Meetings start at 7.45pm, with doors opening 7.30pm.
All dates are Thursdays and at Crewe Lifestyle Centre except where stated.

Last updated: 21 April – some details for the last meeting added.3 April – Details for 13 April added. 25 January –  Minor date changes, judge for Sandbach inter-club named, January – Next CM added. Inter-Club with Nantwich at Nantwich 21 March not April. April 13 becomes Members Evening. Update 10 January – Programme for 2 February changed, judge for Alsager Battle added.. Programme for 12 January changed on  5 Jan.
2016-17 Programme, click HERE, 2015-16 Programme, click HERE, 2014-15 Programme, click HERE.


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2016-17 Season

 8 Sep 2016  The New Season – Crewe CP’s take on club photography. Features Clay Cross Exhibition. We will also take a look at the way the club works, and then you will see an introduction to two photographers who have exhibitions locally at present and a third who is doing some superb macro-photography of insects using a new technique which digital photography offers.
 15 Sep

L&CPU Folio – A Selection of the best images from the 2016 Annual Individuals Competition plus 2015 PAGB entries. There will also be a members evening topic to be announce later.

[Hand-in PDI 1 2017 by Sunday 18 September]

 22 Sep Martin Berry LRPS: Lantern Slide Collection. A journey through the Warrington PS Lantern Slide Collection.
 29 Sep First League PDI (PDI 1 2017) – Judged by Ian Stewart ARPS 
30 Sep
5 Towns (Alan Challinor Tropy) at Sandbach – Wesleyan Centre The annual premier event in monochrome prints; a change this season with Mid-Cheshire Camera Club replacing Whitchurch PS. Alsager, Crewe, MCCC, Nantwich and Sandbach. Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP b DPAGB will judge. We host it next season.
 6 Oct

Members’ Evening: Critiques, techniques, commentary, discussion by members. Among the topics will be photographing gymnastics, 3D photography, AVs etc.

♦ [Hand-in Prints for P 1 2017 tonight, PDIs of Prints submitted by 9 Oct]

 10 Oct  Robertshaw Trophy at Blythe Bridge. Inter-Club PDI Competition between Crewe, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, Leek and Blythe Bridge.
 13 Oct Roger Evans FBPE EFIAP DPAGB – Talk Sport – Roger now holds the FBPE – the highest award of the British Photographic Exhibitors scheme, which requires years of success in the BPE competitions to achieve – 500 acceptances plus many awards – hardly surprising that it has been achieved by very few. One of the region’s best sports photographers, Roger takes us through his journey 150 images, his FBPE successes, his accreditation as a Commonwealth Games photographer – 25 different sports. All the gen and top tips!
 20 Oct

 First Print League Competition (P1 2017) judged by Dr Brian Law CPAGB ARPS 

♦ [Hand-in for PDI 2 2017 Sunday 23 October]

 27 Oct  Brian Magor The Hoylake International 2016 Exhibition. Brian gives us a tour of this international which is now in its 5th year. It is a Photographic Society of America accredited exhibition so expect some interesting new categories!
 3 Nov  Second League PDI (PDI 2 2017) judged by Brian Dunseath ARPS
  6 Nov PAGB Club Print Championships
 10 Nov  Gary Waidson DPAGB HND. We were so impressed with Gary’s talk last season about Photoshop we couldn’t wait to get him over to us again for –  The Waylandscape.  Gary was an award winner in the LPofY 2016. 
 17 Nov

 L&CPU Folio – A Selection of the best images from the 2016 Annual Individuals Competition plus 2015 PAGB entries.

♦ [Hand-in Prints for P 2 2017 tonight, PDIs of Prints submitted by 20 November]

19 November L&CPU PDI Knock-Out at Chorley
 24 Nov  Workshop: Presentations by WB, MS, PR, SB and AJR.
 1 Dec Second League Print Competition (P2 2017) Judged by Terry Hewitt
  4 Dec L&CPU Mentoring for PAGB Awards. Please register with Christine at Oldham PS 10.30 – 4.00
 8 Dec

 L&CPU Folio

♦ [PDIs for the Great British Cup NATURE must be entered by 15 December – 3 images 1400 x 1050 Max 21 per club]

 15 Dec  An hour and a quarter with Peter and Meg / Christmas Party
 22 Dec  No Meeting – Christmas break.
 29 Dec   No Meeting – Christmas break.



