‘Lion cub pouncing on Mum’s Tail’ by Ian Whiston EFIAP/g DPAGB ABPE

Congratulations to member Ian Whiston EFIAP/g DPAGB ABPE who has been awarded an EFIAP GOLD ( Excellence International Federation of Photographic Art). I couldn’t but it better than this quote from our Chairman:

“Well done Ian. Even with Ian’s exceptional strike rate, this is a great achievement. The Gold award needs 500 acceptances from 150 works in 15 different countries. I think lockdown time is paying off too in his preparation of pictures for the next application, Platinum, which is something like 700, 200, 20.”

Ian has been enjoying his photography for nearly 50 years and joined Crewe Photographic Society in 2001. He’s also Competition Secretary of Mid Cheshire Photographic Society. He started the distinction trail in 2007 and achieved his first in 2010 with a BPE1*. Since then he hasn’t looked back and admits to being addicted  to accumulating awards. He’s regularly visits Kenya’s game parks to photograph wildlife and has had his amazing photographs exhibited in over 30 countries. Ian is quiet modest about his awards and many members may not realise that he’s has achieved over 960 acceptances and over 260 awards which includes many gold medals. He won the PAGB Nature Photographer GB Cup in 2013 and has been the L&CPU’s Nature Photographer of the Year 5 times! He also somehow finds the time to judge and lecture.

For the photo above Judge Nick Berentzen CPAGB BPE2 awarded it 17 points in our third PDI Competition and judge Peter Cheetham awarded it second place in our Jim Harrison PDI Annual Competition.

To see a selection of Ian’s photographs click here

No meetings at Crewe until the new season in September.

The postcode for the Lifestyle Centre  is CW1 2BB, but use CW1 2DH for the car park.

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

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NEW Canon are now offering basic tutorials for using their cameras. Enrol here.

NEW Ian has found 3 Olympus sponsored ‘You Tube’ videos. Note they’re over 1 hour each :

Paul Graber’s LRPS Mono photography

An online talk by wildlife photographer Tesni Ward

Andy Rouse explains how he captures his amazing wildlife photographs.
See it here

NEW May’s Monthly Theme is ‘Open’ for you to enter whatever you’d like to share with members. Post your pictures here.

NEW Discover a précis of the life of our soon to be centenarian member, Ron Smith. See the News Item

♦ Martin has discovered that excellent landscape photographer Tom Mackie is restarting his YouTube video soon. Check it here.

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

♦Can a CPS member win the Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Photographic Competition? Details Here.

♦The Photographer Academy are currently offering their £49 Academy Membership for free! Details here.

♦ Members have informed us of Serif’s special offer of their Affinity photo editor. Try it out or buy it now for only £23.99 Details here.

♦ Martin has discovered the wonderful world of Adorama Photography Tutorial videos on You Tube .

♦ Ian has found Steve Arnold’s excellent You Tube channel to make your landscapes pop! See them here.

♦ If you’ve still got time on your hands Ian recommends viewing PixImperfect You Tube channel for some specialist portrait retouching techniques.

♦ Paul Hill wins our 2020 Print Annual & Stephen Coyne wins Jim Harrison Trophy (2020 PDI Annual) (see Resources>Results)

♦ See the top scoring images in this season’s league competitions here

♦ Final Print League Results; Print 3 and League Table

♦ Following on from Brian Law CPAGB ARPS thought provoking talk on Street Photography view his Flickr gallery 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.

♦ 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.

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

♦ 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.

Here’s a selection of member’s Ian Whiston’s photographs for you to enjoy:

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