Print Round 2 Results

The second round of the print competition took place on Tuesday judged by Malcolm Tinn, there was a great selection of excellent images entered.

In two close rounds Mark Seton took first place in the Monochrome round with David Woods taking first place in the Colour section. Competition is just as fierce in the overall standings with just 6 points separating the top 6 in the Colour competition and just 5 points separating the top 7 in the Monochrome:


Mono Colour
1st Mark Seton 37 1st David Woods 38
2nd Sophia Spurgin 36 2nd= Mark Seton 37
3rd David Woods 35 Sophia Spurgin
4th = David Kearley 34 3rd Andy Thorpe 36
Helen Hooker 4th= Paul Manley 35
David Cutts David Cutts
5th= Andy Thorpe 33 5th= Helen Hooker 34
Andrew Macphereson Diane Le Count
Sandy Osborn
Top 5 Totals After 2 Rounds
Mono Colour
1st Helen Hooker 72 1st Mark Seton 75
2nd= Mark Seton 71 2nd David Woods 73
Sophia Spurgin 3rd Sophia Spurgin 70
David Woods 4th= Helen Hooker 69
3rd David Cutts 69 Andy Thorpe
4th David Kearley 68 Diane Le Count
5th Andy Thorpe 67 5th = Paul Manley 67
David Cutts

PDI Round 2 Results

Ray Kimberley judged this year’s second round of the Digital Projected Images. This was Ray’s last visit to the club before retiring from the judges circuit and we wish him well in all his future endeavours. Ray gave a really wide range of marks which meant we had an excellent spread of scores:

1st John Atchison 38 points
2nd = Sophia Spurgeon 36 points
Linda Lamb
4th Sam Debbah 34 points
5th = Matthew Bickham 32 points
Andy Thorpe

In the beginners group the top 3 were:

1st Matt Thompson 35 points
2nd Graham Wilson 36 points
3rd Stephen Bishop 28 points


Halloween Themed POTM for November 2015

Congratulations to Andy Thorpe for his picture “Ghostly Daughter” which is awarded our Picture of the Month

Pumpkin with shadowy young girl behind

Ghostly Daughter


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Press Association Competition

Andy Thorpe - PrincessWe had Paul Winspear, Editor of the Herts and Essex Observer judge our inaugural Press Association Competition on Tuesday. The idea behind the competition was to see images that complied with the Press Association rules where nothing may be done to a press photograph that alters the truth of the original scene – thus leveling the playing field for non-photoshop et al users.

The competition was won by Andy Thorpe who actually took joint first prize with his Princess image (shown) and his image “Sparrow hawk enjoying its prey”

You can see some of Paul’s favourites on the Herts and Essex Observer website 

Print Competition Round 1

The first round of the print competition took place last week judged by international judge Dr John Law.

In the monochrome section Helen Hooker made an impressive start with 38/40 with Mark Seton scoring the same in the Colour section. Top 4 tables follow:

Monochrome 1st Helen Hooker 38pts 2nd David Woods 36pts 3rd= Sophia . . . → Read More: Print Competition Round 1

October 2015 Photo of the Month

The October Picture of the month goes to Matthew Bickham with his photo “St Paul’s Reflections”

St Pauls Reflections

Be sure to look out for it in the Photosound window when you are in town.

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DPI Round 1

Barrie Hatten judged this year’s first round of the Digital Projected Images – congratulations to Sophia for her 40/40 for the night – top 4 were as follows:

1st Sophia Spurgin 40pts 2nd Mark Seton 39pts 3rd Paul Lambert 37pts 4th = Matthew Bickham 36pts John Aitchison Andy Thorpe

In the beginners Alister Crompton takes the . . . → Read More: DPI Round 1

Press Association Rules Competition

This is a new competition for projected digital images. The press association is the governing body for press photography and they have become very worried that faked photographs will undermine the credibility of the press. To prevent this they have introduced the rule that nothing may be done to a press photograph that alters the . . . → Read More: Press Association Rules Competition

September 2015 Picture of the Month

Congratulations to Sophia Spurgin for her lovely close-up “Reached the Top”

Reached the top by Sophia Spurgin

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Second week back – Workshop

Good evening everyone,

This week is our first workshop of the new season.

There are a few things happening so there should be something for everyone.

Firstly, Bill will be running a still life setup with studio lights. Karen has kindly agreed to do a flower display for you to photograph.

Secondly, for those who . . . → Read More: Second week back – Workshop