It is important to take images that you like and process them however you prefer. Perhaps you revisit old images and process them differently when you see them again. Others, seeing your images, might also interpret them in a different way and bring a different perspective to them. Our critique evenings promote sharing of ideas, which may help you think about your photography in new ways. Most importantly it shows that there are many ways to ‘skin a cat’ and that there are no ‘right answers’.

We run three Critique evenings, one dedicated to prints, one to digital projected images and one to themed images. Critique evenings are friendly and supportive. There is no ‘judging’, just constructive feedback and discussion. Further details can be found under Submitting Images.

Print critique

This involves round-table discussions with a moderator at each table. Members have the opportunity to discuss their own and other people’s prints.

Projected Digital Image Critique

The format may vary from year to year, but as an example, members may be invited to submit the original unprocessed and an edited version of each of their digital images.

Prior to the session, the moderators edit the unprocessed image independently without first viewing the photographer’s interpretation, and the edited versions are compared in a friendly and constructive fashion, with input and ideas from the audience.

David Bradley - Original
David Bradley - Moderator Edit
David Bradley - Edit
Leaf Sculpture
Sue Hoggett - Original
Leaf Sculpture
Sue Hoggett - Moderator Edit
Leaf Sculpture
Sue Hoggett - Sue Hoggett Edit

Themed Images Critique

Members submit a series of three (or up to six) images that are intended to be viewed together, with a plan of how they should be displayed. The images can be either prints or digital projected images.

The series of images might include independent images on a similar theme, or images taken as part of a specific project. The moderators invite discussion from the audience and feedback on both the individual images and especially the impact of the arrangement of the group of images as a coherent body of work.

We Will Remember Them
Heather Wraight
David Kessel