BSCC Newsletter 25th September 2016

Hello Fellow Photographer,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter from the Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club.

In this week’s newsletter:

  • Round One of the PDI Competition
  • Copped Hall Photoshoot
  • PAGB eNews
  • RPS Digital Imaging Group (Eastern Centre) – Roger Hance FRPS
  • RPS East Anglian Regional Sponsored lecture – Susan Brown FRPS
  • The Macallan 2016 Royal Photographic Society Awards Ceremony

Round One of the PDI Competition

Hi all,

Hope you’ve all had a good weekend. I see from Facebook many of you have been out & about with your cameras this weekend making the most of the sunshine.

It’s the first competition of the year this week, always a great night to get your pictures critiqued by an independent judge. Nothing to be scared of or worried about, it’s all good fun as we will see on Tuesday.

See you then,


Copped Hall Photoshoot

The proposed visit to Copped Hall has now been confirmed as Monday 16th January 2017 – meet at the main gates 5.45 prompt.

I have a list of people who showed interest initially but now need to confirmation availability.

  • Stephanie Stephenson
  • Mark Seton,
  • Andy Thorpe
  • Frank Smith
  • Karen Rainbird
  • Brian Johnson,
  • Graham Wilson
  • Cliff Hoy
  • Linda Lamb
  • Fabio Chiti

£10.00 (non refundable) will need to be paid shortly to reserve places.

(In the event of last minute illness etc another persons name can be substituted but Peter Warne gives his time and advice freely- funds going to assist with ongoing restoration.)

Please  dress for the weather with boots and warm clothes as we will be outdoors.

Hot drink and biscuits will be available at half way through the evening.

In the event of very heavy rain, Peter has offered to open up the cellars at the hall which have fantastic arched ceilings – gothic costumes anyone?

Please see Stephanie for payment and any queries.

PAGB eNews

The latest edition can be viewed here –

RPS Digital Imaging Group (Eastern Centre)

Just a gentle reminder that the Digital Imaging Group (Eastern Centre) of the RPS cordially invite you to another Creative Photography Lecture to be held on 9th October at Foxton Village Hall near Cambridge.

Roger Hance FRPS will give his new talk on ‘The Law of Averages Says …’ please see attached flyer for further details.

To book your tickets, go online to the RPS event page here:

The lecture is open to everyone, we look forward to seeing you there!

RPS East Anglian Regional Sponsored lecture – Susan Brown FRPS

Passionate about the continuously changing moods of light, tides and wind at the coast and the graphic design in cities, Sue will show work spanning over 30 years but concentrating on her more recent work of the last ten years after changing from Darkroom to Digital.

Sue experiments with varying shutter speeds and particularly enjoys the imagery at the coast using a very long exposure, which transforms images to become restful and ethereal. Although predominantly a seascape/landscape photographer,

Sue enjoys working on bodies of work so will include some architectural work and panels of work taken locally in Devon.

There is no need to obtain tickets, but please drop me an email if you intend to come so that I can ensure we don’t run out of biscuits!

Details of the event can be found here:

The Macallan 2016 Royal Photographic Society Awards Ceremony


Tony Bramley FRPS, has been recognised for his work in bringing a dynamic form of the Modernist Russian avant-garde movement of Suprematism into photography. At The Macallan Royal Photographic Society Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Royal Society in London, he was presented with the  Bill Wisden MBE HonFRPS Fellowship of the Year Award, for the most outstanding panel of work achieving a Fellowship.
Professional photographer Tony, produced a unique body of work with twenty images of abstracted photographs, produced in the style of Dynamic Suprematism from early twentieth century Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich. Tony now hopes this will help to secure future commissions and exhibitions of this extremely abstract form of photography.
The original submission passed the three stage process for Fellowship with The Royal Photographic Society back in November 2015, the centenary year of Malevich’s Suprematism movement. Tony’s innovative work was a style of photography the RPS had never seen before and became a big talking point at the Society.
Photographers who have tried this style in the past have generally produced works that were still objective. Tony has transformed his photographs into the totally non-objective, using just the pure beauty of the existing geometric elements that are around our everyday world and captured in his ‘donor’ images.


Tonys Images can be seen on the RPS website:

  1. Tony’s personal website:
  2. Suprematism – Tate Modern:


Until next week…

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