Category: News and Events

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…

Overdue Annual Returns

The following clubs have missed the deadline for submitting their annual returns, causing L&CPU Hon Treasurer Rob Hockney much grief and anguish!   Rob comments, “You might add returns were due by 1st Nov and these clubs are holding up…

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…

Southport Photographic Society – 75th National Open Exhibition

CALL FOR ENTRIES  The Exhibition is for Projected Digital Images with Four classes in each media category:  Open Monochrome, Open Colour, Scapes and Nature. Enter online at www.southportphotographic.co.uk using the Exhibition Link On the website you will find full details…

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…