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March 15th Members Evening with Tony and Caroline Ovens


This was a very interesting evening. We were treated to a variety of AV’s and photos  both old and new, on such subjects as the Isles of Scilly, Norfolk, Moscow, the Old Pier at Weston Super Mare, Cotswolds, Ireland and Snow in Exmouth.


Tony began with the Scilly Isles, taking us back to 1967 with some fascinating black and white photos he had taken on a weekend paddle boat steamer trip from Bristol to St Mary’s.This was followed by more recent images taken by him and Caroline on subsequent visits, showing beautiful views of St Mary’s and the other islands, Harold Wilson’s grave, and Harry’s Walls.


On a tour of Norfolk we saw the reinstated lines on the Bure Valley, Mid Norfolk, and Wells and Walsingham Light Railways, some interesting historic towns and round tower churches, Walsingham Abbey, Cromer pier and excellent shots of wading birds on the nature reserves and coastline. 


It was interesting to learn about the history of Birnbeck pier in Weston Super Mare, and the old photos and postcards we viewed were fascinating, showing how the pier would have looked in Victorian times. It was sad to see it now in such a state of decay, but hopefully plans to restore it will go ahead.


Many thanks to Caroline and Tony for a most enjoyable and informative evening.

Review by Gillian Stocker

Show and Tell 8th March 2023


This was a very enjoyable and relaxing evening. Members were asked to show three images of their choice, talk about how they were created and why they liked them. It was interesting to see such a wide variety of subjects presented, and these ranged from iPhone photography, foreign travel, wildlife, portraiture, Dingles fairground, Bodmin Jail, and creative experiments using different backgrounds, textures, blending modes and filters. Throughout the evening members joined in the discussions, giving helpful advice and suggestions on how the images could be improved.


Many thanks to all those who contributed to this interesting and enjoyable evening.

Review by Gill Stocker

1st March 2023 Set Subject Competition Judge Matt Curtin

The three-set subject for the evening were, Slow exposure, on the beach and abstract.

Matt had a challenging evening with all the entrants having a varied take on all of the subjects. Matt gave a very good review off all entries, giving plenty of time to each photograph.   Matt was one of the best judges we have had this season. He gave praise with careful critique of every photo presented to him. Pointing out ways that he thought would make the photograph even stronger.

Thank you to all our members for entering and giving everyone a great evening.Congratulations to all the highly commended, bronze silver and gold winners.  Overall winner was Christine Chittock with St Ives harbour.  To view images of all of the three subjects, click here


Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

Mix and Match Exeter - v - Exmouth  - 22 February 2023.

Judge Steve Hallam LRPS

​A great evening with Exeter for the annual Mix & Match competition which had not taken place because of covid since 2019.  Steve Hallam LRPS from Bristol was the judge for the evening and he certainly got himself into the spirit of the evening.  There was plenty of friendly heckling from the audience, but Steve dealt with this very well, joining in with the spirit of the fun evening. The final results were Exmouth 54 and Exeter 46.

 Everyone agreed that it was so nice to be back in person.  Well done Exmouth, thank you John and Sheila for choosing and putting together our winning images.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

15th February 2023 Speaker Alf Myers Back from the streets

A zoom evening with Alf Myers, covering all aspects of going out and about on the streets and back with the images to process. Alf talked about the benefits of monochrome in his street photography. He asked the questions, what is stopping you trying to get out and about exploring the streets. Alf gave tips to look out for when out on the streets, complexity, emotion, action, juxtaposition, the decisive moment, especially the light.

Alf presented a variety of videos with photos set to music showing his work. In the evening we enjoyed judging five images via a poll. This demonstrated how a judge sees our photos in a quick viewing and what they are looking for.

Throughout the evening camera settings were discussed, where it is legal to shoot street photography and where not to. Alf discussed packages that he uses to process his images, but mainly he uses lightroom.

Alf then gave everyone a demonstration of editing in lightroom. He demonstrated his work flow to correct and draw the eye, to exactly where he wanted the viewer to look in the image.

 A very interesting evening covering so much, presented in an easy way to understand and to get inspired. Check out his website for more images

Review by Lynn middleton-Flynn EPG programme secretary

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Wednesday 8th February 2023 WCPF DPIC entries from 2021 The Second Half

This evening we viewed the second half of the western counties photographic federation dpic entries. In the first half of the evening the mono prints and then we enjoyed the colour prints. After the break we went on to view the nature prints then the creative prints.

A very varied range of images in all the sections and an interesting choice for all the winners.

Part of our club members went to Dawlish CC at Holcombe, for the South Devon League Prints competition. The results and images can be viewed here.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme Secretary

Ian giving speech of thanks and winners plus judge of top images.

WCPF Digital and Print Competition - 5 February 2023

The competition was held at the Corn Exchange, Exeter after a break of two years and it was a great success.  It was the first time that the Print competition has been joined with the digital images and the turn out was good.  30 clubs took part in the Print Competition and 48 Clubs took part in the digital competition.  

Fotospeed was the main sponsor for the event and it was great to see that members were buying paper again.

We did quite well in both sections, coming 5th in the Print Competition and 7th in the Digital Competition.    Please click here to view our images and results.

Members Evening 1st February John Perriam ARPS DPAGB AIAFP


This was a most interesting presentation in which John showed his talent for producing creative and imaginative work using the images he had taken throughout the year.


