Newsletter 18 November

Angie Cottis writes it was a really good evening on Monday, great judge, very complimentary of our photos and very fair. Well done to everyone who was placed. All of the images have been added to the competition gallery here on this website so take a look. 

On Monday we have George Collins the title of his talk is "In Search of Inspiration",  mmm could definitely do with some of that - should be interesting. 

Although this is nothing to do with photography (but there may be some photo opportunities) have a look at the for free entry to various lottery funded places of interest.  A few of the closest to us are Eden Project, Drogo Castle, National Trust Godolphin, Fleet Air Arm Museum.  Of course there are many others if you happen to be travelling in the UK. 

See you Monday, Angie Cottis

Section 2 Results Urban Landscape

Monday night saw the second of our themed competitions, Urban Landscapes, this time judged by Ken Holland of Dawlish & Teignmouth Camera Club. Ken is widely regarded, and for very good reason, as one of the most experienced judges in the south-west region. Unlike the Section 1 Competition, this was a print competition and entries were received across all three groups within the club. As usual the standard throughout the groups was very high and placings keenly contested, especially in the A and A1 groups. Ken commented that the overall level was excellent and that some of the entries in the A & B groups would not have been out of place in the A1 group which understandably was heartening to hear by the club as a whole. You can see the placed and highly commended entries in our competitions gallery.

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, Russell 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 17th November

I hope that everyone has survived the cold and wet weather. It feels a little warmer the last few days, long may it continue.

Thanks to everyone who introduced the prints from the travelling print exhibition last week.  There were some very good prints, and we were lucky to have a couple from our very own Julie Mcgowan, well done Julie.  Also, well done to Russell Mcgowan for receiving a Silver medal for the Masters of Print. Only 60 prints are accepted throughout country and no one can enter more than one print.  Russell will be going to Birmingham at the beginning of December to collect his medal, well deserved Russell.

On Monday we have Ken Holland judging our Urban Landscape competition.Stuart Chapman is asking for volunteers to show some of their work for about 15 minutes on our Members night on 2 December. Please contact Stuart directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

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

And rest - An Exhibition of work from Darran Thompson _NIK3150 - An Exhibition of work from Darran Thompson _NIK4486BW - An Exhibition of work from Darran Thompson
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 James Wilson HC Place A Thing Of Beauty (under The Stars) Alex Hamer - James Wilson Trophy 2023/24

Archived Images

Group A Section 1 3rd Place Tree Between The Mittens Tracey Hodges - Section 1 2023/24 Results Group B Section 1 4th Place Up A Lazy River Helen Ward - Section 1 2023/24 Results Group A Section 1 HC What Do You Think Of My Gnashers Chris Vincenti - Section 1 2023/24 Results


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