What we’ve been up to at Midhurst Camera Club.
Annual General Meeting – 2018
On Wednesday MCC held its Annual General Meeting at Cowdray Hall in Easebourne, Midhurst West Sussex. About 30 Members were present and the meeting started at 7.30pm.
Committee Members standing down were Tony Jones, who has given 9 years service as Secretary, and Terry Bunn who had been in the post of Publicity Secretary. Stepping up to the plate to fill these demanding roles are Angela Wright (Secretary), and Mike Hughes (Publicity Secretary). We wish them well in their new roles.
Also held during the evening was the Annual Enprint Competition. These are standard size photographs with no post processing. The winner this year was Judi Lion with her image: Sunset Over Windermere. Congratulations Judi!
Our final event of the year will be our Annual Exhibition. This will be held from 26 – 28 May at the Memorial Hall, North Street, Midhurst.
Thank you everyone for your support over the last year.
Article and Photographs by Richard Corkrey – 24/05/2018
Competition: Print – Round 4 – The John Harrison Cup – “Flora and Fauna” – Judge: Martin Pickles
Congratulations to the winners of last Wednesday’s Print Competition (Round 4 – The John Harrison Cup – “Flora and Fauna”). The Judge was Martin Pickles. Flora and Fauna is traditionally our final competition of the season and we were treated to some fine images from members in both classes.
The results were:
1st – “Tulips” by Julia Kelly
2nd – “Why Did the Egret Cross the Road?” by Angela Wright
3rd – “Before the Fall” by Chris Chapman
1st – “Creech Wood” by Richard Corkrey
2nd – “Nature’s Dinner Plate” by Shirley Blott
Joint 3rd – “Foxglove” by Elke Epp
Joint 3rd – “The Eagle Has Landed (In the Snow)” by Jill Denis
Judge: Martin Pickles
The league winners from both classes will be announced at our Annual Dinner on June 2nd
Article by Richard Corkrey. Photographs by Richard Corkrey and Elke Epp – 11/05/2018
Competition: PDI – Round 3 – “ICM” – Judge: Ken Woods
Congratulations to the winners of last night’s PDI Competition (Round 3 – “ICM”). Our last PDI Competition of the season.
An unusual competition theme for MCC (ICM – Intentional Camera Movement). Artistic genres such as ICM do not lend themselves easily to camera club competitions. In my mind each image is the artist’s own vision so comparisons are a bit pointless. For this reason the Judge relied heavily on matching the titles with the content, artistic imagination, as well as photographic composition. Well done Ken Woods!
The results were:
1st – “Zoom” by Ann Wright
2nd – “Lady of Battersea” by Mike Hughes
3rd – “Way Through the Woods” by Sue Garrard
1st – “Beech in Winter” by Guy Turner
2nd – “Down the Avenue” by Patrick Balfour
3rd – “Bluebell Woods” by Judi Lion
Our next competition is a Print competition (Round 4) – The John Harrison Cup – “Flora and Fauna”. This will be held on Wednesday, 9th May. The Judge will be Martin Pickles.
Our PDI League winner will be announced at the Annual Dinner in June.
Article and Photographs by Richard Corkrey – 26/04/2018
Speaker Night – Linda Wevill FRPS
My Fellowship and Beyond
Last night was our last speaker night of the season. We were very honoured to have as our guest speaker Linda Wevill FRPS who gave a very interesting talk on her photographic journey starting with gaining her Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2008, through gaining her Fellowship in 2013, and right up to date.
Linda has been passionate about photography for many years. She moved to Devon about 20 years ago and is able to combine this passion with the beautiful surroundings that she finds herself in. Linda especially enjoys experimenting with shutter speeds which enable her to capture the movement of the sea and the atmosphere of the landscape. She also enjoys experimenting with texture layers in Photoshop in order to create the ambiance she is trying to achieve. Although her main photographic interest is the landscape, she also enjoys capturing a diverse range of images, from still life to travel photography.
