1st Place images 2015-16
Jan and Phil Wilding organised our presence at the Chester Triathlon on Sunday 14th June. The event has grown both in terms of the entry - about 1300 athletes this year - and also in its stature as a qualifier for some major competitions. Our brief this year was not so much about capturing the athletes, but to portray the roles of the marshalls and other volunteers who run such a slick event. From a photographic point of view, it was an opportunity to wander through the occassion, taking images without the slightest reaction from those around.
Members Patrick Faleur and Vicky Naudi have both been successful in gaining an acceptance in the Grosvenor Museum’s 11th Open Art Exhibition which presents the best in contemporary art from the region.
The show, which runs from 12 March until 17 June, provides a diverse and stimulating exhibition for the public, vividly demonstrating the great wealth of artistic talent in the area.
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust announced the winners of the third annual Julian Gardner Award photography competition and opens up a new competition for 2015. Entries are being accepted until the end of May
The GWCT is now looking for entries for this year's awards. The competition is open to all amateur photographers, not just their members, and is related to research and advisory work – taking in all aspects of the UK countryside, including the people who live and work there, game, wildlife, all the various habitats and of course landscape.
A new BPE photographic salon, South Birmingham, recently announced it's results and two Chester PS members gained awards.
Ian Copley gained 5 acceptances and was awarded two PAGB Ribbons (equivalent to Highly Commended) for his images Sanderling and Female Banded Demoiselle.
HERITAGE WEEK – Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th September
As part of their celebrations would like a PRINTS competition from our members
• Competition title - “Chester’s Heritage”
• Old or modern buildings
• Interior, exterior, whole buildings or details
• The judges will be looking for creative input
• They will be displayed / exhibited in the Rows Shops – to be organised by the Civic Trust – This is to try to get more people to visit the Rows and give publicity to ourselves
Outside of our internal club competitions there is plenty of opportunity for those brave enough to test their images on the bigger stages and there are two directions in which you can travel - national and international.
The national salons fall under the auspices of BPE or British Photographic Exhibitions and you can with acceptance success work your way up the BPE Crown structure. See their website for full details of the current salons and crown requirements.
Presented by Whitchurch Photographic Society
Charlie is one of todays finest Landscape Photographers. Come and join him as he takes you on a journey through a selection of his inspiring images. Presented with great humour and anecdotal stories that will amuse and entertain.
Tuesday 15th September 2015 7:30 pm
Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AX Ticket Office 01630 654444
Ticket Price £12.50
METAMORPHOSIS OF JAPAN AFTER THE WAR
22 JANUARY - 26 APRIL 2015
In 1945, post-war Japan made a new start from the ashes of devastation. In the twenty years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, it succeeded in undergoing a dramatic transformation, embarking on a path towards becoming an economic power.
Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr
13 February - 7 June 2015 - Free entry
'Only in England' explores the lasting influence of the British photographer Tony Ray-Jones on the development of British photography from the 1970s to the present day.
Member Roger Evans won the prestigious 'Three Counties Print Exhibition' organised by Keele University. The picture (courtesy of Tom Jones, Nantwich PS) shows him being presented with first prize and a cheque for £300 at ArtKeele in February.
The Three Counties Open Photography Exhibition 2015 Wednesday 18 February - Wednesday 25 March Keele University Art Gallery.