TPS Natural History Competition

The scores from our 2018-19 Natural History competition are now available here on our website and some of the highest scoring images can be viewed in our gallery.

Well done to everyone who took part; we enjoyed seeing some stunning images. Our judge, Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP, had a busy night reviewing both PDIs and Prints, and the winning photographers and their images were:

PDI Winner: Barbara Witherington

Print Winner: Geoff Spriegel

Lovely work by some very talented TPS members! Isn’t the natural world incredible:-)

Our next internal competition will be Round 1 of the Monochrome Prints on 15th November and will be judged by Ken Scott ARPS. The deadline for PrintEntry submissions is Sunday 11th November. Don’t be late!

Colour Prints Round 1 – The Results

Phew! Thursday evening saw the first round of our 2018-19 Colour Prints Competition and we had a record* number of entries. Judge Don Morley had the gargantuan task of scoring 85 prints, 44 within Club Class and 41 in Advanced. Thanks for your help Don, and thanks too to Barbara and Dominic for their hard work managing the competition and recording the scores.

OK, let’s cut to the chase! You can now access our Round 1 image scores here and, if you’re a competitive creature, you can see where you stand after only one round in the overall standings table here. As a sports pundit would say, it’s early days, there’s everything to play for, and it’s a game of three rounds (or should that be two halves?) Every member has two more chances to submit two images so competition is wide open! Now is the perfect time to get out snapping some great images for Round 2 on 10th January.

We really enjoyed seeing so many stunning images and we’re grateful for Don’s constructive critiques and suggestions. Most importantly, we hope you enjoyed the evening and picked up a few tip and ideas for your next photographic adventure.

Let’s take a look at some of the judge’s favourite images. Well done to everyone, especially the six members (JaneG, MikeB, RehanaU, GaryC, PeterV and SimonB) who scored perfect 10s. You clever snappers!

CLUB CLASS

ADVANCED CLASS

Bravo to everyone, great work! Our next competition is Natural History on 25th October.  The deadline for your PhotoEntry submissions will be Sunday 21st October.

* In the absence of a comprehensive archive of all previous TPS competitions, I made that up! But, you know, it’s probably a record, it certainly felt like one!

The Scores Are In – PDI Competition Round 1

A big WELL DONE to our 44 TPS members who took part in Round 1 of our PDI (Projected Digital Images) Competition on 28th September. Our guest judge, Tim Morland ARPS, had a huge task reviewing and scoring all the entries and we’re very grateful for his expert analysis and advice.

As we’ve come to expect at TPS, the standard of images was very good and seven images were selected by Tim for the magical 10/10 treatment! A well-deserved mention for perfect scores goes out to Anthea Hearne-Dudman, Roger Matthews, Seb Springbett, Barbara Witherington, Sarah Bedwell, Colvin Hazzard and John Nathan.

Full scores tables are available here.

But, as always, the most important thing on a competition night is that we enjoyed seeing a huge diversity of photographic styles and techniques and picked up some helpful tips and advice from our guest judge.

Our next competition night is just around the corner on 11th October, when we’ll be reviewing Round 1 of Colour Prints. For members, the deadline for PhotoEntry submissions is SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER and, remember, you must bring your mounted prints to the White Hart Barn by 7.45pm on the competition night.

Next week we’ll meet in the hall behind the Godstone Baptist Church, right next to the Shell Service Station, with our guest speaker Drew Gibson sharing expert advice for Formula 1 and motorsport Photography.

And finally, in time-honoured fashion, here’s a selection of the judge’s favourite PDI Round 1 images, each of which scored 9 or more points. Well done to everyone!

Club Class

Advanced Class

Colour Prints Competition Round 2 – The results!

Well done to everyone who took part in this week’s Colour Prints (Round 2) Competition. All entrants should have received a summary of the scores by email, courtesy of our new-fangled (and rather excellent!) Photo-Entry competition tool. If you haven’t yet seen the full scores, they are now available on our website here.

In time-honoured fashion, we’ve shared a few of the judge’s favourite images from the night below. If your image appears here, bravo! If it doesn’t, don’t worry, there’ll soon be another opportunity to enjoy celebrity and fame at our next competition night! 😉

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ADVANCED CLASS:

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.

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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!