Dead Vlei © Glyn Edmunds
I’m delighted to announce that three club members have been awarded FIAP Distinctions this week.
John Howes EFIAP
Margret Preece EFIAP
Glyn Edmund EFIAP/gold
These are highly prized and difficult to achieve distinctions and are a reflection of the very high quality images produced on a regular basis by John, Margret and Glyn. Congratulations to all for a wonderful achievement.
Waiting for the Train © John Howes
Meeting Point © Margret Preece
PAGB GROUP NEWS!
I’m delighted to announce that our resident advisor at the PAGB Group, Janey Devine, has been elected a member of The Arena Group of Photographers, one of the UK’s most prestigious, invitation only Photography Groups. This is an indication of the high esteem in which Janey’s photography is held, not only in our area but also throughout the UK.
Janey has a very unique vision and style and we are very privileged to have her as a regular advisor at our PAGB Group meetings.
Hoylake Salon Successes
The PAGB Group had a total of four awards at this salon along with many acceptances.
Congratulations to George Atkins who received an award for the image below.
Karijini © George Atkins, which received an award at the Hoylake International Salon of Photography.
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 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
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.
Numbering all the print entries for this year’s Annual Exhibition
FOUR MORE DISTINCTIONS FOR PAGB GROUP MEMBERS
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!
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
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