Inter-Club Open PDI Competition Results

Eyes Left by Geoff Spriegel

TPS put on a solid performance at the SPA (Surrey Photographic Association) Open PDI Championship this month, scoring 168 points overall, an average of 10.5 points per image, and finishing 10th overall in a field of 25 clubs.

Well done to this year’s winning club, Richmond, with 181 points and an average mark of 11.31 points per image, and thanks to the expert judges Leo Rich, Ken Scott and Daphne Hansen.

Here’s are the full scores:

Thanks to all our clever TPS members whose pictures were selected for display at the competition. We’ve put together a mini album of your 16 fabulous photos below. Enjoy!

Mono Prints Competition Round 3 Results

The third round of our Monochrome Prints Competition gave TPS members one final chance to show off their photography and printing skills this season. And we saw some great images!

Our judge, Wayne Grundy ARPS, awarded several perfect scores and congratulations go to our 10-pointers: Malcolm Field, Carole Mills, John Pearson, Seb Springbett, Barbara Witherington, Simon Bedwell, Marie-Ange Bouchard, Jon Cowdock, and Clare Pickett. Bravo!

And, with this being the final round of this season’s competition, we have some overall winners and runner-up to announce. Drum roll please….

1st place: The Birchall Trophy goes to Simon Henderson
The runner-up is John Pearson
Both Simon and John are promoted to the Advanced Class for next season

1st place: The Phillips Cup goes to Simon Bedwell
The runner-up was Sarah Bedwell #awkward!

Thanks to everyone who took part in this and all our other competitions throughout the 2018-19 season. It’s your photographic experimentation, creativity and talent that help our photography community learn and grow. We loved seeing your work.

Our next competition will be at the start of the 2019-20 season in September when we look forward to welcoming new members, as well as some well-known faces. For those of you who triumphed this year, think of this as a launchpad for some even better photos next season. For those of you who missed out on a gong, we hope you’ve learned lots and will make full use of the summer break to get out and take some fabulous images. Enjoy it!

But, for now, please feast your eyes on a few of the judge’s top scoring images from our Monochrome Prints Round 3. We think they’re rather good!



PS Our next meeting is 8-10pm on 16th May in the White Hart Barn when we’ll welcome guest speaker Gavin Hoey. Check out some of this awesome work at

Set Subject Competition Results

Most of our friendly club competitions at TPS are open to all styles of photography and can feature almost any subject. But once a year we host some special ‘set subject’ competitions which require entrants to produce photos to a specific brief.

This year we had three set subjects — Landscape, Street and Creative — and each TPS member was allowed to enter just one image in each category. Our expert judge, Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS, was impressed by the standard of entries and carefully picked out his favourites. Here are the results:

Landscape Photography
Winner of the Daphne Cloquet Trophy: Malcolm Field
Runner-Up: John Gribble
Highly Commended: Dominic Murtagh

Street Photography
Winner of the Robin Cloquet Trophy: Clare Pickett LRPS
Runner-Up: Simon Bedwell LRPS
Highly Commended: Colin Bradfield

Creative Photography
Winner of the John Nathan Trophy: Alan Gristwood LRPS
Runner-Up: Sarah Bedwell LRPS
Highly Commended: Brian Smith LRPS

Thanks to all our TPS members who took part and we hope you enjoyed the extra challenge of having to create images for each of the given topics.

If the winning images have spiked your interest, why not head out soon with your camera to capture some magical images of your own? Have fun!

Rachael Talibart @TPS

On Thursday 11th April 2019, TPS will host an evening talk in Godstone by celebrated guest speaker Rachael Talibart, Black & White Photographer of the Year 2018.

Rachael is a multi-award winning professional photographer whose images have been exhibited widely around the UK. Her talk will be titled Tides & Tempests and she’ll be showcasing some of her favourite images and explaining the process she follows to capture such stunning photos.

The talk will take place in the White Hart Barn from 8-10pm. Entry is free for TPS members, or £5 per person for non-members which includes refreshments at the interval.

Non-members and guests can now book tickets online here.

Need something more to whet (or should that be wet?!) your appetite? Here’s a video showcasing a few of Rachael’s magical photographs:

Competition Results – Colour Prints Round 3

Big thanks to our judge, Gordon Rae LRPS CPAGB, for brilliantly reviewing and scoring last night’s TPS Colour Prints Round 3 competition. The standard of the entries was exceptional and it was a pleasure seeing our talented members’ work in print. Nothing beats a high quality, well presented print to bring a great photograph to life!

There were a number of standout entries last night, each achieving perfect 10/10 scores. Well done to superstars Mike Barker, Simon Henderson, Thor Simpson, Sarah Bedwell, Simon Bedwell and Peter Veale.

As this was the final round of this season’s competition we also announced the winners of the overall competition.

Our Club Class winner was Mike Barker who scored 18 or more points in all three rounds; quite a feat! The runner-up was Jane Gautrey, who will join Mike in the Advanced Class next season. Well done to you both!

Our Advanced Class winner was Peter Veale who just sneaked past Simon Bedwell with two stunning images that were awarded 9.5/10 and 10/10 last night. Congratulations Peter!

The full Round 3 scores are here and the final league table for the season is here.

Don’t forget, we’ll be in the Baptist Church Hall next week for a talk from Colleen Slater on the fascinating world of macro and close-up photography.

And our next competition night is fast-approaching on 18th April when we’ll judge our set subject competitions. There will be three—yes three—set subject groups to judge in one evening. The topics are Street Photography, Landscape and Creative; maximum one entry per topic per person and PDIs only. Get snapping and have fun!

What else? Oh, you want to see some of the judge’s favourite images, do you? Alright then, your wish is my command… Enjoy!