WCPF Travelling Photo Exhibition

We were pleased to host the WCPF Travelling Photo Exhibition at PPC last night. This was an opportunity to view the work of photographers from clubs around the southwest, both as prints and as projected DPI's. The night was hosted by Alex Hamer who acted as compare and projectionist in the absence of Dave Smithson and Chris Arkle. Commentaries on the various prints were provided by Rod Fry, Chris Champ, John Jeffries, Gordon McGowan and Dave Collerton with Alex Hamer holding things together and providing some amusing observations throughout the evening. The exhibition now moves on to Newton Abbot and then Dawlish & Teignmouth across the next few nights. A big thanks to Colin Winstanley for being with us on the night and for conveying the prints safely on to their next two destinations. Next Monday evening we have the judging for the Section 2 Urban Landscape competition with Ken Holland. Don't forget also that Monday is the last opportunity to enter your images for the 2019 Sleep Trophy Triptych competition.  

Newsletter 4 November

Angie Cottis writes "Monday proved to be an interesting evening with the judging of our James Wilson Trophy Abstract competition. I was glad I wasn't the judge!  I guess we won't be having that topic again. I think that maybe we all have different ideas of what abstract is - certainly different from the judges thoughts in many cases.  Irrespective of this, there were some great images, so well done everyone who entered, especially those who were placed". If you check out our competitions gallery, you will find all of the images that were placed and highly commended from the evening.

On Monday 11th November we have the WCPF Travelling Print Exhibition and Critique.  This is an evening where PPC members provide personal critiques of successful high scoring prints from the WCPF Members Exhibition. 

Local Photoshop / Lightroom workshops planned for January 2020

Message from Stuart Chapman

One continuing topic at the club always seems to be about processing your image. So having had discussions with Dave Collerton and our friendly local professional photographer David Clapp, we have got some preliminary ideas for a series of tutorials. The idea is for 3 sessions on an evening from 7.00 to 9.30 one in January, February and March and will be based on Photoshop / Lightroom. Content and location is yet to be confirmed but depending on numbers Dave C. says we could use Escape Artist Studio in Torquay. So what we need is numbers of people who would like to attend.

Now we would be looking at a cost of £60 per person for the 3 evenings, which would be payable in advance. For now just email me if you are serious about attending, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once we have idea of numbers we can confirm further details.


Members Review Night

And now for something completely new for PPC. Monday 28th October is our first ever Members Review Night where entries are discussed and critiqued rather than judged. Stuart has asked that everyone submits two DPI's via the Photo Entry system for inclusion in the nights events. These can be any photo you wish to submit, for example one you are not sure about and would like some constructive feedback on how to improve it, or maybe one you really like and simply want an opinion of what others think. The last date for entry is Friday 25 October so get your entries in as soon as possible.

Section 1 Open Theme Update

Wow, what a great night for our first open DPI competition. Over 80 entries in total across the three member sections, including 20 or so of the best images I have ever seen in Section B. Well done to everyone who entered. David Snowdon, our judge for the night, appeared hard pressed to select the placed and highly commended images from those submitted, a testament to the quality on offer. As Alex Hamer commented, this all bodes well for Paignton in some of the upcoming inter-club battles as well as in the WCPF and salon competitions that we will be involved with. You can find the placed and highly commended entries by clicking here.

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 - 4th Place Water Ladies_Hales, Mike James Wilson Trophy 2019 - 6th Place Smithson, Dave Inside The Christmas Tree James Wilson Trophy 2019 - Highly Commended Flow_Hamer, Alex
James Wilson Trophy 2019 - 5th Place Rose_Rich, Julia James Wilson Trophy 2019 - 4th Place Water Ladies_Hales, Mike James Wilson Trophy 2019 - Highly Commended Flow_Hamer, Alex



Boring Copyright Stuff

It's a great image right! Unfortunately, it's copyright its respective owner so you I'm afraid you can't download it. If an image catches your eye, perhaps you want to use it in an editorial or marketing campaign, contact us and we'll put you in touch with the owner.