Narrative Competition

Last Wednesday was the club’s first ever Narrative competition. Up to 4 images per person could be submitted and shown together in their chosen layout to present a story or theme. Each member present gave some brief details of the story behind the photos, and at the end of the night voting slips were returned with 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices with counting taking place over the coffee/tea break.  24 people with entered with a very wide range of subjects recorded. In 3rd place was ‘Super, Blue, Blood Lunar Eclipse 30th January 2018’ with 16 points, In joint 2nd place was ‘Love on the Edge’ and ‘Fishing’ with 17 points,  but in joint 1st place with 19 points was  ‘Art Appreciation at the Met’ by Richard Gascoigne who recounted his observation of people going around the Met in New York and taking photos of the exhibits; and ‘Icy Formations’ by Ian Parker who recounted the many different ways that ice can form in places such as puddles, dripping peat hags and fast flowing burns.

Narrative RGNarrative IP

All the entries will be printed in a double page spread in a high quality booklet that will be sold to members for under £5. Contact Rory to order yours.

Inter-Club : round 4

Last Saturday was the 4th and final round of the Inter-Club Colour Group competition.

The set subject was ‘Minimal’ and our entry “Iced Umbellifer” scored 17

For the set theme ‘Nature’ congratulations are given to Ian for scoring 20 points with “Green Lacewing”.

In the general section, Hoi An Fishing Boat and Red Kite both scored 18 while Rot Fai Market Bangkok scored 16.

A total of 89 gives us 6th position on the night and more importantly nudges us up to equal 5th in the overall table. The final scores are below.

position club score
1 Cookridge Camera Club 366
2 Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club 355
3 Leeds Photographic Society 353
4 Bradford Photographic Society 346
5 Hebden Bridge Camera Club 336
5 Leeds Co-op Photographic Society 336
5 Ossett & District Camera Club 336
8 Pudsey Camera Club 333
9 Bradford Camera Club 329
10 Dewsbury Photographic Group 321
11 Halifax Photographic Society 312
12 Castleford Camera Club 80

The next round of Inter-Club competitions starts on 20th October at Pudsey CC with “At Work” the subject and “Travel” the Theme.  Judge: Erica Oram.

Other subjects in 2018/19 are Hidden,  Opposites  and  Derelict Beauty.

Green Lacewing  by Ian Parker
Green Lacewing  by Ian Parker

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: