22 09 2014

L&CPU PDI Inter-Club Knockout competition


A new photographic season is about to start for most of us, and here at the L&CPU we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and wish you and your club every success for the coming season.

To start the new season off, the L&CPU will be holding a PDI Inter Club Knockout competition on 22nd November 2014 in Chorley. The judge for the night will be John Cartlidge EFIAP/p, BPE 4*.

Download rules (pdf format)

 

Note to Clubs - L&CPU Judges and Lecturers Updates


All Judges and Lecturers and in the process of updating their information on the web site. If any Judge or Lecturer is having problems with this, please contact Christine Widdall. Clubs may download the latest listing from the portal. 

Latest Judges' List
A small number of judges have either retired or suspended their listing and the latest list of judges can be downloaded from the portal. Clubs may still book unlisted judges, but please be aware that any judge who is not currently listed, is not covered by the L&CPU Insurance for any liability on their part. Unlisted judges are also not bound by PAGB expenses rules unless they are listed in another Federation. 

New Judges
Last year's new judges are now in the general listing. 

New Lecturers
We have 5 new Lecturers in a New Lecturers section:

  • Robert Millin
  • Roger Evans
  • Stephen Lewis
  • Gary Waidson
  • David Wilkinson

 

 
 

Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual present...


...an evening with John and Judith Hodgson, from Adelaide, South Australia.

They will be showing sequences about various aspects of life in Australia, and different areas of Australia.   They will also be showing a few of their more unusual and intriguing sequences.  The evening should appeal equally to those with an interest in Australia, or travel in general, as well as Audio-Visual workers.   Bring your friends!

More details about the evening, about WGAVG and A-V in general are on our website www.wilmslowguildav.org.uk There are no tickets for Southern Exposure - just turn up and pay the visitors’ rate (£4) at the door.

Any queries about the evening, WGAVG or A-V in general to chairman@wilmslowguildav.org.uk or 01925 75 3303.

More details (pdf)

 

Note to Clubs - Recording Speakers at Club meetings


The L&CPU Executive have requested that I remind clubs of the following:

Please do not photograph or video, or make an audio recording of visiting speakers' lectures, or of competition judges, without their agreement beforehand...this includes photographing speakers' prints whilst on the print stand.

Christine Widdall
Lecturers and Judges Secretary
4th September 2014

 

L&CPU Mentoring Seminar for the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit, October 19th 2014

 

The L&CPU will be holding a mentoring seminar for the PAGB Awards on 19th October 2014
Venue: Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5HD
Start time 10 am - finish about 4:30pm. Doors open from 9:30 am.

The seminar is free and is open to:

  • All candidates who are currently being mentored for the PAGB Awards or who have an adjudication date confirmed.
  • Any club members who aspire to the PAGB awards and want to learn more (where time and space allows).

This seminar will be very suitable for candidates whose work will be judged in the Dec 2014, April, August and November 2015 adjudications. If you have an adjudication booked and cannot attend, you may still have your work assessed if you arrange that with me (Chris Widdall).

 

 

Booking: There are limited places, so please book early by sending an email to Christine Widdall at: Lecturersandjudges@lcpu.org.uk
You will receive acknowledgement - if you don't receive an email from me to confirm, please contact me by phone 01457 876215.
Refreshments: Hot drinks and biscuits will be available at the Guild. Please bring your own packed lunches and any additional drinks you require.

Format for the day:

  • Introduction and opening remarks; discussion of the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Requirements; creating your digital files for the adjudication
  • Examples of successful CPAGB and DPAGB work (projected images)
  • Mock adjudications at C, D and M level, with a panel of six mentors (PDI and print)
  • Feedback on work that doesn't reach the standard

Mentors present will be:
Dave Butler, Gordon Jenkins, Christine Widdall, Adrian Lines, Gwen and Phil Charnock, Bob Dennis, Mike Lawrence, Terry Donnelly
Entering your work for the mock adjudications: I will send all registered candidates a form to enter the adjudications. You will send in your PDIs at least one week before the event. Print titles must also be returned on your form at least one week before the event, but you may bring prints on the day and take them home afterwards.

Christine Widdall
L&CPU Lecturers and Judges Secretary

 

 

SRGB 2014 Exhibition at Southport 6th - 19th September


Come and see the prints at the Exhibition at Dobbies.

Awards Day is  6th September – 11.00 a.m. in Dobbies Tearooms.

Entrants Catalogues can be picked up at the Exhibition – just ask at the Gallery at Dobbies

Walk through the Cafe and we’re in the Pavilion from the 6th September, until Friday 19th September.

