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  • Natural History Print Competition

    Post date: Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:52

    Our first “major” print competition of the season attracted 47 entries from 14 members.  Subjects included familiar garden birds and local wildlife, more exotic species, geographical formations and plants. Judge Tony Pioli ABPE, FBPE, ARPS, FRPS had a challenging evening to reach his final selection as the standard was so high.  He held back 26 images at the halfway point, but whittled this down...

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  • Keeping Success in the Family

    Post date: Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:07

    Following on from Bernard's success in gaining his CPAGB (last night we also learnt he had gained his BPE2* the previous year), congratulations are also due to Clare Beech who has achieved BPE1*.  Well done!

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  • More Success!

    Post date: Sat, 08/12/2018 - 11:49

    News of another successful member - for those of you who were unable to attend the macro competition on Thursday night, Arthur was pleased to announce that Bernard Beech had been awarded his CPAGB. Well done Bernard! 

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  • Macro Competition

    Post date: Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:35

    Thursday night saw 67 Macro images submitted from 20 members. In the first half of the evening, Judge Ian Whiston DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE5* efficiently reviewed the images, holding back 25 images for further consideration. The excellent summer weather must have been good for dragonflies and demoiselles, as these made up a high proportion of the images entered.   After the coffee break, Ian narrowed it...

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  • Toronto International Salon

    Post date: Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:25

    Congratulations go to Len Claydon who has had two acceptances and an award in the Toronto International Salon. The award was in Section C - Pictorial Open (Colour) for "Windy Day" for which he received a CAPA Ribbon.  To view the images, visit the website: https://salon.torontocameraclub.com/

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  • Themed Print Competition - "Urban"

    Post date: Sun, 18/11/2018 - 12:57

    Thursday night saw Printed images from 9 members who submitted 30 prints. Judge Ralph Duckett [MPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP] seemed to enjoy the process tremendously. He adopted a novel approach by reviewing all images in detail with constructive comments. He chose NOT to select any at that time to “keep the suspense going” - which it DID. Then during the intermission, he narrowed the 30 down to 12 [more...

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  • Tegg's Nose Exhibition 2018

    Post date: Thu, 15/11/2018 - 12:52

    A small team of volunteers spent Monday morning selecting images, labelling them and mounting them in frames in readiness for the Exhibition.  Further volunteers journeyed to Tegg's Nose Country Park, just outside Macclesfield this morning to fasten the frames up.  Excellent teamwork on both occasions, and thanks to Kevin Burton, John Emery, John Garrett, Glyn George and Arthur Lomas for all...

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  • Open Competition - Black & White/ Mono/ Infra Red (Print)

    Post date: Mon, 05/11/2018 - 09:45

    Our thanks to Judge Graham Walton, DPAGB who traveled a long way to judge our first Print competition of the season.  With only 30 entries from just 9 members we were treated to a detailed critique of every image. I’m sure the advice was helpful not just to the Entrants, but also to all those who attended. Cliff Hughes was unlucky not to get all 4 of his entries awarded a place as "Carly behind...

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  • Practical Night 30th Oct

    Post date: Wed, 31/10/2018 - 20:55

    The 5 members who attended the practical evening had a real treat.  Tony Cartwright showed us how to make simple improvements to our images using Photoshop Elements and Arthur Lomas brought the recently acquired lighting tents (donated by a former member) to demonstrate different lighting options. Unfortunately the lights didn't want to perform but we got the general idea. The star of the night...

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  • Open Competition - Black & White/ Mono/ Infra Red (PDI)

    Post date: Tue, 23/10/2018 - 14:30

    WoW - what a massive entry 89 entries from 26 members brave enough to enter! and what a great Standard! The Judge – Dave Tucker EFIAP/b, DPAGB, CPAGB, BPE3* - held back 32 images which made for a nail biting second round but meant many “hopefuls” with excellent images either did not make the cut, or fell at the last review. To those I say PLEASE keep trying, keep entering and above all keep...

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