On Wednesday 3 October we have an evening planned where EPC members can say a few words about somewhere they have visited during the year, or one of their favourite places that they can share their experience of with other members. In order to make the evening a success, we are asking all members to speak for just a few minutes, and to illustrate their mini-talk with half a dozen or so of their images. These do not have to be to competition standard, and Nick will put them into a powerpoint presentation for you. Phil Lenney will operate the projector for you, so all you have to do is to send your images to the new email address at firstname.lastname@example.org and then say a few words about them on the night – easy! Lets all have a fun evening, but we really do need you to participate!
This event will take place at Foxton Village Hall on 11 November 2018 from 10.00am to 4pm. For full details of the workshop, including a link to book your place, please see the Events calendar for 11 November.
Nick Bowman is arranging a day out at Holkham Hall and Wells for EPC members on 16 October 2018 – for more details, please see the Events Calendar for that date. Anyone interested in joining us for the day should email Nick to express their interest if they have not already done so.
St John’s church in Bury St Edmunds is delighted to announce the launch of their GOING SPIRAL photographic competition and the launch event will be on 5 September 2018 at St. Johns Church, Bury St. Edmunds at 6pm. Here in the lowlands of East Anglia it is more often than not the tall objects that catch our eye, and this is the theme of this year-long competition, with prizes totalling £2,000. Entries may be in digital or print format, and there will be sections for both under 18’s and over 18’s. The judging will be on 5 September 2019 by professional photographers, and the winning and commended images will be on display at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds, and other venues in late 2019.
Ely Photographic Club’s new season starts on Wednesday 5 September 2018, and we look forward to welcoming new members and old alike! See the relevant links on the website to see what events are coming up – we hope that there is something for everyone in the programme for the new season. Have a great time shooting your images for the competitions!
As we have done in previous years, the club is holding an exhibition of prints in Ely Cathedral during the whole of August 2018. Images from many of our members will be represented, and entry to the exhibition is free of charge. Most prints will also be available to purchase. We hope that members of the public will take the opportunity to come along and have a look at the prints, and this is also a great way to showcase our members work.
On Wednesday 13 June the Club held its end of season prizegiving do in the Captains Room at the Cutter Inn.
After a buffet meal, Nick Bowman presented the prizes for the season:
The Ken Hitch trophy was won by James Billings, who is recovering from surgery and who could not be present on the night.
The Members Choice best print of the year award was won by Bruce Liggitt for “Swan in the Mist”. Bruce was unable to be present.
The Members Choice best pdi of the year was won by Phil Lenney for “Southwold Sunrise”. Phil received his trophy from Club Chairman Martin Smith:
The North Anglian Challenge competition was held on Wednesday 6 June 2018, and congratulations go to Wisbech for winning the event! Ely were placed second. Full results and more details are available on our “Images and Competitions” page under External Competitions.
The print themed panel competition resulted in a healthy entry of 12 panels, all of a very high standard.
The results of the competition were:
First place – Kevin Pigney with “Wildlife portraits”
Second place – Viv Houghton with “The tree”
Third place – Richard Whitmore with “An arctic winters hare”
Highly Commended – Nick Bowman with “Great crested grebes”
Commended – James Billings with “Microscopic Underworld”