‘The P.I.’ by Meg Cumming

Meg Cumming’s fine black and white photograph is of our friend Graham Curry and was taken during a club night portrait workshop during which our members photographed Graham as several different characters. Judge Ian Stewart DPAGB ARPS awarded it 18 points in the mono section of our second PDI competition last season. The black and white conversion suits the subject and creates a nostalgic atmosphere of bygone years. Ian liked the strong side lighting that helps to bring out the character that Graham portrays. The black background adds to the mystery. Meg is a popular member who helped to shape last season’s programme and also helped with the important job of arranging the tea break!

See more of Meg’s photographs here

No meetings at Crewe until further notice.

Next Meeting: 1 October.
Keith Snell PhD EFIAP EPSA LRPS will enthral us with his talk on ‘The Islands of the Arctic’. It covers the landscape and wildlife of Iceland and Norwegian Svalbardt.
Members will be emailed an invitation to join.

Find out more about Crewe Photographic Society in John’s interview with Jeff Allen of ‘ThisIsTheCat’ radio here.  Please explore the website and visit our Flickr site and Facebook page  Only CPS members can login to this site to post images and comments. To register please email your name and membership number to  webmaster@crewephotosoc.com or send us a message

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


NEW Members have the opportunity to say what competitons they want after Christmas on the Forum.

♦ Our new Programme for season 2020-21 is starting to take shape. Our Zoom meetings mean we can enjoy many talented photographers from anywhere. See the Programme here.

♦ Learn how to enter the L&CPU 2020 Interim Annual Novice Cup here.

NEW Ian has found some excellent Luminosity Mask actions to bring out details in PhotoShop. See ADP Lumiflow’s website.

NEW Ian recommends the versatile freeware Faststone Image Viewer which can quickly view and organise your photographs. Download it here.

NEW Paul Hill recommends Google’s Snapseed app to edit photos on his phone. Get it from Google Play.

NEW Our Competition rules have been updated with details of the Nature rules. here.

♦ Ian Whiston has found some of Ross McKelvey’s PhotoShop actions to speed up your workflow. Thanks Ian.Details here.

♦ Fuji users please note that firmware updates are available. Thanks to Ian McNab for informing us.Details here.

♦ Martin McGing has found this informative video on using bounced flash .View it here.

♦ Martin McGing has discovered that Canon and Windows owners can use their camera as a webcam. View it here.

♦ Ex- CPS member and Vlogger, Paul Compton is selling his landscape 2021 Calendar for £21:99. Email Paul at paulcompton69@hotmail.co.uk See his videos here.

♦ Use September’s Monthly Theme to prepare for the Photograph Crewe Competition. Share your pictures here.

♦ Use Daniel Cook’s used equipment search tool to find what you’re looking for here.

♦ During our Zoom meeting Martin McGing demonstrated Jim McIntyre’s free ‘Easy Panel 2’ plug-in for Photoshop which creates Luminosity Masks amongst other effects. Get it here.

♦ Contribute your ‘Lock-Down’ photos to the Cheshire Archive. Details here.

♦ The PAGB are looking for your ‘Lock-Down’ photos. Read the details in issue 261 of their e-news here.

♦ FastStone produce good Freeware Image View and other software. Recommended by Ian. See them here.

♦ Read John’s latest article ‘James Ravilious ‘Making an art of recording’ under Resources>Documents>General documents Find it here.

♦ See what our members have been up to in their galleries.

♦ Sign up for the ‘Focal Points’, the LCPU’s  Newsletter.

♦ Robert Frank – The photographer who showed the Americans who they were, has died aged 94. Member Ian McNab wrote an article about him Robert Frank – is Ian’s latest piece.

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

Be careful what you wish for  is a personal account of art photography since 1970 by Ian McNab.

♦ If you can’t find what your looking for it may have been moved to the Links page.

On the Forum

♦ Why not share your lockdown photos with fellow members? Members can post them here

♦ Do you have a ‘Golden Oldie’ photo with special memories you’d like to share with members? Members can post them here

♦ John Royle has found some excellent videos on macro photography

♦ What we have been viewing: Wallace found some portrait photographs., Ian Whiston 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

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

♦ Do you want to get there quicker? Here’s a shortcut – to the Forum.

Enjoy viewing a selection of Meg Cumming’s portfolio

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