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 [...]
At our committee meeting on 22nd November, we reached an agreement that we should Zoom until the end of February 2022. We also felt that after this date we would act in accordance with the majority of members wishes. Consequently, we are seeking members feedback. We have three possible choices: To continue with Zoom only for the remainder of the 2021-2022 season. To resume meeting at the school, but with Zoom access for anyone who has concerns about meeting face to face. (This will of course prevent Zoom attendees from participating in some practical evenings). [...]
The location, chosen by David Bolam, was Milton Keynes Outdoor Market. 51 images were submitted. And Alan Taberer of ImageZ Camera Club in Weston Turville, a CACC judge and a regular visitor to the Club, kindly provided a critique of all the images. He said he was looking for pictures that conveyed what markets are all about. Through his first pass, Alan “held pack” twelve images for further consideration – acknowledging that there were also some cracking images not included. At the end of the evening he selected, from those held back, his five favourite images. “Let’s Get [...]
More of Lizzie’s work can be found at http://www.lizzieshepherd.com She is also Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LizzieShepherdPhotography And she is on Instagram and Twitter. Lizzie is a member of the judging panel for the Landscape Photographer of the Year. Her “Mood versus Composition” talk explored how compositional choices, as much as the prevailing conditions, can affect the resulting mood of our landscape photography. She explained that she meant “mood” in the sense of a temporary state of mind or feeling. She recognised that this was naturally subjective. But she wanted to help us create compositions to convey some mood [...]
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 our committee meeting on 22nd November, we reached an agreement that we should Zoom until the end of February 2022. We also felt that after this date we would act in accordance with the majority of members [...]
The location, chosen by David Bolam, was Milton Keynes Outdoor Market. 51 images were submitted. And Alan Taberer of ImageZ Camera Club in Weston Turville, a CACC judge and a regular visitor to the Club, kindly provided a critique of all [...]
More of Robert’s work, including his ARPS images, can be found on his website at http://robfriel.co.uk/ He is also on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Robert is the Chair of Princes Risborough Photographic Society. His well illustrated talk took us [...]
The photography website that Damon runs can be found at http://www.photokonnexion.com/ Damon’s talk was about the conventions that help us compose pictures. His aims were to get us thinking about the traditional “Rules of Photography”, considering ways to go [...]
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 [...]
This was a Members Evening and was all about the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and, in particular, the RPS Distinctions. Full details of these Distinctions can be found on the RPS website and they are Licentiate (LRPS), Associate (ARPS), and [...]
For the challenge, Carol and Tricia were looking for “images with mainly Complementary Colours – ie, opposite colours on the colour wheel; ie, Yellow and Purple, Red and Green, Blue and Orange.” It soon became clear, however, that not everyone [...]
More of David’s work can be seen at https://www.davidkeepphotography.co.uk/ In addition to his images, there are also links to his video tutorials on his YouTube channel And David can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So, David [...]
So this was an “open” competition for digital images. As usual, entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches, and styles – landscapes, travel, close ups, motor racing, candid/street, animals, birds, insects, flowers, abstract, colour and monochrome, and more. Our [...]
More of Simon’s work can be found at https://www.simonturnbullphotography.com/ He is also on Instagram @simonturnbullphotography And on Facebook @SimonTurnbullPhotography For more information about intimate landscapes Tring & District Camera Club have set up a resource for photographers wishing to develop their understanding [...]
It's that time of year again when we start a new year at the club next Wednesday 08/09/2021. We’re starting our new season on 8th September as you know and it promises to be a good one. Carol and Tricia have [...]
Your Content Goes Here Face to Face meetings Look out for new members and guests; introduce yourself and help them feel comfortable. Chairman to Introduce any new members to the club and the Judges or Speakers at the start of [...]
Dear Members, This year, you will need to create a new LBPC Members Account to access the Members Only area of the website. Note: Members who have already created an account while helping to test the process DO NOT need to re-create their account. [...]
The event was run by Elizabeth Jane Lazenby BA(Hons) Fine Art QTFE2 LRPS ASEA DPAGB BPE4 EFIAP LMPA, the professional equine and fine art photographer from Barnsley. Jane has previously “visited” LBPC several times via Zoom to lecture (about [...]
In the meantime, here are “the news headlines”. Election of Officers The following club Officers were elected: Chairman – Mike Kitchingman Vice Chairman – Dave Gillow Treasurer – Graham Meers Vice Treasurer – Dave Gillow Secretary – Sue Brinkworth Programme [...]
