PROUD PRESTON COMPETITION – THURSDAY 27TH APRIL 2017

This coming Thursday 27th April we have our Proud Preston Competition
which will be judged by a panel of our very own members.
Good luck to everyone who has entered.

Also, please do not forget it is the hand in for the Print and PDI of the Year Competition.
Any member who has taken their podium placed print home, will need to bring it this Thursday evening.
For PDI podium placed images, Dave will already have these,
so those members can relax as they will automatically be entered.

7th AND FINAL MONTHLY COMPETITION OF THE SEASON 2016/17

This coming Thursday 20th April, we have our 7th and final monthly competition of the season.

This is the competition that will decide the winners, runners up and 3rd placed in all the different categories.
The judge for the evening is Southport PS ex President Tony Duffey CPAGB,
so it has all the makings of another first class evening.
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The very best of luck to everyone who has entered and look forward to seeing you there. 📷

COMBINED SOCIAL AND TABLE TOP PHOTOGRAPHY NIGHT – THURSDAY 13TH APRIL 2017

This coming Thursday 13th April, which is marked on the syllabus as a Social night.
It will be a combination of Social and Table Top photography night.

Please bring your cameras, tripods and speedlites and something to photograph,
although there will be plenty of opportunity to photograph other people’s props.

After last week’s inspiring talk by Stephen Lewis, maybe someone would like to try time lapse photography!

Anyway come along and enjoy a relaxed evening.
I have it on good authority that Ann and Louise will be bringing cakes along.

STEPHEN LEWIS ARPS – THURSDAY 6TH APRIL 2017 – TIMESHIFT – AN INTRODUCTION TO TIMELAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY

This coming Thursday, we have a lecture from Stephen Lewis ARPS.

Stephen has been photographing the British landscape for the last 30 years,
very much of it in the Snowdonia National Park.

However on Thursday, Stephen will give us an insight into his timelapse photography
featuring video’s and the equipment plus software required to do it.

Another interesting evening is on the cards, do not miss this one.

Below is a link to Stephen’s website:-

http://www.stevelewis.photography/biography.html

GOLD AND SELECTORS MEDAL FOR MARTIN

Last night we were treated to a first class lecture from the President of Oldham Photographic Society,
Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE.
However before the lecture, Christine along with our very own Stephen
presented Martin with a couple of photographic medals he had recently won.
Here’s Martin, receiving his FIAP Gold Medal for the Nature category of the Yorkshire International Salon.
Martin also collected the Selectors medal (Erica Oram) for Nature at the recent Solihull Open Exhibition 2017.
Well done Martin.

CHRISTINE WIDDALL MPAGB EFIAP FBPE – THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2017 – PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO MANIPULATION LECTURE

This coming Thursday 30th March, we welcome not only one of the top photographers in the country,
but also the current President of Oldham Photographic Society and Head of Judges at the L&CPU
Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE.

Christine will lecture on her vast portfolio which includes Nature, Landscapes, Portraits and Creative photography.
Another first class evening in store for us, do not miss this one.

6TH MONTHLY COMPETITION – THURSDAY 23RD MARCH 2017

This coming Thursday 23rd March 2017, we have our 6th Monthly Competition.

Our judge for the evening is Nick Hilton DPAGB EFIAP BPE5*.
Nick is receiving glowing reports on the judging circuit, so it has all the makings of a first class evening.

Look forward to seeing everyone there 🙂

CRITIQUE EVENING – TUESDAY 21ST MARCH 2017

Just a reminder that this coming Tuesday evening (21st March), it will be the second of our Critique Night’s.

Our External Competition Secretary Lee, will be our host for the evening, accompanied by myself (Brian)
Please bring along a selection of images on a flash drive or card that you may want some advice
on how best to present them for competition.
Venue: Fulwood Conservative Club 7.30pm start.

Look forward to seeing everyone there 😊

IAN WHISTON DPAGB EFIAP BPE 5*-THURSDAY 16TH MARCH 2017- THE SERENGETI AND NATIONAL PARKS OF TANZANIA LECTURE

This coming Thursday 16th March, we are having a lecture by Ian Whiston DPAGB EFIAP BPE 5*,
Ian is not only an accomplished photographer in his own right, but acknowledged as one of
the countries finest judges.

Here is an extract courtesy of Crewe Photographic Society website of which Ian is a member:-

In 1982 Ian joined Mid Cheshire Camera Club. He honed all the usual club photography skills
to a high standard and was successful in their competitions.
He became their competition secretary and was a judge with the L&CPU, but it was not until
about 2007 (about the time he also became a Crewe PS) that he started to enter photos he had
taken on African safaris into national and international competitions.
A newspaper reporter would call it “bursting on the scene”, such was his success.
He started with the BPE competitions (national) and in 2012 the FIAP competitions (international),
picking up CPAGB and DPAGB along the way.
He now has 124 awards and is only a few points away from BPE 5 and EFIAP.
It often takes a whole career to achieve a tally like this in competitions.
All this has, of course, not escaped attention, and he is now being invited to judge national and international competitions himself.
He embarks later this year on his 14th safari.

Like many club members Ian is always pleased to share his knowledge and help others and to have his experience on tap is a great asset to both of his clubs. (Copyright:- Crewe Photographic Society)

Image copyright:- Crewe Photographic Society

EVENTS LIST – 2017

Our two Social Secretaries Louise and Ann have done a first class job in creating
a list complete with dates for all the up and coming future events in our area
that our members might want to attend and shoot.

Click on the link below:-

Events list 2107