 He began with a project  called “Eclectricity 2,” in which we saw images taken on a club outing to Sidbury, the Light and Sound display in the Cathedral, the Dingle Fairground, and shop windows. We were introduced to a variety of techniques such as multiple exposures using the computer screen as a background, ICM and textured overlays, all of which were very effective. His other still photography projects  were “Hooe Lake”, “Winding Brook”, “Sidmouth Folk Festival,” “Sidmouth Air Show”and “Exmouth Beach”. In “Hooe Lake”, John showed us how changing a background for the wrecked boats could enhance the picture, and “Winding brook” in the Peak District featured winter trees and the old Magpie lead mine. John enjoys taking people shots, and at the Sidmouth folk festival, air show and Exmouth beach he was able to capture a variety of interesting characters.


His excellent AV’s were “Gods Own Country,” with beautiful scenes of the Yorkshire Dales, “Let there be light “ a stunning display in the Cathedral showing shapes, colours, patterns and dynamic angles, “High Peak Trees” with monochrome winter trees, “Human League “a music exchange featuring intentional blur techniques, and finishing with “E.P.G. at Novas House ”, a reminder of an enjoyable club event held during the summer.


Thank you John for a very inspiring and fascinating evening which was enjoyed by all.

Review by Gill Stocker.

January 25th 2023 Competition 3  - Judge Chris Marsham

Competition 3 judged by Chris Marsham, another very good range of entries for Chris to comment on and to choose his highly commended, bronze, silver and gold.  For the third competition of the season, Chris gave a variety of tips, of how to improve the photos, while he was judging each individual image. 

We started the evening with the mono prints and we had 8 prints entered.  Chris gave a  gold and two highly commended's.


We then had 10 colour prints.  Again, Chris gave three highly commended, a bronze, silver and gold.


The second half of the evening we had a large entry 34 DPIs all very different.  Again, Chris gave a very good review of all the images presented to him. This time Chris gave out 6 highly commended, bronze, silver and gold.

Overall image of the night was given to Mike Gillian for his beautifully composed and printed Garlic bulbs


Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered to make another interesting evening. Check out and view all the winners by clicking here.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme secretary

International Exchange 18th January 2023


This was a very interesting evening, which gave members an excellent opportunity to view and discuss a variety of images from clubs living in other parts of the world.The clubs taking part in the exchange were Gibraltar Photo Society, Edinburgh Photo Society, Waikaro Photo Society New Zealand, Moussey Art Paris, and Exmouth Photo Group. Each club kindly contributed 30 images.


Many thanks to Peter for organising and coordinating this event which was enjoyed by all.

Review by Gillian Stocker

January 11th 2023 Speaker Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP ARPS

A fascinating, interesting, educational talk by Adrian Lines. Adrian presented all his images by giving everyone a before processing, to all the processes that he did on the journey to producing the final image. This was so informative of the way that Adrian worked to create the final image.

The way that he dodged and burnt to create the contours on the faces was masterful. Using the light to enhance his photos, creating atmosphere, made all the difference to the end image.

Adrian said that he used only a small range of photoshops facilities, but what he did use, he had mastered well. All of his images that he presented, he made sure that they all told a story.

Tips that Adrian gave was to shoot low, to get a stronger male portrait. Female models, Adrian went to great lengths to match them into beautiful backgrounds. Making it such a realistic story with the surroundings that he placed them in. We had demonstrations on people placed in a variety of settings, ballet dancers, horse shoots, heritage reenactment days, beautiful models and more. Adrian demonstrated a lot of his props that he used to make his images unique to himself.

Adrian finished the evening with encouraging everyone to try out self-portraits, which he had mastered so successfully in his imaginative way, with a wide range of wonderful props. A fascinating evening presented with a entertaining, learning talk, enjoyed by all.

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme Secretary

EPG Success in the 17th FIAP World Cup for Clubs

Good News!   EPG Came joint 50th out of 224 clubs with 9 images out of 20 being accepted into FIAP's exhibition. 

To view the images and results please click here

January 4th  Members Evening  Christine Chittock CPAGB AFIAP and Mo Martin ARPS CPAGB


This was a very interesting and varied evening from two talented photographers.


Christine started by showing us an AV called Frosty Morning, with local scenes and beautiful close ups of frost patterns. This was followed by a description of how she achieved an AFIAP distinction, and we were shown her impressive portfolio of accepted photos, many of which had been taken on club outings and holidays. We then saw two AV’s, one showing an interesting sightseeing tour of Bath, and the other revealing a variety of fascinating murals in the East Side Gallery Berlin. This was an open air art gallery depicting the fall of the Berlin Wall, and hopes for a brighter future.


Mo treated us to some wonderful scenery from her Arctic Adventure on a Hurtigruten cruise to Norway. This included beautiful fiords, visits to several interesting  towns and cathedrals,stunning views of the Aurora and a visit to the Ice Sculpture House. Mo then showed her passion for sports photography with her excellent images of netball, badminton, basketball, table tennis and weight lifting events at the Commonwealth Games 2022. To conclude, we saw an AV called “Four Notes- Paul’s Tune” a song from just four notes performed by Paul Harvey a music teacher with dementia, and the BBC Philharmonic.This AV also featured some superb images of ballet dancers.


Many thanks to Christine and Mo for a most enjoyable evening.

Review by Gill Stocker

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