Congratulations to CPS member Malcolm Peacock for recently achieving the British Photographic Exhibitions One Crown Award – BPE1 *
Malcolm has shared a few thoughts about his experience:
” This Year I decided to give external competitions a try, and selected the British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE) as my first venture into the world of non-club competitions. I have found the whole experience challenging & very enjoyable. Delighted too, in my first year, to have been awarded the BPE1 star after gaining twenty five acceptances. One acceptance in a BPE Salon equals one point, twenty five points equals BPE1* “
If you are interested in finding out more about the process, and the approved exhibitions then visit the BPE website at:
Chester PS took part in this year’s L&CPU Interclub Digital Image Knockout competition on Saturday evening at Poynton Civic Centre.
Thirty nine clubs from across Lancashire and Cheshire took part, with judging carried out by John Cartlidge EFIAP/p APAGB BPE5*.
Due to the number of entries, only 4 out of the 8 images submitted by each club were used. The standard was really high, but the experienced judge lost no time in eliminating 30 of them in the first round. Chester lost an image in each round resulting in a total of 10 points to finish half way in the rankings. The overall winners , after a tie break, were Poulton le Fylde with 17 points.
Chester’s entry included images by Keith Fitzpatrick, Ray Groome, Malcolm Peacock and Terry Daltry . Terry is to be congratulated for Sad Ollie surviving until the 4th round. The evening gave a good overview of the standard of work being produced, and was a real insight in to the speed of the judging process and importance of impact.
On Thursday 15 November, St Mary’s Creative Space was the venue for our visiting speaker Damien Demolder to talk about successful street photography. He told us how thoughtful composition and the use of light were key components to his images and encouraged us to embrace the smaller discreet mirrorless cameras that now make street photography so much easier.
Ordinary life photographed in an extraordinary way
Damien’s definition of what makes good street photography
Damien was supported by Panasonic so naturally a full range of Lumix cameras and lenses were on display for the audience to try out and impressive they are too.
Many thanks to everyone who helped out with the evening.
On Tuesday 30th October Chester PS hosted the Annual Inter-club Print battle between thirteen clubs from across Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales at a packed Grosvenor Museum.
Birkenhead, Chester, Deeside, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Halton, Hawarden, Heswall, Hoylake, Mold, Nantwich, Northwich, and Warrington took part in the knock out, which was judged by Tillman Kleinhans.
Warrington PS were overall winners with a score of 26 points and Nantwich came second with 22 points. Hoylake were 3rd with 20 points, and Chester came 4th with 18 points. The Best Mono Print was Me and my Dog by Andy Polakowski from Mold. The Best Colour Print , Ptarmigan, was awarded to Margaret Sixsmith from Hoylake.Thanks go to all those who contributed to the organisation of the evening , and to the many helpers on the night.
If you are looking to capture the colours of autumn and enjoy nature’s blazing display you could do well to head south down the A41 to Audlem and visit the Dorothy Clive Garden in the coming weeks. It is a mere 30 miles away. Due to this year’s warm weather there is a truly glorious display from bright reds & buttery golds to deep racing greens & brassy browns.
The tearoom will be open where visitors can enjoy homemade soup, hot drinks and a selection of cakes, scones and snacks. The gift shop will also be open where visitors can stock up on Christmas presents such as candles, soaps, handmade crafts and decorations.
Until Christmas the garden is only open from 10am-4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a special discounted price of £3.50 for adults and just £2.00 for children under 18.
Visitors to our exhibition said they found it very difficult to choose their favourite images, and all seemed impressed at the variety of subjects on display. Every author received votes which was encouraging.
Congratulations to Richard Barrett whose image “The Bench” was voted the visitors favourite by a clear majority. Three images tied for second place – “Pelican in Flight” and “Vestrahorn with Reflections” both by Ray Groome, and “The Railway Station” by Owen Watkins. Ron Sutton’s “Flying Low” was in third place. Many thanks to all exhibitors and helpers.
Club members gathered to hang prints from the 2017-18 season for this weekend’s exhibition at St Mary’s Creative Space (the former church at the top of St Mary’s Hill just behind the Castle) which is open on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September from 10am – 4pm.
Members of the club will be on hand during the exhibition so do drop in and encourage your family and friends to visit too.
The 4th Annual SRGB Exhibition is being held in Wayfarer’s Arcade, Lord Street, Southport from 1st – 14th September from 9am-4pm. This is part British Photographic Exhibitions series with photographers from across the UK competing for Crown Awards photographic distinctions so you can expect a high standard of entries.
The Club is showcasing members’ prints from the 2017-18 season at an exhibition at St Mary’s Creative Space(the former church at the top of St Mary’s Hill just behind the Castle) on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September from 10am – 4pm.
Members of the club will be on hand during the exhibition do drop in and encourage your family and friends to visit too.