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Mono Print Competition 1

The first Mono Print Club competition of the season, with our judge for the evening Helene Rogers FRPS. There were a large number of entries in each of the three categories tonight – with an even larger variety of subject matter. Helene commented several times during...

Judging Images

Tips on Judging, critiquing and self-assessing photographs In a photographic competition what does a judge look for in an image? Graeme Wales LRPS led the evening. He is a great photographer and member of the Cheam Camera Club. He trained as a judge with Surrey...

Snap Happiness

An evening with Gavin Hoey Gavin has been a photographer for 25 years and is well known for his enthusiastic YouTube videos on photography. For the last three years he has been demonstrating various photographic techniques and gear on the Adorama channel. He is well...

Colour Print Competition 1

Last night we had our first colour competition and it was great to see a good number of prints submitted under Standard, Intermediate and Advanced category. Judge Roger Mendham, of Surrey Photographic Association, spent more time in his critique of the Standard group...

Stills and movies

Last night we explored what goes in to shooting movies. There is a growing trend in the States to mix still images with movies. We watched a short movie clip that we all found very moving, which was filmed by just a Canon 7D DSLR camera fitted with a 50mm lens and a...

PDI Competition 2

It was very encouraging to see lots of entries in both standard and advanced level. Here are the entries by Colin Churcher that scored 9.5 and 9 respectively. He tells us about the inspiration behind these two images: 1. The Speedy Skateboarder Image copyright: Colin...

Portraits with just one speedlite

I have been shooting portraits on location with a single speedlite for many years. When travelling overseas or by public transport in this country it's not always possible to carry too much lighting gear. You also have to consider the lighting setting up time if you...

Mount cutting demonstration

Mount cutting requires the right tools and experience. Chris Longridge, the founder of Longridge Mount Cutters, gave a live demonstration of how to cut photo mounts with precision and success. As a mount greatly enhances the presentation of an image, Chris challenged...

Mono print competition 1

The entries were judged by David Mendus from Surrey Photographic Association. One of the entries that scored 10/10 was from Graeme Wales. It was entitled Rain Swept Tree. (Please click on the image to enlarge it) Q1. Graeme, what inspired you to take this image? I had...

Mainly Mono

Steve Boyle ARPS gave a very stimulating talk at the club. He stands out among other street photographers for his distinctive style of photography. Although most of the images he showed us were in black & white, he included a few in colour. This was to make the point...