Month: March 2014

Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP ABPE – In My View

Christine has achieved a great deal of success in club photography in the last few years but, moreover, she has given back so much too. She was a successful President of the L&CPU for two years, initiating their APM Mentoring scheme as well as conducting a major survey of the Federation’s 97 clubs to enable future planning. She grew from a popular club…

Crewe PS PDI Knock-Out – 20 March 2014

Our annual Knock-Out for projected images is just for fun; members see the photographs projected in pairs and vote for their preference. The flaw is, of course, that two excellent pieces of work might be paired together and so a good picture is lost to the competition. That’s why we say it is just for fun! It is a chance…

Crewe PS v Sandbach PS 19 Mar 2014

It was good to re-new acquaintances with Sandbach members last night and we thank them for their hospitality and running the event so well; it made a very enjoyable evening. The judge was Tony Pioli who is as well known to them as he is to us. Sandbach have some excellent workers and I knew (having judged there for the…

Tutbury Castle Photography Day

“Is there anyone here who isn’t from Crewe?” quipped Kathryn Scorah on meeting yet another of our members on Sunday. We did have a good number there because it is an opportunity to direct the re-enactors if you wish, which is harder to do at a full public event such as the Crich 40’s Days; they are there to be…

Take Your Time

This week Ian Stewart APAGB DPAGB took us through some of his prints, many of them made in the days of film. There is much to learn from the style of shooting with film – you had to get it right. Now there is a danger of a casual approach to photography; “shoot plenty, you can correct things in Photoshop” seems…

CPS Print Annual 2014

We have three print League Competitions each season. Members can enter up to 3 Colour and 3 Mono prints into each. Colour is either Nature or General. Towards the end of the season we hold the Print Annual. Members can only enter prints already used in the season’s leagues but can re-work them if they wish. We try to invite…

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