Results of Fun Portrait competition

Although many of us do not think of ourselves primarily as portrait photographers, a great number of the club’s members submitted images for this competition, which was held on 6 February 2019.  Local photographer Ian Stacey judged the event, and made some very useful comments as part of his critique on how to improve our portraits in the future. Members were split into two teams captained by Andrew Hunt and Kevin Pigney, and Ian judged a total of 50 images (25 per team).

Although Kevin’s team took an early lead and were in front at the halfway point, Andrew’s team had a strong second half, and amazingly, when the results were totalled, each team had scored the same total number of points! read more

Portrait Fun Competition

The Portait Fun Competition will be held on Wednesday 6 February, and will consist of two teams captained by Andrew Hunt and Kevin Pigney.  Please email up to 3 entries to the usual competition email address by the end of Wednesday 30 January.  The event will be judged by local photographer Ian Stacey, and it should be great fun!

Happy New Year!

Ely Photographic Club would like to wish all members and friends a very happy and successful new year!

Due to the holidays, there is no meeting on 2nd January 2019.  The deadline for emailing your images to the usual address for inclusion in the third pdi competition of the season on 9th January has been extended – pdi’s must now be submitted by Friday 4th January.

Daphne Hanson image critique evening

On Wednesday 28 November we have renowned judge Daphne Hanson at the club. Daphne will be giving feedback on the images submitted in the first two pdi competitions of the season, and how these might have been improved to achieve a higher score. Members will also be encouraged to make constructive comments in an informal and non-competitive environment that will help both new and more experienced photographers, so everyone is encouraged to support the evening.

3-way Print Battle results

In a close fought battle judged by Naomi Saul and hosted by Ely on 21 November 2018, Melbourn and District photographic club were victorious, scoring a total of 322 points.  Ely Photographic Club were second with 316 points, narrowly beating Bottisham and Burwell club who scored 315 points.

Congratulations to Melbourn on their victory.  For a full list of images and their individual scores, please Click Here.

External Competitions

We have two external competitions coming up in the near future –  on Wednesday 21 November 2018 we are hosting a 3-way Print competition with Bottisham & Burwell and Melbourn clubs, and then we are in a competition at March on 6 December competing against March, St Ives and St Neots.

Pat Goode Memorial Trophy

We participated in the Pat Goode Memorial competition at Wisbech on 12 November 2018 with 11 other clubs. Here are the results:

PICO = 144
Ely = 141
Wisbech = 141
City Camera Club = 140
Deepings = 140
March = 139
North Norfolk = 139
Peterborough = 138
Brancaster = 132
Hunstanton 132
King’s Lynn 131
Spalding = 129

From memory, this is only the 2nd time we have participated in this competition. Given we have only been taking external competitions more seriously since Richard took on the role of External Competitions Secretary with Kevin assisting with selections, we are naturally delighted to have come joint 2nd out of 12 clubs. read more