2016/2017 Results2016-09-25T15:14:55+01:00
  • Changes To Competition Rules For 2020-2021

    With the commencement of the 2020-2021 Season, the Committee has voted to change the size requirements for ALL images submitted to LBPC internal competitions. Also, members will be required to submit TWO versions of each image, each with a size identifier included at the end of the filename. The purpose of this change is to accommodate the different file sizes required throughout the season. By having both filesizes available this will help reduce the administrative burden of managing internal and external competitions. We thank you for your support in making this change. Rule Change: Members will submit TWO images [...]

  • Location Challenge 3 – Woburn Village

    The location was selected this time by John Curd – the winner of our last challenge in February.  His chosen location was Woburn Village Centre. The brief added “Woburn Village is a 4-way crossroad.  Woburn Village Centre is defined for this purpose as being within Woburn’s enclosing 20mph speed limit signs BUT with a short extension along Park Street up to and including the gate and cattle grid into Bedford’s estate.  This extension is designed to include St Mary’s Church and grounds (for those who haven’t yet had enough of churches).  Images must be taken anywhere within these [...]

  • Biennial Landscape Competition 2021-22

    As usual there was a great variety of excellent images, from landscapes to cityscapes and seascapes (although the rules dictated that these must contain a large proportion of land). Our Judge for the evening was Micki Aston who has judged and given talks to us many times and is a seasoned CACC adjudicator. Micki held back 14 images saying "there are so many excellent ones it's hard to choose" and finally broke it down into the following: Overall, an enjoyable first live outing which we all hope will continue next season. Help Promote the [...]

  • Barbie Lindsay – Barbie’s Pic & Mix

    More of Barbie’s work can be seen at http://www.barbielindsay.co.uk which is packed with all manner of images. Barbie is a leading creative photographer.  She describes herself as “a little unconventional” and “a photographic obsessive” whose whole life revolves around photography.  She says she likes her images to convey a message or provoke a reaction.  They do not need to be pretty.  Subjects have included People with Character, Macro Natural History, Humour, and Shoes. She was part of a Gold Medal winning team representing Britain in the Worldwide FIAP biennial print competition where she also earned an [...]

League: Intimate Landscape Competition Results

The set subject was “Intimate Landscape”.  This was further described in the Programme as follows. “An intimate landscape is one in which you’re selecting and isolating one small part of a scene that captures your interest and presents an ‘intimate [...]

Chairman’s Challenge – Art and Artists Part Two

So this was an “open” competition for digital images.  As usual, entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches, and styles – including landscape, seascape, cityscape, candid/street, animals, flowers, colour, and monochrome, and more. Our judge for the competition was [...]

Andy Marland – The Industrial tourist – Exploring the Industrial North

This is his exploration of the remnants of the northern industrial landscape.  With more and more sites being demolished he is probably just “one step ahead of the wrecking ball”, both as a photographer and in his engineering career.  [...]

League: Theme Reflections Competition Results – March 2021

The set subject was “Reflection” – with the added briefing “Any photograph in which the predominant/focal interest of the image is a ‘Reflection’.  Example: Reflection in a puddle, glass or mirror, lake, canal, river, wet pavement”. Our independent judge for [...]

League: Open 3 Competition Results – February 2021

So this was an “open” competition for digital images.  As usual, entries covered a wide range of subjects and approaches, as well as many photographic genres including landscape, seascape, architecture, nature, travel, still life, creative, close-up, colour, and monochrome, and [...]

League: Open 2 Competition Results – November 2020

So this was an “open” competition for digital images.  As usual, entries covered a wide range of subjects and approaches, as well as many photographic genres including landscape, seascape, nature, still life, creative, close-up, colour, and monochrome, and more. Our judge [...]

League: Themed Competition Results ‘At Home or Garden’ – October 2020

As print handling is impracticable in current circumstances, the Committee has suspended all print competitions until further notice.  Accordingly, our competitions are being confined to digital images. The set subject was “At Home or Garden” – with the added briefing [...]

League: Open 1 Competition Results – September 2020

So this was an “open” competition for digital images.  As usual, entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches, and styles – including landscape, seascape, cityscape, candid/street, animals, flowers, colour, and monochrome, and more. Our judge for the competition was [...]

