Slideshow of the award winning images from the 2019 Exhibition
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 121 member clubs and societies with in excess of 4000 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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Due to the current Pandemic the PAGB/APM team are unable to run the usual live Advisory Days, which have been well received by those attending in the past. However, the APM team have set up on-line Advisory sessions to aid those wishing to apply for distinctions. Since these were established in March 2020 they have proved to be very useful to all the potential applicants.
Providing you are in the system, i.e. have applied or are wishing to apply, you can contact David Smith who is the APM administrator. David can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be allocated an advisor from around the country. Alternatively, go to the PAGB website, click on 'Awards', then click on APM Awards Service and complete the form.
Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB
Federation Awards Secretary
The latest issue of the EAF Bulletin (March 2021) is now available.
This issue is digital only in PDF format.
Click on the cover image below to get your copy.
(Previous issues are available on the Bulletin page)
The 2021 Exhibition will not be takiing place in May. But we hope to be able to arrange for the Exhibition to take place in August.
Dates: 14th to 31st August 2021.
Location: Wingfield Barns.
Images: Prints and PDI's scoring 12 and above at the 2020 Championships. These images have already been judged therefore no further judging sessions will be required.
Click HERE for the full information document produced by Naomi Saul (EAF Exhibition Secretary).
Click HERE for the Poster giving full details of dates and times that the Exhibition will be open.
After many months of delay due to the Pandemic the PAGB APMs were at last able to safely run their assessments remotely. Thank you to all applicants for being so patient. Sadly the overall pass rate was low. The EAF gained one Credit and one Distinction from seven submitted. Our congratulations go to:
Cathy Holgate CPAGB, from Hertford & DCC
Marion Rapier ARPS, DPAGB, BPE4* from Edmonton Camera Club
As this system worked well, they hope to run the next adjudication in May, although again only for PDIs. Please watch out for further information in the PAGB APM Bulletins.
Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary.
Annual Subscription information, Subscription form and EAF GDPR Compliance Consent form are now available on the Downloadable Documents page
Our Treasurer, Naomi Saul, has produced updated information on insurance requirements and options.
Click HERE to visit the newly updated Insurance webpage.
Naturally , many of you will be wondering whether the EAF Subscription for 2021 will remain as formally approved at our AGM in February, bearing in mind that some of our activities have had to be cancelled due to the ongoing restrictions of the COVID 19 pandemic
Your Committee have been meeting on the usual dates, but via Zoom technology and as I write this, we have just completed a 3 hour meeting discussing, amongst many other items, the way forward for the Annual Subscription renewal due on 1st January 2021.
To summarise, the Executive Committee have decided that the Subscription payable as approved at our AGM will change for the coming year
“That as from the 1st January, 2021 the subscription for each club within the EAF shall be a basic rate of £9 per club and £1.70 per member plus the club subscription to be levied by the PAGB for the year 2021. The minimum overall subscription per club shall be £50"
“Due to the restrictions in place as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic – as from 1st January 2021 the Subscription for each existing Member Club within the EAF shall be a basic rate of £10 per Club and £0 per Member plus the Club subscription to be levied by the PAGB for the year 2021 which is now confirmed will also be zero"
From the 1st January, 2021 the subscription for any New club joining the EAF shall be a basic rate of £10 per club and £1.50 per member plus the £38 club subscription levied by the PAGB for 2020"
We are hopeful that this reduction will encourage current Clubs to rejoin us next year at a cost that will also allow them to resolve their own financial situation.
As a Federation, we will still require all Member Clubs/Societies to hold Public Liability Insurance cover for a
minimum of £5,000,000 as a condition of EAF Membership
Naomi Saul ARPS. EFIAP. ASINWP. DPAGB. APAGB. BPE4*
The PAGB have established an on-line advisory scheme. Full details are available in the Awards Secretary report on pages 8/9 of the September EAF Bulletin (See Below)
Sadly, the Executive Committee has decided that the Championships for 2021 should be cancelled. Full details of this decision is available in the Championship Secretary Report on page 11 of the September EAF Bulletin (See Below)
If you are trying to set up Club activities while physical meetings are not possible, here is a list of EAF judges and lecturers who are prepared to judge and/or lecture remotely.
Click HERE for your copy of the list.
The report on the 2020 EAF inter-club print championship is available HERE
The report on the 2020 EAF inter-club PDI championship is available HERE
The report on the 2019 Autumn Adjudication held in Watford is available HERE
Successful applicants present at Credit level, including Alan Lindsell (extreme left centre) and Tony Williams (right seated) from the EAF.
(Images courtesy of Terri Adcock)
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
The report on the APM Advisory Day held at Foxton on Sunday 1st September 2019 is avaiable HERE
Images courtesy of Nick Akers
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
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.
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
The EAF Data Protection Policy document is available on the Downloadable Documents page.