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Multiple Exposure – Competition March 12th

Following our inspiring and educational workshop on Multiple Exposure (thank you James, Judy and Ray) it was great to see the number of members venturing into this creative genre and exciting to see the variety of applications and techniques employed.  Although many of us had felt challenged by the idea of creating Multiple Exposure images, Set Subject entries significantly outnumbered Open category images and two thirds of entries were prints!  This trend sets BPC apart from many other clubs where prints are giving way to PDI’s (Projected Digital Images).

Here are some of the different interpretations of the subject.

Our judge, Keith Seidel, shared many useful tips and suggestions, carefully explaining the reasons for the scores he gave.  He appreciated storytelling, good composition and creativity when well executed.  The most common  flaws he noted were distracting elements such as bright patches or lines leading the eye away from the subject or out of the frame. It was encouraging to see the awards were spread among 10 of the 17 members who entered the competition.

Come back in a few days to see more of the Top Prints and you can find the Top PDI’s here.


Transport – Competition January 30th 2020

We were transported to a new era with some relatively new members flashing past the old guard in our Transport competition.  With 100 entries we made a great start to the year and I’m pleased to see that we are one club in which Prints are thriving, comprising  60% of entries in this competition.

Judy Sara was not outdone, with many stunning images among the tops including Air Warfare, Turning and Duke of Edinburgh. Paul Hughes, Wayne Carruthers and Vicki Kramer also impressed with Ready to Go, Tucker’s Schooner and Vibrant Vespa.

Di Gage made a cruise liner look small in Dwarfed, James Allan captured the splendour of a day on the water with Kayak, Eric Budworth made the mundane spectacular in Any Seat and Suzie Smith captured beautiful symmetry and detail in Moskova.

Our judge, David Rowlands, gave carefully considered comments on all images, providing many hints and tips along the way.  Thanks David!

Bruce Nankivell demonstrated his talent for beautiful landscapes in the Open section of PDIs with Out There and Open Spaces.

Come back in a few days for more Top Prints!  And find all of the Top Projected Images here.


BPC 36th Annual Exhibition 2019 – November 21st

The BPC Annual Exhibition and awards night was opened by Hon. Sam Duluk, our local MP.

Club President Julie Goulter with Sam Duluk MP

The Annual Exhibition entries were judged by Peter Maystrenko AFIAP FAPS, Tim Newbery AFIAP AAPS Hon EFIAP Hon FAPS and Brenda Rocklyn ESFIAP.

The Bill Templer Award for service to the club was awarded to Judy Sara who has given her time as Secretary – always a demanding role – and in collating the 2020 Calendar along with Di Gage and Bruce Nankivell.

Judy Sara receives the Bill Templer service Award

Other Awards were as follows.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Projected Images

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1st – Hutt Street Photos Award – Helen Whitford  Oyster Catcher Treasure Hunt
2nd – Helen Whitford Preening Tern
3rd – James Allan  Breakaways
Merits
– Kerry Malec Angle of the Sun
– Suzie Smith Insignificant
WEA Australiana Landscape Award – James Allan Breakaways

 

Monochrome Print Division

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1st – I’ve Been Framed Award – Helen Whitford Red Throat
2nd – Helen Whitford Curious Macaque
3rd – Duart McLean Iceberg Swirls
Merits
– James Allan Redbanks
– Paul Hughes Snowstorm at Snowshill, Gloucestershire
– Judy Sara Gelada

Colour Print Division

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1st – Fotoswift Award – Helen Whitford Wipe your Beak
2nd – Helen Whitford Got any more Mum?
3rd – Judy Sara Caught You!
Merits
– James Allan Reed Warbler
– Glenn Langley Scoop
– Helen Whitford Que?

Album Print Division

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1st – Edge Malpas Award – Helen Whitford Greet the Morning
2nd – Di Gage Picking Flowers
3rd – Helen Whitford Hey Baby!

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ANNUAL AGGREGATES

A sample of 2019 work from each place winner is shown.

Projected Images

1st – Photographic Wholesalers Award – James Allan
2nd – Judy Sara
3rd – Helen Whitford

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Projected Images – Novice

1st – Glenn Langley
2nd – Trent Riddle

 

Monochrome Print Division

1st – Blackwood Times Award – James Allan
2nd – Mark Pedlar
3rd – Judy Sara

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Colour Print Division

1st – Blackwood Photographic Club Award – Helen Whitford
2nd – James Allan
3rd – Jenny Pedlar and Judy Sara

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Album Print Division

1st – JV Spick Award – James Allan
2nd – Bev Langley
3rd – Gordon Lindqvist

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Thank you to all club members who entered regular competitions and the Annual Exhibition.  By entering you challenge and inspire one another and everyone wins by gaining experience and insight into how others see our work.  Congratulations to all award winners!

Click these links to view all Top Prints and Top Projected Digital Images from all competitions in 2019.

A video slideshow of all of the Projected Digital Image entries in the Annual Exhibition 2019 can be found here.

 

 

 

 


Making Connections – Competition October 24th 2019

Our competition on Thursday was all about Connections and the Set Subject was embraced by entrants, accounting for 60% of entries.

Several new members entered successfully with images among the top scores – well done  Paul Hughes and Vicki Kramer!

Our judge, Robert Dettman, deliberated over every image, making a genuine effort to see the image from the photographer’s perspective and trying to understand the story they were attempting to convey.  He seemed to like our work, leaning toward high end scores, but also carefully explaining how he felt images could be improved, particularly in technical aspects and composition.

The type of connections ranged from strong emotional images involving people and/or animals to physical/mechanical connections such as chains, links, locks, machinery and Huw Rosser’s clever image Connection, Old and New which combined the physical, invisible and metaphorical and clearly took a lot of thought to create.

 

In the Open category James cleaned up with a record average score of 9.58 across a full set of 12 entries! (Yes,  all 10’s or 9’s!)  His images demonstrate remarkable versatility and creativity.

Come back in a few days for an update on this post, with more great images and to check out all of our Top Prints and Top Projected Images.


BPC Annual Exhibition – Enter Now!

BPC members are invited to enter our Annual Exhibition which will be judged by a panel of three judges on November 9th 2019, (not a club night).  The actual Exhibition and Awards will be presented on Thursday November 21st at our regular club meeting.

To enter, please fill in this form Annual_Exhibition_form_2019  and return it to blackwoodphotoclub@gmail.com and cc to bpcdigitalentries@gmail.com no later than 7pm Saturday November 2nd 2019.

Good luck!