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Latest news

Beginning of the 2017-18 season

The Reflex Photographic club held its opening evening of the 2017-18 season on Thursday 7th September.

It was great to see so many members, both seasoned members and several new members, for this well attended evening.

We started with a description of the forth coming season and explanation of the competitions and rules for the year.

After our break One of new members bravely allowed us to review a number of his images and was gracious with the “constructive criticism”  that was given.

Next week, 14th September, we will be having a demonstration of print mounting and digital image preparation. I hope to see another hull house for this evening.

Martin Mitchell.
Chairman.

Results of the Clash of the Titans 2017

Thursday 8th June 2017 Reflex held their annual “Clash of the Titans” Competition.

The competition is open to any Print or DPI image which scored 19 or 20 in a qualifying competition.

Carol White-Griffiths LRPS had a hard task to choose the top 3 images of the season; the results are:

1st Place: North York Moors by Tony Clayton (Print)

2nd Place: Budding Amaryllis by Ignatius Mauceri (Print)

3rd Place:  Herne Bay Old Pier by Ignatius Mauceri (DPI)

Congratulations to all members who were entered into this competition; Carol commented on how difficult it was to select the best images as well as the overall high quality of entries.

Martin Mitchell

Chairman,

New Dates and Changes to 2016-17 programme

There has been a few changes to this season’s programme. There are 3 additional dates and 1 change to the programme.

 

30th March 2017 –

This evening is now our Novice Cup Competition. This is a competition open to all members who have not previously won a Reflex Competition. If you think you are eligible for this competition please let a members of the committee know.

 

23rd March 2017 – 

This additional evening will be a lecture on Monitor and Printer Calibration.

 

27th April 2017 – 

Portrait and creative lighting demonstration and lecture by Elisabeth Smith.

25th May 2017 – 

Model Evening – an opportunity to put into practice the lessons learnt above.

 

The new dates can be found on the updated programme here…

Looking forward to these additional sessions and I hope you can get as much out of them as I will.

Martin Mitchell
14.02.2017

 

An evening of “filters and add-ins” with Sue Chapman ARPS CPAGB

Last Thursday Reflex Photographic Club hosted a lecture by Sue Chapman; the subject was “Photoshop filters and plug-ins”.

Sue started with a very interesting talk covering a wide variety of filters; both free and paid for. She explained how to install the filters and gave an explanation of some of the drawbacks and benefits of each.

Sue then  went on to demonstrate a number of filter packages including the free “Google NIK” suite and a number of TOPAZ filters (paid for). It was very interesting to see some of the subtle (and not so subtle) filters in action. It became apparent that these filters can improve an image if used “Creatively, Carefully and Compassionately”.

Last of all we had a brief demonstration of the intriguing “Fractalius” plugin – certainly one I would like to try myself.

On top of this, Sue displayed a number of her high quality prints, including her ARPS panel of subtly  filtered floral images which created quite some discussion.

Overall the evening provided a lot of creative ideas as well as instigating some lively discussion on the subject of “Photography Vs Art”.

Our next meeting 24th November will be our Discovery Day Challenge competition judged by Stephen Carroll ARPS – always an entertaining meeting.

Martin Mitchell

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Latest competition results

WINNING IMAGES

 

Clash of the Titans 2016-17

1st: NORTH YORK MOORS By Tony Clayton

2nd BUDDING AMARYLIS By Ignatius Mauceri

3rd HERNE BAY PIER By Ignatius Mauceri

 

 

 

Carey Roberts 2016-17

(Round 3 of Print League)

1st: CARNATIONS by Elisabeth Smith

 

2nd: FIONA by Martin Mitchell

3rd: PORTRAIT by Ron Ward

HC: BIRTH OF MAN by Martin Mitchell

HC: I WONDER by Elisabeth Smith

 

  NOVICE CUP 2016-17

1st: Are we there yet by Malcolm Rous

2nd: LAKE CAMBIA by Sid Kingman

3rd: PORSCHE AT DRUIDS by James Campbell

 

 

MEDWAY CUP 2016-17 (DPI R3)

1st: Embankment at Night By Janice Anderson

 

2nd: OWL LANDING by Ignatius Mauceri

 

3rd: Mushroom dew drops by Ignatius Mauceri

 

HC: Look into my eyes by Elisabeth Smith

HC: Head to head by James Campbell

 

Manipulation Competition 2016-17

Judged in house by the 22 members present.

