Terry scores a hat trick in 2nd Quarterly PDI Competition

There was a bumper entry for our judge for the evening, Paul Adams ARPS, DPAGB, FDPS, to deal with. Paul gave a full critique on all the images in the Intermediate Group the first place slot went to Steve Hewitt with "Reach for the Sky", with Steve Lee in second place with "Love in the Mist" and Lorina Dean was awarded third place with "End of the Summer". In the Advanced Group Paul gave four 20's but the first, second and third slots were all awarded to Terry Scales with "Looking Up - Truro Cathedral", "Devon River Rapids" and "From the Shore at Twighlight". The fourth 20 was awarded to Cherry Larcombe with "Emerging Common Orchid".

Inspiring Evening with Russell Miles

The club had a wonderful talk by IOTPS member Russell Miles entitled 'The Life of the Hare'. Russell's passion for the animals really shone through and his many years of sitting in his hide waiting and watching has resulted in some absolutely fabulous images of an animal that is rarely seen and certainly rarely captured in such a sensitive way.

Success at the Ross Cup

Last year our club came 20th out of 32 clubs entering. This year we were THIRD out of 36 clubs entering!!! Our total score was 143 which was only 2 points away from the joint winners with 145 - Beckenham and Maidstone. Not only that but we achieved a “Best Landscape Trophy” and a Merit Award! The Premier Award for the best image in Exhibition was “Strength with Style” by Helen Cooper from Maidstone CC. Our individual scores were: Pathway to the Summit Cumbria by Terry Scales - 20 and the Trophy for Best Landscape Spoutcrag Quarry Cumbria by Jean Seddon - 19 and a Merit Award Tulip Still Life by Cherry Larcombe - 19 Don’t Look Now by Terry Scales - 18 Waiting for Christmas by Cherr

Great Evening with Gavin Hoey

Gavin Hoey has been a freelance photographer since 2001 and has been sharing his extensive knowledge and skill across the internet, facebook and many magazines. He has produced over 1000 free video tutorials in conjunction with Adorama and we were very lucky to book him, as he is now fully booked for presentations until 2020. The first part of the evening was called Camera Alchemy and included demonstrations on bending light, bubble photography, pouring water, basic flash skills and studio portraits. It was a fascinating night with a very appreciative audience who were provided with many ideas to improve their photography and experiment with new ideas. It was a great pleasure to learn from s

Experimenting with Light

We were throughly entertained and informed by James Pearce who creates art using long exposure photography and different light sources, indoors and out. Unfortunately the weather was against us so we stayed inside but we were still able to see how James creates his images, firstly by showing us some of his outdoor images in a series of still photographs and then demonstrating how he created those images. The second part of the evening gave us an opportunity to try some of the techniques. Here are some of our attempts. As you can see there is a lot to learn and a lot of fun. Thanks again James Pearce!

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