‘Red deer stag during rut’ by Paul Hill

Congratulations to Paul Hill on being our Photographer of the Year once again for the consistent high standard of his photography. Paul accumulated 372, winning by 2 points, by submitting a high entry of quality photographs. Judge Darrell Oakden DPAGB EFIAP BPE5*awarded ‘Red deer stag during rut’, above, 18 points in our second Print Competition. Paul’s attention to detail and dedication has led to his continued success. It’s no accident though, as Paul does his homework before going on a photoshoot. He learns about his subjects habits and finds the best times and environments in which to photograph them. His hard work bore fruit when he took a stunning photographic of Comet Neowise flying over Jodrell Bank which won UK Astronomy’s photography of the month for July.

See more of Paul’s excellent photographs 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

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


NEW 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.

NEW See the Maurice Ashwin Portrait Competition Results and our Photographer of the Year in our Results page here.

NEW August’s Monthly Theme gives you the chance to harmonise your colours. Share your pictures here.

NEW 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.

♦ Ian has found the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards book as a free download. It’s a 119 pages of thought provoking photography. Thanks Ian. 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.

♦ We’ve been approached by the Clik-Trip website that offers on-line tutorials and workshops. Check them out here.

♦ Ian has found some excellent YouTube tutorials on Wildlife photography by Jan Wegener. See them here.

♦ Ian’s also discovered Duade Paton’s videos on Wildlife photography  here.

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

♦ Ian recommends a series of Lightroom YouTube tutorials by Landscape Photographer Paul Danson. See them here.

♦ Here’s a couple of YouTube Photo Critique sessions by Photographer Ross McKelvey MPAGB MFIAP FIPF EFIAP/p FBPE that Ian has found for us. The first one has 100 photos and last for 90 mins and the follow up has his top 25 images and lasts 21 minutes.

♦ Here’s an opportunity from the Government to improve your IT skills. Not photography, but it all helps! Details here.

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

♦ The Photography Show is now going virtual on 20th.-21st.September Some details are here.

♦ Win £50 in the Rotary Club and Weaver Nantwich LockDown Photo Comp. It’s £10 to enter and only phone photos are accepted Details here.

♦ More on-line events supported by Canon. Details here.

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

Paul Graber’s LRPS Mono photography

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

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

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 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 Paul Hill’s excellent portfolio

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