On Wednesday 18th November 45 members logged into Zoom to hear two experienced members comment on images submitted by a several members who wanted to know how they might fair in next years’ annual competition.
Members from all levels of experience submitted images covering a wide range of genres. Alan Stopher and James Gibson offered their opinion as to how each image could be improved and then invited the authors themselves and other members to join in the discussion.
Three of these feedback sessions are scheduled over the next few weeks and experience shows that, if members act on the suggestions made during the events, they avoid the same points being made by the judges during their evaluation of the images, thereby improving the authors’ scores.
The competition rules have changed significantly this year, and prior to the review of images, Alan Stopher gave a presentation summarising and explaining the changes. However, despite the clear explanation by Alan members were advised to read the updated 2021 rules document for themselves. Alan's presentation is also available for members to re-read at their leisure.
Tony Renshaw reported last week that he had been awarded Photographer of the Year by CATCH; an organisation based in Hull whose main aim is to support the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in Yorkshire and Humber through the development and delivery of skills and qualifications programmes. Club member Lisa Buck announced the challenge via the club’s Facebook pages earlier this year. Tony’s winning image is shown below incorporating an image of the trophy (not actual size!). However, he regrets the hamper and its contents have been consumed.