Canterbury Photographic Society


2015-2016 - Meeting Reports:  May

4th May 2016 - Panel Competition

On Wednesday 4th May members contributed to a competition comprising panels of three mounted images on a similar scheme. This was the first time in the Club that this type of Competition had been tried and judged.


Our judge for the evening was Zoe Garnham- Archer and members did not disappoint her and came up with a total of twenty different panels covering a wide range of themes.


After an evening of viewing some splendid images the overall winner, after a close contest, was Wendy Kennet with her subtle panel of three images of a flower depicting the change in it's development and life.


1st:  Lensbaby Velvet captures Fading Flower by Wendy Kennett

2nd:  Tit Trio by Wendy Kennett

3rd:  Forces of Nature by Pete Smith


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11th May 2016 - Annual Print  Competition

This week the Club held our Annual Print Competition.


The judge for this event was Roger Force, a senior judge on the Camera Club circuit who was presented with a wide range of images which he deliberated on in his usual manner interjecting comments with humour and advice on the images on show which the audience appreciated. Roger explainedin his comments how to improve certain images and members went away having enjoyed an evening full of great pictures and excellent judging.  


The annual competition is split into several categories and the winners were as follows :-


Overall winner..........The Thinker by Lyn Blackbourn


Pictorial...................The Thinker by Lyn Blackbourn

Record.....................Railway pin badge by John Newell

Human portrait........The Engine Driver by George Aldridge

Animal portrait........Jazz by Pete Smith

Nature Wild Life......Coal tit nestled in lichen by Wendy Kennett

Creative..................The Thames Barrier by John Newell


Our next meeting includes the AGM and the Hunt Cup competition followed by the presentation of awards.


Although this concludes our programe this season we will be arranging outings during the summer months and our new season starts on Wednesday September 7th.


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18th May 2016 - AGM and Hunt Cup

The Clubs last meeting of the year was the AGM. This was followed by a general discussion amongst members.


After the break the Hunt Cup competition took place. This competition is for the best panel of three images all to be the work of the member on a similar theme up to A4 size mounted or unmounted.


RIchard Hunt who was the former Chairman had hoped to come along to judge the event but sadly at the last minute had to pull out due to illness.


Club member Brian Baker kindly stepped in and judged the event. Brian gave a comprehensive summary of each set of images which were on show and which covered a wide range of subjects eventually awarding the winning marks to Mike Peak for his set of three images depicting ornamental Weather Vanes.


The audience were then given the opportunity to question Brian as to why he made certain comments about the pictures and an enjoyable evening was rounded off with the presentation of this years competition awards.





(panel on left)

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Images around large group picture (all presented by John Newell (Chairman):

top row (left to right):  

George Aldridge (Annual Print:  Human Portrait)

John Newell (Annual Print: Record (presented by David Cornelius, Vice-Chairman)

Jon Strange (Annual DPI:   Human Portrait)


right column (top to bottom):

Pete Smith (Annual Print:  Animal Portrait)

Wendy Kennett (Annual Print:  Nature, Annual DPI:  Nature, and Panel)

Di Long LRPS (DPI League,  Print League,  Annual DPI:  Animal Portrait and Annual DPI:  Creative)


bottom row (left to right):

Steve Presnell (Annual DPI:  Record)

Lyn Blackbourn (Annual Print:  Pictorial and Annual Print of the Year)

Mike Peak (Hunt Cup)