Our second round of competitions which contribute towards the Mayor’s Cup were judged using Zoom Meeting by Keith Spicer from A1 Camera Club in Weston-super-Mare. We started the evening looking at the “Open” submissions and then after a short interval we moved onto the “Textures” competition.
Keith delivered considered and constructive feedback on our images which will have given members lots of food for thought and hopefully moved us all another step forward in our photographic journey.
His emphasis on the benefits of carefully planning and visualising the image that was being sought is a good discipline to adopt and gaining control over as many of the variable factors as possible enhances the likelihood of a pleasing outcome. His attention to detail was evident and the practical demonstration of some simple image editing tools and cropping ideas to improve the impact and narrative of some images was particularly helpful.
Keith’s helpful and supportive critiques made the evening all the more informative and thoroughly enjoyable.
The winning “Open” image was ‘Paragliders’ by Robert Slade who also won the “Textures” competition with ‘Bricks and Things’