International Club Competition Results

Club members will no doubt remember that each year the Club participates in an international competition against clubs from the US, Australia and South Africa. Last year we were without a club participating from the US. This year we were joined by the Charlotte Camera Club from Charlotte, North Carolina. The South African club is the Creative Camera Club from Cape Town. The Australian club is from Albany in Western Australia. Each club submits 30 images and this year they were judged independently by a panel of 3 judges.

We were not the winners this year; the laurels went to Charlotte Camera Club. However, we were runners up, so we should be proud of that. However, some of our individual images did very well with honours for the best image of the entire competition going to Carla Bryan's - The Stare. Very well done Carla.

Also to be congratulated for highly commended mentions are:

Gone Fishing - Carlo Bragagnolo

Red Dragon - Stuart Chapman

Over the Sea to Skye - Russell McGowan

Male Orange Tip - Tony Mathews

There were some excellent images entered by all the clubs for this year's competition and you will be able to view them all by viewing and downloading the THE WAUSSAUK INTERCONTINENTAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Final.pdf

My thanks to our selectors: Julie McGowan, Stuart Chapman, Sharron Godfrey and Dave Smithson. Particular thanks to our DPI Comp Sec Dave Smithson for making it all happen.

E-news and Newsletter

Hope everyone is ok whilst in lockdown.  Beginning to get used to it a bit, but only a bit.  I miss being able to get in the car to go and do something, especially my golf.  Sorry its been a while since I wrote out to you all, but I have only just got my laptop back after being repaired.  I am still having problems, but a different problem in that I now can't open any of my raw files in Photoshop Elements.  I hope he can sort it for me, but at present it is proving difficult.  

Below is a message from Julia Rich for anyone who is interested in an online photography course.  There is a FREE online photography course offered by Karl Taylor Photography for those who wish to learn about using their cameras.  It is a series of short videos on various aspects of photography and is both simple and comprehensive, covering the necessary basics that everyone needs.  Its also an enjoyable watch - whether you are starting out in photography or already know a lot - so something to relieve boredom over the next few weeks if you wish.  Here is a link to the site:  

Don't forget tonight at 7.30 is the Webinar with Paul Sanders, courtesy of Exeter Camera Club, the link is below. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Dyment Trophy Results for 2019 / 2020

We are pleased to announce the results for this years Dyment Trophy. In a highly competitive battle, Stuart Chapman took 1st Place with his image entitled "Old Boat at Corpath". Dave Collerton took 2nd Place with "Is it coming yet?" and Mike Bond took 3rd Place with "Cot Valley Slow Water". All of the placed entries, including those that received Highly Commended awards can be seen by visiting The Competitions Gallery

The judge for this competition was the well liked and regarded Kay Wilson who clearly went to some considerable effort if her comments on each mage are anything to go by. In addition to the photographers mentioned above, other placed entries were received from Nick Webb, Darran Thompson and Sharron Godfrey. Congratulations not only to these photographers but of course, to every photographer who contirbuted some amazing images to the competition.

In order to provide you with the full results, including all of the images, please take a look at the following PDF's that you can download for review in your own living rooms.




Macro photography webinar by Victoria Hillman - Thursday 2 April 7.30pm

Dear All, following an extremely kind and generous offer from Exeter Camera Club (ECC), we have an opportunity to participate in a webinar this coming Thursday evening organised by ECC. The speaker is Victoria Hillman, a zoologist photographer and the title of her talk is 'The Wonderful World of Macro'. ECC are funding the entire cost of the webinar.  All we have to do to participate is to download the necessary desktop application and log in at 7.30 on Thursday evening.  The webinar platform being used is 'GoToMeeting', which is very similar to the Zoom conferencing software that you may have heard of in recent days.  I have used this software recently and it is very straightforward. The GoToMeeting desktop application itself is free and may be found here: I will circulate the specific link that will enable you to join the webinar itself as soon as it is received.} I hope as many of you as possible will take advantage of this excellent opportunity. Regards, Alex

Kingsbridge Battle Results - It's a win for Paignton!

We are pleased to announce the results for this years Kingsbridge Battle. In a highly competitive battle, Paignton emerged triumphant over Kingsbridge by the slimest of margins, just 10 points from 60 entries. The final scores were Kingsbridge 446 to Paigntons 456.

Judging by the informative and relevant comments associated with each image from competition judge Pedro Landers who, in his intro says, "I am a physicist by training without an artistic bone in my body", some considerable effort must have gone into the judging process. Top scorers on the Paignton side included Julie MacGowan for 'Winter at the Buchaille', Carlo Bragagnolo for 'Gone Fishing', Julia Rich for 'The Pass through Widdale', Tony Mathews for 'Male Orange Tip' and Stuart Chapman for 'Cornering to Victory'. Congratulations not only to these photographers but of course, every photographer, on both sides, for their amazing images.

In order to provide you with the full results, including all of the images from both Kingsbridge and Paignton, Alex Hamer has manfully redacted the judging overview into a manageable PDF that you can download, review and cherish.




About The Club

Welcome to the Paignton Photographic Club website, designed to help showcase and promote the photography of its membership and the club as a whole. 

New members are always welcome, we run regular meetings across the autumn and winter inviting a wide range of guest speakers to talk to members about their photography including tips and tricks within their specialisations.

Recent Images

James Wilson Trophy 2019 - 2nd Place Glory_Godfrey, Sharron James Wilson Trophy 2019 - 4th Place Water Ladies_Hales, Mike James Wilson Trophy 2019 - 6th Place Smithson, Dave Inside The Christmas Tree
Chairman's Challenge 2020 - 4th Cot Valley Rock by Mike Bond Chairman's Challenge 2020 - 3rd Queen Victoria by Mike Hales Chairman's Challenge 2020 - 2nd Decreasing In Time by Willie Wilson
Dyment Trophy 2019 / 2020 - HC Margaret Ewer Red  Arrows Seeing Double Dyment Trophy 2019 / 2020 - 2nd Place Dave Collerton Is It Coming Yet Dyment Trophy 2019 / 2020 - HC Darran Thompson Music Box



Boring Copyright Stuff

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