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3rd Intermediate PDI (instead of Print) Competition

Held on Wednesday 20 May, Judge Stephen Carroll ARPS. Judge remotely with members "attending" on Zoom. Winning entries below. Well done to all who entered and attended.

1st Place Stuart Burns
"The Fruits of War"

2nd Place Julian Delf
"Abandoned Engine"

3rd Place - Phil Burt LRPS
"I See Dinner"


Annual PDI Competition

Held on Wednesday 29 January 2020. Judge was Andy Smith, LRPS, CPAGB. There were 61 entries in four categories. Well done to everyone who entered.

1st Place Pictorial and Overall Best Print- Mike Morfett CPAGB
"Paraffin Lamp of Yesteryear"

1st Place Record- Roger Force FRPS
"Madonna with Child, Southwark Cathedral"

1st Place Portrait- David Nuttall

1st Place Nature- Alison Pretious
"Field Mouse"


Annual General Meeting

At the AGM on 23 October 2019 Officers and Committee members were elected.

President: Phil Burt LRPS
Vice Presient: Roger Force FRPS DPAGB
Hon Secretary: Brian Tettmar
Treasurer: David Ingram
Print Secretary: Stuart Burns LRPS
DPI Secretary: Tom Burns ARPS
Programme Secretary: Carol White-Griffiths LRPS
KCPA Delegates: Roger Force FRPS DPAGB and Mike Morfett LRPS CPAGB
Committee Members: Mike Morfett LRPS CPAGB, Geoff Lamy LRPS CPAGB, Ron Hart APAGB

A big Thank You to our outgoing officers, in particular Paul King (as Secretary), Mike Morfett as past Print Secretary, Brian Tettmar as DPI Secretary, and a warm welcome to new Officers Stuart Burns, and Tom Burns.

Intermediate Print Competition

8 May 2019. Judge Tony Bentley ARPS. Winning entries below:

1st Place - David Nuttall
Come on then, if you think you're hard enough.

Second Place - David Nuttall

Third Place - Ron Hart
Reclining Figure


Amateur Photographer article

Great to have a "Join the Club" spread in 12 January 2019. Click the image to download a larger version.

AP article


First Intermediate Print Competition 2018-19

The judge Kevin Bell LRPS thought the theme of “Disappearing Technologies” was interpreted very well by everyone. Congratulations to the winner – Stuart Burns LRPS for “Turboprop”, to 2nd place – Carol White-Griffiths LRPS with “Film Taken With Digital” and 3rd place to Mike Morfett LRPS with “Blowlamp From Yesteryear”.


Annual Print Competition 2018

Winners of the categories for this year's competition. Congratulations to Phil Burt LRPS for not only “Best Print” overall and “Best B&W” print but for three category wins too. Well done to all.

Winner Pictorial - Phil Burt LRPS
Best Print of the Evening

Winner Record - Phil Burt LRPS
Best Monochrome Print

Paul King

Winner Creative - Paul King

Winner Photojournalism/Street - Tim Holland

Portrait - Ron Hart APAGB

Winner Nature - Phil Burt LRPS


Winner Sport - Geoff Lamy LRPS CPAGB

Club awarded a Dartford Borough Council Community Grant

We are very pleased to be able to announce that we were successful applicants for a Dartford Borough Council Community Grant to purchase a new digital projector to replace our worn out and outdated machine. This will make our competitions and lectures much easier and better quality so make sure you come and see for yourselves. An important change is that We are now able to project images with dimensions of 1600 horizontal pixels x 1200 vertical pixels in our PDI competitions, this  being the size adopted by KCPA and PAGB for PDI competitions. Our old  projector limited us 1024 pixels horizontal by 768 pixels vertical.

community grantDartford Council supports

2017 Photographic Exhibition of Dartford & District Photographic Society Members' Work iat The Sir Peter Blake Gallery, Dartford Library, DA1 1EU (near Central Park) was a great success

Library Exhibition

1st Intermediate DPI Competition

Dancer by Ron Hart

First place: "Dancer by Ron Hart

Tina by David Nuttall

Second place: "Tina" by David Nuttall

I'm Flying by David Nuttall

Third place: "I'm Flying" by David Nuttall




Having been asked about how to create a brush in photoshop, here's an Adobe Photoshop how to which may be helpful. You can create a brush from an image, just make sure you don't exceed the maximum pixel dimensions otherwise the menus will be greyed out. This is really useful if you want to create cloud brushes to add to your landscape images.

We are pleased to congratulate Stuart Burns on his recent LRPS (Licentiate) distinction . A great achievement.

2nd Intermediate Print Competition

On 10 May 2017, our 2nd Internal Print competition was judged by Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB. The top three images were:


First place: "Big sky landscape, Dungeness" by David Ingram


Second place: "A carpet of bluebells" by Geoff Lamy


Third place: "Leona" by David Nuttall



2nd Intermediate PDI Competition

On 29 March 2017 we had our 2nd Internal PDI Competition, judged by Kevin Bell LRPS. The top three images were :


First place: "Dancer" by David Nuttall

MeerkatSecond place: "Meerkat" by Jonathan Walland


summer memoriesThird place: "Summer Memories" by Carol White-Griffiths


Annual PDI Competition

  • Kent Oastby Ron Hart, Winner, Creative
  • A Surge of Powerby Geoff Lamy, Winner, Sport
  • Battery Lifeby Tim Holland, Winner Photojournalism and Monochrome
  • Winter Dog Walkby Julian Delf, Winner Pictorial and Overall Winner
  • OK I'm still, can I have my treat?by Graham Reeve, Winner Portrait
  • Choir, Buckfast Abbeyby Phil Burt, Winner Record
  • Eastern ChipmunkJulian Delf, Winner Nature

Our Annual PDI competition on 1 February produced some excellent images. Winners of categories are:

Pictorial - "Winter Dog Walk" by Julian Delf
Creative - "Kent Oast" by Ron Hart
Nature - "Eastern Chipmunk" by Juliuan Delf
Portrait - "OK I'm Still - Can I Have My Treat" by Graham Reeve
Record - "Choir, Buckfast Abbey" by Phil Burt
Sport - "A Surge of Power" by Geoff Lamy.
Street - "Battery Life" by Tim Holland

Best Monochrome was "Battery Life" by Tim Holland. The overall winner was Julian Delf's "Winter Dog Walk".

