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Club Report – Record Competition (Friday 20th Feb)

Marjorie Burge writes:David Silk, a member of the Royal Photographic Society, Isle of Thanet Photographic Society and AG Mono, judged our Record Competition on Friday 20th February. David had checked out the KPCA definition of ‘record’ as this is a competition with fairly tight guidelines and images should show enough detail for the original object to be reconstructed from that image. In his judging David felt that some photographers had allowed their images to become too artistic, producing perhaps a more exciting and visually pleasing image but one that didn’t concentrate on the clear lines of the original object. He also had a word to say about the importance of titles. As you will see from David’s selection below, most of the titles did give sufficient information but a few were lacking in depth; this is the one competition where the title must give all the information available. Prints: 1st David Marsh with Memorial in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh to the Men of The 16th Battalio…

Club Report – Informal Discussion Evening

Marjorie Burge writes:We had an informal discussion evening on Friday 13th February at APS. We like to keep our members happy and give everyone an opportunity to have their say on how the club is run – some interesting ideas were offered, and there were a few controversial comments (that’s what discussions are all about), but all of it amicable. APS is a good club and the happiness of the members is important - evenings like this help to bring us all together and keeps the Committee and members in touch. We also held the Audio Visual Competition but, as this is judged by the members present, you will have to wait until next Friday to find out the winner. Next Friday we have The Janet Morris Memorial Record Competition which was due to take place in December but was moved because of the large number of entries in the Natural History Competition.

Club Report–Talk by Darren Woolway ARPS

Marjorie Burge writes:Darren Woolway ARPS was our guest speaker on Friday 6th February when he showed his work under the title of Notting Hill Carnival (Commercial Workflow).  Darren, a member of Gravesend Camera Club, has risen through garden design, modelling and cruiseship photographer, to make his way as a commercial photographer, studying hard to get the qualifications necessary for success.  His Notting Hill photography was by way of contract to Bacchanalia Masband, so very tight boundaries covering images for their website and publicity material, and a very short timescale for completion of the project.  Darren also does car photography for magazines and we saw exclusive pictures of some very expensive models.  Very different from our club photography – lots of negative space required for advertising and slogans – and expert use of additional lighting even on outdoor shots.  Darren obviously thrives on this life and has made himself an expert in his field. It was an educational…

APS Inter-Schools Print Competition

This year’s Ashford Photographic Society Inter-Schools Print Competition was held on the 27th January at the John Wallace Academy. The competition is open to all secondary schools in Ashford and the surrounding area, with the intention of the competition being to encourage photography as an art form and to harness the enthusiasm of both the art departments and pupils, so generating a healthy competitive element. This year pupils from 6 schools took part submitting over 400 photographs, with the Towers School being the overall winners. There were awards for each of the top 3 images from each of the 6 categories in each of the 2 age groups, and 2 special awards, the Mayor’s Trophy and the Judge’s Special Commendation. We would like to extend our thanks to APS member Mike Routley LRPS (www.sugarloaf-studios.photography) for judging the competition, the John Wallace Academy for hosting this year’s event and Givaudan UK Ltd, a local fragrance company, who has once again been our main spo…

Club Report – 3rd Print Competition (Friday 30th Jan)

Premier Judge and ex President of the KCPA Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB from Invicta Photographic Club and Kent Digital Photographers Group was our chosen judge for the 3rd Print Competition of the season on Friday 30th January. With over 90 prints to judge Glyn had a tough task ahead, yet he gave each image his undivided attention.  His passion for all areas of photography really showed with his informative comments and advice, even extending to how the prints were mounted.  There was a wide range of subject matter on display, from natural history, portraiture, sport, all the way through to creative, and Glyn’s chosen winners were: Division 1:  1st Anthony Baines with Porth Nanven, 2nd Helen Taylor with Circles Within Circles, 3rd Bob Devine with Osprey Catches Trout. Porth Nanven by Anthony BainesDivision 2:  1st David Hughes with The Nation’s Tribute – A Time To Move On, 2nd Anthony Wright with Listen, 3rd Ian Macey with Aero (An Homage To Jean Michel Jarre). Aero (An Homage To Jean…