The annual Leighton Buzzard Photographic Club Portfolio Competition took place online on Wednesday 28 April. However, as print handling is impracticable in current circumstances, the competition this year was again restricted to digital images.

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, but the pictures must show some link – such as a common colour, subject or shape – identifiable by the judge.  Full details of the entry requirements can be found on the Club Competitions Rules for Entry page of the website, under the Portfolio Competition tab.

Our independent judge for the competition was Damon Guy.  Damon has been a keen photographer all is life and believes that photography is all about having fun and getting great images.  He is a photographer, writer, webmaster, website developer, and teacher.  He runs and edits Photokonnexion, a website that aims to help photographers of all abilities learn about making images and have fun.  He is an experienced judge and also a member of the Marlow Camera Club.

There were 35 entries for this competition.  The portfolios entered covered all manner of subjects and styles (including still life, abstract, architecture, industrial, travel, flowers, various forms of wildlife, nudes, and both colour and black and white).  And the groups of digital images were presented in many different arrangements.

The results were:

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Portfolio Competition (35 entries)

  • 1st place – “I See Three Shells” by Pam Cruise

  • 2nd place – “Less of Moore” by Mike Kitchingman

  • 3rd place – “Enigma Variations” by Carol Curd

  • Highly Commended – “Three of a Kind” by Chris Warby

  • Highly Commended – “Wet Bark” by Tricia Meers

  • Highly Commended – “Stainforth Force” by Wendy Taylor

  • Commended – “Flowers on the Rocks” by Trica Meers

  • Commended – “Hand Tools” by Paul Dimitriou

  • Commended – “Dreamtime” by Chris Warby

First Place              Second Place              Third Place

Highly Commended


All the Entries for the Portfolio Competition (click image for full size)