Month: October 2013

Crewe PS at Tutbury Castle

Sunday 27th October – A Photographer’s Day at Tutbury Castle with a good number of “re-enactors” in various costumes was just too great a temptation for 10 of us and, hoping that the forecast severe gales really were going to be “later on Sunday,” we drove the 40 miles to join what turned out to be about 150 fellow snappers…

The Discovery of A Great Master

Last night we had the company of Bob Dennis APAGB CPAGB AFIAP BPE 3*. He took us through a great variety of subjects which he has photographed. The talk, of course, was light-hearted and thoroughly entertaining and in some ways a good run up to next week when we have a session where the members’ work will be on display.…

Lightroom – Professor Terry Hewitt

Last Sunday, to celebrate a granddaughter’s 3rd birthday, we had a family reunion visit to a butterfly farm in St Albans. I took macro shots of the insects with one camera (Canon) and the family portraits with another (Panasonic). They were all raw format shots but thanks to Lightroom I could process them all together from the same folder, adjust…

The Robertshaw Trophy

Here are the results of the Robertshaw Trophy, which took place last evening, Thursday 3 October. (Thanks to Paul Hill for providing them straight after the competition.) 1st Leek – 177 2nd Crewe – 168 3rd= Holmes Chapel – 167 3rd= Blythe Bridge – 167 4th Macclesfield – 166 So, a clear win for Leek (our congratulations to them!), but…

Black and White – Pure Delight

This evening’s talk, by Alan Angel FRPS, was entitled ‘Black and White – Pure Delight’, and indeed it was. Alan entertained us to a lively and witty presentation of a great variety of his finely-crafted monochrome photographs. He began with the work he did for his ARPS and FRPS panels: striking one-light portraits, taken in Manchester gyms, of boxers and…

Monthly Theme Challenge – October 2013

Theme for October 2013 If you like a challenge, and enjoy honing your skills, join in our members’ Monthly Theme activity. You’ll find guidelines to get started here. The topic for September is “Mood And Atmosphere“. Mood and atmosphere are important emotional aspects of a picture, whether joyful, sombre, hilarious, ominous or tranquil. Have a look at how famous photographers have created mood…

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