The ‘President’s Evening’ was traditionally an evening when the President of the society put on a slide show of his/her work. We have broken with that tradition in recent years and invited the President to reflect on the programme and the response from members and arrange an evening that will hopefully tune into the needs of members, entertain and develop member knowledge and skill. Our next meeting will be fronted by an experienced professional photographer, and will help members to develop new skills. It is hands-on, so bring your camera.
Our Judge, Alan Hartley, entertained and informed members with a thoughtful and carefully assessed critique of the images presented for judging in the inaugural, ’Group of Three’ competition. This opportunity to present 3 individual images and a fourth composite image attracted 34 submissions, containing many inventive ideas, a great deal of technical skill and in our judge’s words, ‘images he could sell’. Alan who is a member of the society and has considerable success in selling his work succeeded, where many judges fail, in providing well supported and convincing judgements that will influence positively the photographic work of our members. This form of competition gives members an opportunity to share more of their work with members and will, surely, become a continuing feature of our seasonal programmes.