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Jurassic Coast International AV Salon - Zoom Session 25 & 26 May and Gala Day 15 June 2024

I am pleased to report that yet again our Jurassic Coast International AV Salon has made a profit.  The Zoom Sessions held in May went very well - we had viewers from all over the world watching.  Our Gala Day attracted AV workers from Gloucestershire, Essex, Worcestershire,  Lincolnshire, Staffordshire and we even had someone from New Zealand attending.  

All this would not have happended without Ian Bateman taking on the task of organising the event together with his team of helpers, Derrick Holliday, Jenny Baker, Mo Martin, Christine and Maurice Chittock, John Perriam and myself and of course supported by Elaine, Ian's wife.  

It is a massive task and being able to have PAGB and FIAP recognition is a very valuable asset.  The team are already preparing for next year's event and Woodbury Village Hall has been booked for the Gala Day next June.

We have to produce Programmes, Medals and Certificates, and a Catalogue,  Please take a look at the Catalogue that has been produced which has loads of information, all the winners.  Below are images kindly taken by Chaz Madge at the Gala Day on 15 June.

 

To celebrate our success 22 of us finished off Gala Day by going to Prezzo's in Exmouth which was organised by Mo Martin.

Review by Sheila Haycox

Latest News Items 15 May 2024

 

 

AV Group - Battle between Wilmslow, Australia, Gloucester and our club members.   I am deligfhted to report that our AV Group did well, we just pipped Wilmslow by 1 point to view full results  click here.  Well done members.   

  

The WCPF Members Exhibition was held at Uffculme and Seale Hayne for two weeks in May, 4 of our members did stewarding for a day and our oldest member Ernie King visited with Bryan Webb.  Ernie met up with some old friends whilst there and they took images.  I mjust say it was one of the best Members Exhibitions I have attended, the standard of the prints this year was high.

AGM 24th April 2024 + Presentation and Awards + Chairman's Challenge

The last meeting of the Winter Season was a busy one. It featured the AGM, Awards’ Presentation, and the Chairman’s Challenge.

Twenty-five members were in attendance, and Derrick was able to move swiftly through the agenda as no questions or comments had been received. The 2023 Minutes, Officer’s reports and financial statements were all approved by a unanimous vote.  Mo expressed thanks to Derrick for rising to the challenge and agreeing to be Chairman for the 2023-24 season when nobody else would volunteer to take on that role.

The election of committee officers followed: Derrick Holliday (Chairperson) and Mike Gillan (Print Competition Secretary) were retiring; Christine Chittock and Tony Howell were nominated for those posts; Mark Reed, was standing as Member with less than 4-years membership; Sheila Haycox, who had been co-opted onto the committee mid-year as Vice-Chairperson, was officially nominated for that role; Sandra Morton (Secretary), Mark Hazell (Treasurer), Peter Hyett (DPI Competition Secretary) and Lynn Middleton-Flynn (Programme Secretary) agreed to continue in their posts. As all the positions were uncontested, the committee was elected ‘en bloc’ by a unanimous vote.

No proposals or items under AOB had been received so Derrick closed the AGM. This was followed by a brief discussion about the lack of a replacement for Jenny as Refreshments coordinator. Bryan Webb pointed out that there was a long-standing problem getting volunteers. Jenny and Mo agreed to provide refreshments for the first meeting in September, but after that, members will have to bring their own. Water will be provided for visiting speakers. Members were assured that the new committee would continue the search for a larger meeting room.

The Awards followed with EPG President, John Perriam, presenting the trophies and Chaz Madge taking photographs. Derrick awarded the Chairman’s Shield to Carol Hyett for all her hard work over the years behind the scenes.

‘Bird(s) in Flight’ and ‘Feet’ were the subjects for this year’s Chairman’s Challenge. Derrick’s favourite bird image was ‘In Flight’ by Chaz, and Mo came first in the feet category and was awarded the trophy for best image overall with ‘Lion Feet’. All the images from the challenge are on the website.

As Chairperson, Christine Chittock thanked Derrick for his long-standing service to the club and the committee, where he has held many different posts. She then announced the subjects for next season’s Chairperson’s Challenge – ‘Triptych’ and ‘Light’. After briefly talking about the Summer Programme and the Summer Challenge, Christine closed the meeting.

