Meetings are still suspended due to the Coronavirus but, following a period of deliberation by the committee and consultation with members, the digital section of the last two competitions of our regular season will go ahead.
There will be no print sections and no ‘Image of the Year’ competition this season as it is impossible to safely submit, handle and judge print entries.
Our thanks to Steve Woodley for agreeing to step in to judge the Open competition and we are delighted that Chris Nicholls is still judging the Close-up competition. The deadline for digital-only entries are Sunday 10th May for the Open and Sunday 24th May for Close-up.
We hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying the recent sunshine and warmer weather.
As you can see from the online gallery of Digital Art entries, there were some really imaginative images and a wide variety of subjects and styles. We allocated 20 points to the first choice images, 15 to second and 10 to third, and the results are as follows:
Meetings are suspended due to the Coronavirus but we are able to proceed with the annual ‘Digital Art’ challenge. This is a standalone competition with its own trophy and is the chance for members to showcase their arty, quirky or experimental imagery.
All current paid-up members are invited to vote for your first, second and third choice images by clicking on the first image below to start a slideshow of the entries. Just click on the arrow on the right (or swipe on mobile devices) to scroll through the 32 images, or you may be able to use the Play button at the top to scroll automatically.
In view of the rapidly developing situation regarding Coronavirus, we have made the regrettable decision to cancel all meetings until further notice. This includes all scheduled competition nights and club nights, and the AGM will be delayed for the foreseeable future.
The committee are currently discussing the best way to proceed and will keep you informed. In the meantime we hope you all stay safe and well and please keep in touch via emails or the Facebook page.
We have just started a private discussion group on our Facebook page for members to discuss and share photos so if you are a current member and Facebook user please join this group: Southern Photographic Society members group
If you have any other suggestions for ‘meeting’ online please let us know.
We have a wide range of skill levels, experience and interests within our membership, and on Wednesday 22nd January we were treated to a presentation by two members with a particular interest in photographing sports.