COVID-19 Update – Club Suspended Immediately

The Committee has been, and still is, closely following the advice given by the Government and Health officials and has decided at this time to suspended Club meetings with immediate effect.

We hope to return in September when the new season starts but this will be dependent upon the advice given at that time.

Members are being kept informed via email and updates will be posted to this website as and when appropriate.

Please stay safe and well, and we look forward to being back up and running as soon as we possibly can.

06/02/2020 – Victory Cup (DLR3)

Here are the results of the Victory Cup 2019/2020. There were 74 entries in total. Congratulations go to:

1st place – MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM by Martin Mitchell
2nd place –  WILD POPPIES by Ignatius Mauceri
3rd place – BARN OWL (Tyto alba) 2122 by Jim Pocknell

Highly Commended – CHRISTMAS DECKS by Colin Pillen
Highly Commended – ROSIE by David Tovey

The Judges for the evening were Ian Stone DPAGB BPE3* and Marie-Laure Stone DPAGB BPE5* EFIAP D1

Winning images and a full run down of the scores have been posted to the member-only area of the website and to the Club’s closed Facebook group.

23/01/2020 – John Amey Cup (PLR2)

Here are the results of the John Amey Cup 2019/2020. There were 72 entries in total. Congratulations go to:

1st place – TEXTING THE FOURTIES by Ignatius Mauceri
2nd place –  BALLET SLIPPER by Rita Howes
3rd place – LICHEN FLOWERS IN VASE by Rita Howes

Highly Commended – WILD GARLIC by Bert Gilchrist
Highly Commended – DESCENDING INKCAPS by Steve Martin

The Judge for the evening was Cherry Larcombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE5*

Winning images and a full run down of the scores have been posted to the member-only area of the website and to the Club’s closed Facebook group.

16/01/2020 – Digital Manipulation Competition

A great selection of digitally manipulated images were entered into this competition. It was great to see members trying out new approaches to their photography. There were 54 entries in total.

Congratulations go to:
1st Place – TIME FOR YOUR MEDICINE by Elisabeth Smith
2nd Place – THIN LIZZY by Steve Martin
3rd Place – TOP DOG MODEL by Nizar Birch
Highly Commended – HEART OF FLOWERS by David Tovey
Highly Commended – REFLECTION TIME by Elisabeth Smith

The judge for the evening was Di Long who did a great job for us.

09/01/2020 – Abstract Photography Presentation

This week the Club was taken in to the world of abstract photography. This session was a precursor to the Club’s ‘Abstract’ digital theme competition which is being held later in the season.

The presentation covered a timeline of photographic events/developments alongside art history, which illustrated when abstract photography came in and how it was influenced by the art movements of the time.

Some of the photographers covered by the presentation were Coburn, Man Ray, Rössler, Funke, Hatakeymana, Ruff and Tillmans. All of whom had a different approach to creating abstract photography.

It was a good evening with much discussion. It will be exciting to see the images created by members for the upcoming theme competition.