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2016-17 Programme on-line

July 13, 2016

I have updated the Programme page for 2016-17. Please let me know of any errors and ommisions. In the meantime, I hope you are having a great Summer.


Wednesday evenings during the summer season 2016.

June 30, 2016

During the summer season from 6th July 2016, to 31st August 2016, there are no club meetings in the hall. Instead we will meet in the car park next to the Landmark Centre, and travel as a group to various locations to take photographs. The decision as to where we go is made on the day and is very much dependant on the weather and the likelihood of a good sunset. We leave the car park at 19:00 hrs (7:PM) sharp, and car share. This is a great opportunity to share photography skills as well as to socialise.

On Wednesday 24th August 2016 however, we have the Exciting opportunity to visit Dover Castle as a private group. There we will be able to take photographs as the sun sets, from places that are not usually accessible during the evenings. This outing has been kindly arranged by three of our club members.

In order to help make the arrangements run smoothly, please indicate via the clubs Facebook page (or by email if you have no Facebook access) if you intend to go. In order to make the most of this event it may be necessary to bring our meeting time for the evening forward, but details will be published in the usual way. It is understood that car parking will be available at the Castle.


Paul (pub sec).

Annual Slide Competition and Tony Hill Landscape Print Competition; 22nd June 2016.

June 27, 2016

On Wednesday 22nd June 2016, the club held its Annual Slide Competition and also The Tony Hill Landscape Print Competition. The judge for the evening was June Sharp. Thank you June, the members were pleased to welcome you on this, your first time judging at Deal.

The results were:


Slide Competition:

1st; Kay Monk
2nd; Kay Monk
3rd; Dave Longley

Tony Hill Landscape Print Competition:

1st; Janine Ball
2nd; Chris Jones
3rd; Janine Ball


Congratulation to the winners, and thank you to all the members who submitted their images. This was the clubs last competition evening of the season.


Paul (Pub sec).

Annual Colour Print Competition: 15th June 2016.

June 16, 2016

On Wednesday 15th June 2016, the club held its Annual Colour Print Competition. The judge for the evening was Clive Tanner FRPS. MPAGB.

Thank you Clive for your First Class critique, there were a lot of images to judge. The audience clearly enjoyed your commentary together with amusing anecdotes.

The results were:



1st Place; Mary Venables.

2nd Place; Mary Venables.

3rd place; Jess Ramsden.



1st Place; Janine Ball.

2nd Place; June Hill.

3rd Place (Joint) Janine Ball and Julie Forman.


Congratulations to the winners.


Thanks to all members who submitted their work.


Paul (pub sec).

Digital Guidelines Updated

June 13, 2016

I have just added the following advice to the top of the Digital Guidelines page.

ALWAYS keep the original files from your camera safely stored in organised folders and make sure you have at least one backup copy on a separate disc. Ideally keep the backup disc disconnected from your computer and the mains when not in use. It is good practice is to keep 3 copies of your files. For example: originals, backup A and backup B. Alternate your backups first to set A and next time to set B. That way if a problem, such as a thunderstorm or computer fault during copying, wipes out the original and the backup you will still have the other backup.

NEVER edit or re-size your original files; always use a working copy.

ALWAYS include any files that you you have done a lot of work on in your backed up set of files.

ALWAYS make a copy of your work before re-sizing for entry into digital competitions. Images resized for projection will not be any good for printing from.


Annual Mono Print competition: 1st June 2016.

June 2, 2016

On Wednesday 1st June 2016, the club held its Annual Mono Print competition. The judge for the evening was Helen Taylor ARPS DPAGB BPE3*. Thank you Helen, for your constructive critique of the images submitted. As always the audience clearly enjoyed you sense of humour, as well as your advice on the presentation of their work.


The results were:

Intermediate group:

1st. Eddie Norton.

2nd. Eddie Norton.

3rd. Eddie Norton.

Advanced Group:

1st. Janine Ball.

2nd. Tony Scarfe.

3rd. Tony Scarfe.


Tony Gardiner award for Most Creative Image:

Winner: June Hill.


Congratulations to the winners.

Thank you to all who entered their images.

Paul (Pub sec).

Annual DPI Competition; 25th May 2016.

May 26, 2016

On Wednesday 25th May 2016, the club held its Annual DPI competition. The judge for the evening was Chris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE3*. Thank you Chris, the club members always enjoy your thorough critique of their images, and your knowledgeable advice on how they may improve their work.

The results were:

1st; Janine Ball.
2nd; Mary Venables.
3rd; Jeremy Wheeler.

Congratulations to the winners.

Thank you to all who submitted their images.

Paul (pub sec).


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