Tea & Cake at the Club's Mercury Exhibition

We will be hanging the exhibition of members work on the 25th September in the Digby Gallery and it will be shown until 6th November. This is a great way to kick-start the new season and It will span a great season of visiting shows at the Mercury including co-productions and one nighters so there will be huge audience numbers potentially viewing the show. In addition the staff at the Mercury have been kind enough to offer to serve tea and cakes between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday 30th September.

Award presentations

The Club's opening night saw awards that had been outstanding during our summer break  presented to two club members.


A Royal Photographic Society Distinction is said to be one of the most prestigious in the photographic world. There are three levels, the first being Licentiateship followed by Associateship and then the Fellowship.


 Amit Roy's Licentiateship of The Royal Photographic Society was presented to him by Vic. Later in the evening Amit gave an amusing talk on his career in photography leading up to his award. The standard is high and Tony Bramley provided an insight into what the distinctions team would be looking for when assessing a panel. Amit's panel can be seen here.

PAGB Inter-Federation Competition Award

An Inter-Federation Competition is held each June. Federations submit entries from the members of their affiliated Clubs in four Categories – Monochrome Prints, Colour Prints, Open Projected and Nature Projected. PAGB medals and ribbons are awarded to individual images in each Category and club member Robert Macdonald was awarded a ribbon for his submission “Buffalo silhouettes at sundown”. The ribbon was presented to Robert by Vic.

PAGB masters of print competition

Have you considered entering the PAGB masters of print competition?

The purpose of the event is to encourage photographic printing of the highest quality and to form a prestigious Print Exhibition, celebrating the best of PAGB Photography for the year. Only one print per entrant will be exhibited and, whilst earlier images will not be excluded, the Judges and Selectors will give priority to work which has not already been widely exhibited. Entry will be open to individual photographers, every bona fide member of a Club affiliated to the PAGB.

The closing date for online entry is 21st October.

All the rules, guidance to eligibility, and an entry declaration are available here.

The Club 'Project'

Due to the relative unpopularity of the set subject or themed competition evenings, it was decided that, from this season they were no longer to be included in the programme. Instead, a subject for an ongoing ‘project’ would be chosen, and this season it is ‘Street Photography’ (see page 5 of the latest inFocus newsletter).

The idea is that those wishing to take part will produce images as and when they wish, and will have the opportunity to present some of these on a special club evening on May 1st.

Images can also be posted on the Society’s Flickr and Facebook pages (see page 2 of the latest inFocus newsletter to see how to do this). Our annual competition with Colchester twin town Wetzlar (Germany) also has the theme ‘Street Photography’ this year, so in March, members will be invited to submit images for consideration to represent the club.
This idea is designed to get you out-there with your camera and then hopefully to share with us of some of your efforts at a special showing on 1st May.

Dynamic person required by the EAF

Do you have what it takes?

The EAF is looking for a dynamic person to take over the post of Exhibition Secretary from Naomi Saul who is standing down after five successful years in the post.


Can you help them find the right person to take on this exciting challenge?


Naomi will continue in the post for the 2018 event but they need someone to act as her "shadow" during this time and then be ready to pick up the reins for the 2019 production.


If there is someone in the club who may be willing to join the EAF Executive in the role of Exhibition Secretary please get in touch with Naomi Saul at:


ExhibitionSec@eaf.org.uk  or Sue Dobson at:


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Click on the poster image for a larger version

Paul Radden LRPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, President-elect and Judges Officer of the EAF has requested that the event depicted on this accompanying poster together with this application form is brought to the notice of members.

You will find a full description of what these workshops are about on pages 16/17 of the last
EAF bulletin. If there are any potential candidates with the attributes and skills required to become a judge then it is said that you will leave an event of this kind with a profound appreciation of what a taxing and difficult task judging can be, but also a very rewarding one.

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         You are urged to review the rules and other details relating to our competitions and take careful note of the changes that may have occurred from last season.

 Coming Up

 September 26th 2017

 PDI Comp Round 1

 7.15 Start due to number of entries.

Observer ticket details for the forthcoming APM adjudication to be held in Colchester 25/26th November can be found here

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All images remain the copyright of their authors      © Colchester Photographic Society 2017