vTPS Set Subject Competition: “Weather”

There are few things we Brits spend more time talking about than the weather. So it was no surprise that we had a bumper selection of entries to our weather-themed set subject competition.

Our resident judge, the very talented Marie-Ange Bouchard, took to the virtual podium to review our images and shared some excellent advice on how she interpreted each photos and how we might possibly improve some.

In fact, the quality of the images was so high, Marie-Ange elected to throw caution to the wind (<-geddit?) and award not one, not two, but three joint winners. They must be on cloud nine!

Our 2019-2020 joint winners of the Daphne Cloquet Trophy are Gary Watson, Jeff Vianna and Jon Cowdock, and here are their winning photos:

Somewhere over……
by Gary Watson
Great Bolt of Fire
by Jeff Vianna
Winter Storm in Seaford Bay
by Jon Cowdock LRPS

And as if to prove that it never rains but it pours, Marie-Ange also awarded Highly Commended awards to four other superb images. Hats off to you if your photo appears below:

Snowed Under
by Simon Bedwell LRPS
Storm Brendan
by Chris Fenton
Rain Rippled Road
by Carole Mills
Not Going Out
by Sarah Bedwell LRPS

Next week at vTPS we’ve our friendly photo critique evening. Don’t forget to submit the photos you’d like Marcus and Marie-Ange to review via the PhotoEntry site. Images must be uploaded by midnight on Sunday for consideration. The clue’s in the title, this will be a friendly online chat where we explore how best to edit and present your photos in the best possible light.

Also, keep checking your inbox for the next edition of the vTPS newsletter with all the latest updates from the club, plus details of our upcoming events.

Stay safe and keep shooting! 🙂

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! 🙂

Competition Results – Colour Prints (round 2)

Last night saw the judging of Round 2 of our TPS Colour Prints competition. With 70 gorgeous prints to review, our judge David Eastley LRPS had his work cut out! Thanks to all our talented TPS members who took part.

The scores are now available to view on the competition page as well as the running scores in our league tables. It’s hotting up at the top but, as always, everything will come down to round 3 on 26th March!

There were nine perfect 10-point scores awarded yesterday. Fabulous work if you got one of those, keep up the great work!

But don’t switch off your printers just yet. Our next competition night is on 30th January, and it’s Mono Prints Round 2. Entries must be submitted to PhotoEntry by 11.59pm on Sunday 26th – don’t be late!

Next Thursday, 23 January, we’re excited to host a great guest speaker, James Burns. Join us for some sky high views of London. Full details here.

And finally, just for you, I’ve created image galleries of the highest scoring prints below. Enjoy…

Club Class

Advanced Class

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!

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!