For over ten years now our chairman has made his “Chairman’s Choice” award during presentation evening. Our awards naturally tend to be for successes in our competitions and just two of them; Chairman’s Choice and the Ron Smith Cup, are in recognition of other qualities. The Ron Smith Cup is awarded for special creativity displayed during the year and will be featured next week. The chairman makes his award to a member who has distinguished themselves during the year; either for their work or service to the club. This year the award went to Kath Hill who has gained her first distinction and who has established herself as one of the club’s most accomplished and talented workers.

The certificate actually shows one of Kath’s pictures from last season for no better reason than it is one of the chairman’s favourite pictures!

Next season’s outline programme (2016-17) now available.
Competition Secretary’s Report – 2015-16 Season
Awards Evening 2016

• Congratulations to reader Tom Jones on gaining his DPAGB!
• PAGB to change PDI Standards to 1600x1200px in 2018

WE’VE MOVED to the new Crewe Lifestyle Centre* and resume meetings in September. 


Our new season starts in September, the programme is here.
You are welcome to join us, meanwhile please explore our website and visit our Flickr site, Facebook page
or follow us @crewephotosoc and @JohnRoyle5 on Twitter .
*The Life Style Centre is in Moss Square, Crewe, CW1 2BB only yards from our old venue but it is
a new building with a new post code and your SATNAV may not recognise it, use CW1 2DH for the old Library car park.

There is no parking at the Centre itself. Park under the old Library in Prince Albert St as before, and walk the few metres to the Life Style Centre just by the Police Station and Christ Church. Enter, turn left past the new library entrance, through the double doors,  and we are the third room on the right (accessible also via the second room). Alternative parking in Oak Street.

• Interested in joining? The best way to find out about us is to come along to a meeting – in fact you can try three before deciding.  

• The Monthly Theme for May is Warm – Only members may enter images.
 PDI Annual Results – North Cheshire Challenges Results –  GBC Nature Photographer Placings.
Crewe PS 7th and 12th in the two L&CPU Club Annuals RESULTS 
What do you think of this experiment in portraiture?

  • “Be Careful What You Wish For” is a personal account of art photography since 1970 by Ian McNab.

  • Beginning photography? Take a look at a new 10 week course organised by the Royal Photographic Society and the Open University, starting each October and March – DETAILS.

NEW – Tickets for 2016 PAGB PDI Championships 16 July
Date of Print Championships changed to 6th November.

PAGB eNews Website .

• Meetings: Crewe Library, Prince Albert St., CREWE CW1 2DH at 7.45pm each Thursday. Doors open:7.30pm.
•  Programme for 2015-16 . You are welcome to attend any meeting – in fact you can try us out for up to three before we ask you to join.
• Meanwhile please explore our website and visit our Flickr site, Facebook page or follow us @crewephotosoc and @JohnRoyle5 on Twitter. 


 • “Be Careful What You Wish For” is a personal account of art photography since 1970 by Ian McNab.
This well informed piece of writing neatly places some of the major names in photography  who were instrumental in it becoming “swallowed by art”. Ian writes with authority and clarity and we expect the article to be of wide interest 




For MARTIN PARR at the Hepworth and other exhibitions … Visit our EVENTS PAGE .

 Outdoor Photographer of the Year
Winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Finalists
British Wildlife Photographer 2015


 Beautiful, fascinating images born out of a totally immersive and highly responsive involvement with the life of a landscape. VIDEOWEBSITEPHOTOGRAPH 13

Chris talks to Ffoton


Doug Chinnery

Doug’s online compilation of recent web news, views and help – HERE

Doug Chinnery is at NCPS on 4 April 2016

William Henry Fox Talbot

There is to be a complete online catalogue of his work. See HERE  for details

  For further listings see EVENTS