Club President George Dann, sad news

Good evening everyone,

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you all know that George Dann passed away today. George, who was 93, had been a member of the club since 1949. He was our President and a dear friend to many. George rarely missed a club night and competed regularly right up until last season. He will be sadly missed.

I will let everyone know the details regarding his funeral when I get them.

Kind regards
Emma x

Our Entries for St Ives Print Competition

Prints chosen to represent Bishop’s Stortford club
Print Title Author
The Acolyte Sophia Spurgin
Drum Horse Frank Smith
Lake Moraine Sophia Spurgin
A Stolen Glimpse of St Paul’s Helen Hooker
The John Webb Windmill Mark Seton
Grey Heron Fishing David Cutts
Abandoned David Cutts
Spooky Church Mark Seton

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Results from the Battle with Brentwood

On Friday we had our annual inter-club battle with Brentwood, 15 DPI, 15 Prints. The club was represented by:-

Image Title Author Score B/wood
Ruddy Darter David Cutts 18 18
Eyes Down Diane Le Count 17 17
 The Scottish Wildcat’s Stare  Helen Hooker 18 18
 The Kelpies Falkirk  Linda Lamb 17 17
 Cherry Blossom  Sophia Spurgen 20 17
 Our Family  Andy Thorpe 20 18
 Wrong side of the Track  Andy Thorpe 17 16
 Hawker Nimrod Mk 2, Duxford  David Woods 18 17
 At the end of the day  Geoff Eldrige 16 17
 Frozen  Leslie Cutts 15 17
 Happy Dog  Linda Lamb 17 18
 Coming Ashore  Philip Wingfield 19 18
 Waiting for God  Philip Wingfield 16 16
 Cynghordy Viaduct  Helen Hooker 15 18
 Tansanian Brewer  Fabio Chiti 19 20
 total 262 262
 Projected Digital Images



Image Title Author Score B/wood
 Waiting for the Storm  Helen Hooker 16 17
 Looking Down  David Kearly 20 14
 Lake Moraine at Sunrise  Sophia Spurgen 18 17
 The John Webb Windmill  Mark Seaton 19 17
 New and Old  Frank Smith 18 17
 Magnolia  Fiona Frazer Thompson 19 18
 Silver Watch  David Kearley 16 18
 Gabriella  Andrew Macpherson 17 16
 Rose Bay Willow  Sophia Spurgen 16 16
 I’ve got my Eye on You  Helen Hooker 17 16
 Derelict Villa  David Cutts 16 18
 Dovercourt Lighthouse  Mark Seton 16 20
 Drum Horse  Frank Smith 18 17
 Nude with Towel  Andrew Macpherson 20 18
 Grey Heron Fishing  David Cutts 19 18
 total 265 257
 Grand Total 527 519
Printed Images

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Into October

Hello everyone,

I hope you have had a nice week and have taken advantage of what must certainly be the last of the good weather for a while. The nights are most definitely drawing in, so lots of opportunities to work on our photoshop skills.

Anyway I have quite a few extra things to include in the newsletter this week so I had best get on with it. Well what an incredibly busy -photographically speaking- week lies ahead:

Monday evening some members are helping HECC Sport take publicity shots, as a thank-you for their giving us space for one of our shoots over the Summer. If you are interested in helping out please contact Andrew before midday.

Tuesday morning 9:00 is a theatre group visit to Contexture Theatre Company’s ‘s dress-rehersal of “Journey’s End” at the Rhodes. We will be shooting, processing, and printing for the show publicity shots before we leave. We will have a Dye-Sublimation printer on site, but if you have your laptop to process your own shots that will help.

Tuesday evening we’re looking forward to a talk from one of our favourite judges: David Steel will be talking about his trip down Route 66, expect great travel shots of Americana

Jackson Square have commented what a great success the exhibition opposite Starbucks has been with strong positive feedback from the public — even the security guards commented how well it was received. If your picture was a part of the Jackson Square Exhibition, please come to pick up the print on Tuesday evening, or arrange to collect it/them from Andrew. The prints are on a plastic board, and still have Velcro style “Hook” tape along 2 edges: for re-hanging you may want this
20mm x 25m’s Adhesive White Loop Tape Only (Velcro equivalent)

Saturday Evening is the Worldwide Photowalk in Colchester, if you would like to take part in this global event, please make sure you pre- R E G I S T E R. With regards to this event if you are going to this and are able to offer a lift to Stephanie please let me know ASAP, she would be extremely grateful.

I really hope everyone enjoyed the workshop on Tuesday. If you took some shots and would like them forwarded to our models Gabriella Morgan and Alistair Gunn please use the following Dropbox link

Finally a note regarding the Rugby festival I mentioned on Tuesday. This event is in 3 weeks time and I feel that this is a little too shorter notice for us to pull this off and do it justice. I have therefore let the organisers know that we would be unable to help this particular time. Although there will be further opportunities in the future. If this is something you would like to help out with, please let me know.

Kind Regards

Emma x

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Weekly Update for the end of September

Hello everyone and happy Sunday,

Hope you have all had a nice weekend, Even though I was busy selling my socks off today at a car boot I managed to enjoy the sunshine, hope you did too. Anyhoo what news do I have for you all?

First up a message from David re the processing . . . → Read More: Weekly Update for the end of September

Photowalk 2014

We are holding our event in this year’s Scott Kelby Photowalk in Colchester. to take part you need to


which will let you enter the competitions as well.

Colchester is a gem of a place which is largely ignored, one of the trading cities of the Hanseatic . . . → Read More: Photowalk 2014

Bank Holiday Week

Hi all

I’m on holiday this week, so Mark is going to lead the evening tomorrow. The plan is a walk around Hatfield Forest, meeting at the first car park at 7:30pm. If it’s raining then we will meet in the Green Man pub in Takeley and then if it dries up we can still . . . → Read More: Bank Holiday Week

Call for a photo — Club Responds

The Observer tweeted a cry for a good SuperMoon Shot.  Within a short time club members responded:

Sandy-Supermoon-1110062 Supermoon over Much Hadham by Sandy Osborn helenhooker_2014-Aug-11 Supermoon in Elsenham by Helen Hooker brianlucy_2014-Aug-11 Supermoon over Sawbridgeworth by Brian Johnson AM-Supermoon-2492 Much Hadham Supermoon by Andrew Macpherson AM-Supermoon-2458 Supermoon over Much Hadham

August weekly update

Hi all

There is a change to this week in the programme. We are now going to do a World War 1 themed photo shoot in conjunction with Contexture, a theatre company based in Bishop’s Stortford. There is the chance that your photograph could be used as the poster for Contexture’s play about boys going . . . → Read More: August weekly update

Weekly Update

Hi all

This week we are going to go to the Three Houseshoes in Spellbrook for a bite to eat (or just a drink) and a catch up. This is going to take the place of the meal in a few weeks as we may have something very cool we can do on that week. . . . → Read More: Weekly Update