Open Competition 1 - 2nd October 2019

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Open competition number one! This is the season opener, the first opportunity to score points, the importance to get good marks from the start – setting the personal standard for the months to come, well this may be true for some if you are the competitive type. But it does not matter if you aren’t, so long as you take part and a go and enjoy the experience.

Mid-Cheshire Camera Club welcomed back our Judge for the night – Mr Geoff Reader from Alsager Camera Club. The first competition was well attended with 21 prints and 45 Projected Digital Images (PDIs).

Geoff provided sound critique giving advice on – using light to assist in identifying the subject within the fame, ensuring there was a separation of the subject and other distracting objects and in portrait, images using the subject’s eyes to connect with the photographer. Geoff described various Photoshop and Lightroom techniques to improve the overall quality of our images. The standard was very high making the final selection in both the prints and PDIs a difficult one for Geoff.

PlacingAuthorTitleLeague Marks
1stKath HillRed Squirrel20
2ndSheila ReganSunlit Crags19
3rdRay HillPreparing for Harvest18
PlacingAuthorTitleLeague Marks
1stIan WhistonFishing Heron20
2ndVeronica NicholasCormorant19
3rdJim CainWasp preparing faded apple balls18

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and a thank you to all the members taking part. A final big thank you goes to our Judge – Janice Barton who provided sound and honest feedback throughout the whole evening. We look forward to seeing her again next year.

For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit our website at or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.
Paul Wilcock
Press & Publicity Officer