Saturday, 20 January 2018

Members Night

Following Andy Polakowski with Part 2 of "ABC" we have another popular Members Night on Friday 26th January. Members Nights are occasions when club members give a short presentation about their own photographic project or passion and it gives club members a chance to learn more about the photographic talent lurking on the back rows of our club meetings when our guest speakers are taking centre stage.

The Members Night takes place at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby with the doors opening at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. Non members are most welcome to attend and your first visit is free. There's no pressure to join the club with subsequent visits only £2 on the door. Our remaining program is on the Hoylake Photographic Society website or you can catch up on our Facebook page.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

People / Portrait Competition Results

Friday 12th January was the judging of the "People / Portrait" competition judged by our guest Janice Barton CPAGB BPE2* Janice was honest in her judging explaining as she dismissed image after image that the eyes were very important in choosing her award winners and that hands and feet should not be cut off. Giving the subject space and darken your backgrounds to make the subject stand out was her recurring advice.

As usual the competition was split into "Print" and "Digital Projected Images" sections with prints divided into "Mono" and "Colour" sub sections. All members competed on an equal basis regardless of experience and ability and on this occasion the more experienced members took the bulk of the awards although this isn't always the case.

Prints

In the "Mono" print sub section Ian Chantler took 1st place with Lyn Rostron taking 2nd and Brian Magor coming 3rd. In the "Colour" print sub section Lyn Rostron did well again coming 1st with Barry Quatermass having a good competition with 2nd and 3rd places.


Mono Print 1st "Tom" by Ian Chantler

Mono Print 2nd "Skittles" by Lyn Rostron

Mono Print 3rd "Micah" by Brian Magor

Colour Print 1st "Evening Stroll" by Lyn Rostron

Colour Print 2nd "The Printer" by Barry Quatermass

Colour Print 3rd "Glamourphones" by Barry Quatermass

The club took a half time break from the judging for teat, biscuits and the raffles while members took a closer look at the print entries.


Margaret Sixsmith, Brian Magor, Mike Waring, Ian Chantler and Noel George

After the break it was time to carry out the judging of the "Digital Projected Images" and in this competition absent member Paul Anderson did very well coming 1st and 3rd while Ian Chantler showed his forte is portraits by coming 2nd.


Digital Projected Images 1st "Teashop Taungoo" by Paul Anderson

Digital Projected Images 2nd "Beth" by Ian Chantler

Digital Projected Images 3rd "Myanmar Farmer" by Paul Anderson


With the judging completed it was left to club President Anthony Clarke and guest judge Janice Barton to had out the awards to those members in attendance on the night.


Janice Barton and President Anthony Clarke

Janice Barton and Ian Chantler

Janice Barton and Brian Magor

Janice Barton and Diana Magor

Janice Barton and Barry Quatermass

Janice Barton and Lyn Rostron

Janice Barton and Margaret Sixsmith

Janice Barton and Sue Wray

Well done to the award winners and commiserations to those (including myself) who didn't catch the judges eye on this occasion. There's a second chance of success in the annual competition in April.

Our next Friday meeting is on 19th January when the club will be welcoming Andy Polakowski AWPF BPE2* who will be giving his digital presentation "ABC Part 2" The doors of Newton Village Hall open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. Non members are welcome with your first visit free and subsequent visits only £2 on the door. View our remaining program of speakers and events on the Hoylake Photographic Society website or keep up with results on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

People / Portrait Competition

This Friday 12th January is the club's first monthly competition of 2018. The "People / Portrait" competition will be judged by our guest Janice Barton CPAGB, BPE2*

To attend the judging, the doors of Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby will be open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. Non members are welcome to attend with your first visit to the club free and subsequent visits only £2 on the door. You'll be made welcome.

You can view the remaining club program of guest speakers and events on the Hoylake Photographic Society website or catch up on our Facebook page.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Members Night

A Happy New Year to all of our club members. 2018 is finally with us and our next Friday meeting is on 5th January which is a Members Night. On these evenings, club members talk about their own photography and I'm delighted to say that we have "An Evening With Steve Lewis Photography" on Friday. Steve is a timelapse specialist and his videos are an inspiration to all.

As usual the doors of Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby will be opening at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. Any prospective new members or visitors are welcome to attend with their first visit to the club free and subsequent visits only £2 on the door. Our remaining 2018 program can be viewed on the Hoylake Photographic Society website or you can catch up on our Facebook page.