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

Twenty five authors entered the challenge of presenting their take on

Angles to an audience of more than 36 via Zoom. Two members

volunteered to offer a critique of the images which encompassed a range of objects, from windows, stairs, and scantily clad models to birds of prey.


All the images were of a good quality and the authors are to be

congratulated not only for this but also on their originality of thought. The

reviewers too, are to be congratulated for the thoroughness of their analysis and the amount of time they must have spent in preparing their critiques. Their delivery was relaxed, informative and covered not only the technical aspects of photography but also some of its history and their own reminiscences of places and events.


Based on a tally of votes previously cast by members the four winners

were:


1st place - Mike hay for his image Angular skylight in Piece Hall:


2nd place - Colin Mcgregor for Angles (part of the Sheffield Charles Street Car

Park aka 'The Cheese Grater')


In joint 3rd place - Shane Howson and Bill Stokes for their images, Angles Jodrell Bank

and Angles respectively.



During a challenging time for art galleries and all forms of publicly accessible displays of work, Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club is pleased to be showcasing the talent of local amateur photographers as it holds its Annual Exhibition in Unit 35 Piazza Shopping Centre (next to Toyland), Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield. We’re fortunate to have the support of Kirklees Council in providing the venue and to be part of the Temporary Contemporary creative arts initiative.

The exhibition opened in Thursday, 10th September and will run until Thursday, 22nd October with viewing every Thursday and Saturday in this period from 11am to 4pm. As the exhibition is classed as a gallery, visitors will need to wear face-coverings to comply with Government policy. Two of the club’s members will be on hand every opening day to ensure visitors’ safety. Up to 12 visitors can be accommodated at any one time. Admission is free.

Around 140 framed prints are on show and some 75 digital images are displayed on a flat panel television. The exhibits include the winners in a range of categories. The best images from each category of prints and digital images were chosen by independent judges provided by the Yorkshire Photographic Union.


The full list of winners and trophies awarded for prints is as follows:

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Set Subject Trophy for the best  print on the Monochrome theme

  • Paul Campbell was awarded the Briggs Dyson Trophy for the best Open print

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the Huddersfield Camera Circle Trophy  for the best Sport, Action & Photojournalism print

  • James Gibson was awarded the Halifax Trophy for the best Portrait, People and Figure Study print

  • James Gibson was awarded the Roy Kirk Trophy for the best Nature print

  • Tony Pratt was awarded the Colin Sutcliffe Trophy for the best Architecture & Record print

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Creative Print Trophy for the best Creative print

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the Colin Gower Cup for the best Travel print

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Armitage Trophy for the best Scapes print

  • Mark Turner was awarded the Bernice Sheard Trophy for the best Intermediate level print (an open competition for less experienced members who are no longer beginners)

The full list of winners and trophies awarded for digital images is as follows:

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Creative Digital Trophy for the best Creative image

  • Sheelagh Davidson was awarded the Whiteley Trophy image for the best Open image

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the HPIC  Cup for the best Sport, Action & Photojournalism image

  • James Gibson was awarded the Wood Trophy for the best Portrait, People and Figure Study image

  • Paul Campbell was awarded the McMillan Trophy for the best Nature image

  • Carla Lloyd was awarded the Dorothy Comley Trophy for the best Architecture & Record image

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the HCC Cup for the best Travel image

  • Kevin Lloyd was awarded the Diamond Trophy for the best Scapes image

  • David Lockwood was awarded the Frank Heeley Trophy for the best Intermediate level image (an open category)

  • Peter Laird was awarded the George Major Rose Bowl for the best Beginners image (an open category)

The prints have been mounted by the club’s members using frames borrowed from Huddersfield Art Gallery. The digital sequence also uses a television provided by Kirklees Council.

Although Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club has not been able to physically meet for some months we continue our weekly meetings with a varied programme using video conferencing.

Shown below is a small selection of the winning images on display in the gallery.


1 - 1st place, Open print - 'Bad News' by Paul Campbell

2 - 1st place, Beginner Digital Image -  ‘Four of a kind’  by Peter Laird

3 - 1st place, Open Digital Image - 'Mrs Bullfinch’ by Sheelagh Davidson

4 - 1st place, Sport, Action and Photojournalism Digital Image – ‘Rehearsal’ by Alan Stopher

5 - 1st place, Set Subject (monochrome) prints ‘She flies like a bird’ by Richard Fulcher

Tonight, we had another excellent evening, which has proved popular with members. Images tonight covered a wide variety of genres, from portrait, landscape, nature, creative and infrared to name a few. Time was not on our side and due to the interest from members we could only have 5 members showing their work so we look forward to the next 10 from 6 evening to catch up.


Peter Thornton

Peter showed a selection of images from being a ‘novice’ when he joined the club through to his creative colour phase inspired by a club member to more recent images created through lockdown.




Janice Keyes

Janice gave us a tour of images from Bruges, Ireland, Scotland and closer to home that brought back memories whilst looking through them in Lockdown to Janice experimenting with different effects with new images, particularly one image that was reminiscent of a Vincent Van Gogh painting.




Matteo Leonetti

Matteo recently moved to Lincolnshire but distance does not stop Matteo from being a member. Matteo showed us his favourite genre of people, the stories behind each image to his new genre of creating conceptual images. From Texas, Italy, to his first images when arriving in Yorkshire to his latest images of creating images similar to the style of Pep Ventosa with a twist.




Graham E. Sykes

Graham gave us ‘a brief history in 10’, a tour of images starting in 1977 to the present day. From analogue, using medium format camera to 2002 when Graham changed to digital. Graham is well known for his architectural record and particularly his infrared photography of the famous tree.



Michael Hey

Michael’s 10 images reflected his travel aspirations and scenes that he likes from the Orinoco delta, Spain, Portugal, Scotland to his recent trip to India where he captured some stunning images of Woodpeckers.


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