Second PDI Merit Competition

By | 12th November 2021

Second PDI Merit Competition – Judge:  Rosemary Wilman

We had great pleasure in welcoming Rosemary Wilman to Worthing to judge our second PDI Competition. Rosemary has been lecturing and judging for a long time and is the Chairman of the Lecturers and Judges Committee for Surrey. Rosemary told members that she judges on whether she thinks it is a good image, and gives help and direction to everyone to help improve their photography, especially those at the beginning of their photographic journey.

There were 72 images submitted and Rosemary commenced with judging the beginners first, followed by the intermediate and advanced groups and she gave very comprehensive comments on each one. She felt that some beginners had given themselves quite a challenge in getting the right lighting, depth of field, and exposure in the images they had taken. Rosemary was pleased to see that some beginners had tried different techniques and she gave tips on enhancing composition and ensuring a strong image.

Rosemary continued to critique the intermediate and advanced images, commenting on the main points of interest, sharpness, and suitable backgrounds, as well as the image storylines and what they were trying to convey. Grateful thanks to Rosemary for her very comprehensive comments and suggestions, and members will be able to use these to enhance their photography.

Rosemary’s ‘Best of the Evening’ went to Pete Clark  for ‘Autumn Leaves’. The winners from each group category are as follows:

Beginners:  Nick Macleod – ‘Ford Cosworth’

Intermediate: Kathie Bignell – ‘Tiny Orange Fly’

Advanced: Pete Clark – ‘Autumn Leaves’

Grateful thanks also go to Mike for hosting the zoom meeting, Rob for collating all the images for presentation and judging, and Liz for presenting and recording the scores. Last, but not least, a big thank you to all our members for continuing to support our camera club, and for submitting such a diverse range of lovely images for us all to enjoy.

The Committee