Competitions

PDIOTY The Night of the Long Knives

PDIOTY The Night of the Long Knives

Love it or loathe it the PDI of the Year Competition is the culmination of the year’s round of club competitions. The level playing field where those in the Standard section can pit their best efforts against the Advanced and show them what they’re made of. And so it...

Monochrome Open PDI Competition No 4

Monochrome Open PDI Competition No 4

Judge Marcus Scott-Taggart This week our competition was held via Zoom once again due to the ongoing lockdown rules. Our judge was Marcus Scott-Taggart, returning to the club as a judge rather than providing a talk as he has done previously. We had 15 images submitted...

Monochrome PDI Competition #3

Monochrome PDI Competition #3

In the spirit of Blue Peter ('Here's one I made earlier'), tonight's judge flourished two strips of cardboard - a great tool for deciding whether images would be better cropped. As she said, cropping can be very helpful - except when you cut off a vital piece of the...

More Monochrome Moments – 2nd Mono PDI Competition

More Monochrome Moments – 2nd Mono PDI Competition

Well, we at Photocraft seem to have been on a monster monochrome binge of late and it was time to see if these previous January evenings had paid off and given us some good work to enjoy as we held our 2nd Monochrome PDI of the season. We welcomed back our good...

Taking a peep at the Pixels?? – 2nd Open PDI Competition

Taking a peep at the Pixels?? – 2nd Open PDI Competition

Our second Open PDI competition of the season saw us welcoming back as judge, Darren Pullman (insert various letters here), from Carshalton. We must congratulate Darren on his two 10s in the recent SLF inter-club competition. As ever, we started with our Standard...

PDI of the Year 2019-20

As we come to the last couple of weeks of what has been a unique season, our final competition of the season, to be held online again, of course, was held to decide our top Projected Digital Image of the Season.We were delighted to give a virtual welcome back to...

Our Final Monochrome Print Competition

And so we brought to an end our season-long print competitions with the second and last Monochrome "Print Competition, once again held online due to the current way of the world.Our judge for the evening was Simon Van-Orden from Epsom Camera Club.We had a good turnout...

The mother of invention!

So I think it’s pretty safe to say that this year has been rather unusual so far! The Covid-19 crisis has impacted all of our lives, and as members of a camera club that has historically structured our programme around weekly in-person get-togethers, the impact on our...

Our first ‘virtual’ club competition – UPDATED!

'Virtual', but not 'Virtuoso', must be the verdict on this one, I think. On the plus side, the system did work with over 20 club members signing in and being able to see the entries for our 4th and final PDI competition using the online image platform Mark had set up,...

It’s all about the depth of field! Monochrome PDI Competition No. 2

This week saw the welcomed return of guest judge Ian Brash CPAGB BEP2* who presided over our first Mono PDI competition of the year. Ian began the evening by warning us that he would save all the scoring until after he had critiqued the images .. that certainly proved...

What’s Reality Really? – Open Print Competition 3

For our third Open Print Competition, we welcomed back Jay Charnock as judge for the evening. Those of us who know her will recognise her unique style when it comes to delivering critiques of the images on display and the consistency of her commentary - it was a close...

Monochrome Print Competition No. 1

Eddie Hyde ARPS of Bookham Camera Club was welcomed back this evening to judge the first of our two monochrome print competitions. The first print up in the Standard Class, Camouflage by Steve H, was just two eyes on white. Couldn’t tell whether it was an Arctic hare,...

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