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2nd PDI

Report by Marjorie Burge

On Friday 12th October Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS from Bexley Heath Camera Club, judged our 2nd PDI competition. Paul is a KCPA Premier Judge, General Secretary of the Disabled Photographers Society, and a regular visitor to APS, so we knew what to expect from his judging. Every image was given critical consideration, nothing was missed - composition, exposure, tones, cropping (take out those empty spaces), lighting, and an obsession with bright distractions.  He just occasionally, looked for computer enhancement where none had taken place, a difficulty that confronts all judges now. Lots of good advice and wise words in there – 'attention to detail' and 'think before you send'.  There was a high quality entry of almost 80 images, and in all divisions our photographers had entered some stunning images, some staying close to home, some travelling far and wide with their cameras, which made the mix of images difficult to judge side by side.


1st Neville Marsh with Bedecked With Dew
2nd Chris Rogers with Holding The Lead
3rd Richard Nutter with You Looking At Me

1st Karen Saunders with Dynamic Dancer
2nd Zuzana Valla with Piano
3rd Karen Saunders with Giant Kingfisher

1st Neal Williams with Morning Magic
2nd Neal Williams with Looking Outside
3rd Richard Barry with Under The Spotlight

Bedecked with dew by Neville Marsh

Looking outside by Neal Williams

Under the spot light by Richard Barry

Next Friday, 19th October, we have our first trophy competition of the season when Robin Harmsworth will be judging the Janet Morris Memorial Record Competition. This will include prints and projected digital images. We will also have round one of the George Downe Memorial Cup Small Print Competition. Visitors always welcome.

We meet every Friday at Givaudan Sports and Social Club, Kennington Road, Ashford TN24 0LT starting at 7.30, with coffee and bar facilities. We are a very friendly club with photographers of all levels; tuition is given at workshops for members and on club outings members can team up to gain experience. You are welcome to come along as a visitor, talk things through and make some friends, before making that final decision. Find out all about us at or telephone our secretary Katrina Devenport on 01303 814842 if you have any questions.