Month: January 2014

Ian gains more awards!

Today at Smethwick PS Ian Whiston collected his three latest awards, this time for successes in the Solihull National. He is seen here receiving a PAGB Ribbon for Lioness with Warthog from Solihull chairman elect, Jim Hiscox. Ian also gained a Highly Commended for Lion Club at Play and a Commendation for European Bee-Eater Food Pass. All the images have appeared in Crewe…

Great British Cup

As usual, we have entered the PAGB Great British Cup. This year the NATURE entries are members choices ONLY – next year we will do the same for the OPEN section. The closing date has been put back to 24th January, but the important dates for us are 8th and 9th February when the judging takes place. The Nature (8th)…

Digital Do’s & Don’ts

 We have often had Tillman Kleinhans visit us to judge our competitions. His popularity stems from the entertaining way he talks about the work and our confidence in his judgement. This week Tillman was with us as a lecturer to tell the fascinating story of his adventures in digital photography starting from his school purchasing one of the first digital…

A Visit to Africa!

We are fortunate at Crewe PS to have in our midst one of the most successful and experienced safari photographers in the UK; Ian Whiston DPAGB BPE 3*. This week he gave us a talk that took us through some of the major parks. We are familiar with the names from innumerable wildlife spectaculars on the television but, believe me,…

Monthly Theme Challenge – January 2014

Theme for January 2014 Happy New Year! 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 January is “Reflections“. Shiny surfaces, whether solid or liquid, offer all sorts of visual effects we can use to make pictures; but you may also want to reflect on…

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