Thanks to Andy and all his staff for all their help in this venture. Please support Dobbies by treating yourself to something from the Cafe!

Taster Exhibition - Wayfares Arcade , Southport , Merseyside. Saturday 6th September - 18th September 





Webpage - http://srgbphotogroup.co.uk

 

 

Wigan Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 2014

Wigan Photographic Society are holding their Annual Exhibition in the Grand Arcade Wigan from the 18th September until the 6th October.  The Mayor of Wigan Phyl Cullen will be opening our exhibition at 5pm in the afternoon.

Should anyone require any further information, please visit our website at www.wiganps.org/


 

Reuben Allan of Western Photographic Society (Isle of Man) Young Photographer of the Year

Reuben was unable to be with us to receive his award, but he has sent us a selfie with them.

I think that when you see how proud this 11-year-old young man is, it bears testimony to the importance of encouraging young people to participate in club photography from an early age.

You can see from the two images that gained him the award, his work is of a high standard:

Bob Robinson
General Competition Secretary

 

Chorley Photographic Society Keynote talk - "Architectural Photography" - by Sean Conboy

This is the first Chorley PS keynote talk of the season. With a career in photography spanning 30 years, Sean has won numerous awards for his architectural images and is known for his use of space and light. He is one of the top professionals in his field.

Date: 15th September 2014 Time: 8:00pm
Venue: The Function Room of Chorley Cricket Club, Sandringham Road, Chorley PR7 1LG

Guest tickets for this event from: http://chorleyps.org/keynote-tickets/ A donation of £5/ticket is welcomed.


Sean Conboy (right) at the L&CPU Big Day , March 2014

 

Crosby CC Annual Exhibition 2014

 

 

Crosby CC is holding its Annual Print exhibition in Crosby Library, Crosby Road North, Waterloo L22 0LQ from August 16th to September 13th. The library is open Monday 10-8, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-5, Wednesday 10-7.30, and Saturday 9.30 to 4.

 

South Liverpool Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 2014

 

Visitors to the Exhibition might be interested to know of two other Cathedral events happening at the same time as our exhibition and wish to plan their visit accordingly:

  • The Tower is open late on Thursday 4th September with special access to the Cathedral Bells. On that date, Sunset is at 19.55, the last ticket is 21.00 and the Tower closes at 21.30
  • Hear it again - Symphony No.11 'Hillsborough Memorial' Wed 3rd Sep 2014 - 15:06 As well as the live performance of Michael Nyman's Symphony No.11 'Hillsborough Memorial' on Saturday 5th July, you now have this chance to hear a recording of the Symphony on Wednesday 3rd September.

 

Chapel Camera Club 30th Anniversary Exhibition

13 September to 22 November 2014
Gallery 1 of the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
There will be other events during the period including keynote speaker wildlife photographer Chris Weston with his talk 'Animals on the Edge' at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton on 26th September. Chris Weston is a celebrated wildlife photographer/film maker and co-founder of the charity, Animals on the Edge of Extinction. Chris was named recently by Outdoor Photography magazine as one of the world’s 40 Most Influential Wildlife Photographers. A part of the evening’s takings will be donated to Animals on the Edge which supports endangered species and their habitats. 

http://chrisweston.photography/

Download the poster

More details on Chapel CC's web site

 

 

George Smethurst, Ormskirk Camera Club


George Smethurst

It is with sadness that we report that George Smethurst died on Friday 18th July. George was for many years a member of the L&CPU Executive Committee and held the role of the Folio Secretary for most of that time. He was a longstanding member of Ormskirk Camera Club.

His funeral is to take place on Tuesday 29th July at 11.15am in Sefton Parish Church, L29 7WG followed by Committal at Sefton Crematorium.

Directions: From M57 or M58 From Junction 1 of the M58 or M57 follow the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road for Liverpool, stay in the right lane turning first right into A5207 Copy Lane. Follow the road and turn right at the first set of traffic lights into B5422 Brickwall Lane. Turn left immediately after the pedestrian crossing, the church is in front of you. Here is a link to the church website.

I hope that many of his friends can be there to say goodbye.

John Smith APAGB CPAGB
President, L&CPU

 

PAGB Inter-Club PDI Results 2014

This year's PAGB Inter-Club competition was won by Smethwick Photographic Society (MCPF), with Wigan 10 Foto Club (L&CPU) coming second, and Arden Photographic Group (MCPF) coming third.

Other clubs present from the L&CPU were Chorley PS, North Cheshire and Poulton-le-Fylde. Of these, Chorley managed to secure a 5th place, and the other two clubs "acquitted themselves well" in the words of John Royle, who has written an account of the event on Crewe Photographic Society's web site.

