Henry O'Dwyer

An Evening with Henry O’Dwyer

Henry is a good friend of Ron Pickford.  I’m afraid I don’t know much else about him.  He has agreed to come and talk to us.  I’m sure it will be an entertaining and informative evening.  Come down on Monday April 29th and find out for yourself.

 

Portrait Photographer of the Year

was a total disaster this year due to not having a judge.  There seems to have been some sort of mix up and the judge, Russell Lindsay, thought he was coming to Stevenage next Monday.  Russell and his wife, Barbie, live in Suffolk and it would have taken too long even if they had set out as soon as they realised.  Clearly, we need to ensure that our speakers and judges are reminded by email and that we have contact details for them on the night.  It doesn’t happen very often, but it is a real nuisance when it does.  I do apologise to everyone who came down to the club expecting an exciting competition.  Also to all who entered.  We had more entries than ever before.  The entries have been boxed up and we are going to try and judge them on the evening of May 13th with the Photographer of the Year Competition.  Some members asked if they could add their portrait images to this competition.  I have to say no, as it wouldn’t be fair to all those that had their sets ready for last Monday.  I would like to thank Gary for going through the programme for next year and explaining what we have to look forward to.  David made a collection of “Portrait Cakes”.  He was going to send me a picture of them, but I haven’t received anything yet.  They were very tasty if the one I had is anything to go by.
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Eric Saul ARPS, EFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB

We are very sad to announce the death of local photographer, judge, speaker and friend of many of our club members, Eric Saul.  Eric has been suffering with his mobility for some years now, but has bravely battled on, visiting camera clubs with his wife, Naomi to judge images or speak about photography.  Together they have played a pivotal role in the running of the East Anglian Federation, where Eric was Treasurer for many years.  They were regular members at Shillington Camera Club and were passionate about their photography and encouraging young photographers.  We extend our condolences to his family.

 
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EAF Exhibition

Congratulations to all those below who had images accepted by the EAF Exhibition.  Good work, Team!

 

EAF Exhibition 2013

 

Stevenage PS acceptances

 

Monochrome Prints

 

Chris Thurston – Lone Tree –  12

Chris Thurston – An Alternative Fashion – 11.5

 

Adele Gibson – Rydal Water Tree – 12

 

Elliot Hook – Still Waters – 12

Elliot Hook – The Second Severn Crossing – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

 

Gary Nicholls – Lombok Street Carver – 13 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

 

Colour Prints

 

Chris Thurston – Walking the Dogs -12

Chris Thurston – Frosty Teasels -12

 

Adele Gibson – Symmetry – 13

Adele Gibson – Luskentyre Beach – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

 

Lynne Owen – On a Spin Cycle – 11.5

 

Gary Nicholls – Storm over Bamburgh – 12

 

Digital

 

Elliot Hook – Brown Hare – 13 – Highly Commended – (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

 

Jeff Owen – Waiting and Wondering – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

 

Tanya Warren – Surface Tension – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

 

Gary Nicholls – Saved from her Reverie – 11

 

Paul Langshaw – Iranian Protester – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

 

Chris Thurston – Macabre Night – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)

Chris Thurston – Walking in the Snow – 11

 

 

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Extraordinary General Meeting – Monday 3rd September 2012, 8pm

 

Extraordinary General Meeting – Monday 3rd September 2012, 8pm

 

Proposals for changes to Competition Rules

 

Proposal 1:

 

Proposed by Wasi Siddiqi, seconded by Elliot Hook

 

Addition of the following statement to the general rules:

‘Subjective interpretation of themes (including the Portrait Photographer Of The Year) is permitted’.

 

Proposal 2:

 

Proposed by Ron Pickford, seconded by Gary Nicholls

 

In addition to the statement above, a definition of ‘Monochrome’ is given in the rules.

This is thought to be necessary as from the following season a constant set theme of ‘Monochrome’ prints is to be introduced.  A definition of ‘Monochrome’ is given by the PAGB (our governing body) and therefore it makes sense to adopt this definition.

Definition of Monochrome:

A black and white image or one which has been modified by the addition of a single tone to the entire image.  All other images are defined as colour images.  A black and white image that has been modified by the addition of partial toning or the addition of one colour to any part of the image is a colour image.

In the event of a Natural History theme being selected, the PAGB also have a strict definition of this theme.

Definition of Natural History:

Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs.

Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible.

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks, adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it.

Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene.

After satisfying the above requirement, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.

 

 

 

 

Currently these are the only 2 themes given a definition by the PAGB.

This could be introduced now or wait until the event of a Natural History theme being selected.

If introduced now then the ‘Proposal 1’ statement could read:

‘Subjective interpretation of themes (including the Portrait Photographer Of The Year) is permitted, with the exception of themes defined by the PAGB (see Appendix)’.

Appendix

Definition of Monochrome:

A black and white image or one which has been modified by the addition of a single tone to the entire image.  All other images are defined as colour images.  A black and white image that has been modified by the addition of partial toning or the addition of one colour to any part of the image is a colour image.

Definition of Natural History:

Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs.

Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible.

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks, adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it.

Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene.

After satisfying the above requirement, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.

 

Proposal 3:

 

Proposed by Mike Kersley, seconded by Paul Munns

 

In addition to the above proposals the club adopts the age limit ruling currently in use by the EAF for the EAF exhibition (see below).  This would replace the current club age limit of 24 months for all competitions with the exception of the Arthur Ash Trophy which carries no age limit.

‘Prints and projected digital images must not be more than 4 years old. (This does not refer to the date the image was captured)’.

 

These proposals are to be discussed and voted on at the EGM on the date above.

 

 

Adele Gibson

General Secretary

Enter the EAF Exhibition Now!

EAF Annual Exhibition 2012

Adele is collecting images for the upcoming EAF exhibition.
Last collection date is Monday 5th March.
60p per image to be given to Adele at same time as images.
Rules are summarised below:
Maximum of 3 monochrome prints, 3 colour prints and 4 PDIs per entrant.
Definitions:
Monochrome print: black & white or modified with a single tone applied to the entire image.
Colour print: All other images including a black & white image which has been modified with partial toning or by addition of one colour to any part of the image.
Same or similar images must not be submitted in more than one section.
Final images must not be more than 4 years old (N.B. final images not image capture date).
Images must originate entirely