Philip Lepper Trophy

Philip Lepper Trophy competition 24th March 2020 – theme:  Abstract


The rules for scoring the Philip Lepper Trophy have changed this year and reverted to how it was scored in past years.

The winner will be the person who receives the highest score over three images.  That is, the scores you receive for your three images will be added together and the total score will count towards the final rankings.

To have a chance of winning this trophy, you will need to enter the maximum three images.

Good luck with developing your ‘abstract’ skills.

Backup Talk Slides

A copy of the relevant slides from the short Backup talk to be given on 28th January 2020 are here…

There are links to two backup apps (Macrium Reflect that I use and Easus which I have not used but is recommended by Ask Leo) plus the links for various articles by Ask Leo (he makes good sense.)

This talk was not a comprehensive discussion and only from a Windows 10 home user’s point of view, although a similar approach applies to Apple users.






Seasonal Points Competition

The closing date for our next seasonal points competition is midnight tomorrow, 28th January so if you haven’t yet added your images – 2 prints and 1 PDI or 1 print and 2 PDIs  – now is the time to do so.

This is an open competition so there are no limits other than your imagination.

Let’s see a good number of entries in the competition on 4th February.

Architects’ Association Trophy 2021

Just to make sure you have plenty of advance warning of next year’s Architects’ Association Trophy competition the theme is going to be ARCHITECTURAL SILHOUETTES.

You will receive a theme brief with further information in good time for the competition.

Architects’ Association Trophy

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that our next club competition is the Architects’ Association Trophy to be held on Tuesday 14th January 2020.

Don’t forget, the theme for this competition, set by Graham Wright of the Architects’ Association, is ‘Consensus in Architecture’ with the following explanation:

Modern Architecture has often been criticised as being insensitive, terms like ‘….it looks like a prison building….’ and ‘… it’s a carbuncle…’ have often been used. Good Architecture should not simply copy the neighbours but be compatible, good neighbourly and respectful designs. Architects do not work in isolation to design buildings which all also have to be approved by various bodies. We see the resultant compromises.  It is my view that consensus Architecture should meld the new with the old.

Enter your PDIs (a maximum of 3) by the closing date of 7th January.

Looking forward to seeing some imaginative and creative images.


Capturing Cumbria

If you enjoy landscape/rural photography there is a pleasant, non-technical, 20 minute radio broadcast on BBC iPlayer where Amy Bateman, farmer and photographer, talks about her photographic life.

Amy has won numerous photographic awards including the overall winner of the most recent, prestigious British Life Photography competition. The exhibition has been touring Britain throughout 2019. Amy says she takes about 5-6,000 photographs each week.


Stan Searle Trophy

Last Call for Entries


Our next internal competition is for the Stan Searle Trophy and takes place on Tuesday 5th November.

This is a competition for up to 3 PDIs only on the theme of ‘person or people’ – this must be the principal element of each image.

If you haven’t already done so, please load your images into photoentry by midnight on Tuesday 29th October at the latest.