Results in PDF format

 

Swinton and District Photographic Society 2014 Annual Exhibition

Swinton and District Photographic Society are holding their 2014 Annual Exhibition Starting on Aug 16th to Sept 13th ( 5 weeks )

Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm
Tues 11:00 a.m.-3:00 pm

at the ECCLES COMMUNITY ART GALLERY
Unit 4,
Boothway,
Eccles,
M30 0-EB
Tel: 07981791475

This year we have surpassed all other years and have nearly 150 prints for viewing!

Many thanks
Ann Nissen
Exhibition Secretary

 

The Ted Colman 'different style' Knockout Competition 2014


Mike Heaton on the left from SLIC is shown receiving the Ted Colman Memorial Trophy from the judge Tony Pioli.

Twenty one clubs contested the Ted Colman 'rather different ' Knockout Competition which took place at Rochdale & District Camera Club on Tuesday 20th May.

The judge for the evening was Tony Pioli FRPS FBPE who had journeyed up from Buxton.

Each club submitted a bank of thirteen images and then prior to the event selected four images from this bank to be shown in round one.
The images were marked out of twenty and at the end of the round the scores for each club were totalled.
The six lowest scoring clubs were then eliminated.

These were:
Oldham CC,  Whitworth PS,  North Manchester CC,  Davyhulme CC,  Padiham & District PS and Todmorden PS.

What makes this competition different is that the scores from each round are not carried forward and the images that were used cannot be used again.

Those clubs still in the competition then selected a further four images from the nine remaining in the bank.

The procedure is the same for round two except, this time, the seven lowest scoring clubs went out 

They were:
Bolton PS,  Huddersfield Photo & Imaging Club,  Rochdale & District CC,  Swinton & District PS,  Rochdale PS, Accrington CC and Bacup CC.

The remaining eight clubs then selected four images from their last five in their bank.

At the end of this round the top two highest scoring clubs go forward to compete for the trophy.

Those that fell at the last hurdle were:
Bury PS, Blackburn & District CC, Preston PS, Leigh & District CC, Atherton & District APS and surprisinglythe early round leaders, Chorley PS.

The two highest scoring clubs were South Lancashire Imaging Club and Oldham PS and each had just one image left ...........  and it was on just this image that the winner was to be chosen.

The two remaining images were:
'Studying' was by Mike Heaton of SLIC and 'Cement Factory at Dawn' by Matt Aspden of Oldham PS

After much deliberation Tony chose 'Studying' as the winner.

Rochdale & District CC wish to thank  all the clubs who took part and our hard working judge, Tony Pioli, for making it such an enjoyable occasion.

 

2014 Individual Competition - update 2

Terry Donnelly MPAGB ARPS BPE5*
Terry Donnelly MPAGB ARPS BPE5* - Photographer of the Year 2014


No sooner have the results for yesterday's print competition gone up, than along come the PDI results from today:

Digital Worker of the Year 2014
1. Gerry Gentry 146
= Phillip Barber 146
3. Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP ABPE 145
4. Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP 143
= Ed. Roper EFIAP 143
6. Roger Evans DPAGB EFIAP BPE5 141
7. Darrell Oakden DPAGB BPE2 * 139
8. Terry Donnelly MPAGB ARPS BPE4 137
9. Graham Johnston ARPS AFIAP 136
10. Robert Millin DPAGB EFIAP PPSA 135

Following on from the PDI results, we're now in a position to publish the overall Photographer of the Year results, and it's congratulations to Terry Donnelly!:

1. Terry Donnelly MPAGB ARPS BPE4 293
2. Phillip Barber 288
3. Roger Evans DPAGB EFIAP BPE5 286
4. Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP 284
5. Gerry Gentry 283
6. Jon Sellers CPAGB BPE3 273
7. Tony Mellor 270
8. Jane M Lines DPAGB LRPS BPE3 267
= Michael Hudson 267
10. Christine Willis 264
= Damian Black 264
   

Reports

 
Individual results by section, qualifying authors  
Print Worker of the Year, qualifying authors  
DPI Worker of the Year, qualifying authors  
Photographer of the Year, qualifying authors  
 

Follow these links to see images from the DPI competition:

DPI Award Winners (Large Screen)
DPI Award Winners (Small Screen)
 

Images scoring 12 and above

Colour PDI
Mono PDI
Nature PDI
 

Alternative Navigable Re-sizeable Slideshow

Colour PDI
Mono PDI
Nature PDI





 

Judges

The judges for the Individual Competition (l-r) Rod Wheelans, MPAGB, Hon PAGB, MFIAP, FRPS, Anne Greiner MPAGB, Leo Rich, ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP/s