As set out in the competition rules on the club website, members could enter up to two digital images that have “previously been entered … in one of that season’s six club league competitions”. Our independent judge for the competition [...]
The competition was judged this year by Colin Westgate FRPS MPAGB FFIAP, Zooming in from Mersea Island in Essex. Colin has been taking photographs for over 60 years. He is a Member of the London Salon of Photography and has [...]
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. [...]
Entries consist of three to five pictures to be judged as a panel. For digital images, this means combining the pictures (sized and positioned as required) into a single projectable image. This is an “open” competition, with no set subject, [...]
More of Martin’s work can be found at https://www.cameradays.co.uk/ Martin is a “passionate photographer”, Chairman of the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (our parent federation), past President of Watford Camera Club, and an experienced photographic judge. But he says [...]
This Chairman’s Challenge was, therefore 'Art and Artists Part 2' as we were again asked to recreate the style of an artist or art movement photographically. And this also followed on naturally from Jane Lazenby’s excellent 'Inspired by Art' [...]
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 [...]
Each club enters 30 PDIs and these are judged both in the UK and in Australia. Each entry is scored out of twenty and all the scores (from both the UK and the Australian judges) are aggregated to determine the winning [...]
Trevor has been taking photographs for many years and is President of Winchester Photographic Society. He has made two two-day visits (in 2016 and 2019) to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power [...]
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 [...]
As explained in the brief, “This is your chance to have your image appear on the Club’s website home page. The images used on the home page of the Club’s website have very specific dimension requirements. And not every image [...]
More of Andrea’s work, including her MPAGB, DPAGB, and CPAGB panels and some wildlife photography, can be found on her website at https://www.andreahargreaves.art/ Andrea began with the “Valkyrie”. She described how she had sent an image entitled “Fallen Angel” [...]
More of Graham's images, together with a PDF with links to images used in the first part of the presentation, can be found at grahams-gallery.co.uk Graham began, by posing the question “do you see the world as it [...]
More of Martin’s work can be found at https://martinaddison.photography/home Martin can also be found on Facebook, ISSUU, and YouTube. Martin has been taking photographs for very many years and is a member of Worcestershire Camera Club where he leads [...]
He is also President of the Cambridge Camera Club and a regional organiser for the RPS. His introduction to photographic composition explained both the basics of photographic composition and some more complex ways of structuring photographs. Photographic composition [...]
More of Les’s images can be found at https://www.lesforrester.com Les can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Les has competed around the world in international competitions and won numerous awards. And in 2018 he was invited to join [...]
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 [...]
The subject of the Challenge was “Art and Artists” and we were required to photographically replicate the style of an art movement and/or artist. As explained in the Programme, “This challenge is to pick any artist: Hockney, Lautrec, Rothko, da Vinci, [...]
More of Andrea’s work, including her CPAGB, DPAGB and MPAGB panels, can be found on her website at https://www.andreahargreaves.art/ NB: Members can watch the recording of the meeting in full on the ‘Members Only’ section of the website. [...]
The DI Knockout is, as the Programme puts it, “a sophisticated, utterly unfair and usually pretty chaotic competition. Contestants submit up to 6 images each, which are anonymously and randomly selected for projection in pairs. One of each pair is chosen [...]
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 [...]
As explained in the Programme, this meant: “Your interpretation of the phrase 2020 Vision. What does the year 2020 mean to you? Has Covid affected your lifestyle? Or the urban slang term for hindsight, could you have approached your photography differently? [...]
"The global pandemic has greatly impacted our lives and our club activities, but thank goodness we can still meet and share our mutual interest on online platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. XRR has therefore adapted its [...]
In the meantime, here are “the news headlines”. Election of Officers The following club Officers were elected: Chairman – Mike Kitchingman Vice Chairman – Dave Gillow Treasurer – Graham Meers Vice Treasurer – Sally Kitchingman (for 2020-21 only) Secretary – [...]
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 [...]
Wildlife Photography Part 1 Once more Tracey took us around the world. We started in the USA, on Kodiak Island in Alaska, with grizzly bears and their cubs enjoying the fruits of the salmon run. Then, still in the [...]
Hi Everyone, This heralds the start of our new season, an unusual one as we’ll be running virtually, although we are all familiar with the format by now. This is because adhering to the risk assessments required by the school will make [...]
During “lockdown”, and thanks to Zoom conferencing, we have enjoyed a selection of fascinating speakers from places too far distant to visit us in person. But sometimes you don’t need to look so far afield for your expert speaker. The [...]
