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Club Report – Portrait Competition (Fri 23rd Oct)

Marjorie Burge writes:

Paul Dunmall CPAGB, a member of Seven Sisters Camera Club, Chair of The Sussex Federation, and Awards Officer on the Executive Committee for the KPCA, was our judge for the Tony Culver Trophy Portrait Competition on Friday 23rd October. With 74 entries overall (digital and print) it was a full evening. Paul did more than just comment, he entered into a full discussion on each image. He appreciated that portraiture was a difficult subject and the need for some rapport between the model and the photographer giving some control over the final image. Position within the frame was important, negative space okay, not always necessary for the model to be looking directly at the camera, colour not always necessary some images gaining impact in black and white. He seemed worried that some of the female models didn’t smile (although happy with serious men), and some of the images fell outside his strict definition of ‘portrait’, more into environmental portraits he felt. Paul was a good speaker and kept us all informed and entertained throughout the evening. It was good to see so many excellent entries from APS members and Paul had a difficult time making his final choice.

PRINTS: 1st Kyle Tallett with Jon, 2nd Kyle Tallett with Suzanne, 3rd Les Gordon with Monty’s Double.

DIGITAL IMAGES: 1st Anthony Wright with Don’t Go, 2nd Lesley Parker with The Model in Me, 3rd Sue Chapman with Hell No 7.

Congratulations to Anthony Wright who was the overall winner of the Tony Culver Portrait Trophy with Don’t Go.

DONT GO by 14

Don’t Go by Anthony Wright

Next Friday, 30th October is our 2nd PDI Competition when Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB will be judging, and also hand-in night for the 2nd Print Competition.