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.
Over 60 people from 14 L&CPU clubs attended the L&CPU Audio Visual competition on Saturday 18th February at the Wilmslow Guild. A total of 36 sequences had been entered into the competition, and the judge, Malcolm Imhoff FRPS FACI(M) from the Midland Counties Photographic Federation, gave some excellent constructive comments after each sequence was shown.
The winner of the L&CPU Audio Visual Trophy was Howard Bagshaw from the Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group with his sequence ‘Kelpies’. This also won the Audience Vote.
This club entered five sequences and we are delighted to confirm that “The Underworld of Prague” by Phil Durkin CPAGB was Highly Commended and came joint fourth overall. As we had not entered this competition in the past, our entries were in the Unrestricted Category, and Phil’s sequence won the “Jackass” Trophy.
Our congratulations go to Phil, and our thanks go to the L&CPU for organising this competition. We look forward to welcoming John Smith, Past President of the L&CPU, back to Bolton CC in April to judge our next AV competition, when he will present Phil with the Trophy.
Our first print competition of 2017 took place on Thursday 16 February, and we welcomed George Steel CPAGB LRPS BPE1 from Bury PS to be our judge. There were 78 prints on the night, our highest number of prints in one competition for a while.
As we now have three groups, the 20 prints from our Club Level members were presented to George first. He held four back, and gave the full 20 points to “A Pair of Chuffin’ Puffins” by Mark Woodcock.
The 29 prints by our Intermediate Group were judged next and 9 were held back. George awarded the full 20 points went to “Lone Tree” by Alan Bromiley.
Our advanced Group prints were then judged by George, and he held 9 back, giving the top 20 points to “Market Street in the Rain” by Adrian Drummond-Hill CPAGB.
We thank George for his constructive comments.
The full lists of titles authors and scores can be seen on the pdf files below.