Internal, Practical Evening.

With a good attendance and a lot of input from everyone, this was a good evening of experimentation and discovery! Nicky opened the meeting with a presentation of her new toy - a “light blaster”! This is a gadget which can be inserted between a flashgun and lens and hold a slide with patterns and colours. These can then be projected onto a subject or background to give a real boost to an image! I know we’ll see some results of this in future competitions! Katie Phillips did a sterling job as our model for the session and we had plenty of equipment and props to play with. I really enjoy these events, being an opportunity to spend time experimenting and taking advantage of the advice and knowl

Round 4 Print Competition - Judge Gareth Martin.

At this week’s meeting, we had a good attendance and enjoyed viewing 24 prints with the guidance and advice of our judge, Gareth Martin. He noted that a high proportion of the entries were nature and landscape related, although this was quite coincidental. The subjects included; the Scottish Highlands, modelling, pet portraits, flowers, wildlife and still life compositions. Gareth’s comments were clear and fair and his marking ranged from 14 to 20. He had some advice about presentation; i.e. to help the judge, the titles on the back should be written the same way up as the print and he thinks that cream mounts just don’t work! Image quality was high, resulting in Gareth giving five prints a

4 Way Battle

This week Carmarthen Photographic Society welcomed back members from the neighbouring clubs of Tenby, New Quay and Cardigan for our annual 4 way battle. The judge this year was Brian Coleman from Bridgend. 10 images from each club were submitted and Brian stated that the volume and range of work made the judging challenging. He told us that no particular style or content influenced him, but that anything that instantly resonated with him scored highly. It was a hotly contested competition, with Tenby just beating Carmarthen by 2 points, the overall scores are shown on the table below. Well done to the members of Tenby Club who submitted images. Here is a flavour of Brian’s comments on th
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