Wednesday 27 January 2021

26th January 2021 Competition: Theme - Movement Judge: Guy Davies ARPS, EFIAP, EPSA

Many thanks to Guy for judging our Zoom digital competition tonight - 77 images in all to scrutinise so quite a task!

There are many different interpretations on the theme of 'Movement' and we certainly saw many of those tonight.

Some of our top scoring images can be seen below: 

In Members class:

FLOWING GRASSES by Pam Rutty 20/20

A MOMENT IN TIME by Les Thwaites 20/20

BRIGHTON WHEEL by Les Thwaites 20/20

ENERGY FIELD by Mary Laing 19/20

GOING FOR IT by Daphne Lingwood 19/20

In Members Advanced class:

KNOT TAKE OFF by Robin Orrow 20/20

HANDSTAND 132 by Roy Scrivener 20/20

FLAMES OF LIGHT by Liz Blake 20/20

MILKY WATERS by Kim Scrivener 20/20

OBLIVIOUS by David Turner 20/20


BISON FAMILY ON THE MOVE by Di Jackson 19/20

CHAIN GANG by Nick Akers 19/20

FULL PELT by Geoff Lingwood 19/20

SPIN DRYING by Tony Smith 19/20

TANGERINE SPLASH by Francesca Shearcroft 19/20

THE SPEED MERCHANT by Di Jackson 19/20


Wednesday 13 January 2021

Tuesday 12th January 2021 – "The Art of Composite Photography"

The first meeting of 2021 and we were delighted to welcome Sharon and Robert Prenton-Jones, all the way from N Wales. Thank goodness for Zoom.

As usual the meeting was in two halves, firstly Robert talked about how he created his stunning images. Not just showing the finished result but he included many behind the scenes images. When out and about with the camera he focussed on capturing many apparently random images, knowing he could possibly use them in future composites. He stressed the importance of ensuring the light/shadows in the different images were the same. He concluded by talking us through how he created a modern version of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. 

After the break Sharon talked us through how she created some of her Magical Legends images. Her talk included hints and tips on how to blend images together, how to create mist and again the various layers she used to compose the final images. The inclusion of a practical demo of using Photoshop was much appreciated. Both Sharon and Robert included a slide show in their talks.

The evening was well supported by members who were not disappointed by a very informative and entertaining evening. Thanks to Robert and Sharon.