Events & Exhibition at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Saturday 15th April 2017 – Tuesday 30th May 2017
Admission free to exhibition & all events

Stockport Photographic Society is holding its 125th exhibition of members’ work at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. Entrance to the exhibition is free, please come and visit. During this time, we will also be holding several free events to help improve your photography, from smartphone to professional.

The exhibition comprises framed prints and digital projected images exhibited on a continuous rolling display. More details at www.stockportps.org.uk/Exhibition

Chorley lad becomes President of the PAGB!

Gordon Jenkins - President of the PAGB

Gordon Jenkins – President of the PAGB

Chorley Photographic Society member and former President of the L&CPU Gordon Jenkins became President of the PAGB at its AGM on Saturday 8th of April

‘I am sure that everyone in the L&CPU along with other federations within the PAGB would like to join with me in extending our congratulations and best wishes to Gordon Jenkins ,from the L&CPU ,in his term as the President of the PAGB.’ said Garth Tighe, current President of the L&CPU.

You can see Gordon’s first few minutes in office in the video below.

Bacup Camera Club holding Easter photographic exhibition

BCC Easter Exhibition Poster

I would like to advise you that we will be holding our Easter photographic exhibition from the 15th to the 27th April inside Bacup Library, Admission is FREE so please come along and say hello, and view a wide array of amazing images taken by our members, plus see the fantastic Coco-nutters performing in the Town Centre – a sight NOT too be missed thats a fact!!

Cheers,

David Greenwood
Chairman, Bacup Camera Club 

 

 

Chorley PS take top spot in Annual Clubs Competition!

This afternoon, Chorley PS took top spot in the 2017 Annual Clubs Competition. Joint second place went to the Evolve Group and Warrington PS (who were mentioned many times throughout the competition!).

The entire competition ran rapidly and smoothly, thanks to the software systems produced by Adrian Lines, and the efforts of the ‘back room boys’ under the guidance of competition secretary Bob Robinson.

Wigan 10 win L&CPU Annual Clubs competition – DPI section

DPI 2017 - Waiting for the results

DPI 2017 – Waiting for the results

Today saw the DPI section of the Annual Clubs Competition won by Wigan 10. In the morning, Chorley PS took the lead, coming first in the open colour section, but after the morning break, Wigan 10 hit back, winning the mono section.

In the afternoon, Wigan 10 put on a superb display of nature images, with the result that they beat Chorley into second place with a score of 308 points to Chorley’s 304. Third place fell to North Cheshire PS on 290 points.

Annual Club Competition 2017 – Rules, Drop-off points

Annual Club Print and PDI Competitions are to be held over the weekend of 4th 5th March 2017.

The venue for this year’s competition is Lowton High School, Lowton.

This event will be open for all your club members to view the judging and join in the excitement on both days.

Prints entries, for your convenience can be handed-in on the morning of the first day of competition and then collected after Judging on the second day.

Download the 2017 Club Annual Competition Rules 

L&CPU Adopt New Standard Resolution

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You are probably aware that the PAGB have taken a decision to adopt a new standard resolution of 1600pixel by 1200 pixel for images entered into competition from July 2017.

At a recent L&CPU, executive committee meeting it was decided that we should also adopt and phase in this new resolution beginning with the next Annual Club Competition in March 2017.

We will continue to accept the 1400 x1050 format in L&CPU Competitions, along with smaller image sizes.  However, we strongly suggest that you do not submit image sizes smaller than 1400 x 1050, as they will be significantly smaller when projected onto the screen.

This proposed move however does not mean your club need to upgrade your projector, as the increase in pixel size is only a requirement of entry into L&CPU & PAGB competitions.

Further reading on this subject can be seen in the PAGB e-news issues 161 extra April2016 and 169 August 2016.

L&CPU Success in the recent PAGB Awards

Many congratulations to the L&CPU candidates who were successful in the recent PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit at Stirling on 26th and 27th November 2016 CREDIT PRINT Barbara Foley, Leyland PS Michael Whittaker, Nelson CC   CREDIT PDI Peter Knight,…