New Photo Society and Salon

_MG_8462-2I am one of the four founding members of a newly formed Photographic Society.

The Avon Valley Photographic Society is an active learning society and promotes the development of photographic skills, experience, knowledge and participation. At an appropriate time I will post how you can get involved where ever you are in the world.

AVPS has also introduced a new digital salon of photography opening for entries on the 1st of December 2014.

It is the first International salon to include a Triptych section with the following benefits:

1 Any accepted image from a previous salon can be used again along with 2 other similar images to make a Triptych that can gain you another acceptance. This is the first international salon with a triptych section and therefore the first to give this added opportunity for previous acceptances.

2 The acceptance level we would like to achieve is a minimum of 30% – this is generally higher than in other salons.

3 MOST importantly – Even if you are not interested in gaining acceptances towards FIAP and PSA distinctions, then you can still enter the salon because there are 15 sets of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and Ribbons to be won from FIAP, PSA and RPS.

See for further Salon details and sign up to our mailing list.

This shot above was taken out on a photo recci for the Avon Valley Photographic Society – somewhere in the Avon Valley!

It’s said that a good monochrome print should have presence or an inner glow. This is most easily achieved by making the subject of the photo (the Lichen in this case) the brightest and most contrasty area of the picture and then darkening around the subject.

A big hello to all the new followers of my blog this week.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2014

10 responses to New Photo Society and Salon

  1. Joy Whiting says:

    Hi Andy

    Just to let you know I’ve passed this information on to our PAGB group, I feel sure it will be of interest to many of them

    I’ve been reading and enjoying your posts and have also learned much from them. Many thanks



    • andybeel says:

      Hi Paula The golden tree is on Castle Combe Golf Course. I think its more to do with rain, Lichen, dodging and toning than gold! Andy


  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Excellent image, Andy. I like the lichens and the two trees of course, but to me the icing on the cake are the lines of those intersecting slopes in the background and that little chink of black sky. Good stuff! Adrian


    • andybeel says:

      Hi Adrian yes the whole thing came together as soon as I saw it, the background and foreground compliment each other very well. Andy


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