The results of the Projected Image Exhibition for 2018 were announced and presented at the meeting on Monday 12 November. The Open Section images were selected by Trish and Alistair McAuslan. They were not present at the meeting, but their comments were read out by Melanie Middlemiss. The Natural History Section images were selected by Craig McKenzie who commented on each of the images as they were projected.
The awards, which are summarised below, were presented by our Patron, Ian Wyllie. Congratulations to all ten members of the Society who had images accepted for the exhibition, and to the six who also received Honours awards. Special recognition went to Andre Koschinowski, who received the Champion Award in the Open category, and to Gary McClintock, who received the Champion Award in the Natural History category. Gary was also awarded the F.H. Williams Memorial Trophy. Special thanks to Trish and Alistair McAuslan and Craig McKenzie for their careful selection and the insightful and constructive comments. Videos of past exhibitions and field trips can be seen here.
|Simone Jackson||2 Acceptances||Open|
|Andre Koschinowski||2 Acceptances||Open|
|Gary McClintock||5 Acceptances||Natural History|
|F.H. Williams Memorial Trophy||Open|
|Mark McGuire||3 Acceptances||Open|
|Simon Parsons||4 Acceptances||Natural History|
|Paul Sorrell||3 Acceptances||Natural History|
|3 Honours||Natural History|
|Bill Stanford||1 Acceptance||Open|
|David Steer||6 Acceptances||Natural History|
|Ian Thomson||1 Acceptance||Natural History|
|Dave Wilson||3 Acceptances||Open|
Once you see a halo in your image you can’t unsee it.
Some causes of halos include:
- Chromatic aberration
- Over sharpening
- Excessive clarity
- Light spillover
- Pushing highlights and shadows
Click here for the tutorial on how to get rid of halos.
Thanks to Nicola for the suggestion.
This resource from Northrup’s website has tutorials on many modern cameras, covering the basics through to more advanced features. So if you can’t find a feature on a camera you’ve owned for a few years or you’ve just bought a new camera, have a look and see if there is a tutorial for you.
Find the tutorial library here
The nifty thing about each tutorial is that there is a Table of Contents, enabling you to find the feature you’re after and to fast forward.
Click on the SHOW MORE link to open the Table of Contents
The Nikon/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2018 were judged a few weekends ago in Wellington. The judging of each category has been recorded and uploaded to YouTube at the link below. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from professional work and judging. All categories require a physical print submission, there are no projected image categories.
Congratulations to DPS member Simone Jackson who was a finalist in the Nature category and received awards in others sections, including the image above from the Documentary category.
Note: The judging may not start until some time into the recording so fast forward to find the beginning.
Print Scoring Table:
|95 – 100||Gold with Distinction||3||● Exceptional vision, creativity & innovation
● Exceptional visual communication & interpretation of
● High level of originality of thought/concept
● Invokes a superior emotional response
● Has an enduring quality
● Exceptional mastery in all areas of creative &
|90 – 94||Gold||3||● Outstanding level of imagination & creativity
● Outstanding visual communication, interpretation of
subject &/or emotion
● Originality of thought/concept
● Outstanding mastery across all areas of technique, craft,
production & print quality
|85 – 89||Silver with Distinction||2||● Excellent level of imagination & creativity
● Excellent visual communication, interpretation of subject
● Excellent level of technique, craft, production &
|80 – 84||Silver||2||● High level of imagination &/or creativity
● High level of visual communication, interpretation of
subject &/or emotion
● Very high level of craft, skill and technique
|70 – 79||Bronze||1||● Very high standard of professional practice, craft, skill &
● Exceeds the normal level expected of professional
|60 – 69||Professional Standard||0||● Approaching award level
● Well executed, appropriate professional level of craft
● Good standard of professional practice – what a
professional is expected to produce day to day
|50 – 59||Below Professional
|0||● Does not yet exhibit the standards required of
● May show proficiency in some areas
Links below to a BBC documentary you should find interesting. The content is from Youtube so may be removed at some point in the future. If you search for ‘Eamonn McCabe’ it should be hosted somewhere else on YouTube.
‘…Eamonn McCabe celebrates Britain’s greatest photographers, sees how science allowed their art to develop, and explores how they have captured our changing lives and country.’
Episode 3 (footage starts at 30 seconds)