 

PAGB Awards - May 2014


'Redemption', by Terry Donnelly MPAGB - Ormskirk CC

 

 

 


'Despair', by Geoffrey Reader DPAGB - Alsager CC

At the Credit Award of the PAGB held in April 2014, L&CPU candidates who passed were as follows:

Credit Print

Debra Cain Wigan PS L&CPU
Dr Brian Mitchell Ormskirk CC L&CPU
David Woodhead Wigan PS L&CPU

Credit PDI

Jim Cunningham Blackburn & District CC L&CPU
Steve Proctor Ribblesdale CC L&CPU
Dianne Seddon Stockport PS L&CPU
Walker Nelson CC L&CPU

Distinction Print

K T Allen CPAGB Wigan 10 Foto Club L&CPU
Leslie Auld CPAGB Southport PS L&CPU
Darrell Oakden CPAGB Alsager CC L&CPU
Geoffrey Reader CPAGB Alsager CC L&CPU

Distinction PDI

Kuli Virdee Lytham St Anes PS L&CPU

Master Print

Terry Donnelly DPAGB Ormskirk CC L&CPU


This represents a 93% pass rate. Warm congratulations to everyone and many thanks to our dedicated team of mentors who have, I am sure, made a difference. This is a fantastic result for the L&CPU!

Christine Widdall 
L&CPU Awards Officer

 

 

2014 Individual Competition - update

Keep calm - the results leaked on Facebook!

Yesterday the print section of the L&CPU Individual Competition was judged, and the results were leaked on Facebook! Here are the positions at the end of the first day of judging:

Print Worker of the Year.  
1. Terry Donnelly MPAGB ARPS BPE4 156
2. Roger Evans DPAGB EFIAP BPE5 145
3. Phillip Barber 142
= Jon Sellers CPAGB BPE3 142
5. Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP 141
6. Michael Hudson 140
7. Tom Richardson EFIAP DPAGB BPE4 138
= Jane M Lines DPAGB LRPS BPE3 138
9. Gerry Gentry 137
10. Tony Mellor 136
   

Hopefully the PDI results will be leaked soon, until then you can see all the awards so far here.

 

We're back - L&CPU web site domain name retrieved!

The lcpu.org domain name went walkabout just over two weeks ago, but President John Smith wore down the domain hosting company and they've transferred the name back where it belongs.

Of course, this problem cropped-up at the worst possible time - when we were publicising the Annual Individual Competion. It's to be hoped that we got the word out to the clubs in time for you all to get your entries in.

At the Exec meeting on Saturday we found that 50 clubs had entered a total of 1,547 prints, and in the PDI section, 60 clubs had entered 2,602 images. This should keep us busy over the judging weekend: 10th - 11th May!

 


Results: L&CPU AV COMPETITION, 22nd March at Edge Hill, Ormskirk

President John Smith, with Colin Balls and Eddie Spence FRPS
One Stroke at a Time  Colin Balls  1st 
Worth a Visit  Howard Bagshaw  Wilmslow Guild AV Group  2nd 
Freeze Frame  Ron Davies  Lytham St Annes P.S.  3rd 
Showtime  Keith Storey  Lytham St Annes P.S.  Comm 
The Match  Alastair Taylor  Wilmslow Guild AV Group  Comm 
337 Terry Donnelly  Ormskirk C. C.  Comm 
How to Build a Plane  Michele Martin  Southport P.S.  H/C  J/A 
Voices from the Wall  Sue Dewhurst  Southport P.S.  H/C 
On The Up  Jeff & Pat Mansell  Wilmslow Guild AV Group  H/C 

Full listing of results - PDF


L&CPU Big Day of Photography a success - despite last-minute change in venue!

23rd March 2014 Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

Big Day Print Competition - Results

Big day
(l-r) Speakers Steve Race, Colin Prior, Sean Conboy and Margaret Salisbury selecting prints from the display in the foyer for the Big Day Print Competition


Steve Race's choice: 'Waiting', by Ken Barrett


Margaret Salisbury's choice: 'The Three Graces', by Phil Portus


Sean Conboy's choice: 'Yokohama Docks', by Clive Robinson


Colin Prior's choice: 'Frosty Dawn' by Colin Douglas. This also won the trophy for best print overall.

Sunday's Big day of Photography went well, although there was an earlier hiccup when we had to re-locate to another lecture theatre as the new one we had been promised was, we were told, not in a fit state to be used due to an event held there the previous evening.

We were treated to four excellent lectures by Sean Conboy, Margaret Salisbuty, Colin Prior and Steve Race. Sean told us of his passion for photography, and how he made use of a technical camera's movements to correct converging verticals and control the zone of sharp focus. He also told us how being a 'people person' opened doors for him.

