Preamble – scroll down to the bottom of this page for specific info on upcoming events offering photographic opportunities.
Our Chairman, Kate Brown, warmly welcomed our 2016 judge, Marilyn Roberts, DPAGN, BPE1. Last month Marilyn had carefully looked at each of our 2016 competition prints, and now visited our club to ‘talk everyone through’ this year’s competition images and announce the winners and those to whom she’d awarded commendations. If you’d like to know the results click onto: http://www.hopevalleyphotosociety.co.uk/?page_id=1445
Kate then thanked all those who’d been involved in arranging our presence at the Hathersage Gala and our annual exhibition at St Peter’s Church Hope. Jason announced the winners of our Annual Exhibition’s ‘Public Vote’, as visitors to St Peter’s Church were asked to cast their votes for the images they like most. The public votes for the General section were: 1st, Bea Deacon ‘The long walk home’, 2nd, Keith Brown with ‘Cwhorthin Slate, 3rd, Steve Elliott’s ‘Catching the bus’. The public votes for our themed section, Street scenes, were: 1st Steve Elliott’s ‘Red Carnation’, 2nd, Axel Chatburn’s ‘Cycle’s End’, 3rd, Ray Fowler’s ‘In the Shadows’.
In addition to announcing those to whom Marilyn judged to be worthy of first, second or third prizes in the ‘General’ and ‘Street Scene’ categories, Marilyn also Awarded Ian Stanyon the Dennis Thorpe Trophy for the best monochrome entry of this year’s annual competition. (apologies Ian, I hadn’t realised I’d ‘snapped you with your eyes closed):
Kate also thanked David Allwood for another of our informal member’s evening at the Angler’s Rest – the next informal evening will be at 1900 13th September, with the theme being “Filling the Frame”. Pizzas will be available to purchase, then the evening will commence.
Here’s some low resolution snaps as Marilyn ‘talked us through’ her thoughts on this year’s competition images:
Ian S announced that from 1800 onwards on 20th August, Sheffield’s main city centre roads will be closed for a ‘Cycling Grand Prix’. Ian will be attending the Grand Prix, thus those interested in this photo opportunity could meet Ian S at the corner of Brown’s in the Peace Gardens at 6pm. Note – you may wish to walk or take a bus to the city centre as many roads will be closed. Please email Ian S (details in our 2016 Programme), or contact Ian on 07791 907434.
Ian S has also given notice of dance workshops, 23rd July and 20th August, with up to three photographers being invited to attend. NB – please liaise with Ian S in ordfedr that he may forward on the names of those who’d like to attend the dance workshop.
Ian’s also sent me details of another interesting event: Brutalism and Parkour Photography Workshop at Park Hill with Andy Day, Sat 30th July: There’s a few few places left for a one-day workshop with renowned adventure sports photographer Andy Day. Participants can learn the skills of architectural photography by shooting the iconic Brutalist Park Hill, as well as an opportunity to photograph the urban sport of parkour. Tickets can be purchased via the link below. Participants must bring their own camera. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photography-workshop-brutalism-and-parkour-photography-tickets-26031087684?aff=erelpanelorg