Gordon Thomas ARPS
On Friday 25th March our visiting speaker was GORDON THOMAS ARPS who treated us to evening of prints. Gordon covered many differing subjects but it was his landscape work which was much admired by our members. In particular, after the break he displayed many "painterly" style pictures which were outstanding.

Visit of Hanham P.S.
From time to time we visit other clubs to show our work and the following season they reciprocate. On Friday 18th March our visitors were from HANHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A number of their members showed prints, projected images and several AV's. Finally we were treated to a slide show which these days is rather unique!
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Nick Ayers ARPS
On Friday 11th March our visiting speaker was NICK AYERS ARPS with his talk "The Last Two Years" We were treated to a display of prints ranging from Travel style photography to Natural History and landscapes. The highlight of the evening (for me) were the pictures from Yellowstone National Park.

Linda Harvey LRPS, CPAGB
Our Member Linda Harvey recently achieved the distinction of CPAGB. She is seen here being presented with her certificate by our Chairman Adrian Herring

PAGB Projected Image Competition
On Friday 4th March, we enjoyed viewing a set of stunning pictures which formed the National Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Projected Image Competition In particular, we were delighted to see that Peter Phillips LRPS, one of our own members, had an image selected.
Quarterly Competition No.1 2011
Friday 25th February. The Judge Barrie Bluer LRPS, APAGB who expertly considered and commented on every entry

Intermediate Prints
1st 'Innocence' by Pat Bryan
2nd 'Catching a Wave' by Dave Bryan
3rd 'Halycon Days' by Pat Bryan

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Quarterly Competition No.1 2011 continued
The first quarterly competition of the year attracted 66 prints and 36 projected images.
Open Prints
1st 'Kingfisher & Prey' by Shaun Boycott-Taylor ARPS
2nd 'A Bit of a Flap' by Elizabeth Restall LRPS
3rd 'The Hoody' by George Iley ARPS

Digitally Projected Images
1st 'Don't Touch' by Peter Phllips LRPS
2nd 'Portrait of a Daughter' by John Hoddinott
3rd 'Burnham Light' by Peter Phillips LRPS

Full results shown HERE: Kps 2011 Qtr 1 Summary Sheet
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Denzil Ellis, ARPS, DPAGB
On Friday 18th February, we were entertained and inspired by a considerable collection of Prints (both Darkroom and Digital) and some most interesting Audio Visual sequences. Denzil's talk was entitled "Pictures not Pixels"

Themed Portrait Session
STEVE COX led our themed portrait session on Friday 11th February - the theme being "Film Noir"
Our model for the evening was Hannah but we also persuaded Steve to pose for us - giving Hannah a break from the lights!
A most enjoyable evening!

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On Friday 4th February, we were privileged to see the first showing of a new talk - "The Prints and the Paper - by CHRIS PALMER ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB
Chris has lectured to us on several previous occasions with colour slides, but this is his first print talk. He is sponsored by Fotospeed and he was able to demonstrate the effect of different papers on a large range of subjects including environmental portraits, travel pictures, and fine art subjects

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Dr. Graham Reeves FRPS, EFIAP
Friday 28th January - our visitor this evening was Dr.GRAHAM REEVES FRPS, EFIAP with his talk "Something Old, Something News" and consisted entirely of monochrome photography. The earlier work was Graham's well-known graphic bold images of mountains, people and places and this was later followed by his more subdued, but nevertheless most enjoyble, digital monochrome

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Peter Basterfield ARPS
Our meeting on Friday 21st January featured PETER BASTERFIELD ARPS with his talk "Adventures of an Amateur Natural History Bird Fanatic" We were shown birds and other wildlife from many parts of the world, but birds are Peter's passion and he speaks knowledgeably about an enormous number of species, showing examples. It was ironic that Peter's proposed visit last year was postponed due to him being run down by a bus in India - twelve months to the day he visited us!

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Barbie Lindsay MPAGB, EFIAP
Barbie Lindsay MPAGB, EFIAP was our guest speaker to start the 2011 programme. Her talk entitled "My Kinda people" displayed her love of capturing people in the street,in shops,in fact anywhere providing their faces were interesting! Later in the evening we were shown the second part of the lecture subtitled "Not a pretty Picture" This included Boxing, Tattooing and piercing pictures - not for the squeamish!

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Christmas Meeting
Our last meeting of 2010 on Friday 17th December took the form of a fun evening with members divided into four teams for "Match a Print" Competition. Lots of fun with Tony Poole ARPS as the so-called "Judge" deciding which team took the honours! This was followed by lots of nibbles and drinks. We wish you all a very "Happy Christmas"
Quarterly Competitions - final results for 2010
Congratulations to the winners of our 2010 Quarterly Competitions

1st Mike Challenger ARPS
2nd Elizabeth Restall LRPS
3rd John Long ARPS, DPAGB, HonPAGB

1st Shirley Britton FDPS, ARPS
2nd Vanessa Herring LRPS
3rd Adrian Herring ARPS, DPAGB

The final results sheet may be seen here Kps 2010 Qtrly Yr End Points Summary Sheet
4th Quarterly Competition

Our judge for the final competition was COLIN GIBSON with the following results:

PRINTS: 1st John Long 'On the Steps'
2nd Mike Challenger 'Red Kite'
3rd Adrian Herring 'Scurry Racing'

DPI's: 1st Adrian Herring 'Waterfall Canoeist'
2nd Shirley Britton 'Leaf Study'
3rd Mike Martin 'Evening Light'

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John Chamberlin FRPS, MFIAP
Friday 3rd December was the 25th visit of John Chamberlin FRPS, MFIAP with a talk entitled 'Seeking Perfection' John a a prolific travel photographer and we saw colour and monochrome pictures from many of the countries he has visited over the past two years. John's 25th visit was a memorable one!

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Shirley Britton FDPS, ARPS
On Friday, November 26th, one of our own members, Shirley Britton FDPS, ARPS enthralled us with her talk 'Hop, Skip and Jump' - the story with pictures of children who attend this special needs facility. Shirley has an empathy with the children and was able to capture moments in time which show the children in a joyous manner. After coffee, Shirley showed her very creative images and told us how she was inspired by artists of the pre-raphaelite period.

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Annual Exhibition 2010
Friday 12th November was our Annual Exhibition. Margaret Collis ARPS,ESFIAP,DPAGB,APAGB who one one of the Judges, attended the Exhibition and presented the cups and trophies. She said that she and the other Judges (John Chamberlin FRPS and Graham Reeves FRPS) were very impressed with the standard of our work. The Premier award for the Best print in the Exhibition went to Shirley Britton ARPS with "Sam" and the Best Projected Image in the Exhibition to Peter Phillips LRPS with "Twilight on Sennen Beach", are both illustrated below.

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The AP Trophy Competition
This annual competition was also judged by Brian Swinyard and is for a set of three related Digitally Projected Images. Brian gave helpful comments on both the individual images and the sets, resulting in a win for John Long ARPS with a set of portraits titled "Helen" 2nd was Mike Martin with a set of flowers called "Purple Passion" and in 3rd place was Shirley Britton ARPS with "Dancers"

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