AUDIO VISUAL DISTINCTIONS WORKSHOP REPORT BY LILIAN WEBB.
22 people attended the first Audio Visual Distinctions Workshop, which was held in the Oakwood Arms, Shannon on Saturday, 11th April. Unfortunately, Richard Brown, FRPS, EFIAP, FIPF, APAGB, was unable to attend due to ill health. Alan Lyons, AIPF, very kindly stepped in at very short notice to lead the day.
Those present were from the East Leinster area, Shannon and Enniscorthy, representing several camera clubs.
Three potential applicants for distinctions in audio visual showed their sequences. First, a successful LIPF sequence was shown to show the standard required. Alan set the scene as if it were a real day and those present discussed the sequences afterwards. Others brought sequences which were in the making for comments. Many questions were raised about distinctions, audio and visual problems and discussed. A sharing of knowledge was willingly passed on. Those present ranged from AIPF & LIPF distinction holders, others who have not taken that step so far and others completely new to the medium. All in all, everyone learnt something from the day. A huge “thank you” to Alan for leading the day.
In between the workshop, there was time for socialising over coffee and lunch. Finally, while some had their meal before taking off on the road back, nine others spent the evening in the hotel – eating, drinking and chatting until 10.45 p.m., having arrived in the hotel some 13 hours earlier! Unfortunately, the weather was not kind the following day for an outing.