Chairman’s Blog 4 September 2015

The meeting last night was a cracker with superb images and a pragmatic down to earth dialogue from Dave Yates. There were no spare chairs in the hall and the Dave Yates presented beautifully colour images (on Fotospeed Papers)  using predominantly wide angle lenses with subjects from USA, Iceland and near the photographers home in the Midlands showing snow and hoar frost.  The second half was all from film and on darkroom prints and was a masterclass in monochrome quality and photographic discipline in getting the image right in the camera.  The compositions already brilliant in the first half of the evening was exceptional in the monochrome images again many from Iceland.  The idea of mini portfolios and groups of images with a focus added to the harmony of the evening.  Dave Abbott thanked Dave for the evenings experience pointing out that Dave Yates has some superb Paris night time images on his webpage . and also praised Glyn on starting the season so well.

We  all look forward to next weeks evening with Ken Scott which will definitely keep up the high standard of last night’s meeting.

Peter presented the Janey Davey with the trophy as Photographer of the year voted in by the club members, she is also holding the cup for the best portrait in the annual exhibition and the cup for the winner of the advanced print competitions of the year.  Well done



Peter also presented Mike Davison with the well deserved  PAGB Distinction.


The cup for the best beginner was presented to Cheryl Marshall.


George Atkins was also praised for winning 3 Gold medals for the best picture(s) in the USA.

The club now has a Facebook page, Twitter and Flickr account for those who are also in that world.

At present no more information on the webpage is available if you are logged in.  This will be more important when we establish the gallery and start having internal competitions results.

Dont forget Monday the 7th September   at 7pm PAGB meeting with focus on entering international competitions and Print Group Tuesday 8th September  at 7:30 pm for exchange of comments on prints.

There will be a box to collect prints for St Wilfrid’s Hospice for the next two weeks.

Jan Davis