A Judges View by Paul Dunmall CPAGB / QGP
For this meeting, Mid-Cheshire Camera Club welcomed back Paul Dunmall CPAGB / QGP from Ulverston in Cumbria.
Paul is originally from East Sussex but more recently you will find him in Ulverston Cumbria. He has been heavily involved in photography for fifteen years joining Bexhill Camera Club. He shoots with a Canon 7D Mk2, which is not surprising when you consider his main photographic genre of motorsport. Over the years Paul has also shot landscapes and studio portraits but as he states on his website, motorsport is still his main passion. After joining his first camera club Paul got the competition and salon bug and is proud to say he has had acceptances from all around the world.
Paul was presenting a new talk entitled “A Judges View”. This was a presentation of two halves, the first being quite technical in terms of guidance given to judges and also issues and bias that affect how judges give their marks. The first half was audience interactive with lots of opportunities for debate and opportunities to show the difficulties of judging images.
After tea, Paul went through a number of low-scoring images from members with a different approach. His personal style is one of ‘coaching’, Paul judged all the images cold and was able to give a very balanced view with regards to the images he reviewed.
It is clear that Paul enjoys the technical aspect of his judging role developing a system that encourages the author to try different things. The members really enjoyed the interactivity of his presentation and the judging style that he has developed. We look forward to welcoming Paul back next season as he has agreed to judge our dedicated Mono Open competition.
For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit our website at www.midcheshirecameraclub.org or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Dingle Lane, Winsford.