News Summary

Second Print Competition Results

It was our second print progress competition last night and we welcome back Ken Hudson to the club to judge our prints.  Ken examined over 60 prints in three different categories and colours and gave excellent feedback on how the prints could be improved further.

The quality of the work across the board was exceptional and it was difficult to pick a clear winner.

Results can be found for this competition and previous competitions on the competitions page

We have moved!

Due to increased membership over the last two years, we have outgrown our current meeting venue at the County Staff Club.  From Tuesday 18th December 2018 we will be meeting at the Stafford Constitutional Club where we will have more space to hold our meetings, workshops and practical sessions.

We thank the County Staff Club for their hospitality over the last 18 months ans would not hesitate to recommend their venue for local groups to meet.

DPI Competition Results

Results for the second DPI progress competition are now online on our competitions page.

The competition was Judged by Paddy Ruske who has judged at the club many times and gave great feedback on all the images he saw and gave suggestions on how improvements can be made to make them even better.  It was also great to see so many new members entering images and people that have moved up to the advanced category which resulted in a total of 120 images shown on the night.

Staffs Counties DPI Competition Results

Results of the Staffordshire InterClub DPI Competition held on Wednesday 7 October 2018

The results are in !!

There was record entry in the Staffs InterClub competition last night with 13 Club entering. In an always high standards competition, we came 6= , scoring 159 points, which was a very creditable performance against some very high achieving Clubs. The standard of Nature images was incredible

The Judge, David McGuire scored in quite a narrow range, mainly 14-17, reserving  the scores 18-20 for the very best images. We were thrilled that one of our entries Misty Morning Walk, scored 19 points.

 

 

 

Viking Photoshoot

Gayle, one of our trip managers has to secure a photoshoot session with the Norse Dragon Armoury on Cannock Chase.  Members of the club will have the opportunity to photograph vikings in full costume together with birds of prey and wolves.  This will be the second time that the club has put this event on and due to popular demand we are running this event again.

Earlier this year, members went away with stunning photographs many of which have done well in competitions.

Club Trip to Padley Gorge

Members will be traveling to Padley Gorge in the Peak District on Saturday 20th October 2018 to gain more experience with taking landscape photos.  This club trip is intended for all abilities and help from more experienced members will be on hand allowing everyone to take away some great landscape shots.

Anyone intending to attend can meet with Ray at Sainsbury’s  car park in Stafford at 9.30am, and follow in convoy to the venue.
If you would prefer to meet at Padley Gorge, the meeting place will be 
 
Grindleford Station Cafe
Upper Padley
Grindleford
S32 2AJ
 
Travel time is roughly 1 hour 20 mins from Stafford aiming to get at the Station Cafe by 11:00
 
The car park only accepts card payments , and the cafe only accepts cash- come prepared! You will need good walking boots too. 
 
Any further information please contact Ray directly using the contact us page.

Staffordshire Photographic Clubs Projected Digital Image Competition

We are fast approaching this year’s annual Staffordshire Photographic Clubs Projected Digital Image Competition for what is always an enjoyable evening of high quality work and friendly competition, between Staffordshire Clubs.

A number of images have been chosen from recent competitions to represent the club, good luck to everyone who will be taking part.

The competition will be held on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 
Lea Hall Miners and Welfare Club
Sandy Lane
Rugeley
Staffordshire
WS15 2LB

Start: 7.30pm

The judge will be Mr David McGuire

Get there early to get a good seat. It’s always very well attended.

DPI1 progress competition Results are now online

Results for the DPI1 competition results are now online.  Take a look at the competitions page for further details and to download the results.

Progress competitions are run throughout the year and the points add up and is also an important way of getting feedback for your photos from an experienced external judge.  At the end of the season, some photos are held back and will be used to enter inter-club and regional competitions representing the club.

Competition start times

Due to popularity of the progress competitions, we will now start all competitions at 19:30 prompt.  This will allow the judge to make a proper assessment of the images submitted and give additional feedback where necessary.

New members evening

Wow, what a fantastic new members meeting!  We had over 10 potential new members come and visit us on Tuesday evening.  Rob, our chairman, introduced our visitors to the club and then five members did a short presentation of their work covering, motorsport, portrait and creative photography followed by a brief questions and answers session.

If you are interested in joining the club or would like to come and see us, membership is open throughout the season.  If you have not decided if you would like to join, you may visit the club as a non- member for £3 per night.