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Leicester Forest Photographic Society come Joint Second in the Camera Club of the Year 2018 competition run by Photography News magazine in association with Fujifilm

The team of David Turnbull, Catherine Knee, Andrew Kirkby and Jim Monk skipped the AGM on Thursday evening to represent Leicester Forest Photographic Society at the Photography News Camera Club of the Year final shootout held on Friday 18th May. At the social evening before the competition we met the other competing clubs Caister Photography Club, Eastbourne Photographic Society. Eastwood Photographic Society, Great Notley Photography Club and the representatives of Photography News, and got to try out the cameras we would be using during the competition with joint event sponsors Fuji.

The competition was a full day of five different photographic scenarios held at the Natural Light Studio in Northamptonshire. Each scenario lasted a strict 1 hour, which included collecting the particular camera and lens allocated to the scenario, setting up the shoot, all four team members take pictures, and then select an image and edit, ready for hand in at the end of the 1 hour. There were two studio based shoots with Pip the Gentleman and Em as a Prom Queen, a Table Top Still Life/Macro scenario and then two external shoots. It was a highly pressurised day.

At the end of the day all the images were judged and scored out of 20 by a panel of 4 judges representing Natural Light Studio, Photography News and Fuji.

Andrew and Jim both achieved maximum scores of 20, and Catherine and David also achieved several high scores of 19 for their submissions.

Jim pipped Andrew for the unofficial award of Picture of the Day, with the very last image shown in the judging.

After the scores were all added up, we were eventually tied in second place with Great Notley Photography Club, 32 points behind Eastwood Photographic Society from Scotland.

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The gallery (on this Home page and the Showcase page of this website) shows the images that won awards in the Monochrome Traditional and Photorealistic PDIs (Projected Digital Images) competition on Thursday 1st February 2018 and the Sport and Street PDIs Competitions on Thursday 8th February 2018.

Please note that the gallery shown on this website contains a variety of photographic styles and may include some artistic nude photographs.


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