Club News 2009

  • Birdwatchers Summer Fair

    Post date: Fri, 20/03/2009 - 12:14

    Details on the Birdwatchers Spring Fair can be found at

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  • Welcome!

    Post date: Fri, 20/03/2009 - 12:03

    Welcome to our new message board and blog for notices, messages, reports and any other general bits and bobs related to the club.

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  • Report - Landscape Print Competition

    Post date: Thu, 19/03/2009 - 10:02

    How lucky we are to live close to the beautiful scenery of the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District. This was well illustrated at the recent Leek Photographic Society Landscape photography print competition. Although there were a few photographs of exotic beauty spots from around the world, it was noticeable that many photographers had chosen to enter dramatic shots of local scenes. The...

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  • Report - Major Miscellaneous Print Competition

    Post date: Thu, 19/02/2009 - 21:59

    It is so often the case that a really special photograph starts with a good idea. This was well demonstrated at the Leek Photographic Society ‘Miscellaneous’ competition last week. Sonja Haigh’s original image ‘Twirling’ perfectly captured the grace and beauty of dance. The judge loved the colours and tones as well as the fact that the head and legs of the twirling dancer had been excluded and he...

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  • Report - North Cheshire Photographic Society Challenge Trophy

    Post date: Thu, 12/02/2009 - 21:51

    Leek Photographic Club is proud of the standard of the photographs it produces and deservedly so. There is always an adrenaline surge when we witness our representatives in competition with other clubs and so there was a good turn out to support our club at the North Cheshire Photographic Society Challenge trophy, an Interclub competition held at Poynton last week. Over 20 clubs from the North...

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  • Report - Major Creative & Major Photojournalism Print Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 29/01/2009 - 21:38

    The twin disciplines of art and photography may intermingle to varying degrees to produce a pleasing image. In the recent Leek Photographic Club ‘Creative’ competition, photographers were able to give full reign to their imagination and artistic flair as rules were relaxed to allow any amount of image manipulation, the object being to produce a novel or experimental effect, altered reality or...

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  • Report - Fran Halsall's Atmospheric Peakland Scenery

    Post date: Thu, 22/01/2009 - 21:28

    Fran Halsall, BA Hons. LBIPP, last week gave us one of the best presentations we have had at the Club. Her totally uplifting images are packed full of atmospheric peakland scenery. Right through the spectrum, from an exciting boldness to a gentle sensitivity, all the images illustrate her brilliant artistic flair. It is her constant empathy with the natural world that guides Fran’s photography...

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  • Report - David Cromack with World Class Birds, & Major Natural History Print Competition.

    Post date: Thu, 15/01/2009 - 21:08

    The New Year got off to a “flying start” with a very special lecture by David Cromack, former editor of ‘Bird Watching’ magazine. He showed a collection of projected digital entries from the prestigious ‘International Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition. There were fantastic images of all sorts of bird behavior - tenacious aerial combats; a meadow pipit defending her nesting territory...

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