Club News 2008

  • Report - David Slade, National Trust Photographer & Peak Park Ranger

    Post date: Thu, 16/10/2008 - 23:18

    MAIN GROUP - Last Thursday, the presentation of David Slade's landscapes of Britain and New Zealand proved to be a real crowd puller.  The Dove Room was full to capacity and still more and more people arrived, keen to see David's work.  So, after decamping to the spacious Churnet Room where we could all be comfortably seated, it was on with the Show, and a truly remarkable Show it was.  David, a...

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  • Report - Projected Images Competition - Colour, Texture & Shape

    Post date: Thu, 09/10/2008 - 23:05

    The meeting on 9th October was a novel event for Club members.  Midst an excellent turnout, we became Judges for a Colour, Texture and Shape” competition.  91 anonymous images were scrutinised and opinions exchanged on their perceived merits and shortcomings.  At a Talk recently, we had learned which elements in an image make it more successful in judges’ eyes, and which elements let it down...

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  • Report - The Landscapes of Wayne Brittle

    Post date: Thu, 02/10/2008 - 22:49

    On 2nd October we were treated to some absolutely stunning landscape pictures from all round the United Kingdom, but particularly from the Lake District and the Peak District.  These were from the camera of Wayne Brittle, who clearly gets up very early in the morning and travels to some remote locations in order to capture images of the, sometimes moody and sometimes atmospheric, but always quite...

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  • Report - Bob Dennis - What Judges look for when judging Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 25/09/2008 - 21:02

      Bob Dennis, CPAGB, APAGB, BPE2, was our speaker this week, a very experienced judge, not only at club level but also at national and international levels.  He gave us valuable advice on what judges look for when judging competitions and the “do”s and “don’t”s required to achieve a good standard of photography and presentation.    Knowing what makes the most attractive composition of a scene and...

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  • Report - Deborah Brady, A Female in Fleet Street

    Post date: Thu, 18/09/2008 - 20:52

    On 18th September, for the second week in a row, our Meeting was held in the Churnet Room at Moorlands House.  Once again this afforded us the space needed to move around comfortably and to socialize.  Again there was a record attendance.  Our Speaker for the evening was Deborah Brady who gave us an illustrated Talk called “A Female in Fleet Street. Tabloid tales of a national photojournalist.” ...

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  • Report - A Life in Photography & Art by Anthony Marshall

    Post date: Thu, 11/09/2008 - 20:33

    Thursday evening, 11th September,  saw an excellent start to the new season with around 90 people in attendance.  The venue was the Churnet Room at Moorlands House, very fitting for this relatively large attendance for the presentation of “A Life in Photography and Art” by Anthony Marshall.  Anthony lives in the village of Hathersage in the Peak District and has been a landscape photographer and...

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  • Report - Annual General Meeting

    Post date: Thu, 01/05/2008 - 17:27

    The recent AGM saw the retirement of Mr. Ken Adams as Honorary Treasurer and Mrs. Doreen Graham LRPS as  Honorary Secretary.  Ken had held the position for the last 24 years and Doreen had been Secretary for the last 10 years.  In recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Club’s success, Ken was presented with an inscribed Wristwatch and Doreen, being a keen gardener, received an...

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  • Report - Exhibition, Best of the Rest Competition, Annual Awards & Images of the Year.

    Post date: Thu, 24/04/2008 - 17:13

    Exhibition. This week, the Club is holding its annual exhibition of members’ work.  This is part of the Art in the Park event at the Leisure Centre, Brough Park, and photographs are displayed in the Crèche and nearby Meeting Room.  These rooms are easily accessed directly from the main car park.  Hopefully, good weather will prevail and everyone can enjoy meandering around the park and seeing the...

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  • Report - Major Miscellaneous Print Competition

    Post date: Thu, 21/02/2008 - 15:14

    On Thursday 21st February we held our Major Miscellaneous Print Competition.   This is always a difficult competition to prepare for but our rule is that it must not include any image which could be entered into any of our other Major Competitions – Creative, Landscape, Natural History and Photojournalism.  Our judge gave his awards as follows:-  1st    -   Denise Kendall    -   Crummockwater...

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  • Reports - Major Landscape Slide and Digital Projected Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 07/02/2008 - 13:53

    We held two sections in our Major Landscape Competitions on 7th February.  The first was of digitally projected images and the second was slides.  Film is still preferred by some members, but many have converted to digital photography.   Our judge was Peter Clarke who travelled from Cannock.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.   There were some super photographs and in the...

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