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Showing posts from March, 2016

Fri 1st Apr.2016

George Pearson writes:

Expect a crowd at the final round of the Print League this week. A popular judge, Kirsty Ralfs LRPS, will be the final arbiter in what has been a fairly competitive season in all divisions.  Anthony Baines will be difficult to catch in league 1 and Kyle Tallett almost impossible now in league 2.  But league 3 remains open with Les Gordan just nosing out in front.

It is also the 4th round in the small print league (remember to vote).

Entries for the final round of the Projected Images competition are due in by midnight.

The KCPA Annual exhibition selection process takes place this weekend at Detling and it is still possible to view the judging (details on the KCPA web site

5th rnd PDI Competition (18.Mar)

Philip Hinton writes:

The 5th Digital projected image competition was judged by Darren Woolway ARPS. BA. hons. ( who is a commercial photographer and member of Invicta Photography Club.

With a large number of entries Darren was limited to the length of time he could comment on each image.  But with good time management he did  review divisions two and three in the first half, giving technical advice were required and commended the club for the overall high quality and great creativity within the competition.

His final selections were:

Division One:  1st place Gary Shorter with The Final Move, 2nd place Philip L. Hinton with Searching For The Ancestors, 3rd place Martin Till with Bearded Tit.

Searching For The Ancestors by Philip L. Hinton
Division Two:  1st place Linda Thackeray with Big Bear, 2nd place Kyle Tallett with You're Nicked, Wapping Print Dispute 1985, 3rd place Anthony Wright with The Last Sunset.

The Last Sunset by Anthony Wright
Division Three:  1s…

Fri 18th Mar.2016

George Pearson writes:

I must start with huge congratulations to those members who were in the team that won the Diamond Jubilee PI trophy and the selection committee who sorted out our entries (see kcpa-diamond-jubilee-trophy-2016.html). Let’s hope we can carry that forward to win the Ross Cup; we have the depth of talent without doubt.

Friday is the 5th round in the PI League to be judged by Darren Woolway ARPS from the Invicta P.C. He is a commercial photographer well known for images of cars, bikes and machines.

It is also hand in date for the final round of the Print League which in time will be judged by Kirsty Ralfs LRPS and also the deadline for any entries for the AGM in writing.  It’s your club, so an opportunity for suggestions and  a chance to put yourself forward for positions.

N.B. No meeting on the 25th March 14, 2016

Katrina Devenport writes:

If anyone has any proposals for the Societies’ AGM - they need to be given to me in writing, with the proposer and seconders names…

Club Report - “An Image Within Images” A Talk By Anne Sutcliffe FRPS

Philip Hinton writes:

This week we were lucky to have a presentation from Anne Sutcliffe FRPS, on a rare visit to Kent from her home in the West Midlands, a member of Solihull and Smethwick Photographic Societies .

Anne is an international accredited judge and Chair of The London Salon of Photography.  A much respected photographer nationally she explained her love of photography was inspired by her father John Sutcliffe FRPS and encouraged by her partner Allan Millward FRPS.

To gain success she began by seeking to find her own style which she described as pale and interesting, with a good eye for composition her prints from visits to Yellowstone Park In the USA , Cuba and South America on Subjects from landscape, wildlife to street and abstract she explained when she thought it appropriate to manipulate images in photoshop and when not to, she recalled the circumstances in taking each picture.

Ending her talk with recent portrait prints which she found a challenge at first but still …

KCPA Diamond Jubilee Trophy 2016

Ashford Photographic Society have triumphed again, winning the 2016 KCPA (Kent County Photographic Society) "Diamond Jubilee Trophy".  Scoring 148 points we beat Whitstable Photographic Group by 1 point, and now both societies will go on to represent the KCPA at the PAGB inter-federation projected digital images competition at Warwick.

A special mention must also go to Mick Gilburt who was  awarded a "Merit Award Certificate" for his image "Keeper Spills Chance".

Congratulations to Whitstable and the other 34 societies who took part in the competition, and to those individual photographers who won special awards.

The top 5 societies are shown below:

Society Points 1stAshford148= 2ndWhitstable147= 2ndParkwood147= 4thAperture146= 4thAperture146
Whitstable and Parkwood were equal 2nd but Whitstable had two 20s, whereas Parkwood only had one, and this is why Whitstable were also invited to represent the KCPA.

Individual scores for Ashford photographers are as …

Fri 11th Mar.2016

George Pearson writes:

This week we have an extremely talented photographer visiting us as part of a Kent tour.  Anne Sutcliffe  FRPS will present “An image within images”  Her work is eclectic, wide ranging and sometimes challenging.  You can get an idea by visiting

No internal entries are due but if you are entering any prints into the KCPA annual exhibition Friday is the last time Neville can accept the prints for checking. He will kindly deliver them to the KCPA Diamond Jubilee Competition which is being held at the Detling Village Hall at 4.00 pm on 12th March; where we of course have an entry.  If you were thinking of entering Digital Projected Images then I think Friday is also the deadline for uploading to the KCPA web site.

Club Report - PDI Theme Competition (Friday 4th Mar)

Philip Hinton writes:

Friday's Digital Theme competition was judged by Robin Harmsworth, a member of Tonbridge Camera Club and Uckfield Camera Club.  He had a large number of images to review with twenty-seven entries, each having up to six images on a theme of the photographers choice.  There was a diverse range of subjects from natural history to zombies, Robin reviewed each set and commented on each one, then made a shortlist which featured  African silhouettes, Sea Pools and Wild Hares.

The winning selection was 3rd place Ian Macey with Kent Gliding Club, 2nd place Avril Christensen with Job advert for the tannery Fez, 1st place Avril Christensen with Re Cycles.

Re Cycles by Avril Christensen
Job Advert For The Tannery Fez by Avril Christensen
Kent Gliding Club by Ian Macey

On Friday March 11th we have a presentation from Ann Sutcliffe FRPS titled "An image within images".

Fri 4th Mar.2016

George Pearson writes:

Following on from last weeks brilliant evening by Gavin Hoey we have one of our open trophy competitions.  Robin Harmsworth ( will judge the Projected Digital Images Theme Competition selecting first, second and third places and no scoring but with comments.

Friday is also the deadline date for entries for the 5th Projected Image competition.  This will be judged by Darren Woolway ARPS BA Hons on 18th March.

Everything still to play for in most divisions.