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3rd Print

Report by Marjorie Burge.

On Friday 1st February we were delighted to welcome Clive Tanner FRPS DPAGB of Maidstone Camera Club, a KCPA premier Judge, Chairman of the KCPA Judges Panel, an ex-President of the KCPA and ex-council member of the RPS, making him excellently qualified to judge our 3rd Print Competition. Clive is a good friend of APS and was well prepared for the 77 quality prints laid out for his inspection. Clive is very honest in his criticism, viewing the image as a whole before commenting, and even with images not to his liking, finding something to praise. Not a lot to be altered, but, as always, darkening down those bright spots, and very hot on halos and careless framing. He was often looking for some extra input from the photographer to bring an image alive – would like to see more mermaids - and was quick to praise original ideas. He held back a quantity of images before choosing his winners, giving hope, encouragement and suspense to his audience. We thanked our judge, as always, and he thanked us for entering such excellent images, urging us to enter them in KCPA competitions, saying ‘They deserve to be seen by more people’. 

Division 1: 

1st Stuart Thompson with Railway Passenger Deep in Thought
2nd Chris Shore with Fairfield
3rd Anthony Baines with Sukhoi Su-27

Division 2: 

1st Karen Saunders with James Williams Sabreur
2nd Phil Drury with Baby Bear Does Yoga
3rd Martin Till with Red Kite.

Division 3: 

1st Neal Williams with Petra
2nd Stephen Bartlett with Women’s Coxed Eight
3rd Adrian Aslett with Keeping up with Learning at Reculver


Sukhoi Su-27 by Anthony Baines


James Williams Sabreur by Karen Saunders


Baby Bear Does Yoga by Phil Drury


Red Kite by Martin Till


Womans Coxed Eight by Stephen Bartlett


Keeping up with Learning at Reculver by Adrian Aslett

Next Friday, 8th February is a Club Night when Anthony Baines ARPS CPAGB, an APS member, will be showing his work and explaining what motivates his photography. 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 ashfordps.org.uk or telephone our secretary Katrina Devenport on 01303 814842 if you have any questions.

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