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Do you want to find out if SLPS is for you? Come along to one of our Thursday evening meetings at CADWA L16 1JP, 8pm to 10 pm (see MEETINGS page for details/map).
We also have an Improvers’ Group meeting once a month.
Just turn up at 7.45 or, better still, contact Angelica to let her know you are coming. (No need to bring anything with you.)
Very many thanks to all our SLPS members who have entered their work for the exhibition. I personally feel that it’s been the best show of work ever!
So many members and their friends have been involved in the planning, preparations, printing, publicity and delivering all aspects of the exhibition, including our Presentation Evening. We couldn’t have achieved all of this without you!
Displays have now been de-rigged, prints returned to their owners and accounts being settled. Winners of the Catalogue Draw are Denise from Southport, Alexandra from Nottingham and Gina from Liverpool 17.
So now……… the delivery team are required to undertake a de-briefing so as to improve on this year’s efforts. Do please send any helpful comments to the Secretary within the next five days.
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Members can look forward to receiving their new syllabus booklets in September. For those who can’t wait or need to plan holidays, here’s a sneak preview from Bert. It also details the hand- in dates for competitions throughout the following season. Syllabus draft
If you have visited our Exhibition in Liverpool Cathedral and would like to visit our club one evening, do please check out this syllabus and come along.
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Thursdays’ competition night saw a lot of new members trying, and succeeding in their first attempts at making a four image panel. We had colour and mono PDI entries in one section and colour and mono Prints in another section. The overall winner of each section winning a splendid trophy for their trophy cupboard. These trophies will be given out at our Annual Exhibition Open Evening on 27th July at the Anglican Cathedral here in Liverpool. Our Judge for the evening was the renowned Robert Millin from the equally renowned Wigan 10 Photo Club. Robert said that the standard was high and there were many pleasing images. In the end the winners were panels that told a story as well as being a nice set of coherent images. It was also William McDonough’s last night on the computer, William has been doing all the monthly competitions and some others for the last three years and was rewarded with a well deserved round of applause at the end of the evening.
The winners were:
Colour PDI Ed Foy
Mono PDI Simon Rahilly
Colour Print Simon Rahilly
Mono Print Tony Morrissey
Last night, Monday the 15th June was a good night to remember. Graham Currey, the SMCC President invited us a while back to participate in this competition, as he thought that both of our clubs were of a similar standard. So last night we tootled down to Prestbury with our six pdi and six print images to see if this was true, and to see whether we were good enough to come in the top two or three. The judge for the evening was Robert Millin, from the world famous Wigan 10.
The first half which was the pdi section. There were some really great images and at the end of the section we were 3 points off the lead in second place, behind Atherton and District. We scored 107 against their 110. So we were quite happy at that moment.
Going into the print section next. There were some great prints to beat, but we were only 3 points behind. Wow, was the competition stiff? Nip and tuck all around and we came second in this section as well. The leader board in this section had changed, South Manchester were in the lead 108 to 105, so we are looking good at the moment. We just had to wait for the totals. The projection programme is Dicentra so it added it all up by itself. The individual clubs had their own score sheets to keep track of proceedings as well.
With all the points now in, we had 107 in the dpi round for second place and 105 for the print round for second place for a total of 212. This put the difference between first and second place at just 3 points. It’s a good job that we were in first place!!!
The last meeting in May saw the judging of the annual competition for digital images featuring Merseyside it’s places and events. This years competition produced a record number of entries from a record number of authors. This despite some our regular entrants giving the rest of us a chance by not entering. Our judge on the night was Bill Preston. Bill was very complementary about the standard of the images and gave good feedback and advice to all the entrants. The friendly banter and humour of the South Liverpool Members Always ensures an enjoyable evening.
The competition and evening was run by Bert Whittlestone who did rather well! The result were as follows;
First Place was Bert Whittlestone with “Lambanana Walkies”
Second Place was Bert Whittlestone with ”Pier Head and Canal”
Third Place was Mike McWade with “Liverpool Batala Band”