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Newsletter Year 2020

15th FIAP World Cup for Clubs 

The last event for 2020 for EPG was the FIAP World Cup a battle between 213 clubs World Wide, please click here for the results and images I am pleased to say that we came 60th which amounts to us being in the top third.

9th December 2021 Set Subject Competition - Decisive moment: Times passed: Water


The competition for the evening, was Judged was Ginny Cambell LRPS.  Ginny gave a very thorough critique, with constructive criticism of all the images entered into the three categories.

Ginny said she enjoyed the vast variety of work entered into all the three sections. Ginny found the strength of the water group, the hardest of the evening to judge. Ginny’s style of judging made for a very interesting, enjoyable, evening.

A very big thank you to all the member that entered and congratulations to all the Highly commended, Bronze, Silver and Gold winners

Follow this link to view the winning images. 


Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

2nd December 2020   Jane White ARPS    'Using your iPhone'

Jane enjoys blending her photography with Art. She is a keen iPhonepgrapher and enjoys shooting with an iPhone 11. Jane has won competitions with various iPhone images. She also uses an Olympus OM-D-E5 MK 11 with various lenses. Jane has recently become addicted to the Lensbaby lenses.  Her favourite being the velvet 85

All of her images are edited and processed using an Apple iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for editing, drawing and painting.

Jane demonstrated her love of experimenting and creating with blending, layers and many different apps, all taken and edited on her iPhone, with beautiful creative effect. We were inspired to the before and after of the images which encouraged all of us to try different styles and effects

We were taken on a journey down her microscopes for Janes passion of photomicroscopy which was absolutely fascinating. Jane acquired her recent ARPS qualification with beautiful images produced for her panel.

 We then finished the evening with an AV with wonderful variety of images taken in Costa Rico.

To see Jane's images please go to her website by clicking here

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

25th November 2020   Jo Bradford  - “Darkrooms and Smartphones - Expect the Unexpected”

Jo, what an inspiring talk from the most inspiring lady. Jo has been involved in photography from a young age, gaining the love of being in the darkroom from her family.  

 Gaining her Masters Degree (Distinction) in Photography: Critical Practice from University College Falmouth

Jo’s work is in recording the essence of the purest colour contained within light.  What a way, by crushing meteorites into dust and creating beautiful art work from camera less process such as luminograms, photograms and cliché verre prints.

Jo received the great honour to have her art work selected to be taken into space, what a privilege.

So far in her life among the many project, she has travelled capturing film and stills for books. Written University course, collaborated with scientist. Sold images with Getty. Has gained thousands of followers on Instagram. Been a guest on various TV programmes.

Jo then went on to write the first book on Smart phone photography. Which has become a best seller, watch out for her next two book which she is working on now

For more information on Jo  please go the following websites -  -

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

18 November 2020 - Colin Harrison FRPS FIPF FBPE MFIAP MPAGB EFIAP/d3 MPSA GPSA AWPF APAGB "New Digital Adventure"

This evening we joined Torbay again for a talk by Colin Harrison of Witney Camera Club. Colin's talk demonstrated the creative side of his photography.

Colin took us on a journey of the vast amount images he needed to create, in working towards the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Diamond 3 Distinction (only three people holding this qualification in the UK in 2019). Colin's talk also had a section called “Weird and wonderful”

Colin demonstrated the way he put together his ideas and images using layers, masks, blending, all mainly done in photoshop.

For Colins wonderful images, please visit his website by clicking here.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

14 November 2020 - Cwm Rhondda DPI Battle

25 Clubs took part in this competiton which was held as a live You Tube meeting using Zoom. Each club entered four images from different photographers.  The Judge for the event was Russell (Rusty) Lindsay MPAGB FBPE EFIAP.    Well done Exmouth we came 5th.   If you click here you will see the winners and images entered.  Sheila got a mention for her Green Pit Viper which scored 20.

To see the full score sheet click here

14 November 2020 - WCPF Kingswood Salver

The Kingswood Salver was held as a Zoom meeting and judged by Leigh Woolford DPAGB FWPF EFIAP BPE3.   There were 25 entries snd I felt there were some extremely good panels, the judge would have had a hard job to choose a "Best Panel".  Please go to the WCPF site to see the winners. 


Our panel Aunty's Collectables was entered and the judge thought  a lot of effort had gone into producing the panel and awarded us with Commended   He liked the layout and uniformity of the lighting and backgrounds.  

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11th November 2020 Competition Two - Judge Mac Bouchere FRPS

Competition two, we had a very varied entry, for our second competition of the season, with 55 colour entries. We also received 20 entries for the black and white competition.

Mac went through each image with, patience and thoughtful constructive criticism. Giving the author of each image equal time to assess and judge.

Thank you to all the participants and congratulations to all the successful images on the night.

Please check out the website, for the winning images and highly commended, of both the colour and the black and white competition by clicking here

Reviewed by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

4th November 2020 Spike Piddock DPAGB EFIAP and Penny Piddock DPAGB EFIAP - A Presentation called Like Sandpaper, Wet Dry & Mixed

We were invited to join Torbay for a most engaging talk by Spike and Penny Piddock. We visited Ambon which is part of the Maluka Island of Indonesia. We were taken above and below the water with beautiful photos.

Spike started the evening taking us all underwater for the most engaging stunning photography. Showing macro details of all the most colourful creatures, corals and sponges.

Penny took the opportunity to visit some of the villages. Penny was introduced to the very vibrant, colourful people and most engaging children, by one of the Village Kings. Who was also working in the Dive Centre.

Penny highlighted the amount of pollution in the water and on the coast, helping with the coordination to having a clean-up. Making the local newspapers and hopefully the locals will then carry on the good work.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme Secretary

28 October 2020 -  Presentation by Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson talk gave a very interesting tutorial on photoshop techniques that has enhanced the way she works to edit her photographs.

Kay started by showing her way of photo stacking, also with noise stacking reduction for her beautiful photos of the eclipse. We watched as Kay demonstrated the making of her book for her grandchildren, Fred the Dragon.

Kay then demonstrated the making of a panorama, the editing and repair of old photos.  Combining photos of her grandsons to replicate the Queens album cover. We went on to cover combining element in to a graffiti photo, a wooden face merged into a tree, a Halloween cat and the beautiful white horses merging from the sea.


