1st Place images 2015-16

2 Nov 2016

Fifteen clubs contested our annual print battle with Warrington PS coming out the worthy winners with images from Christine Willis, Gordon Mills, Dave Cowsill and Joan Blease, a montage of which is included.

The overall colour print winner went to Andrew Williams of Frodsham PS with ' Wensleydale Portrait'. The overall winner in the monochrome went to Ray Girling of Mid Cheshire CC with 'On Target'. Both authors receive engraved gold medals.

25 Oct 2016

The BPE circuit's latest salon to declare their results if Dingwall, North of Inverness. Sue Champion was rewarded with two acceptances for 'Yellow Daisies' and 'Magnolia Still Life'. (Shown right).

Roger received two HC awards for new images 'Sam Oldham battles the rings' and 'The Lift'.

If you are interested in seeing the full acceptance and awarded images then they provide an online gallery here.

18 Oct 2016

CPS has some talented travel photographers, so why not use that talent to try to win a seven night holiday

to the Gambia currently being offered by AP and Lonely Planet.

There are three runners up prizes of Fuji X-T10's so get sorting through those images and enter online.

There are three categories of people, places and wildlife so give it a go! You've got until the end of November to enter, so no excuses.

Full details can be found here


6 Aug 2016

You may recall,back in March, seeing an article for this exhibition in London. Well now you don't have to go all that way because it's now at the Manchester Art Gallery until 30th October and its FREE.

Direct from the National Portrait Gallery, London, Vogue 100: A Century of Style is a major exhibition celebrating 100 years of cutting-edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue
Manchester Art Gallery
Friday 24 June 2016–Sunday 30 October 2016

Vogue 100: A Century of Style showcases the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being brought together for the first time to tell the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

Featuring iconic images of many of the faces that have shaped the cultural landscape of the twentieth century, from Henri Matisse to Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Damien Hirst; Marlene Dietrich to Gwyneth Paltrow; Lady Diana Cooper to Lady Diana Spencer; and Fred Astaire to David Beckham. Also featured in the exhibition are the fashion designers that defined the looks of the century, including Dior, Saint Laurent and McQueen.

The exhibition brings together vintage prints from the early twentieth century, ground-breaking photographs from renowned fashion shoots, unpublished work and original magazines. Images by leading twentieth-century photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, Irving Penn and Snowdon will feature alongside more recent work by David Bailey, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Herb Ritts and Mario Testino.

Full details of the exhibition can be found here.


1 Aug 2016

If there was a salon specifically designed for Roger then it would be Fotosport 2016.  When he heard about a biennial salon, dedicated to sports photography, based in Reus just outside Barcelona in Catalonia he was tempted. When he researched it and found that ever since 1958 they had not only run the biennial, but commissioned the design and casting of unique medals depicting a different sport each time he was hooked and wanted to enter to try to win one. (You can see this year's volleyball design in the image). Well he did rather better than expected. He didn't win one of their special medals, he won three along with two FIAP gold medals and three Fotosport diplomas. He also won the best overall author and a prestigious FIAP blue badge. You can see both his and others images at their superbly designed website. His award winners are shown.


26 Jul 2016

Well done to Keith Fitzpatrick who took a scarey step by entering his first nation exhibition and was rewarded not just by an aceptance, but with an award!

His pictorialy powerful image 'Alice Cooper Struts His Stuff' scooped a Certificate of Merit.

In the highly competitive atmosphere of salon photography it's difficult enough to get an acceptance never mind an award, so very well done to Keith.

Roger also managed a CoM with a new Table Tennis image 'Kelly Sibley Forehand'.


26 Jul 2016

For longer than most members can remember, the Centurion pub near the United Reform Church has been a venue where Chester Photographic members can retreat after their Tuesday meeting, to review the judge's awards, or analyse the speaker's performance, or just put the world to rights. In January, the pub company closed the Centurion and applied to build a care home (perhaps mistakenly thinking that a Care Home was more fitting for CPS members than a pub?).

19 Jul 2016

Many club members enjoy visits to beautiful gardens and parks, walks through our beautiful landscapes, or pehaps pottering in your own garden.

So why not get the old brain cells going, dust down the camera gear and have a go at the RHS's new competition. There's an amazing top prize of £5000 that would but you the Canon 1DXii or Nikon D5 that you've always wanted AND for the first time its FREE!

What have you got to lose? Treat it like a photographic project or assignment, break down those barriers, think out of the box. You've got plenty of time to get involved and of course the images can then be used in our forthcoming 2016/17 competitions.

If you've got children or grandchildren, get them involved. There are two sections and great prizes for them to win too. Introduce a new generation to the joys of photography.

Full details can be found here.

10 Jul 2016

Back in May, we informed you that Roger's image 'The Lifter' had been one of ten images selected by the PAGB to represent GB in the 33rd FIAP B&W print biennial in Seoul, South Korea.

Last week the results were announced and the UK entry beat 47 other nations with the UK being crowned World Cup winners. Ireland came second and Germany third. Full details will be published on FIAP's websitein due course. 


The ten images will take pride of place in an exhibition when the FIAP Congress meet in South Korea next month.

Aside from this competition, 'The Lifter' continues to enjoy success in international salons. This weekend it received an HM from the Photographic Society of New York and a Photographic Society of America Gold medal from the prestigions Midland Salon. This brings its current total of awards to 22 including 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.


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