East Anglian Federation
  • A Helping Hand - Diana Knight - John Chamberlin Award
  • Aurora Reflections on the Beach - Rachel Dunsdon - Highly Commended
  • Barry and Albert - Chris Carroll Davis - Highly Commended
  • Beech Woodland - Rachel Dunsdon - Highly Commended
  • Brenda's Room - Chrissie Westgate - Highly Commended
  • Brimnes - Chris Aldred - Highly Commended
  • Brown Hares Boxing - Robert Bannister - Best PDI
  • Capercaillie - Robin Orrow - Ray Brammall Award
  • China`s Zhu Yuling, World Championships - Roger Hance - Best Mono Print
  • En Pointe- Rob Howarth - Highly Commended
  • Evening Marsh Run - Paul Keates - Highly Commended
  • Festus - Chrissie Westgate - Ray Brammall Award
  • Fighting for Possession - Di Jackson - Highly Commended
  • Flower Meadow - Hugh Milsom - Best Colour Print
  • Focused Effort - Gary Dean - Highly Commended
  • Frosty Morning, Mersea Island - Colin Westgate - Highly Commended
  • Goodall and Hodge - Mark Sims - Highly Commended
  • Gown and Lamp - Ann Davies - John Chamberlin Award
  • Grasses - Susan McDowall - Highly Commended
  • Hoopoe - Steve Dillon - Highly Commended
  • Hut in the Trees - Rachel Dunsdon - Highly Commended
  • Into the Teeth of the Storm - Chris Fell - Highly Commended
  • Kasumi Ishikawa, High Toss Serve - Roger Hance - Highly Commended
  • Lioness in a Dust Storm - Diana Knight - Highly Commended
  • Marcel Hug Leading in the Rain - Peter Milsom -Highly Commended
  • March Hares Boxing- Robert Macdonald - Highly Commended
  • Megan Marrs Athletics World Cup - Peter Milsom - Highly Commended
  • Menace - Malcolm Rapier - Highly Commended
  • Mersey Island Sunset - Susan McDowall - Highly Commended
  • Mountain Light, Iceland - Colin Westgate - Highly Commended
  • Mr and Mrs Dimka- Chrissie Westgate - John Chamberlin Award
  • No Gain without Pain - Nicholas Culbert - Ray Bramall Award
  • Old Man of Nagpur - Judy Hodgson - Highly Commended
  • Orangutan on Rocks - Annie Nash - Highly Commended
  • Playful Humpback - Geoff Jackson - Highly Commended
  • Ready for Action - Marion Rapier - Highly Commended
  • Redshank Calling - Dawn Osborn - Highly Commended
  • Rising Mists, Tangle Creek - Hugh Milsom - Highly Commended
  • Rough Seas, Scarborough - Hugh Milsom - Highly Commended
  • The edge  of the Chilterns - Bob Norris - Gordon Jenkins Award
  • The Falls of Etive Mor - Wayne Davey - Highly Commended
  • The Great Escape - Diana Knight - Highly Commended
  • The Refuge, Lindisfarne - Chris Aldred - Gordon Jenkins Award
  • The Tree - Barbara Norris - Highly Commended
  • Tough Times - Diana Knight - Highly Commended
  • Trees and Grasses - Hugh Milsom - Highly Commended
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  • Young Brown Hare - Kevin Pigney - Highly Commended
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Slideshow of the award winning images from the 2019 Exhibition

The East Anglian Federation (EAF) of Photographic Societies was founded in 1910 and has thus been in existence for over 100 years. The EAF is a constituent founder Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), which is the parent organisation for camera clubs and photographic societies throughout the UK. Having 117 member clubs and societies with in excess of 4000 individual members, the EAF is now the largest federation in the PAGB covering the area of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and that part of Hertfordshire which lies to the east of the M1 motorway. Following the closure of the Central Federation in 1989 a number of North and East London clubs were welcomed into the East Anglian Federation.

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Judges Workshop

The EAF are running a Judges Workshop on 24th October 2021 at Foxton Village Hall for new judges and a refresher/promotion group for existing judges. An application form is available from our Judges Secretary, Alison Jenkins ARPS DPAGB BPE1* by email at judgessec@eaf.org.uk.

There are still a few spaces available.

