‘Pensive Charlie’ by Stephen Coyne

Judge Darrell Oakden DPAGB EFIAP BPE4* awarded Stephen Coyne’s  ‘Pensive Charlie’  the Howard Edwards Trophy, our PDI Portrait Competition. I recall Howard as being a fine studio portrait photographer who paid close attention to detail. He would have appreciated Stephen’s portrait and agreed with Darrell’s comments that the communication between the model and photographer is evident. It evolved a classic Chaplin expression and pose and just had to be converted to mono. Darrell also likes strong eye contact and a complementary, none distracting background. Stephen dominated the competition with his six entries filling the first six places. That’s quite an achievement! Well done Stephen.

All of the PDIs entered for the Howard Edwards Trophy can be seen in our Galleries page here.

To see a selection of Stephen’s photographs click here

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NEW April’s Monthly Theme for members is the ‘Stay at Home’ subject of ‘Still Life’ Be creative here.

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

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

NEW The Nikon School of Photography is offering $250 of videos for free during April! Details here.

NEW 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.

NEW 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)

♦ Hear John’s interview with Jeff Allen of ‘ThisIsTheCat’ radio here.

♦ Many events in our Events page have been postponed. Check them here.

♦ CPS member wins a GOLD medal in the Bebington Salon. See News

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

♦ Can a CPS member win a Sony Cybershot RX100 camera in Cheshire Life’s Competition? Enter here.

♦ Final Print League Results; Print 3 and League Table

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♦ Member Ian Whiston DPAGB EFIAP ABPE gained first place in the Nature section of the L&CPU AIC competitions. Several other members did very well too: Individual ResultsRankings.

♦ 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.

♦ Mark Sheeky interviewing our acting 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 is ‘Still Life’ You’re in control so be imaginative Post your pictures here.

NEW 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 members Stephen Coyne’s photographs for you to enjoy:

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