Monday, 31 October 2016

Singleton Lake (Autumn Colours) Outing

Philip Hinton writes:

On Sunday a group from APS met with members of  Friends of Singleton Lake for a shot of autumn colours.  We were rewarded with sightings of Kingfishers flying back and forth across the lake and a Little Egret flying across as well.  Martin Till led the group, giving plenty of good advice on how we could get the best images from around the lake.

Here are a selection of photographs taken during the morning:


by Philip Hinton

by Philip Hinton

by Philip Hinton

by Martin Till

by Martin Till

by Martin Till

by Martin Till

by Ian Macey

by Ian Macey

by Ian Macey

by Ian Macey

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Zombie Walk Outing

Sean Harding writes:

Great turn out on a sunny Saturday (30.Oct) afternoon down at Folkestone for the Zombie Walk.  The zombies started at the old train station at 3pm and walked along Folkestone Arm and back.  Then there were prizes for best Zombie.  With many great opportunities for lots of photos it is a shame this was the last time the event will be held.

Group Photo

by Sean Harding

by Sean Harding

by Sean Harding

by Sean Harding

by Avril Christensen

by Avril Christensen

by Avril Christensen

by Avril Christensen

by Avril Christensen

by Avril Christensen

by Avril Christensen

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Suie Tomasini

by Suie Tomasini

by Suie Tomasini

by Suie Tomasini



Saturday, 29 October 2016

Club Report – Portrait Competition (Friday 28th Oct)

Marjorie Burge writes:

On Friday 28th October Gary Carter CPAGB judged The Tony Culver Trophy Portrait Competition. Gary is a member of Seaford Photographic Society, and Junior Vice President of the KCPA. There was a good entry in the competition with 26 prints and 50 PDI’s for Gary to comment upon. I was struck by the careful observations made by Gary on not only the figure forming the portrait but of every little detail in the background. Possibly because I sit in the back row many of these details would have been missed if he hadn’t given them special mention, and of course they are all part of the complete image entered. In all images the eyes were central to success, with tonality of skin tones a close second, He liked the images to ‘tell a story’ and for the models to be at ease with the photographer.  Cropping and the use of a square format was recommended for some images, and light areas, as always, needed to be toned down.  Gary was always positive with his comments and while there were obviously some that he preferred above others, he said they were all strong images and worthy of a second showing in other competitions.

Prints:  1st Philip Hinton with I Say a Little Prayer, 2nd Anthony Wright with Grandma, 3rd Karen Saunders with Matthew.

I Say a Little Prayer by Philip Hinton

Grandma by Anthony Wright

Matthew by Karen Saunders

PDI:  1st Chris Yates with Determination, 2nd Maria O’Connell with Bad Hair Day, 3rd Lesley Parker with Working Hard.

Determination by Chris Yates

Bad Hair Day by Maria O’Connell

Working Hard by Lesley Parker

Overall winner of the Tony Culver Trophy: Chris Yates with Determination.

Givaudan will be giving a private fireworks party to their employees next Friday so our meeting next week will be on Wednesday 2nd November when Steve Carroll ARPS will be judging our 2nd PDI Competition, and entries will be required for the 2nd Print Competition. Visitors welcome.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

KCPA - ROSS CUP REMINDER


October 2016
Dear Club members.
                                         
ROSS CUP REMINDER.              

This year’s Ross Cup competition takes place on Sunday 30th October at Ditton Community Hall, with doors opening at 1pm.

Map to venue (Click on direction arrow to enter address travelling from)

The Ross Cup offers a great opportunity for club members to come along and meet other photographers from different clubs, to chat with them and your own club members over a hot drink, and to view the many printed and mounted images on display before you take your seats to listen to our judge Walter Benzie HonFRPS begin his comments at 3pm.

Presentations will be made to the Merit Award certificate winners (max 10). The Mick Smithson Shield and Premier Award Certificate will be awarded to the Photographer, who in the opinion of the Judge has produced The Best Print. The Lakeland Holidays Landscape Trophy will be awarded to the Photographer who in the opinion of the Judge has entered the Best Landscape Print.

Most Improved club trophy will be presented to the club with the highest placement as compared to their position in the competition the previous year.

The Ross Cup Trophy, will be presented to the club who has achieved the highest total marks in the competition from the 8 prints they have entered.

As well as all this you may even purchase one of the winning raffle tickets and get to leave with a prize. We will also give you a catalogue when you leave, as a reminder of the day.

The KCPA look forward to welcoming you, and your fellow club members.

Kind Regards


Tracy Hughes CPAGB LRPS
KCPA Senior Vice President

Club Outing - Singleton Lake (Autumn Colours)

In June we had a club outing to Singleton Lake (http://ashfordps.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/singleton-lake-outing.html) and we have another outing this Sunday, 30.Oct.

We are meeting with the Friends of Singleton Lake at the lake car park for an autumn colours shoot, this will begin at 10.00am. There is not just the lake , there is the meadow and the river as well.

Martin Till has done a recce and here are some of the delightful photographs he got:





Monday, 24 October 2016

Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Training Courses

Between the 24.Oct and 30.Oct LinkedIn are making all their online courses freely available (https://learning.linkedin.com/week-of-learning).  They have a library of thousands of photography, Photoshop and Lightroom courses, and normally charge a monthly subscription of £19.79.

Amongst this plethora of training are a number of courses run by Julieanne Kost.  Julieanne is an Adobe Principal Evangelist and highly regarded educator (http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/).  These include:
  1. Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training
  2. Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015)


Why not grab the opportunity while you can.

Bedgebury Pinetum Outing

Sean Harding writes:

On Saturday, 22.Oct, 5 members plus Max (the dog) spent the day at Bedgebury Pinetum (bedgeburypinetum.org.uk).

It's was a great few hours photographing Autumn colours and some very nice reflections in the lakes.  Here is a selection of the photographs taken:


by Suie Tomasini

by Suie Tomasini

by Suie Tomasini

by Sean Harding

by Sean Harding

by Sean Harding

by Sean Harding

by Sean Harding

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders

by Karen Saunders