Camera clubs battle it out in competition

'Fire Fighters' by Peterhead Camera Club member Charlie Williams was awarded full points
'Fire Fighters' by Peterhead Camera Club member Charlie Williams was awarded full points

An inter club competition with Peterhead Camera Club was held at the meeting of Fraserburgh Photographic Society on December 4.

Each club submitted 25 images into the competition and an external judge marked each one out of 20 and the club with the highest total of points was declared the winner.

There were no prizes or trophies to be won as it was a friendly get together that enabled members to see images that the other club produces and the chance to chat.

The judge was Duncan McEwen from Renfrewshire who is a member of Paisley Colour Photography Club and he has been photographing the Scottish landscape for over 40 years.

Duncan was official photographer with Team Scotland at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and has been admitted to the SPF Roll of Honour for services to Club photography in Scotland. He is also one of Sony UK’s team of Advocate Photographers.

The contest was a very close one with Fraserburgh Photographic Society coming out on top with 410 points to Peterhead Camera Club’s 400 points.

Two images were awarded the top mark of 20 points and they were ‘Fire Fighters’ by Charlie Williams (Peterhead) and ‘Breaking Wave’ by Stanley Partridge (Fraserburgh).

Throughout the evening Duncan gave advice on composition, on exposure and use of shutter speed to make images, relating these comments to positive aspects of the images in the competition and on how, in his opinion they could be made even better.

The club is currently on its Christmas break and will resume on Thursday, January 8 with a social evening.

There is a Facebook page for the society where you can post your images (www.facebook.com/FraserburghPhotographicSociety), and details of Peterhead Camera Club activities are on their website which is available at www.peterheadcameraclub.org.uk.