In a closely contested season , Malcolm Peacock was awarded Chester Photographic Society Photographer of the Year with 480 points. The 2nd Place Photographer of the Year was Sue Champion with 479 points, and Patricia Keegan was 3rd with 467 points. Ray Groome won Print Photographer of the Year topping the sections for Nature, the President’s Transport Theme and also Monochrome. The Annual Open competition for Prints was awarded to Malcolm Peacock along with the President’s Transport Themed Digital section. Patricia Keegan was awarded Digital Photographer of the Year , topping the Annual Open and Nature Digital sections. The People Trophy for Digital images was won by Sue Champion with Keith Fitzpatrick winning the People Prints. Ron Sutton won the Digital Monochrome category and John Hoyle was awarded Beginner of the Year for his Digital Images.
Members enjoyed their Annual Dinner at Eaton Golf Club on 17th April, when the awards were presented by President Keith Fitzpatrick.
Trophy winners pictured below:
Patricia Keegan, Ray Groome, Ron Sutton, Sue Champion, Keith Fitzpatrick and John Hoyle.
High Speed Flash Photography 20th February 2018
George Franks demonstrated how to capture images with high speed flash ,using four different set-ups, before letting members have a go using their own equipment.
Red peppers and lemons were photographed falling in to water, and liquid droplets captured as they hit a glass rim. This enjoyable practical evening was all too soon “over in a flash”, but hopefully everyone has been inspired to have a go at home.
Clone It Out Workshop 11th February 2018
What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than getting to grips with the Cloning, Healing and Patch tools in Photoshop ! Some of the attendees are pictured below working on their images.
On Tuesday 31 October Chester Photographic Society scooped both the Print Battle Trophy and the Best Colour Print against stiff competition from clubs across Cheshire and North Wales at the annual competition held at a packed Grosvenor Museum,
Clubs from Birkenhead, Chester, Deeside, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Halton, Hawarden, Heswall, Hoylake, Mid-Cheshire, Mold, Nantwich, Wallasey and Warrington took part in the competition which was judged by the perennially popular Adrian Lines, MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP, ARPS. Continue reading