Annual Dinner 2022

Season 2019-20 Trophy Winners – President Graham Latter pictured with Sue Champion, Vicky Naudi, Jan Wilding, Debbie Hesketh and John Wild
Season 2020-21 Trophy Winners – President Graham Latter pictured with Keith Fitzpatrick, Jan Wilding and Sue Champion
Photographer of the Year 2021-22 Jan Wilding pictured with President Graham Latter and Nature DPI winner John Wild

L&CPU Annual Club DPI Competition 2022

The results from the L&CPU 2022 Annual Club DPI Competition are shown below.  As we didn’t hold any Print competitions in the club this season, we only submitted images to the DPI sections Open and Nature.  In the club rankings,  out of the 38 clubs who entered the Open Section, Chester PS came joint 19th with 191 points.  In the Nature section, out of 30 clubs, we came joint 11th with 98 points. The winning club in both sections was Chorley with 210 points in the Open Section and 107 in the Nature Section. Chester finished 15th overall in the DPI Competition. 

Congratulations and thanks to Patricia Keegan, Ray Groome, Sue Champion, Vikki Naudi,  Keith Fitzpatrick, David Melville, Terry Daltrey, Steve Gregory, John Wild and Jan Wilding whose images we used in our entry.

Report by Jan Wilding

External Competition Secretary

Trophy Winners 2021/22

Once again, the COVID situation meant that all competitions were restricted to Digitally Projected Images only and run as online ‘Zoom’ meetings. Thanks to all the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union judges who gave up their time to join us via Zoom and judge the images.

Over the seven different competitions a total of 294 images were submitted by 21 different entrants.

Congratulations to Jan Wilding who won Photographer of the Year for the third year running! Second place went to Patricia Keegan and third place to Ian Atkinson. Jan also won the Open DPI and the President’s Theme (Landscapes) DPI competitions.

The Nature DPI was won by John Wild, People DPI by Graham Latter and the Monochrome DPI by David Melville.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Terry Daltrey

Internal Competitions Secretary

PAGB GB Cup 2022

We have now received the results from the PAGB 2022 GB Cup competition and this time surprisingly we gained more higher scoring images in the Nature Section than in the Open Section.    In the club ranking we came joint 43rd out of 77 clubs in the Nature Section and joint 68th out of 87 clubs in the Open Section.   

Congratulations to Patricia Keegan who gained the highest score with her image Shadowy Man and thanks to all whose images we used as part of our entry.

Report by Jan Wilding

External Competition Secretary

A Christmas Message from Your President

Well we have nearly come to the end of the first half of our 2021-22 season, which has gone really well, despite having to carry out our club nights on line again via the Zoom meeting system. We have maintained an attendance of 30+ members enjoying speakers talking about a great variety of subjects. Several visitors have joined us on these evenings and have said they enjoyed the presentations.

We have had some excellent pictures submitted to the competitions held so far, giving the judges a difficult task to select the winners. So well done, Keith Fitzpatrick, Ron Sutton and John Wild. Regretfully we will not be holding our Christmas Social again this year, nor our Christmas dinner in January due to the uncertain Covid restrictions.

I would like to extend a special thank you to those committee members that have worked so hard behind the scenes to bring you our Tuesday evening enjoyment and thank you all for joining in each week.
I would also like to thank Jan & Phil Wilding for organising the Discussion Evenings, during which we have discussed all sorts of topics revolving around photography. They have been very informative and helpful. You are all welcome to join in to put your experiences, ideas or find out how to do something. It is a very free and easy format. Looking ahead I hope we can have another successful period in the new year and maybe meet up at some point.

With this in mind I would like to wish you all,

A Very Happy and Pleasant Christmas with

Your Families and Friends.

My very best wishes

Graham Latter

President Chester Photographic Society

L&CPU Knockout Competition 2021

Chester PS submitted a panel of eight images into the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) Annual Knockout Competition which was judged last Saturday 13th November.   Forty two clubs took part and Southport PS were the winners with Chester PS coming a very creditable joint 17th place.   You can read the full report here:

Thank you to the following club members whose images were used Ron Sutton, Patricia Keegan, Ray Groome, Sue Champion, Keith Fitzpatrick and Jan Wilding.

Jan Wilding

External Competition Secretary

Success for CPS Member Philip Macey

Congratulations go to Philip who was awarded third place in the “Best of Chester Photographic Competition” organised by Wilkinson Cameras.

Philip made a last-minute entry to the competition and was pleasantly surprised by the phone call to say he had won a prize. The picture, taken at Chester Zoo, was of an Orangutan swinging on a rope for a few minutes before he eventually fell off! Although a very popular subject in the competition, Philip was told his picture had the advantage of being the only one of a moving Orangutan; other photographs, though excellent, were of static subjects. 
The presentation of the vouchers to spend at Wilkinsons was made by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Martin Delany, on Saturday 25 September 2021 at the Chester shop.