A poster for the event is available HERE

EAF Data Protection Policy - September 2021

The updated EAF Data Protection Policy document is available on the Downloadable Documents page.

EAF Bulletin

The latest issue of the EAF Bulletin (September 2021) is now available.
This issue is digital only in PDF format.
Click on the cover image below to get your copy.
(Previous issues are available on the Bulletin page)

"Light at the End of the Tunnel"

A document, from our President has been sent to all Club Secretaries with information about "Hybrid Meetings" and the "Use of Social Media". A copy of the doocument is available HERE.

This has resulted in two new pages on this website within the main menu "Information" dropdown list.

The "hybrid meetings" page gives details of one clubs (Chelmsford CC) implementation of hybrid meetings.

The "social-media-use" page gives information on the potential use of Social Media by Camera Clubs.

Presentation of APM Certificates at the opening of the EAF Exhibition at Wingfield Barns

From left to right: Naomi Foster (CPAGB:Harwich&Dovercourt), Christine Holt (DPAGB: Hoddesdon), David Morement (CPAGB: Hoddesdon), Stephen Ball (CPAGB, LRPS: Colchester), Colin Birch (LRPS, DPAGB, BPE3* (Federation President)), Mick Mansfield (CPAGB: Bury St. Edmunds), Sally Freeman (CPAGB: Chelmsford), Jackie Gillman (CPAGB: Bury St. Edmunds)

Photo with kind permission of Paul Radden DPAGB, EFIAP/s, BPE4*

The Exhibition continues until Tuesday 31st August, Wednesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Monday from 11am to 4pm and Tuesday 31st August from 11am to 1pm.

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

After many months of 'they're on - they're off'', at last then APM team were able to catch up on the last 18 months of delays. The event was hosted by Smethwick PS over the weekend 26th/27th June and was for Prints only. For the team and the individuals who have been waiting it has been a very frustrating and nail-biting time. Sadly, it had to be a 'closed' event again and at this point we should applaud and thank the PAGB/APM team, the judges and the members of Smethwick Photographic Society who worked extremely hard, adhering to the Covid rules.

All applicants have received their individual results and, hopefully, they will receive their badges next week. It is hoped that the certificates will be with me before the opening of the EAF Exhibition on Saturday 14th August, when they will be presented. I will keep you all informed.

Our congratulations go to all the successful applicants, as below:

Credit Prints: Stephen Ball CPAGB, LRPS from Colchester PS, Richard Burn CPAGB, LRPS from Ampthill & DCC, Naomi Foster CPAGB from Harwich & Dovercourt CC, Jackie Gillman CPAGB, Michael Mansfield CPAGB, Robert Salisbury CPAGB and Kevin Williams CPAGB, all from Bury St Edmunds PS, David Morement CPAGB from Hoddesdon CC, Paul Ravenscroft CPAGB from Melbourn & DPC and Paul Warburton CPAGB, LRPS from Leigh-on-Sea CC.

Distinction Prints: Fiona Adamson DPAGB, LRPS, BPE2* from Potters Bar & PS, Christine Holt DPAGB, from Hoddesdon CC and Paul Smith DPAGB, BPE4*, AWPF from the Beyond Group.

Hopefully, with the current speed of vaccinations, it is hoped that the autumn adjudication will take place as planned in Newton Abbott over the weekend of the 27th/28th November, the first live assessment in two years. Currently we have 15 applicants.

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary.

Remote Judging and Lecturing: Updated List May 2021

If you are trying to set up Club activities while physical meetings are not possible, here is a list of EAF judges and lecturers who are prepared to judge and/or lecture remotely.

Click HERE for your copy of the list.

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

The most recent adjudication took place on Monday 26th April with 58 applications nationally, again only for PDIs, but this time at all levels. Once again, I felt the pass rate was low. We had 17 applicants with 7 successful.  Our sincere congratulations go to the following:

Credit PDI:  Andrew Biglin CPAGB from Lowestoft PC, Sally Freeman CPAGB from Chelmsford CC, Gillian Steyn CPAGB and Barry Foster CPAGB, both from Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO).