Print and PDI of the Year Competition Results – June 2020

As set out in the competition rules on the club website, they could enter up to two prints or digital images that have “previously been entered … in one of that season’s six club league competitions”. As print handling is impracticable [...]

Biennial Landscape Cup Competition Results – 2019-20

This is a biennial competition for the Landscape Cup, sponsored by Barbara Fleming, to encourage club members to go out and do more landscape photography.  It alternates with our other biennial competition, the Howard Morris Memorial Trophy for monochrome prints. [...]

Portfolio Competition Results – April 2020

However, as print handling is impracticable in current circumstances, the competition this year was restricted to digital images. This year our independent judge for the competition was Kathy Chantler ARPS.  She is a very experienced photographer and Chairman of ImageZ Camera [...]

Matt Kloskowski – How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in Lightroom and Photoshop

Tuesday, April 14, 2020/ 1pm GMT Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2020/ 1pm GMT Sign-up Link for everyone:  https://www.bigmarker.com/matt-k/How-to-Edit-Photos-Like-a-Pro-Leighton-Buzzard-PC Title: How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in Lightroom and Photoshop Description: In this live [...]

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Geometric’ – March 2020

The competition was therefore run as a “webinar” via Zoom.  It was our first foray into the world of internet conferencing for our normal weekly meetings.  And it was a great success with only very minor hiccups along the way.  We are [...]

Travels Towards the Edge – Sue O’Connell & Peter Brisley

As well as being distinguished travel photographers, the couple are also members of Bristol Photographic Society, PAGB accredited judges, and Fotospeed Ambassadors. More of Sue’s work can be seen at http://www.sueoconnell.photography  |  And Peters’s work can be seen at http://www.peterbrisley.photography [...]

League: Open 3 Competition Results – February 2020

This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles – including wildlife, seascape/marine, travel, landscape, portraiture, creative, colour and monochrome, and more. Our judge [...]

League: Themed Competition Results ‘People’ – January 2020

The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “'People”.  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles. But street/candid photography and travel shots, in both colour and monochrome, predominated. The set subject, [...]

League: Open 2 Competition Results – November 2019

This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles – including landscape, seascape, cityscape, portraiture, travel, animals, birds, insects, colour and monochrome, and more. [...]

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Yellow’ – October 2019

The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “'The Colour Yellow'.  The entries displayed an imaginative and creative assortment of subjects – including flowers, insects, lemons, peppers, wellies, fishing net, and various forms of transport – as well as [...]

League: Open 1 Competition Results – September 2019

This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles – covering landscape, seascape, architecture, portraiture, candid/street, travel, animals, insects, long exposure, monochrome, abstract and more. [...]

Print and PDI of the Year Competition Results – June 2019

As the grand climax to the 2018-19 season, our annual Print and Digital Image of the Year competitions took place on Wednesday evening (12 June 2019) with members invited to select their best work of the season. This year the two competitions were again judged by Kathy Chantler ARPS (Chairman of the ImageZ Camera Club at Weston Turville) who has visited LBPC on numerous occasions, both as a judge and as a speaker.

Howard Morris Memorial Trophy Competition Results – May 2019

On Wednesday 8th May 2019 members contested the Howard Morris Trophy. This is a biennial competition for monochrome prints established in memory of former club member Howard Morris. It is open to all club members (with no sections) who may submit two prints that have not previously been entered in any league competition.

Members Talks – Mountain Gorillas by Chris Warby & Foxes by Paul Searle (Archived)

Mountain Gorillas, Uganda 2018 – Chris Warby Chris and his wife had travelled to the mountain forests of equatorial Uganda to see the mountain gorillas.  This intrepid trip was undertaken to celebrate a significant birthday and significant wedding anniversary.  [...]

Portfolio Competition Results – April 2019

The annual, and prestigious, LBPC Portfolio Competition took place on Wednesday 17 April 2019. Entries for this competition consist of three to five prints or digital images to be judged as a panel. This is an open subject competition, in colour or monochrome (monochrome meaning the image is developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour). But the images must show some link – such as a common colour, subject or shape – identifiable by the judge.

PDI Knock Out Contest – March (and April) 2019

This season the annual LBPC Digital Image Knock Out Contest started on Wednesday 6 March – and was subsequently completed on Wednesday 3 April! This competition is an incredibly cultured and refined event in which digital images (anonymously and randomly selected) [...]

