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!
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!
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.
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!
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! 😉
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.
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!