members old and new to enter the various competitions included in the clubs’ programme. To ensure impartiality South Reading Camera Club invite expert judges to visit and give their views on members input but the question was asked at our recent meeting – “ What makes a good competition image? “ The answers were provided by our speakers Caroline Colgate ARPS and Tony Mearman LRPS, both experienced and knowledgeable club photographers. By means of projected “ target “ lists, and the use of both original and published example images, they advised on the many aspects of achieving success. Careful selection of images were obviously high on the list, but enthusiasm and motivation, and giving yourself a target for your photography such as, perhaps, gaining qualifications from the Royal Photographic Society could spur your photography ( which Tony advised wasn’t as difficult as many assumed ). Caroline reminded us that you don’t always have to look too far for success – there are potential subjects all around us – you just have to learn to see them! Finally they covered the use of software such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and similar products, showing how seemingly wasted shots can be rescued and even become winners!
South Reading Camera Club meet every
Friday at Hamilton Road Children's’ Centre,
Road, Reading, with a varied programme of talks, competitions and practical
evenings. For more information visit our website –