Taking Images vs Making Images – Steve Brabner

Steve is a member of the Amersham Photographic Society. And he chairs a sub-group there (the Amersham Beyond Group) which concentrates exclusively on creative photography and photo-based art. Despite having been a photography enthusiast for over 40 years, Steve claims not to see anything interesting or take interesting photographs. He says he doesn’t do sunrise or sunset or wildlife. And, anyway, it’s all been done before. Accordingly, Steve prefers to “make” images and produce something unique. His talk is therefore about “creative photography” and took us through his experiences of making images.

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Hetitage’ – March 2019

The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “Heritage” to which the programme notes added – “The history, traditions, artefacts, practices etc, of a country, society, culture. Possibly ancient monuments and buildings, museums, pancake day, Morris dancing. There [...]

League: Open 3 Competition Results – February 2019

The fifth internal club competition of the 2018-19 season took place on Wednesday 20 February. This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs). The competition was judged by Martin Patten LRPS CPAGB BPE2*, a professional photographer based in Hertfordshire.

Peter Greenway – Photographing The National Trust (Archived)

Wednesday (27 February 2019) LBPC members were both informed and entertained by Peter Greenway LRPS CPAGB who described for us, with a bit of tongue in cheek, the trials, tribulations, constraints and opportunities of formally photographing for the National Trust on a voluntary basis. Peter is an IT professional but has been interested in photography since he was a child. He is a member of Kidlington Camera Club Photo Group and Witney Photo Group, as well as a CACC judge (although he has never previously visited LBPC).

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Shadows’ – January 2019

This was a “themed” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles. The fourth internal club competition of the 2018-19 season took place on Wednesday 23 January.  [...]

Lighting of All Things – Colin Brister

Wednesday 16 January 2019 club members were superbly informed and entertained by Colin Brister ABIPP (Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography) and his illuminating illustrated talk “Lighting of All Things”. Colin is a freelance event photographer specialising in motocross and, more pertinently for this talk, an expert in the use of off-camera flash and other lighting. All his images are made with some artificial light – “I use lighting for everything”.

Members Evening – Table Top Photography

Wednesday (5 December 2018) members were encouraged to develop their photographic skills at a still life workshop – “Table Top Photography” – run by Damon Guy. With the aim of introducing people to the “ins and outs” of working on a table top at home, this was an interactive evening with Damon demonstrating lighting angles, light modification, and various techniques pertaining to still life photography.

League: Open 2 Competition Results – November 2018

The third internal club competition of the 2018-19 season took place on Wednesday 21 November.  This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles – seascapes, [...]

Birds and Insects – Andy Sands 24 October 2018

Last Wednesday (24 October 2018) LBPC members were able to enjoy another terrific illustrated presentation by Andy Sands APAGB, the renowned wildlife photographer (and member of XRR Photographic Society). Following up his previous talk last year (“Secret Britain – A Journey Through Nature”), Andy effectively gave us two for the price of one.

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Natural Abstracts’ – October 2018

The second internal club competition of the 2018-19 season took place last Wednesday, 17 October 2018., with the set subject of “Natural Abstracts”. Our judge for this competition was Julia Cleaver ARPS – a portrait photographer based in the Chilterns and a member of ImageZ Camera Club (in Weston Turville).

Evening Photo Walk – Startop’s End, Tring Reservoirs 1st Aug (Archived)

Details An Evening Photo Walk - Startop’s End, Tring Reservoirs Nature Reserve. Wednesday 1st August 2018 Meet up at 7:30 pm @ the Startops End Reservoir Car Park, located off the B489 between the Canal Bridge and the Anglers Retreat Pub [...]

Studio Infinity – Members Interest in a Club studio photo shoot (Archived)

The Club is currently considering the option of hiring Studio Infinity for a Club Studio Photo Shoot during next Season 2018-19. Possibly including reptiles, insects and possibly even some arachnids for those Members looking for more than just glamour model photography.

Print and PDI of the Year Competition Results – June 2018

As the climax to the 2017-18 season, our annual Print and Digital Image of the Year competitions took place on Wednesday evening (6 June 2018). This year the two competitions were judged by Kathy Chantler ARPS (Secretary of the ImageZ Camera Club at Weston Turville). After completing the judging, Kathy said she had found it “really hard” and praised the high standard of the entries.