Apologies for the site being down recently and your patience while we were having a few issues. This has been due to moving the PPS URL to a new host. Anyway here we go.... Looks like the URL has transferred ok and the New Website is back up and running. There may still be the odd glitch but the site is predominantly up and running and working ok. If you do come across any glitches if you could let either myself or Angela know on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
LATEST UPDATE: Dispite the initial weather warning for today/tomorrow I still plan to try and do the photowalk on Sunday. I will be at the club at 7.30 tomorrow morning and we can decide if it is really bad if we want to change venues or cancel altogether. BBC like to exagerate at times and it seems that it is mostly in the East. If you need to speak to me my number is 07881 733639
For those of you that missed the lecture this week, we invited self proclaimed 'Competition Addict' Robert Millin MFIAP, FBPE, EFIAP/p, MPSA, SPSA, DPAGB, GPU Hermes (and breathe...) to talk about the world of photography competitions at PPS. As you can tell from the length of his 'letters' he has spent a lot of years building up his impressive competition portfolio.
Robert started entering competitions in 2010, and for his first entry got a little 'photoshop happy' with himself. Adorned in a kilt to represent his Scottish heritage he entered a collage of images in an array of different locations...
After a few 'learning curves' and the passion to succeed in competitions he quickly adapted to the world of photography competitions on a global scale. His main advice? Keep things quirky, think outside the box, submit images that other people wouldn't necessarily see in another part of the world. One example was a picture of three donkeys on Blackpool Beach - completely normal for us 'sandgrownun's' but a spectacle for judges in other countries. If you can...travel... capture as many different cultures and creeds as you can.
Maybe someone flossing the teeth of a camel / donkey...or an array of fruit/veg that aren't familiar to you when you do your weekly food shop at Sainsbury's, or Aldi (or any other reputable food store!). When shooting sports/culture his advice was to capture vibrant colours i.e. red football kits, orange table tennis shirts etc. Be bold!
One of his most successful shots is 'Playing OK'. His advice was to not just edit to mono. Work on darkening the shadows and lightening the whites (dodge and burn to your life's content) it creates an almost 3d effect and can be successful when submitting comp pictures.
Whether you value letters after your name or not most of the advice given was useful in everyday photography as well as thinking about competition entries. Ultimately, to get that 'shot' our own president Stephen Riley summarised the lecture, "the thread of this lecture was about planning and preparing the shot. Think about the result you want and go for it" . Don't miss next week at PPS it's '3 Way Battle'!
The new PPS club website is now On Line. Please go and have a look, either click the link or go to www.prestonphotographicsociety.org . This is still work in progress and will develop over the next few months. There will be the odd issue and if you spot anything then please let either Angela or Iain know and we will correct it. 1
The new PPS club website is now On Line. Please go and have a look, either click the link or go to www.prestonphotographicsociety.org . This is still work in progress and will develop over the next few months. There will be the odd issue and if you spot anything then please let either Angela or Iain know and we will correct it.