Category: News and Events

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

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!!


David Greenwood
Chairman, Bacup Camera Club 



L&CPU Adopt New Standard Resolution


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.

Brian Magor receives APSA from the President of the PSA

Brian Magor APSA

Brian Magor APSA receiving his award

Brian Magor, MPSA EFIAP/b CPAGB, Secretary of Hoylake Photographic Society, recently travelled to San Antonio in Texas to receive the award of APSA from the President of the PSA, Charlie Burke, for his service and dedication to the Society, including his service as Exhibition Standards Director and First Vice Chair of the Photo Travel Division, as Exhibitions Standards Regional Director for PSA Region 2 – Indian Sub Continent, and as Administrator for Digital Dialogue Study Group 23; for his leadership in, and service to, the Hoylake Photographic Society, including service as Chair of the annual Hoylake International Exhibition; and for his contributions to photography as judge, exhibitor, and presenter.

Donald Kitson, of Bacup Camera Club – Obituary

Donald Kitson Entwistle On Wednesday 28th September 2016, Donald peacefully passed away, surrounded by his loving family after a short illness. Dearly loved husband of 51 years to Claire, much loved dad and grandad to Kerry and Frank, Joshua, Joseph and Isaac, Trudi and Dermot,…

SRGB Print Celebration 2016 – Exhibition now on.

SRGB Exhibition 2016

SRGB Exhibition 2016

Exhibiting the UK’s Top Print Workers
Covering five sections.
The exhibition illustrates the diversity of photography in the UK

The exhibition is on display at:

Wayfarers Arcade
Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NY

Award Winners in the Hoylake International Exhibition and ‘Meet and Greet’ evening

Barry Quatermass CPAGB, Trevor Davenport ARPS DPAGB BPE3, Garth Tighe, Paul Higgins, Janet Davies AFIAP GPU-Cr1 CPAGB AWPF BPE2*,

Barry Quatermass CPAGB, Trevor Davenport ARPS DPAGB BPE3, Garth Tighe, Paul Higgins, Janet Davies AFIAP GPU-Cr1 CPAGB AWPF BPE2*

Former and much missed L&CPU committee member Diana Magor sent us this photo which was taken of some of the award winners in the Hoylake International Exhibition who came to their first showing last week. They were presented with their medals and ribbons by L&CPU President Garth Tighe.

SLPS Annual Exhibition at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Damian McGillicuddy receiving his honorary membership award from L&CPU President Garth Tighe

We are pleased to announce the success of our Annual Exhibition held again at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The exhibition was opened by Master Landscape Photographer Paul Gallagher. L&CPU President Garth Tighe attended the opening evening along with guests from Photographic Clubs from throughout the North-West.

Roll of Honour award for Howard Gregory

HG Roll of HonourJohn Smith – Past President of the L&C – presenting the Roll of Honour award for Howard Gregory to Suzanne Gregory.

Howard’s name was added to the L&CPU Roll of Honour at the AGM in February for services to L&CPU clubs in giving talks and demonstrations on all things Audio – Visual and also for being one of the founder members and running the Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group for the past 23 years.

Photograph by Jack Heathcote