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Aggregate Colour Print Competition 21st September 2016.

September 23, 2016

On Wednesday 21st September 2016, the club held an Aggregate Colour Print Competition. This was the first competition of the new season.

Our Judge for the evening was Cherry Larcombe DPAGB ARPS EFIAP BPE4*.

Thank you Cherry for your detailed examination and critique of over 70 images which had been submitted. As always the audience clearly enjoyed your constructive comments as well as your suggestions as to how some of the images could be improved.

The results were

20 points: Julie Foreman, Chris Jones, George Pearson, June Hill, Janine Ball.
19 points: Julie Foreman, Sarah Smith, Chris Jones, Ian Howard x 2, Paul Glanville.
18 points: George Pearson x 2, Sarah smith, June Hill, Dave Longley, Dave Bish, Chris Jones.

20 points: Jess Ramsden, Bill Venables.
19 points: Caroline West.
18 points: Sam Dib Fuller, Bill Venables, Jess Ramsden.

Congratulations to the above.

Paul (pub sec).

IMPORTANT: New Uploader Required

September 11, 2016

A new Uploader (version 1.4) is required for the 2016-17 season.

The committee have decided to bring the digital competitions in line with the print competitions; so there are now two sections (Intermediate and Advanced) in the digital competition as well.

PLEASE confirm which section (Intermediate or Advanced) you will be competing in for the 2016-17 season. You will not be able to change sections part way through the season. If you are unsure then please have a chat with a committee member.

Another change is that there will be more flexibility in the number of entries that may be accepted for each competition in order to cope with the total volume of entries received. Simply upload your entries in order of preference.

This change means that a new version (1.4) of the Uploader is required for the 2016-17 season. Uploader 1.4 comes in two variants: one for the Intermediate section and one for the Advanced section.

Please ensure that you download the correct section variant. For households that have both I and A workers there is no problem having both variants on the same machine.

Please delete your existing version and download the correct variant of version 1.4 from the links on the Uploader page on the website.

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.