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Forthcoming Meetings and Events

On Monday 23rd April 2018 the Society held its AGM which marks the end of the 2017-18 season.

Past Meetings and Events

Monday 16th April 2018.Our submissions for print and PDI of the year were viewed and commented upon by Judge Alan Walker. However in accordance with tradition, the final results will be withheld until the Annual Dinner on 28th.

Monday 9th April 2018.An evening hosted by Rob Duncalf to view the results of the Still Life evening was augmented by Projected Images from Derrick Young (Alpine shots) and Adrian Gidney (images from Nepal), followed by a short talk by Rob on creating and obtaining a book of your own prints.

Monday 26th March 2018.Lightroom in all its glory. A basic introduction to Adobe Lightroom by Jeremy Malley-Smith.

Monday 19th March 2018. Still Life Photography - A Practical Session. And very practical it was, and enjoyable too. Rob and Linda Duncalf had meticulously prepared the hall with 5 tables and a variety of photographable goodies for all tastes.

Monday 12th March 2018The Three Way Battle between Workington, Morton and our own club was hosted by us, on 12th March 2018.

Monday 5th March 2018.A Model Shoot - without models it turns out. But we improvised and several members volunteered.

Monday 26th February 2018.The 3rd Open Competition was judged by Keith Snell, who did a sterling job ploughing through a near record number of entries and managing to both entertain and enlighten in the process.

Monday 19th February 2018. The Ramblers Club Evening. Welcoming our friends from the Ramblers Club, Derek presented a collection of images from his experience in the Interlaken area, followed by Adrian's audio/visual from his Nepalese cycling trip. Members had brought buffet food for a break after which our CompSec John had assembled a music and video presentation from images taken by members on the Out of Hours visits last summer.

Monday 12th February 2018. Portrait Partners was the theme for this week's club evening. Unfortunately I could not attend, so cannot comment from personal experience, but several comments have been made that it was successful and enjoyable.

Monday 5th February 2018. Our CPS Annual 'Panel of Three' competition was held combining, for the first time, PDI Triptychs - three images collated into one. Gerald Chamberlain was the judge and had to contend with over 60 entries. An excellent evening.

Monday 29th January 2018. Carmen Norman illuminated and entertained a (satisfyingly large) audience of members on this date. Sadly, our 'first line' projector was away being repaired and the reserve projector gave Carmen a real problem; not showing text, omitting a small number of images and distorting some structured guidelines. But showing flexibility and great aplomb, Carmen rose above the difficulties and gave us a most enjoyable evening. The Great Masters of art it appears definitely can teach us lessons for photography today!

Monday 22nd January 2018.At the meeting, Ian Cutts gave an introductory talk followed by a couple of videos - tea/coffee break and we all divided into groups that best matched our types of equipment. Then the instruction and experimentation started 'How to Use Flash'. A good evening and a constructive one.

Monday 15th January 2018. The meeting was devoted to judging Print and PDI entries for the Set Subject of the 2017-18 season. An evening full of interest, the full results are on the Gallery.

Monday 8th January 2018. The ½ hour challenge. In a way this was a learning process both for those who attended and for those organising. The committee had a long discussion on the following Wednesday about the best way to present and organise such events in the future.

Monday 18th December. The Christmas Social started off with a photography themed quiz, devised and presented by Adrian. Impossible for normal humans, but luckily we had a team of superhumans!! After the break John presented everyone's Christmas Card images and after a vote, Mary's image won the prize!

Speaking of fun. A message appeared on our web contact system from Sabrina Doyle who appears to be shepherding a gang of young photography enthusiasts and trying all sorts of new ideas. They liked out site and recommended a link to a Car Photography site. I've popped it in the 'Links' section for your ease of access.

Monday 11th December. This week could have been a Table Top exercise ...but it wasn't! Instead we spent the evening viewing and voting on contributed images for the forthcoming PAGB competitions.

Monday 4th December. This week we held our annual Open Mono Competition, which was judged by Tom Senhouse. I wasn't there, but was quite pleased with the results !

Monday 27th November. Mark Williamson, who has addressed our group on more than one occasion returned to speak about the history of space exploration and illustrated his talk with a fine array of images.

Monday 20th November: A good fun evening taking portrait shots of two, very pleasant and co-operative young models. A big thanks to them. Also to those who took the trouble to bring lots of lighting equipment so that those of us who are not as well equipped could have a go - and get some guidance.

Monday 13th November. The 2nd Open Competition - judged by John Tillitson. An action packed evening with over 60 entries comprising prints and projected images.

Monday 6th NovemberFor this meeting we had a slideshow of some of the images taken my members whilst on various "Out of Hours" trips. These are trips held during the summer recess and whilst not classed as a club activity, club members receive notification of forthcoming venues and enjoy an informal photo shoot at a variety of locations. The second half of the slideshow, both of which were complied by Chris Wood, will be held later in the season. The second half of the evening was occupied by a brief showing of the embryonic 'virtual' Member's Yearbook by Adrian and Graham. This was followed by an instructional video on the use of Adobe Photoshop, one of a series produced by Tony Higginson.

Monday 30th October.Carmen Norman gave us a very enjoyable presentation. The first half of the meeting was devoted to a slideshow of her work as a professional shooting portraits. The last half was completely practical, demonstrating various techniques for shooting portraits - using several of our members as models! This was followed by an explanation of Lightroom techniques used to post process those images.

Monday 23rd October. We held - for the first time - a combined programme judging entries in both the Hendren Trophy and the Bowness Trophy. Pax Garabedian had the onerous task of selecting prize winners and succeeded in both informing and entertaining us in the process. The images that were selected for awards will be posted on this site very shortly.

Apologies for not providing first hand information on the most recent club nights - I have been on holiday! Next meeting is a presentation from Keith Creggain entitled "A retrospective".

Monday 25th September our guest was Jan Fialkowski who judged the Club's 1st Open competition. Both prints and PDIs. The results are now ready to view on this site.

Monday 18th September, Dave Wilson, (local professional photographer and long time friend and supporter of the CPS) gave a talk with practical demos on Drone Photography.

Well, it was good! Great entertainment and useful information. Dave arrived early as advertised and so did most of the club members to see this demo. Returning indoors, Dave showed many examples of the scope of a drone's capability including shots taken at sea, footage over familiar sights around Whitehaven and also this video taken from the Nortumbrian coast.