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2021 Feb: Welcome back

its February, here we go again for an action packed year, we are off and running. We are all looking for a much better year ahead with things starting to come back to a new sort of reality. In some ways, it’s been a great reset with lots of people given the opportunity to re-evaluate what’s going on in their lives. I hope we are all looking up and moving forward. If we can get through this, we can get through anything!

What a great start with Malcolm Fackender, who delivered an amazing presentation and shared stunning images along the way accompanied with the most interesting stories. We were all inspired and can’t wait to get back to travelling.

Tue 09/02 Zoom

Malcolm Fackender has led 68 photographic tours around the world over the past 15 years,
visiting and photographing 19 countries with small groups of passionate photographers. 
Whilst it might sound like a dream job to many, it’s one which involves a substantial amount of work behind the scenes.  In an unprecedented time where COVID is preventing international travel, we had the opportunity to sit back in the comfort and safety of our home whilst Malcolm took us on a photographic journey of his travels.

Thank you for the wonderful presentation by Malcolm Fackender.
Malcolm’s passion for photography and stunning images combined with his extensive local knowledge of many exotic photographic locations around the world provide our members with one of the best
presentations seen at North’s  … Les

Fabulous travel photos. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing them…Robbie

I enjoyed Malcolm Fackender last night; would love to do some of his trips… Erith


2020 November: Annual Awards

Tuesday 24 /11 on Zoom

Many thanks to Arthur Roy for judging and comments made on the selected digital images in mono and colour.
Members best images are presented to be recognised and awarded for excellence in photography.
Congratulations to the membership for their continued support for what has been a tough year, thank you all.

Mono of the year Kerry Boytell, Eagle Hunter and Friend
Colour of the year Kerry Boytell, Queen of Hearts in Venice
Runner-up Colour of the year Kerry Boytell, Sunset Trek
Runner-up, Mono of the year Erith French, In the Dunes

Members Achievements 2020

FIRST                 Lena Quin/ Erith French
SECOND            Phil Cargill
THIRD              Fujiko Watt

FIRST               Larry Armstrong
SECOND          Erith
THIRD              Lena  

FIRST               KERRY/MARIA
SECOND          LES Atkins
THIRD              ERIC Lippey

FIRST               MARIA
THIRD              LES

The club is now in recess and will resume in February 2021, stay tuned to the Home Page for further details.

2020 October: Competition Photojournalism

Thanks to Allan, a great night of comments aimed at being helpful to members learning.
Allan says; I do try to be honest with my evaluation. In most cases technical image quality is not the issue, it is more about choice and presentation of subject matter.
Consider these quotes:
“There is a world of difference between a photograph which is merely “technically perfect” and one that deserves the label excellent, memorable, perhaps even great. A technically perfect photograph is one that is correctly focussed, exposed, developed, and printed, period. But despite these desirable qualities, it can still be the world’s most boring picture. Subject selection can be unfortunate, subject approach awkward, and subject presentation ineffective.”
“Exerting creative control means making the right decisions. This begins with the choice of subject matter.”
Winner Mono Eric Lippey, Tinkat
Winner Colour Eric Lippey, Twokids

2020 October:Mieke Boynton, specialist landscape and aerial

I’m a specialist landscape photographer from the beautiful Alpine Valleys of North-East Victoria (Australia).
I love being alone in Nature and photographing its stunning beauty. When I go out into the landscape, I try to clear my head of all the clutter and simply “listen.” I try to immerse myself in the moment and be guided by the sounds and atmosphere of that particular place. When I process my photos, I’m very careful about honouring the authentic reality of that moment.

Visit: Mieke Boynton

Feedback: Mieke Boynton’s presentation was excellent last night. I have heard her talk before and each time she offers something new.

2020 September: Competition Open

What an incredible judging by Nick Melidonis, one of the best in ages, comments covered what he liked about the image and what was lacking.
It was educational at it’s best and he even told us what tools to use!  He was just brilliant.

Winner Colour image B. Margaret Renaud, Orchid in soft light
Winner Mono image A. Hemant Kogekar, Lighthouse

More results: Galleries

2020 August: Master Series Presentations – Heather Prince

I’ve never been a fan of photoshop and heavy manipulation of images, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but Heather was just incredible.
Her images are beautiful, and being able to see examples of some of the sources for her inspiration and part of the process she follows to communicate her ideas through those amazing pictures was really inspirational.
I hope we get to see her again, and hopefully next time we are all in the same room.