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Robertshaw Trophy – Macclesfield CC 28 O

The Robertshaw is a PDI competition between 5 local clubs; ourselves, Leek PC, Blythe Bridge CC, Holmes Chapel and Macclesfield. Martin Smith sent this note following the 2019 event last night… “We achieved a respectable third place in the Robertshaw, the same as last year.   1st – Leek  – 212 (8 held back), 2nd […]

The L&CPU Novice Cup 2019

Our entry for the third Novice Cup has now been processed and the prints are labelled and ready for presentation at the event on Sunday 20th October. Tickets are still available if you want to join the delegates at the venue in Eccles. Full details are here. The event has the aim of getting those […]

L&CPU Awards & Exhibition Opening: 6 Jul

Leigh Spinners Mill is a fascinating place, the history of which is being saved from extinction by 50 volunteers. It houses still the two massive steam engines which always powered the mill. Named the “Mayor” and “Mayoress” they gleam, green and impressive at the base of the engine hall, a tribute to the dedication of […]

Ian Beesley at Salt’s Mill

Ian Beesley is a documentary photographer with a long history of recording industry in the North. He is a really entertaining speaker who is both inspiring and very very funny. He often teams up with his friend Ian McMillan, the poet and radio presenter. The partnership have an exhibition presently on at Salt’s Mill at […]

L&CPU Annual Individuals’ Competition 20

On Saturday 11 May our prints were taken to join the rest of the entry for the L&CPU A I C. Pictured are most of the boxes after being emptied for the sorting of the prints. The judging of them takes place next weekend. This year club members could make their own entries via the […]

Crewe v Nantwich Inter-club Competition ...

We always expect keen competition from Nantwich and enjoy seeing their new work. Tonight’s meeting was presided over by Rob Millin. Rob’s list of distinctions is one of the longest in the business and in fact Nantwich had not got them quite up to date; MFIAP, FBPE, EFIAP/p, MPSA, DPAGB, SPSA, GPU Hermes. Rob tackled […]

Portrait Competitions, 4 April 2019

There was much interesting debate a while back on our Forums about what constitutes a portrait. We never agreed, but I think the debate informed our indecision! For the purposes of our two portrait competitions this year we kept to adopting the Taylor-Wessing Portrait Prize definition of a portrait being about a person – a […]

The Print Annual 28 F...

Our judge this year was Rob Millin who holds almost every exhibition based distinction that exists, and to the highest level. He was very decisive, dealing quickly with each print; praise first, then a criticism, then a judgement. It fitted the situation perfectly. These were prints on their second outing, and our members choices from […]

Romania: John Morton 29 November 2018

A relaxed style and a peppering of dry humour made John’s talk especially enjoyable. It was always bound to be interesting because we all know that he has an intimate knowledge of Romania, gleaned from numerous visits and inspired by a genuine love of the place. Haunted forest glades, the shock of bears rummaging in […]

Meeting 22 November 2018

Tonight’s meeting was particularly enjoyable in being relaxed and informal. With three or four table-top set ups everyone had the opportunity to turn their cameras on something! I am sure everyone learned a lot about their cameras and how they worked with flash and how a lighting set up can have a marked effect on […]