Category: Clubs Events

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.

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*.