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Club Print Championship Report

3rd March 2013

Fulbourn Community Centre was an excellent venue for the 8th EAF Club Print Championships on 3rd March 2013.  The centre is pretty much centrally placed within the Federation and the venue offers good food and sufficient parking as well as getting to see great images from around the region.  The prints were accurately projected onto a large screen for the whole audience to see.

Best Print: The Calling by Andrew Camp of Beyond Group
There were two top marks on the day, scoring 15 marks.  They were ‘The Greensward’ by Jenny Mann of Clacton CC and ‘The Calling’ by Andrew Camp of Beyond Group.  The three judges combined decision was to give the Best Print of the day to ‘The Calling’.  Their individual awards went to ‘On Sand Hills 2’ by Ann Miles of Cambridge CC (Jean Brooks’ award); ‘Imagine’ by Gerry Metcalfe of Bottisham and Burwell PC (Glyn Edmunds’ award) and ‘Without hope’ by Chrissie Westgate of Beyond Group (John Chamberlin’s award).

Club PDI Championship Report

10th February 2013

Best PDI: 'In Pursuit of the Inedible' by John Bulpitt of Cambridge CC

The main hall of the Latton Bush Centre was filled with club members who had risked the forecast of snow to come to see their club compete in the 5th PDI Club Championship on Sunday 10th February.

34 clubs took part in Round One and the top ten clubs then continued to Round Two. Worthy of note was Bury St Edmunds who had not entered the PDI Club Championship before; they got into Round Two finishing in a commendable 7th place. One to watch perhaps! It was also good to see Ongar Photographic Club taking part, another rookie club to the PDI Club Championship. Shillington +DCC made a welcome appearance after four years away too.

The winning club was Beyond Group who won the EAF trophy, Cambridge CC were runners-up and Ipswich +DPS were third. The top two clubs will represent the EAF at the PAGB Club PDI Championships at Warwick in July.

As well as being a club event there were four individual awards given too. The best image on the day was given to John Bulpitt of Cambridge CC with his image ‘In Pursuit of the Inedible’. The judges each chose their favourite and Martin Fry gave his award to Ian Kippax of Bottisham and Burwell PC for his image, ‘New Brighton Shelter’. Barry Mead’s award went to Richard Revels for ‘Stag Beetles Fighting’ and Leo Rich’s award was given to Jack Gentle of Norfolk PG for his image ‘The Magic of Mushrooms’.

The judges' personal selections were:

Martin Fry: 'New Brighton Shelter' by Ian Kippax of Bottisham and Burwell PC

Barry Mead: 'Stag Beetles Fighting'by Richard Revels of Cambridge CC

Leo Rich: 'The Magic of Mushrooms' by Jack Gentle of Norfolk PG
The Print Club Championship is on 3rd March. Entry has now closed and 24 clubs will take part. Tickets are to be purchased in advance from Naomi Saul.
Marilyn Steward
EAF Competition Secretary



Tony Sweet passed away in Papworth Hospital on 18th April 2012 after a progressive respiratory illness. His funeral and thanksgiving service took place at the Cambridge Crematorium on 27th April.

Tony had a life-long passion for photography. Though taking photographs and producing prints whether in the darkroom or via computer was quite central to his interest, his efforts went far beyond just image-making. His training as an engineer meant that he was meticulous – planning and attention to detail went hand-in-hand for Tony. As a result, he was quickly pressed into service on various committees and interest groups.

He first joined a camera club in 1955 when he enrolled as a member of Edmonton Camera Club. He quickly took on various roles and helped to organize the North London Salon of Pictorial Photography. His contribution over a number of years was recognized by being elected as an Honorary Vice President for the club.


PDI Club Championship Report

12th February 2012

Best PDI: 'Ocean scene' by Malcolm Bumstead of Beyond Group

EAF members awoke to snow and ice on 12th February but that did not deter them from coming from all parts of East Anglia to the Latton Bush Centre, Harlow to see this year's PDI Championship.
There were 38 participating clubs – we saw 570 images in Round One and 100 images in Round Two. The three judges, Colin Harrison, Graham Hodgkiss and David E Gibbins had the job of scoring the images during the day. The images were varied and imaginative with some excellent work from the clubs. If you didn’t come, you missed a treat.
Whilst there was no cafeteria available the new coffee shop was an excellent place to go for a drink and a snack and had a variety of seating which helped to create an impression.

EAF take both Best Colour and Best Mono Print Awards at the PAGB Inter Federation Club Championships

Best Colour Print award went to Tony Lovell of Peterborough PS for ‘Room with a View’
The Best Mono Print award went to Colin Westgate of Beyond Group for ‘In the Ash Clouds of Iceland’
Thirty-eight clubs from across the UK gathered at Connah’s Quay, North Wales, on 27th October, to compete in the prestigious PAGB Print Club Championship. The EAF were represented by four clubs – Beyond Group; Cambridge CC; Peterborough PS and Norfolk PG. My thanks go to all four clubs for contributing to a day of excellent print work, enjoyed by over 350 spectators.

Print Club Championship Report

11th March 2012

Best Print: ‘Kingfisher Landing with Prey’ by Kevin Elsby of Norfolk PG
What a difference a month can make weather-wise. There was beautiful warm, sunny conditions for this year’s Print Club Championship held for the first time at the Fulbourn Centre, Fulbourn near Cambridge.  Members were able to sit outside for their tea/coffee and lunch and when inside they were treated to wonderful print images from across the Federation.

Plagiarism in Photography

Plagiarism continues to be a major issue in club photography whether this be deliberate or by inexperienced photographers not fully understanding what is ethical and permissable in exhibitions and competitions. Christine Widdall AFIAP DPAGB BPE3, President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) has produced an excellent article that provides a clarification of this tricky area. With Christine's permission, we have made this is available from the Downloadable Documents page on this web site. Please bring this to the attention of your competition secretary and perhaps even review your own club's competition rules to ensure that they make clear what is acceptable. Plagiarism is treated seriously by the EAF and all other federations and photographic organisations - the penalties are severe, and rightly so, and they may affect a club as well as the individual concerned so be warned.
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