More of Jeanette’s marvellous images, and details of her “Smartphone Safaris” and other workshops, can be found at https://www.jetblacksquares.com/ Jeanette was previously a primary school teacher. But, having always loved photography, she did “lots of courses” and started her own [...]
Wildlife Photography Part 1 Tracey has been interested in photography since she was a child and has always loved wildlife. On a dream trip to Africa in 2004, with her first (film) SLR, she began to take photography and [...]
Jane has been a keen photographer since her teenage years and has successfully combined this with her fine art painting and her love of teaching. She describes herself as a professional equine and fine art photographer – and she also [...]
More of Cherry’s work can be found at https://www.cherryannette.com/ Cherry explained that creative photography is “not just about Photoshop, it starts in the mind”. It’s about ideas and imagination and then taking the shot. “If you want to be creative, [...]
Back on 6 May, we ran the original Photo Edit Challenge. SEE HERE for a full report. Such was the enthusiastic response that we were unable to show all the submitted images. So on Wednesday 17 June, we ran Round 2 of [...]
More of Elaine’s work can be found at http://www.elainebutlerphotography.com/ Elaine told us “I do photography simply because I enjoy it”. She has been a member of the Palmerstown Camera Club for nine years. As winner of their Advanced Club League Competition [...]
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 [...]
More of Tony's work can be seen at https://www.artofmacro.com Although interested in photography for most of his life, Tony acquired his first DSLR about four years ago and has been doing “serious macro” only for the last three years. [...]
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. [...]
A little while ago the Club released five unprocessed images (two jpegs and three RAWs, provided by club members) for download. Members were then invited to edit these files any way they wished. “Everything is up to you … be [...]
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 [...]
Steven works as a freelance photographer, judge and speaker. He has an IT industry background and is also a member of Marlow Camera Club. He has visited us on a number of occasions as a speaker and as a judge. [...]
The DI Knockout is, as the Programme puts it, “Our occasional unfair competition to determine, by audience vote, the best picture of the evening. Last man standing wins.” Images (anonymous and randomly selected by software) are projected in pairs and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It is with great sadness that I heard today that Stan McCartin, (ex. chairman of the CACC and great all round guy) passed away. Many of us knew and respected Stan and, for my part, he was always there when I needed [...]
Due to technical issues, in some instances the voting form embeded on this page maynot display correctly. If you experience any issues direct links to the StrawPoll website are available below. MPC June 2020 Voting Form [...]
We are holding the first LBPC Photo Editing Challenge on Wednesday 29th April 2020. The New Photo Editing Challenge - April 2020 We are holding the first LBPC Photo Editing Challenge on Wednesday 29th April 2020. ******** FIRST PRIZE: Bottle of [...]
More of Micki’s work can be seen at http://astonimages.com/ Micki is a professional travel photographer based in Gerrards Cross who started as a black and white landscape photographer. She has been widely published in a variety of books and other [...]
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 [...]
According to the website, “The subject is ‘Song Title’ and we’d like a portfolio of images, as many as you like within reason, that depict the song title (similar to Pictionary). No real rules for this as it’s a fun evening, I’m [...]
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, [...]
The Goodwood Revival is an annual three-day festival of motor racing at the Goodwood Circuit in Sussex. Introducing his talk, Roger explained that, because of the large scale of the festival, the images he was using had been taken over [...]
Information about Tony’s photography training business can be found at https://lightacademy.co.uk/ His Suprematism work can be found at https://suprematism.co.uk/ Tony is a semi-retired professional photographer from Colchester. He has written several photography guides, runs a photography training business, and is [...]
More of Colin’s work, together with an article “Walking in an I/R Wonderland”, can be found at https://csouthgate.wixsite.com/colinsouthagte Normal photography involves the capture of visible light. Infrared photography, on the other hand, involves the capture of light that lies beyond [...]
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. [...]
Curiously, the Chairman himself was unwell and unable to attend. (I hope you are feeling better now, Mike.) The broad idea, as the “Chairman’s Challenge” was originally introduced at a previous meeting, was that periodically the Chairman would announce a [...]
The UK judge for the 2019 Two Hemispheres competition was Jonathan Vaines LRPS CPAGB AFAIP. Jonathan is an experienced photographer and judge who has judged and critiqued at LBPC on several occasions. He is President of the Cambridge Camera Club and [...]
