LATEST NEWS FOR 2019-2020 SEASON
COVID-19 - The Society is closed and currently not meeting. We will advise when the club will be meeting when we can. Stay Safe.
With Sadness - Bob Robinson Hon.LCPU
It is with great sadness and regrest to report the passing of Bob Robinson Hon.LCPU. Bob passed away peacefully on Friday 22nd May at St Anne's hospice, Little Hulton.
As a long standing and hard working member of Warrington PS he had taken on many roles and responsibilities over the years including secretary, annual and monthly competitions secretary. Bob was Presdient of WPS from 2002 to 2005 which he considered as an honour and a privilage to serve the club. Bob was a keen photographer who would turn his hand to any genre including nature and sports
In 2011 Bob was elected onto the LCPU executive Committee and in 2014 took on the role of Competitions secretary which he ran with his usual enthusiasm and attention to detail. Bob was inaugurated as President of LCPU earlier this year and was looking forward to tkaing on his role and visitng the clubs throughout the region.
Eileen Jones, President of WPS:
“We have lost a loyal and dedicated man in the photographic community and he will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him
Christine features in Cheshire Life
Following on from her success at the British Photography Awards, Warrington Photographic Society member Christine Johnson was featured in the April 2020 edition of Cheshire Life with an article Dogs on Camera which included her dogs Will and Star on the front cover.
LCPU Annual Club Competition Results
Well done to Warrington Photographic Society members as we won the Open PDI section of the LCPU Annual Club Competition. With our position in the Nature section we were Overall 2nd place in the PDI Competition. In the Print section we were placed 3rd overall which was another great achievement.
Christine wins at British Photography Awards
Warrington Photographic Society member Christine Johnson recently won the Pets and Domesticated Animals section at the British Photography Awards, held at the Savoy in London. Chris was delighted with this achievement as it is a photo of her dog, Star. Chris runs a pet portrait business called PawsforaPhoto and has also recently won the portrait section of the International Pet Portrait Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 with a photo taken her studio. Well done Chris from all the members at WPS.
Chris has been a member of WPS since 2010 and enjoys doing all types of photography, but often enters photos of dogs in monthly competitions and occasionally does talks to other camera clubs on pet photography. Chris says 'WPS has helped me develop as a photographer through the support of the club and people who come to give us talks and inspiration. I learnt the rules of composition and quickly decided I like to break them! They are a friendly club and helped me to get where I am now.'
Guest Lecture - Jim Holmes
The second Guest lecture of the season will be Jim Holmes presenting Humanitarian Visions, this will be a facinating evening of documentary images from refugee camps. Please come along as visitors are welcome and enjoy the evening.
LCPU Knock Out Competition - Winners!
Warrington PS achieved first place in this competition. Looking at the winners plaque on the trophy, it appears that this is the first time Warrington has won this competition since it started in 1981. In addition to winning this competition, our member Gordon Mills won the judges choice of 'Best Image' in the competition for his image of- Snowy Egret with fish. Well done Warrington!
Guest Lecture - Damien Demoulder
The first Guest lecture will be professional photographer Damien Demoulder presenting Street Photography Life and Life on the Streets on Tuesday 24th September. This event is sponsored by Panasonic Lumix. Please come along as visitors are welcome and enjoy the evening.
Street Photography: Light and Life on the Streets
In this heavily illustrated talk Damien will explain his approach to street photography, and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk is instructive as well as fun, and you will come away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography. And I'll bring cameras and lenses for everyone to play with at tea time.
New Season Starts 10th September
The new 2019-20 season starts on Tuesday10th September and we are pleased to welcome Jeremy Malley Smith to the club as our opening lecture. Please come along and enjoy the evening.
There is also a reminder that the hand-in for the first monthly competiton is the following week on 17th September so please have your entries ready.