The Battle

Carmarthen photographic society hosted the 5-way battle between Kidwelly, Trostre, Pontyberem and Towy Valley. Gareth Martin was tonight's judge, he critique 50 images. There was some suspense as all the scores were very close! The final results were: Carmarthen 180 Kidwelly 177 Trostre 181 Pontyberum 162 Towy Valley 181 As Towy Valley and Trostre tied, Gareth decided Towy Valley was 1st place because they had two 20's and Trostre was second with one 20. A big thank you to all the Carmarthen members who participated in making the evening run well, also those who provided something for the buffet and prizes for the Raffle. The total money collected was £60. There was a big turn out from all t

Alan breaks the Rules!

Alan posed the question 'what should photography portray'. In his view most club judges tend to focus on cloning out unwanted distractions rather than judging the impact of an image on the viewer. Apart from a very few tweaks Allan presents a photograph as it is seen, which is what most of the well known photographers past and present do. All the construction of the image should be done in the camera. Close ups and far distant photographs can be achieved by physically moving in closer or moving further away. Altering the camera settings is also important to achieve results of the photograph. Allan feels the most important part of taking a photograph is to capture history, emotion and a conne
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