Club Meeting Report, Set Subject Print Results - Tuesday 3rd December 2013.

On Tuesday 3rd December 2013, Morpeth Camera Club gave a warm welcome to Jim Welsh, LRPS, CPAGB, who
had attended to judge the annual Set Subject print competitions. At the end of last season, club members were
invited to vote on a subject for the colour and mono Set Subject competition. " People at Work " was selected
for the the colour prints and " On the Street " for the monochrome prints.
The aim of this competition was to encourage members to go out and look for images and with over one hundred
entries they proved to be popular subjects to photograph.

" People at Work " - Colour Prints.

In this section members had covered a wide variety of subjects, a lot of thought and effort saw prints of a teacher
at Beamish, food vendors, engine drivers, wing walkers, weavers, street musicians, farm workers and shepherds,
paramedics, & generally authors matched the brief and gave their interpretation of people going about their work.
Jim selected the following top five and highly commended-


1st 2nd 3rd


1st. Paparazzi by Mark Harrison.
2nd. The Pastry Maker by Dave Illingworth.
3rd. Ploughing by Vince Rooker.
4th. Watch my Fist by John Thompdon.
5th. The Worker by Davy Bolam

Highly Commended -
Asleep on the Job by Chris Earl, Working Musicians, Ballet Royal by Lionel Bryan. The Gaffer, What should I do
next by Dave Bisset and Tea Ladies by Chris Earl.


" On the Street " - Monochrome Prints

In the monochrome print section members submitted photographs of snow lit streets, carnivals, protesters,
journalists, paparazzi, spectators and street demonstrations to name but a few. Again it was good to see how
different members viewed or recorded this subject. Jim selected the following as his top five & highly commended-


1st 2nd 3rd


1st. The Central Bar, Gateshead by Davy Bolam.
2nd. Sunday Morning Stroll by Dave Illingworth.
3rd. Toni & Guy by John Thompson.
4th. Street Performer, Human Statue by Davy Bolam.
5th. French Lady, Working the Street by Lionel Bryan.

Highly Commended -
Street Entertainer by Steve McDonald, My New Bike by Dave Illingworth, The Grey Day by Ian Cadwallender and
Addiction of Today by Mark Harrison.


Jim then outlined the criteria that he used to judge the competition asking himself, had the author followed the brief,
did the image tell a story, the use of tones, colours, angles and composition. The use of good light, printing quality &
especially in the mono section, good tonal value, warmth, contrast, movement, and exposure. Jim then also reminded
everyone that this was just his opinion on the night, that there were many very good prints in the competition and he
praised the high standard of work produced by members.
Club Chairman Steve Mcdonald then thanked Jim for his constructive, fair and often humorous comments and for
taking the time to judge such a large competition.
The winning prints were displayed on the new print stands for members to have a closer look and the raffle ended
another busy night at the club.