Tag Archives: Weekly Update

  • 14th April Update

    Posted on 14th April 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    By Paul Radden

    I don’t think anyone can complain about the judge last Thursday 11 April. Alison is still new to judging but her photographic knowledge and enthusiasm was outstanding.

    Result of the final and fourth round of the Print League:

    • First Paul Radden
    • Second Gordon Clarke
    • Third Chris Shepherd
    • Fourth Jo Cleall
    • Fifth Alan Norris.


    No meeting next Thursday 18 April Easter holidays.

    Digital assignment subject “Spring” entries to Malcolm by email by Sunday 21 April.

    Still Life Digital Hand-in Thursday 25 April.

    I am looking forward to your Panel entries; Hand-in on Thursday 2 May.

    Just a reminder this season’s Portrait competition is PRINTS only not DPI.

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  • April 6th Update

    Posted on 6th April 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.


    Spoon Silliness by Chris Shepherd

    • Last Thursday 4 April we had an interesting presentation by Fiona Fraser Thompson called the “Lost Civilisation”.
    • All about the Maya people of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Something I have heard a lot about but never manager to visit.
    • The evening got off to a bad start with a major technical hitch but Jeff came to rescue and the presentation went off without any further problems.
    • This coming Thursday 11 April is our fourth league print competition which will be judged by Alison Jenkins.
    • Also on Thursday 11 April is Hand-In for the digital assignment competition subject “Spring”. On a memory stick or email to me by midnight on Easter Sunday 21 April.
    • Thursday 18 April closed for Easter no meeting.
    • Thursday 25 April Hand-In for the Digital “Still Life” competition.
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  • 30 March Update

    Posted on 30th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Foggy Evening Walk by Mark Edwards

    • Some wonderful monochrome prints in the Tony Perryman competition by members last Thursday 28 March.
    • Some of the members may have been disappointed by the judge’s comments but in the end he did make a good winning choice.
    • First & Third Paul Radden; Second Dave Hobbs; Two Highly commended for Martin Neal and a Highly commended for Shirley Radden congratulations.
    • Next Thursday 4 April a presentation by Fiona Fraser Thompson “Lost Civilisation”.
    • Also next Thursday is the Fourth Print League Hand in.
    • Thursday 11 April is the digital assignment Hand-in, this season’s subject Spring. You can email your files to me in the usual way.
    • Don’t forget clocks go forward an hour on Sunday although it won’t matter to all you landscape photographers that get up at 4:00 in the morning any way.
    • HPS Facebook page is open to all interested photographers you just need to ask to join. Our WhatsApp and Flicker groups are for regular members only.
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  • 25 March Update

    Posted on 25th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Who’s got my nuts by Martin Neal

    • Thanks to Mike Wilson, it was privilege on Thursday 21 March to see wildlife captured in camera, pre digital; pre auto-focus and limited film speed.
    • Mike shared with us his original slides that he had taken over a period of years showing us some of his beautiful wildlife images. A very enjoyable evening.
    • At times we forget how easy it is now with digital photography, with slide film there was no pre-view to check exposure only the rubbish bin if you got it wrong.
    • This coming Thursday 28 March, yes another month nearly gone, is the Tony Perryman Mono Print competition.
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  • 19 March Update

    Posted on 19th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    By Malcolm Tinn

    • Congratulation to Heather Clarke on winning the Digital League. Second was Mark Edwards, Third Alan Norris and Fourth Dave Hobbs.
    • Last Thursday 14 March was an interesting presentation by Andrea Hargreaves. Her work is very creative and her use of Photoshop is out-standing. Her presentation did provoke a lot of discussion among the members; she has made an international name for herself as an photographic artist. I personally loved her images and I am still striving to reach her level of Photoshop skills.
    • This Thursday 21 March we have a Wildlife presentation by Mike Wilson. Mike will be showing some of his pre-digital images from the days when everything had to be right in the camera.
    • Also this coming Thursday 21 March is Mono Print Hand-In time.
    • Good trip to this year’s Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Pleased to see so many of our members there some even parting with their money. Enjoyable show but car parking a bit pricey at £16.
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  • 14th March Update

    Posted on 13th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Valkyrie by Andrea Hargreaves EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3*, PSA4*

