Category: Club News

Sale PS present Mark Sissons

Mark Sisson

Sale Photographic Society present Mark Sissons Internationally Acclaimed Natural History Photographer Thursday 18th November 2021 “Wild Islands: The Nature of The Falklands” Venue: St Mary’s Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD One the foremost Natural History Photographers in…

Ormskirk C C present Kevin Pigney on Wildlife Photography

Ormskirk Camera Club invite you to join them on Thursday 18th November either online or in person at the Guide hut in Moorgate Ormskirk L39 4RX for a presentation by Kevin Pigney on wildlife photography. Visitors are welcome at a cost…

Frodsham & District PS – Keith Snell on whether photography can be considered as ‘fine art’

Frodsham & District Photographic Society invites you to join us online on Monday 8 November when Keith Snell will address the age-old question of whether photography can be considered as ‘fine art’. Visitors are very welcome – tickets price £5…

Frodsham DPS presents Nigel Forster – ‘Cityscapes and Contemporary Architecture’

Frodsham & District Photographic Society invites you to join them on Monday 18 October to hear Nigel Forster’s online talk on ‘Cityscapes and Contemporary Architecture’. Nigel is a professional landscape and architectural photographer with a background in landscape and urban…

Arthur Bower ARPS 12th August 1932 – 25th August 2021

 It is with great sadness that I have to inform you off the passing of Arthur Bower ARPS

Arthur joined Heswall Photographic Society in 1964, together with Marjorie his wife of many years. This was just after the Society was formed in 1963 and Arthur had been an ardent supporter ever since – “like the bedrock of the Society” as a fellow member said recently. He was a regular attender at meetings and noted for his enthusiasm for the prize draws which he very generously supported. He was twice President of the Society, the first time in 1968 – 1969, and then for a further two seasons in 2004 – 2005, and 2005 – 2006. For many years Arthur had been the auditor of the Society’s accounts and very kindly had agreed to continue in that role for a further season.

Such was Arthur’s expertise as a photographer that he readily aquired Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society. He had a passion for monochrome film photography and darkroom work, though in later years he became skilful in digital photography too. He produced outstanding prints, mainly of architectural record images or of mountain peaks, with a distinctive style that fellow members came to recognise and applaud. His images would always stand him in good stead in the Society’s competitions leading to many awards including as recently as last season with one of his innovative digital images.

Chester PS continuing on Zoom

Chester PS are continuing to hold meetings online using zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome to book tickets for individual events via Eventbrite for £3 and links can be found on the Programme page of our website www.chesterps.org. The 2021-22 season resumes on Tuesday 7th September with David Garthwaite explaining his workflow for creating Fine Art Images. On 14th Sept we have African Wildlife with Alison Mees and October brings lots of creativity with John Bermingham’s Conceptual Photography, Colin Harrison and Elizabeth Lazenby. Visit the website for the full programme and more details.

OLDHAM MONOCHROME PDI COMPETITION 2021

Last year Oldham Camera Club cancelled it’s Monochrome Print Comp due to the Covid-19 pandemic.This year we are holding a Monochrome PDI Comp via Zooom rather than a print comp and all L&CPU clubsare invited to enter. Please let us…

Lytham St Annes Virtual Photoshow

“Once again due to the Covid situation The Lytham St Annes Photographic Society has been compelled to abandon its physical Photoshow but we are delighted to invite you to visit our Virtual Photoshow instead.

There was a limited print entry and members were asked to supply prints as unmounted A4s. These were judged by Rod Wheelans MPAGB, MFIAP, FRPS, FIPF, HonPAGB, HonSPF  from the Dumfries Camera Club and he made 35 awards from the 88 submitted prints.

Digital copies of all 88 prints are presented in the virtual show.

Pauric McGroder ARPS, AIPPVA, FIPF of the Dublin Camera Club judged our Digital Sections and he made 37 awards from the 227 PDIs. All the 227 images are presented in the virtual show.

Both the prints and the PDIs were competitively entered into the usual five categories of Mono, Nature, Open, Portraits (People) and Scapes.

The Virtual Photoshow is available to view now at www.lsaps.org.uk – simply scroll down the page and click on “To the Photoshow Galleries”.

Please feel free to visit as often as you like – the link will be active until at least the end of September – and feel free to share the link with your friends and colleagues.

HEBDEN BRIDGE CAMERA CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021

This year’s Hebden Bridge Camera Club Exhibition will be taking place at the Town Hall – all being well and restrictions allowing. The exhibition, which is a showcase for the work of all our members, will be open 10am – 4pm…