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

Tonight, we had one of our members, Matteo giving a talk ‘Preparing your image for


Matteo who now lives in Grantham, travelled especially to meet with us face to face

in the Parish Hall, which was much appreciated by all the members.

It was evident that printing is one of Matteo’s passions and has researched the

subject in depth. Matteo provided both a technical and a visual presentation, of how

your printer works in colour spaces, why it is important to calibrate your screen and

to work with paper profiles which suit your images best.

Matteo explained that to get to where he is satisfied with his printing has taken many

hours, trial and error in to perfecting what works well for him and has taken on board

the comments of judges regarding printing and use of papers for certain images.

It was lovely to see Matteo and that he is now moving to London later in the year, so

we still hope to see him on the occasional zoom meeting.

Tonight, we were visited via zoom by Peter Bartlett ARPS, EFIAP/b, CPAGB, BPE3*,

to give us his talk on ‘The way we were’.

Peter is a documentary photographer who shared his long-term interest in street

photography in which Peter documents as he states both everyday life, the banal,

mundane and the ordinary urban landscapes of Northern England and beyond.

Peter shared with us his past projects, especially the images that he took round

Manchester Northern Quarter which made up his ARPS panel and he invites the

viewer make up their minds about each image and what the story might be. Mostly

Peter’s images were in monochrome and from a variety of locations from

Huddersfield, Leeds, Sheffield to London and Milan.

Peter gave us a variety of hints and tips which were thought provoking and

encouraging you to take time and look at the environment around you.

He showed us that Street Photography does not need to be full body or head shots,

can images that are close up or just part of a hand, or feet.

A very inspiring and interesting evening giving members some inspiration to go out

and try to take images themselves.

Our judge, Steve Womack from Wakefield CC for the fourth and final set of Annual Competition categories was given 5 sets of prints: Open Colour; Architecture & General Record; Portrait People & Figure Studies; Travel; and Intermediate (Open). Steve gave comments on every image and held a number back in each category with the result that a number of our members will be watching intently at the ‘Oscars’ evening on 29th June.

Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club would like to thank all our four judges for their careful consideration of our work. Without them and our members’ entries we would not be able to stage our Annual Exhibition so effectively.