Club News October 2018

  • 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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  • Natural History Photographers

    Post date: Sat, 13/10/2018 - 10:27

    Natural History Photographers may be interested to learn that Birdnote.org could be interested in your images!   "As we are a nonprofit, we can't pay you. But we would include your copyright and attribution, and also a link to your website. Please visit our website, birdnote.org to see how we use photos. The photo would also appear in a 285 X 285-pixel version in the podcast and in our weekly...

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  • Robertshaw Trophy Competition

    Post date: Fri, 12/10/2018 - 14:05

    Last night, we hosted the 50th Robertshaw Trophy Competition. Leek won the first competition in 1969, and over the intervening years, the trophy has been won by all of last night’s contenders, as well as Stoke and Congleton Camera Clubs. This year, the competing clubs were Blythe Bridge CC, Crewe PS, Holmes Chapel PS, Macclesfield CC and Leek PC. The Judge – Mr Mike Sharples ARPS, MPAGB, AFIAP...

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  • Opening Competition 2018

    Post date: Mon, 08/10/2018 - 12:35

    Leek Photographic Club's opening competition of the 2018/19 season was "People". A well-attended evening saw Judge Peter E. Cheetham, having to decide between several exceptional images. While 38 were initially held back, they were soon whittled down to just 12 awards. The judging was kept on theme with more interest shown in those images that told a story, rather than straight portraits no...

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