Category Archives: PAGB Group


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

Janey Devine joins ARENA!


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.

Congratulations Janey!

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