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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 weeks picture is Irene Drummonds Winning Picture from the 2014 Martin Avery Creative Competition held at South Manchester Camera Club.
It is titled ‘Reflections on a Bridge’
Sunday 23 November Development Group was very well attended for Chris Everett from Wilkinson Camera. Chris gave an excellent talk even though many of the strange music groups he photographs were unknown to his audience. Chris went on to talk of Photoshop and Light Room which was very helpful. Chris like a growing number of photographers has stopped using his Nikon DSLR and heavy lenses in favour of a Fuji system. His girlfriend Emma is pleased, as she had to help carry his DSLR gear to gigs.
A very big thank you to Chris and Emma and hope that we can get them back in the future.
Looking forward to Irene Drummond uploading the photgraphs taken at the meeting, especially, the pics taken when the group started singing Happy Birthday to Paul Moore. Priceless……
A lot of you will remember Stuart Kerr who was with us a couple of years ago. He left and went off to do teacher training and now has a permanent post which at the moment is keeping him busy,
He is now very busy, Stuart and his wife have the joy of a wonderful baby boy. They have wanted children for a long time and have now adopted their beautiful new son. I know we would all love to wish them very best wishes.
Martin Avery Competition Article written by Barbara Green
On Monday 17th November a group of SLPS members travelled to South Manchester for the 2014 Martin Avery Competition, to see our entry compete against those from Chorley, North Cheshire, St Helens, South Manchester and Southport. Before the meeting started, we were allowed a preview of the prints which revealed a very high standard indeed, rather daunting.
Bob Dennis was the judge and throughout the evening he showed admirable fairness and consistency in his critiques, as well as letting slip his fondness for horses, useful to know for future reference perhaps. After the interval, the tension began to mount, especially when Bob came to allocate marks to the eight prints short listed as possible winners. At last there were only two prints left on the stand, one by Adrian Lines and the other by our own Irene Drummond! The suspense was palpable as Bob took his time deciding but eventually chose Irene as the winner – deservedly so, as her print of the bridge in Venice is a beautiful image, timeless in its appeal and praised very highly indeed by Bob for its superb composition, creativity and artistic merit.
SLPS came fourth overall out of the six clubs but nevertheless, there was a definite air of celebration as we accompanied our jubilant winner back to Liverpool. Well done, Irene!
– 1st: Chorley PS & Southport PS (205 points)
– 3rd: SMCC (202 points)
– 4th: South Liverpool PS (198 points)
– 5th: North Cheshire PS (196 points)
– 6th: St Helens PS (191 Points)
To see the selected images that were entered please click HERE
This is an all day workshop and will feature theory, lighting and Photoshop techniques to build a believable composite image. Limited to 10 attendees, lunch and refreshments included, please use the buy it now button via the link below to secure your place. A camera is required that has a hot shoe fitting, and has a manual mode to get the most from the day and you may wish to bring a computer along to work on the images. You will need to be computer literate and have a basic understanding of Photoshop. If not you are still welcome to attend and follow the examples shown and take notes. You can book HERE,
For the results to date please click HERE
Here are the winning images for the competition.The dynamic duo of Tom Kipping and Bill Davies taking the awards.
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.
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 @……..