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 truth of the original scene. Anything that is an artefact of the photographic process may be removed.
Some examples are:

  • black spots from dust on the sensor may be removed
  • coloured fringes may be removed
  • nothing may be cloned out
  • objects may be removed by cropping
  • HDR may be used to open up shadows but not to produce unrealistic effects
  • exposure and contrast may be adjusted in Photoshop

There are some paradoxes, improving a model’s skin in Photoshop would not be allowed but achieving the same effect with make up would be allowed.

There is no requirement that pictures in this competition are news pictures.

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September Picture of the Month

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

Picture of a red LadyBug on top of a soft green shoot

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 want to enter the print competition this year, Andrew is going to give a workshop on mount cutting. The club is also getting a bulk lot of mounts if anyone is interested.

Third and fourth. Mark and I will doing a introduction into Masking and Layers, these will be small groups, but don’t worry we will run the same workshops next time until everyone who wants to take part has done.

And finally, there will be help available for anyone who needs help with their camera and its settings. This will be on an ‘ask for help’ basis as there are not many people interested so far, but we are available for those that do.

Just a quick reminder — to be considered for the club’s Picture Of The Month for printing and display in Photosound’s window you should add your photo to the “Bishops Stortford Camera Club” group on Flickr or Facebook during the previous month. Twitter, Google+ or your own blog don’t count. You should claim the print as your own after the next one goes up.

Thanks, see you Tuesday.

Win a Limited Edition Canon 5D III

Canon are running a pan-European competition to find iconic images off the decade.  Open to all more details can be found here

New Season

It’s that time of year again, the new season of camera club begins! We have had a great summer and thanks to everyone that came along on the Tuesday evenings.  This season the sub’s have stayed the same at £41 for the year. You can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer. At less than . . . → Read More: New Season

Andy Bishop

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that former member and friend of the club, Andy Bishop, passed away on Sunday night. Unfortunately I do not have any more details or information to share.

Stortford May Games

New Paddling Pool Start

The festivities started at the new paddling pool, then there were 2 parades up to the Monastery Gardens on Wind Hill, where an afternoon of mediaeval goodness was had.

Photos from 3 club members acting as official photographers, though we did see 4 others…

Tuck vs Hood Friar Tuck meets . . . → Read More: Stortford May Games

Help Needed at the May Games

We’ve had the fowling appeal for assistance from Contexture Theatre who are organising the event for the council:

Bishop’s Stortford’s unique May Games celebration is under a week away and we need your help.

We’ve got an amazing day planned – our professional cast are busy rehearsing for their street performances, our team of supporters . . . → Read More: Help Needed at the May Games

AGM 2015

A quick meeting, with no proposals to consider, the various reports were accepted nem.con. all committee posts were filled from those standing without requiring election, and the final line-up can be seen on the committee page of this site.

A new Cup is to be purchased in memory of our long serving President George Dann. . . . → Read More: AGM 2015


On 14th April we hosted the annual multibattle versus Cambridge, Hertford, Moulsham Lodge and Saffron Walden. There were some really high quality entries from all clubs with Hertford taking the DPI section with 88 out of a possible 100 and Saffron Walden taking the print section with a remarkable 95 out of a possible 100. Cambridge, . . . → Read More: MultiBattle