Category: News and Events

Welcome Evening at the Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group on Friday 15th September

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN YOUR CLUB
We’re a varied lot, us photographers – portrait, landscape, creative…. but we have one thing in common – we’re all after that award-winning image. Then of course there’s the couple in the corner who seem to have a slightly different agenda – you know, the ‘Audio Visual’ workers! Most clubs have one or two AV’ers, often working in semi-isolation. 

This is why in 1993 the Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group was formed where like-minded photographers, with an interest in AV could meet to exchange ideas and expertise. Now 25 years later the Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group is still welcoming new members. 

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.

Wilkinson’s Digital Splash 17 – The Biggest Photography & Optics Show in the North!

Digital Splash 17 is back at Exhibition Centre Liverpool for 2017. We’ve taken the best bits of Digital Splash 16 and made them even better! Whether you’re a professional, enthusiast or beginner photographer, aspiring videographer, astronomer or even bird watcher, you can see the latest equipment, get expert advice, be inspired by the professionals in the Digital Splash Theatres, try our hands-on workshops or grab a bargain or two with our show special offers!

 

 

7th | 8th October 2017 – 10am – 6pm – Exhibition Centre Liverpool

L&CPU President Garth Tighe opens Accrington CC Exhibition

 L&CPU President Garth Tighe, CPAGB with the Mayor of Hyndburn Councillor Peter Britcliffe, The Mayoress Ms Sara Britcliffe, Accrington Camera Club President Ian Kitchin LDPS, and Vice-President Harry Emmett, CPAGB

President Garth Tighe, CPAGB with the Mayor of Hyndburn Councillor Peter Britcliffe, The Mayoress Ms Sara Britcliffe, Accrington Camera Club President Ian Kitchin LDPS, and Vice-President Harry Emmett, CPAGB, at the opening of Accrington camera Club’s Annual Exhibition at the Haworth Art Gallery Accrington.

Robert Vince APAGB DPAGB LRPS RIP

We are sorry to report that Robert Vince of Sandbach Photographic Society passed away on the night of the third of June. As well as being a member of Sandbach, Rob also served in the past on the committee of…

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.

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.