LITTLEHAMPTON and District Camera Club members were taken on a photographic tour of the county when the annual Sussex Scene competition was judged.
Ken Scott, from Steyning, was invited to judge the entries in the three categories, prints, slides and digital images.
Several views of Arundel featured in the 31 prints, but it was Rod Armstrong’s “Littlehampton West Beach” which took the top spot, praised by the judge as an “excellent” picture.
In the slides, first place went to Maurice Ludlam with “Evening Light at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Arundel”. Ken commented on the superb lighting striking the buildings.
More fine photographs from right across Sussex were vying for the honours in the digital images section. Ken chose “Sussex Downs Riders” by Sylvia Kislingbury as the winner.
At the following week’s meeting, Keith Gibson returned to talk about his ideas of how pictures should be prepared for competitions.
His first advice was to make sure to take all the equipment needed when leaving home for a photography session. When printing, he said, it was important to ensure that the mounts used to frame the pictures were suitable for the scene. If multiple photographs were required, pictures of a range of different subjects should be submitted.
Keith showed many prints and digital images of his own work, including pictures of Barbados and several locations in the UK.
At last week’s meeting, the club held its annual auction night, members donating various items ranging from pots of home-made marmalade to unwanted photography gear, with the proceeds going to club funds. Auctioneers Michael Dove and Mike Constable prompted much laughter as they encouraged everyone to part with their loose change.
The club’s digital group had a most successful February meeting, which concentrated on improving pictures. John Dove gave an excellent short display of how much he enjoyed digital photography since joining the club.
This was followed by a most interesting lecture given by Rod Armstrong on adding speech to sequences. Finally, Mike Constable showed pictures with faults that the judges were always on the look-out for in competitions.