Club Introduction, Rules, etc

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Introduction - from the Club President
We hope that you enjoy our Tuesday meetings which run every fortnight throughout the year. Other than the occasional outdoor event our regular venue is the Vale Douzaine Room where we meet at 8 pm.

These meetings include regular competitions, demonstrations, talks and social activities that are arranged to help members improve their technical and artistic qualities in photography in the company of those with similar interests.

The club was founded in 1953 with just five members and in those days one needed a darkroom to produce monochrome prints but over the years the club has expanded increasing its membership and taking on new technology as it has appeared.

Colour slides came into their own during the 60’s and 70’s and then colour print production became possible for amateurs and this was taken up with great enthusiasm. More recently the digital revolution has swept in and now days most prints are produced in this way. Also with the falling away of interest in colour slides the projecting of digital images has been established for a number of competitions and illustrated talks.

What will come next? Who can tell, but we will certainly endeavour to keep in touch with every new development.

Robin Millard President

Club Activities
During most club nights the club runs a league competition where members exhibit either a print or digitally projected image on a predetermined topic or subject. The subject and format for members’ interpretation and the dates of meetings are given in the Club Membership Card and can also be found on the Guernsey Photographic website.

On league nights the first part of the evening is taken up with various talks, demonstrations and viewings etc. and after a break for tea or coffee members are asked to vote on their favourite image submitted by their fellow members. All of the images are then viewed individually by members for a critique. The discussion is of a constructive and helpful nature intended to raise the standard of photography for all of the members and provide feedback to the author. The author naturally also has an opportunity to give their views and further information on the image. The images receiving the highest votes from members are then revealed. A points system is employed with the member receiving the most points throughout the year being declared league winner for the year. During the year there are also other in house competitions such as the Gillingham Nature Competition for which members submit prints taken locally which are then judged by the trophy donor.

Also during the year other events are organised such as “outdoor shoots” and meetings with other clubs which are normally followed by a supper at a local hotel or restaurant. Annual competitions are held with Spectrum and Prism which are extremely popular and also with Jersey, a “Photographic Muratti”.

An annual dinner and presentation evening is held in early January to which friends and family are invited. This is a very social evening with an excellent raffle and members images are also displayed for viewing.

Derek Tostevin Secretary


January 2002,
Revised January 2005
Revised January 2009

1. The Club shall be known as 'The Guernsey Photographic Club'.

2. The Committee shall comprise of the following, who will be elected at the A.G.M. from within the membership.

Vice President
Honorary Secretary
Honorary Treasurer
Competition Secretary
Two Members

An Auditor and a Publicity Officer will also be elected at the A.G.M. The Auditor shall not be a serving Committee member but the Publicity post may be held by any of the above.

3. Meetings will normally be held on alternate Tuesdays, according to a Fixture list drawn up by the Committee for each year and will normally start at 8pm.

4. Membership shall be by payment of an annual subscription that will be revised at each A.G.M.

5. The annual subscription is to be paid at the earliest opportunity after the A. G. M.

6. Membership will be restricted to individuals over 14 years of age.

7. Prospective new members are welcome to all meetings. After two meetings, not necessarily consecutive, they will be asked to declare their intention to join the Club. The Fee for their first year may be at a reduced rate as decided at the A.G.M.

8. Should the Club cease to operate, any monies after all expenses have been cleared, will be distributed between the Guille-Alles Library, other camera clubs in the Island or charities as decided by the then acting Committee.

9. Alterations to Club rules must be notified in writing to the Secretary one month before the A.G.M. Competition rules can be altered at the A.G.M. without prior notification.


A. Print and Digital Image League competitions - maximum 2 entries per member (entries must conform to the rules which apply to each particular competition).

B. Anyone entering a competition or event must have paid his or her membership in full as detailed in Club rule 5.

C. Members and visitors attending meetings will be invited, where applicable, to cast a vote placing entries into 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. All three places must be accredited; failure to do so will render the whole of the voting slip void.

D. An entry in a print league competition (E.J. Le Page Trophy) or digital image league competition (Quill Bisset Trophy) must not have been used in these competitions previously. The exception being the entry of a print that has been previously entered as a digital image/slide, or vice versa.

E. Images, negatives and transparencies used to produce work for any Club competition must have been exposed by the entrant.

F. A member is not expected to vote for their own entry.

G. Digital images will be accepted in all competitions, providing that all images used are the original copyright of the author.

H. Any entry in a league competition will have one voting point deducted where the entrant is not physically present during the casting of votes for such competition.


You may enter a maximum of two images per competition.
Digital Files will be shown through a digital projector with a PC/MAC/Laptop running Windows 10. Images will be shown twice on the screen prior to judging. Contact sheets containing all competition entries will be posted on a board with a reference number for each image, mark your voting slip with this reference number for your first, second and third placed image.
All Digital files are to be submitted to the competition secretary two weeks before the competition (at the meeting before the competition date) and in the following format -

a) Colour space sRGB ( See Guidance Notes below)

b) File Format- .jpg

c) Image Size- 1600 pixels horizontal, maximum
1200 pixels vertical, maximum
Please note- Images of a smaller size will appear smaller on the screen.

d) Images must not contain layers. (See Guidance Notes)

e) The canvas area itself (image area 1600 x 1200) must not display the title or author name.

f) Image 'filename'- Your images must contain:-
• The competition subject, followed by _ and the author's name,
• followed by _ and then the title (maximum 15 character with no spaces)
• Example - Open_JBloggs_PrintTitle.jpg
• You may capitalise the authors name and title but please leave no spaces.

g) Write your files onto a 'CD-R, DVD or USB memory stick not a re-writeable disk and make sure that the 'session is closed'. Write your Name on the CD in indelible marker.

h) You should ensure that no 'Virus' is present within your CD. All CD's will be checked when submitted and any found with a virus will not be accepted.

Tip: If you intend to carry out work on an image in Photoshop or another editing package, it is best to save your image as .tiff or .psd until you have finished editing, only save as .jpg when you are sure you have your final copy of the image.
Every time you save a .jpg image you will lose quality, but this is not so when using.tif or .psd.

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