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Camera Club Services

I offer judging & talks to camera clubs via Zoom or in person if the distance is reasonable

Heals Staircase

I am a camera club judge with 7 years experience judging at camera clubs across the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs (CACC).  I have been invited to judge at clubs in the neighbouring regions.

I have judged inter club competitions such as the Rosebowl and North West Federation cup.  In 2019 I was invited to judge the semi-final of the Rosebowl competition. I was also honoured to judge The Cornish and Sussex Championships

I am comfortable and experienced judging both Print and Projected digital competitions and I am regularly asked to judge clubs Best of the year competitions (Park St, Field End, XRR, Windsor Croxley etc..)

I have judged Open, Set subject, Triptych, and Panel competitions. I am also part of the team developing the new Judges training programme for the CACC

Talk 1 - Improving Your Photography
Dalmation Pelican Flying

This talk is designed for beginners and intermediate workers and of course does work for advanced workers as well who are looking to improve their photography or broaden their photography into different genres.


The talk provides some quick tips and tricks that will have an immediate impact on your captured images as well as covering some of the most common genres, how to approach them, what "good" looks like and what equipment you might need to capture them.


The talk also covers one of the more important aspects that can improve your photography by moving from grazing to planning.


The talk is a delivered as a PowerPoint show, with images to illustrate along the way.

Talk 2 - Critique your own images
Furious Foxes_Martin Patten

This talk is designed for all photographers and camera clubs who would like their members to be able to critique their own images.

We all find it challenging to critique our own images, divorcing our emotions from the process can be very difficult. Understanding how images are evaluated and what judges are looking for can really help us look at our images in a more constructive and detailed way.

I cover the key criteria judges consider when critiquing an image followed by an examination of each of the main genres to understand and demonstrate the differences between a poor and good image.  The talk is fully illustrated with images across all the main photographic genres including, wildlife, portraiture, architecture, sports, street and landscape.

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