Category: News and Events

Chorley PS Launches Photography YouTube Channel

Chorley PS has launched a YouTube channel to help its members progress. With new videos every week, the channel contains content on many aspects of photography and club life – from how to focus stack a landscape through to how to prepare images for club competitions.

The channel can be found here. We ask all those interested to engage in comments and subscribe to the channel.

Will Stead 
President, Chorley Photographic Society

Paul Goldstein at North Cheshire PS

Paul Goldstein

A multi-award winning wildlife photographer, Paul Goldstein is provocative in everything he does, whether photographing, guiding, presenting or fund-raising. He will captivate our audience with tales and images from just some of his moments with wildlife – from the High Arctic to the Southern Oceans with the Mara, Pantanal and Bandhavgarh (India) in between.

Tuesday 13th March, 8pm start – £10
Ticket only event, Tickets available online from www.ncps.org.uk from 1st Feb.
Civic Hall, Off Park Lane, Poynton SKI 2 IRB

 

NORTH CHESHIRE CHALLENGES 2018

So 2018 is upon us and we are already looking forward, once again, to hosting the North Cheshire Challenges at our Civic Hall, Poynton venue. These two major inter-club competitions take place during the week of our Annual Exhibition in March, as usual. We are delighted to have secured the services of two leading judges: Tom Dodd will be commenting on, and marking all the prints submitted for the Alan Adshead Memorial Trophy competition which takes place on WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH and John Cartledge will comment on all the DPIs as he eliminates them round by round in the knock-out battle for the North Cheshire Challenge Trophy on THURSDAY 22nd MARCH.

Brigid Wall RIP

The L&CPU committee were saddened to hear of the death of Brigid Wall, the Grange Photographic Society Treasurer, on Christmas Day.   Fellow club member Lee Kitchingman writes: She was a long standing member of the Society, and held the…

The 23rd Great Northern Festival

The 23rd Great Northern Festival was another ‘great’ weekend with a record number of entries and attendance, we hope that all those of you who were present enjoyed your time there.

Photo by Ian Bennett

Photo by Ian Bennett

Friday evening saw a presentation by Liam Sanderson, head of Film and Media Studies at the Wales High School near Sheffield. His presentation was both enjoyable and enlightening, showing the amazing progression from the students’ first attempts at film making to the world wide award winning productions produced later in their studies.

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit – L&CPU Candidates’ results

Successful candidates at the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Adjudications at Colchester, November 2017 were: CREDIT PRINT level Will Stead – Chorley PS (see Will’s panel here) CREDIT PDI level John Earnshaw – Sale PS Charles Farnell – Birkenhead PA DISTINCTION PRINT level Steve Proctor – Ribblesdale…

Ian Whiston at the North Cheshire Photographic Society

Ian Whiston at NCPS

Ian Whiston at NCPS

Ian Whiston will be talking to the NCPS on Tuesday 21st of November.

From Crewe Photographic Society, Ian has had a rapid rise through the awards schemes, now boasting an impressive set of letters!

As well as judging nationally and internationally, he is a well-respected safari guide and expert and is always happy to pass on his knowledge and experience.

Annual Inter-club Print Battle at Chester PS

Adrian Lines presenting the Inter-Club Trophy to Chester’s Mike Coe

Adrian Lines presenting the Inter-Club Trophy to Chester’s Mike Coe

The Annual Print Battle between fourteen photographic clubs was held at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum on Tues 31st October. The judge for the evening was Adrian Lines, and participating clubs were: 

Bill Edwards: Obituary

Everyone was shocked to hear the news of the recent sudden death of Bill Edwards. Bill was a long-time member of Altrincham & Hale P S for over 30 years. During this time, he occupied a number of key positions,…