Club Meetings revert to normal
The Committee now feel sufficiently comfortable to proceed with the programme as presented and to recommence normal meetings at the hall from our start date on
See further information here.
Following on from Stevie B’s recent achievement of an LRPS he has now also achieved a CPAGB. His submitted images can be seen here. Well done Steve.
Annual award recipients 2020-21
Congratulations to all those who have received awards and our thanks to all members for continuing to support the competitions over the past year.
See a complete list here.
Revised and updated guide and rules for preparing PDI's for competition
The requirements for image entries into PDI competitions have been revised, in that the inclusion of the members' name in the image file name is no longer required. This makes things a little easier for members and also the competition secretary when offering entries for remote judging. However, it is to be noted that such details are still required to be entered into the image meta-data.
It has also been realised that the work-flow guides previously issued and available on the website were out-of-date in some respects. The newly revised document reflects the above and, in addition some further advice has been provided aimed at ensuring better image viewing accuracy across printed media, presentations via a projector, video communication or the Internet.
View or download the revised document here.
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Bungay Camera Club invite you to their 2021 Online Photography Exhibition.
Starting on the 4th September 2021, Bungay Camera Club will be presenting their annual exhibition. This year it will be presented as a virtual online exhibition, featuring a collection of superb high quality images produced by local photographers.
The exhibition will be prominent on the Club's website for the next month, after which it will move the 'Galleries' section.
ABF The Soldiers Charity
Later this year, following the success of previous events, the charity will once again be staging another exhibition and sale to raise funds for the Army family. Called Images On Parade 2021 (IOP 2021) and comprising 200 selected images taken during 2019-2021, it will be displayed at the Images On Parade 2021 Online Gallery during the three-month period 1st October– 31st December 2021.
IOP 2021 will cover a broad range of genres including the following: military, aviation/aerospace, drone/aerial, macro, sport/action, adventure, documentary, wildlife, nature, landscape, seascape, underwater, cityscape, street, still life, composite, creative, double exposure, infra-red, portrait, night, architecture, abstract, minimalist, astrophotography, boudoir, concert, event, fine art and lifestyle.
Inter-Club Print Championship 2021
The PAGB wishes, if at all possible, to hold the Inter-Club Print Championship in 2021. They do not know what restrictions may be in operation in October, the usual time to hold this competition, and so their objective is to plan for maximum flexibility.
The 2021 Inter-Club Print Competition will be held at Smethwick on 24 October 2021. Each federation will be invited to nominate two clubs and, as usual, the eight finalists from the previous competition (held in 2019) will also be invited to participate. The EAF have therefore nominated Beyond and Ware.
It is hoped that by October an event can be held which people can attend. Numbers might be limited but it is hoped to have some attendance from the participating clubs. If it isn’t possible to have an audience, then it is planned to run with the 3 judges and a handful of helpers.
The current format of the competition requires all participating clubs to be present, to bring their prints and to select prints for the Final and Plate competitions, after the first round. Given that there may be national or local restrictions on the number of people permitted to travel or attend events in October (and/or social distancing restrictions) it is proposed that for 2021 the Inter-Club Print Championship will be a one-round competition, with each club submitting 15 prints.
If it is not possible to have an audience, clubs will be asked to send their prints to Smethwick in advance, rather than bring them on the day.
Chelmsford 4C's Panel Competition Update
Chelmsford Photographic Society are planning to re-instate the 4 C’s Panel Competition on the 16th October 2021, a competition that fell foul of the Covid restrictions in 2020.
This is a competition for a panel of 6 individually mounted prints. See rules here
Each club is allowed to enter 2 panels and I am currently asking members who would be interested in producing a panel to send me a digital version for consideration by the selection committee. Should the selection committee wish to consider your entry we will invite you to print the images by the 31st August for final selection. The successful panels will then need to be mounted and submitted by 30th September.
Please send 6 images numbered 1 to 6 in the order you wish the images to be hung. Ie Bumble Bee 1, Bumble Bee 2, 1600 x 1200 as per normal PDI entry. Panels are set out as:
The reason for a phased entry schedule is the uncertainty over Covid restrictions, and not wishing members to waste time & money in presenting a panel for the event then to be cancelled, although I am hopeful that with the current vaccination program we will be able to attend this event.
Even if you do not want to send an entry please put the date of 16th October in your diary. This is a free to attend event, held at the Conference Room, 1st Floor, Moulsham Mill, Parkway, Chelmsford, CM2 7PX and is a great day out to see some stunning bodies of work.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email or telephone.
Chrissie Hart ARPS DPAGB
External Competition Secretary
Judges Workshop - 24th October 2021
Competition is still the main content of most camera clubs programmes, and the EAF is always looking for enthusiastic new people to join the circle of evaluators. Judging is a rewarding way to give something back to the camera club community and to help club photographers to grow and develop.
Essentially judging is about speaking confidently and intelligently to an audience about photography, whilst providing constructive feedback to photographers about their work.
Mostly, it is about coaching – giving good positive feedback, recognising good photography, explaining for the benefit of everyone why a photograph works or does not, and providing constructive and thoughtful advice on how to improve an image.
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Each image submitted for assessment and advice will be viewed as a single image standing alone. Good content, interesting composition and a "seeing eye" are every bit as important but the story has to be told in that one picture. It is not just about image quality but the processing and presentation as a print or PDI should be appropriate for the level you are aspiring to. Competent at least for CPAGB, excellent for DPAGB and pretty well perfect for MPAGB. Any awards are deliberately based on the type of work which will be appreciated by camera club members. Application forms will be available to download on the EAF website from the 9th February 2022.
Salons, Exhibitions and Circuits
Images submitted are judged to standards set by whomever they have received patronage from and a week or two later, the results for the salon are published. Photos that have won awards, commendations or honourable mentions are then sent certificates, small trophies/medals and in rare cases a salon may offer cash prizes. The rest of the images are either accepted or declined and each photographer is given a report card showing how well they did.
The notion of an acceptance is an important one as the goal of most photographers entering a salon is to earn acceptances. This means your photograph is officially recorded as meeting a minimum standard by the salon judges and they want to include it in that year's suite of exhibited images. The letters after photographer's names come from and indicate how "successful" someone has been in salons over time.
See here for exhibitions being held.
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