News 2016-2017

Inter-Club PDI Championship 2017
Posted on Mon 17 Jul 2017

Dumfries CC joined 37 other clubs from each of the 15 PAGB Federations to contest the 2017 PDI Championship in Warwick.  The judges on 15th July were Roger Hence, Gabriel O’Shaughnessy and Richard Speirs.

The first eight images were submitted in advance and steady...

Scottish Salon 2017
Posted on Sat 20 May 2017

The 94th Scottish International Salon of Photography was judged from 28th to 30th April when entries from over 50 countries were assessed.  Approximately 25% of photographs were accepted and the judging panel awarded prizes to the best photographs in the six sections of the...

Borders Digital Challenge 2017
Posted on Wed 29 Mar 2017

A small band of club members travelled to Hawick on Sunday 26th March to see Pax Garabedian judge the Borders Digital Challenge.  After a break last year it was encouraging to see entries from 13 clubs representing both the Scottish and English sides of the border.


1000 People Exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre
Posted on Fri 17 Mar 2017

Dumfries Camera Club is celebrating its 70th birthday and, as part of the celebration, even though the exhibition is already open, you are invited to be part of a major exhibition of portraits. 

Come along on Saturday 2 September,...

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D&G Battle 2017
Posted on Fri 10 Mar 2017

Stewartry Camera Club hosted a well organised and very hospitable D&G Battle in Twynholm Village Hall on 9th March.  Six clubs competed, with Dumfries Camera Club retaining their title and Mick Durham’s ‘Fighting Eagles’ judged best image of the evening.  The four round...

SPF Print Championships 2017
Posted on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Reigning Champions Dumfries travelled to Stirling for the Scottish Print Championships having pre-qualified for the 2017 Final in Blackburn.  Individual members had submitted a maximum of three colour and three monochrome prints subject to a maximum of 80 photographs per club....

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Further awards for 'Predator and Prey'
Posted on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Mick Durham’s stunning ‘Predator and Prey’ has won another national award.  The image of a young male sparrowhawk grabbing a coal tit in mid-air has been awarded the gold medal in the Royal Photographic Society Members’ Exhibition. Mick’s photograph was selected for the top honour by...

PAGB GB Cup 2017
Posted on Thu 23 Feb 2017

The GB Cup for projected images has been described as ‘probably the biggest inter-club competition in the World.’  In 2017 the judging moved, for the first time, from Dumfries to Yorkshire.  

One hundred and ten clubs entered the Nature Section which was won, by a...

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Lochmaben Trophy
Posted on Thu 15 Dec 2016

Last night the club members judged the 2016 Lochmaben Trophy. There were 12 panels submitted and the standard was very high indeed. The results are as follows:

The Best Print

1: Margaret Elliot

2: Mick Durham

3=: Tom Thompson, Edmund Fellowes

The Best Panel...

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PAGB GB Trophy
Posted on Fri 25 Nov 2016

Last weekend the GB Trophy - a print competition run by the PAGB was judged in Yorkshire. The club entered both the open section and the nature section.  Once judged the top 12 scores for each club are used to decide who the winner is. You may recognise some of the judges - they were Paul...

SPF Digital Championship Success
Posted on Mon 14 Nov 2016

Dumfries Camera Club won the prestigious Scottish Photographic Federation Projected Digital Championship for the fourth year running at Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling, on Sunday 13th November.

The SPF Digital Championship is held annually and provides the opportunity for amateur camera...

Western Area Battle 2016
Posted on Sun 30 Oct 2016

Dumfries Camera Club competed with our Cumbrian neighbours in the Annual Western Area Battle on 22nd October.  Club teams from Carlisle, Copeland, Keswick, Morton, Penrith, West Cumbria and Workington each entered six prints and six projected images for consideration by judge Peter...

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The SPF Annual Portfolio Competition 2016
Posted on Wed 31 Aug 2016

The SPF Annual Portfolio Competition 2016 was held during our summer break though in fact it was run in Dumfries and our own John McVie who was the man in charge. Many thanks to him and all his team for all their hard work.

Scottish clubs were invited to take part in up to three sections:...

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