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Photographic Competition results for previous years
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Wainwright Photographic Competition 2008

The 2008 Photographic Competition attracted 78 entries, 3 of which were for the ‘film’ section and 75 for the ‘digital’ format.

Derry Brabbs, who once again agreed to adjudicate and select winners wrote:Gosh, what a nightmare this year's competition has been to judge; the standard
of work has been the highest thus far and I offer my congratulations and thanks
to everyone who submitted entries.

John Burland: Swirl How. Winner of the Film Section

Unfortunately, the proverbial writing seems to be on the wall for film users and,
as there were but 3 prints this year, we will revert to a combined competition
next time. Despite that small number, there still has to be a winner and I selected the wonderfully crisp image of Swirl How's summit cairn. It truly evokes the spirit
of the fells in winter and that particular cairn has always been one of my favourites.

Judy Leak: Windermere from High Street. Winner of the Digital section

There were numerous outstanding images in the digital section and I have never been confronted with such a long 'short list'. However, after much agonising I
have selected the stunning monochrome picture of Windermere from High Street.
It simply oozes atmosphere, is beautifully composed and reminiscent of the black and white images shot by such masters of the genre as Bill Brandt and Don McCullin; two photographers whose work inspired me when I was studying at college - far too many decades ago!!

Thank you again to everyone for such a brilliant portfolio of landscapes."

Thanks once more to Derry for undertaking the selection and to Eric Robson for donating the prizes to John & Judy.

Photography Workshops with Derry Brabbs
Any keen amateurs who have admired Derry Brabbs’ landscape photography, (either through his Wainwright books or illustrated presentations to the Society’s AGM), now have the chance to discover at first hand how those stunning images were taken and consequently improve their own creative techniques.

Derry has suspended (but not altogether abandoned) conventional, group workshops in favour of working exclusively with individuals (or couples). Despite restricting guest numbers, he has been unable to devote more time to each photographer, and although individuals will now have to pay slightly more than applicable to previous group rates, he believes the benefits derived from such intensive tuition and advice will be ample compensation.

For more details, visit Derry’s site -