The Rosebowl Competition is a Projected Digital Images competition between the CACC clubs. 31 clubs are participating this year. It consists of a series of three “rounds”, run from October to February, in which random groups of three or four clubs [...]
Last Wednesday (23 October 2019) LBPC members became better informed when Tim Brown, a keen amateur historian from Milton Keynes with a particular interest in this conflict, gave them an excellent illustrated talk. Tim’s presentation covered the whole chronology of [...]
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 [...]
The XRR VISIONS 2019 final will be held on Wednesday 20th November 2019 Closing date for entries is 23:59 Sunday 30th October 2019 The XRR Visions 2019 competition is now open for entries @ £5 per person. This is a [...]
LAST FEW PLACES! Norse Themed Photoshoot, Milton Keynes Sunday, October 13th 2019. The afternoon session is fully booked and the morning session is nearly full so if you're thinking about joining us you'd best move quick! We have three fantastic models lined [...]
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. [...]
Members, and indeed some new faces, were able to see what others had been up to during the summer break. And there was a veritable abundance of travel images for everyone to enjoy. There were pictures from locations far and [...]
Details An evening photo walk at Wolverton Viaduct, MK. Wednesday 31st July 2019 NOTE: to accommodate the earlier sunset times the meetup time has been brought forward to 7 pm. Meet up at 7 pm @ the car park located off [...]
Details An evening photo walk at Teardrop Lakes, MK. Wednesday 24th July 2019 Meet up at 7:30 pm @ the car park located off Davy Way (Click HERE for directions) Shoot until about 9:30 pm (sunset: 21:o1 ; last light: 21:43 [...]
Details An evening photo walk at Dunstable Downs. Wednesday 17th July 2019 Meet up at 7:30 pm @ the Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre car park located off the B4541 (Click HERE for directions) Shoot until about 9:30 pm (sunset: 21:o9 [...]
Held on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Full minutes will be made available in due course. In the meantime, here are “the news headlines”. Election of Officers The following club Officers were elected: Chairman – Mike Kitchingman; Vice Chairman – Dave [...]
Here is a selection of images from the evening at Furzton Lake last Year. If you would like to share your images from this walk you can upload them HERE and we add them to a Gallery. Details A golden [...]
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.
Vote For Your Top Three Images This month's entries are available to view in the gallery below. Once you have reviewed this month’s entries you can cast your vote below. Remember, you have 3 votes, [...]
On Wednesday 22nd May 2019 LBPC hosted the Jubilee Trophy Projected Digital Images Competition. Our judge for this competition was Damon Guy, CACC Committee member as well as leading the CACC Judging Team. Some 30 members and 10 visitors from neighbouring competing clubs attended the Jubilee PDI Competition at LBPC.
More of Julia’s work can be seen at https://www.juliacleaver.com/portfolio How I Go About my Work (with tips & tricks on lighting, posing and low-cost gear) An Informal Presentation by Julia Cleaver, ARPS - Taking a look at some of the [...]
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.
We took along our cameras and tripods. And experts Kingsley and Amy Summers from Milton Keynes came along to show us how this stuff is done and provide the necessary subject matter. We started with a presentation from Kingsley. He [...]
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. [...]
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.
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) [...]
Last Wednesday (3 April) LBPC staged a Photo Quiz for its members. As the Programme notes put it – “A familiar object from an unfamiliar angle. Stump everyone with a picture of an object from an odd angle. PDIs only, an interactive quiz. Guess what it is.”
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.
Congratulations to Roger Gage for his success in the prestigious East Anglian Audio Visual Competition Congratulations to Roger Gage for his success in a prestigious Audio Visual competition which has often produced National and International prize winning sequences. [...]
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 [...]
On Wednesday 3rd April, we will be holding a Photo Quiz. Submit your images of a familiar object from an unfamiliar angle. Stump everyone with a picture of an object from an odd angle. An interactive quiz to guess what the mystery [...]
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.
Calling All Members Who Would Like to Enter The Print Competition's To help new members and those who would like to start entering print competition, we have created a new section on the Club Website - Printing Your Photographs for Competition. [...]
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).
Essentially, the supply of photographs in return for money. He explained in useful detail how it all works and how enthusiastic and competent photographers such as (he assumed) LBPC members might thereby generate some cash. Cliff explained in useful detail [...]
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. [...]
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”.
Several members explained how they had developed certain of their images (sometimes from unpromising beginnings) using Lightroom, Photoshop and other post-processing software. Last Wednesday (9 January 2019), following on from our own Roger Gage’s Dalmatian travelogue, several members explained how [...]
