Daisy Edis Trophy 2017 Competition Results

Judge: Keith Suddaby FRPS FRPS(AV) MPAGB EFIAP FBPE

Set Subject: Natural History

First – Mountain Hare (Lepus Timidus) by Michael Watson

Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus). Michael Watson. 1st, Daisy Edis Trophy

Second – Great Egret Feeding by John Wise

Great Egret Feeding. John Wise. 2nd, Daisy Edis Trophy

Third – Red Kite by Walter Bulmer

Red Kite. Walter Bulmer. 3rd, Daisy Edis Trophy

Highly Commended – Portrait of a Grey Seal Pup by Michael Watson

 Portrait of a Grey Seal Pup. Michael Watson. HC, Daisy Edis Trophy

Highly Commended –Fighting Chital Deer by Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP/s

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Fighting Chital Deer. Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAPs MPAGB. HC, Daisy Edis Trophy

Highly Commended –Kittiwakes by Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP/s

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Kittiwakes. Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAPs MPAGB. HC, Daisy Edis Trophy

Highly Commended – Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea Ajaja) by Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea Ajaja). Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP. HC, Daisy Edis Trophy

Highly Commended –Snowy Egret (Egretta Thula) by Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP

Snowy Egret (Ardea Alba) . Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP. HC, Daisy Edis Trophy

Sterling Award (PDI) 2017 Competition Results

Judge: Keith Suddaby FRPS FRPS(AV) MPAGB EFIAP FBPE

Set Subject: After Dark

First – Lost by John Attle

Lost. John Attle. 1st, Sterling Award (PDI)

Second – Night Lights by Dave Murrell

Night Lights. Dave Murrell. 2nd, Sterling Award (PDI)

Third – Marsden by Moonlight by Alan Clarke

Marsden By Moonlight.Alan Clarke 3rd, Sterling Award (PDI)

Highly Commended –Comes the Dawn by Alan Sharp

Comes the Dawn. Alan Sharp. HC, Sterling Award (PDI)

Highly Commended –Cometh the Light by Alan Sharp

Cometh the Light. Alan Sharp. HC, Sterling Award (PDI)

Highly Commended – Night on the Tyne by Barry Armitage

Night on the Tyne. Barry Armitage. HC, Sterling Award (PDI)

Highly Commended –Sage Reflection by George Hodgson

Sage reflection. George Hodgson. HC, Sterling Award (PDI)

Highly Commended – Thailand by Ivor Miller

Thailand. Ivor Miller. HC, Sterling Award (PDI)

Highly Commended – Crooked Meeting after Dark. Walter Bulmer.

Crooked Meeting after Dark. Walter Bulmer. HC, Sterling Award (PDI)

Club Night News: 22nd June

Results: Sterling Award & Daisy Edis Trophy

Judge: Keith Suddaby FRPS FRPS (AV) MPAGB EFIAP FBPE from Morpeth CC

It was a real pleasure to welcome Keith Suddaby back to Durham where he memorably judged before. He was a renowned international judge of distinction now retired from judging so we were lucky indeed to entice him back. He was also instrumental with Paul Ritchie in bringing Dennis Thorpe to Durham for the Harry Holder Memorial Lecture some years ago which members may recall as one of our best nights ever

As fresh and dynamic as ever he brought a whole new way of judging that involved the packed audience (mentally) scoring each picture 2, 3, 4 or 5 out of 5 – this could be helpful when assessing your own pictures! He also gave helpful suggestions, simple but effective, on how to improve images with the levels and saturation sliders. He calls the middle of the levels slider the “Feel” button, the use of which could really catch on!

Two hotly contested trophies were won – results to follow soon

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

It will be for the month of August in the magnificent setting of the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral which has enormous footfall and an appreciative international audience

How fortunate DPS members are for this enviable opportunity and there is space for 90 prints. If you are not sure of anything just ask

Deadline for prints is extended one week to 6th July but bring in next week if humanly possible

See also earlier NewsBlog from Hon. General Secretary Mike Boult here

AV Show Night 27th July

David Forster needs your AV’s! Hand your entries to David Forster, who is organising and can give advice, on disc or stick asap. Let him know your masterpieces will be coming

Assignments

The Assignment Front Line Sedgefield print review night will be announced soon. Meantime email your 8 images to David Forster asap

The Assignment Durham Hot Air Balloon Festival gallery of pictures has been posted on the Assignments page here

Next Digi Night

After the success of the Jed Wee/ Dave Murrell night on Wednesday, the next Digital Night is Wednesday 5th July, 6.30 pm County Hall. It’s free to members and all members welcome. Dave Murrell will lead on Luminosity Masks. Prepare to be astounded and transformed!

Half Year Subs

Due next week if not already paid. Only £20 – fantastic value!