Kay then demonstrated cloning and blurring of her birds on the beach to produce a very pleasing photo. An interesting double exposure of a butterfly. To finish off the evening with, we had a demonstration of colour gradients and transforming of her creative smoke trails


Kay kindly said if anyone needs more information contact her at or phone 07831841990

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

21st October 2020 Ralph Snook ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB .- Wildlife Snaps from my Travels

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Ralph Snook took us on a wonderful journey with his beautiful photographs to Florida, Bulgaria and to Botswana.

Ralph described his talk as snaps, but they were far more than snaps! Ralph has captured so many species over his numerous trips to these wonderful parts of the world. We were taken on a journey, viewing so many stunning beautiful images, capturing the many species of birds and mammals, all with such beautiful timing.

We visited the fascinating wetlands, then we were taken to sit below ground in a hide to view the elephants, with inches to spare. We then visited the Chobe national park, on a dedicated photography adapted boat, for a beautiful river cruise. On our tour of the countries we were

treated to a large variety of birds, snakes, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, large spiders and many more glorious wildlife of the lands.


 To top the evening off, we viewed a total eclipse. A very entertaining evening. Take a look at more images on Ralph Snook website by clicking here.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn, Programme Secretary

14th October 2020   An Evening with Nova Fisher and Mo Martin LRPS​

We were presented with two fantastic presentations from two members of Exmouth Photo Group this evening

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First off was Nova showing her first AV on her time in Beirut and the riots breaking out while she was there. We were then presented with stunning images of the faces of Vietnam.

Nova then went on to show the next AV on, trips around the world, with all the place that she has visited. To finish off with, we were taken for a trip to the North pole, with so much information, great video and pictures.

Take a look at for all the counties travelled by Nova by clicking here

Following Nova's interest in her visit to North Korea, you may be interested to see this


North Korea is not a place on the normal tourist list but Nova was keen to go as her son had been there and told her about it. Charles, her partner, would not go so I went on a private tour as a solo tourist, accompanied by 2 guides (they check on each other to ensure that nothing untoward is said).


She thought about doing an AV (and may do one day) but  couldn’t think of a way to tell the full story of her experience.  Photos were limited as guides walked tightly either side of her and it was difficult to move away to take photos, other than those ‘permitted’.

The second half of the evening we went on a journey with Mo explaining her ongoing journey to gain her ARPS

We were shown Mo’s first AV of Ragged Victorians which started her on the journey to try for the ARPS which she sadly lost all of her files. This made her change her choice of panel to her love of athletics. Many photos later, from around the world and different sports, Mo compiled her fifteen-photo panel. Explaining her different approaches to compiling her panels, over many different variations.  This is an ongoing project, to be continued!

We were then entertained with a beautiful AV from a music challenge, called Talk. We were taken on a journey around Cuba, with stunning photos of characters and the country.

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Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme Secretary

7th October 2020 Pedro Landers   

Pedro Landers talk took all of our members on a journey around North America, with a beautiful set of photos. Showing the scale and size of the outstanding mountain regions of North America.

 We were given a visual treat, of a large variety of birds of prey, out in the vast wilderness. We were also presented with beautiful dragonflies, drakes, loons, cranes and so many more stunning birds. All of which he managed to photographed in the time that he was a resident, living in America.

To view Pedro's website please click here

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme Secretary

September 30th 2020 Competition 1

The season’s first competition was judged by Ken Holland ARPS DPAGB. An excellent evening’s entertainment with the members entering 48 colour images and 20 mono images. Giving Ken a real challenge to choose his overall HC, Bronze, Silver and Gold images. Which he did with a very thorough critique of all the images entered.

Thank you to all the participants and congratulations to all the successful images on the night.

Please click here to view the winning images and results

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn, Programme Secretary

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23rd September 2020     Sheila Haycox ARPS MPAGB/AV EFIAP.

We had a very entertaining evening with a wide range of styles and techniques displayed, across the 12 stunning Audio Visuals produced by Sheila. Imagine, El Cocodrillo, Applehayes, The Parlour, Inner Sanctum, This Ole House, TheGreat Realization, Protest March,  Ferry trip to Brixham, Cowes Regatta, Coldharbour Mill and to finish off with Monty’s Show.

We were also treated to so many excellent images, on various projects that Sheila has experimented with throughout the year. Showing us all a variety of styles to have a try at producing. Still life, multiple exposure of blending buildings together, textured photos and also of the reworking of previous images. 

An excellent evening.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme Secretary

The RPS Digital Imaging Group produce a publication called Accolade which is designed to be a reference and inspiration to members applying for Distinctions.  It illustrates personal stories and images of successful and sometimes unsuccessful distinction applications.    One of our members, Jenny Baker now ARPS has had her story told in the most recent edition of Accolade No. 7 which is illustrated here.

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16th September 2020 - Nigel Hicks FBIPP  - Composition, Keeping it Simple.

Nigel explained and covered so many interesting points and techniques with descriptions and wonderful photography, taking us all on a journey around the world with the wonderful photographs he has captured

The talk was very clear and informative and well presented, with bullet points and tips to improve our photography.  Covering detailed informative ways to take our photography to another level.

Leading lines, keep it simple, out of focus backgrounds, diagonal lines, shooting in to the light and hide and reveal. Some of the excellent tips to follow.  To see Nigel's website click here.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn   Programme Secretary EPG



The 94 Images which were entered from the EPG members for the fifteen different subject categories chosen to be taken throughout the summer months made for an excellent evening’s entertainment

The categories on offer to choose from were, Abstract. Birds Eye View. Coffee. Food. From a different perspective. From a window. Hot. Kitchen closeup. Macro. Minimal. Mirror photography. Plastic. Refraction. Self-portrait. Beginning with T. Light painting. Still life. Triptych. Water splash.

The most popular categories, abstract, from a window and macro all received the highest entries.

All fifteen subjects had a very varied, clever interesting interpretation with a lot of beautiful photography from all of the members entries.

 A very big thank you to everyone that entered and made for a very enjoyable zoom evening.


Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn   Exmouth Programme Secretary

2 September 2020 - AGM - Chairman's Challenge - Awards

A complete change for the start of our Winter Season - the evening was conducted as a Zoom Meeting and due to an early closure of our last season because of the Covid-19 crisis it was decided to hold the belated AGM at our first meeting.  This went well as all Reports and Minutes were sent to members in advance.  34 members attended and Ian as the leaving Chairman was thanked for all his hard work over the three year period he held the position.  There were a few changes on the Committee, a change of Treasurer, a new extra Committe Member who has not been a member for more than four years, a new Print Competition Secretary but we are still short of a Progamme Secretary.  Thanks were given to Christine, Caroline and Derrick for the positions they vacated.

Ian then gave comments on the images entered for the Chairman's Challenge which this year was submit images to indicate the title of a TV Show and a Song Title.   There were 73 entries with some unusual interpretations of the subject matter and Ian managed to select 5 from each section as his favourites with the overall winner being John Perriam's "Dragons Den" as his interpretation of a TV Show.

To see the Chairman's Challenge images chosen please click here.

Ian then went on to present the Awards for the Chairman's Challenge, Monthly Competitions (Colour Prints, Mono Prints & DPI), Panels Colour and Mono Competition, Set Subject and Chairman's Shield.  Because this year was a virtual award ceremony we were unable to take images of the presentations of awards.  However the winners were:

Monthly Colour Print Competition - Sheila Haycox

Monthly DPI Competition - Dave Grout

Monthly Mono Print Competition - John Wickett

Panels Colour - Sheila Haycox

Panels Mono - Ian Bateman

Set Subject - Ian Bateman

Chairman's Challenge - John Perriam

Chairman's Shield - Sheila Haycox

Christine Chittock was then invited to talk about the forthcoming programme saying she had adapted the programme to suit Zoom meetings.  However she said that though we are continuing our season using Zoom when the time came for indoor meetintgs she said that the speakers she had lined up would be able to travel so the whole programme will work whether they have to be virtual or as indoor meetings.   


Maurice Chittock then took over the Chair and thanked everyone for their contribution to the club and announced that next year's Chairman's Challenge would be "Viewpoint" and "Lines" and members are invited to enter two images for each subject.

Review of our Project Evening 26th August 2020


We started our summer ‘Zoom’ programme on 15th April with a project evening by one of our own members and ended the programme and our fiftieth anniversary year with projects by five of our members and a guest speaker.  Over the summer we have been privileged to have an interesting, informative programme with high quality photography from speakers from various locations in the UK and further afield including Seattle and France.  We are grateful to our chair Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP APAGB for hosting these sessions so well. Thank you Ian. .


Christine Chittock CPAGB

With my ‘What does photography mean to me; a cornucopia of photos’ I started the evening by looking back at some of the photos that are special to me highlighting how fortunate I had been to have the photographic opportunities offered by early morning Prague, the wonderful architecture of the Reichstag dome in Berlin and the colourful reflections of the Roman Baths in Bath.

Viewing some of my ‘Small is beautiful’ photos I talked about the challenge of capturing, butterflies, bees and in particular grasshoppers.  I was certainly grateful for days with good light and no wind.  My ‘Trees’ photo harmony Audio Visual (AV) followed with trees across the seasons.  Throughout, my emphasis was on capturing photographs whenever you have the opportunity and how Lockdown had offered us the chance to explore our own locality seeing things from a different perspective.


Lynn Middleton-Flynn

The beauty and wonder of the local area was portrayed in Lyn’s ‘Lockdown Wanderings’ with superb photographs of Exmouth beach.  Lyn had taken the opportunity of a quieter Exmouth during Lockdown to explore the beach showing us the beauty of the shells she had collected, arranging them with an excellent eye showing them off at their best.  It was clear that Lyn had spent time ‘really looking’ for photographic opportunities that some of us might have missed.  Unquestionably Lyn had a ‘good’ eye for patterns, textures, colour and tone as shown in her photographs of pebbles and indeed throughout all that she had taken.


A sandstorm that might have seen some of us pack up our cameras had captured Lyn’s attention as she had appreciated the photographic opportunities offered by fast moving sand and an empty beach.  Then to contrast sand patterns in damp sand showing us the beauty of unusual shapes.  Lyn certainly showed us that the landscape at our feet is definitely worth capturing.  Thank you Lyn.




Steve our guest speaker from Torbay Photographic Society showed us how he had achieved the Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation FIPF with his ‘Dark Venice’.   Every year in late January to early February photographers from all over the world visit the incredible city of Venice to capture people in elaborate costumes with intricate masks posing on bridges, in the streets and by the gondolas.

Steve had decided to try something a little different with his print panel. It was clear that he knew how to play with colour, tone and movement to produce individual prints that would form part of a successful panel; a real achievement.  Steve had chosen his titles well; ‘Blood brothers’; Flame of Orange; Distorted; Dual Personality were just some of his titles.

We were shown the prints that made the final panel and those that were left out; all though were of a high quality showing Steve’s ability to capture the emotion of the scene in camera, with clever post processing and printing.  Importantly we could see how Steve had placed his prints in his final panel, not an easy task but managed very well to show off the prints at their best.  Thank you Steve.  To see his website click here


Mike Gillan LRPS

We travelled to Udaipur in India with Mike’s lovely photographs capturing scenes of the streets with electric cables tangling, crowds of people, decorative palaces and the beauty of the evening light.  We appreciated a clear map so that we could see how Mike had travelled across the region.

Mike clearly had an eye for capturing evocative scenes giving us a real feel of the place, shown so well in his photo of a building with work in progress via all the wooden scaffolding.  Importantly Mike gave us additional information so that we could imagine the scene at the time as shown by his bagpipe band playing ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow.’  Through his well taken photographs we could see the intricate carvings and then the beauty of the reflections of the expensive and magnificent eighteenth century Taj Lake Palace on Lake Pichola.   Due to time constraints we were only able to see a small part of Mike’s project on Udaipur and so based on this evening we are assured of more wonderful photos at a later date. Thank you Mike.


Derrick Holliday ARPS

Derrick showed us with his ‘Silence’ that he is a master of AV making.  Derrick had taken the photos he took in Oradour France, then processed as monos and placed together to produce a superb thought provoking AV.  Well-chosen text was spoken with a clear voice with variety and tone by one of our own members Tony Ovens MA.  Choosing just the right music is not an easy task but Derrick had achieved this in his AV showing us the tragedy that occurred all that time ago on 10th June 1944.

