The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography.
Our second round of PDI competitions took place on Thursday 16th March with guest judge Ian Stewart. Ian is a professional photographer based on the Wirral, and is a member of the Master Photographers Association. His method of scoring was to hold back the images he liked best and award the others 13 14 or 15 points, leaving the 16 to 20 points for the top images.
The 35 PDI in the Club level group were shown first and Ian held back 11 images. He gave the full 20 points to “Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik” by Margaret Edwards and to “Krakow at Night” by Jane Quarmby.
"Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik” by Margaret Edwards
“Krakow at Night” by Jane Quarmby.
The Intermediate group was next, and the 34 images in this section were shown. Ian held back 13 images and gave 20 points to “Navigation Marker Another Place” by Don Isherwood and to “Groynes” by Nina Thomasson.
“Navigation Marker Another Place” by Don Isherwood
“Groynes” by Nina Thomasson
After the break we saw the 18 images in the Advanced Section, and Ian held 10 back. He awarded top marks to “The Silence” by Phil Durkin.
“The Silence” by Phil Durkin
Congratulations to our winners, and our thanks to Ian Stewart for judging and commenting on the images.
The scores can be seen on the pdf files below.
It is with much pride that we are delighted to confirm that our member Richard Towell has recently achieved the DPAGB merit award from the PAGB. He becomes the first member of this club to achieve such an award.
This is the Distinction of Merit award, and shows that Richard’s prints are at a standard for Open Exhibition photography. Richard entered 15 prints, and they were judges by a panel of six judges. An average score of 20 points out of a possible 30 is required for each print to achieve the pass mark of 300 points. Some of Richard’s prints scored as very credible 26 points and his total score was 330 points.
Richard was unable to attend the L&CPU presentation so our President Gordon Hartley presented the DPAGB Certificate to Richard.
Our congratulations to Richard, and we hope this will encourage other members to follow suit.