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Print Portfolio

RPS Digital Imaging

We are announcing the DI Print Portfolio for 2024 – which replaces the Print Competition held in past years. This is not a competition as such, but an opportunity to enjoy a varied selection of the best images from RPS DI Members.

See the Rules for full details of how to enter, including specifications and how to submit your prints and digital files. The submission link for your digital images will be live below when entries open. If you have any questions about the rules email digchair@rps.org - and for technical digital submission queries contact digcompsec@rps.org.

We are inviting A4 printed submissions created using light-sensitive methods (not generative AI), in any style or process, colour or mono. Our selectors are Marilyn Taylor FRPS, Simon Street FRPS and Edgar Gibbs FRPS, who will both judge the image, and take into account the technical quality of the print and the paper used.

Key dates:

  • Entries open on January 1st 2024
  • UK entry closes on 9th February 2024;
  • International members’ entry closes 6th February 2024 to give us time to get their images printed for the selectors.
  • The final 30 images presented at the DI AGM on 25th February 2024.

selectors at work

The selectors will choose 30 prints to represent the range of work of the DI Group. These will be presented in a print portfolio; a copy of which is given to all those whose images are selected; all other entrants will receive a magazine version of the same content. The top 30 images will also be presented at the online DI AGM on February 25th 2024, when the selectors will discuss their choices. This will not only be the chance for 15 minutes of fame for the winners, but also an opportunity to learn from the selectors about how and why they made their choices.

Why are we asking for digital and printed copies?

The judging by the selectors is done on the prints (on A4 paper at the aspect ratio and resolution you choose). We also ask for a separate digital copy 3000px on the shortest side and 300 ppi, which will be used to create the printed portfolio should your image be selected.

The selectors

Edgar Gibbs FRPS

Edgar Gibbs"I started my interest in photography in 1977 whilst doing a degree in Civil Engineering, recording the results of a photoelastic analysis of a bridge model with an SLR and Kodachrome, going on to black and white in the darkroom. I’m now a retired chartered Civil Engineer living in Cardiff and I’m a member of Gwynfa Camera Club, just north of the city, which I joined in 1979.  In March 1985 I saw an Audio Visual presentation for the first time. I was taken with the use of light and images blending together with a soundtrack, and began to make AVs jointly with my wife, Linda. I joined the RPS in the early 1980s and with Linda, took over running the South Wales RPS AV Group from 1989 - 1996.

"I gained my FRPS in 2005 followed by a joint MPAGB in 2012. I have judged AV competitions at regional, national, and international level. I have been an RPS AV Distinctions panel member, Director of the National AV Championship and Director of 4 RPS International Audio Visual Festivals.  have been a member of the RPS AV Group Committee for 14 years, in different roles, including Chair.

"In 2017 Linda and I were each awarded the Dobson Henry medal for outstanding contributions to the Audio Visual medium, furthering its activity and long service. This not only includes organising events at national and international level but helping and advising others.

"I am looking forward to being on the selection panel for the DI Portfolio."

Simon Street FRPS

Simon StreetSimon holds several Fellowships from the Royal Photographic Society where he is also an Assessor. He is a regular contributor to B&W Photography magazine. Simon is no stranger to Digital Imaging members as the initial editor of Accolade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Taylor FRPS

Marilyn TaylorMarilyn Taylor, born in NW London, is now based in Woking, Surrey,  She read Engineering Science at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before embarking on a career in computer software.  She has been photographing since her teens, but when digital cameras became generally available in 2000, she started to combine photography with digital manipulation. She prefers to take photos of people and wildlife.

Her first major award was winning the Events Photographer of the Year at the SWPP awards in 2011, and later that year she won the Royal Photographic Society gold medal and PDI Raymond Wallace Thompson Trophy for the Digital Imaging Group with her photo of ‘Silverback Gorillas Fighting’. The next year won a judges' ribbon in the same competition for her 'Attack on La Haye Sainte'. Other ribbons have followed, from Sydney Salon, Australia, the SPA, the PAGB and represented Great Britain in the FIAP Colour Biennial in 2021.

Marilyn worked on a five year personal project featuring Steampunks and HG Wells' "War of the Worlds", and published an illustrated book in September 2020.

She has earned three fellowships – FRPS FIPF and FSWPP.  She is currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art Photography at UCA in Farnham.  She has recently been appointed chair of Guildford Arts, a charity that champions the rich variety of arts activities to be found within and around Guildford, Surrey.