As an aid to her talk Linda brought along her Fellowship panel, plus a selection of her prints from various projects. Linda is a very talented and experienced photographer and she explained to the audience how she obtained the different effects in her photographs.
Linda gained her ARPS in 2008 and her DPGAB soon after. The processes for gaining these two different distinctions is different. Linda demonstrated these differences and how she went about achieving these awards.
For her Fellowship of the RPS, which she gained in 2013, Linda submitted 20 textured prints. The original prints were on display but she talked us through each one in her screen presentation. Linda does a lot of work with textures and is very knowledgeable on the subject. I know many people in the Club will found this useful.
Linda then went on to talk about the many projects she has been involved with since. As well as showing us the many images she has taken for these projects she was again able to explain the processes employed, and why she employed them. Again she had another selection of prints for us to see in detail.
A very successful evening which the members enjoyed immensely. I hope that Linda Wevill will return to us soon.
Linda is currently displaying her prints together with Photographers: Valda Bailey, Doug Chinnery, Cheryl Hamer, Marianthi Lainas, Astrid McGechan, Beata Moore, Paul Sanders, and Rachael Talibart at Vision 9 which is taking place takes place at Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, SE1 9PH from April 11th – 15th 2018. Entry is free. Opening times are: 11am – 6pm.
In May 2013, Linda was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in the Visual Art category. In May 2014 Linda gained her EFIAP Bronze distinction (Excellence of the International Federation of Photographic Art).
Linda has had work published and has exhibited widely. She currently is part of the Landscape Collective (UK) exhibition at RUH Bath.
Linda has been Commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 and her print was in the Exhibition at the National Theatre, after which it was shown around the country, as well as being published in the Take a View Awards book. Her image was also selected by Camden Graphics for their Take-a-View range of greetings cards sold for Christmas 2015 and 2016.
She has gained awards and medals in international salons and had images exhibited in many different countries around the world. Linda is delighted to have started judging at the national/international level, including the Irish National Shield November 2016, the South Devon International Salon July 2017 and the RPS Visual Art Group Exhibition October 2017.
Linda is an active member of the Royal Photographic Society and is on the SW Region Committee, as well as organising the SW Region Visual Art Group. Linda gives presentations of her work to camera clubs and has run creative photography workshops.
Linda is a member of the Landscape Collective (UK), which is a small group of landscape photographers who meet every two months to show printed work and discuss landscape photography.
Article and Photographs by Richard Corkrey – 12/04/2018
Richard Corkrey now ARPS
Our Webmaster and Practical Evenings Coordinator, Richard Corkrey has recently achieved Associate status with The Royal Photographic Society, a wonderful and deserved recognition of his photographic talent. He is now Richard Corkrey ARPS. In common with most members when Richard first joined Midhurst Camera Club he had no photographic qualifications at all. Taking his cue from experienced members he entered Club competitions and learned to improve his art. Achieving success he joined the Royal Photographic Society and started to work for his Licentiateship (LRPS) which he gained in November 2015. It just shows what can be achieved. For the Associate distinction the RPS states that it is for “images of exceptional standard and a written Statement of Intent (what you hoped to achieve). This is a significant step up from the LRPS. At this stage creative ability and personal style (what makes your work unique to you), along with complete control of the technical aspects of photography must be evident.”
Those of us who have witnessed so many of Richards’s images in Club competitions will not be surprised to learn that he chose a theme of “Woodland” interpreted in Black and White. The “Fine Art” category of ARPS is not the most easiest route to the distinction but Richard managed it with a resubmission. Not only that but he has been asked to contribute his panel to the “Distinctions” Album of the RPS website which can be viewed here. The RPS choose only a small number of panels from each assessment to inspire and help those who wish to apply. Richard’s work has inspired many at the club and long may it do so. Below you can see the hanging plan for his images (click on image to enlarge it). If you wish to see larger copies of the original images click here to go to Richard’s website. Richard would like to form a Club Focus Group to help members gain a distinction. Well done Richard.
Article by Elke Epp LRPS – 03/04/2018
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