Category Archives: PAGB Group

London Salon of Photography successes for the club

London Salon Successes for PAGB group members. 

Congratulations to Peter Rocchiccioli who had an image accepted at the The London Salon of Photography. This is Peter’s second time having an acceptance at this salon, where only a very tiny proportion of the submitted images are accepted for exhibition.

Taqua © Peter Rocchiccioli, accepted at The London Salon of  Photography.

This year members of the PAGB group excelled themselves  with a total of three acceptances at the London Salon with one member of the group awarded a London Salon Medal.

The Scottish Salon of Photography Successes for the club.

The Scottish International Salon of Photography successes for PAGB Group members.

Once again the group has fared very well in this salon. Sheila Tester has received two awards and had nine acceptances. In addition several other members of the group have been successful in having images accepted, including Mike Davison whose image is pictured below along with one of Sheila’s images. Congratulations to all!

Lotus Temple, Delhi © Mike Davison, accepted at The Scottish Salon


Isolated Shed, Poland © Sheila Tester, accepted at The Scottish Salon


Annual Exhibition Stewarding

Stewards Rota 2017

I’m very encouraged by the number of volunteers who have put their names down for stewarding at the Annual Exhibition. I very much appreciate your support. The take up of kitchen slots is slower, so I am encouraging members who haven’t yet put their names down, to sign up for one or more of the kitchen slots. Money from the  sale of teas, coffees and cakes will make a big contribution towards the cost the exhibition.

If you are able to spare some time to help, then please have a look at the latest rota for available stewarding and kitchen slots. My contact details are at the foot of the rota.

Wojtek Boden

Numbering all the print entries for this year’s Annual Exhibition

more pagb distinction successes for the club.


I’m delighted to announce that there were four more distinctions for the club at the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Adjudication in Croyden this weekend. Four members of the PAGB group were successful in gaining their PAGB Awards.

Congratulations to (from left to right)

 Frank Adams CPAGB,   Lynne Owen CPAGB,  Keith Sawyer CPAGB, Ross Laney DPAGB

These are very highly desired distinctions and very difficult to achieve indeed,  requiring a very high standard of photography. Congratulations to all of these talented photographers. Below are some sample images from their successful panels.

The Midas Touch © Ross Laney DPAGB

Cornered © Lynne Owen CPAGB

Machine Man © Keith Sawyer CPAGB

Lindisfarne Castle © Frank Adams CPAGB

Well done Ross, Lynne, Keith and Frank!

Request for Prints and PDI’s for PAGB Interfederation Championship and Exhibition

The Federation needs your prints for the PAGB Interfederation Championship and exhibition.

We need to select:

30 Colour Prints

30 Mono Prints – FIAP Definition

30 Open PDIs (not nature)

30 Nature PDIs – FIAP Definition


These are the numbers the Federation have to send in as our entry, so we need many more to select from!


The print mount size must be 50x40cm (see the note below on print size tolerances required for exhibition framing)

The PDIs are to be 1400×1050

All must be to Peter by this Thursday 27th April so that they can be considered for selection.


Please support the Federation with your prints and PDIs

Peter Rocchiccioli


Last night we were treated to a visual feast. Pete Howell and Carol Sykes traveled from Bristol to present a superb selection of the images accepted and awarded in this year’s Bristol Salon of Photography, one of the most prestigious of the international photographic exhibitions. We were delighted to see that several of the images shown came from our own club. This year Lorna Brown, Keith Sawyer, Mike Davison, Jean Brooks, Sheila Tester and Ann McDonald were amongst those who had images accepted in this exhibition. Congratulations to all!

Family of Mycena SP © Sheila Tester which was featured amongst the images shown at last night’s Briston Salon PDI Show.


FIVE members of the PAGB group submitted prints to the SMALL PRINT SALON last month and were very successful. Between them they  had 60 acceptances  and a total of five awards, three of which were awarded to Frank Adams!

Congratulations to all for a terrific success. Below are a selection of the images that were accepted or received awards.

Miners Road © Frank Adams which won a NCPF  Ribbon

Neolithic Chambered Tomb © Sheila Tester which received an Honorable Mention

Daydreamer © Ann McDonald which was awarded a FIAP Gold Medal

The Colonnade at Night © George Atkins

And What do you Eat? © Mike Davison

Success for PAGB Group members at the Southampton International Salon of Photography

Members of the  PAGB Group were successful at the Southampton International Salon of Photography. Six members entered the salon and between them they had three awards and 23 acceptances. Congratulations to all!

Lindisfarne Castle © Frank Adams which won an award at the Southampton Salon.

Waiting for the Bus © Ann McDonald which won an award at the Southampton Salon

Gold Hill © George Atkins, which was accepted at the Southampton Salon.

Thought © Keith Sawyer, accepted at the Southampton Salon.


The PAGB Group meets on Monday 6th February. We meet at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up.

104th Southampton International Exhibition
Bring along your prospective entries  for the Southampton International (closes 12th Feb) and we can have a look at them.

Below is some information on it. Please note that the size of the PDIs has changed and is now bigger. Some of you who entered Smethwick have made arrangements for your prints to be forwarded from there directly to Southampton. For those of you who have not done that I’m going to see if we can arrange for all our prints to be delivered together by someone at the club. However your prints would have to be brought to the club for the meeting on 9th Feb.

2017/001      104th Southampton International Exhibition

Closes 12th Feb

Results 15th March

File Size

Jpeg, 300 ppi. sRGB.

No more than 1600 wide and no more than 1200 high.


Prints One section £10, Two £13, Three £16

PDIs   One section £10, Two £13, Three £16


Colour Prints

Nature Prints

Mono Prints

Nature PDI

Open PDI