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Forthcoming Meetings and Events


Next Meeting:

Monday 18th November 2019. Our 2nd Open competition of the season is for monochrome entries. The judge will be Tony Potter (not Simon Allen as shown in the programme). Each member is entitled to enter a maximum of two prints and two PDIs.


Results for the 2019 Western Area Battle

The Judging for the Western Area Battle took place at Houghton Village Hall on Sunday 20th October 2019. Eight clubs were represented and the guest judge was Ross McKelvey from Belfast. We did not fare well, being placed 7th in the Print section and 8th in the PDI. However the only consolation for us was that scoring throughout the evening was high, ranging only between 15 and 20! This led to the final scores being very close, 3 clubs scored a single point more than us in the PDIs and four marks separated the clubs at the bottom of the Prints table." The full results can be viewed here. ...WAB Results


2020 Set Subject - Street Photography

The document available here is the best definition of the Set Subject for this year that the Committee can find. Hopefully it is helpful !


Competition Results Table

The rolling scorecard! Throughout the year all the competitions that contribute to the Print or PDI of the year trophy receive scores that are totalled so that the highest scorer can easily be established. We have preserved your anonymity by just using Competitor Number as the identifier!

Scoresheet after Trophies


Retired Trophies

At our last awards presentation evening. Some new trophies were presented replacing ones that were either full (of winners' ) or damaged. As it would be a shame if the names of those recipients engraved on the trophies were to be lost. They have been photographed, annotated and they appear as a final entry in the GALLERY section of this site. Just click on GALLERY and go to the bottom.



A brief log of the meetings held so far this season.


Monday 11th November 2019.Several members brought images of fireworks and light displays for discussion and scrutiny in open forum. This was capped off (after the tea break) by an instructional session given by Adrian Gidney on combining firework images using layer masks in Photoshop.


Monday 4th November 2019. Derrick Young, our own President and Secretary, paid a visit earlier this year to the north west of China with his wife Jean and this evening he kindly shared some of his experiences in an excellent illustrated travelogue.


Monday 28th October 2019. The evening was; 'A sharing and review of macro, tabletop and other images.


Monday 21st October 2019. Jason Hudson was our guest judge for the annual Hendren and Bowness Trophy competitions. Every entry was critiqued in detail in a positive way and awards were given for those that were considered 'best of the bunch'. Awards in these trophy competitions do not count towards the annual cumulative award in Prints and PDIs so scores were not awarded, just top three, highly commended and commended.


14th October 2019: Glenys Garnett presented an interesting and action packed talk on 'creative photography' with hints on how to shoot certain effects and guidance on how to process those effects all complemented by examples of her own work.

7th October 2019: Macro Photography. A presentation by Ian Cutts followed by an opportunity to practice some macro techniques whilst being helped and harassed by friends!


30th September 2019: PAGB Winners of Awards. Unfortunately we were unable to see the advertised presentation, but instead we were treated to a showing of the images that gained high honours with the PAGB competition that was run last year.



23rd September 2019: The 1st Open Competition. As the name implies, there is no restriction on the subject, each club member may submit 2 prints and two PDIs. The guest judge was Tom Stenhouse who gave a detailed and insightful critique of each image. Well done to all those who took part.



As the name implies, there is no restriction on the subject, each club member may submit 2 prints and two PDIs. The guest judge was Tom Stenhouse who gave a detailed and insightful critique of each image. Well done to all those who took part.


16th September 2019: A night of presentations. Ade Gidney talked about uploading images into Lightroom, David Price about the variety of awards and distinctions that members might wish to pursue and finally Graham Harcombe spoke about different ways of resizing in Photoshop and then about backing-up data. The handouts from Graham's talks are available here. and here.

9th September 2019: Yours truly presented an illustrated travelogue entitled "Journey Around the Baltic 2019".

2nd September 2019: Our traditional 'Meet and Greet' at the commencement of each season. A pleasure to see several new members joining the Society.