2nd Intermediate Print Competition

A 3-Print panel print competition with an open theme – Judged by Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB.

First place: "Light & Form" by Jonathan Walland


Second place: "Now you see him, now you don't" by Phil Burt


Third place: "Hidden Doors to a World of Art " by Julian Delf


2nd Intermediate PDI Competition

The theme was "Transport in Kent" and the judge was Malcolm Hardie. The top three images are below:

overall winner
First Place- "Tyreless in the Thames" by Ian Hunt

overall winner
Second Place -"Sailing barges off Sheppey" by David Nuttall

overall winner
Third Place - "Via-Northfleet-Strood-Bluebell Hill" by Ron Hart



Three-way Battle Crayford, Gravesend, Dartford

Our annual Battle was hosted by Crayford Camera Club on 23 February 2016 and judged by Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS. The competition was in two sections, PDIs and Prints. The PDI section was a close result, but due to our strong showing in the print section Dartford were overall 
winners with 281, Crayford came second with 273 and Gravesend third with 
268. There were eight entries in each section, and in the PDI HOW'S THAT by Geoff Lamy scored 20 and in the print section PYRAMID by Jonathan Walland  scored 20. Top marks!

Annual PDI Competition

17 February 2015 - judged by Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB. For this competition we asked our judge to score the images using the PAGB system of marks from 2 to 5.

overall winner
Overall Winner - "Misty Morning" by Phil Burt

best mono
Best Monochrome - "Canary Wharf at Sunset" by Jonathan Walland

Creative Greenwich Park
Creative - "Greenwich Park" by Brian Tettmar

Nature - "Silverback Gorilla in His Prime" by Geoff Lamy

Pictorial - "Misty Morning" by Phil Burt

Portrait - "Daisy" by Paul King

record stained glass window Lincoln cathedral
Record - "Stained Glass Window in Lincoln Cathedral" by Geoff Lamy

sport taking the bend
Sport - "Taking the Bend" by Geoff Lamy


Street - "Buy My Fish, Negombo Fish Market" by Paul Davies

Concorde Shield Competition

3 February 2016 - Judged by Steve Carroll ARPS, this annual inter-club competition between Dartford, Crayford and Wilmington Camera Clubs was hosted by Dartford this year. Dartford were the winners, followed by Crayford and runners up were Wilmington. Well done to all who contributed.

1st Intermediate PDI Competition
Group 1 winners

Battle of Britain Tribute

1. "Battle of Britain Tribute" by Carol White-Griffiths


Al Fresco English Style

2. "Al Fresco - English Style" by David Nuttall


Twin Tower by Tim Holland

 3. "Twin Tower" by Tim Holland.

First Intermediate PDI Competition
Group 2 winners

Unity by Anthony Welland

1 "Unity" by Jonathan Walland

Through the Arch by Anthony Welland

2 "Through the Arch" by Jonathan Walland

The Hoo Frontier by Paul King

3 "The Hoo Frontier" by Paul King

Annual Print Competition

Clive Tanner FRPS judged this multi-category print competion in which all members are encouraged to submit up to four entries. Categories were Pictorial, Creative, Portrait, Sport, Street/Photojournalism, Record and Nature.

Roger Force FRPS DPAGB won the Record category and also Overall Print with a magnificent mono print "A Statue of Sir Henry Bathurst D.C.L."

United Colours of Burano

A Statue of Sir Henry Bathurst D.C.L.


Phil Burt won the Pictorial category with "United Colours of Burano"

United Colours of Burano

United Colours of Burano

David Nuttall won the Portrait Section with Breakfast at Daren's

United Colours of Burano

Breakfast at ... Daren's

Mike Morfett won the Sport category with "Running for good causes" and the Creative with "Red Kite, Twin Lens Capture"

United Colours of Burano

Running for Good Causes

United Colours of Burano

Red Kite, Twin Lens Capture


Tim Holland won the Street/Photojournalism category with "Grime Scene"

United Colours of Burano

Grime Scene

David Ingram won the Nature category with Mule Deer, Canadian Rockies

United Colours of Burano

Mule deer, Canadian Rockies


Concorde Trophy

Steve Caroll judged this annual three-way club competition, hosted by Wilmington Camera Club and against them and Crayford Camera Club. Dartford won with 212 points.

The judge nominated 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for the competition. Geoff Lamy's "A Glance to Leg" took 1st, Tim Holland's "Worker B" took 2nd and a photo by Les Thwaites from Crayford took 3rd.

Three Print Panel

Sue Chapman ARPS CPAGB judged this internal competition. on 13 May 2015. Phil Burt was first with his spectacular Icelandic Iceberg trio.

Phil Burt Icelanic Icebergs

Second place went to Geoff Lamy with "Three Stages of an Equestrian event" and third place to David Nuttall with "Three Faces of Alex"