Roger Gage presented his travelogue “Dubrovnik & The Dalmatian Coast” from his 2018 holiday. This was mostly spent in Croatia but also took in a couple of places in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Last Wednesday (9 January 2019) LBPC [...]
With entertainment provided by Adam Heppenstall (http://www.adamheppenstall.co.uk) On Wednesday 19th December 2018 club members celebrated the last club meeting of the calendar year with the annual Christmas party. Below you will find some comments from various members taken from Facebook. [...]
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.
Vote For Your Top Three Images This month's entries are available to view in the gallery below. Once you have reviewed this month’s entries you can cast your vote using the StrawPoll to the right [...]
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, [...]
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.
The Two Hemisphere competition is an annual bilateral photographic competition between LBPC in the UK and Camberwell Camera Club in Melbourne, Australia. Each club enters 30 PDIs and these are judged both in the UK and in Australia. Each entry is scored [...]
Photographic Exhibition at the Poplars Garden Centre We finished our first 2 day photographic exhibition at Poplars today (Sunday 4th) having had a great time meeting the public and maintaining a VERY busy portrait studio. The [...]
The UK judge for the 2018 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Southgate FRPS from Barton-le-Clay. Colin is a member of Harpenden Photographic Society and is a regular visitor to LBPC. Having been involved in photography for over 40 years, Colin is [...]
Vote For Your Top Three Images This month's entries are available to view in the gallery below. Once you have reviewed this month’s entries you can cast your vote below. Remember, you have 3 votes, [...]
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).
Images are listed in alphabetical order, based on Title Each Member has THREE votes and is limited to one submission Voting Now Open Images submitted into September's Mobile Photography Challenge are now available to view on [...]
Reptiles are a subject that many photographers shy away from. Either they don’t know how to photograph them in order to bring out the best of their natural beauty, or they simply get freaked out by [...]
Wednesday 7th November 2018, as part of Members Evening we will be holding an internal and informal competition with a twist. No post-processing. Wednesday 7th November 2018, as part of Members Evening we will be holding an [...]
Wednesday (26 September 2018) club members were marvellously stimulated and entertained by Viveca Koh FRPS and her captivating illustrated talk “From Urban Exploration to Fine Art, A Photographic Journey”.
Announcing our NEW Mobile Photography Competition! Mobile photography, smartphone photography, iPhoneography or whatever you want to call it, it’s clear that taking great pictures with a phone has become a thing now. It is now so established [...]
Details An evening photo walk at Campbell Park, MK. Wednesday 29th August 2018 NOTE: to accommodate the earlier sunset times the meetup time has been brought forward to 6 pm. Meet up at 6 pm @ the car park located off [...]
Details An evening photo walk at Stony Stratford Nature Reserve, MK. Wednesday 8th August 2018 NOTE: to accommodate the earlier sunset times the meetup time has been brought forward to 7 pm. Meet up at 7 pm @ the car park [...]
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 [...]
Details A golden hour/sunset Photo Walk around the parkland, lake and canal Wednesday 18th July 2018 Meet up at 7:30 pm @ the Parklands Car Park (see map for details) Shoot until about 9:30 pm (sunset: 21:07) End the evening with a [...]
To mark the end of the 2017-18 season, we held our annual Summer Social on Wednesday evening (27 June 2018). We had an excellent fish/chicken and chips supper, including decadent desserts, organised with customary efficiency by Hilary and Roger Clarke. All those attending [...]
Details A golden hour/sunset shoot around the lake UPDATE: Owing to England's continued success in the World Cup and the semi-final on Wed 11th July, we are moving this Photo Walk from Wed 11th July to Thu 12th July. Thursday 12th July [...]
Details A golden hour/sunset shoot @ Waterhall Park MK Wednesday 4th July 2018 Meet up at 7:30 pm @ the Mill Road Car Park (see map for details) Shoot until about 9:30 pm (sunset: 21:20) End the evening with a drink at [...]
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.
The Club is in urgent need of new volunteers for various support roles and Committee members. This is Your Club, and it needs your support. By participating on the committee, or undertaking one of the support roles, you will have an opportunity to guide the future direction of the Club you will help to ensure its long-term survival.
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.