    • Congratulations to the top scorers Heather Clarke, Dave Hobbs and John Thompson in Thursday’s final round of the Digital League. Great judge lasts week as even I (Malcolm) was up there with the top scorers.
    • This coming Thursday 14 March a not to be missed presentation by Andrea Hargreaves EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3*, PSA4* “The Art of Metamorphosis”. Intrigued well don’t miss it.
    • Thursday 21 March is Mono Print Competition Hand-In. I am looking forward to seeing all those beautiful Monochrome prints.
    • Thanks to all the members and friends for your feed-back on how the club should move forward for the future. Some have even suggested that we look for somewhere else more cost effective to meet. The committee are still working on a solution to how we move forward.
    • May be I will see you on one of the days at the Photography Show in Birmingham this coming weekend 16 – 19 March at the NEC.
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  • 22 Feb Update

    Posted on 22nd February 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Olympus EM1x – Image by The Phoblographer

    • I was pleased to see such a good turn-out for David Smith’s very impressive Olympus presentation yesterday on Thursday 21 Feb. It did give the members a lot to think about.
    • Don’t forget to get your tickets for the EAF Print Championships on Sunday 10 March. See Paul Radden or the EAF web-site for tickets.
    • Send Malcolm before midnight Sunday 24 Feb. copies of your jpeg images using the club’s 5 RAW images.
    • This Thursday 28 Feb. will be a review of the finished images.
    • Also this Thursday 28 Feb. is Fourth Digital League Hand-In.
    • I look forward to seeing you on Thursday because we need to know your thoughts on the clubs future.
    • Photo tip, this Sunday snowdrops at the Gibberd Garden should be good.


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  • 2 Feb Update

    Posted on 2nd February 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    by Roger Hance FRPS,AFIAP,BPE5*

    • I think you will all agree that our judge on Thursday 31 January for our print competition was definitely one of the better judges. Good critic, interesting and entertaining. Well done to Heather, Gordon and Alan on getting top marks. Also congratulation to Martin Neal on his two prints both just missing top marks by one point.
    • Next week Thursday 7 February presentation by top photographer Roger Hance FRPS,AFIAP,BPE5* “Nature in Macro Photography.
    • Also Thursday 7 February is the Digital “Wild Life/Natural History competition Hand-In”. Images on a memory stick of email to me by midnight Sunday 10 February.
    • Important: Thursday 28 February How you processed your RAW images.
    • I need a jpeg finished image to put on to the clubs laptop for presentation. Normal digital rules 300dpi Res 1600 X 1200. Email to me please
    • Also if you can please, put you processed images including the layers on to a memory stick and bring it to the club on the evening. Our laptop has “Photoshop SS5” and “Affinity”. One of the members will bring their laptop with “Lightroom”. Or bring your own laptop for your demonstration, HDMI connection to projector only.
    • Also on the same evening we want to discuss the club’s future.
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  • 21 November Update

    Posted on 21st November 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Bulldog by Martin Neal

    • Thanks to Paul Radden for his excellent A4 print critic on Thursday 15 November. Congratulations to Tony Perryman for the best print in the competition.
    • Next Thursday 22 November is a presentation by Thomas Peck “Leica one of the world’s most influential cameras”.
    • Next week Thursday 22 November is hand in for your Camera-phone or Tablet images. On a memory stick or email to me by Sunday 25 November. Up to 3 images per member.
    • On 28 February the competition is “What you can make with any or all of the five RAW images”. You can down load them from the link sent by email. Or I can give you the 5 RAW images, if you give me have a memory stick. Don’t forget to name you files and memory stick. It’s not necessary but It would be interesting if you are able to leave the layers or process so you can show us how you made your final images.
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  • 11th November Update

    Posted on 11th November 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Harvest Moon by Dianne Owen

    • I was pleased to see that we had a large number of visitors on Thursday 8 November for Dianne Owen’s print presentation.
    • Dianne came all the way from Southport to show us some of her artistically produced images. This did provoke an interesting discussion in the club bar after her presentation.
    • Congratulations to new member Dr David Lukey on passing his Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society.
    • Great evening on Wednesday 7 November we took part in the Loughton Anniversary competition. First Upminster; Second Edmonton, Joint Third Harlow & Loughton followed by Walthamstow & Enfield. Harlow’s Mark Edwards print was selected as the best print of the competition, congratulations Mark.
    • Next Thursday 15 November is a print critic by Paul Radden. Please bring your prints on the night A4 unmounted.
    • Thanks to everyone for their positive feed-back of our Town Centre Library Exhibition.
    • I know we are only just into the third month of our new season but in trying to plan-a-head. We would like some feed-back of what future direction members would like us to be going. At the moment the rent for our club room is getting expensive and is likely to increase in the near future.
    • Thanks to everyone for your news and information on our Facebook page and in our new WhatsApp group.
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