Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on 18th May. The existing committee were re-elected to serve for the 2017/18 season with John Merison as chairman. Fees and refreshment costs remain the same and as published elsewhere on this site. Our new season starts on Thursday 21st September with a ‘Chairman’s Welcome Back’ and a chance to see[…]

Image of the Year Competition

This competition was held on 4th May and judged by Roy Essery MPAGB. Each member was entitled to enter a maximum of four images either colour or mono prints or projected digital images, provided that they had been entered in one of the club competitions during the 2016/17 season. Roy did an excellent job and[…]

It’s A Knockout

An internal ‘fun’ knockout competition was held on 30th April. It was an open subject competition for either colour or mono images. Entered prints were randomly divided into two sections and one from each section was displayed for critique. A vote was then taken by the members for the best image of the two and[…]

The Happy Wanderer

‘The happy wanderer’ was the title of a talk by club member Chris Jillings on 30th March, who showed some excellent digital images to illustrate his worldwide travellers tales. It was a great example of the rich speaking and photographic talent we have within the club, and was enjoyed by all.

Competition No.5 – Mono Prints

Our 5th Open Competition of the six that count in the league took place on 16th March. Our judge on this occasion was Gordon Bramham ARPS,MPAGB,EFIAP who awarded two images maximum marks from a good entry. ‘Long Live The King’ – Mark Rivers ‘Lighting the Way’ – John Fryer Kelsey Some of these images may[…]

A Review of Basic Digital Processing

Club Chairman and Competitions Secretary John Merison ran a practical evening on 2nd March covering basic digital processing using Photoshop and Elements. Members, who had been encouraged to bring along their laptops were able to follow these processes at a leisurely pace and receive help where necessary. Whilst clearly aimed at the beginners and intermediates,[…]

An Evening with Simon Rich

Former club member, and now a professional photographer, Simon Rich is always a popular speaker at the club and his return on 16th February was no exception. Simon’s work is very varied and covers most aspects of professional photography and so he was able to show a wide variety of his work giving useful background[…]

‘The Expressive Landscape’ with Colin Westgate FRPS, MPAGB, FIAP

Well known local semi-professional landscape photographer Colin Westgate was our guest speaker on 2nd February, giving his talk entitled ‘The Expressive Landscape’. Colin is a member of the Colchester Photographic Society and runs Quest Photography a company specialising in photographic workshops in both the UK and abroad. He illustrated his talk with some 150 prints[…]

Mono Conversion with Alan Sarsby

The 19th January meeting was a practical evening with professional photographer and trainer Alan Sarsby who demonstrated various methods of converting digital colour images to monochrome. Members who had brought along their own laptops were able to follow Alan’s workflow, receiving guidance on any sticking points. The evening was a great success and even our[…]