We were invited to Penryn Camera Club for a friendly evening of critique, with 33 members of both clubs passing comments on 60 projected prints, equally divided between colour and monochrome, and between the two clubs. It was interesting to hear how others viewed our efforts, and there was much to be learned about technique and presentation, in addition to gaining practice in the art of being a critical friend, aided by the facilitation of Derek Godridge, assisted by Victor Tullin.
We were very grateful to Penryn CC for hosting the evening, and for the splendid refreshments, and although it was not a competitive event, we look forward to welcoming them to St Agnes for a return “match”.
Words by Martin Morse.
On a wet Thursday evening we were invited to a joint critique evening with Penryn Camera Club, where we received a very warm welcome from their Chairman, Mark Walker.
We started with 15 printed images from each club, with both Claudia from our club jointly leading the critique with Mark from theirs. Each photographer was asked to describe their image and the floor was then opened up for their views.
The standard was extremely high, which led to some interesting debates as to what to ‘changes’ if any were required. As there was so much discussion about each print, there wasn’t time to see all 30, so at the break all the images were put on display for everyone to view.
At the break we were all treated to tea/coffee plus a table full of food and spent the time having a good talk with old and new friends from Penryn. At the end of the break the raffle was drawn, where some of our members won some excellent prizes.
The second half was the projection of 15 digital images from each club, again hosted by Claudia and Mark. This also provided lively debate and each club were inspired by the variety of images on display. I certainly took away some ideas for the future.
The evening ended after 10pm to a warm round of applause for the hospitality of the Penryn Club and promises to return the evening later next year in St Agnes.
Words by Ian Williams, image “Inside Sky Space” by Nikki Bathe.