'Iceland - The First Days of Summer' and
'The Faroe Islands - A Land That Lives in the Clouds'
Our members enjoyed a very interesting and informative evening presented by Colin New from Sheffield Photographic Society. Colin is also a member of The London Salon of Photography and is sponsored by Fotospeed.
In the first half about Iceland, we saw wonderful images of glaciers, Icelandic horses, blue ice and frozen lakes. After the tea break there were dramatic landscapes of the mountainous volcanic Faroe Islands with stunning waterfalls, steep cliffs and green valleys. During the break we all enjoyed looking at his prints of the images.
Colour Print of the Year
Many thanks to Erica Oram CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE2 from Sheffield Photographic Society for judging our first print competition of the season.
Jon Mee won the Advanced Colour Print of the year with his print 'Billy, Bonnie and Amy'.
The winning print in the novice section was 'Bit on the Side of a Steam Engine' by Peter Neale.
Image critique and basic Photoshop skills
Our members brought images in for a critique session in the main room. Lots of helpful advice and suggestions were given on how their images could be improved for entering in competitons.
In the other room Brian demonstrated how to edit an image with Photoshop Elements.
Our members were invited to enter up to three panels of four images, based on a common theme, either as PDIs or prints.
Our guest judge Simon Hickie had a difficult job with so many great panels of images to choose from. They covered a wide range of subjects; steam engines, birds, The Red Arrows, butterflies, landscapes, portraits, flowers etc.
First place in the print panels went to David Keep with 'Let's Dance'. In PDI panels Neil Humphries came first with 'British Butterflies' and James Sidgwick won the novice section with 'Raceday'.
The overall winner on the evening was David Keep's print panel 'Let's Dance'.
'Confessions of a Competition Addict'
Many thanks to Robert Millin
DPAGB, MFIAP, EFIAP/p, EPSA, SSPA, FBPE
from Wigan 10 Foto Club for a very interesting, informative and inspiring evening.
Our members and guests saw a selection of Robert's superb images as he shared lots of very useful advice about taking photos, processing and entering competitions.
First meeting of the season
Our chairman Brian Stephenson welcomed everyone before giving an illustrated presentation with details of the speakers that he's booked, then he went through some changes in the way that the print competitions will run this season. After the tea break we looked at the images the club used in a recent national competition held in Warwick.
It was great to see some new faces at our meeting!
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