The annual exhibition of the Club will be mounted later in the year and on Friday night the final selection was made from the many entries in numerous categories. The guest judge, Stanley Matchett MBE is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and no stranger to the Ward Avenue clubhouse. Having perused the prints for a week beforehand he admitted that in some of the categories there was only the smallest margin between the placings.
He expressed some slight surprise that there was not a bigger number of prints in the Portrait section – given that the club has a fully equipped studio . However this was more than compensated for by a very healthy entry in all the other divisions.
An innovation this year was a category devoted to the Chairman’s Choice and Nigel Snell nominated the subject “Blue”. Harry Watson took the Advanced honours with Mark Bell finishing first in the Foundation. Continue reading