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An evening to get to know more about newer members, the session on 26 October brought out a fascinating array of talent and diverse interests.
Ian Thrilling started us off with his evangelical talk about film photography. No doubt about it, the old kit is fabulous - I had never laid hands on Haselblad before - but both the images and the arguments were impressive too.
Rais Hasan LRPS LDPS has excelled himself in the Disabled Photographers' Society Annual Exhibition competitions on 4 October at the Calumet Photographic Gallery in London.
His Image 'Total Warrior', above, won the Advanced Open Print competition at their London Exhibition and was the overall Exhibition Winner considering both prints and DPIs.
Thursday 19 October saw the first BPS competition night of the season, for Digitally Projected Images. Our judge was Howard Tate (MA Phot ARPS AFIAP), one of our favourites. We had more images than usual, 159 altogether from 21 authors. We were all very pleased to see this amount of participation, if a little concerned about squeezing everything in.
There was a good turn out from members. Rais called order and got proceedings rolling quickly. Howard kept his comments succinct but full of valuable advice. He even managed to include useful tips for users of Photoshop and Lightroom. His criticisms were obviously not always agreed with but he gave them respectfully and constructively, drawing on his considerable depth of knowledge and wealth of experience. Members could be heard expressing their appreciation for what they had learned. And I learnt that a JCB is a Joe Cornish boulder in the foreground.