Through Derrick’s AV we learnt of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre.  During the 2nd World War German troops entered the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in central France and rounded up the inhabitants.  Massacred by machine gun fire and burnt in a church, within hours 642 villagers were dead.  The horror and sheer terror of that day was preserved as a poignant reminder to future generations of the atrocities and cruelty of war.  Not an easy task to take on as an AV but managed so well by Derrick. Thank you Derrick.


Mo Martin LRPS

Mo certainly showed us that she has a talent for making an excellent AV with her ‘Camargue’.  To start with she set the scene with her photos of the area, followed by striking photographs of the black bulls.  Lovely, dramatic well composed photographs of the wild white horses with their ‘gardians’ were included, captured so well as they moved through the water.  A close up of an eye of one of the horses was so sharp and well placed in the AV.

Beautiful reflections, carefully managed transitions and well-chosen music kept our attention throughout.  We were impressed by Mo’s ability to capture and process her photos so well, placing them with care in her AV so that she captured the mood of the Camargue.   A real treat for us all and a fantastic end to the evening. Thank you Mo. 


Review by Christine Chittock, CPAGB Exmouth Photo Group Programme Secretary

12 August 2020 - Review of ‘Create Away’ by Serge Krouglikoff and Ross Bennett

Together via ‘Zoom’ from the Camargue, Serge and Ross led us through an evening of fantastic photography.  After a career in international fashion photography Serge used his skills and experience to found ‘Create Away’ and we could clearly see his amazing skills with his subjects in many different locations.

It was wonderful to see the iconic wild white horses set against the stunning landscape of the Camargue.  We saw the horses in action, with their Guardians (Les Gardians) and the majestic black bulls.  Taking advantage of the light we saw striking scenes of the animals set against the early morning sun and then later with the setting sun.

We could see why Serge had been invited by Sony to photograph ‘Salins d'Aigues-Mortes’, the pink salt lakes of the Camargue.  Serge had managed this so well bringing out the vibrancy of the colours and the shapes and patterns of the landscape. A scene with three flamingos flying over the salt lake was well composed and gave us a real feeling of the area.

Serge was a master at controlling the light in difficult often crowded situations. We saw lovely photographs of characters in his street photography. Sometimes mono with such beautiful examples as the musician facing the sea. 

High key was chosen by Serge very effectively when he concentrated on the eye of a horse.  Overall, he chose his subjects well making the most of the colours and tones within a scene.

We were also taken to Provence where we admired Serge’s leading lines in the lavender fields and the beautiful sunflowers.  Then the action of the St Tropez super yachts, the detail in the purebred Friesian stallions of Spain and the elegant ballet dancers in an art deco house in Cuba. So much variety in one evening of entertaining and superb photography.

To view Serge Krouglikoff's website please click here


Review by Christine Chittock CPAGB, Programme Secretary, Exmouth Photo Group

5th August 2020 - Review of Melvin Nicholson ‘Landscape Locations UK’

Colyford, Honiton, Torbay and Wantage Camera Clubs joined Exmouth Photo Group to welcome Melvin Nicholson for his stunning ‘Landscape Locations UK’.   Melvin has used a variety of equipment in his 6 years as a professional photographer, but recently he has used a Sony A7R3 and a Canon EOS R with a Benro carbon fibre tripod with a geared head.

Melvin started the evening by showing us how he sometimes wades into water to get those definitive shots and we could see by his striking photo of a rusty wrecked boat in Fleetwood that it was certainly worth the effort.  Throughout the evening we could see his success with long exposure shots, a classic example of which was his lovely photo of ‘Scale Force’ the highest waterfall in the Lake District with a single drop of 52 metres.  This entailed another walk into the water!

It was clear that Melvin is devoted to his art, investigating locations, rising early or staying up late to capture photos when the light is just right.  So we were not surprised to see his success in ‘Take- a – View Landscape Photographer of the Year’ 2017 – 18.  His ‘Nature’s Torchlight, Buttermere, Cumbria’ (what an apt title) gained a ‘Commended’ in the Classic View Category and the light on the trees is just spectacular and so well taken.

As was his ‘Cumbrian Floods, Buttermere, Lake District’ with the warm light on the reeds leading you to the lone tree held in by the mist in the background obscuring the well-known Haystacks.

Composition was a strong point with examples from the lesser known Martindale in the Lake District, his unusual view of the much photographed Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochlaish with lights reflected on the water and a snowy backdrop giving the scene an evocative feel, and the many lakeside piers he showed us, each one photographed with skill and imagination. 

Altogether a fantastic evening of fabulous photography.  Thank you Melvin. To view Melvin's site please click here

Review by Christine Chittock, CPAGB

22nd July 2020 - Review of ‘Essential Composition’ by Chris Upton ARPS

We had a superb evening of fantastic photography taking us through Chris’ twenty guidelines to composition.  In Chris’ well-structured presentation he showed us a wide variety of excellent photographs; all the more surprising as photography is Chris’ second career after retiring 5 years ago.

Ansel Adams was quoted as saying, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” And as Chris explained this is important but so too are our decisions about what to leave in and what to leave out. It is vital that viewers are in no doubt about where to look as he showed us with his copse of trees, with beautiful light highlighting the trees.

Clearly set out were Chris’ sub headings which included the RULE OF THIRDS, more a guide as Chris explained than a rule.  He illustrated this with his unusual and beautiful photograph of Normanton Church at Rutland Water a structure that appears to float on the lake when the reservoir is full. Definitely well worth a visit.

Chris mentioned Leonardo Fibonacci’s ‘Golden Ratio’. The Fibonacci spiral can help us with composition and once applied can help lead the viewer through a photograph.   The golden ratio is represented by the Greek letter phi and is about 1.618 and found throughout nature.   Chris showed us the Fibonacci spiral placed on his photograph of West Burton Falls in north Yorkshire and we could see how well it worked.

Another of his guidelines was VIEWPOINT. Sometimes looking up works well as shown in his wide angle view of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Chris likes to use a tripod particularly for symmetrical compositions such as detailed doors on cathedrals as shown in his photograph from Sienna. Sometimes it is effective to get up high and look down as he did so well from the city walls of Dubrovnik in Croatia to photograph the fan shaped steps below.

