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It’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Ian Whiston in

Congratulations to Ian Whiston EFIAP/s DPAGB ABPE on taking the first three places in the nature section of our second PDI competition. Ian specialises in nature photography and has accumulated a large collection of gold medals to prove it. Any of Ian’s three entries could have won, but my personal favourite was ‘Cheetah mum spotting […]

CPS win the 2020-21 Robertshaw Trophy

Despite the current pandemic Blythe Bridge decided to go a head with the annual Robertshaw trophy. The PDI competition was run as a Zoom presentation and was between Crewe, Leek, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel and Blythe Bridge. Each club entered 12 PDIs and Martin Smith selected Crewe’s entry.  The judge for the evening was Louise Langley […]

Our devoted Competition Secretary – John

  John Royle’s ‘End of the Walk’ was awarded second place in our third General Print Competition by judge David Graham LRPS. Its thoughtful, well balanced composition is well framed with the trees either side and you can walk into the picture a long the path. I like the way the path leads to the […]

Kath Hill’s lock-down photo

Kath Hill is one of our many talented lady members who often surprises us with her imaginative photographs. Kath and her husband Ray have been popular and regular members for may years and have shown us many beautiful nature photographs. So what did you do during lock-down? Kath has spent some time creating the thoughtful […]

Paul Hill ‘Photographer of the Year 2019

Congratulations to Paul Hill on being our Photographer of the Year once again for the consistent high standard of his photography. Paul accumulated 372, winning by 2 points, by submitting a high entry of quality photographs. Judge Darrell Oakden DPAGB EFIAP BPE5*awarded ‘Red deer stag during rut’, above, 18 points in our second Print Competition. Paul’s […]

Martin McGing wins the Maurice Ashwin Pr...

Martin McGing wiped the board in our annual Maurice Ashwin Print Portrait Competition. The competition was delayed due to the Coronavirus situation which meant that we were unable to see the prints being judged. Instead judge Darrell Oakden DPAGB EFIAP BPE4 accessed the portraits at home and recorded his comments and marks. This gave him […]

Ian Whiston achieves EFIAP GOLD

Congratulations to member Ian Whiston EFIAP/g DPAGB ABPE who has been awarded an EFIAP GOLD ( Excellence International Federation of Photographic Art). I couldn’t but it better than this quote from our Chairman: “Well done Ian. Even with Ian’s exceptional strike rate, this is a great achievement. The Gold award needs 500 acceptances from 150 […]

Ron Smith’s 100 on 26thJune

Most of our members will know Ron Smith who used to give us many fascinating and informative talks on pushing the boundaries of photography. As you may know he’s now blind and bed ridden in Belong Care home with his wife, Bonnie who’s 96. With regard to his upcoming 100th birthday at the end of […]

CPS Gold Medal Winner!

Gold at the Bebington Salon Ian Whiston DPAGB EFIAP/s ABPE our wildlife photographer member likes to surprise us and last night was no exception. Some of us had not realised that he had been awarded a Gold Medal in the Bebington Salon.  Mind you, what to the rest of us is a great achievement is […]

Martin McGing’s Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Martin McGing is one our Society’s best portrait photographers. Last July the Society arranged a portrait workshop with two talented actors, Dean and Lynda. Martin continues the story… “Last year Peter arranged a club portrait session with Dean and Lynda which was thoroughly enjoyed by the members. During my time with Dean and Lynda I […]