1st: IT’S MAGIC by Elisabeth Smith

2nd: CRANE REFLECTION by Ignatius Mauceri

3rd: FLOODED by Ignatius Mauceri

IT’S MAGIC by Elisabeth Smith

CRANE REFLECTION by Ignatius Mauceri

FLOODED by Ignatius Mauceri

 

 

 Ken Hayward Trophy 2016-17

Judge: Tony Bentley

 1st: HARVEST MICE by Rosemary Woolmer

2nd: MUSHROOMS by Ignatius Mauceri

3rd: RED EYED TREE FROG (4035) by Jim Pocknell

HC: MEXICAN RED KNEE TARANTULA by Jim Pocknell

HC: BLACK STICK INSECT by Rosemary Woolmer

 

1st-HARVEST MICE (6352) by Rosemary Woolmer
 2nd-MUSHROOMS by Ignatius Mauceri
 3rd-RED EYED TREE FROG (4035) By Jim Pcknell (47)
 HC-MEXICAN REDKNEE TARANTULA (4094) by Jim Pocknell (47)
 HC-BLACK STICK INSECT (6724) by Rosemary Woolmer

 

 

Vic Cassar Cup 2016-17

(PL R2)

Judge: Glyn Bareham

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1st: Elevated Egg by Elisabeth Smith

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2nd: DRAGONFLY by Tony Clayton

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3rd: MIDWIFE JESSICA by Steve Martin

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HC: tony-clayton_vic-cassar-cup_avian-dispute

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HC: steve-martin_vic-cassar-cup_great-grey-owl

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HC: elisabeth-smith_vic-cassar-cup_number-5

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HC: elisabeth-smith_vic-cassar-cup_station-shadows

 

VICTORY CUP 2016-17

(DPI R2 – Open)

Judged by Ray Bridges

1st: BUZZARD by Jim POCKNELL

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2nd: NUMBER 19 by Elisabeth SMITH

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3rd: EXITING DRUIDS CORNER by Martin MITCHELL

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HC: FACE TIME by Malcolm ROUS

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HC: AT PRAYER by Tony MITCHELL

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DISCOVERY DAY CHALLENGE (Whitstable) 2016-17

(Digital – Open)

Judged by Stephen Carroll ARPS

 

1st: SURF THE MOMENT by Elisabeth SMITH1st-elisabeth-smith_discovery-day-challenge-whistable-2016-17_surf-the-moment

 

2nd: NOT A BITE by Martin Mitchell2nd-martin-mitchell_discovery-day-challenge-whistable-2016-17_not-a-bite

 

3rd: WALL-KIES by Malcolm ROUS3rd-malcolm-rous_discovery-day-challenge-whistable-2016-17_wall-kies

 

HC: TO STAND & STARE by Ignatius MAUCERIhc-ignatius-mauceri_discovery-day-challenge-whistable-2016-17_to-stand-stare

 

HC: WHITSTABLE HARBOUR by Ignatius MAUCERIhc-ignatius-mauceri_discovery-day-challenge-whistable-2016-17_whitstable-harbour

 

 

 

JOHN AMEY CUP 2016-17

(PRINTS R1 Open)

Judged by Clive Tanner

1st: Final Touches by Steve Martin

 

2nd: North York Moors by Tony Clayton

3rd: Windy Morning by Martin Mitchell

HC: Cabbage White Butterfly by Ron Ward

HC: Budding Amerylis by Ignatius Mauceri

 

 

REFLEX CUP 2016-17

(PDI 1 Open)

Judged by Cherry LARCOMBE

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1st: BUZZARD by Jim Pocknell

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2nd: QUIET REFLECTION by Tony Clayton

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3rd: OLD PIER (HERNE BAY) by Ignatius Mauceri

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HC: EUROPEAN EAGLE OWL by Jim Pocknell

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HC: HOME BUILDING by Janice Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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