Our Print of the Year Competition took place on 7th November with Barry Senior FRPS as the judge.

Twenty seven prints which had been awarded Seals of Merit during the year were eligible and vied for the title.

After an excellent critique of each image by Barry, the "Print of the Year" was awarded to Hilary Flaxman for her image "Bamburgh Castle".

Hilary Flaxman Bamburg castleHilary Flaxman

In 2nd place was Cathryn Baldock with "Street Life, Shingle Street"

Cathryn Baldock Street LifeShingle Street

3rd Place was given to Barry Armstrong for "Three Boys on Cloud Nine"

Barry Armstrong Three Boys on Cloud Nine

Many congratulations to Hilary, Cathryn and Barry and to all the members whose prints were awarded Seals of Merit this year.  

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary




Congratulations to Cathryn Baldock on receiving a Commended Award for her image "Amble Seaweed, Amble, Northumberland" in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.

Cathryn's image will not only appear in the wonderful book, showcasing the work of talented photographers, but also in the exhibition at London Waterloo Station from Monday 19th November 2018 to Sunday 3rd February 2019.

Cathryn Baldock Amble Seaweed

For more information: https://www.take-a-view.co.uk/2018-award-winners/


Cathryn Baldock All the leaves are brown


Congratulations to Cathryn Baldock, her photograph ‘All the Leaves are Brown’  taken in the National Park in Autumn has won the sixth New Forest Open Art Competition.

For more information: New Forest National Park Open Art Competition

On Saturday 21st July the Group had its usual exhibition of members' photos at the Beaulieu Fete in the grounds of Palace House. The display looked superb and really showcased the wide range of images taken by practically every member of the Group. It was a popular attraction and was visited by over 300 people. Visitors to the exhibition were asked to choose their favourite print. After a nail-biting finish, the winner was Greg Holmes with his stunning shot of a small owl perched on a branch, surrounded by bluebells. "Little Owl in the Bluebells" was taken at Micheldever Woods. Congratulations to Greg, who will be awarded the Bob Grier Trophy. Second place was shared between Alan Orme with "White-faced Heron" and Megan Stephenson with "Mystery Door". 

 Alan Price Trees at Goatee for WebsiteAlan Price Trees at Goatee for Website

This year the fete was opened by Dominic and Stephanie Parker, of "Gogglebox" fame. As guests of honour, they were invited to select their favourite photograph and they finally decided on Alan Price's "Trees at Goatee". Alan will receive a bottle of bubbly as his prize.

 Parker Favourite PictureAlan Price Trees at Goatee for Website

Another fabulous event at BCG on wednesday 20th June 2018 when Professional Educational Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrated some of his photo magic and shared tips on how it’s all done.

His presentation “ Camera Alchemy “, In the first half of the evening provided some science / techniques and demonstrated some interesting projects that can be achieved with table top photography and the use of light.

After a break for coffee and some light refreshments, Gavin demonstrated the use of off camera flash with different lighting set ups including a studio light with a soft box.  

A volunteer model from our audience kindly allowed Gavin to shoot different poses and then demonstrate the use of various props to make the images even more interesting.

The evening attracted a near capacity attendance with visitors from other clubs joining us to enjoy the evening.

Barry Armstrong

Internal Events Co-ordinator

Martin BeaulieuPC 6