Hi Everyone Sharron Godfrey has asked me to warn you about her experience on Dartmoor. Please be careful and stay safe when you go out there.  Hi Cornelia,   wondered if you could put out an email to the club.... we have just returned from a lovely afternoon up on Dartmoor (first journey up there since lockdown started!) parked up at Holwell Lawn hoping to see the bluebells but they haven't come out yet.  Still had a lovely walk round and then came back to the car to find some bastard has smashed the side rear window of the car to gain access into the car, and then put the seats down to get into the boot.  Luckily I had my camera and wallet with me, so nothing stolen.  We had left about 18" gap between the car and the wall and this of course is the side they got in.   Just a warning to folks thinking of going up there not to leave anything valuable, not even in your boot....regards  Sharron CorneliaCornelia Frost PhotographyMOBILE:  07484121748E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: corneliafrostphotography.co.ukFACEBOOK: Cornelia Frost PhotographyINSTAGRAM: @corneliafrostphotography         Trust me to honour you and your loved ones with my camera This message is intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information. Notice is hereby given that any disclosure, use or copying of the information by anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited and may be illegal.If you have received this e-mail message in error, please notify Cornelia Frost Photography immediately by return e-mail. Afterwards immediately and permanently delete it.Do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this e-mail message or in any attachement. This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential. 

Kingsbridge Battle 2021

It's been a while since I've added some noteworthy news, but it's always good to promote the best in club photography. This year's battle with good friends and neighbours Kingsbridge is one such event. A stunning array of some of the best photographers here in the southwest all coming together to contest the hotly fought annual Kingsbridge battle which I am proud to announce went to Paignton on this occasion. With a different judge things could have been so very different but as it was, we managed to score 525 points to Kingsbridge's 493 which over 63 images equates to just 1/2 point difference per image. That's pretty tight by any standard. Going through the images for this article I was hugely impressed with the standard of photography and I would have personally marked several Kingsbridge images higher than Judge John Tilsley APAGB DPAGB ARPS. That being said, I thought John brought a breath of fresh air to the judging process by providing some key insights into what he looks for in an image. We can all learn from this. Roll on 2022 when no doubt Kingsbridge will want to give us a good hiding.

You can see all of the images submitted to the competition, including the photographer and their scores, together with the top 3 ranked images as judged by John by clicking here. Please remember, all images are copyright their respective owners and should not be copied, duplicated or used in any way without the written permission of the photographer to which they belong. If you would like to use an image for any purpose, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the owner directly.

Fwd: Photographic equipment

From Paul Allan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. uncle has recently passed away leaving his old developing and enlarging equipment (chemical containers etc). I wondered if any of your members would be interested in this. I am not looking for anything for it, but it seems a shame to take it to the tip,

James Wilson Competition - 'Shadows'

We had a great competition yesterday evening, with some excellent images on display, expertly judged for us by Ralph Snooks ARPS DPAGB EFIAP, all the way from the comfort of his home in Bristol.Clearly a lot of the club members had thought long and hard about the subject and produced some very clever and creative images; elsewhere we had natural shadows and silhouettes in abundance.  Both types of image featured in the final placings, which were as follows:

Commended images:

Relaxed Zebra - Darran Thompson

Shadows on the Seafront - Willie Wilson

Glasses - Chris Arkell

Light Bulb - Chris Arkell

Placed images:

6th:  Watching my Shadow - Eddie Bairstow

5th:  Evening Shadows - Stuart Chapman

4th:  One by One - Colin Brook

3rd:  Whisky Lover - Julie McGowan

2nd:  A Portrait in Shadow - Alex Hamer

1st:  Me and my Shadow - Julie McGowan

Well done all!

Placed and Highly Commended Images can be found by visiting this link


Paul Stevens 3-Way Battle 2020 | Overall Results

The result are in and as expected, the 2020 Paul Stevens 3-Way Battle between Torbay, Newton Abbot and Paignton Photography Clubs was very keenly contested with some excellent images from all three clubs. The judging this year was from the highly respected Mirija Lees, LRPS.

This year, Torbay ruled supreme taking top honours in both DPI and PRINT sections. Paignton did well in both sections, coming second in the PRINT section and joint second in the DPI section. The actual points difference between 1st and 3rd was however never more than 8 points so an extremely close result befitting three great clubs. If you would like to see the quality of the images from this competition you can view all of the images from each section, as well as see the score cards, by visiting the links provided below.

The winning image for the DPI section, scoring 20 points, was from Christina Burton of Newton Abbot with Courting Great Crested Grebes

To view the entire DPI image gallery, simply double click on the image above. To view the overall scoring and results, visit 2020 Paul Stevens 3-way Battle DPI Results

The winning image for the Print section, scoring 20 points, was from Jan Lunn of Torbay with Young Fallow Buck

To view the entire Print image gallery, simply double click on the image above. To view the overall scoring and results, visit 2020 Paul Stevens 3-way Battle PRINT Results

About The Club

Paignton Photographic Club is a long established photographic club with members of all ages and every walk of life.

New members are always welcome, we run regular meetings across the autumn and winter inviting a wide range of guest speakers to talk about their photography and give us all hints and tips. Members can also join in our competitions which cater for every level. For the 2020/21 season, our membership fee is just £20 for the year. Come join us today.

Recent Images

Section 1 2020 Results - Group A HC Chris Arkell Brixham Nightlife Section 1 2020 Results - Group A1 HC Dave Collerton Lockdown Section 1 2020 Results - Group A1 4th Place Julie McGowan Calla Lily
James Wilson Competition - Highly Commended Light Bulb Chris Arkell James Wilson Competition - 4th Place One By One Colin Brooks James Wilson Competition - 2nd Place Jaq - A Portrait In Shadow Alex Hamer
Section 4 2020/21 Open Theme - Group A1 5th Jet Ski Racer Stuart Chapman Section 4 2020/21 Open Theme - Group B 1st Sunset In Brixham Carlo Bragagnolo Section 4 2020/21 Open Theme - Group B 5th Friendly Chipmunks Carlo Bragagnolo



Boring Copyright Stuff

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