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Record competition

Report by Marjorie Burge

On Friday 19th October, Robin Harmsworth of Uckfield Camera Club judged our Record Competition. Robin is an accredited KCPA judge, and a self-taught photographer with many years experience behind the camera. With 44 PDIs and 14 prints to judge, Robin gave each image his full undivided attention, explaining what he was looking for, and where there were areas for improvement. He worked carefully within the rules for record photography, especially the accuracy required to recreate an object from the information given. Detail, and a sense of scale and depth were important (some titles included measurements), some images were too creative, and cropping was occasionally an unavoidable problem where an isolated image was required. Robin acknowledged that record pictures were often difficult to take, and extremely difficult to judge, saying that he would have chosen more if the rules allowed. He held back ten images in the PDI section, and was reluctant to lose any of them in choosing his first second and third. The high quality of the entries in this competition, and the excellent commentary by the judge made this another really good evening at APS. Congratulations all round.

1st Chris Shore with Main Door – Tintern Abbey
2nd George Pearson with Grave Statue, Kensal Rise Cemetery
3rd George Pearson with The Death of The Virgin (Relief)

1st Neil Owen with Central Tower Detail with Transept Arches York Minster
2nd Peter Skynner with HMS Comus Memorial Part Window at All Saints Newland Gloucestershire
3rd Mark Caldwell with Harrington Monument, Exton, Leicestershire.

The overall winner of the Janet Morris Memorial Trophy was Neil Owen with Central Tower Detail with Transept Arches, York Minster.

Central Tower Detail with Transept Arches, York Minster by Neil Owen
Next Friday, 26th October, Janine Ball LRPS BPE1* will be giving a talk on Compositing Images.  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.