Photographic Society host their AGM

'Calando' by Alister Henderson scored 18 points out of 20.
'Calando' by Alister Henderson scored 18 points out of 20.

The last meeting of the Fraserburgh Photographic Society was the group’s annual general meeting when they decided post holders for the new year and the group’s calendar. Contributor Mike Chandler reports.

The minutes of the last AGM were read out and approved. The financial report was also approved.

It was agreed that the annual subs would remain the same.

There was a discussion about the program for 2014/5.

There would be six open monthly competitions, three before and three after Christmas. There would be two open print competitions and two themed competitions, the subjects being ‘People’ and ‘Natural Patterns’. It was agreed to build into the programme some practical nights which could combine camera skills and digital imaging.

Post holders are as follows;

President - Andrew West;

Vice President - Stanley Partridge;

Secretary/Treasurer – Andrew West;

Competition Secretary (External) - Stanley Partridge;

Competition Secretary (Club) – Paul Woodburn;

Competition Secretary (Print/Theme) – Lewis Duthie;

Committee member – Alister Henderson;

Press Agent – Mike Chandler.

Earlier in the month, Fraserburgh Photographic Society came out winner in a head to head competition with Deveron Camera Club.

The competition was judged by Margaret Elliot of Dumfries Camera Club, one of the most successful amateur photographic clubs in Scotland and consistently in the top five in the UK.

Margaret holds the Distinction with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB) and the Excellence Award with the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographic (EFIAP) which she achieved last year. You can find some of her images on her web site www.altimages.co.uk.

As with all judges in photographic competitions she looks at the technical merit of the images but ultimately the process is a subjective one and no two judges will agree on everything.

Each club submitted 25 images into the competition with no more than three from any member. This ensures that the entry represents a good cross section of the whole membership. Each image is marked out of 20 and the total marks for each club determines the winner of the competition. Fraserburgh Photographic Society cored 395; Deveron Camera Club scored 383.

Fraserburgh Photographic Society’s talents will be put to the test on April 26 when they compete in the ‘Grampian Eye’ in Aberdeen. Fourteen of the camera clubs in the region will be competing for this prestigious trophy. Each club will submit 15 images to be judged by renowned Scottish landscape photographer Duncan McEwan.

The next meeting of the Fraserburgh Photographic Society takes place on April 17 when the group will be testing studio equipment.