Club News 2009

  • Our Christmas Portfolio; Advanced Photoshop by Graham Vernon; Creative Colour by Ian Platt (recorded lecture).

    Post date: Wed, 16/12/2009 - 00:25

    Frosty Morning by Dave White Taken at top o'  "Morridge",  the above scene beautifully reflects the current wintry weather of our snow covered Staffordshire Moorlands -  simply perfect for pictures, as also shown in the Christmas Portfolio section later in the report. At our clubnight last week, we had the pleasure of seeing a presentation of slides called Creative Colour by Ian Platt.  It...

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  • Open Projected Images Competition, and Ten Images in Ten Minutes by Members.

    Post date: Thu, 10/12/2009 - 22:26

    Club member, Don Barker, has an enviable reputation for creating highly imaginative and amusing images on a variety of subjects, in addition to often excelling with the picturesque.  He has numerous local and international photography awards to his credit, and again last week he was the winner of the club’s Open Competition with his creative rendering of the classical St Mark’s Square.   The...

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  • Members' Success Stories in recent External Events.

    Post date: Mon, 07/12/2009 - 01:29

    Doxey Pool by Rob Povey Imagine picking up the phone to discover that Outdoor Photographer Magazine is on the line, and amazingly they’re inviting you to take part in a Reader Workshop on the Roaches - starting in two hours’ time!  You’d probably think you were dreaming, but it’s exactly what happened recently to Rob Povey, our Club Secretary.  After a brief panic and a battery charge, he...

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  • Smethwick International Results

    Post date: Thu, 03/12/2009 - 14:07

    The results of the 35th Smethwick International of Photography have been sent. Again, Leek members have done marvellously. The Internationals are difficult to get accepted into, and not only have several members got entries accepted, we have Ribbons and highly commended that have been awarded too! So congratulations to all listed below and for others that did not manage to get any in this time, I...

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  • "Scotland Around the Edges" by Duncan McEwan, & Angles Print Competition.

    Post date: Thu, 19/11/2009 - 17:19

    “Scotland Around the Edges” was the title of Duncan McEwan’s recent presentation All the images were taken whilst he was in sight of the sea, or at least within the smell of the salt air. They looked a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Duncan’s love of photographing Scotland was clearly evident all through the evening. The baronial castles, in romantic vision or dramatic...

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  • Staffs Photo Clubs Annual Inter Comp

    Post date: Thu, 19/11/2009 - 10:06

    Hi All Staffs. Photo Clubs Annual Projected Images Competition. It was a slightly disappointing night for Leek last night. We came 4th out of 8. It was a very well attended event and we, ourselves were represented by 8 members. There were some lovely images, and being a different group of clubs to whom we normally battle with, it was interesting to see 70 new and diverse ones we had not seen...

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  • Guernsey Salon Results

    Post date: Mon, 16/11/2009 - 16:40

    The results of the Guernsey 2009 National Exhibition (1st Digital) have been posted. Congratulations to our Don Barker, (with his own personal style of wooden heads,) for his acceptances with City Banker and Exit. My brown envelopes seem to be working, as I also had two acceptances with Drying and Misty Rudyard Boats. Best regards Sonja

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  • Autumn 2009 Newsletter

    Post date: Thu, 12/11/2009 - 17:41

    Newsletter 2009 Autumn

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  • Digital Group - AV Workshop by Keith Brown FRPS. Main Group - David Southard, Wild Arena.

    Post date: Mon, 09/11/2009 - 22:10

    Poignantly marking this significant time of year are “The Poppies”, (reproduced in newspaper article) taken by club member, Dave White. There are over two hundred high class prints in our exhibition in the Nicholson Gallery which ends at 4 pm on Saturday 21st November. The many many comments kindly entered in our visitors’ book are a strong recommendation to view, so please make sure you don...

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  • 2009 Exhibition in the Nicholson Institute Gallery; Denis Thorpe, Guardian Photographer; Close Up Competition.

    Post date: Thu, 29/10/2009 - 15:30

    Designed to Amuse! That's our collection of prints from the Humour competition. If you would like to raise a smile, just come along to our 2009 exhibition at the beautifully renovated Nicholson Institute Gallery. There you can judge for yourself these very comical scenes. You might be able to spot the winner, but choosing your overall favourite of the show could be a little harder. Over 200 of...

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