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Results of the PAGB GB Cup 2018

We entered two sections of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’s annual PDI competition. This is a UK wide competition and we enter for the experience with no great expectation to win.

The GB Cup for Nature 2018

We came 69th out of 88 Clubs.
Our 10 Highest Scoring Images
1             Black Backed Jackals At Zebra Carcass   Gordon Rae     11
2             Red Kite               John Price                                                                11
3             Nuthatch             John Price                                                                11
4             Wren Near Nest John Price                                                            11
5             Evening Short Eared Owl               John Wichall                      11
6             Cape Ground Squirrel       Kathleen Bird                                   10
7             At The Rut           John Wichall                                                          10
8             Green Veined White         Gordon Rae                                        10
9             Grey Wagtail Motacilla Cinerea   John Wichall                      9
10           An Inquisitive Eagle          Brian Dowdall                                     9
Total      103


The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2018 Open

We came 18th out of 57 clubs, a good result.

Our 10 Highest Scoring Images
1        A Quiet Walk By The Canal            John Dumble                      12
2        Where Is The Coach         John Price                                               12
3        Ownership           John Wichall                                                            12
4        Reflections Of Old Havana            Gordon Rae                          12
5       Where Have All The Young Men Gone   Gordon Rae            11
6       The Up Escalator              Paul Crook                                                  11
7       Sad Times            Brian Marjoram                                                         11
8       Its Raining           John Price                                                                     10
9       Headline              John Price                                                                        9
10     Roof Cleaners    Joan Sims                                                                       9
Total      109


Club dinner 15 March

Here is the new menu for the club dinner which I hope you find more interesting than the last.  I am sorry it is still quite a small selection but their usual menu does not have too many choices on it anyway.
As before your choices and deposits of £10 per head to me as soon as you can please. For those who have already chosen from the previous menu if you could just reselect and let me know by emails that will be fine.
Thank you very much
Brian Thomas

Inter-club AV Evening with Windlesham & Camberley, Ludshott, and Alton CC

This friendly Three-club AV Evening with Windlesham & Camberley,  Alton Camera Club and ourselves is on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 8pm.  It as an opportunity to see  AV work by other clubs and promises to be an entertaining evening. We hosted the previous one in January 2017.

The venue is
St. Paul’s Church Hall (St. Christopher Room),
Crawley Ridge,
GU15 2AD

St. Paul’s Church Hall is immediately adjacent to and shares the car-park with St. Paul’s Church, Camberley.


Guildford Photographic Society Exhibition

Guildford Photographic Society is holding an exhibition of members’ work entitled “Photography Far and Wide” from 8 to 27 January 2018 in the Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH.

The opening  hours are
9.30am – 5:30 pm Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday;
9.30am – 12.30pm  Wednesday;
10.00am – 2.00pm Saturday.

All member’s of SPA Clubs are cordially invited to visit the exhibition. There is no charge for admission.

Parking is available in Leapale Rd car park, which is a 3 minute walk from Guildford Institute. Buses from all of the town’s Park and Ride sites drop off at the Friary Centre, which is approximately five minutes’ walk from Guildford Institute.

If you have any questions about the exhibition please contact Willie Jamieson – Chairman at

Steve Caplin Day

Steve has agreed to hold a full day seminar for us on
Saturday March 24th (10.00 to 4.00pm)
at St Luke’s Church rooms (Timothy room),
Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey. GU26 6LF

Visitors are very welcome.

Steve is a best-selling author, freelance journalist, artist, illustrator and graphic designer, and  is particularly famous for his photomontage work commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world.

In his talk he will show us how to get the most out of technology and how to improve our photographic technique. The talk will be largely interactive and predominately using Photoshop. Steve is a very enthusiastic speaker and the subjects covered will include the use of Camera RAW, Content Aware, Puppet Warp, Perspective, Refine Edge, Blur, layers, 3D, and filters. Also some live photographs will be taken and ‘amended’.

Ticket price £17.50 (LPC members £15.50). To book a ticket please contact

Please note. Tea and coffee will be provided, food can be obtained in the village or bring a packed lunch.

Please see Steve’s website  for more details.

Landscape Exhibition returns to London Waterloo

Thanks to their exhibition hosts, Network Rail, Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition has returned to London Waterloo station for the premier of this year’s exhibition. The exhibition will run from Monday 20 November until Sunday 4 February 2018, is free to visit and will have the same opening times as the station – which must make it one of the most accessible exhibitions in the country. The winning images will then tour to more stations nationwide.

If you are going to London by train allow time to see this prestigious exhibition while you are there.

Headley Down Nature Reserve

25 November 2017

A group of members who live in Headley Down visited this new nature reserve this afternoon.  Angela Jackson, the trust’s chairman, showed us round. The trust  has done impressive work in the 11 months since it began, laying paths, clearing scrub and brambles, and planting wild flowers. They will be putting in benches and play areas to make it attractive to visitors, with wheelchair friendly paths.

We shall be visiting often to photograph progress.

Co-op members can now choose to support Headley Down Nature Reserve as their local project.  Log on to the co-op website.

See their website for more information.

More photos here

Jim Henson Trophy 13 march 2017

On 13 March 2017 the second Jim Henson AV competition took place. The hall was full, and the 17 Audio Visual shows were well received. There was a mixture of documentaries, humorous stories and photo harmony, making an entertaining evening.

Our thanks go to the Judge Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS who commented fully on each sequence.

The trophy went to Brian Marjoram LRPS for his winning entry “Haunted Houses”.

Other results were –
Second: Three Scottish Border Churches
by Norman Horsham CPAGB
Third: The Perfect Husband by Graham Sergeant FRPS

Highly Commended
The View by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Top Gear by Graham Sergeant FRPS
Purple Rain by Roger McCallum

Commended –
The Password by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Cantiga de Santa Maria by Philip Quarry
The Fan Dance by Derek Tanner

Unfortunately Roger McCullam and Graham Sergeant were not present so their photos do not appear.