Competitions

OPEN MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITION 1 – AN EVENING OF CONTRASTS

OPEN MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITION 1 – AN EVENING OF CONTRASTS

Our first visit to the hall in 2022 saw us hold our first Open Monochrome Print competition of the season. With the current way of the world, it was a pleasant surprise to have a good number of members coming along and two guests. We welcomed a new judge to Photocraft...

Print Competition #2   judged by Paul Graber ARPS

Print Competition #2 judged by Paul Graber ARPS

Tonight's judge, Paul Graber, certainly enjoyed the chance to be back judging a live print competition. He said the night before, by contrast, had been quite a challenge as he’d had to judge a mixed print and PDI competition at another club and had to work hard to...

“On Border Patrol” PDI Comp 2, 17 November 2021

“On Border Patrol” PDI Comp 2, 17 November 2021

A healthy submission to this our 2nd PDI competition of the season comprising 10 at Standard Class and 40 at Advanced. It was good to welcome back Marie-Ange Bouchard ARPS CPAGB, a highly respected judge on the SPA circuit from Tandridge Photographic Society....

Monochrome PDI Competition # 1

Monochrome PDI Competition # 1

held on Wednesday 27 October 2021 Judged by Eddie Lord This week the club held our first monochrome PDI competition of the club year.  This took place simultaneously in the hall as is traditional and over Zoom as we have become accustomed to since early last...

Print Competition #1 – judged by David Lloyd LRPS

Print Competition #1 – judged by David Lloyd LRPS

It was another landmark evening for Photocraft. We were back in the hall after a long absence. We provided live streaming for those uncomfortable about meeting face-to-face (after a few initial technical wobbles). We held the first print competition for over a year....

PDI Competition #1 – judged by John Nathan ARPS

PDI Competition #1 – judged by John Nathan ARPS

For the first time ever at Photocraft we had a new category of competition entry - advisory class. This was so that members who are not competitive or new members who are fresh to camera clubs can enter images (anonymously, if they wish) to receive positive, impartial...

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...

The waiting is over | final Open PDI Competition

The waiting is over | final Open PDI Competition

I don’t quite know how to say this tactfully, but tonight’s judge was quite simply wrong when it came to one of the winning entries. I hope he’ll forgive me for the sheer pedantry on my part, but the word triptych should have been pronounced with a hard ‘k’ sound at...

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...

January Blues – 3rd Open PDI Competition

January Blues – 3rd Open PDI Competition

Standards of entry to photo competitions have been slipping during the lockdowns, according to tonight's judge, Rob Bonfield. At least that had been his experience when judging at other clubs recently. By contrast, he felt that Photocraft had mustered a good set of...

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