The East Anglian Federation (EAF) of Photographic Societies was founded in 1910 and has thus been in existence for over 100 years. The EAF is a constituent founder Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), which is the parent organisation for camera clubs and photographic societies throughout the UK. Having 128 member clubs and societies with in excess of 4500 individual members, the EAF is now the largest federation in the PAGB covering the area of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and that part of Hertfordshire which lies to the east of the M1 motorway. Following the closure of the Central Federation in 1989 a number of North and East London clubs were welcomed into the East Anglian Federation.

 

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2020 EAF Exhibition CANCELLED

 

Following the change in government advice, it is with great regret that I have to advise you that we must cancel this year's EAF Exhibition. The selection process was planned to take place at  Fulbourn on the 27/28/29th of this month but this will not now happen and entries and payments will be returned to their authors. I realise this is not simple as many clubs will already have stopped meeting, but it can happen over time. Many thanks to all those who put together entries but sadly you will have to save them until next year.

 

It is unfortunate to have to do this but I think it is the right action to take in the circumstances.

 

Colin Birch

EAF President

17/3/2020

EAF Inter-Club Print Championship Report 2020

 

On Sunday 8th March, 25 clubs took part in the Print Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. Each club showed 15 images in Round One, aiming for a place in Round Two. The top scoring 11 clubs progressed to Round Two, showing us a further 10 images with all 25 images counting towards the final positions.

 

This year we had clear winners and the final results were:

 

Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Beyond Group

 

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy – Ware & District Photographic Society

 

Third placed club receiving a certificate – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

 

Beyond Group and Ware and District Photographic Society will therefore be invited to represent the EAF in Blackburn on 25th October.  It is a good event, and our representatives would welcome some support.  Tickets need to be bought in advance from the PAGB website.

 

My thanks to everyone who helped to make the day possible – the clubs, the executive, their spouses and friends, the staff at the Fulbourn Community Centre, and of course the three judges.

 

The judges selected the following images as their personal choices and their joint choice as the best print in the Championship:

 

Best Print in the Championship: “Goslings in Falklands Sandstorm” by David Osborn FRPS EFIAP BPE5 of Focus 24

 

Personal selection of Gwen Charnock FRPS MFIAP APAGB: “Wild Brown Bear” by Claire Norman of Bishop's Stortford Camera Club

 

Personal selection of Phil Charnock FRPS MFIAP APAGB: "Collecting the Snow for Drinking Water" by Isabella Knight ARPS of Ipswich & District Photographic Society

 

Personal selection of David Lowe ARPS DPAGB: “Landscaping” by Colin Bradshaw DPAGB BPE3* of Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

 

The Scoresheet is available on the Downloadable Documents Page or click HERE

 

The Award Winning Images can be viewed HERE

 

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EAF Inter-Club PDI Championship Report 2020

 

On Sunday 9th February, 34 clubs took part in the PDI Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. Each club showed 15 images in Round One, aiming for a place in Round Two. The top scoring 13 clubs progressed to Round Two, showing us a further 10 images with all 25 images counting towards the final positions.

 

This year we had clear winners and the final results were:

 

Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Beyond Group

 

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy - Ware and District Photographic Society

 

Third placed club certificate – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

 

Beyond Group and Ware and Distict Photographic Society will therefore be invited to represent the EAF at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship to be held in Warwick in July.  In addition, as Cambridge Camera Club reached the final of the PAGB event last year, they too will represent the Federation.  It is a good event, and our representatives would welcome some support. Tickets need to be bought in advance from the PAGB website.

 

My thanks to everyone who helped to make the day possible – the clubs and their Competition Secretaries, the Executive, their spouses and friends, the staff at the Fulbourn Community Centre, and of course the three judges.

 

The judges selected the following images as their personal choices and their joint

choice as the best image in the Championship:

 

Best PDI of the Championship: “The Chilterns” by Brian Gibbs of Ware and District Photographic Society

 

Personal selection of David Gibbins: “The Bully” by David Giffin of Beyond Group

 

Personal selection of Peter Gennard: "Gymnast and Ribbon” by Andy Gutteridge of the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

 

Personal selection of Don Byatt: “Breaching Humpback” by Richard White of Welwyn Garden City Photographic Club

 

The Scoresheet is available on the Downloadable Documents Page or click HERE

 

The Award Winning Images can be viewed HERE

 

Presentation of APM Certificates at the PDI Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Awards for Photographic Merit

 

The Autumn Adjudication took place at the Watford Boys Grammar School, Watford,  hosted by the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs, over the weekend of the 23rd/24th November.

 

It was a very well-run event in a superb venue with tiered seating giving a good view for everyone. The Federation had 27 applications with 12 being successful as follows:

 

Credit Print: Alan Lindsell CPAGB from Melbourn CC.

 

Credit PDI: Wayne Davey CPAGB, Robert Howarth CPAGB, both from the Lowestoft PC and Tony Williams CPAGB from Kings Lynn & District PC.

 

Distinction Prints: Colin Bradshaw DPAGB, BPE3*, Michael Foster DPAGB, BPE2*, Paul Giles DPAGB, Nigel Griffiths DPAGB, BPE1*, Andy Gutteridge DPAGB, EFIAP/g, BPE5*, all from the Photographic Imaging Co-operative, and Robert Norris, DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP from Ware & District PS.

 

Distinction PDIs:  Peter Milsom DPAGB, EFIAP/s BPE3* from Ware & District PS and Caroline Tillett DPAGB, BPE3* from Wayland & District PC.

 

Successful applicants present at Credit level, including Alan Lindsell (extreme left centre) and Tony Williams (right seated) from the EAF.

