Interclub : round 3

Last Saturday was the 3rd round of the interclub competition and despite the meeting being cancelled due to the snowy weather (mini-beast from the east) we now have the results…..

For the set subject “Reflection”, congratulations are to be given to Rory for “Near Perfect Mirror”.

Near Perfect Reflection

For the set theme “Record” Mike scored 16 with “Organ, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow”

In the general section “Time for Walkies” and “Bride Stones” were both awarded 15 points while “Grey Seal Giving Chase was awarded 17.

A total of 83 gives us 5th position on the night and brings our total to 247 or 7th in the overall table.

With just one round to go we are only a single point behind Leeds Co-op, so get you best shots into the selection and we could finish in the top half of the table! Round 4 is coming up in mid-April, the set subject is “Minimal” and set theme is “Nature”.

Hebden Victorious in 2018 Photographic Battle

Hebden Bridge Camera Club retained the Gavel Trophy in their annual photographic battle with Todmorden Photographic Society on March 7th. Hebden Bridge has had quite a long winning streak, having retained the trophy since 2009, but came close to losing in 2017. This year the club opened a much wider margin against Todmorden, scoring 356 points to their 310. Both clubs got some good scores, but a series of 20s awarded to Hebden pushed them to a convincing victory.

2018 Todmorden Battle Trophy

Club president Nigel Plant accepts the Gavel Trophy from judge Graham Currey.

The competition was judged by Graham Currey of South Manchester Camera Club. The Club would like to thank Graham and Todmorden PS for a good evening and fair judging.

AV Competition 2018


1st place: “Leaving a Mark” by Rory Prior with 96 points
2nd place: “Potteries” by Nigel Plant with 93 points
3rd place: “One Night in Bangkok” by Mike Turner with 88 points

AVs are scored by all members who give marks from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) for each work. These marks are then totalled to give each entry its overall score.

Depth of Field

The Field In My Garden L

Please find attached above the link to the presentation I recently gave about depth of field in my garden, in other words, the depth of field for subjects close to the camera, not those stretching to the far horizon. I hope that looking at this again (and in the warm comfort of your home) it will all begin to make sense.


Annual Competition 2017

Prints judged by Phil Hodson DPAGB EFIAP

Prints:    Open Category



Prints:    Travel Category


Prints:    Nature Category


Projected images judged by George Steele LRPS CPAGB BPE1*

Projected:    Open Category

Projected:    ‘Scapes Category

Projected:    Nature Category


Spooky photos for Halloween Challenge

Here are some photos from last week’s photo challenge where members were asked to produce images on the theme of “Halloween”.

We had an informal vote at the end of the evening and these were the top four scoring submissions:

2017 Exhibition Winners

We’d like to thank all members of the public who placed their votes at our exhibition this year. The three images which received the most votes are:

“Great Spotted Woodpecker” by Jim Strom which scored 355 points
“Cragg Vale’s Heather Carpet” by Steph Penny which scored 293 points
“A Crow at Sunset” by Martin Whittell which scored 256 points

2017 Annual Exhibition

2017 Exhibition Opening

L-R, Polly Williams (Exhibition Secretary), Nigel Plant (Club President), Cllr Pat Fraser (Hebden Royd mayor), Christine Bampton Smith (consort).

On Saturday 25th August Hebden Royd mayor Pat Fraser opened our 2017 annual exhibition at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The club would like to thank the mayor and her consort for taking time out of their weekend to open the exhibition for us and for their warm and supportive comments both about the exhibition and quality of imagery on show.

The exhibition is open free of charge to the public between the hours of 10am and 4pm. After Saturday 25th, it will run from Monday 28th of August to the 2nd of September. We will have stewards from the club available each day to answer any questions you may have about the club or the images.

We encourage members of the public to vote for their three favourite photographs. We award a trophy to the photographer with the highest cumulative score of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. You can see last year’s top three images hanging in the Town Hall Café. We also publish the top three images here on the website.

Our club’s 2018 calendar of local photographs will be on sale during the week priced at £5.

Special thanks from all our members go to Polly Williams who was this years’ Exhibition Secretary, organising and overseeing the event from start to finish.