Review by Sandra Morton, Secretary

To view the Chairman's Challenge images and winner please click here

Presenations, Awards and General images (photography by Chaz Madge) see below

17th April 2024 Members Evening

Members evening trying out for the first time, an evening of photography created by any method that members had experimented with. We had phone photography, scanned photography, ICM, inverts, reflections, scanned images, Ai, multiple exposures and lots of manipulated images.

Members talked about the way that they had produced the image. Quiet a few were produced by apps on the phone, slow shutter app, photo split app, live on the iPhone, multiple photos in camera.

Some members tried experimenting with artificial intelligence, with some strange effects, mostly legs missing or one too many, but also some that worked very well, especially the image with the mist created in the woods.

It was a very interesting fun evening, where we all learnt from the variety of experimental applications in camera, or by phone apps, or by manipulation on the computer.  A big thank you to all that contributed to a very different evening.

 

Review by Lynn Middleton-Flynn Programme secretary

10th April 2024 Panel Competition Judge Peter Ottley CPAGB, LRPS, AFIAP

 

​Tonight’s panel competition judged by Peter Ottley from Bleadon photographic group, we started the evening with seven panels. We had seven sets of very beautifully printed panels all very different. We had panels on sections of buildings, trains, windmills, Scottish castles, fishermen and Morris dancers.  Congratulation to Sheila Haycox two Golds for her panels O'Porto Terminal and City of Arts and Mike Gillian for his Silver panel called Spark and bronze for his panel called Morris Medley.

We had a very strong entry of twenty DPI panels. Again, a very varied and wide range of topics were presented for the DPI panels, so again Peter had a very hard challenge to choose the HC, Bronze, Silver and the Gold.  Christine Chittock was awarded a gold for her dpi panel Reflections as did Sandra Morton for her panel Epson Downs.

Please check out the website for all the winning images here

Reviewed by Lynn Middleton-Flynn EPG Programme Secretary

WCPF AV Competition  6th April 2024

The WCPF AV Competition was held at Woodbury Village Hall on the 6th April.  Jill Bunting and John Smith were the judges via Zoom.   We had a good audience and a record number of AVs were shown, 45 in total.   I am delighted to say that a few of our members did well in the competition.  We also had two members who belong to our AV Group get awards.

  • Photo Harmony section: Christine Chittock gained Highly Commended for  Rust and Decay

  • Photo Harmony section:  Peter Budd (member of our AV Group) gained 2nd for All Aglow

  • Short AV section:  Mo Martin gained Highly Commended for Teddy Bears Picnic

  • Short AV section:  Ian Bateman gained 2nd for Holloway

  • Long AV section:  Sheila Haycox gained 3rd for A Troubled Country

  • Long AV section:  Ian Bateman gained 2nd for Monster

  • Long AV section:  Cathy Fordham (member of our AV Group) gained 1st for Childhood Struggles

  • Audience Vote:    This is for the whole competition  - 1st Childhood Struggles, 2nd Monster by Ian Bateman and 3rd A Troubled Country by Sheila Haycox which happens to be the same as the judges choices..

3rd April 2024 International Exchange

 

This was an interesting evening which gave us a chance to see and discuss a variety of images taken by clubs living in other parts of the world. The clubs taking part were Gibraltar Photo Society, Edinburgh Photo Society, Paris Photo Society, Waikaro Photo Society New Zealand and Exmouth Photo Group. Each club contributed 30 images.

 

Thank you to Peter and Carol for organising and coordinating this event which was enjoyed by all.

27th March 2024 Competition 4

Our judge for this evening was Kay Wilson from Saltash Camera Club. Kay gave a very thoughtful and considered review of all the entries in each category, with helpful suggestions on how to make each image stronger.

We had four sections in all, Colour Prints, Mono Prints, DPI Mono and DPI Colour.  The Overall winning image was given to Ian Bateman for his Mono DPI Adams Plaza Bridge

 Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered to make another interesting evening.

If you wish to view the competition winners please click here.

To view the Running totals