Congratulations to Ian Whiston on his outstanding success in the L&CPU Individuals Annual Competition.  Ian not only received a top score of 15 for his ‘ Buffalo and Oxpecker’ picture above, but also for his ‘Cheetah and playful cub’. The Buffalo picture was commended and his Cheetah photograph came third. Another member who did well was Wallace Baxter who had a hat full of high scores. Two of his superb gymnastic photographs were retained for the Folio and one for the exhibition. Peter Robinson’s ‘Posh Chimney Sweep’ was also retained for the exhibition. Stephen Coyne scored 13 for his ‘Indian Ascetic’. Well done everyone who entered. All the results can be seen in the Results page under the ‘Resources’ menus here.


 Thursday 6 September 7:30 for 7:45pm

First Meeting of the 2018-19 season

Lifestyle Centre, Moss Sq., Crewe

Parking CW1 2DH

The postcode for the centre is CW1 2BB but may not work on your satnav, use CW1 2DH for the car park (Civic Centre)
You are welcome to join us at any meeting, meanwhile please explore the website by clicking the tabs above.
and visit our Flickr site, Facebook page 


There are more galleries available by clicking the tab above, but they feature winning images predominately. Try looking at our Flickr site or Forum for a more general view.

TRY US:      Just come along to a meeting. You can come to three before deciding whether to join.

or WYPROBUJ NAS: Po prostu przyjdz na spotkanie. Mozesz przyjsc na trzy spotkania zanim zdecydujesz sie dolaczyc do Stowarzyszenia


Visit BUXTON MUSEUM where KATE BELLIS, SALLY MATTHEWS and others have a wonderful exhibition called  HILL. It is about the people who live and work on the uplands near WIRKSWORTH, just outside the Peak District National Park. You can savour Kate’s engaging portraits of the people and wonder at Sally’s astonishing drawings, painting and sculptures of the farm and wild animals. Afterwards, pop next door for a look in at the Green Man Gallery and find high quality work by local artists, including the photographs by Caroline Small, whose work we highlighted in a news item.

CREWE PS – Born Nov 1947 12 November 2017 marked the 70th anniversary of Crewe Photographic society. A short history of the society by Tom Seaton (Secretary 1992-2016) can be read here.

NEW Crewe Photographic Society have been invited to judge a Photographic Competition of Crewe’s Steampunk Weekend. See the poster below

NEW See our new ‘Competitions’ page under the Resources menu. Members can suggest additions See them here

NEW – Crewe PS finishes 10th in the LCPU Annual Print Competition out of 100 invited clubs! See HERE.

♦ Sky TV’s 2018 Master of Photography starts on Tuesday 29thMay at 8pm

NEW Enter the Middlewich ‘Your Heritage Photographic Competition which was won last year by Ray Hill! See the poster below

♦ Get the lowdown on the new profiles in LIGHTROOM

 ♦ Landscape from take to make with ANDREW MARR (no, not that Andrew Marr!)

♦ Surfing suggestion…New member Carl Sumner –

♦ Surfing suggestion…watch and follow local photographer Paul Compton video blogging

 ♦  PAGB make U-turn on Nature rules: Cloning allowed as before.

♦  Crewe PS gained third place in the PAGB Great British Cup and one image, Balance and Coordination by member Martin McGing gained a silver medals.

  ♦ Try the new enlargement feature in Photoshop

♦ Large format landscapes by John DaviesCollodian Wet Plate Photography

♦ Mark Luscombe-Whyte – Collodion process prints –  See also our Forum entry

♦ Mark Sheeky interviewed our chairman, John Royle, on his Artslab programme on Redshift Radio on 2 October – . Listen here.

♦ You can see the section winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year – HERE

♦ Tips for photographing Eventing by Jeff Carter HERE

 • “Be Careful What You Wish For” is a personal account of art photography since 1970 by Ian McNab.
Ian writes with authority and clarity and we expect the article to be of wide interest. This article has had over 1,000 downloads.

On the FORUM

♦ See some amazing historic photographs of Crewe on the Forum
♦ Are you good at thinking of captions? See what you can come up with in May’s Monthly Theme
 ♦ Skylum – a rival for Lightroom?
♦ Know your colours? Forum discussion “Natural light isn’t white”.
♦ What we have been viewing this week: Wallace found some portrait photographs.,
Ian W found a test by Blake Rudis of the new AUTO button in Lr and Camera Raw,
John found some marvelous large format landscapes by John Davies and Ken found a film about Ansel Adams


♦ The Monthly Forum Theme for May is  Photo Captions  Members can suggest captions for their photos or others.

♦ A wonderful array of classic work can be found here.

♦ Plenty of interesting discussion too – Go to the Forum.


Here is a selection of photographs from our 2016 Season

Crewe’s Steampunk Photographic Competition is open to the public and is to be judged by us, but unfortunately our members can’t enter.


Enter the Middlewich “Your Heritage Photographic Competition. Details on the poster below:


This cartoon, which so nicely links the club and the town was by member Bill Pickup and used on the cover of the 1993-4 Programme booklet.




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