Our season of meetings is now drawing to a close and we can look back on an enjoyable and fruitful year – our picture of the week is one of the most successful of the season in our own club competitions – Paul Hill’s Afon Lloer. After next week’s little celebration our meetings start again on the first Thursday in September but meanwhile things continue here on our website – discussion on the Forum, things to look at on the web, places to visit, anything we think may interest members and photographers generally. Happy reading! 

Our special suggestion for this week is taking a trip over to Buxton – enjoy the landscape on the way but your destination is 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.


 Thursday 26 April 7:30 for 7:45pm

A celebration of the season

Lifestyle Centre, Moss Sq., Crewe

Parking CW1 2DH
(After dark, on foot, avoiding exiting by the path along the police station wall, which has a concealed step. Following
representations to Cheshire East this step has been made safer but it is still necessary to be aware of it)

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 

CREWE PS – Born 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. A photobook of the work of present members is in preparation.

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 our 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


 NEW See our new ‘Places to Go’ page and members can suggest additions See them here

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

NEW ♦ Get the lowdown on the new profiles in LIGHTROOM

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

♦ CPS put in a good performance at the North Cheshire PS Challenges The full results can be seen HERE.

♦ Surfing suggestion…New member Carl Sumner – http://www.photographit.co.uk

♦ Help animals and win £250 by entering this competition – Foxery Photo Competition

♦ 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 Davies

Collodian 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

 ♦ 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 marvellous large format landscapes by John Davies and Ken found a film about Ansel Adams


♦ The Monthly Forum Theme for April is  Dirty Framing  Members can employ ‘dirty framing’ to improve their photography.

♦ 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

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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