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.
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
The PDF version of the 2019 EAF Exhibition Catalogue is now available on the Downloadable Documents Page.
The September 2019 EAF Bulletin is now available for download.
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EAF 2019 Exhibition Portfolio
The Portfolio DVD will contain 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. It is anticipated that the discs will be ready by mid September at the latest. An order form is available HERE. The disc will be dispatched as soon as it is ready.
The disc will be 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.
Judges Workshop: October 2019
A Poster and Application Form are available on the Downloadable Documents Page
Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Awards for Photographic Merit
The Spring Adjudication took place at the Llandrillo College, Rhos-on-Sea, hosted by the North Wales Federation, over the weekend of the 27th/28th April.
Our Federation had 28 applications, with 21 being successful as follows:
Credit Prints: Jenny Collier CPAGB, Roger Care CPAGB both from the Melbourn & DPC, Iain Blake CPAGB from the Halstead & DPS, John Northover CPAGB, Les Cornwell CPAGB, Thomas Peck CPAGB all from Loughton CC, Martin Leech CPAGB, from Clacton CC, Matthew Clarke CPAGB, BPE 3* from Ipswich & DPS, Peter Mallett CPAGB from the Caister CC, Paul Thwaites CPAGB and Darren Lindsay CPAGB both from Benfleet CC and finally, Geoff Felton CPAGB from Colchester PS.
Credit PDIs: Ian Tulloch CPAGB, from the Melbourn & DPC, Phil Janes LRPS, CPAGB and Christine Holt CPAGB both from Hoddesdon CC.
Distinction Prints: Keith Truman DPAGB and Peter North DPAGB both from Melbourn & DPC, Roger Hance FRPS, DPAGB, AFIAP, BPE5* from Ipswich & DPS, Linda Woodward DPAGB from St. Neots & DCC.
Distinction PDIs: Victoria Andrews DPAGB, from the Halstead & DPS, Simon Jenkins ARPS, DPAGB, BPE 2* from Ware & DPS.
(EAF Exhibition Images)
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Nomad Print Boxes
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Successful CPAGB applicants present at the event, including several from the EAF
Successful DPAGB applicants present at the event including Keith Truma & Peter North, both from Melbourn & DPC, 2nd & 3rd from the left on the back row
We offer our sincere congratulations to them all. It is worth noting that the Melbourn club had 5 applications and all 5 were successful! Loughton also managed 3 out of 3. Some of the applicants were present to collect their respective badges. Certificates will be available later in the summer.
As you are all aware, we have another PAGB APM Advisory Day being held on Sunday 1st September. I am very grateful that again we have the support of the APM team travelling down from Scotland and Lancashire. I am pleased to say that it is almost fully booked already, which proves to me that it is much in demand.
The Autumn Adjudication will take place at the Watford Grammar School for boys, Rickmansworth, Watford, hosted by the Chilterns Association, over the weekend of 23rd/24th November. We have 27 applications for this adjudication weekend. It is very interesting to see some new clubs showing interest in seeking advice and also applying for accreditations.
Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB,
Federation Awards Secretary.
WORKSHOP / DEMONSTRATION DAY with PAUL GALLAGHER
at the FULBOURN CENTRE (TOWNLEY MEMORIAL HALL),
31 HOME END, FULBOURN, CAMBRIDGE, CB21 5BS
ON SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2019
10.00 to 16.00 hours approximately
(TICKET NUMBERS LIMITED TO 140 MAXIMUM . COST: £25.00 PER PERSON (INCLUDING MORNING AND AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS) )
WE ARE VERY PRIVILEGED TO HAVE THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM A MASTER: "POST PROCESSING AND IMAGE EDITING – TO SUCCESSFUL PRINTS"
On this one day workshop, PAUL GALLAGHER will cover aspects of post processing and image editing using Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom and Photoshop. You will learn important considerations you need to make throughout your digital workflow, to arrive at a superb image file ready to print or publish.
The following aspects will be covered:-
Post Processing of RAW files – bringing life back to the image captured in the field
Understanding the controls of Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom
Understanding how and when to use Photoshop as well
Using Adjustment Layers and Masks in Photoshop
Understanding Colour Management and Preparing the Images for Printing
Resizing and Sharpening Images
Setting up the Printer and profiles for both colour and black and white
Typical printing problems and how to resolve them.
Being out with our cameras and knowing the techniques to use is one thing, but some of the most important work in creating wonderful photographs in every genre, has to be done when we return home with the RAW or even JPEG files.
How often do you make a print or prepare to show a digital file, only to be disappointed with the result? It is necessary to bring back life to the image captured in the field. The different intensities of light and dark need to be recovered. Using software gives us the mechanism to achieve this in the modern day digital ‘darkroom’. We need to recreate the experience of that moment in the field and communicate it to the viewer. After all, as pleasurable as it is, being in the field with one’s camera is only part of the job. We must also learn to embrace and enjoy post processing and image editing to truly be photographers and by doing so, offer the viewer the finished visual statement of our experience.
Digital files of support notes will be available afterwards to those who attend the day, which will save the problem of trying to take notes and then missing the next vital step, hint or tip!.
Paul Gallagher has been a fine art monochrome and colour printer for well over 30 years, dedicating his photographic career to Landscape pictures and ‘on location’ photographic workshops at numerous venues in the UK and abroad with co-director Michael Pilkington - see www.aspect2i.co.uk.
Paul was an excellent dark room worker, but has long since exchanged the darkroom for the use of digital print production. Having mastered that process, he now runs class based workshops for the Epson Print Academy at Hemel Hempstead and other locations around the country. Places at those workshops cost £165 (but do include a buffet Lunch!) - so we are very privileged to have this wonderful opportunity to spend a day with - and learn from - a true Master of his art.
REFRESHMENTS - morning coffee/tea with biscuits and afternoon tea/coffee with cake will be provided. A “Social Club” adjoins the Hall and you will be able to get “refreshments” there at lunchtime including drinks, food, sandwiches and soup. Hot meals may also be pre-ordered before the day, or you can of course bring a packed lunch and drink.
APPLICATIONS may be made individually or through Club Secretaries on the application form (available for download HERE) and MUST include a stamped addressed envelope large enough to hold the number of tickets (single A6 size with single A5 timetable together with a map if requested) being applied for and with sufficient postage. (PLEASE NOTE - tickets WILL NOT be available at the door). A map of the venue is available HERE.
CANCELLATIONS - In the event of illness causing cancellation, the fee (less £1 for administration costs) will be refunded up to 1st NOVEMBER or later if the ticket can be resold. There may be a waiting list if tickets sell out, so PLEASE telephone if you are unable to attend at the last minute.
EVENT COORDINATOR: Naomi M. Saul ARPS ASINWP EFIAP DPAGB APAGB BPE4* - 46 Apsley End Road, Shillington, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3LX. Telephone: 01462 711772
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 Award Winning Images can be viewed HERE
EAF Inter-Club PDI Championship Report 2019
On Sunday 10th 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 – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)
Third placed club certificate – Cambridge Camera Club
Beyond Group and the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO) 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: “Flour Power” by Marcia Mellor of Beyond Group
Personal selection of Roger Parry ARPS MPAGB HonPAGB EFIAP: “Fen Drayton Dawn” by Simon Shore of Swavesey Camera Club
Personal selection of Richard Spurdens DPAGB EFIAP/g BPE4*: “Waiter” by Rob Howarth of Beyond Group
Personal selection of Judith Parry DPAGB HonPAGB AFIAP: “Lorraine Ugen” by Andy Gutterage of the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)
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.