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Club Report – Friday 21st Nov

Marjorie Burge writes:

Clive Tanner FRPS DPAGB from Maidstone Camera Club was our chosen judge for the 2nd Print Competition of the season. Clive’s background in judging over many years includes being the current Chairman of the KCPA Judges Panel, and a former President of the KCPA. Ample experience to enable him to judge the 98 prints that made up the three divisions in our competition. Clive gave each image detailed analysis, and it was clear that for Clive they must be attractive to look at, if possible contain some drama, tell a story and show some involvement from the photographer. Many images were classed as ‘competent’ but Clive was looking for ‘something more’, and chose the following :

Division 1:  1st Philip Hinton with Maria – Goth Beauty, 2nd Anthony Baines with Rising on a Pillar of Smoke, 3rd Helen Taylor with Shells and Silk.

Division 2:  1st Chris Yates with Typhoon Take-off, 2nd Mike Routley with London I Pods, 3rd Chris Yates with Watching Bricks Dry at Pluckley Brickworks.

Division 3:  1st Graham Salisbury with I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations, 2nd Alan Britton with St. John’s Hospital, Bruges (Cyanotype Print), 3rd Marcello Tomasini with The Dead Next Door.

Maria – Goth Beauty by Philip Hinton ARPS

Watching Bricks Dry at Pluckley Brickworks by Chris Yates

Clive thanked APS for giving him the opportunity to judge our competition, saying it had been a feast of photography from the very first print to the last. It was indeed good to see so many entries of such high quality, particularly in Division 3, and to see such imagination from members of APS. Well done everyone.

League tables:

Next Friday, 28th November, we have ‘The Wild Side of Bob’ when Bob Devine ARPS DPAGB BPE3* EFIAP will be showing and talking about his passion for wildlife photography. Bob has travelled the world in search of unique situations for photography and won many awards in international competitions. Check out his website at to find out more about him – or just come along and see it for yourself.

Entries for the 3rd PDI competition are also required with a cut-off time of midnight Friday 28th Oct.