Club Photographer – Round 1 – Open

Club Photographer – Round 1 – Open

On Monday 9th March 2023 Wakefield Camera Club enjoyed the judging of the first round of our Club Photographer of the Year. There was no theme or set subject and Brian Crossland had kindly agreed to be our judge. It is always difficult when comparing entries from a wide range of subjects. Brian had had the prints and digital images for some time so he could examine them in great detail and reach his conclusions. There was a good attendance with many members anxious to know if their work stood up to Brian’s scrutiny. 

Prints were up first and the print was held up for all to see as well as the digital version of the print being projected. This was important as Brian commented that the digital versions on some entries looked slightly different to the prints, with the prints being slightly darker and/or a slightly different colour balance. Brian gave plenty of comments on each of the prints and indicated how they could be improved. All marks were justified, and he explained why he had chosen the winners.

After a short break it was the turn of the digital images to be judged. As seems to be common nowadays, there were many more digital images than prints but Brian gave them the same detailed examination and comments as he did for the prints. Brian explained why, in his opinion, each image had lost or gained marks. By the end of the evening the digital winners had been decided and the meeting closed with a vote of thanks for Brian for his assessments. Congratulations to the winners especially Peter Wells for winning the print competition with “Catherine’s Palace” and Jeffrey Cummins winning the digital competition with “Osprey, Sprotborough Flash”. For those that didn’t win this time there is always Round 2!