This week we had our second competition of the season for projected pictures. Ralph Browes won over a large entry in our general section with the climbing picture seen above. A favourite of mine too, with a real sense of the thrill of high altitude adventure. A particular strength is the fact that the figures on the left are nicely detailed and are not in the obvious pose of staring up at the distant peak. Two tips for people pictures there; capture interaction and arrangement – it instantly gains interest and pleases the sense of design. Watch the David Hurn BBCTV programme  to see this in action.
CREWE PS – Born 1947

12 November 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Crewe Photographic society. A short history of the society by Tom Seaton (Secretary 1992-2016) can be read here. A photobook of the work of present members is in preparation. We wish we could say that we have an exhibition, but Crewe lacks a central exhibition space. If you have, or know of, an exhibition area in Crewe (for, perhaps 70 framed prints) please email us.

If you enjoy good imaging, talking photography, or looking for inspiration for your work – why not come along to the Lifestyle Centre on any Thursday evening. 

You will get an idea of the range of work by looking at our rolling gallery


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



 23 November 7:30 for 7:45pm

Nature on your Doorstep – Tony Pioli FRPS FBPE

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 

On the FORUM

The Monthly Forum Theme for November is LEADING LINES  Members can demonstrate how they lead the viewer to their subject .
NEW – A wonderful array of classic work can be found here.
Plenty of interesting discussion too – take a look.


Alsager CC – Crewe PS – Mid-Cheshire CC – Nantwich CC – Sandbach PS
Thursday 30 November 2017
Crewe Vagrants Sports Club, Willaston at 7.30pm

 NEW ♦ Know your colours? Forum discussion “Natural light isn’t white”.
 NEW ♦ L&CPU Projected Image KO – 18 November – CPS Entry

♦ MOORS for the FUTURE Photo Competition – Closing date 31 December
BEBINGTON SALON – Entries by 22 November

♦ DXO buys Google’s NIK software for development, but the original is still free.

♦ Crewe PS Successes at the L&CPU Big Day – NEWS

♦ Robertshaw Trophy Results

♦ RPS International 2017 – WinnersAll entries – Forum comments

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

♦ Nantwich CC have their exhibition at the Nantwich Museum until 11 November

♦ New Photo Tour company launched –

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

♦ Experiment with colouration – 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.

EVENTS – Highlights

Tickets or ring Martin Brown 01691 773326


 For our full listings, see EVENTS

On The Web
Mark Luscombe-Whyte – Collodion process prints –  See also our Forum entry
Niall McDiarmid

Niall’s engaging street portraits of people he meets on his travels round Britain are not just a social record. He brings great skill into composing these shots; colour harmony especially is astonishing. His personable approach to his subjects, who he does not know, is part of his secret, not just in getting their cooperation but in achieving just that right look. His work is bound for classic status. Website


 Here is a selection of photographs from our 2016 Season









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