This week’s picture of the week is John Royle’s Landgirl. It won our coveted Maurice Ashwin Trophy which is for the best print portrait. It was judged by the thoughtful and highly qualified Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE3.

I find this an engaging and natural portrait taken in diffused lighting with a complementary background. It has a tasteful colour palette and good eye contact. John has managed to bring out some of the lady’s personality and character.

See our images entered in the North Cheshire Challenge here


 Thursday 18 April 7:30pm for a 7:45pm start

Annual General Meeting and Awards Night.

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


NEWCrewe v Nantwich; Crewe win 520 to 509 – see NEWS for the story – Results.

♦ And the Photographer of the Year is…….Peter Robinson

Portrait Competition Results – see RESULTS

♦ Enter the L&CPU Annual Individual Competitions – See the Rules

♦ Keep any eye on what’s going on in our events and competitions pages under the Resources menu.

♦ All club competitions plus Great British Cup and L&CPU competitions – See RESULTS

♦ Ian Whiston has found an excellent video on using Deconvolution Sharpening.

♦ Les has found some stunning images entered for the Daily Mail’s photo competition. See them here.

♦ 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.

 ♦  Digital Artist Joan Blease is running a Print Competition in aid of the St.Rocco’s Hospice. Details are on her website

♦ 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

NEW ♦ April’s monthly theme of Spring is all around us submit or discuss it here

 ♦ 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 our ten images selected for the North Cheshire Challenges Trophy.



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