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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).
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.)
This PowerPoint presentation has been compiled by Martin Reece. It takes you through the process for entering this prestigious competition. Please observe the rules, and don’t forget that this is only open to Fully Paid up Members of the Club, we don’t want anybody to be embarrassed.
For the results please click HERE
We started the evening with a presentation to Mike Lawson for his image of a Puffin in flight, which was the peoples choice at our Annual Exhibition at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
Playing to a packed house… The Society’s New Competition Season got under way tonight (25.09.14), the heading for the competition entries submitted, was ‘Humour’.
Our visiting independent Competition Judge for the evening was Mr. Terry Donnelly. Terry’s comments along with his marking regime were ‘exceptional’ and many of the SLPS members commented on this fact, both during and after the evening (in the bar).
The entries from the Society members were good and many of them caused quite a lot of amusements (some more than others) and this made the evening a fun and memorable one. it showed the quality of the images shown, that our Judge for the evening gave at least 17 as a minimum (out of a maximum 20) mark to all the images submitted.
Terry, finally came to his decisions on the winners of the best Colour print, Monochrome print, and Digitally Projected Image (DPI), and he settled on Tom K’s great colour image… titled “who ate all the pies. Next up was Bert W’s wonderful B&W capture… “It’s got to be here somewhere” and finally, Ian K’s DPI… “Another sucker caught. Better call the Doctor – Doctor Who”.
However, Bill Mc, our Competition Secretary, did ask the members to keep their titles short to fit them on the showings (personally I read shorter novels than Ian’s winning title…lol).
The evening came came to a climax, with Terry choosing an overall winning image amongst the three section winners and this was………. Ian K’s DPI with the ENORMOUS title….. lol.
It has to be said, the role of a Judge is not an easy one… to pick an outstanding image within so many good entries, and a judges constructive comments along with their marks, should encourage members to produce a better standard of showing entry. Mr Terry Donnelly’s exceptional comments and marks, certainly inspired many members, and some even remarked that they’d like to take up judging to ‘inspire’ others…
Terry runs a number of courses and photo-shoots, which can be found on his website along with a selection of his images @……..
As part of their 30th Anniversary Celebrations and Exhibition Chapel Camera Club present “An Evening with Chris Weston” Wildlife photographer and story teller.
See his work here
For details please click HERE
Review by Mal Holmes
Following on from last weeks ‘ truly amazing’ presentation… Tonight’s Society meeting (18.09.14), saw an even more memorable showing, but this time from Nature Photographer… Steward Ellett.
Steward and his partner, travel the world, photographing nature, for their own personal satisfaction, however they do enter the odd competition or two, and Steward has had some success with many of his images, which have been selected for books, awards and nature organisations.
Although Steward admitted that he was impeded by his personal choice of using Canon Camera’s (I’m sure that’s what he said…. lol, but I may have misheard it) , the lenses he has chosen are of course made to a superb quality and this really showed in the presentation images he decided to show the Society. Steward and his partner both take images on their travels, and they both ‘sport’ Canon APS-C models for reducing the travelling weight, one has a Canon f2:8 70-200mm, whilst the other carries a Canon f2:8 300mm coupled with a 1.4x converter making a 35mm equivalent after the 1.6 crop factor is taken into consideration… to a 672mm lens
Steward began by stating that if members of the Society wanted to make in-roads into nature photography, then they should start by taking photographs of pet’s, animals in zoo’s and country parks etc, this will give photographers a good understanding of how animals react. Many of Steward’s images are taken from vehicles, as he has found the moment you turn the engine off or leave the vehicle animals, especially in the U.K. have a habit of either running away or hiding out of sight, so knowing your subject by researching the species is paramount to a good image…. this was consistent to what our own ‘Nature’ specialist… Society Secretary…. Mike Lawson, has told us in the past when showing his own work.
Steward explained the many ‘tips and tricks’ he uses to get that Stunning nature image, but of course the main one is to have a ‘guide’ with good local and nature knowledge. The sharpness of the images did them both proud, and Steward showed the Society images from U.K. Hungary, California, Arctic, India and Africa to name a few…
The presentation was as varied, as it was informative, and the evening went well over, its usual closing time of 10:00.pm, with no members leaving before the end, which just enforced how popular a showing, tonight’s presentation was… I’m sure Steward will be re-booked by the committee, to show more of his work in the future.