News

The latest news from our recent club evenings and events or any other items of interest.

David Smith (Content Creation, Touch and Try and Events Senior Co-

ordinator) gave a very comprehensive, informative and entertaining

overview of the Olympus Camera, now owned by OM Digital Solutions, to

a packed Zoom house of 36 members. A fair number of whom owned up

to being owners of Olympus cameras which they had loved and cherished

going back several decades.


The Olympus product’s comparative compactness, low weight and

technological wizardry are some of the benefits of ownership of this

camera range. The five dimensional, in-camera stabilization system and

the in-camera focus stacking of up to eight images were some of the

technological facilities cited by David.


The presentation started with shots, taken by David himself, in his

favourite genres of portraiture and macro photography. However,

members should really watch the recording of the excellent presentation

and live demonstrations, to get an insight to the full benefits of Olympus

ownership.


David stated that he would welcome members emailing him

(David.Smith@omdigitalsolutions.com) should they have any queries or

want to take their interest to the next level.


In Other News

Paul Campbell, Richard Fulcher, and Harry Wentworth gained acceptances

in the PAGB GB Trophy, much their credit. Their images are reproduced

here:


Gardeners World - Harry Wentworth

Wild Goose Chase - Richard Fulcher

Bad News - Paul Campbell

Fine & Dandy - Paul Campbell

Overall, the club did not do too badly either, coming 15 th out of 41 other

clubs from across the country, proudly being the sole club representing

West Yorkshire.

Tonight, was our first print judging for the annual competition. Our judge being Stephen Dean LRPS, APAGB from our own Federation, YPU.

Stephen started off by thanking the club in their endeavors in enabling print categories to be entered and for his invitation to judge all the prints. Stephen explained that he was judging the print and not the digital images shown on screen.

Our experienced members work was judged tonight and Stephen had a variety of genres and different images from the following categories: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Record, Portrait, People and Figure Studies and as in previous weeks was asked to spread the marks and to hold images back for the Oscars.

Steven gave detailed comments on each print and again we have a judge who gave our authors plenty to think about their work. We had a variety of different authors who had images held back and look forward to the Oscar night in June.

We have the last evening in the print judging in the next few weeks.

Judging continued this week for the club’s annual competition and once again our pivot to remote meetings allowed us to engage the services of a judge outside our federation. This time, despite the distance from Huddersfield, we benefitted from the experience and wisdom of Barnstaple Camera Club's Peter Fry ARPS DPAGB BPE4*. A long way from his usual territory in the Western Counties Photographic Federation, we hopefully presented him with some fresh subjects. On the is occasion his skills as a judge were put to the test with DPIs in the Architecture & Record, People, Portraiture & Figure Study, Scapes and Intermediate categories. As with the first week of judging, Peter was asked to spread marks over a wide range, providing a real split between the most successful images and those that didn't quite make the grade. Comments were detailed and insightful and gave authors plenty to think about with how they might approach shots in future when they return to the field. With the inclusion of Intermediate this week we were treated to work from some of the club's newer members. Several were making their debut in our club's competition this and at least one first time event was successful in getting one or more images shortlisted for a prize at the club's 'Oscars' presentation that will take place later in the year. In the coming weeks we'll look forward to further judging for the club's print work.


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