Club News February 2020

Latest news and events
1. Practical Evening 7th January – Thank you Dennis for your very interesting talk on the “Use of Flash”

2. Pegasus trophy 14th January – Well done to Photofold, who won the trophy. Thank you to everyone who assisted with this competition.

3. AGM 4th February – The agenda and minutes for this meeting will be sent out on the 28th January. Please attend as we need 40% of the membership to attend to enable the meeting to go ahead.

4. Themed DPI Competitions 11th February – This evening is divided into two competitions and you can enter 2 images for each. For the sake of new members, I have included a brief description of each category. The judge will be Phil Ricketts. As this is a DPI competition please ensure your digital images are received by the digital officers by Tuesday 4th February either by memory stick or via the email address

Artistic/Derivative – This is an opportunity to let your imagination run riot. You can put a new twist on an artwork, combine images to make a new one, take an image and manipulate colours to make it more outrageous or subtle. However, it is important that all images are your own.
Portraiture including Child Study – In the last Pegasus trophy we did not have many images for the child study round, so we hope to get a wider range to choose from, so we have incorporated the theme within Portraiture

5. Smith Aral Natural History Competition 18th February – This is a print competition which will be judged by Graham Parry. You may enter 2 prints on a Natural History theme which includes animals (not pets or farm animals), plant life or geology. Animals images may be taken in a zoo/wildlife park situation.

6. DPI competition 5 25th February – This will be judged by Zoe Garnham-Archer. Please ensure your digital images are received by the digital officers by Tuesday 18th February either by memory stick or via the email address

7. Cambridge CC competition (report from Issiah) - Last Saturday (18 Jan 2020), Paul, Sue and Issiah went to the Cambridge Camera Club annual PDI Inter-Club competition. Thurrock Camera Club entered this 36-club battle for the first time this year. It was a great competition where we had the opportunity to see a wide range of images from other clubs in the EAF; many of which we do not usually meet at other events/ competitions. We all had a great time and enjoyed the event which was very well run by Cambridge CC.

The competition is made up of 5 rounds (Monochrome, People, Landscape, Nature and Open) with a tie breaker in case of a 1st place tie. The judge was Chris Palmer - a well-known judge and selector for RPS.

The overall winner was Cambridge Camera Club with 94 points and "It's hard to be a hero" from Loughton won the Judge's Choice. Only [5] point separated the top 3 clubs. Thurrock CC had 78 points - we did quite well when you consider the size of some of the clubs at the competition. A competition that we will try to enter again next year ....

Individual scores of our entries:
Round Author TCC Entry Score
1: Monochrome Tom Irving Mademoiselle Noir 15
2: People Chas Tagg A hard life 16
3: Landscape Tom Irving Lofoten Church & Village 15
4: Nature Derek Smith Keeping a lookout 16
5: Open Frederick Roll Chase me, Chase me 16
6: Tie break Issiah Sakhabuth Blue Heron escaping our waste Not used

8. Romford Gold Cup 5th February - This is an open competition between 6 clubs. It will be held at Forest Row Centre, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2LD. We will be taking 5 print from 5 photographers. We will let you know the chosen images after the selection meeting.

9. Flickr – If you are a member of this site, you are very welcome to add your images to the group “Thurrock Camera Club” providing they have been entered into a club competition. It is a good opportunity to share your images with a wider audience.

10. Thurrock Camera Club Website – We would like to update the Thurrock Camera Club website with new images. If you would like to add images to the website please e-mail them to Tom Irving at As with the Flickr group they must have been exhibited at a club competition.