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PDI Knock Out

Members submitted up to six new images. Ian Whiston assembled these into Breeze Browser and displayed them, randomised, in pairs. We all vote for the “best” of the pair. Flawed, of course, because two top quality images can appear together and one has to go, two poorer ones and still one stays in. But, it […]

AGM & Awards Evening

This is the night when we unashamedly pat ourselves on the back both individually and collectively! A full report will appear on the results page in the next few days but this year we are pleased to say that we were victorious in all our inter-club battles and had good placings in all the regional competition we entered; […]

Inter-Club Competition with Nantwich CC ...

At 7.30 we were all assembled in Nantwich CC’s new home and ready to begin. The judge was Gordon Jenkins APAGB so we were assured of a “fair hearing”. The prints were going first. Nantwich’s first print went up – it was a dog portrait by Alma Sankey (“Windblown”) it was beautiful and I thought […]

Lightroom 5

For full details of the BETA issue see LAURA SHOE for a Video  http://laurashoe.com/lightroom-5-tutorials/ , VICTORIA BAMPTON for a very detailed list of changes http://www.lightroomqueen.com/2013/04/15/whats-new-in-lightroom-5-0-beta . PIET VAN DEN EYNDE is another Lightroom tutor who is certainly worth watching http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/04/lightroom-5-beta-now-available.html, he has some excellent books by CRAFT and VISION.  

Maurice Ashwin Portrait Competition 2013

Congratulations to Martin McGing for winning the Maurice Ashwin Portrait Competition for prints last night. There was a really good selection of prints and a high standard displayed so a win was something to celebrate. The results are now posted on the 2012-13 CPS Prints section of the Results page. More to follow!

Dr David Butcher ARPS – Monochrome Mount

We have a growing band of Monochrome enthusiasts and they had a bit of a treat last night in the way of a talk from someone who is a leading exponent, Dr David Butcher ARPS. David left Ilford nearly 10 years ago to pursue a career as a professional photographer. He has since had 4 books published; […]

Tarporley Gallery

A few photographer’s are exhibiting their work at Tarporley Gallery and one of them, Mike Hilton of Wilmslow Guild asked me to list the event on the L&CPU website (where you all saw it of course!!!). I intended to go of course but only managed it today. What a surprise! The exhibition was well worth […]

Monthly Theme Challenge – April 2013

Theme for April 2013 The topic for April is “In urban spaces“. For April we’re urban. Latin ‘urbs‘ = city, but I think we can stretch it to towns of any size. So, even though it’s Spring, remember that fields of daffodils are ‘out’ in both senses. As long as you stick to the town […]

 
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