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Noar Hill Nature workshop 5 June 2018

Seven members went to Noar Hill on a cool overcast morning. Insects were scarce, flowers were abundant but difficult to photograph in the wind. We had a most enjoyable morning, learnt a few things and had lunch at the Selbourne Arms.

Bird Photography Workshop

The Hants Ornithological Society is organising a Bird Photography Workshop which will be given by 3 wildlife professions on 28 July at Littleton near Winchester.  Limit is 45 places.  There will be an indoor tutorial session 10-13h, followed by outdoor practical sessions.

Price to non-members is £52 which includes the annual subscription of £12. Full details at http://www.hos.org.uk/home/walks-events/birding-basics/

The cost of an equivalent commercial course is in the range £120-150 so if you are interested book soon.

Send bookings to keithbetton@hotmail.com

SPA Interclub PDI championship 2018

The SPA inter-club PDI competition was held on the 12th of May. We did not do very well, coming 14th out of 19 in nature and 22 out of 27 in the open class. Judges that visit us always comment on the high standard of our photography and yet when we enter SPA or PAGB competitions we do not do well.

The winners can be viewed at  http://surreypa.org.uk/?page_id=2177.  Unfortunately we do not have a winning image.

I have now received the results of our individual entries –

SPA BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2018

SPA BIENNIAL EXHIBITION of Prints and Projected Digital Images

(The Exhibition has been accorded PAGB patronage) 

GUILDFORD HOUSE GALLERY

155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ

07 April 2018—28 April 2018

Open 10.00 to 16.45 Monday to Saturday

(Gallery not open Sunday)

 

Congratulations to Ludshott members who have gained 18 accepted images in the exhibition. The exhibition is well worth visiting as it shows the best of Surrey’s photography. Our results are below.

SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition Print Colour
John Price ARPS had 1 acceptance
John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB had 3 acceptances with 1 commended

SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition PDI Open
Gordon Rae CPAGB, LRPS had 1 acceptance

SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition Print Nature
John Price ARPS had 2 acceptances with one commended
John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB had 3 acceptances with 2 selectors’ awards

SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition PDI Nature
Gordon Rae CPAGB, LRPS had 3 acceptances
John Price ARPS had 1 acceptance
John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB had 3 acceptances with 1 selectors’ awards
Kathleen Bird LRPS, CPAGB had 1 acceptance

Selectors’ Awards
Nature Print , selector Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP PPSA
Short-eared Owl in Late Afternoon Sun John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB 

Nature Print, selector Gordon Jenkins APAGB
Greenshank with Ragworm  John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB 

PDI Nature, selector Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5*
Fishing at Speed John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB 

Jim Henson Trophy 2018

The third Jim Henson Audio Visual Competition was held on the 5th of March 2018. The judge was Graham Sergeant FRPS , who previewed the 16 entries. Graham commented on each AV, and made helpful remarks on technique and sound as the evening progressed.

Paul Crook LRPS won the trophy with an AV entitled “In Memoriam” a moving piece which used Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Soldier” for the narration.

Other results were –
SECOND: Upholder by Mile Reed CPAGB
THIRD   The Monarch islands by Norman Horsham CPAGB

VERY HIGHLY COMMENDED
Petra Rose Red City by John Baker
Waverley Abbey By David Bird and Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Good bye Upton Park by Paul Crook LRPS

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Llangollen to Montgomerie canal trip by John Wilson
Hunter by Harold Russell
Northern Botswana (For photo harmony) by Jean Hoyle
A Load of Old Bollards by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB

COMMENDED
Flying Machines by Grant Dawkins
Chocs by Harold Russell

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

 

Steve Caplin Day

Steve has agreed to hold a full day seminar for us on
Saturday March 24th 2017 (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 ludshottpc@yahoo.co.uk

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 http://stevecaplin.com  for more details.