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Certificates of Merit for Club Competitions

The results of the survey of Members on the policy for presenting Certificates of Merit for Club competitions was reviewed by the Management Committee on 11th March. In total there were 22 responses (15% of the membership) and of these:

12 voted for option 3 – that certificates be available only on the website so those who wished to do so could download their own copy;

5 voted that the current policy be continued – certificates presented for marks of 9, 9.5 and 10 and

5 voted for certificates to be presented for those gaining a mark of 10 but for 9 and 9.5 these be available on the website

Whilst the majority preferred the website only option the Management Committee were aware that those who support the status quo and variations of it felt strongly that to have a policy of Certificates being only available on the website undermined their value.

After considering all options the Management Committee decided that Certificates of Merit will be presented on the night for all those achieving a mark of 10 for both prints and PDIs and in addition Certificates for those achieving 9, 9.5 and 10 will also be produced on the website for download (see Jeff’s post below). I hope all members will feel this is an acceptable compromise

Developers Group PHotoshoot

The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held on Monday 18th March. This will be a night photoshoot in Chichester. Please meet at 7:30pm at the Market Cross. We will spend some of the evening taking photos around the main streets of the City followed by a meet in the pub in North Street to recover from our endeavours. Please bring a tripod. Mike will bring a briefing sheet for the evening

Small Print of the Year Final

I am delighted to announce the winners of the Small Print of the Year Final which was held last night, 14 March 2019.
1st place      Jem Berry for ‘Walk in the Clouds’2nd place     Jonathan Fiske for ‘Pouty Madame’3rd place      Kevin Macknay for ‘Needs a Lick of Paint’
The competition was very close and our 5 judges decided to award ‘Highly Commended’ to the following images:
‘The Yellow Sari’ by Gary Howes, ‘That Sunday Feeling’ by Nikki Holden and ‘Bridge of Size’ by Christopher Huxtable.
Many congratulations to all, especially to Jem Berry who will be presented with the Ada Tyler Cup, and thank you to every member who entered the competition and, of course, to our Panel of Judges.  The 3 winning photographs will be shown at our Annual Exhibition in August.


Nomad Boxes – Club order

John Howes has kindly offered to put together another  Club bulk order with Nomad Boxes. Provided sufficient boxes are ordered you should get about a 10% discount on the listed prices and no charge for carriage. You can find the information here

Nomad Print Box Order

Or check out the Nomad website for 

Please note that when you place your order with John that he will need to know the following:

  • Name of product
  • Colour
  • Quantity required
  • any additions such as handles, foam inserts etc

If you would like to order, please get your request directly by email  to John by Thursday 28th March 2019!

Spring Exhibition

This is now only 3 weeks away! If you have not already registered there are a few boards left. Just go to the Exhibitions page on the website, download the registration form and email it to me at as soon as possible.

For those already registered just a reminder that you need to email your personal statement to Kim Tattersall by 14th March (next week). Also she needs a paper colour copy of you hanging plan by next week. This is so that we can coordinate the Exhibition.

Results of Small Print Competition

The Fifth Round of the Small Print Competition was held on Thursday 21 February with fifteen entries from five members. The top three prints judged by members of the Selection Committee were:
First: Kevin Macknay with ‘Needs a Lick of Paint’
Second: Gary Howes with ‘The Yellow Sari’
Third: Jem Berry with ‘Walk in the Clouds’
Congratulations to all three!
These winning prints, together with those of the previous four rounds now go forward to the Final on 14th March. 70 pictures in total have been submitted to the competition by 10 members. 9 of the 10 members have prints in the Final.

Best regards


Rachael Talibart Workshop

On March 23rd, Ludshott Photographic Club are hosting a workshop to be given by Rachael Talibart. The workshop is entitled Where Land Meets Sea and Rachael will share with us the techniques she uses to achieve her stunning images.  The workshop will take place at:

St Luke’s Church Hall

Headley Road


GU26 6LF.

Details can be found on our club website

Tickets cost £18.00.

If you are interested please contact me, Ken Lindup, by email at

Developers Group

The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall on Monday 18th February starting at 7:30pm. All Club class members are welcome. In the first half Heather Buckle will lead a discussion on Black and White photography based on her superb images of ballet dancers and the recent image of the Tate Modern which got a 10 in the last Intermediate Print competition. The 2nd half will focus on night photography. It should be a good evening so do make an effort to attend