Club News

A bit of an unusual night for us, running a competion via Zoom, but it was nice to finally get together albeit virtually. The first competition of the 2020-2021 club year, and the theme was "Open". There were 62 digital images to be judged, and obviously due to being virtual, there were no printed images. The club welcomed back Keith Barber FIScT LRPS CPAGB, President of Swinton & District Photographic Society to judge the images remotely. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition. 

 

The winners and placings were as follows:-

 

Projected Digital Images Competition

 

1st Place - “Cuillins With Fairy Pools” by Peter Thirsk
2nd Place - “Let Me Out” by Christine Beedham
3rd Place - “Firework Party” by Andy Gilbert
4th Place - “Meteorite” by David Mellor
Equal 5th Place - “European Eagle Owl” by Miles Turnbull
Equal 5th Place - “St Peter's Basilica” by Richard Connolly

 

Commended - Roy Page twice for "Peaky Blinder" and "Abbey Steps, Whitby", Andy Gilbert twice for "Reflection" and Fiddlers Ferry", Alan Kite for "Heron", Christine Beedham for "Lilac", Steve Callan for "Peony", Miles Turnbull for "Portrait Of A Monkey", John Kemp for "Tow Mator" and Adrian Battersby for "Mist On Windermere".

 

Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part.

To alleviate the boredom whilst the Camera Club is unable to meet, lets have some March Madness - The Best of The Best Competition. This will be straight knockout competition between the last 32 competition winning images, with the two halves of the bracket being split into prints and digital, so the final will be a face off between the best print and best digital image.

 

This is JUST FOR FUN!!

 

Each poll will last 7 days, and a new poll will be issued daily on schedule, so after 7 days the results of each face off will start to roll in and I will schedule them up so I can just continue straight into round 2 whilst the remainder of round 1 plays out.

 

There will be a total of 31 face offs, so this will take about 5 weeks to conclude. Hope you all enjoy it, good luck, and stay safe!

 

Check out the Club's Facebook page for the daily votes. Remember to like and follow the page so that you see polls as they are released. The full size images will be viewable in the comments section so check them out before you cast your vote. If you vote for the wrong image, just click on it again to undo your vote, and then re-cast it.

 

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all club meetings are currently suspended. We have adapted the programme slightly with prospective alterations to dates, but of course the situation evolves daily, and further changes may be necessary.

 

As it stands our programme is adapted to resume on 4th May, but as days move on this looks increasingly unlikely. We will of course keep people updated via the website, public Facebook page, private Facebook group, and newsletter.

The club held its Annual General Meeting on Monday 24th February. The main news of the eveningwas the announcement of the WDCC Photographer Of The Year 2019-2020, Andy Gilbert. This is the third time Andy has won the accolade, the last time being the 2016-2017 club year. Also awarded was Jeff Williams who received the Alan Dean Award for the Most Improved Photographer. Congratulations to Andy and Jeff - the full standings are on the relevant menu above.

 

Another key item for last night was the restructure of the committee. Chairman Dave Edwardson stood down after 4 years of great service, for which we thank him wholeheartedly, and Sean Constable also stood down as Treasurer, again after a number of years of great service where our financial reports have been really professionalised. After a reshuffle, and a new committee member being appointed, the current committee is as follows

 

Interim Chairman - Alan Dean

Treasurer / Competitions Secretary - Ian Sprott

Club Secretary - Christine Beedham

Publicity / Members Secretary - Helen Greenwood

Programme Secretary - Bernard Booth

Equipment Secretary - Kelvin Norton

Webmaster - Lawry Simm

 

Please Note: We are still seeking a new Chairperson. We will keep asking at every meeting... Alan has kindly stepped in as a "caretaker manager" to ensure that the could could still run, as without a Chairperson we would have to dissolve the club. If you are interested in taking over the role, or want to joint the committee in a general support role, please speak to any committee member at any meeting.

 

The outline programme for the coming year was also announced, this will be uploaded into the website in the coming days. The minutes of the AGM will be reviewed at the next committee meeting and distributed in due course.

This week the club held the fourth and final competition of the 2019-2020 club year, and the theme was "Shallow Depth Of Field”. There were 9 prints and 40 digital images to be judged. The club welcomed Keith Barber FIScT LRPS CPAGB, President of Swinton & District Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition which will be announced at the AGM in 2 weeks time. 

 

The winners and placings were as follows:-

This week the club held the third competition of the 2019-2020 club year, and the theme was "Still Life”. There were 7 prints and 24 digital images to be judged. The club tried something different this time, and the images were judged by a panel of three club members who had not entered the competition (Helen Greenwood, David Mellor and Lawry Simm). As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

 

The winners and placings were as follows:-

 This week the club held the second competition of the 2019-2020 club year, and the theme was "Red, White & Blue”. There were 9 prints and 30 digital images to be judged. The club welcomed Bill Preston ARPS, DPAGB, BPE5* of Ellesmere Port Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

This week the club held the first competition of the 2019-2020 club year, and the theme as ever was "Open”. The club welcomed Brian Dunseath ARPS to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

This week the club held the fourth and final competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Autumn”. There were 24 prints and 40 digital images to be judged. The club welcomed Keith Barber FIScT LRPS, President of Swinton & District Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition which will be announced at the AGM in 4 weeks time. 

The winners and placings were as follows:-

This week the club held the third competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Glass". There were 15 prints and 35 digital images to be judged. The club welcomed Ove Alexander from Stockport Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

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