The winner of our 2018 Steampunk Photographic Competition is John Newell’s photograph of a Steampunk balloon man which impressed our five judges with its humour and impact. For his effort John won a cup donated by Crewe Town Council and will be presented by the mayor. He also won a certificate hand crafted by Dolores and a full years’ membership to Crewe Photographic Society. However, as John lives on the Isle of Man, he is unable to take advantage of this gift so has generously offered to donate it to some worthwhile person. After discussing this with the winner and our Chairman we agreed to offer it to the second placed photograph. That was taken by twenty year old local man, Matthew Lee and is of a Steampunk standing by a Ichabod steam caravan. The third placed photograph was Sara Dellapiana’ Boy in front of time machine.

In the ‘Under 16’ section 13 year old Rosie Warburton grabbed the first three places. Her winning photograph was a creative view of the Municipal Buildings taken through some Steampunk goggles.

Well done to them all and thank you to the members who were able to help with our stall in the steampunk market and the competition. I must also thank Crewe Town Council for their help in running the competition and David Smith, the organiser of the Steampunk Festival, who gave us the stall for 3 days in the Lifestyle Centre. We had quite a lot of interest.


 Thursday 6 September 7:30 for 7:45pm

First Meeting of the 2018-19 season

Lifestyle Centre, Moss Sq., Crewe

The postcode for the centre is 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  and see our gallery below

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


CREWE PS was established in November 1947.  A short history of the society by Tom Seaton (Secretary 1992-2016) can be read here.

NEW ♦ See our new ‘Competitions’ page under the Resources menu. Members can suggest additionsSee them here

NEW – Crewe PS finishes 10th in the LCPU Annual Print Competition out of 100 invited clubs! See HERE.

NEW ♦ Sky TV’s 2018 Master of Photography starts on Tuesday 29thMay at 8pm

♦ Surfing suggestion…new member Carl Sumner – Carl’s website

♦  Crewe PS were 3rd in the  PAGB Great British Cup and one image, Balance and Coordination by member Martin McGing gained a silver medal.

♦ Large format landscapes by John DaviesCollodian Wet Plate Photography

♦ Mark Luscombe-Whyte – Collodion process prints

♦ 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

♦ See some amazing historic photographs of Crewe on the Forum

NEW ♦ June’s monthly theme gives members a great opportunity to get creative using Intentional Camera Movement

♦ Skylum – a rival for Lightroom?

♦ Know your colours? Forum discussion “Natural light isn’t white”.

♦ What we have been viewing this week: 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 is a selection of photographs from our 2016 Season

This cartoon, which so nicely links the club and the town was by member Bill Pickup and used on the cover of the 1993-4 Programme booklet.



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