Category: Clubs Events

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: 

Poulton Photographic Society Annual Presentation Evening

Poulton Photographic Society held its Annual Presentation Evening in the Masonic Hall on June 8th 2017. Enjoying the event were (l-r) PPS Honorary Life Member Roger Goodwill, President of the L&CPU Garth Tighe, PPS Chair Eddie Garside and PPS Vice Chair Dave McCulloch.

Bury PS win Annual Ted Coleman Multi Club Knockout Competition

Noel & Eva by John Riley

Noel & Eva by John Riley

Rochdale & District Camera Club held the Annual Ted Coleman Multi Club Knockout Competition on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 . Fifteen clubs from around the region took part this year with close on 100 making up the audience.

The event opened with a few moments of silence in memory of the horrors of the previous evening at the Arena in Manchester.

The judge for the evening was David Butler MFIAP EFIAP ARPS EPSA PPSA BPE5* and was chaired by Frank Harrison, chairman of Rochdale & District Camera Club.

Oldham Photographic Society 150th Anniversary Dinner

Mike Lawrence (centre) being presented with the Roll of Honour medal by L&CPU President, Garth Tighe with Gordon Jenkins, PAGB President (right).

Mike Lawrence (centre) being presented with the Roll of Honour medal by L&CPU President, Garth Tighe with Gordon Jenkins, PAGB President (right).

On Thursday 18th May, 37 members and friends attended a dinner to celebrate the society’s 150th anniversary, held at the Old Bill restaurant in Oldham. Special guests were Gordon Jenkins, President of the PAGB, accompanied by Dianne Owen, and Garth Tighe President of the L&CPU.

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.

Poulton-le-Fylde celebrate their Golden Anniversary

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Roger Goodwill, Life Member of the Society and previous head of the Photographic Department of Blackpool and the Fylde College, his wife Ann and Chairman Phil Hodson DPAGB EFIAP BPE1*

Poulton-le-Fylde Photographic Society was formed 50 years ago after the town’s Festival Committee ran a photographic competition. They have just celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a dinner at Singleton Lodge. Guest speaker at the occasion was Roger Goodwill, a Life Member of the Society and previous head of the Photographic Department of Blackpool and the Fylde College. He is shown (left) in the photo with his wife Ann and Chairman Phil Hodson DPAGB EFIAP BPE1*.

Chorley PS win North Cheshire Challenge PDI Trophy

Chorley President Will Stead receiving the trophy from judge Richard Spiers

Chorley President Will Stead receiving the trophy from judge Richard Spiers

North Cheshire Challenges Pdi results Chorley win again, doing the double yet again!! Beating home team North Cheshire by 1 point. But North Cheshire got overall winning image!

Rob Hockney – President of the NCPS – said, “Chorley were worthy winners once again, but were pushed a little harder in PDIs with hosts North Cheshire one point behind in second place and Leek taking third.

Chorley PS win North Cheshire Challenge Print Trophy

NCPS Challenge Print Trophy: (l-r) Rob Hockney - NCPS President, Jane Lines - Chorley PS Comp Sec, Garth Tighe - President of the L&CPU

NCPS Challenge Print Trophy: (l-r) Rob Hockney – NCPS President, Jane Lines – Chorley PS Comp Sec, Garth Tighe – President of the L&CPU

Tonight, Chorley PS won the North Cheshire Photographic Society Print Challenge in a battle with sixteen other clubs. Will Stead – President of Chorley – said, “A great night and another amazing win for the members of Chorley PS. Thanks to Jane (Lines – Chorley’s External Competition Secretary) for all her hard work in sorting the entries. Looking forward to tonight and the PDI knockout.” Jane Lines remarked “Don’t hold your breath ………it’s another clubs time to shine!!!”