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

Win a Year's Free Electricity!

Hello,

 

I just wanted to let you know about a photography competition that’s just been launched by Friends of the Earth, with some fantastic prizes available.

 

The theme is renewable energy, which can be interpreted as creatively or imaginatively as you like. The winning and shortlisted photos will appear in an exhibition to be held in the autumn.

 

And there are prizes available for winning photos including a year’s free electricity.

 

Full details are available here: http://www.foe.co.uk/living/competitions/cbe_photo_competition_36350.html

 

The closing date for entries is 17 August, and photos should be emailed to: photocomp@foe.co.uk

 

I would be very grateful if you could let your members know about this competition.

 

Many thanks,

 

Glyn Thomas
Friends of the Earth

EAF exhibition entry success!

Some details on our EAF success for this year! Congratulations to all who entered.

Digital:

  • The Goth – Paul Munns – scored 12
  • Lincoln Cathedral – Wasi Siddiqi – scored 12
  • Jack’s Eye – Paul Langshaw – scored 12
  • Thunderbird’s are Go – Paul Langshaw – scored 12
  • Gothic Oxford – Tanya Warren – scored 12

Colour Prints:

  • Hawker Hind XV Squadron in Afghan Airforce Colours – Ronnie Pickford – scored 12.5
  • The Lifesaver – Lynne Owen – scored 12.5
  • The Girl at the 8 Ball Diner – Lynne Owen – scored 12.5
  • Leg Room – Jeff Owen – scored 12.5
  • Storm – Gary Nicholls – scored

Portrait Photographer of the Year

 

 

 

Don’t forget that the next competition is Portrait Photographer of the year on the 23rd of April. The entries need to be:

  1. 6 prints within the standard competition 40×50 dimensions.
  2. Not be more then 24 months old.
  3. Not have been used in a previous Portrait Photographer of the Year competition.
  4. Each print must have its own title.

Good luck!

Happy New Year

I wish all of you a very Happy New Year and a healthy and prosperous 2012.

I’ve enjoyed a little break away from the club and the Newsmail, website etc.

Exhibition – We need your prints ASAP

As you may know we are holding a public exhibition in September and need your prints to make it a success. We still need around 70 prints to make the exhibition the success it was last year. If you’ve got a print that you’d love to have in the exhibition and be part of something you can be proud of we need you can contact Arthur (aarthurphoto@aol.com)