Until the end of June 2018, people living locally can get half price entry tickets to Bletchley Park, the secret WW2 code-breaking centre. These are normal tickets, valid for a year to return as often as you wish. Yes, folks!! That's 50% off if you live locally,
Last Wednesday evening (16 May 2018) members contested the Landscape Trophy. This is a biennial competition, sponsored by Barbara Fleming, to encourage more landscape work. It alternates with our other biennial competition, the Howard Morris Memorial Trophy for monochrome prints.
Would any LBPC members be interested in attending any of the Greensand Country Festival events on our behalf and taking photos that we can use for later marketing and for a record of what happened during this event.
The Wood family have been visiting Turkey for many years. Martin described it as “a wonderful country, with wonderful people” and his aim on the night was to give members “a flavour of what‘s there to be seen”
The annual LBPC Portfolio Competition took place on Wednesday 18 April 2018. Entries for this competition consist of 3-5 prints or digital images to be judged as a panel.
This year the competition was judged by Kathy Chantler ARPS (Secretary of the ImageZ Camera Club at Weston Turville).
The annual LBPC Digital Image Knock Out Contest took place last Wednesday (11 April 2018). This is a sophisticated competition in which digital images (anonymously and randomly selected) are projected in pairs and one of each pair is chosen by the assembled club members, to go through to the next round. Or, as the Programme put it, “Our usual unfair knockout competition, the last man standing is the winner.
Last Wednesday (4 April 2018) LBPC hosted the annual Felicity Bickley Audio Visual Challenge for the Felicity Bickley Trophy. This is an annual inter-club competition for projected Audio-Visual (AV) sequences. Each club may enter two AVs (each with a maximum run time of 10 minutes).
The annual LBPC competition for Audio-Visual presentations – the AV Competition – took place on Wednesday 14 March 2018. This is an internal competition and the subject is “open”. The rules (and “How to enter”) are set out in the LBPC Handbook 2017-18 on the Programme page of the club website. This year the competition was judged by the hugely experienced photographer and AV-exponent Les Spitz ARPS APAGB from Pinner Camera Club.
What season is complete without learning something new from Bernie? Last Wednesday (7 February 2018) members were both educated and entertained by an interactive talk and demonstration from our own Bernie Raffe AMPA, with assistance from model Katie Green.
Greensand Country Last Wednesday (31 January 2018) LBPC hosted officers from the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership to hear about the Greensand Country and ways in which camera clubs, and photographers in general, could contribute to the current programme to maintain and [...]
The fourth internal club competition of the 2017-18 season took place on Wednesday 24 January. The set subject was “Night” to which the programme notes added merely – “Images taken during the hours of darkness.” The competition was judged by Martin Patten [...]
UPDATE: The entry deadline has been extended to Sunday 11th February. Hosted by: Leighton Buzzard Photographic Club Invited Clubs; Buckingham Camera Club, New City Photographic Society, Kempston Camera Club, Bedford Camera Club, Shillington & District Camera Club, Towcester Camera Club, Ampthill & District Camera [...]
Details of the UK judge for the 2017 Two Hemispheres competition appear to have disappeared down a black hole. We do have the comments made by both judges, however. Each entry was marked out of twenty. The top performers of [...]
The UK judge for the 2016 Two Hemispheres competition was Alan Taberer. Alan is one of the founders of the Imagez Camera Club in Weston Turville. Each entry was marked out of twenty. The top performers of the UK judging [...]
Sadly, the information for the UK judge presiding over the 2015 Two Hemispheres competition has been lost in the mists of time. We do have most of the comments from both judges, though. [One image has only one comment so which [...]
The UK judge for the 2014 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Mill, a very experienced landscape photographer and member of New City Photographic Society in Milton Keynes. Colin has visited LBPC on a number of occasions. There appear to be [...]
The UK judge for the 2013 Two Hemispheres competition was Peter Jackman. As well as being a long standing judge on the CACC circuit, Peter was a member of Princes Risborough Photographic Society where he served as Chairman from 2008 to [...]
The UK judge for the 2012 Two Hemispheres competition was Peter Prosser APAGB. Each entry was marked out of twenty. The top performers of the UK judging are presented below: If you didn't know, you can post your comments at [...]
The UK judge for the 2011 Two Hemispheres competition was Chris King. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC or CCC, but we do have the images and we do know that CCC won. In the [...]
The UK judge for the 2011 Two Hemispheres competition was Stan McCartin. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC or CCC, but we do have the images. Unusually, there was no clear winner this year, with [...]
The UK judge for the 2009 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Mill. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC or CCC, but we do have the images and we do know that LBPC won. In the [...]