vTPS Set Subject Competition: “Music”

Another night, another Zoom! We had over 40 people join our online meeting to look through and judge the entries to the second of this year’s Set Subject competitions.

The topic was “Music,” ably judged by our resident guru Marcus Scott-Taggart. Our thanks to Marcus for stepping in and helping us keep the vTPS show on the road.

And a big thank you also to everyone who submitted images. It’s not easy taking set subject photos at the best of times, but when we’re in lockdown and unable to leave our homes it’s doubly difficult.

Our 2019-2020 winner of the Robin Cloquet Trophy is Peter Veale for his well-captured street photo entitled “Lunchtime Rhythm”. Bravo Peter!

Lunchtime Rhythm by Peter Veale

Marcus also picked out four other images as Highly Commended. Congratulations for the creative photographers behind these images:

Musical Reflections on Isolation by Chris Fenton
In The Groove by Kirsti Brown
I did it my way! by Clare Pickett
Somewhere by Richard Wallis

Next week we’re looking forward to welcome our first vTPS guest speaker, David Ward. David’s an ace photographer and an entertaining speaker, so be sure to join. The event details can be found here and the links to join the meeting will be sent next week to all TPS members.

Stay safe and well everyone and look out for your next weekly edition of the vTPS newsletter with details of how you can get involved on Flickr and our next Set Subject Competition on the topic of “Weather” (<- there’s a lot of it about right now so get snapping!)

Until next time! 🙂

vTPS Creative Photography Competition

We continued our journey into the dizzying world of vTPS last night with our first remotely judged competition.

Thanks to everyone who joined our Zoom Meeting and especially to all those who submitted images.

Our judge, Martin Faiers, was also new to the remote competition world so we were all on a learning curve. We hope you enjoyed the show and had fun at the bar fridge afterwards!

We saw some great images, very imaginative and experimental, and that’s exactly what our Creative Photography competition is all about.

Our 2019-2020 winner of the Tandridge Creative Cup is Mike Barker for his evocative and highly topical composition entitled “Close to the Edge”. Well done Mike!

Close to the Edge by Mike Barker

And we had four other images that were Highly Commended by our judge. Well done to the superstars who features below:

Electric Gym by Peter O’Hare
Escaping the Virus by John Nathan
(Isolation) Blind Man’s Buff by Kirsti Brown
Zoom by Brian Smith

Don’t forget, we’ve a busy programme of virtual events coming up, including more set subject competitions and some great guest speakers.

Full details will be added to our Events Page shortly.

Also, keep an eye on your email inbox for your vTPS Newsletter which includes regular updates on the programme and how you can share your images in our special vTPS Flickr Group.

Stay safe and happy everyone 🙂