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.




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.




Image Editing Knowhow

As mentioned at the Club a few weeks back and in my recent email, we are proposing to set up two groups to share editing knowhow.  

The first will be the ‘Essentials’ group, which will take a fairly structured approach to some of the core editing skills.  This would be useful for those in the early stages of their editing journey, and for those who would like a refresher. The second will be the ‘Freestyle’ group, which will take a more informal approach with various members explaining how they edited particular images with their own preferred techniques and style.  

In relation to the Essentials Group, we are conscious of the fact that members may be using a range of different software packages.  We will do our best to accommodate these, but will need to know what we are dealing with in advance.  This is of less importance for the Freestyle Group. 

So, two things.  First, if you are interested in taking part in either of these groups, please let me know.  Second, if it is the Essentials Group that interests you, please could you let me know which software package you currently use. Assuming there is sufficient interest, we can then start planning things in a little more detail. I look forward to hearing from you. Alex

Newsletter 3 March

Dear All There was a very good variety of great images on Monday.  Well done to all those who were placed. All the images can be viewed elsewhere on this website. For anyone who is interested in Don McCullin, it is worth a trip to Bruton in Somerset to visit Hauser and Wirth who are running an exhibition of his work.  The exhibition, titled The Stillness of Life is there until 4 May.  Entry is free, they just ask for donations.  It has a very nice restaurant, but I would suggest booking a table if you want to eat, as it is very busy.  Have a look at the website if you are interested https://www.hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-exhibitions/26511-don-mccullinthe-stillness-life. See you all on 16 March when we have Jack Lowe from the RNLI.  Angie Cottis

News from the PAGB: Check out E-news 249 with lots of photographs from Hilary Bailey, Tim Pile and Christine Widdall, a great article explaining plagiarism, a feature about keeping records by Dorchester CC, another chance to book an APM Advisory session at The Photography Show and much, much more.

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Photography Competition

Hello All. My name is Jennifer Russell and I am a Casting Researcher at Storyboard Studios, an independent production company based in Glasgow.

We have been commissioned by BBC to make a brand new photography competition series and we are looking for people who would like to apply to take part.  The show will follow six amateur photographers as they compete for assignments and are mentored by some of the most influential and exciting photographers working in Britain today.

(NB We are defining amateur as someone who doesn’t earn more than 50% of their income from photography).

We are looking to hear from passionate and talented photographers who have the ability and flair to take part in a contest where one person will be named Photographer of the Year. If you feel your work has a distinctive vision and captures the world around you in a fresh way, we would love to hear from you. If you, or anyone you know might be interested in finding out more on how to apply: Applications are now open! Please head to www.storyboardstudios.tv/photography to see the full terms and conditions and for information on how to apply.

If you have any questions please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of the team will be able to help. I would be grateful if you could forward to anyone you think might be interested, and/or post on your social media to reach out to your followers. Thanks for your help. Kind regards, Jennifer

About The Club

Paignton Photographic Club is a long established club with members of all ages and every walk of life. Monday night meetings are held in the Methodist Hall in Paignton where a wide range of guest speakers talk about their photographic journey and provide us all with insights to help us improve as photographers. Members are encouraged to enter competitions which cater for every level within the club. For the new season, our membership fee is £48 for the year with concessions for couples and for young people. Fees are pro-rata for those joining later in the season.

Member Photos

Brixham Quay - An Exhibition of work from Ken Dixon Pirate with musket - An Exhibition of work from Ken Dixon Krakow - An Exhibition of work from Ken Dixon
GROUP B 1st Ken Dixon with Torquay Wheel - Section 3 Dusk Til Dawn Open DPI GROUP A1 HC David Coaker with PARIS BIG WHEEL - Section 3 Dusk Til Dawn Open DPI GROUP B 4th Darran Thompson with Sunrise Over The Bay - Section 3 Dusk Til Dawn Open DPI

Archived Images

James Wilson HC Place Vandalised David Flitcroft - James Wilson Trophy 2023/24 James Wilson 1st Place Photo Bombed By A Meteor Tracey Hodges - James Wilson Trophy 2023/24 James Wilson HC Place Been Y Glyn Waterfall Stuart Chapman - James Wilson Trophy 2023/24


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