Our hard working Chairman and Competitions Secretary , John Royle, asked me to choose a photograph for picture of the week. So I thought it would be appropriate that it should be one of his. I chose this beautifully crafted image of a lone tree supported by a considered composition. It’s topped with delicate clouds and finished off with some tasteful toning. Just enjoy it. John is using this photograph as part of his submission to our 70th. Anniversary Photobook. You can see what other members have chosen in our Monthly Theme feature at ; Photobook Selections   

Our second suggestion of a website to browse is that of landscape photographer Lizzie Shepherd  

Our evening meetings programme for the 2016-17 season is now finished. We start again on 7 September. Meanwhile we will continue to update the website, so  please explore all the tabs above for events, galleries, help and advice and do call back to see the new items. Our Forum especially remains active with the monthly theme and other topics. Our new 2017-18 Programme has been uploaded and will tell you what sort of fare to expect at our meetings.


On the FORUM

The Monthly Forum Theme for June is Photobook Selection Show your 3 photographs for our Anniversary Photobook
Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, Flor Garduño

Lots of interesting discussion on our Forum; Gregory Crewdson & Masahisa Fukase, using colour, Saul Leiter, Windows 10, Canon re-launch and more!

On the WEB


This week we are suggesting you take a look at the work of Lizzie Shepherd. Lizzie’s work is much admired by her fellow landscape workers and we are sure you will find inspiration in them. (Not working well on Explorer btw).

Thursday 7 September 7:30 for 7:45pm
 First Meeting of the Season
  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  or follow us @crewephotosoc and @JohnRoyle5 on Twitter .

♦ PAGB PDI Championships – are at Warwick University on 15 July. Get your tickets now for one of the best showcases of club photography on the calendar.

L&CPU BIG DAY and NOVICE CUP – 15 October, Tickets £15 incl. buffet lunch and refreshments available HERE after 31 July
Competition will be A4 colour and mono prints from 6 club members who do not hold distinctions (assumed to be BPE, FIAP, RPS or PSA) or qualifications. This is welcome in providing encouragement to newcomers but it will also reveal the wealth of talented members we have in our clubs whose work is of great quality and interest (even importance) but does not accord with the usual competition demands.
PAGB e-News 184 is published. Note 5 MB file. Members may sign up to receive the newsletter directly.
♦ 2017-18 Competition Rules published (1600 x 1200 PDIs), see DOWNLOADS>RESOURCES
♦ 2017-18 Programme published (Programme tab)
♦ Les Simpson has been investigating the mystery of the Victorian ‘Crewe Circle’. Read about Les’ research and other documents on the case here.  


 Here is a selection of photographs from our 2016 Season


 • “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. 


• Shirley Baker’s work at the Manchester Art Gallery

• Club Exhibitions: South Manchester 10 Jun – 2 Jul, Accrington 10 Jun to 20 July, South Liverpool 27 Jul – 9 Aug – see L&CPU Website for details.

• New series of MASTERS of PHOTOGRAPHY has started; Thursdays on Sky Arts at 8pm

For our full listing, see EVENTS 





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