CACC Championship Day Competitions2018-05-16T14:34:42+01:00
The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) runs four major competitions throughout the club season. The Rosebowl competition is described here. There are also annual club trophies for prints and PDIs, and an individual PDI competition, the Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition. These last three are judged and awarded at the annual Championship Day in March.
Summary details of these competitions are presented below. Full details are available on the CACC website.

Print and Projected Championships

The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) holds two annual Championships, for prints and projected digital images. Each Championship is open to all clubs in the CACC. Clubs enter as a club (not individual authors) and may enter either or both Championships.

For each Championship, the club submits 15 images. These are shown individually in random order and scored on their standalone merits, not as part of a panel. Three judges each score the images out of 5 – making a top score of 15. Scores are totalled for each club to determine the winning club.

There are awards for the winning clubs and the best individual images. In addition, the Print Championship and the Projected Championship determine which two clubs are invited to represent the CACC in the PAGB InterClub Print and the PAGB InterClub Projected Championships respectively.

Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition

This is an individual competition in which every member of a CACC club may personally enter one digital image. There are no club scores. The images are shown individually in random order and scored on their standalone merits. Three judges each score the images out of 5 – making a top score of 15.

This competition has PAGB Patronage, meaning that the judges will collectively award PAGB Gold, Silver and PAGB Bronze medals, and three PAGB ribbons.

League: Theme Reflections Competition Results – March 2021

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

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Biennial Landscape Cup Competition Results – 2019-20

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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 [...]

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

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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

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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

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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)

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Portfolio Competition Results – April 2019

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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 [...]

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

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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.

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.

Biennial Landscape Trophy Competition Results – 2017/18

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PDI Knockout Competition Results – April 2018 (Archived)

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.

Audio Visual Competition – March 2018 (Archived)

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.

Greensand Country Landscape Partnership – 31st January 2018 (Archived)

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