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  • Report - Themed Slide Competition: Metal

    Post date: Thu, 05/10/2006 - 20:18

    Last Thursday evening, following four week of presentations, this season’s programme changed into competitive mode, with the First Set Subject Slide Competition. The theme was ‘Metal’ and, appropriately enough, the judge Keith Brown FRPS came from Sheffield Photographic Society. A total of 55 slides were entered and the imaginative work ranged from images of gleaming cars and trains, through...

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  • Report - "Nature as I see it" by Terry Bickley ARPS

    Post date: Thu, 28/09/2006 - 19:51

    Last Thursday, Terry Bickley – ARPS (Associate of the Royal Photographic Society) - visited us with his presentation ‘Nature as I see it’.  Terry is from Tamworth Photographic Club and is a real enthusiast.  He only started taking photography seriously in 2001, but since then has obviously found a keen interest in macro photography.   Macro is when the object you are taking looks the same size as...

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  • Report - "Portrait of the Peak District" by Tony Pioli ARPS, & "A Visit to Manchester Airport to view Concorde" with Gordon Bartley ARPS.

    Post date: Thu, 21/09/2006 - 19:34

    Last Thursday, Tony Pioli ARPS, visited us with his slide show about the Peak District.  He started by saying how much the geology colours what happens in the Peak District.  Tony’s show covered the Dark Peak to the White Peak. He showed us landscapes, cultural activities of the Peak District, the Mines and quarries, the beautiful buildings around our area, as well as walks along many of the Peak...

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  • Report - Van Greaves FRPS "From the Doorstep to the Far Corners of the World"

    Post date: Thu, 14/09/2006 - 19:24

    The second meeting in this year’s calendar of events proved to be a real treat for members and visitors. Van Greaves FRPS from Kidderminster delivered a lively presentation to a very receptive audience in the Dove Room. The presentation was called ‘From the doorstep to the far corners of the world’ and the title was not an exaggeration. Images ranged from people and landscapes through to flowers...

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  • Report - Opening Night with Gordon Bartley

    Post date: Thu, 07/09/2006 - 18:28

    Our Opening Night last Thursday was very well attended and it was lovely to see so many visitors, as well as our club members.  It was a very busy evening, but also very enjoyable. Gordon Bartley is a consummate professional and gave four different sections to his evening of slides.  He is very knowledgeable and is able to quote facts and figures without any prompts.  We had an interesting...

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  • Report - Best of the Rest

    Post date: Thu, 13/04/2006 - 10:36

    On 13th April we held our two final competitions. Entitled Best of the Rest only members who have not received a first, second or third during the season may enter. Alfred Brown from Stockport was our judge. Alfred has been a member of the South Manchester Camera Club for 40 years. He gave his awards as follows:- Slide Competition 1st Snowdonia - John Jones 2nd Arctic Tern - Linda...

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  • Report - Denis Thorpe, Photojournalist & Press Photographer

    Post date: Thu, 06/04/2006 - 11:33

    Our final competition of the season is this Thursday, 13th April 2006. This is the Best of the Rest and gives members who have not been in the top awards a chance to compete for two trophies. There is a slide competition and also a print competition. The following Wednesday 19th April we will be visiting Rugeley. We are competing in the Staffs Photo Clubs Print Competition against at least 8...

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  • Report - Major Miscellaneous & Photojournalism Print Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 30/03/2006 - 20:47

    This Thursday, 6th April 2006, we have an evening not to miss! Denis Thorpe who was the Staff Photographer for the Manchester Guardian (now The Guardian) is visiting the Club. Denis’s career – from the age of 16 - spanned five decades, all working in journalism. Denis joined the Manchester Guardian in 1974 and retired in 1996. His photographs capture the social and political moments of the...

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  • Report - Forthcoming Competitions & Chairmen's Evening

    Post date: Thu, 23/03/2006 - 22:00

    Major Miscellaneous and Major Photojournalism Print Competitions This Thursday will be the last of our Major Competitions. We look forward to seeing a variety of images. The Miscellaneous can be any type of photograph, which doesn’t fall into the Landscape or Natural History Categories. The Photojournalism has to have human and emotional impact and be particularly newsworthy. As always,...

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  • Report - Major Natural History Print & Slide Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 16/03/2006 - 22:16

    Frank Millington ARPS was our judge for the Major Natural History Print and Slide Competitions. Frank is obviously a very experienced Natural History judge and very knowledgeable about the natural world. He judged the print competition first. He gave his awards as follows:- Natural History Print Competition 1st Wild Buzzard - Mick Johnson 2nd Starlings Flocking at Dawn - Bob Hume 3rd...

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