SLF Finals Day Competitions.

You may enter up to 2 images in each of the Open competitions for Finals Day for the Retina Cup (monochrome prints), Punch Bowl (colour prints) or Jack’s Jug (PDIs).   Entries cost £1 per image.  See entry conditions on SLF website.

Please hand your entries to Mike Gleave (prints) or Peter Salmon (PDIs) by this Thursday, 28 February .  Prints will also need a PDI of the image in the 1050 x 768 pixel  sRGB format.

Theme Competition – The Old and the New

Hand in this Thursday, 28 February.  3 to 5 prints to form a panel.

Annual Exhibition

Up to 9 images may be entered into the three classes (preliminary, intermediate and advanced) of monochrome prints, colour prints and PDIs.  A supply of entry forms are available at the Club.  Hand in for all entries is on or before next Thursday, 7 March.


Camera Club Lectures

This year’s Croydon Camera Club Wratten lecture – entitled ‘Photography and Communication’ – will be given by Damien Demolder, editor of the weekly magazine Amateur Photographer, on Wednesday 20 March.

The lecture, aimed at photographers of all abilities and degrees of experience from beginner to advanced amateur, and professional, will focus on the power of photography as a means communication to all types of audience, whatever their interests, nationality or culture – whether photographers themselves or not.

Damien, who has been involved in photography professionally as a commercial photographer and photographic journalist for many years, has been editor of AP since 1997. Before then he had spells as a feature writer on the magazine, technical editor, and deputy editor.

He will take as his main message the proposition that no matter what sort of picture we produce, each needs a purpose if it is to succeed, and that with the right attitude, technique, observation and attention to what the photographer wants to get across the resulting pictures are

more likely to move others and not leave them cold.

The lecture – the latest in a series by prominent and internationally renowned figures in the photographic world that have been given in every alternate year since 1999 – will take place at Shirley Methodist Church, Eldon Avenue, Croydon CR0 8SD, starting at 8pm.

Tickets cost £6, from WRATTEN, 12 Wickham Road, Croydon CR0 8BA. Applicants should send cheques payable to ‘Croydon Camera Club’ and enclose a self-addressed envelope. (Telephone enquiries: 020 8654 3041).


Carshalton Camera Club are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee this year.  Mike Maloney OBE is the speaker for their main event, which takes place on Monday 11 March from 8.00 pm at Carshalton Camera Club, Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DE.

Mike is Britain’s most decorated press photographer by far, with 107 major prizes to his name. Three times voted Press Photographer of the Year, he was Chief Photographer for Mirror Group Newspapers before turning freelance in 2002.  He also has numerous royal tours to his credit, as well as photographing world leaders like Clinton, Reagan, Gorbachev and Yeltsin – with resulting invitations to dine at both the White House and the Kremlin.

Mike is a Freeman of the City of London, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, for “a lifetime’s work in photography and his help to young people.” At the ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral he was able to read out a personal letter of congratulations from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother – Mike was known to be the Queen Mother’s favourite press photographer.

In 2005 Mike Maloney became the first “Fleet Street” photo-journalist ever to be awarded the OBE. More recently (2012) he has been appointed Professor of Photography by the University of Lincoln. This is the first time that a Fleet Street photographer has been given this honour. In addition, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

Mike is a hugely entertaining speaker with a wealth of stories to tell. Clients have included: P&O, Cunard, Fred Olsen Lines, Thompson Cruises and Airtours as well as countless television and radio appearances over the years.

The cost will be £6.00 in advance, or £7.00 on the door, to include free refreshments.  If anyone would like advance tickets please call Mike Dales on 07952 231723, or just show up on the night.



Eastbourne Photographic Society are hosting the KCPA PDI Club Competition 2013 (Diamond Jubilee Trophy Competition) on Saturday 23 March at 2.30 pm at the Birley Centre at Eastbourne College (next to Towner Art Gallery), Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4EF.  Judged by Glyn Edmunds APSA EPSA EFIAP/s ARPS.  Entry £3.00.  Full details at


Orpington Photographic Society 

Unfortunately Orpington have had to cancel their exhibition, details of which were given in Gary Carter’s latest e-bulletin.

PAGB e-news Issue 85 

Please click on this link to see Issue 85 of e-news from the PAGB which contains the results of all three GB Cups and lots of adverts for Focus on Imaging.