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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 nice, open definition which permits…

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 suburban rubbish, the inscrutable road…

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 the look of the image.…

17 November 2018 – L&CPU PDI KO

This popular competition was supported by 39 clubs this year, which meant that only the first 4 images from each entry were used. The judge, one of my favourites, John Cartlidge, was presented with the 156 images and knocked out about half of them in each round, giving his reasons in each case. So, the longer your work stays in,…

The new season and an exhibition

We are now a couple of meetings into the new season and have an exhibition mounted in Crewe Library, so a good time to take stock. Self-help and the society of other enthusiasts are probably the most valuable features of any club and that has been underlined in the last two weeks when we have looked together at some of…

L&CPU Awards and Exhibition

On Saturday (7 June) 6 members shunned the Football World Cup (England v Sweden) to attend the L&CPU Award Ceremony and the opening of the 2018 exhibition. We were to receive a certificate for getting third place in the nature section of the L&CPU Club Annuals this year. Of course we were anxious to view the exhibition too. Peter Robinson’s splendid…

Steampunk Photographic Competition Awards

Winner John Newell presented with his trophy by CPS Chairman John Royle Second placed Matthew Lee receives his trophy and certificate from John looked on by the Mayor Brian Roberts Crewe Town Council kindly secured the Mayor’s Parlour in the Municipal Building as the venue for the prize giving presentations of our 2018 Steampunk Photographic Competition. It was held on…

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 place with Boy Racer in…

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 the Saturday morning when I…

Print Annual: 1 Mar 2018: Geoff Reader DPAGB BPE3

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 us all look forward to…

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