5 Jan 2017

From DELHI to KATHMANDU with Judith and Stephen Coyne

This talk includes the sites of Delhi and some of the religious centres of Northern India, coupled with the wildlife in Corbett and Royal Bardia (Nepal) National Parks. After that, we travel to Kathmandu to see the sites and temples of this deeply religious Country.This is a much anticipated talk, following Dr Stephen Coyne joining the society this season.


 12 Jan

Programme Change: About Studio Portraiture – Instead of our annual portrait session we present some help with lighting etc

♦ [Hand-in P 3 2017 prints TONIGHT, PDIs of prints by Sunday 15 January]


19 Jan Inter-Club Competition with Alsager CC, at Alsager. Judge will be Daryl Giles CPAGB.  NO MEETING AT CREWE


 23 Jan – CPS Committee Meeting

26 Jan Third League Print (P3 2017) judged by Steve Carr
2 Feb

 Dr Brian Law – Landscape

♦ [Hand-in PDI 3 2017 by Sunday 5 February]

9 Feb Pam and Dave Greenland: Go with the Flow 1 – River Mersey from source to Stockport. Critically acclaimed presentation.
16 Feb

Third League PDI (PDI 3 2017) Judge: Darrell Oakden DPAGB BPE3* AFIAP 

♦ [Hand-in Print Annual TONIGHT, PDIs of prints by Sunday 19 February]

23 Feb Bebington Salon of Photography – The showing of this exhibition is one of the great annual events for us and we welcome our friends from Alsager CC to join us. Bob Dennis APAGB CPAGB AFIAP BPE3* will make the presentation in his usual inimitable style and a great evening is guaranteed for us all. Let us hope that members in the audience have some acceptances to cheer for! 
 2 Mar

League Print Annual. Judge: Rob Millin DPAGB EFIAP/s EPSA ABPE

♦ [Hand-in PDI  Annual by Sunday 5 March]

   4/5 March L&CPU Club Annuals, Venue Lowton School
9 Mar  Crewe PS v Sandbach PS – Inter-club Competition at Crewe. Judge: Roger Evans MPAGB FBPE EFIAP
16 Mar Annual PDI Competition: The culmination of our season of prints where we see the best of the year’s crop do battle. Judge Rob Hockney CPAGB BPE2*.
The author of the winning image tonight will be awarded the JIM HARRISON TROPHY. Jim was a centenarian member who sponsored our first proper PDI competition in 2003.
 21 Mar Tuesday  Crewe PS v Nantwich PS – Nantwich host the annual inter-club competition. Judge: Colin Douglas ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE4
22 Mar Wednesday Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March are the dates of the North Cheshire Challenges – No meeting at Crewe – members are invited to go to Poynton to see the event.
 23 Mar  North Cheshire Challenges at Poynton
30 Mar

Judith Angel LRPS –  Magical Myanmar

♦ [Hand-in for PORTRAIT COMPETITIONS; Prints TONIGHT, PDIs of prints and Howard Edwards PDIs by Sunday 26 March]

   3 April – Committee Meeting
6 Apr Portrait Competitions – Projected images compete for the HOWARD EDWARDS TROPHY and prints for the MAURICE ASHWIN TROPHY Judge: Bill Preston ARPS DPAGB BPE4*
13 Apr Members Evening –  The elements of Elements – Martin Smith. Macro in close-up – John Royle
Martin presents his second episode on the subject of using PS Elements to process your photos. In his first presentation he showed us some of the things he had done using Elements and it was the most amusing talk we have heard this year. He does expect to get a bit more serious with this one! This will be followed with a quick beginners guide to macro photography by John, finishing with a look at some of the issues which have come up this year in our competitions.
Last evening for handing in prints for the L&CPU Annual Individuals Competition
   16 April – PDIs and PDIs of Prints for the LCPU Annual needed – Remember 1600×1200.
 20 Apr  AGM and Awards Evening
 27 Apr

 A celebration of the season

This evening we will have a look at what the 1600×1200 files look like when entered into Dicentra and projected at 1400×1050. We will also view some of this season’s work and then take a light repast; light but delectable. If members wan to show any work please put it in the new “1600” Dropbox folder.

  6-7 May L&CPU Annual Individuals Competition at Lowton (in camera) 
   21 August (Mon) Committee Meeting
 7 Sep 2017 New season begins (full programme available by 30 April)
  1 October [L&CPU Returns to be completed]