I would like to encourage someone to step up to the role of Competition Secretary.
My stint as Comp Sec was rather brief, I have to admit. However, my reason for stepping down was that much of my time is being spent in developing the club’s new website. Besides, with the introduction of PhotoEntry, the task of Comp Sec has become far less onerous and probably the least onerous of all the committee positions (at a guess, as I have not held any other!).
So, please, step up to the mark and offer your services. I’d be happy assist in offering you the smoothest ride possible!
Postscript: Well done, Jamie Humphrey, for taking up the challenge!
Just thought that we would drop you a note to let you and your members know that it is your last chance to get your images into this year’s SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2022 in aid of RSPB, entry into the competition will close on Monday 31st October.
Enter your best bird images into this exciting photo competition and help raise vital funds for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
Colin Jones The Societies Company Director says, “We are really excited to announce the competition is back for 2022. We are asking for a small donation of £1 per image and 100% of this donation goes straight to the RSPB to help them protect wildlife and the wider countryside you love.”
The winner of the competition will win various photographic prizes, as well as the prestigious SINWP 2022 Bird Photographer of the Year Trophy and Certificate.
The competition closes on MondayOctober 31, 2022. So don’t delay and enter your images today.
Winter in the Piet Oudolf Garden, Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Somerset, by Jason Ingram, our 2023 Photography Competition Judge
Our theme for 2023 is ‘Let Nature Thrive’. Across the world we’ve seen many challenges faced by plants and nature in the light of extreme weather and global environmental challenges.
Jason Ingram, our judge, is an award-winning photographer. For the last three years (2019-2021) he has won the prestigious Gordon Rae Photographer of the Year Award from the Garden Media Guild. As judge, he’s looking forward to some creative interpretations of the ‘Let Nature Thrive’ theme: “Nature surrounds us all in some shape and form every day so this brief is as wide as you can interpret it. When you really start to look you see elements of nature thriving the moment you walk out of the door. Whether you live in a city, town or the countryside, we are surrounded by it.”
Tips on your photography technique from Jason
“When you start to shoot for this keep the brief in the back of your mind but do not allow it to take over from what drives your creativity. Although I will be looking for how you tackle the subject matter, I will also be looking at your composition and use of light. I find when I am shooting for a commission I tend to be pushed in the direction of how the light is working for the subject matter as I know that this will help create my image. Really try to interpret the brief as widely as you can and enjoy the process, remember light is key to good photography.”