On Wednesday 25 March 2020, the club held it’s first virtual meeting using Zoom, an online videoconferencing application. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not holding our normal meetings, so this experiment was a useful one and definitely the way forward to keep club members in contact with one another. Training on how to use this form of communication, and the meeting itself, was organised by the Club Chair, Andrew Hunt, to whom we are very grateful for all of his hard work. On the night, the meeting was very successful, and we hope to arrange further meetings and events in this way for the time being. This will mean that the club can continue to provide the best possible service to members in the current difficult circumstances.
In view of the rapidly developing situation and the need not to put members at any risk, ALL of the remaining events scheduled for the remainder of the club season have been cancelled.
The final pdi competition images already submitted will be judged away from the club, and critiqued feedback and scores will be passed on to the relevant members in the next few days. This will conclude the pdi league for the season.
We would like to encourage members to utilise the EPC members Facebook group and share work – old and new – and seek any help they may require from fellow members.
Please note that tonight’s PDI Competition meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled shortly
On 22 February 2020 EPC competed in the St Ives Interprint competition, where 29 clubs from within the East Anglian Region (EAF) were participating. This competition is in its 38th year and is the most prestigious competition that our club competes in.
Each club has to enter 8 prints that are carefully scrutinised by the highly experienced Judge during the day and then the critique and scores are fed back in the evening session with the PDI projected on the screen so that the audience knows which print the Judge is referring to.
Results for our annual Ken Hitch Trophy competition held on 15 January 2020 are now available on the Competitions Page of this website or by clicking here, together with a gallery of the images that scored the maximum 20 points. In total, 59 pdi images were judged in the colour and mono sections, with the themes of “Hot” and “Cold” respectively. Congratulations to Kevin Pigney for winning the competition by scoring a remarkable 78 points out of a possible 80, to Ryan Bailey for coming second, and to Shirley Eastwood and Viv Houghton who came joint third.
On 26 November 2019, Ely competed in a 3-way print battle against the above clubs, coming second overall. For more details and a full list of entries and scores, please see the External Competitions section of our “Images and Competition” page, or click here
There were 11 clubs competing in the competition and each club entered 4 PDIs and 4 Prints. PICO was 1st with 146 points, Deepings 2nd with 145 points and we were in 3rd place with 140 points. We were quite pleased to come 3rd (5 points more than Wisbech in 4th who normally beat us) although we were leading the competition at the halfway stage by 2 points following a strong showing with our 4 PDI entries. The Judge did a good job and was consistent with his scoring – only 1 PDI & 1 Print scored 20.
Ely Photographic Club members were saddened to hear that Ian Kippax had passed away on 10 October 2019. Ian had been an active member of the club for more than 40 years and was a very talented photographer, winning numerous club competitions and external awards. Ian had held a number of positions on the club committee including Secretary and Treasurer, and his efforts and sterling service to the club were most appreciated by the membership.
Ian died peacefully at home in Littleport with his family around him. A loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he will be sadly missed by all those that knew him. The funeral is at the Fenland Crematorium, March PE15 0YJ on Wednesday 23 October at 3.30 pm.
The first Print Competition of the new season on 16 October 2019 will be judged by Andy Swain. Members are welcome to bring guests if they wish, and the winning images will be posted on our website as soon as the results are available.
Our annual print exhibition will be held once again in the Cathedral, and is open every day throughout August. Entry is free, so please come along and have a look, and don’t forget to bring your friends!
Many prints will be available for you to purchase by leaving your details in the box – we will then contact purchasers to arrange for their prints to be delivered to them.