PDI 2020 Round 1 results

Our first PDI competition for this season was judged by Alison Jenkins, who critiqued and marked over 80 images across both our Beginner and Open sections.

Results for the top 5 members in each category can be found here.

Congratulations to the following photographers who’s images below scored a maximum 20.


Beginners Section

Jim – by John Earley
Was it raining – by Sue Holte-Smith

Open Section

Monty showing off – by Andrea Edwards
Speak no evil – by Claire Norman
Bitter memories – by Tony Perryman

September Photo of the Month

For September, Matthew has selected Colin Brister’s fantastic image of this lovely red squirrel. You’ll be able to see it proudly displayed in Photosound’s window for the next month.

August Photo of the Month

Carol Greens ‘Painted Lady’ is our photo of the month for August, and well deserved it is too. Here’s a few words from Carol…
At the beginning of lockdown I ordered a butterfly kit off the internet, the type that schools use.  Five very small caterpillars arrived in a pot containing all the food they need etc…. Once they have turned into chrysalides you put then into a netted cage and they emerge a week or so later.
You have to take your images first thing in the morning when it is cooler otherwise they get a bit flighty and do not stay still.  After two days they are ready to release outside.

Painted Lady, by Carol Green

Photo of the Month

The honours for this month’s Photo of the Month go to Hellie Melhuish.

Hellie’s image was posted in our weekly Facebook challenge and then featured in the local paper (Indie) as the cover image for the Sunrise/Sunset weekly challenge. Congratulations Hellie for such a great image.

Photo of the Month is chosen by Matthew Bickham LRPS.

Inter Club Battle

Last Tuesdays meeting saw our Inter-club battle with Brentwood, Ware, Great Notley and Hertford camera clubs held over Zoom. This was judged and critiqued by Colin Strong ARPS CPAGB, but as a twist to the normal format the 90+ viewers were also able to score each image via poll. This was purely for fun . . . → Read More: Inter Club Battle

Photo of the Month

Each month Matthew Bickham LRPS selects his favourite image published by one of our members. This month Matthew has chosen “Alone in the Landscape” by Sophia Spurgin. This is also the winning entry from last weeks It’s a Knockout Competition. Congratulations Sophia.

. . . → Read More: Photo of the Month

PhotoTask Results

Last Tuesday saw our first live competition held via a zoom meeting. David Steel kindly stepped in to judge our rescheduled Phototask competition, scoring 76 images from 19 members.

This years Phototask categories were:


Congratulations to Matthew Bickham who came top with 75 points, second was Sophia Spurgin with 73, and third was . . . → Read More: PhotoTask Results

Photo of the Month

Metal Cityscape by Rick Stevens

Aprils photo of the month as selected by Matthew Bickham LRPS is this shot by Rick Stevens from the Real life, Still Life Facebook challenge.

Not only is this a great image, he also gave a excellent talk on his inspiration and how he achieved the shot at . . . → Read More: Photo of the Month

We are back!

We are really proud to announce that we are back and going online via Zoom. Each week at our usual time we are going to host a range of topics to help you improve your photography. Members of the club will be providing some sessions on:– learning new photography techniques– host some judging events– . . . → Read More: We are back!

Photo of the Month

Delighted to announce that Liz Happer’s photo has been selected as our photo of the month. Her image was taken in the mountains above Hanoi in Vietnam in a place called Sapa. Liz mentioned that “it was a ‘grab shot’ in the market because many of the tribal woman do not like their photos . . . → Read More: Photo of the Month