Shaun Hodge Triumphs at the Ron Wake Final

Shaun Hodge made it a superb start to the new season of external competitions by winning the Ron Wake Memorial Trophy with his print Going Gaga.  

The final, which took place in a packed Harrow Camera Club, was judged by Gerald Kitiyakara, LRPS.

Shaun is currently travelling so the trophy was collected on his behalf by Amanda Wright.

 Amanda Wright collects the Ron Wake Trophy on behalf of Shaun Hodge

Amanda Wright collects the Ron Wake Trophy on behalf of Shaun Hodge

Summer Season ends in Style

The final event of a highly successful EHHPS Summer Season came to a fabulous and fitting conclusion with a BBQ in the sunshine superbly hosted by John Clare and Maxine, with the added bonus of the presentation of trophies to the winners of last season's monthly aggregate competitions.

The full list of winners was published here.

A huge thank you to John and Maxine and congratulations to all of the winners.


British Life PhotographyAwards

The 2018 competition is open for entries. Great shots for inspiration from last year's winners gallery! 

Founded in 2014, BLPA recognises and showcases the work of established and emerging photographers, both professional and amateur of all ages, while also highlighting the relevance and importance of photography to raise awareness and inform.

The awards are a unique visual celebration of British life, in all its richness and diversity, creating an enduring visual record of the spirit and essence of our nation and its people at work, play and in the community.

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AGM 2018: Monthly Aggregate Competition Winners Announced

More awards than ever this year as we added the 'Portrait' category to 'Set Subject' and 'Open' for both Projected and Print competitions:

Projected Competition

Set Subject
First: Kristin Mason
Second = Emmanuel
Second = Paul Mason

First: Ania Taylor
Second: Rick Beresford
Third = Shaun Hodge
Third = Barbara Dorrell

First: Kristin Mason
Second: Martin Creedy
Third: Paul Mason

Print Competition

Set Subject
First: Paul Mason
Second: Ania Taylor
Third: Shaun Hodge

First = Ania Taylor
First = Shaun Hodge
Third: Amanda Wright

First: Shaun Hodge
Second: Paul Mason
Third: Kristin Mason

AGM 2018: Switch Trophy Winner Announced

After the AGM on 7 June, the winner of the Switch Trophy was announced.

This trophy is awarded to someone outside of the committee for special service to the Club, the recipient being decided by the previous three winers.

This year's winner is Rajan Adhikari.  Rajan, who has already made his mark on EHHPS by throwing himself into club activities, and winning this year's Panel of Prints competition was given the award for his ever present willingness to help in any way possible.  

 Raj with incoming President Phil Dean.   Image credit: Nigel

Raj with incoming President Phil Dean.  
Image credit: Nigel

AGM 2018: New Committee Elected

The EHHPS AGM took place on June 7.  As is usual the existing committee stood down.  The majority put themselves forward for re-election, with two exceptions:

Paul Mason stood down as President at the end of his three year term.  Phil Dean was elected as the new President.

Karen Helle stood down as Secretary. As no-one put themselves forward there is currently a vacancy for this key position.

The new committee therefore comprises:

President: Philip Dean
Secretary: Vacancy
Treasurer: Dennis Durack
Competition Secretary: Emmanuel Papadopoulos
Portfolio Secretary (External Competitions): Amanda Wright
Programme Secretary: Kristin Mason
Membership Secretary: Philip Dean
Publicity Secretary: Paul Mason
Exhibitions Secretary: Jane Arnold-Foster
Webmaster: Burgess Taylor

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You may use this group address to email the whole committee

Taylor Wessing deadline Tuesday, June 12th

First Prize £15,000

Entry is closing on Tuesday for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. 

With a first prize of £15,000, the Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists. 

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

Closing date: 12 June 2018



Enter here:


Out with the Old - In with the New

Make the evening go with a Fizz

The meeting of EHHPS which takes place on Thursday 7th June marks the end of an era - our last in the Town Hall, at least for the foreseeable future - before we start the new season in September at the Brentham Club.  It also marks the end of one Presidency, and the beginning of another, as a new committee is elected at the AGM.

After the AGM - Prizes, as the winners of the aggregate competitions, and the Switch Trophy are announced.

To mark the occasion, the committee has decided to add a little Sparkle (and Nibbles) to the half-time refreshments so do come along and make this an occasion to remember.

Invitation to view Field End Exhibition

Amanda Wright has received an invitation from Field End PS to view their exhibition:

Field End Photographic Society exhibition is currently on at the Cow Byre in Ruislip until Saturday 9th June.  There are about 90 prints and a 10 minute digital presentation on show.

Venue: the nearest address is 38 Bury St, Ruislip HA4 7SU.

There are adjacent tea rooms providing refreshment.

EHHPS Members Successful in the Watford Salon

Amanda Hodge, Shaun Hodge, Ania Taylor and Dennis Durack achieved success in the inaugural Watford Salon

In the Open Colour class:

Amanda Hodge was Highly Commended for Up and Away and had an acceptance for Spotty

Shaun Hodge was Highly Commended for Balance And Strength and Morning Dance and had an acceptance for Autumn 

Ania Taylor had acceptances for Clematis, Cosmos and Tweedle Dum

Dennis Durack had acceptances for Cuban Highway and Flamenco Swirls

In the Monochrome Class:

Shaun Hodge was Highly Commended for Almost Perfect and had acceptances for Legs and Viking Princess

Dennis Durack was Highly Commended for Nine Nudes in a Box and had acceptances for Back to Front and Silhouette Dance

Their  images, and the full results can be seen here

CACC Course: Judging and interpreting in Photography

Following on from Amanda Wright's highly successful session 'Through the Judge's Eye' we have now received details from the CACC of their one day course.  CACC Chair Mark Buckley-Sharp writes:

"CACC exists to do things which each club would find difficult on its own. High in our priorities is recruitment and training of judges and speakers. Usually each year we run judge training with a pair of workshops for those who have volunteered. We are now extending that to offer a free workshop for anyone who might be interested in becoming a judge or indeed anyone interested in how the 'judging' process works.

This workshop is free, although we do require advance bookings and participants need to bring their own lunch. The timescale is short, as the workshop is on Sunday 3rd June (three weeks) at Amersham."
Further details below - those interested are encouraged to book as soon as possible.


The Ron Wake Competition

From Amanda Wright:

The Ron Wake was held in Harrow on Tuesday evening and was judged by Colin Harrison.
Seven clubs entered 7 images from which he had to select 20. EHHPS didn’t fare quite as well as we have done in recent years with only two selected from our seven.

They were:

Going Gaga by Shaun Hodge
Mauricia by Paul Mason

Congratulations to both and fingers crossed for the final, which is in September.

Dennis Durack Achieves International Success

Congratulations to Dennis Durack whose image "Dancing to Violin" won him an award from the International Salon Portrait Circuit of Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel and Austria. The award was "PORTRAIT CIRCUIT 2018, Israel, PEOPLE AND STREET - (color or monochrome), Dancing to Violin, 24 / 19, ICS praise 2, A"

Dennis hopes others may be encouraged to enter such competitions.


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