Ahoy TPS’ers! Don’t forget, this Thursday 14th December is our festive quiz night at the White Hart Barn. For first-timers, it’s a fun evening with drinks and nibbles and a light-hearted quiz. This year’s celebrity hosts are Simon and Sarah Bedwell. We kick-off, as always, at 8pm. May the best team (or the one that cheats the most) win!

PDI Competition Round 2 – The results!

We enjoyed another fabulously photographic night last week as we went through Round 2 of our annual PDI (Projected Digital Images) Competition. And, once again, the quality of entries was very high.

In the Club competition, our judge reviewed 47 images, with five scoring a perfect 10/10. A special mention goes out to Gary Coomber, Malcolm Field, Allister Frost, Alan Tarrant and Barbara Witherington for hitting top marks.

In the Advanced group, there were 30 entries, with three being awarded top marks, with a special mention due to Sarah Bedwell, Simon Bedwell and Marcus Scott-Taggart.

Most importantly, well done to everyone who took part and we hope you learned a few new tricks to improve your photographic eye and technique.

Here, in time-honoured fashion, is a selection of the judge’s favourite images from the night. Enjoy!

CLUB CLASS:

ADVANCED CLASS:

For the full scores, visit this page.

Mono Prints Round 1 – The results!

Well done to everyone who took part in our Mono Prints Round 1 Competition last night. Our judge reviewed a total of 73 superb prints in the Club and Advanced Classes, reflecting a diverse range of topics and styles.

As always, the real winners are all the photographers who took part and picked up a few ideas and tips to help improve their images in future. We hope you had some “lightbulb moments” and are looking forward to Round 2 on 8th February 2018.

Our guest judge had the arduous task of picking his favourites and you’ll find a selection of the highest scoring images below.

CLUB CLASS:

 

ADVANCED CLASS:

If you’d like to review all the scores, the detailed score sheet is now available here.

Well done once again to all our Club and Advanced Class photographers. Great work!

Friendly Photo Critique For All on 2nd November

On Thursday 2nd November 2017 we’ll be back in the hall behind the Godstone Baptist Church from 8pm for a special, practical, and interactive evening hosted by Marcus Scott-Taggart, one of our resident photographic judges.

TPS members are invited to bring along some sample photos on a stick, preferably a USB stick, not a wooden stick. See guidance below:

Marcus and your fellow TPS members will then offer constructive advice on how you might improve the images to meet, or even exceed, competition standards!

This is a great way to learn more about the judge’s craft and discover how you can boost your competition scores.

So, two things to remember: (1) we’re in the Baptist Church Hall from 8pm and (2) bring a few images along on a USB stick to get expert advice from Marcus and your fellow TPS members.

The TPS Natural History Competition 2017-18

The judge’s scores from this week’s TPS Natural History competitions are now available to view here.

Congratulations to everyone who took part. Capturing stunning photos of the natural world is a challenge for every photographer and our TPS members showed, once again, that they’re up for any challenge!

Our guest judge was James Godber and his favourite photos from both the PDI and Print sections are now available to view on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Share, while you’re there!

However, if Facebook’s not your thing, all is not lost! Here are the two winning images from the night:

WINNER: Natural History PDI Trophy – Brian Smith LRPS for “Meadow Brown Butterfly”:

WINNER: Natural History Print Trophy – John Nathan ARPS for “Flamingo After Feeding In Muddy Pool”:

Lovely images. Thanks to all the entrants for inspiring your fellow TPS members!