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News

The News section to help you keep up to date on what the club is doing, what has happened and key issues.

The Colour Blue, online Competition

First place in August's online competition was awarded to Moored Boats by Lyn Sharples. Please go to the 'Competition Winners' page for details of all the entries and the gallery.

Bridgend 12-way Battle

We are pleased to be taking part in the Bridgend 12-way battle for the first time. The battle takes place at Bridgend on Monday 1st October at 7.30pm, any club members please go along to support the club if you can.

New season off to a great start with "Sleepy Robot Photography"

Friday 7th September saw the start to the 2018/19 season with a presentation by "Sleepy Robot Photography", a fascinating talk about the amazing lengths these two photographers go to to achieve their stunning and quirky images. A very enjoyable first meeting and great to see old friends and to welcome several new faces.

Tuition Group

If you want to take better pictures and to understand what you are doing and why, this season we will be running a tuition group on the fourth Friday of the month, for more practical advice on how to improve your photography. See the 'Tuition Group' page for more details.

Field Trips

In addition to our regular fortnightly meetings Iain has been busy arranging some field trips for the club to give us an opportunity to get out and do some photography together. See the Programme/ Diary page for more details.

Monmouth Market and Library Displays

We will be having a Monmouth Photographic Club stall at the Shire Hall Market on Saturday 1st September to show off some of our prints and hopefully to attract some new members. We are also having a small display in the Monmouth Library foyer for two weeks from 10th September.

Hampton Court Castle Gardens

Some members enjoyed a visit to Hampton Court Castle gardens, (Herefordshire), earlier this summer. The rain held off (mostly) apart from when we were in the cafe for lunch, and we had a good time photographing the lovely gardens and the American Civil War reenactors who were there that day. We were also experimenting with slow shutter speeds at the waterfall. ...more

In the Style of an Artist online Competition

The winner of the online competition In the Style of an Artist was Lyn Sharples with "The Scream". Please go to the Competition Winners page for more details and gallery.

Working Man or Woman online Competition

Congratulations to Catherine Jones for winning the July competition, Working Man or Woman, with her lovely picture of a farrier, "New Shoes". Please see the competition winners page for more details and gallery.

Chairman's Award

This award is presented annually to the member who has not only improved photographically, but also showed commitment to the running and operation of meetings. The chairman's award for the 2017/18 season was presented to Sharon Thomas. Well done Sharon and very well deserved.

Photographer of the Year

The last meeting of the season saw the presentation of the trophy for the Photographer of the Year. This trophy is presented to the photographer with the highest culmulative score for the whole season's print competitions. This year's winner was Alison Stace. Congratulations Alison!

Annual Open Competition Winner

Congratulations to Bill Stace for coming first in the Annual Open Competition. Please see the competition winners page.

Ross Battle

Well done to Ross, it was a close competition with both Prints and DPI images being judged, ...more

In Tight Competition

Congratulations to Lynda Sharples for winning the In Tight competition with Steam, Please see the competition winners page.

Portrait competition

Congratulations to Alison Stace for winning the Portrait competition with Madam Vastra, Please see thee competition winners page.

Contre Jour competition results

Congratulations to Bill stace for winning the "Contre Jour" Competiton with "Tintern Abbey" it was a very close completion with both of Tony Cutting's pictures coming second and 5 other members all coming 4th. Please go to the results page for more details and the Gallery.