The Photographic Angle (TPA), a charitable organisation, that promotes touring exhibitions and education, has a show on later this month in Manchester called ‘Wildlife of the World’.

The images exhibited are all reflections of the great lengths that our photographers have been to in order to capture their shots. Some have chosen to shoot the biggest creatures in the animal kingdom, others the smallest. Some have chosen the commonplace whilst other have focused on species that are endangered. Some have selected the most docile of animals, others the most dangerous. The beauty of this exhibition lies in its diversity.

Participating photographers include Sylvia Adams, Monica Anantyowati, Richard Coles, Jon Colman, Ian Cook, Gary Dean, Len Deeley, Ann Dickson, Lana Gramlich, Sheila Haycox, Janette Hill, Leka Huie, Robin Lowry, Luisa Lynch, Stan Mace, Darren Nisbett, Johan J Ingles-Le Nobel, Natalia Okisheva, David Osborn, Micheil Page, Trish Rudduck, Maurice Schutgens, Sandy Scott, David Southern, Jethro Stamps, Sue Totham, Sandra Walmsley, Christine Willis, Stuart Yates

WHERE: St James’s House, 7 Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4DZ
WHEN: Wednesday 31st January to Sunday 4th February 2018, daily 10am to 3pm
COST: Entry is free – No tickets required

An evening with wildlife photographer Tesni Ward

Professional wildlife photographer Tesni Ward  has built herself an enviable reputation as one of the foremost Landscape and Natural History photographers in the country. Based in the Peak District National Park, she regularly runs workshops and tours, not only to help others capture beautiful images and teach individuals the art of photography but also to give them the opportunity to experience how magical the natural world is.

Disappointment and exhilaration in equal measure are universal aspects of wildlife photography, and at 8.00 pm on Thursday 4th January 2018 at St Mary’s Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD, she is giving a talk entitled ‘Working with Wildlife’ all about how challenging yet rewarding wildlife photography is, and how it will push you to your limits and test even the most determined of individuals. Having a thorough understanding of modern photographic essentials, she will be enriching her talk by giving us an insight into the extraordinary techniques and skills she uses to achieve her images.


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Nature 2017/18

Judge: John Sixsmith EPSA, BPE5, EFIAP

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Take an image of the CheSTAR and you could win £250


To mark the return of the CheSTAR at the Cathedral, between 16th November – 7th January, the city’s Business Improvement District, CH1ChesterBID, is encouraging city visitors and local residents to snap their best photograph of the star and share it on Instagram or Twitter. The contest will be judged by the team at Camera Solutions on Frodsham Street and is open for anyone to enter.

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Open 1 – 2017/18

Judge: Bob Dennis APAGB, CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE4

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