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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 

New Rules for Nature

In February 2018 PAGB announced a new set of rules that will apply to images entered in nature / wildlife categories in any completion or exhibition which it organises.  The rules are not dissimilar to those used previously, but they are less restrictive as to what is permitted in post-capture processing and take a less ridged approach to evidence of human activity.  As far as members of Ludshott P. C. are concerned, the rules do not apply to internal competitions, which are all Open, but the club and club members will be required to follow the new rules if entering any PAGB or SPA competition that has a nature / wildlife class.

The new rules and the previous rules, which will still be applicable for competitions and exhibitions sponsored by FIAP, PSA and RPS, can be accessed on the Club’s web-site under the Competitions tab.

Added to website 1 march 2018

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 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.

Jack Salway’s garden 15 August 2017

The club visit to this tropical garden was well attended. Jack was most welcoming, allowing us to use his “shed” to make tea and coffee, and to roam around his garden all day. So many of the plants are exotic, growing to a good height in many cases, which gave the garden the feel of a jungle, especially as it was a hot day.  Look at the photos taken by some of the members who visited to get an idea of this  unusual place.

View photos

BBC Gardeners World video of the garden 3:17 mins

Jack’s welcome to us below

 

 

 

Summer Walk 19 July 2017

Brian Marjoram  led our annual summer walk from Watts Gallery Car park to Loseley House and gardens on a pleasant July Wednesday. The walk is about 4 miles with some gentle inclines, and the 6 members who did it had an easy amble in the slightly damp weather. Yvonne and Ken met us for coffee at the Loseley cafe, and afterwards we had a guided tour of the gardens by Doris.

The sandwiches at the cafe were somewhat criticised, but otherwise the outing was successful, with excellent tea and cake on our return to Watts Gallery.

More Photos

Surrey Photographic Association PDI Competition 13 May 2017

 Congratulations to Godalming Photographic Club – winners of both the Open section {222 points) and Nature section (118 points).

Joint runners-up – Open – Bookham Camera Club & Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club
Joint runners-up – Nature – Bookham Camera Club & Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society

 Open results

Ludshott Photographic Club did not do well in the Open Section. We were joint 13th with an average of only 9.65, which suggests quite a number of low scores. The images are judged out of 15.

Nature results

We came joint 3rd in the Nature section with an average of just over 11 out of 15, a very good result.

Congratulations to Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB for winning a judge’s medal. This was awarded by judge  Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP for “Lucilia Species”, a picture of a green fly taken at Wisley RHS gardens.

Alex Hare’s seminar

“Landscapes – Creation to Completion” 
by Alex Hare

Saturday, 25th March 2017

Alex has a profound understanding of what it takes to create stunning landscapes, and he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with us in a fascinating talk.

In the morning  he talked about the various aspects of outdoor photography and landscapes, covering technique, composition and lighting, including illustrations which give a sense of scale from a single viewpoint.

The afternoon session can be summed up as “Post Production”. There was a discussion on software choices and their various merits, between 8 and 16 bit images, the merits of RAW files and other technical issues.

Thank you Alex for an interesting and informative day, I am sure everyone went home better informed and inspired.

Club Dinner 2017

33 members attended the club dinner on 13 March, a very pleasant evening with good food and good company. We went to the Royal Exchange at Lindford, who provided us with a separate dining area and excellent service.

We might be a photographic club but no one brought a camera to this event! The photographs below are thanks to Jeff who took them on his iphone.

John Wichall in PAGB News

John features in the latest PAGB newsletter. If you have never looked at this newsletter now is a good time to click on this link:

Photographic Allience of Great Britain newsletter

If you would like to receive these newsletters on a regular basis go to the PAGB news website and sign up. All club members may do so as our club is affiliated to the PAGB.

John’s article is below, and was accompanied by 8 of John’s photographs.

My fascination with nature and love of nature photography have their origins in the inspiring wildlife programmes of the 1950’s and 1960’s. It didn’t matter whether it was Armand and Michaela Dennis on the plains of East Africa, Peter Scott telling us to “Look” or Jacques Cousteau who was “Diving to Adventure”, I dreamed of doing what they did and, I guess, the wish to capture the experience with a camera must have been buried somewhere pto Page 8 of 21, e-news 180. 01 Mar 2017 in my subconscious. Fast forward to the early 70’s and I at last got my hands on an SLR, my wife’s Practika, which I quickly discovered was fine for recording friends and family, but with only a 135mm lens was not a lot of use for capturing wildlife.
Though I up-graded my kit in the following years, wildlife photography continued to take a back seat to family, travel and landscapes, and that remained the situation until 2011 when I retired and decided to join my first camera club. Ludshott Photographic Club opened my eye to what was achievable. Although Ludshott is a small village club, it has always competed in events organised by the Surrey Photographic Association and enters the GB Cup annually. Whilst we cannot compete with the larger clubs, entering federation and national competitions gives our members the opportunity to compete against and see some of the best images produced by UK club photographers. I’ve found involvement with these competitions inspiring.
Ludshott has traditionally been strong in producing nature images, which encouraged me to develop my interest, but joining the club has also showed me that there were other genres that I could and should develop to get the most from my hobby. The club encourages members to aspire to PAGB or RPS distinction. I initially followed the RPS route, gaining ARPS with a Nature panel in 2015, which was based on the birds in my home county of Hampshire, and this provided a foundation for a successful submission for DPAGB in 2016.   John Wichall