints and projected images.

 

After the first half, Ware were well ahead in the scores and this continued in the second with

 

ware running out winners by some margin.

 

Commiserations to Stevenage and thanks to the Judge, Peter Prosser, who was extremely

 

complementary about our work.

 

 

On Tuesday evening we travelled to Harpenden Photographic Society for the annual “Border

 

Skirmish”.

 

This competition only started two years ago and was all square with Harpenden winning the

 

first year by one point and Ware last year also by one point.

 

We were aware that Harpenden produce some great work and knew that only our best would

 

suffice.

 

 

The Judge was Dave Hipperson from Park Street who announced at the beginning that he

 

would be giving a spread of marks between 13 and 20 to try and ensure that there was a clear

 

winner.

 

The first half comprised 8 mono and 8 colour prints from each Club. As we suspected the

 

entries by Harpenden were of a very high standard and were surprised and delighted to be

 

leading them by a margin of some 8 points by the end of that half.

 

In the second half each Club projected 16 images each and Harpenden began to claw back

 

the points they had lost in the first half.

 

At the final count and despite the Judge’s best intentions, it transpired that we had tied with

 

both Clubs scoring 577 points. and therefore the Rules had to be consulted to find a winner.

 

On the countback Ware had received five 20’s and Harpenden three, so Ware were declared

 

the winners.

 

Our thanks once again to the Judge for making the evening so enjoyable. Also congratulations

 

 

to Sue Jackson from Ware whose colour print “Murphys tree” was awarded the best colour

 

print and Sue McDowall who came second with her projected image “Winter sunrise”.

 

 

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2018 EAF Annual Exhibition of Prints & Projected Images

 

The EAF extends an invitation to all Society members to enter the 2018 exhibition.

 

You may enter a maximum of 3 mono prints, 3 colour prints and 4 projected digital images. The same

 

or similar image must not be submitted in more than one section. Prints and projected digital images

 

must not be more than 4 years old(This does not refer to the date the image was captured). here is an

 

entry fee of 60p per image. The set of Rules & Guidelines are on the EAF website. However, please

 

note rule 8-8b - all print entries must be accompanied by a CD containing their respective digital files.

 

If you are unsure about anything please have a word with Bob Norris. All entries must be with Bob by

 

Wednesday 14 March.  Judging takes place on 7 & 8 April. The accepted images will be displayed at

 

Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Winfield, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5RA from 5-20 May with the official opening

 

at 2.00pm on Saturday 5 May. See poster on the Notice Board for further details.

 

 

Photo Opportunity!

 

Richmond Coaches are running a trip to the Black Country Living Museum on Thursday 5 April.

 

Black Country folk changed the world, and in the streets of the canal side village, on the tramway and

 

in the streets of the canal side village, on the tramway and dow the underground mine. Over 50

 

authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed, with costumed characters.

 

Cost £37.50 Adult. £36 Seniors. Coach leaves Royston Bus Station where you can park your car.

 

Book direct with Richmond Coaches 01763 848226.

 

 

 

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Hello everybody

 
Colin Westgate and I are circulating the Quest Photography 2018 workshop programme again, see attachment, and would be very grateful if you could share it with your members. We have added some new workshops which your club members might find interesting. 
 
I’d like to highlight in particular Minimalist Modern Architecture Photography which will have workshops in both London and Rotterdam, and will cover not only how to take dramatic architectural images, but will also show attendees how to master monochrome post-processing & the use of luminosity masks to create truly sublime black & white photographs. Attendees are welcome to come to either the London or the Rotterdam workshop, and there is a discount if they would like to come to both. There are 4 spaces left on the London workshop (some images attached below). In addition we have a super tour to Yosemite which will take in all of the classic locations made famous by Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell, a photographic bucket list favourite if ever there was one!
 
Kind regards
 
Tom Peck
 
 

 

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