Bury St Edmunds “Going Spiral” photographic competition

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.  read more

New Season

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!

Club Photo exhibition in Ely Cathedral

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.

End of Season Prizegiving Do

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: read more

North Anglian Challenge Trophy

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.

Print themed panel competition

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” read more

Members Choice evening

On Wednesday 2 May the club held its first “Members Choice” evening, where members who had submitted one each of their favourite pdi’s and prints from the season had their images voted for by other club members. Two pdi images received the same number of votes, so by a show of hands the winning pdi was narrowly voted as  “Southwold Sunrise” by Phil Lenney, with “Anglesey Abbey Avenue coming a very close second and “Arctic Hare” by Richard Whitmore in third place. read more

More workshops available from Justin Minns

Members may recall that local photographer Justin Minns spent an evening with us recently to talk about his stunning landscape images taken in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Justin will be extending the number of workshops that he has on offer.   He said “the response to my 1-day workshops has been amazing, so I have added three brand new workshops… ‘Essential Suffolk‘, ‘The art of long exposure‘ and ‘Constable Country in autumn‘ and, to accommodate demand, an extra date for the popular ‘Secret Suffolk‘ workshop. read more