Distinction PDI:  Robert Howarth LRPS, DPAGB, BPE3* from Lowestoft PC, Malcolm Rapier ARPS, PAGB, BPE5* from Edmonton CC and Sophia Spurgin, LRPS, DPAGB from Bishops Stortford CC.

Applicants who have gone down the print route will hopefully be able to have their work assessed in the near future, provisional dates having been set for Sat/Sun 15th/16th May when we have 29 applications, but it is unlikely to go ahead under the current social mixing rules, so yet another delay. It will be great when we are able to catch up at long last.

The next ‘live’ adjudication is scheduled for the weekend of the 27th/28th November in Newton Abbott (hopefully!). Currently, we have 13 applications.

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary.

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Awards for Photographic Merit

Due to the current Pandemic the PAGB/APM team are unable to run the usual live Advisory Days, which have been well received by those attending in the past. However, the APM team have set up on-line Advisory sessions to aid those wishing to apply for distinctions. Since these were established in March 2020 they have proved to be very useful to all the potential applicants.

Providing you are in the system, i.e. have applied or are wishing to apply, you can contact David Smith who is the APM administrator. David can be contacted by email at apmonline@thepagb.org.uk. You will then be allocated an advisor from around the country. Alternatively, go to the PAGB website, click on 'Awards', then click on APM Awards Service and complete the form.

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary.

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

After many months of delay due to the Pandemic the PAGB APMs were at last able to safely run their assessments remotely on 10th January 2021. Thank you to all applicants for being so patient. Sadly the overall pass rate was low. The EAF gained one Credit and one Distinction from seven submitted. Our congratulations go to:

Cathy Holgate CPAGB, from Hertford & DCC

Marion Rapier ARPS,
DPAGB, BPE4* from Edmonton Camera Club

As this system worked well, they hope to run the next adjudication in May, although again only for PDIs. Please watch out for further information in the PAGB APM Bulletins.

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary.

Updated Insurance Information Page

Our Treasurer, Naomi Saul, has produced updated information on insurance requirements and options.
Click HERE to visit the newly updated Insurance webpage.

Awards for Photographic Merit (APM) Online Mentoring

The PAGB have established an on-line advisory scheme. Full details are available in the Awards Secretary report on pages 8/9 of the September EAF Bulletin (See Below)

EAF Inter-Club Print Championship Report 2020

The report on the 2020 EAF inter-club print championship is available HERE

EAF Inter-Club PDI Championship Report 2020

The report on the 2020 EAF inter-club PDI championship is available HERE

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Awards for Photographic Merit

The report on the 2019 Autumn Adjudication held in Watford is available HERE

Successful applicants present at Credit level, including Alan Lindsell (extreme left centre) and Tony Williams (right seated) from the EAF.
(Images courtesy of Terri Adcock)

Successful applicants present at Distinction level, including Colin Bradshaw, Michael Foster, Paul Giles, Nigel Griffiths, Andy Gutteridge, Bob Norris, Peter Milson and Caroline Tillett from the EAF

Awards for Photographic Merit Advisory Day

The report on the APM Advisory Day held at Foxton on Sunday 1st September 2019 is avaiable HERE

Images courtesy of Nick Akers

EAF 2019 Exhibition Portfolio

The Portfolio DVD contains all the images accepted for the EAF Exhibition, as a menu driven presentation. Award winning images and those selected to represent the EAF in PAGB Inter-Federation events will be accompanied by a commentary by Colin Southgate FRPS DPAGB.

The Portfolio DVD costs £7.50 and is issued as a disc you can keep. An order form is available HERE. The disc was produced in PC format only with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels

PAGB 2019 Inter-Federation Exhibition Disc

The PAGB Print & PDI Exhibitions are produced on disc which can be obtained for £10.00 and contains some of the best work from around the UK with images that were selected for the Exhibitions. An order form is available HERE, to be completed and returned to Bob Norris.

New Standard Resolution for EAF PDI Competitions

A new Canon WUX500 projector, which can project to a higher resolution, has been purchased. We can therefore adopt the new PAGB standard resolution of 1600px X 1200px for the EAF Championships and the EAF Exhibition. We will continue to accept file sizes of 1400px X 1050px which will project a little smaller on the screen but strongly recommend that smaller file sizes are not used.

More details of the change are available on page 12 of the September 2018 EAF Bulletin