Sydney Harbour International got their results out in double quick time after judging this weekend. Roger entered four images in the open colour section and was rewarded with four acceptances, a FIAP Ribbon for a new image 'Becky Downie' and the FIAP Gold medal for 'Girl Power', another weightlifting image of the GB lifter Sarah Davies.
1st Place images 2015-16
Two BPE salons declared their results this week, Neath and Rushden. Our new president, Ian Copley, continued his steady progress towards his goal of BPE3* with two acceptances in each salon.
'The Lifter' continued it's unbroken success in BPE's with an HC in Neath and a PAGB Gold in Rushden. That's now 15 salons in a row. A short track skating image 'Edging it' also received a selectors award and 'Dusting Down' an HC.
“CHESTER STREET LIFE”
The PRIZE!!! A Panasonic Lumix GX8 (Silver) Camera complete with 15mm f1.7 Leica DG Summilux Lens WORTH £1098 - (price correct at the time of the competition being announced)
To take part in the competition “Chester Street Life”, we invite you to submit an Image or Images (a maximum of 3 images only per person may be submitted) depicting life and or activity in Chester City Centre or its immediate vicinity.
The competition opening date is Sunday March 20th 2016 with a closing date of midnight on Sunday May 15th 2016. After which time, all entries and submissions will be judged by our panel of 3 judges. The winning entry will be made known by Tuesday June 14th 2016 after which the winner will be contacted in due course with a date to be arranged for the winner to collect their prize.
The competition is open to all age groups.
The magazine 'Cheshire LIfe' is hosting a competition sponsored by Wilkinson Cameras. The only rules are that professionals may not enter, and that the images must be taken in Cheshire. There is no limitation on the subject matter. First prize is a FujiFilm X100T.
Full details at:
Entries have to be in by 23rd September, and are to be downloaded to http://www.cheshirelife.co.uk/photos/upload-a-photo where you will need to register (for free) before uploading your image.
If you are interested in the history of photography and want to see over 280 stunning prints by photographic icons such as David Bailey, Terry Donovan, Richard Avedon, Norman Parkinson to name but a few then grab yourself a cheap train ticket down to London and head for the National Portrait Gallery to see their current exhibition Vogue 100: A century of style.
These are original prints from both the Conde Naste and private collections being shown together for the first time to tell the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world. The collection may never be shown together again, so it's well worth planning a trip, or combining it with other activities in the capital.
The exhibition is on now and finishes on 22nd May.
Click on the link for more details
Congratulations go to Chester member Lynne Ewin who has been awarded an LRPS from the Royal Photographic Society.
We asked Lynne to tell us about the process in her own words.
Do yo fancy challenging yourself and your photography over the summer? Looking for themes to shoot?
Then why not have a go at AP's Photographer of the Year competition which begins this month.
There are 8 themes , all of which can be entered individually and the best score cumulatively gets crowned APOY 2016.
The latest British photographic salon (BPE) to declare its results is Clay Cross in Derbyshire. Ian Copley managed a 'magnificent seven' and Roger managed to scoop first place in both the colour and mono sections with 'Ellie Downie' and of course 'The Lifter'. He also managed a selectors award in mono for the rings gymnast image 'Dusting down' which was successful in our internal mono competition recently.
Many of us enjoyed the talk from Gerad last season.
Gerad has been awarded a very well deserved honorary FRPS by the RPS in 2016
Roger's 'hot' image 'The Lifter' scooped gold at the BPE national exhibition at Solihull last week and 'Release' scooped a silver selectors medal.
Roger also entered a FIAP international exhibition in Maitland Australia (100 miles north of Sydney) and today won a FIAP gold medal, again for 'The Lifter'
That's 5 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze and 3 HC's in it's 10 outings.
It seems to be an image with both impact and universal appeal.
Over 50 prints were submitted to the society's first 'A4 Unmounted Print Competition'. The purpose behind this new event was to encourage more members to put forward prints, without being daunted by the need to generate A3 sizes, and not having to mount them.
If, like me, you're interested in the history of photography then you might like to read an article I came across recently on the construction of the statue of liberty.
Poignantly apt after the recent atrocities in France to look back at their gracious gift to America over 125 years ago to celebrate libery and friendship between nations.
Roger's popular image 'The Lifter' received more acclaim by finishing 4th in APOY's 'Shades of Grey' competition and appears in this weeks Amateur Photographer.
He has also been shortlisted in EEF's manufacturing competitiion. He has been invited down to the House of Commons next Thursday where all the shortlisted images will be exhibited before the announcement of the winners. The image is 'The autoclave operator', a rare selfie!
Derek Meredith, our Competitions Secretary, has been looking at the number of entries into our competitions during the current season, as compared to the previous three years. The results show a healthy increase.
Looking at the Open competitions, there has been a 39% increase in group A workers submitting prints, and a 35% increase in projected image entries. Furthermore, the B category, aimed at less experienced members, has seen a jump of 24% in their submissions. This is very encouraging.
The very process of putting up your work to be evaluated by a judge is a learning exercise that helps you to improve. And most of the feedback is sympathetic and helpful. And it does add a bit of 'buzz' when you see your images progressing through the 'knockout' stages during the judging of the competition
Frome Wessex is the latest salon to declare its results and the Chester duo of Ian and Roger were successful.
Ian managed 3 acceptances and Roger 6 with 'The Lifter' scooping up another gold medal in the monochrome section - It's second gold and six awards from six outings maintaining it's unblemished record.