FRAMING was another guideline. Natural frames can work well as shown in Chris’ autumnal trees leaning in on either side. Archways provide good frames.  A gondolier standing upright on his gondola worked very well alongside the historic wooden poles in the Venice lagoon with mist in the background helping us concentrate on the gondolier.

A lovely photograph of Old Harry rocks in Dorset helped us see that the mist in the BACKGROUND had helped to obscure Swanage in the background so that the viewer could concentrate on the spectacular rocks.  Using a low aperture such as f4 can help to blur the background when your focus is on a particular subject such as portraits of people as show so effectively by Chris


Just some of the guidelines that Chris mentioned in an informative, inspirational and engaging evening of photography. Thank you Chris.  To view Chris's site please click here


Christine Chittock CPAGB Exmouth Photo Group Programme Secretary

15 July 2020 Review of Mark Pain’s ‘Sports Photography’         


We could clearly see why Mark was ‘British Press Awards’ ‘Sports Photographer of the Year’ in 2005 and 2011 and indeed Mark has numerous awards, marking his superb photography capturing those definitive moments. By the end of the presentation there was plenty we could try out when photographing sport but indeed when undertaking any photography.

Mark recommended being physically, technically and mentally ready. Throughout his work Mark is always looking for the best position to take his photographs, thinking out of the box to secure a particular spot.  Sometimes this would mean moving away from the press photgraphers positions or enquiring about training sessions which would give him something different.

Knowing your camera settings, experimenting beforehand, trying out different settings and techniques is all important if you want to improve your photography.   Not being afraid to fail too so that you are constantly improving by learning from your mistakes.  Getting used to the ‘back button’ so you can use it successfully or changing the focus tracking in the camera’s menu so you can retain the focus just where you need it; all recommended by Mark.

When photographing elite competitors in the Olympic Games you often only get one chance to ‘capture the moment’.  So by thinking ahead Mark had positioned himself well and focused on Zara Phillips’ face to capture her smile when she was awarded her medal by her mother Princess Anne.


Different angles worked well especially for Formula 1 with sharp vehicles and blurred foregrounds and backgrounds so that the viewer’s eye was drawn to the vehicle.   This also worked well for track cyclists on the velodrome.

Mark’s photography was stunning throughout as seen in his photographs of Tiger Woods, capturing the emotion of the occasion.  We saw a great photograph of Sebastian Vettel celebrating a Grand Prix win with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button dousing him in champagne.  At the 2008 Beijing Olympics a wonderful and unusual photograph of a diver off the 10m board with a trail of water droplets from his hair.  Silhouettes too, again for something different of a footballer and a horse rider.   Altogether an informative evening of fantastic photography. Thank you Mark.   To view Mark's website please click here


Review by Christine Chittock CPAGB, Programme Secretary Exmouth Photo Group

8 July 2020 - Review of ‘Small is beautiful’ by Robert Harvey  BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM   


A perfect presentation for the current times as we still face restrictions but have the opportunity to travel a little further afield.  Much of the material Robert shared with us we can try out in gardens, woodland and sand dunes for example.

Robert’s presentation was very well delivered and most informative with specific details about camera settings and techniques with stunning photos.  Why should we undertake such photography?  Well for the sheer beauty of the ‘Emerald Damselfly’ or for the absurdity of the male Marsh frog looking as if it is blowing bubble-gum.  Further afield the Giraffe Long necked beetle, a weevil from Madagascar is just weird and well captured by Robert.

We have such a wide range of subjects with 150,000 species of butterflies and moths, 120,000 for flies, 350,000 for beetles and 300,000 for flowers.  Robert had made it his aim to photograph as many different species as possible with spectacular results.

Part of Robert’s success comes from planning his garden layout and planting. So a pond and a meadow are a must but if you haven’t got space for a meadow just leave part of the grass unmown to allow the flowers to flourish.  

As ever in all his photography composition is important.  Sometimes eye level works well as shown by Robert’s face on view of a wasp beetle. An uncluttered background helps to focus the viewer’s eye on the subject so just one snowdrop on the right in the frame in the snow at f22.  Snakes head fritillary in the frost just before sun rise at f5.6 and then a pair of cowslips mirroring each other; different scenes but both equally effective.

Sometimes it is worth including the background to set the scene, so a May bug on May blossom.  Wide angle works well with flowers in the foreground and a church or a mountain in the background.  Something different with a fish eye lens, getting down low and photographing flowers looking up towards the tree canopy; so colourful and a fascinating effect.  Other ideas to try are insects silhouetted on an umbellifer or a butterfly such as a Marbled white set against the moon.

It is often difficult to achieve photos that are sharp where they need to be so Robert uses focus stacking, taking a series of photographs of the same subject but concentrating on different focus points for each frame. A tripod is essential for this and much used by Robert.

If you are unsure of the name of the small creature you have photographed Robert suggested trying one of the many different Facebook groups.  You will soon get an answer.

Usefully Robert told us about different locations. One I can recommend mentioned by Robert  is Fermyn Woods part of the ancient Rockingham Forest in Northamptonshire. Known locally for its butterflies Robert captured the magnificent Purple Emperor there.  Then the dramatic Braunton Burrows in North Devon, one of the largest sand dune systems in the UK to photograph orchids.  Lastly of course Robert’s home county of Wiltshire is well worth a visit, not least because chalk downlands are one of the richest landscapes for wildlife in the UK as we saw from Robert’s excellent photographs.  

Robert left us with his new word ‘ Aragmaphile’ ‘A lover of the small things’  After an evening of wonderful photography we were certainly inspired by Robert’s ‘Small is beautiful’. Click here to see Robert's website


Review by Christine Chittock, CPAGB Exmouth Photo Group

Review of Julian Elliott ‘ s presentation ‘Mongolia – From Steppe to Eagle Hunters’  3rd June 2020

Please click here to view Julian's website

When planning his photographic trips and ensuring he has all the essential equipment Julian always makes a point of learning greetings; it just makes that extra difference, especially for those people shots. So “Сайн уу (Hello) Баяртай (Goodbye) гуйя (Please) баярлалаа (Thank you)”

Julian showed us the incredibly diverse city landscape of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar with its skyscrapers, pagodas, and traditional nomadic Gers (traditional “tent-like” houses also known as “yurts”). We had a flavour of what was to come with the towering mountains in the background. 