2017 DPS Memorial Summer School

Latest line-up:

3rd August: Portrait night with Peter Walton

10th August: Light Painting with Sandra Hewitson and Friends

17th August: Bullet Time Photography with New World Designs. Amazing! Check them out: http://www.newworlddesigns.co.uk/

24th August: Still Life Photography – set-ups around the room

See also Angy’s original NewsBlog here

Competition Countdown

Two more Results Nights in July: Hon Members and Iris Trophies, and Fillingham Trophy (plus fun knockout competition)

After the Summer School break in August, the four Progress competitions will be decided with the 3rd Progress (closing dates in September). That leaves the final three trophies to be won this year being the Digital (3 PDI) and George Samuel (Sport or Action) Trophies closing date 26th October, and Valente Cup (3 prints) 9th November

So seven gleaming trophies still to be won

Check rules, including General Competition Rules, in your printed Programme or on the Competitions page of this website

Photography this Weekend

Last day for the Hoppings, Newcastle Town Moor is Saturday 24th. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Next Meeting: Thursday 29th June

Re-scheduled from April, we welcome Mark Parvin DPAGB from Washington CC with the popular topic Projects

Pictured: Jack Gilmore at work on one of his legendary AVs

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e-news from the PAGB Issue 186:

Issue 186 is picture and interest packed as usual including the free draw to win one of 20 tickets to a World Press Photo event hosted by Canon at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh 4th August. And what’s this about the new FB Mono Gloss Baryta 320?! It’s all here

Issue 186 Extra

Features listings and at least one picture from the 118 from PAGB clubs that were successful (… and all who entered were!) in achieving FIAP distinctions this year here

Well done FIAP Liaison Officer Dave Coates for all the work he does to help make that happen.

Note: there is a Register of Durham PS Members’ Distinctions, including FIAP, PAGB and RPSones, on the Members Page here

NB The best way to receive FREE e-news is by email. Easily done by registering at http://www.pagbnews.co.uk

Hon Editor: Rod Wheelans MPAGB MFIAP FRPS FIPF HonPAGB HonSPF

Pictured: Every Picture Tells a Story by Joe Grabham EFIAP/silver

                                                             Every Picture Tells a Story. Joe Grabham EFIAPs

DPS Digi Night Delights

From Peter Walton

Last night’s Digital Night at County Hall had Jed Wee ARPS as guest presenter
and he took us into the fascinating world of Infra Red Photography. Dave Murrell set the night away with a demo on Lightroom techniques with a member’s image

Another great night of learning and chat

Next Digital Night is Wednesday 5th July (tbc)

Pictured: Dave Murrell (front), Jed Wee (centre) with keen and eager class of June 2017. Photo Peter Walton

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Club Night Preview 22nd June: A tale of two trophies

Results Night: Sterling Award & Daisy Edis Trophy PDI

Judged by Keith Suddaby FRPS (Prints) FRPS (AV) MPAGB FBPE of Morpeth CC

(Not as previously advertised – apologies for the error)

The Sterling Award (PDI) set subject this year is After Dark, and for the Daisy Edis, the time honoured Natural History (FIAP and PSA definitions apply link )

Reminder: Wednesday Night is Digi Night – 21st June, County Hall 6.30 pm. Features Jed Wee on infra red photography. Jed and Dave Murrell will also work on images brought in by members showing a range of techniques

Pictured: Sea Turtles by Angy Ellis which won the 2016 Daisy Edis Trophy

                                                         1st, Daisy Edis Trophy. Sea Turtles. Angy Ellis

Photography News Issue 45: Here Comes Summer

Edited by Will Cheung FRPS:

Issue 45: features how to photograph summer events, buyers guide to photo holidays and courses, interviews, gear tests and more. It’s packed with interest and inspiration and it’s here

There will also be some high quality hard copies at the club to share around and pass on

Pictured: Durham Miners Gala 2016 – Big Meeting 2017 likely to be the biggest summer event in Durham this year


                                                                                Durham Miners Gala 2016. tg

Club Night News: 15th June

Keith Kirkland: What Pleases Me

Keith Kirkland’s show last night definitely pleased the packed audience too. It was a joy to see so many beautifully made and mounted prints, and across so many genres popular with club photographers. He is a member of Whickham PC, a hotbed of printing talent, and his mostly colour prints positively zinged with impact (using a Canon Pro 100 and Fotospeed gloss). He is a relaxed and interesting commentator which added to the enjoyment. He is a master of shutter speed control, evident for instance in achieving perfectly blurred propellers in flying aircraft and spot-on panning in motor sport shots

After this, sales of black core white mounts will rocket!

