Opportunity to photograph dancers at Theatr Clwyd

National Dance Company Wales have an upcoming show in Mold, called AWAKENING, which will be at Theatr Clwyd on 15th and 16th March. Before the evening show, they have a ‘Watch Dance Class’, which is an opportunity for amateur photographers to come and take pictures of dancers in class. It is ‘free’ if you purchase a ticket for an evening show but you must reserve a place in advance as there are a limited number of spaces available.

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CPS moves up the ranks in the GB Cup for Small Clubs 2019

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain recently held its annual competition ‘The GB Cup for Small Clubs’. Clive Smith submitted our entries which were chosen from last season’s CPS highest scoring club competition images.

In the Open Category, Chester improved from joint 35th out of 57 clubs countrywide last year, to be a very respectable joint 19th out of 56 clubs this year with a total of  104 points. It’s a reflection on the subjective nature of judging that Terry’s excellent “Sad Ollie” , which did so well at the L&CPU Interclub, was at the lower end of the results this time. Each image is scored out of 5 by three judges, giving a possible maximum of 15 points.

The digital images entered for the ‘GB Cup for Nature’ did not fare as well , with Chester scoring 96 points to finish joint 76th out of 86 clubs. This is however a very tough category ,with some formidable opponents from across the country. 

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Your chance to get you disappointing images reassessed

We’ve all got images that we think are truly wonderful, – but which judges pass over with barely a mention.

Well don’t trash them in a fit of frustration. Next season we are having an interactive session with an experienced judge who has only recently moved into the LCPU patch. First he is going to discuss his experience of judging giving you plenty of opportunity to air some of your gripes and grievances. Then he wants to reassess around 20 images that in competition have failed to live up to their creator’s expectations. And again, he wants you to discuss why you think it should have done better.

So don’t tear up or dismantle your disappointments. Put them carefully to one side and they may get picked out for reassessment in what should be a really interesting evening.

BPE1* Award for Malcolm Peacock

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 outBPE logo more about the process, and the approved exhibitions then visit the BPE website at:

http://www.britishphotographicexhibitions.org.uk