He was followed by Steve, who showed us many of his exceptional wildlife shots - some taken in car parks, and many taken from the comfort of his car - a style of photography favoured by Gordon Jenkins, I'm told....

After lunch, Margaret treated those present to a one-off presentation she put together specially for the L&CPU, at the conclusion of which she played tribute to the late Joan Wakelyn, and mentioned a special day in the lives of Vic and Julie (Pigula).

The afternoon session was completed by Colin Prior; he showed us some amazing landscapes, and went through his life in photography from his beginnings in underwater shooting to the current day. All four speakers treated us to some excellent images throughout their talks, and, speaking personally, I very much enjoyed the day. I hope those that attended did so too.

Update - an unsolicited endorsement!: A big thank you to all members of the Exec. who contributed to my enjoyment of the Big Day at Ormskirk. The choice of speakers resulted in a balanced programme; the venue was good; the price represented fantastic value; and the support from member clubs sufficient to "fill" the theatre. Each year I think the event sets such a high standard that the following one could be a disappointment. But each year the Big Day seems to get better. Roll on the next one.
Sincere thanks Harry Emmett, Accrington Camera Club

 


SMCC Success in Sheffield P.S. Inter-Club Digital Knockout competition


'Mad Men' - Nick Jackson of SMCC

South Manchester Camera Club entered the Sheffield P.S. Inter-Club Digital Knockout competition, judged by Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP PPSA from the West Midlands.

The competition was entered by 32 clubs with 4 images each. The SMCC won the trophy for Best Club, and the trophy for Best Image with 'Mad Men' went to SMCC's Nick Jackson.

6 LCPU clubs entered the competition, and 4 of them finished in the top 6, including North Cheshire, Stockport and Chapel.


PAGB DIARY

All other PAGB information - PAGB page.

Mon 31March Closing Date for Application for FIAP Distinctions to Dave Coates
Sat/Sun 12/13 April AGM & Executive Meeting London
Sat/Sun 26/27 April Awards for Photographic Merit Hosted by KCPA
Sun 1 June Closing date for receipt of entries Inter Federation PDI & Print Competitions to WPF
Sun 8 June Judging Inter Federation PDI & Print Hosted by WPF Competition/Exhibition
Sat 12 July Inter-Club Club PDI Championship Uni. of Warwick
Sat/Sun 4/5 October Executive Meeting London
Sat 25 October Inter-Club Club Print Championship Edge Hill University
Sat/Sun 29/30 Nov Awards for Photographic Merit Hosted by N&EMPF

 


DIRECTORY UPDATES

The introduction of the DATASCRIBE PORTAL is changing the way that we deal with CLUB INFORMATION. The club secretary is responsible for maintaining their club data.

This year the printed Directory was published as usual but it is bound to get out-of-date and club officers can log into the PORTAL and print off the up-to-date Directory information. This can be done by club officials using the club password, or individuals can request a password.

Basic club information is also available via the CLUBS page on this site but it has to be revised manually and is really only a guide for people looking for basic information, the detail is on the Portal.

If need be, email the Webmaster for details.

Please remember that we have a BOOKING FORM on the Downloads page. The Judges and Lecturers are not properly booked without it. Please remember that they are now entitled to charge 30p PLUS FUEL per mile for expenses, plus depreciation on any special equipment etc BUT NO FEE. We are very grateful to them all for offering their services on this basis - it is a great contribution to our club photography.

LECTURERS & JUDGES

The 2013 new judges are listed here. For contact details you must again look at the PORTAL. All matters should be referred to Christine Widdall Lecturers & Judges.

 


L&CPU Diary

Date
L&CPU Events
Other Competitions etc
22 March    L&CPU AV Competition  
23 March     BIG DAY - Edge Hill University, Ormskirk  
29 March 2014     - Wilmslow Guild AV Workshop
17 March    
Greater Manchester Challenge
Friday 25th and
Saturday 26th April.
  Ashton-Under-Lyne Photographic and Imaging Society's 2014 exhibition Ashton-Under-Lyne Photographic and Imaging Society's 2014 exhibition of members work is being held at Hurst Community Centre, Kings Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne on Admission £2. Friday 25th - viewing of prints from 7pm, AV show of members own work at 8pm Saturday 26th - viewing of prints from 7pm, AV show by Tony Redford
25 April     Hand-in for L&CPU Individuals' Competition  
26 April      Exec Meeting and IC Print entry registration  
10/11 May     Individuals' Annual Competition - Judging  
18/19 March 2015   

NCPS Challenges 2015

 

 




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