Entries for the Keele 3-Counties Photo Competition are required at the end of the month. This event is well supported by some of the clubs we meet in competitions; Alsager CC, Blythe Bridge CC and Leek PC, for example. The drawbacks are £12 to enter (3) and the requirement to frame your prints. On the plus side there are prizes and the chance to sell your prints, not to mention a chance to have your photo accepted by one of the biggest shows outside London.


Irene Froy is well known in club circles for her delightful, impressionist landscapes and also as an excellent speaker. For a few years now she has given whole day presentations at Wrekin ARts in Wellington on the way she uses Photoshop. Very clear and paced just right; if you want to learn more Ps you will love it!

BEN HALL at Macclesfield CC

Ben captures wildlife pictures which have strong pictorial qualities. He is also a very good speaker and is at Macclesfield CC in February. They meet at Macclesfield Library and Ben is there on 16 Feb. They would like to know if you are going along so that numbers can be managed – it is £5. Macclesfield CC and Ben Hall.


Our speaker this week is also a lady who, like Irene,  makes wonderful use of  Photoshop and associated software. In Dianne’s case we step even further from reality and into the world of true Photo-Art; pictures which often have humble photographic beginnings are used to create something which is a product of Dianne’s imagination.  You can’t do better than have a look at see some samples of her work HERE . Not a member? You can still come along for the night 7.30 for 7.45 at Crewe Library.