John Evans Competition, 26 March 2015. The society had the honour of the presence of the Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Teresa Page on Thursday, 26 March 2015 to judge the entries for this years “John Evans Competition”. The Mayor enjoyed the evening with us, and mingled among members for a chat following her judging task and viewing a display of high quality digital images from the Royal Photographic Society. I think fair to say, we all enjoyed a very … Continue reading
Seven club members travelled to Wantage last night to enjoy the Battle with Oxford and Wantage Clubs. As usual, the Prints and Projected Images were of the highest standard, including ours. Some of the Projected Images were absolutely stunning, especially the “nature” images. Once again, Lyn Day’s “Just a Long Day” was awarded twenty points; and we ended the evening in third place with 327 points from a possible 400.
On Thursday, 12 February, 2015 we had the pleasure of hosting Devizes Camera Club and Highworth Camera Club for a “Battle Evening”, (a friendly competition between participating clubs). We enjoyed an exhibition of high quality images, which were judged and critiqued by Sandie Cox, ARPS, CPAGB. Devizes Camera Club gained the highest score of the evening. The images here are “The Artist” by Finola Bromley, “Just A Long Day” by Lyn Day, and “Whole Hazelnuts” by Cathy FitzHerbert.
The results of the first 3 monthly competitions have now been added to the results page. In addition, the following have won our internal competitions so far: Summer Prints : Mike Stanley Summer Digital: Alex Cranswick Monochrome Prints: Nick Pitt (with a 1,2,3 placing, wow!) Monochrome Digital: Alice Rene Bernard Hinton: Lyn Day Portrait Prints: Yulia Todd Portrait Digital: Richard Green Well done to everyone, but please remember its about time I won something!
On our practical evening on Tuesday 2nd December, members enjoyed an evening of experimentation and discovery with all things macro, swopping ideas and techniques. Thanks Paddy for organising a great evening
Earlier this year, Club Members visited the Wyvern Theatre on a number of occasions to photograph the building in action. On the first visit the Theatre was closed, so we were able to photograph the inside of this amazing place, and capture the parts never seen by the public. On subsequent visits, the rehearsal of “Bugsy Malone” was in progress. An exhibiton of their work runs in the lower foyer gallery from Monday 17 to Friday 28 November.
Colin Metherell gave us a great night last night, (Thursday 23rd October). Not only showing that he knew his subject really well, but that he is an excellent photographer as well. Some of the stereo (or 3D) images were stunning. So if you would like to find out more about stereo photography, now you know how easy it is to start, here is the website address for the Stereoscopic Society. www.stereoscopicsociety.org.uk.
The Rules page has been updated following the AGM and if you plan to enter any competitions you need to make yourself familiar with the changes. The biggest change is for digital entries: Club judged competition digital entries must now be submitted 7 days in advance, and ALL digital entries must be submitted via email. We won’t be accepting entries on memory sticks any more, especially on the night, so plan ahead! Let’s make this a bumper year for competitions.
Visiting Clubs We had the pleasure of entertaining members from Calne, Cirencester and Wantage Camera Clubs. Images Images from Wantage Camera Club refused to be viewed, so the battle was a tri-battle! Scoring Calne scored 315, Cirencester scored 331 and Swindon won with 339. The top four images are reproduced here; they scored twenty points each!
A group of Club Members enjoying a chat and discussion on one of our recent Thursday evening “photo-walks”. A great opportunity to socialise and enjoy our hobby.