And the winner is...

29 April 2018

SIG: Digital Imaging Thames Valley

TVDIG Sunday 22nd April

The day began with presentations by four TVDIG regulars.

Chas Hockin introduced the subject of time-lapse, showing the equipment he uses and some fascinating examples of his and others work. Chris Tank followed with a behind-the-scenes look at how art collections are digitised and on-line galleries created to provide access to valuable heritage collections.

Dance photography was the subject of John Jennings' talk. Describing his experiments with different flash techniques, his images illustrating a mastery of technical skills and creativity. Steven Galvin concluded the morning presentations with an insight into his passion for wildlife photography. His talk, illustrated with a broad range of his work finished with an explanation of how he captured 'Suspicion', the image that won him the Len Deeley Trophy in 2017.

The PDI competition followed short presentations by Nick Banner LRPS showing his LRPS panel, and Nicky Pascoe ARPS who described her dance photography and the creation of her ARPS panel. Judged by Jim Pascoe BA ABIPP ARPS, the competition had a broad range of styles and subjects to be reviewed. Jim clearly enjoyed the process of selection, giving an enthusiastic commentary combined with constructive criticism. The results were as follows:

1st Place The Attendant by David Pearson ARPS

2nd Place Head and Shoulders by Alan G Edwards LRPS DPAGB

3rd Place Skógafoss by Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell LRPS

David Pearson ARPS receiving his 1st Place certificate and the Len Deeley Memorial Trophy from Jim Pascoe BA ABIPP ARPS


Highly commended to:

Cowslips by Janice Payne ARPS

Industry by Dave Beaumont

Young Baboons at Play by Veronica Barratt FRPS


Author: Chris Tank - DIG Thames Valley

Event photography by Chas Hockin LRPS