Julian likes to capture what he wants at the time with minimal post processing, so sometimes he moves to avoid distractions in the background. He thinks about the best lens for the scene, mostly using 100 – 400 mm and 24 – 70 mm.  Beautiful scenes were captured by drone showing the winding rivers and the expanse of the landscape. Julian is well prepared with plenty of memory cards and batteries and we were interested to learn that he could sometimes charge his batteries in the local homes where he stayed, due to solar power.  Clothing was another consideration as sometimes it was extremely cold, which we could see in his crisp photos of ice patterns.

Julian showed us that it is worth getting up early to catch the wonderful early morning light across the enormous landscapes with the mountains disappearing into the distance.  With the eagle hunters Julian considered the direction and power of the light to ensure that the viewer could concentrate on the people in their vibrant traditional clothing with a glimpse of the occasional Chelsea football shirt!  Through his wonderful photography we could see his skill in capturing the action of the eagle hunters on their horses; it was clear that he was well prepared to capture the fast moving action.  As well as the shots he was prepared for Julian explained that it was always wise to be on the look out for the unusual shot, so he showed us a delightful scene of a young child peering out of a doorway; an absolute delight.

By the end of the evening we had a real feel for Mongolia, a country so huge that we could fit the UK in six times over and yet their population is only 3.17 million. We could admire Julian’s night skies and really appreciate the lack of light pollution, we could gain an impression of the vast landscapes with Julian’s stunning panoramas and we could see the value of looking up to capture a different view when visiting temples.

A first for us to have our Zoom presentation delivered from the Val de la Loire where Julian lives, but that is the silver lining of the situation we are all facing as we can enjoy an evening of inspiring photography presented from another country. Thank you Julian and thanks again to Ian Bateman, our Chair for hosting another successful evening.


Review by Christine Chittock CPAGB Programme Secretary, Exmouth Photo Group 

Wednesday 20 May 2020 - Review of Chris Palmer’s ‘Talking Pictures’

Ian Bateman, our chair and host for the evening extended a warm welcome to Chris Palmer from Amersham Photographic Society.  We also welcomed members from Colyford, Honiton and Woodbury Camera Clubs who joined us for another ‘Zoom’ lecture. 

It was so useful to listen to Chris’ hints tips and advice and to see examples of what he was saying put into practice.  Chris recommended taking time to look at a scene before rushing in and taking hundreds of photos from one position.  He illustrated this so well by a scene of a loch with a cottage reflected in the water. When using a telephoto lens ‘The most effective zoom is a pair of legs’.  Chris had captured the scene with the cottage in so many ways and reminded us to think of portrait style as well as landscape when holding the camera.

Beautiful photos of trees illustrated how Chris thought hard about composition, the angle of the light and how it can be so effective to exclude the sky.  However on other occasions a sky could enhance a photo.  Chris would go out on days that other photographers might give a miss.  This certainly paid off, capturing scenes with a lingering mist, taking advantage of a dull day to concentrate on a single orange leaf highlighted against a rock and lovely reflections after rain.

The second half gave us something we can all try on the beach. This is where it certainly does pay off if you take time to stand and stare and of course move around building yourself into a location. Your view point is really important as Chris showed us when he looked down on a scene capturing one lone figure on a beach or 5 surfers in a line. This is where skies can add drama to a scene as Chris showed us with a threatening sky.

It was encouraging to hear that there are opportunities in every coastal location.  Sometimes it is a close up of a pebble. Other times it is the long view as at Elgol with a rock in the foreground capturing your attention and leading you to look further across to the Cuillin Mountains in the distance.

So altogether an enjoyable and informative evening thinking about how you use your camera equipment including a tripod to get the best results.  Chris certainly had achieved the best results with his well seen high quality images.  The bonus of Zoom lectures is of course that you can see the work of highly experienced photographers who like Chris judge at national and international level.  So thank you Chris, we were most fortunate to see your fantastic photography.

Click here for Chris's website


Review by Christine Chittock, CPAGB Programme Secretary Exmouth Photo Group

Wednesday 13th May 2020 Review of presentations by our own members Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP APAGB, Peter Hyett ARPS and Maurice Chittock

In normal circumstances we would have spent the evening at one of our many scenic locations in Devon taking numerous photographs and enjoying a meal and a drink in a pub afterwards.   Although we are missing socialising together we now have an exciting summer programme of indoor photographic presentations.  On this evening we were joined by Honiton and Colyford camera clubs and a member from Taunton camera club who wanted to know how we were managing our photographic evenings via Zoom.

Ian started the evening with an interesting variety of photos from a works trip to Bologna in Italy. A beautiful clear view of the snow-capped Alps gave us an idea of the high quality photos we could expect to see. Fortunately for us Ian had managed the 498 steps up and down Asinelli the tallest medieval tower in the world, so that we could admire his photographs looking down over the classic orange/red roof tops.  As Ian showed us, there are actually two leaning towers, Asinelli at 97.2 m tall and Garisenda at 48 m tall.  Legend has it that the construction of the towers was a competition between the Asinelli and Garisenda families to show which the more powerful family was.

Then for something completely different Ian showed us how to convert any one of our photos with ‘Photoshop’ into a ‘twirl’ photo.  It is always wise on evenings such as these that if you select a photo of the reviewer of your presentation that you select one where she is smiling and this is exactly what Ian did and converted me into a ‘twirl’!   He also demonstrated the process of changing other photos into ‘twirls’.  So something to try out!

Peter followed with some of his favourite images and a few from Lockdown.  We were not surprised to see Peter’s lovely vibrant photographs of glass bottles, placed to show them off at their best in terms of line, colour and tone.  We admired a very clever arrangement of a monopoly board with a Property times bursting through the board and a Cluedo board with the focus on Peter’s forefinger through a magnifying glass.

Peter has had success with his photography of models and we could see why.  The clever poses, careful thought about lighting, the angle of composition and much more. During Lockdown Peter has taken the opportunity to watch online photographic lectures which has encouraged him to revisit topics and experiment.  So why not try a combination of oil and water which Peter did so well, getting the tripod out and using indoor sparklers and photographing the night sky from your home.

