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 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.
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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 clubs are invited to enter. Please let us know to the email below by Friday 10th September if you intend to compete. firstname.lastname@example.org That way we can estimate the number of PDIs needed per club for the night. At the moment it is 7 PDIs from a minimum of 3 workers, full set of rules will be sent out with entry form.
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“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.
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A Photographic Exhibition featuring recent work by members of Nantwich Camera Club has opened at Nantwich Museum to run until Saturday 17 July 2021, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Because of the pandemic, initially the Museum will only be open to…
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Ormskirk CC are welcoming Sean Conboy to the club on Thursday 15th April 2021. Sean is known internationally for his architectural photography and, more locally, for his work as the official photographer at the Blackpool Grand Theatre, where several members…
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Ormskirk Camera Club are welcoming Barbie Lindsey for a return visit, this time accompanied by her husband Rusty, with their talk ‘The Exhibitionists’. The club thoroughly enjoyed Barbie’s talk in September 2020 and are looking forward to seeing some of…
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North Cheshire Photographic Society welcomes Paul Gallagher to speak on the 6th April. The title of the talk is ‘Transitions’. Paul will be sharing his experiences of moving from 5×4 film to an entirely digital workflow and the pleasures it…
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On Thursday 1st April 2021, Ormskirk Camera Club are welcoming Brian Law ARPS CPAGB with his talk ‘Realising Your Potential’. Brian has been influenced by painters, particularly the Symbolists and Expressionists and also the Pictorialist photographers of the late nineteenth and…