New PDI Competition sizes
Following the arrival of the new projector and laptop we have decided to take advantage of the greater resolution provided to increase the allowed size of images for internal competition.
From now on images may be a maximum width of 1600, and maximum height of 1200. The automatic checking software has been modified to allow images up to the new size.
Images submitted at the previous 1400×1050 have been checked and still look significantly improved over the old equipment, but will not take full advantage of the capabilities of the projector.
We have profiled the new equipment and it provides more shadow detail than previously so images should not need as much specific tweaking as under the previous arrangements.
The new size is larger than is allowed in many external competitions, so it is possible we will need to ask for a lower resolution version of successful images for use externally.
Any questions to the PDI secretaries
APS is the Photography News Camera Club of the Year!
Congratulations APS! We entered the Photography News Camera Club of the Year Competition, and we won!
Over the course of five months our Chairman and External Competitions Secretary (John Caton and Gill Morgan) have been selecting and submitting five images into the five monthly set subject competitions; Weather, Water, Close up, Travel and Trees. At the end of the five months Amersham Photographic Society was judged to be the Camera Club of the year.
Our prizes are a Canon WUX450 projector with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, a club workshop with David Noton and 25 free subscriptions of 50 GB online storage with Irista.com
This is a great achievement for APS and something we should all be proud of. Thanks go to all the APS photographers whose images were used for the entry and special thanks to John and Gill for selecting images, and entering the competition.
All the submitted images can be viewed in the gallery.
The CACC Championships Day, 22nd March
This was held on Sunday 22nd March at The Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, and consisted of three events; The Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition, the Inter-club Print Championship and the Inter-club Projected Championship.
Three judges can each award up to 5 points using the silent judging method. Comments are only made on the images that have won awards. The judges this year were:
Leo Rich ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s APAGB, President of The Photographic Alliance (Southern Counties Photographic Federation)Ann Miles FRPS (East Anglain Federation)
Gerald Kityakara LRPS (Surrey Photographic Association)
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The Rosebowl Final
Amersham PS are through to the Rosebowl final.
The format of the final has changed and it is now called The Big Day. It will be held on Sunday the 19th April in the Drake Hall from 3pm until 7pm £5 entry.
The first part of the afternoon will be a talk by the very talented Wildlife Photographer Andy Sands. Andy belongs to XRR and has some stunning images of insects and birds amongst other things. It will be followed by the Rosebowl Competition comprising of 12 clubs each submitting 6 images. Amersham won this last year so we will keep our fingers crossed.
The Rosebowl Competition – Round 3
On the 16th February Amersham PS took part in Round 3 of the Rosebowl Inter-Club competition run by the CACC. After a slight hiccup in Round 1 Amersham have now cruised to the final. The Final takes place at Amersham on the CACC BIG DAY on Sunday 19th April.
Rosebowl Round 3 results
Outing – Butterflies at Wisley – Friday 6th March
Time to dust off those macro lens and head to the glasshouse at Wisley to catch some butterflies. The glasshouse opens at 10.00am and no doubt there will be plenty to see in the gardens too. Make your own way there or contact Sandra (details in your members list or email Outings from the contacts page) if you need a lift – or indeed if you have room in your car.
If anyone feels able and willing to organise and run an outing please let Sandra know.
Amersham through to the final – North West Federation competition
Amersham Photographic Society are through to the final of the North West Federation competition after winning the semi-final at Harrow on the 20th Jan against Ealing & Hampshire House.