‘Sailing Photography’ is a subject that is rarely covered in EPG, and so it was a refreshing change of menu during Lockdown.  Maurice started from the very beginning of photography, in 1825, and briefly reviewed technical progress during the 19th century and how those developments influenced the subjects and style of yacht photographs from the 1860s onward.  

He then moved on to describe the work of one of the most significant 'dynasty' of maritime photographers, the Bekens of Cowes.   Their work spans from the 1880s right up to date.  Maurice outlined the Bekins styles of photography of the most famous yachts of the era before WW1, and how they adopted and adapted the technology of the day to suit their particular genre of photography.  He contrasted that with the work of a modern pro-photographer, Rick Tomlinson, whose style of work is also influenced by his digital technology and the market for his photos.


Maurice then showed a selection of his own photos of boats, including racing yachts from the viewpoint of a participant.  From 2005 to 2019, he has been taking photos of yachts, boats and ships from a yacht, giving an unusual perspective. 

Maurice's talk displayed over 70 images, from 1825 to 2019, and placed them in the context of available technology, the market and genre. A thought provoking and entertaining talk!


Thank you Ian, Peter and Maurice for a fascinating and informative evening.  So, members, why not try out some of the ideas from this evening?


Review by Christine Chittock CPAGB Programme Secretary

Wednesday 29th April 2020 -   David Keep, ARPS, DPAGB, FBPE, AFIAP - SPORTS IMAGES WITH IMPACT 1 – moving beyond the record shot.

Having seen the superb reviews from other camera clubs who had booked David for one of his Zoom lectures I made contact and David was very quick to respond. All his lectures looked interesting but knowing that some of our members are keen sports photographers and feeling sure that it would be a good topic for those of us who have little experience in this field I went ahead. This was our first Zoom lecture by an external provider and looking at the comments from our members and visitors David was very well received and appreciated.

From his home in Chesterfield, David delivered his excellent presentation to 50 of us with visitors from Colyford, Honiton and Woodbury Camera Clubs.  David was methodical in his approach, setting out his objectives for the evening and giving his favourite sports (from a photographic point of view) a rating out of 10.

David always does his research for each sport, finding out about each sport and where sporting fixtures are held.   Courteous and respectful of the organisers of each event David asks permission to take photographs and has a ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ (DBS) certificate so that he can take photographs of young people.  Over time he has got known for his first rate photography, is well respected and has managed to get press access for many events, but he explained that we could all do the same.

It is always refreshing when a photographer shares his camera settings and David let us know how he approaches each type of sport, how he makes best use of his camera at each event and  how he goes about post  processing.  An unusual but very useful feature were David’s wonderful videos as they gave you an insight into each sport. 

It was clear throughout that David is determined, dedicated and conscientious. He has a keen eye for composition, looks for impact and drama and produces high quality photographs with strong diagonals, showing key action, great facial expressions and with players in striking moves.  Importantly any essential sporting equipment is in the image in just the right place but distractions are removed in post processing.

Altogether a most informative, inspirational evening with plenty to think about and try out post Lockdown.  Thank you David!  Thanks again to Ian for chairing the session and for ensuring that everything ran smoothly.


Review by Christine Chittock, CPAGB Exmouth Photo Group Programme Secretary 

John Perriam ARPS DPAGB AFIAP  - 22nd April 2020


Our second project evening during Lockdown using Zoom by one of our own members.  This time with guests from Colyford, Honiton   and Woodbury Camera Clubs.  Our members attended from their homes in and around Exmouth, although with their virtual backgrounds it would seem that they were from further afield, e.g. Australia and Myanmar and Derrick and Jenny from another planet.   It was great too to see Dave from the Isle of Skye.   Many members and guests took the opportunity to chat before John’s session and at break time with a discussion on home schooling as well as photography.  A lot of John’s ideas could certainly be incorporated into home schooling sessions.

John’s evening entitled ‘John’s Lockdown Project’ gave members plenty of ideas to work on at home and many of his excellent ideas will be useful for our Summer Challenge.   So why not try soap bubble photography.  Using a black mount board as a background John said “You might as well give it a try.” Some of John’s photos ended up with lovely psychedelic colours and his wonderful photos found their way into his very creative science fiction photos.  John has great fun with his photography and it definitely looks well worth giving this one a try.

Another indoor project was John’s amazing aqua or water bead photography.  John included photos from before and after Lockdown. John also shared his results from oil and water photography.  A great one for home schooling to see the effects of oil in water and again some of John’s photos ended up in his creative composite photographs.

John has produced brilliant science fiction photos as we saw this evening.  John too put out a request.  If you have a model of a space ship you don’t need please let John know.  He would make excellent use of it in his science fiction photos. 

Another idea for indoor photography is to take close ups of musical instruments.   Try a narrow depth of field as John did on F2.8.  John took his stunning close ups of an Italian built EKO guitar that he had had since he  was 15 or 16  and placed them in a panel.  Close ups of a newly built Stratocaster worked well as well.

John’s creative streak showed up so well in his sphere photography project using a crystal ball.  These are often used in situ out and about at famous sites, but in Lockdown why not try post processing and incorporate a sphere into one of your existing photos. John did this so well with photos of the Sage at Gateshead, the Angel of the North and a limestone pavement in Yorkshire.

In Lockdown you could aim to process photos taken before March of this year as John had done. We were treated to well taken wide angle shots in Leeds showing off the architecture at its best.  16 photos in a panel of an abandoned garage from North Wales, lone trees in Wales and Yorkshire.  A panel of close ups of banana leaves from the Eden project and long exposure waterfall photos from the Elan Valley.  Reflections were a feature in Bristol night lights and Bystock Pond in John’s Autumn presentation. 

How to remove a distracting background was shown in John’s Speedway photos and what a difference it made.  There was so much to inspire us and John ended with his Lockdown Dabblings with ideas on mirror photography. Altogether a fantastic evening full of ideas to try out during Lockdown. 


Thank you John.

Report by Christine Chittock CPAGB

Sheila Haycox ARPS MPAGB/AV EFIAP Project Evening - Our First Project Evening during Lockdown on Wednesday 15th April 2020

A first by Exmouth Photo Group a project evening delivered to our lounges, spare rooms and studies by our very own Sheila Haycox.  In these unusual times of Lockdown we have found different ways to keep in touch and to maintain our interest in photography. So it was great to see 23 households participating in an evening’s entertainment via Zoom.  A chance to see everyone again and a wonderful opportunity to see photography of such high quality as we would expect from Sheila.