Next up from Whickham PC will be Edward Forster and Mick Howe 12th October, also showing prints and this time mainly black and white

DPS Annual Exhibition: Treasures of the North

Coming soon! It will be in the beautiful setting of the North Aisle of Durham Cathedral for the month of August, will feature around 90 prints by DPS members and seen by an international audience. It will be an exhibition on the theme of “Treasures of the North” which is completely open to individual members’ interpretation. Could be people, iconic buildings/art work, objects, landscapes, seascapes, wild life, events. Just needs to have a connection with the North of England. As Vice President Dave Murrell said of subject matter, “Can be as wide as your imagination”

Open to all members! Put your name down on the notice board without delay to take part and bring in your mounted prints sooner rather than later so the team can prepare

See also earlier NewsBlog from Hon. General Secretary Mike Boult here

AV Show Night

It’s one of the most enjoyable nights of the year and this year is 27th July. It’s open to all members to show their Audio Visual slide shows but not many are in so far! Hand your entries to David Forster, who is organising and can give advice, on disc or stick asap. At the very least let him know your masterpieces will be coming

Assignments

Next outing will be Assignment Front Line Sedgefield, Saturday 17th June Hardwick Hall East Park. Should be a great day out with battle re-enacting soldiers from Anglo Saxons and Vikings to the present day, and colourful fellow members. See Assignments News here

Coming soon – Assignment Hot Air Balloon Festival gallery of pictures on the Assignments page

Next Digi Night – Jed Wee is back!

Wednesday 21st June 6.30 pm County Hall. It’s free to members and all members welcome

The main topic will be Infra Red Photography by the one and only Jed Wee ARPS. Also bring your own image for the guys to critique and work on (doesn’t have to be infra red)

SNAP n CHAT #7 Whitworth Hall Deer Park

A gallery of images from the day, with more from Joan and Ronnie Hall added this week, is on the Members Galleries page here

DPS on Tour: Tough Mudder Yorkshire

Due to not enough interest to be viable, the bus trip will not happen. That’s not to say DPS members will not be attending. And … thanks to Angy, another DPS on Tour event will be created soon!

DPS UHND Exhibition

Our permanent display on the 1st floor near ENT at the University Hospital of North Durham (Dryburn) has had a magic changeover appreciated by hundreds of patients, staff and visitors (including none other than Keith Kirkland!) and well worth a look. The next will be in September. Contact Barry Armitage (founder, organiser), especially new members, if you’d like to show your work

New Committee Members

Good luck to new Treasurer Barrie Forbes and new External Competitions Secretary Tony Mearman. See earlier NewsBlog announcement from Hon. Gen. Sec. Mike Boult here

Half Year Subs

Due now for those spreading payment

2017 DPS Memorial Summer School

Just announced! Angy’s 2017 DPS Memorial Summer School practical photography nights during August – dates and details here

Competition Countdown

Next closing date after the August Summer School break: 3rd Progress PDI

Check rules, including General Competition Rules, in your printed Programme or on the Competitions page of this website

Photography this Weekend

Plenty happening including Assignment Frontline Sedgefield. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here

Plus: still time to capture something special for our forthcoming Treasures of the North exhibition in Durham Cathedral

Next Meeting: Thursday 22nd June

Results Night: Sterling Award (After Dark) and Daisy Edis Trophy (Natural History PDI judged by Henrietta Byrne LRPS DPAGB

Pictured: 2016 Annual Exhibition, North Aisle Durham Cathedral set up day

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New: Walter Bulmer’s “The Life of a Kingfisher …” in Members Galleries

There’s a new presentation in Members Galleries just posted – The Life of a Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) by Walter Bulmer LRPS

Is there no end to the talents of our wild life photographers? This is a beautiful set from Walter very well photographed

The Life of a Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) is in Members Galleries , Themes & Projects section here

As well as Themes& Projects, there are Portfolio, Golden Oldies and Group categories. All members welcome. How to enter is on the Members Galleries page here

Pictured: image from “The Life of a Kingfisher …” by Walter Bulmer

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New Appointments to DPS Committee

From Hon. General Secretary Mike Boult

As announced by DPS President Peter Walton on recent club nights, there arose two vacancies on our Committee: External Competitions Secretary and Treasurer – the latter due to Dave Murrell being Vice President and therefore our next President in 2019

I am delighted to be able to tell you that two members have volunteered and been accepted by our Committee

Tony Mearman LRPS CPAGB AFIAP has agreed to take on the position of External Competitions Secretary

Barrie Forbes has agreed to take on the position of Treasurer

We wish them every success in their new roles

Can I take this opportunity to remind you that we are still looking for someone to help out on our website, specifically to undertake the sterling work, carried out since 2013, by Tony Griffiths. If anyone is interested could you speak to me, Tony Griffiths or anyone on the Committee

.Mike Boult

A listing of Committee members, all Honorary appointments, is on the Committee page here

Historical records of past Committees and Presidents are on the History page Follow the links in Officers of the Society here

The appointment of members to the Committee is covered in Rules of Membership 11 and 12

Pictured:Barrie Forbes (left) and Tony Mearman

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