Points Cup No 1 – Judge : Tony Oliver ARPS/CPAGB/BPE2*

A familiar face at the club Tony Oliver was tasked with judging the first round of the Points Cup Competition. On introducing himself, he mentioned he had been a member of Salisbury Camera Club for a good 15 years, and he was keen to say that judging is subjective. That said, as the judging progressed I felt his critique was informative and helpful. With a full range of subject matter from Wildlife, Portraiture and Landscape right through to Still Life, Macro and Street Photography we certainly were given an insight into why some images work better than others.

With prints being judged first, Tony initially held back 5, and after a final perusal the top scorers were :
10 – Blooms in a Bottle – Sally Chaloner. A Person’s Work is Never Done – Malcolm Bowditch
9.5 – Holding Hands – Colin Sansom. A Moment of Calm – Rachel Cooper
closely followed on 9 points by Helen Hardy, Sally Chaloner, Malcolm Bowditch and Rachel Cooper.

The projected images followed, with 4 being held back. Top scorers :
10 – Guarding the Kill – Jean Bartlett. Viking and Raven – Stephanie Selwyn
9.5 – All the Tea in China – Rachel Cooper
and 9 points being awarded to Judy Vowels.

Rachel Cooper

I have been a club member for several years now and find I learn something whichever club event I attend. I enjoy the Studio Group evenings, but equally am happy photographing whatever the surroundings provide at home and out and about.

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