Sheila started the evening with her photos from one of our summer outings in 2019 to Trago Mills.  A reminder of their wonderful gardens which Sheila had captured so well; the leading lines, the vibrant colours, the different gates, the walk ways and the architecture as a wonderful backdrop to the plants.

A reminder of the days when we could travel further afield! Sheila as the ‘Travelling Photographer’. We were taken to the magical Lake Bled, to one of Sheila’s trees as the main focus from a limestone pavement in Yorkshire, a beautiful long exposure at Durdle Door, the wonderful architecture of Salford Quays and much more.

Little did we know that when we started our 50th Anniversary year that we would end the winter season in isolation.  So it was great to see our 50th Anniversary Photo Book which Sheila has put together with each member having their own page. The book ends with the speeches made by Ian Bateman and John Perriam at our anniversary dinner.  Fortunately we decided to have our celebration dinner at the start of the season!

In July 2019 Sheila attended one of the U3A Thursday monthly meetings where Nick Fletcher, author encouraged us to write our own memoirs and to think about printing our recollections for family, friends and possibly a wider audience. Certainly he inspired Sheila as by the Saturday after the talk she had written 3,000 words.   Sheila never does anything by halves.  With old photos scanned, her memoirs written, modern photos processed and a family tree set out,  her book entitled ‘Doodlebugs and Fireworks’ is completed.  What a fantastic achievement Sheila. Well done. 


Sheila’s determination to carry on with photography whatever the circumstances is an inspiration for all of us. So we weren’t surprised to see her Covid 19 photography.  Close ups of fixtures in her bathroom, textures,  a 1000 piece jigsaw with a difference and stunning still life photos in her garage, well-chosen pieces and carefully thought out lighting.  Then the progress of thatching being carried out on neighbouring cottages, with well captured action shots.

We were also treated to a fabulous tour of Australia, close ups of cars and Sheila’s award winning pelican photos from Lake Kirkini in Greece.  Then to end, a set of mono photos with evocative misty scenes, striking shapes and patterns and a stunning photo of Morgans in the rain. 

Thank you as well to Ian Bateman for facilitating and Chairing the session. During a Pandemic it is so cheering to have something positive to write about. Thank you so much Sheila.


Report by Christine Chittock CPAGB, Programme Secretary

Wednesday 8th April - Panels Competition - Zoom Meeting

This year the panels was judged in a complertely different way due to the Covid-19 Crisis.   It was judged by Peter Fry using "Zoom" because we were unable to hold a meeting as clubs and organisations had to adhere to the Government's ruling of no contact with other people.   We could therefore only have digital entries.   The Zoom meeting was very well attended and ran very well with the aid of Ian Bateman and Peter Fry.   Please click here to go to the Panels Page.

Closed from 18th March 2020 until further notice Colvid Crisis


It is with regret that the club had to close early this season due to the Corona Virus.  We all have to kisolate ourselves and keep a safe distanbce away from other people.    However people are resourceful and clsubs having been having webinars.   Exmoluth members were invited to an Exeter Camera Club webinar with the speaker being Victoria Hillman and we have also had an invite from the RPS plus Exester again to see Paul Sanders speaking.

Wednesday 17 March 2020  - SDL Digital Competition

The Digital Competition this year was held "in camera" due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  A decision was taken by the Committee to suspend all future meetings of the club as from 16th March until the crisis is over.    As there was to be no meeting, John Baker, the judge for the Digital Section was asked if he could forward his scores and I am delighted to say that the results for the digital images gave Exmouth rthe edge and we were the overall winners of the print and digital sections.  We still hold the cjup.  Please click here for the Score Sheet on both competitions. The images entered can be seen on the External Compdetition page.   Please click here   The final results being: 1st - Exmouth Photo Group  - 491 points, 2nd - Newton Abbot - 490 points, 3rd - Dawlish & Teignmouth - 465 points, 4th - Crediton - 451 points.

Wednesday 11th March 2020 - Review of Classic Wild Landscapes by David Boag


David had always been keen on natural history and turned to photography to record his interest.  This was in the days of film and David’s photographs were much more than just record shots as we could see throughout the evening.

With reference to the photographs on our website David could see that we were talented photographers and felt that we could all aspire to be great landscape photographers.  He was there to inspire and enthuse us with his great variety of photographs.

Wonderful panoramas unfolded across the screen with 5 photographs stitched together.  We watched as he showed us how he would concentrate on interest in the foreground. Sometimes a plant would work and David showed us different options with a plant on the thirds or in the centre.  We were encouraged to think about the foreground, the middle and far distance and how we are led through a photograph with a path for example.


He showed us what snow would look like without shadows and then showed us well taken photographs with strong shadows.  What a difference!

Our choice of lens is very important and often our most creative decision. David showed us photographs with his favourite wide angle lens and we were suitably impressed.  Likewise a 300mm lens would work on other occasions foreshortening the distance.

David would take advantage of whatever situation he found himself in and so fog would work well giving a scene atmosphere and in poor light conditions he would sometimes concentrate on the beauty of flowers or ferns.

Altogether a worthwhile evening with much to interest us.  By the end we had been reminded to look at a scene and see what we could discover, initially looking at the whole scene and then finding details that we might have missed had we not spent valuable time really looking. Thank you David!


Review and photograph by Christine Chittock, CPAGB Programme Secretary

10th March 2020 - RPS Fine Art Distinctions Day


I am pleased to report that on Tuesday 10th March 2020 Jenny Baker was presented with an ARPS Certificate and Badge for gaining her ARPS in Fine Art for her panel on the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

Jenny was one of the few who gained distinctions that day, so very well done Jenny.

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At the WCPF ;Council Meeting on Saturday 7th March Sheila Haycox was presented with a certificate for an acceptance in the PAGB Interclub  Digital  Nature Competition for her Long Billed Hermit.

4 March 2020 - Competition No. 4 

The judge for Competition No. 4 was Jane Kearney CPAGB  from Barnstaple Camera Club.   She did a very good job on judging all our prints and digital images, very entertaining and giving us good advice.  Below images from thne evening and Sheila receiving the cup for her overall win.   To see the winning images click here.