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.
On Thursday 28th April 2016 the Club held its first Audio Visual Competition of the year.
The competition which is held twice a year is for a sequence of projected digital images with accompanying sound. The AVs can be a narrative telling a story or be a selection of images that work in harmonisation with music and suitable transitions.
The judge for the evening was Sheila Davies DPAGB, a photographer of international renown and an expert practitioner in the compilation of Audio Visual having gained many awards in this art form.
The competition this month attracted 16 entries, the most entered in the history of the club in this type of event.
Each AV was run through without comment and after some deliberation Sheila made known her observations regarding each of the entries.
In her opinion the standard was very high and most of them worthy of entry into L&CPU competitions where they could do well..
Sheila also made experienced suggestions where in her opinion an AV could benefit from some minor tweaks for even greater impact. These comments were duly noted by members for future projects. She also praised all the photographers for the quality of their images while suggesting that some of those images could enter other competitions in their own right as prints or PDI.
The competition scores are out of a maximum 20 points and our judge made the awards as follows;
20 pts: “The Four Corners” by Peter Thomasson.
A compilation of superb images of Native American Reservation country accompanied with sounds of Native American music.
19 pts: “The Stanza Stones Part 2” by Don Isherwood.
A continued narration from earlier work about his walks in search of the series of stones ( The Stanza Stones) that are engraved with verses relating to the countryside.
18 pts: “The Underworld of Prague” by Phil Durkin.
A collection of artistic photographic images of the Prague Underground and its architecture accompanied with an appropriate musical soundtrack.
Please Note: All scores are available to members on the club notice board
Congratulations to all the entrants for providing some excellent work and making a very good competition.
Our thanks go to Sheila Davies for her observations and judgements and we look forward to seeing her again later this year when she comes to judge our next AV competition in November.
If tonight is anything to go by we cannot wait to see the next offerings.
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On Thursday 21st April the Club held their 2nd Open Print Competition of the year. The competition for both Advanced and Club Level members gave the judge for the evening, Darrell Oakley, a difficult task.
Darrell expressed his opinion on the high quality of the images on display and after much deliberation awarded the maximum points to three images in the Advanced Section and one image in the Club Level section.
Advanced Level Winners
Common Toad Reflection Male Red Grouse Gatesgarth, Buttermere
by Richard Towell by Blake Wardle by David Hawkins
Club Level Winner Pilgrims Refuge by John Durkin
On 14th August 2016, it is intended to arrange a Club Day Out to Carnforth for a photoshoot of Stock Car Racing.
The event is called "Monarch of the Marsh" with events for Unlimited Bangers, Ladies Bangers, Stock Cars, Ministox, and Senior Minis.
If you would like to come on what promises to be an exciting and fun day out, then enter your name in the Days Out Book at the club.
We have a Day Out to Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit planned for 7th May 2016. Any members wishing to go should enter their name in the book so we know who to expect. Meet at the club at 0845 for a 0900 departure.
To read the review and see all the scores from this print competition, please click here.
To read about the latest Bury battle and find out who won and to view the scores, please click here.
To find out who won which trophy, please click here.