Round 2 Print Competition, Judge - Mike Clatworthy

Wow, what an extraordinary competition! Our judge, Mike Clatworthy, made a point of expressing how impressed he was by the very high standard of entries this time. On the night, we had a good and enthusiastic attendance, with plenty of input from Mike, some good advice and fair comments about each image. He began with some basic advice on entering prints to competitions:- Consider carefully what paper to use - its amazing how different a photo will look with different textures, coating and weighted paper. Make sure the mount suits the image and brings out the best in it. Try colours other than white sometimes Mike had a total of 36 prints to judge, of which he held back an astonishing 12! Of

Sarah Bradley - Art, Photography and What It All Means!

Sarah is a teacher of Art and Design at Ysgol Bryngwyn secondary school, in Llanelli, (the same as our very own techie, Alan Harris)! She’s been teaching for 19 years and, although her primary passion is for print and paint, she also has an interest in photography. When she first started teaching, the high cost of film photography, meant that it was not usually available for children to learn about in school. However, with the development of new, digital cameras and ICT (Information and Communications Technology), departments in schools, it is now possible for children to take GCSEs in this subject. So, now Sarah needs to develop a course for this new part of the Art and Design department, a

Jeff Driscoll - Welcome to my World

Jeff’s interest in photography spans many years, with some very unusual studio and wildlife work. In this talk he explained how he started with film photography, in the 1970s and 80s and then, after a break, came back to explore digital photography and all that the new technology can provide. Through examples of his work, Jeff showed us how, in the early days, he experimented with close up and still life work in the studio. He went on to capture water droplets, bursting balloons and items falling into water, using laser activated flash. From there, we saw colour popping, posterisation, base relief and cross polarisation, illusions and special effect using props and double exposures. For thos

5 Way Battle

This evening we had the annual battle between ourselves and 4 other camera clubs - Towy Valley, Kidwelly, Pontyberem and Trostre & Velindre. Prior to the start of the judging Sue announced that Towy Camera Club will be holding their annual photographic exhibition at Aberglasney Gardens and that we had been invited to the Open Evening to be held on the 10th November, with free entry and refreshments. The exhibition runs until the 28th November, the usual Aberglasney entry fees will apply. Mavis had already had a sneak preview and advised it was well worth a visit. Kidwelly Camera Club are holding their annual exhibition at the Princess Gwenllian Centre in Kidwelly on the Saturday 18th & 19th

Safari Results

This evening the members were judging the images from the Safari which took place back in June at the Teifi Valley railway and at Newcastle Emlyn. The brief was to take 15 different images that matched a set of pre-defined criteria. The evening started with Sue handing out the scoring sheets to everyone and making it clear she was not in the mood for taking “no thanks” for an answer. With all images being displayed anonymously, we started going through the various sections. An animal, Something from the shed, Something round (nobody photographed me thankfully !!!) etc. Each image was displayed twice and then members were asked to score each one out of 10. It was very interesting seeing the d
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