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PDI Annual (Jim Harrison Trophy) 2018

Paul Hill succeeded in a clean sweep tonight by being awarded the PDI of the Year, having already won the Print of the Year two weeks ago. The judge was Roger Evans MPAGB FBPE EFIAP from which we learned a great deal, especially in taking sports images, which is Roger’s specialism. Kath Hill gained first […]

Nature and Mono Print Annual Winners

We also asked Bob Brown and John Royle to comment on their section winning prints, firstly Bob The Waxwing was taken on the 29/12/2016 at Llandudno, B&Q car park. This was my third attempt in North Wales, in different areas. In the previous two attempts I had views of the Waxwings, unfortunately too distant to photograph. […]

Afon Lloer – Paul Hill BPE

We asked Paul Hill  to tell us something about taking and processing his Print of the Year, Afon Lloer and he sent us this excellent account….. My photo was taken in March last year when I spent the weekend in Snowdonia. The weather forecast was terrible for most of the weekend (heavy rain) apart from […]

Print Annual: 1 Mar 2018: Geoff Reader D...

Geoff Reader kindly stepped in at quite short notice when our original judge became unavailable. Geoff gave us a very interesting evening, conducting the whole thing with a calm authority,  he was encouraging, exercised good club standards in assessing the prints and made some suggestions about how some processing problems could be tackled. It made […]

Silver Medal for Martin McGing (Feb 2018...

  We were very proud indeed to learn that Martin’s image Balance & Co-ordination had won a judge’s silver medal in the PAGB 2018 Great British Cup. Some 57 clubs took part in this national competition and Martin’s was one of just three such medal’s awarded. Gaining awards in the competition is not new to […]

8 Feb 2018 – Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis ( presented us with one of the most interesting evenings we have experienced at CPS. He simply talked about his photographs of Iceland but he conveyed brilliantly well the deeply considered way he approached photography. His pictures were pre- planned, pre-visualised to some degree but often he had come across things which he used […]

Member’s Evening 1 Feb 2018

Martin Smith’s talk told us a lot about astro-photography but came with a warning – for photographing individual planets and other celestial objects even the most sophisticated gear will not get you anywhere near the quality likely to impress club judges! We always enjoy Martin’s engaging and relaxed style of presentation and this talk, beautifully […]

Exploring the Forum

The above photograph is by Martin Munkácsi. It was taken in 1929 or 1930, and has long been known as “Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika”. Cartier-Bresson said it was the only photograph that influenced him: “In 1932, I saw a photograph by Martin Munkácsi of three black children running into the sea… [it] made me […]

Final Meeting of 2016

15 December was our last 2016 Meeting and we had presentations from Meg and Peter Robinson to enjoy before our usual “Office Party”. Peter had two AVs to show us – one about Blist’s Hill Victorian Village and one of a journey along the famous Route 66. The former especially was really excellent; really well […]

PDI 1 2017 – 29 September 2016 – The Win

  Sports photography is all about depicting action and we certainly got it with two of the class winners in our first competition of the 2016-17 season. Kath Hill’s Making a Splash, certainly does just that in more ways than one and Martin McGing’s Grass Track Racers also has things flying, in this case the vegetation […]