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Info - 2017 event

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MIDPHOT AV comp - Our Judges 2017

Jill K Bunting

Jill K Bunting CPAGB

Jill has always been interested in photography for  as long as she can remember & began taking slides over 30 years ago.

In March 1995 the first adjudication for the new PAGB distinctions in AV was held. Jill successfully gained her CPAGB with a maximum 15 points, being the first person to gain the award.

She has gained Acceptances and Awards in several International Festivals with both Slide/Tape sequences and digital sequences and gives shows to local groups with these.

Jill’s sequences have always been imaginative, even simple ‘Pictures to Music’ have had a creative edge to them. The digital media allows for much more creativity than could ever be achieved in slides, but  the  basic principles for good AV still apply.   


John Smith


John has been interested in photography since his school days at the Rochdale Technical School. It had a ‘proper’ darkroom and he spent many hours in there  producing prints.

John has served on the Executive Committee of the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union since 1989 and was President of the Union in 1995 and 1996. He gained his CPAGB award in 1999. .In 2007 he was granted the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Award, APAGB , for Meritorious Service to the L&CPU and its  member clubs.

His notable sequence "The Messiah" was awarded a Highly Commended in the 2007 National AV Championships and in the same competition, John became the proud first recipient of  the 'Sir George and Lady Doreen Pollock Medal' for the best first time entrant.

John has a wicked sense of humour and has encouraged Jill into making humorous sequences.

Ray Dowding

Ray Dowding FRPS

I first became interested in Audio Visual some 50 years ago making my first dissolve unit from plywood and Formica using 2 second hand Aldis projectors (or should I say cookers).

My sequences were creative, very colourful and imaginary.
I went on to gain both my Associate and Fellowship of the RPS in AV and later for a short time until work took me away sat on the RPS distinctions panel for AV.

I now produce sequences that challenge things that we take for granted without question, ones that raise questions in the viewer’s mind and ones that explore sensitive subjects.

However I do enjoy making and viewing all types of sequences so look forward to seeing the audio visuals submitted for the MCPF Audio Visual Competition.



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