2nd Open PDI Competition (2023/24)

The delayed 2nd Open PDI competition of the season was judged on 4th April by Eddie Leach (DPAGB) from Oldham PS. Eddie raised a distinction between images that were suitable for competition and those that were primarily a record for the photographer’s own personal use.  The top scoring images are listed below. The featured image for this competition is Redshank

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3rd Open PDI Competition (2023/24)

The 3rd Open PDI competition of the season was judged on 21st March by Steve Proctor (EPAGB, BPE5, PPSA) from Chorley PS. Steve spent a bit of extra time commenting on the Beginners section which meant it was quite a long night with a total of 89 entries to get through. The top scoring images are listed below. The featured

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2nd Set Subject Competition (2023/24) – Triptych

The second Set Subject Competition – a Triptych Print competition  – was held on 15th Feb, judged by John Riley from Tyldesley, Manchester. John is a semi-retired freelance photographer who provided quite short, but entertaining comments on the entries. One particular theme was that he was looking at how the images fitted together and even small details like the alignment

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2nd Open Print Competition (2023/24)

The second Open Print competition of the season was judged on 21st December by Ian Whiston (DPAGB, EFIAP/p, FBPE, EPSA, Hon LCPU) from Crewe Photographic Society. Ian provided a brief and concise critique of each image, often commenting on the sharpness and point of focus. As it was close to Christmas, he was also rather generous with his scoring, holding

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1st Set Subject Competition (2023/24) – Knock Out

The first Set Subject competition of the season was judged on 16th Nov by Martin Pickles of North Cheshire Photographic Society. The competition was in the form of a Knock-Out and Martin gradually whittled down the entry in a series of rounds, explaining why each image was eliminated. By the last round, with only 5 images remaining, Martin then chose

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1st Open PDI Competition (2023/24)

The first Open PDI competition of the season was judged on 19th Oct by Keith Barber (FIScT, CPAGB, LRPS) of Swinton & District PS. There was quite a large entry of 99 images to get through on the night. The top scoring images are listed below. The featured image for this competition is Late Afternoon Perch Rock by Margaret Keane,

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1st Open Print Competition (2023/24)

The first Open Print competition of the season was judged on 28th Sep by Tillman Kleinhans (ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB BPE5* Hon LCPU) from St Helens Camera Club. Tillman made some interesting points about the difference between the ‘best’ image and the judge’s favourite, along with some detailed comments such as avoiding over-sharpening or over-enlarging images. The top scoring images are

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3rd Open Print Competition (2022/23)

The third and final Open Print competition of the season was judged on 18th May by Robert Millin (MFIAP, FBPE, EFIAP/d3, GPU ZEUS) from Wigan 10 PS. He had decided to judge on the night and spent some time studying the images before the start. His comments were concise with lots of advice on how the lower scoring ones could

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