Month: November 2015

Alsager CC v Crewe PS 26 November 2015

Alsager fielded some excellent images, as indeed did we; and it was always likely to be a close thing. In the end Alsager took the charming trophy (a golden SLR) by just three marks. RESULTS. It was a very entertaining evening presided over the affable Daryl Giles CPAGB whose judging was light-hearted, well- balanced and well timed. The thing about these events is…

19 November 2015 Talk by Paul Hill BPE

At this week’s meeting we viewed all the prints in the latest L&CPU Folio. Since PDIs of the prints had been asked for the presentation of the accompanying AV was very good and improved our enjoyment of the prints. After the break we had member Paul Hill talk to us. He had not publicised what he would talk about but…

What makes a good monochrome print?

This is Peter Hrebien’s photograph of Martin Simpson. It shone out in our last competition for sheer print quality. What constitutes a fine monochrome print is something which all the old hands profess to know but nobody quite likes to commit themselves to define. You won’t quite see it here because this is small digital representation, lacking the size, feel,…

Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE4* – 12 November 2015

Mike showed us his successful competition pictures which featured people in costume at Blists’ Hill, the Black Country Museum, Whitby and various other sites together with landscapes from the Hebrides, the Dingle peninsular and Anglesey. There were shots of intriguing decrepitude too, a derelict cottage that Mike and his colleagues from Smethwick came across. Mike was remarkable for his frankness…

Print 1 2016 – (Front Page 2/11/15)

When we hold a competition the pictures are judged by someone from outside the club, who is, of course, unaware of who has taken them, consequently progress by members in the quality and nature of their work goes unremarked. This week, however, we will be putting that to rights by taking a second look at some of the prints from…

Front Page: 26 October 2015

  There are few photographers of the stature of Salgado and his Genesis exhibition has been touring the World recently. This time he concentrates on Nature rather than people (as he did on “Workers” and “Migrations”). All his photographs are black and white, not the default, the obvious, colour. Salgado certainly made me think again about using monochrome for nature photography and…

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