You’ve got to be very brave and careful if you want to photograph a gents toilet. This is exactly what Ralph Browes was when he took this creative image and called it ‘Blue John’. The strong blue tone creates a strong atmosphere, while the receding urinals add depth leading to the one lit by a white light. For me it’s a well spotted and composed image. In our second PDI competition judge Graham Curry gave it 16 marks, but I think it deserved more.

We meet again on 5th.September for the start of the 2019-20 season.

The postcode for the Lifestyle centre (CW1 2BB), use CW1 2DH for the car park.

You are welcome to join us for three meetings before deciding to join. Please explore the website and visit our Flickr site, Facebook page 

Only CPS members can login to this site to post images and comments. To register please contact the webmaster at a meeting or send us a message via the ‘Contact Us’ page.

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


♦ 20 May: Ian Whiston DPAGB EFIAP ABPE gained first place in the Nature section of the L&CPU AIC competitions over the weekend. Several other members did very well too: Individual ResultsRankings.

♦ To view all the facts about our 2018-19 season’s competitions, full details of each and every CPS competition – see RESULTS

♦ The occasional articles by member Ian McNab are a delight to those who enjoy thinking about the art and history of photography. Robert Frank – is Ian’s latest piece.

 ♦ FujiFilm users can benefit from John Royle’s and Ian McNab’s investigations into Fuji X Raw Studio and users who can’t remember which film simulation they used.

♦ Some CPS members have their own websites. Have a look at   – Carl’s, Stephen’s, Wallace’s and Peter’s, websites.

♦ Mark Sheeky interviewing our chairman, John Royle, on Artslab. Listen 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

♦ Due to website maintenance there will be no Monthly Theme for May.

 ♦ Our Chairman has found some excellent videos on   macro photography

♦ What we have been viewing: 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

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

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

Here are the images entered into our Howard Edwards PDI Competition that judge Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE3 scored 17 marks and above to.



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