Successful applicants present at Distinction level, including Colin Bradshaw, Michael Foster, Paul Giles, Nigel Griffiths, Andy Gutteridge, Bob Norris, Peter Milson and Caroline Tillett from the EAF

Images courtesy of Terri Adcock

 

We offer our sincere congratulations to them all and commiserations to those who were unsuccessful. In particular, PICO managed to gain 5 out 5 in the Distinction level. Many applicants were present to collect their respective badges and have their group photo taken. I hope to receive the certificates ready to give out at the AGM/PDI Championships in February.

 

Many of you may be aware we are holding another PAGB/APM Advisory Day on Sunday 6th September, once again at the Foxton Village Hall. The advance notification poster is on the website. Again we will be pleased to welcome the PAGB/APM team coming down from Scotland and Lancashire to offer their advice and share their experience.

 

The Spring Adjudication is almost full, only a few spaces for Credit being available, D and M are closed. This event is being hosted by the MCPF and will be held in Rednal, Birmingham, reachable in a day for many of those who wish to attend from the EAF.

 

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB,

Federation Awards Secretary.

PAGB Distinctions Advisory Day

 

Sunday 6th September 2020

10-00 am to 5-00 pm

More details on the EAF Events Page

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Audio-Visual Workshop

 

Sunday 1st November 2020

10-00 am to 5-00 pm

More details on the EAF Events Page

Awards for Photographic Merit Advisory Day

On Sunday 1st September  we hosted another very successful APM Advisory day at Foxton. Once again we were fortunate to have the PAGB team travel down from Scotland and the North-West, plus two more from the Midlands.

 

We are very grateful for the support from Rod Wheelans MPAGB HonPAGB MFIAP FIPF, Anne Grenier MPAGB, Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB BPE 2*, Gordon Jenkins HonPAGB, Peter Cheetham HonPAGB and David Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP BPE 4* CPAGB a-v.

 

Because we had such a high response, (our largest ever - 33 for prints and 20 for PDIs,) we also needed to invite two more local judges, Colin Westgate FRPS MFIAP MPAGB  APAGB and Roy Essery MPAGB to help out. We are very grateful to them all for giving up their time.

(Images by Nick Akers)

 

The events don’t run on their own and I am very grateful to the following members who supported this day. My sincere thanks go to the following: Naomi Saul, Paul and Shirley Radden, Simon Jenkins, Liz and Nick Akers, Mike Dobson and my wife, Pam.

 

There is so much interest and many requests for more such days that I am hoping to organise another for next autumn, subject to committee approval. The PAGB team are willing to travel down again, if we can agree on a suitable date.

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.

Federation Awards Secretary

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The PDF version of the 2019 EAF Exhibition Catalogue is now available on the Downloadable Documents Page.

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EAF 2019 Exhibition Portfolio

 

The Portfolio DVD contains all the images accepted for the EAF Exhibition, as a menu driven presentation. Award winning images and those selected to represent the EAF in PAGB Inter-Federation events will be accompanied by a commentary by Colin Southgate FRPS DPAGB.

 

The Portfolio DVD costs £7.50 and is issued as a disc you can keep. An order form is available HERE. The disc was produced in PC format only with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels

 

PAGB 2019 Inter-Federation Exhibition Disc

 

The PAGB Print & PDI Exhibitions are produced on disc which can be obtained for £10.00 and contains some of the best work from around the UK with images that were selected for the Exhibitions. An order form is available HERE, to be completed and returned to Bob Norris.

 

EAF Inter-Club Print Championship Report 2019

 

On Sunday 10th March, 23 clubs took part in the Print Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. Each club showed 15 images in Round One, aiming for a place in Round Two. The top scoring 10 clubs progressed to Round Two, showing us a further 10 images with all 25 images counting towards the final positions.

 

This year we had clear winners and the final results were:

 

Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Cambridge Camera Club

 

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy – Ware and District Photographic Society

 

Third placed club receiving a certificate – Focus 24

 

Therefore Cambridge Camera Club and Ware and District Photographic Society will be invited to represent the EAF at  the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship to be held in Blackburn in October. Beyond Group will also be invited to represent the EAF in Blackburn as a result of reaching the final last year. It is a good event, and our representatives would welcome some support. Tickets need to be bought in advance from the PAGB website.

 

My thanks to everyone who helped to make the day possible – the Clubs, the Executive, their spouses and friends, the staff at the Fulbourn Community Centre, and of course the three judges. The judges selected the following images as their personal choices and their joint choice as the best print in the Championship: (images to follow when available)

 

Best Print: "Back to Front" by Nigel Northwood of St Neots & District Camera Club

 

Personal choice of Peter W Cheetham: "A Helping Hand" by Diana Knight of Focus 24

 

Personal choice of Caroline Colegate: "Gnarled Olive Tree" by Hugh Milsom of Ware & District  Photographic Society

 

Personal choice of Ken Scott: "Winter Shadow" by Peter North of Melbourn & District Photographic Society

 

The Scoresheet is available on the Downloadable Documents Page or click HERE

 

The Award Winning Images can be viewed HERE

 

 

 

New Standard Resolution for EAF PDI Competitions

A new Canon WUX500 projector, which can project to a higher resolution, has been purchased. We can therefore adopt the new PAGB standard resolution of 1600px X 1200px for the EAF Championships and the EAF Exhibition. We will continue to accept file sizes of 1400px X 1050px which will project a little smaller on the screen but strongly recommend that smaller file sizes are not used.

More details of the change are available on page 12 of the September 2018 EAF Bulletin (See below.

 

EAF Data Protection Policy - May 2018

The EAF Data Protection Policy document is available on the Downloadable Documents page.

 

 

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