Gordon Brown LRPS, Winchester Photographic Society

Following this year’s implementation of regular judging feedback, I’m delighted to report that we have agreed six new upgrades to our accredited Level 2. Thank you to all the clubs who have completed the feedback to enable this, and especially for giving our newly trained Level 1 judges the opportunity to practice.

Congratulations to our new Level 2 Judges:

  • Gordon Brown ARPS, Winchester Photographic Society
  • Catherine Jolley LRPS ASWPP, Littlehampton & District CC
  • Andrew Mills MA (Photo) ARPS LBIPP
  • Paul O’Toole, Wothing Camera Club
  • Sue Sibley ARPS, Southampton Camera Club
  • Peter Woodhouse (picture awaited), Salisbury Camera Club
Gordon Brown LRPS, Winchester Photographic Society

Gordon Brown ARPS

Catherine Jolley, Littlehampton Camera Club

Catherine Jolley LRPS ASWPP

Andrew Mills MA (Photo) ARPS LBIPP

Andrew Mills MA (Photo) ARPS LBIPP

Paul O'Toole, Worthing Camera Club

Paul O’Toole

Sue Sibley ARPS, Southampton Camera Club

Sue Sibley ARPS

SCPF Level 1 Appraisal Workshop 2016

SCPF is always looking for new judges to come into the club community, and we are running another Level 1 training workshop on 27th November and 4th December 2016.

Note: this is now a practical two-day workshop and provides the most comprehensive training available for prospective club judges. It is the first step on the road to becoming an accredited judge.

The course is not about what does or does not make a good photograph. The main aim is to teach you to speak intelligently to an audience about photography, and to give quality feedback to the photographers whose work you are appraising.

There are no entry requirements except that you are a member of an SCPF club and an established photographer. Distinctions are not necessary, but you should feel confident in your own ability as a photographer and have a good feel for and understanding of club competitions.


  • To learn the Core Qualities of an appraiser
  • To understand the role of an appraiser
  • To understand the key elements of an appraisal and of giving feedback
  • To develop presentation skills, especially speaking and body language
  • To discuss and practise marking
  • To be aware of organisation and self-management
  • To be aware of the judging accreditation process and expenses scheme

The first day will be held at Littleton near Winchester and the second at Overton. There are max nine places available.

Please send the booking form either by email (judging@) or by post to the address indicated by October 31st latest. More detail about timing and programme will be issued then.

Whilst there are no obligations, this course is aimed at photographers who are looking to judge on the club circuit in our region. In view of the limited places, please consider this carefully before booking. If you are looking to understand more about how judging works, we are able to arrange overview sessions for your club or for small groups who are interested.

Best regards
… Ken Scott ARPS
Judging Advisor


Booking Form (.docx)

Booking Form (.pdf)

Clifford RIP

Clifford Derricutt APAGB, SCPF Roll of Honour and Club Vice President was a friend to many members of Southern photographic clubs in his role, for over 10 years, as Farnborough Camera Club Secretary.

He provided FCC federation representation and ensured our participation in, as well as attending, all inter-club and federation competitions.

He has been unwell for some time now and died on the 29th August, his funeral will be held at the Aldershot Crematorium on Wednesday 14 September at 2.15.

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