KPS Programme

Programme for September 2017 to May 2018

The society meets most Tuesdays from the beginning of September to the end of April. The only break is for two weeks at Christmas.

New members are always welcome simply turn up on the night or contact the club via our contact page.

September 2017

Date……….. Programme
September 5th Welcome Evening:  Wine & Nibbles & Project title “Mono Images”.  A presentation of members’ digital images displayed in mono.  * Members should note that as the society has now purchased a new projector and all images may be displayed by no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
September 12th “Portrait Photography inc Studio Techniques” a presentation by Peter Deegan.  Peter is a portrait photographer based in Holmes Chapel.  Further information about Peter and his work may be found by visiting his website.
September 19th Monthly Club Competition: PDI’s and Prints.  All digital images to be displayed by no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
September 26th “A Retrospective look at 40 years as a Photojournalist”  a presentation by Howard Barlow FRPS.  Howard began his career photographing the bands of the 70’s and 80’s with regular publications in NME, Melody Maker and Rolling Stone Magazine.  Presently, Howard lives in Knutsford and is a much sought after photojournalist. For over 30 years he has worked regularly for The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times. Visit his website for more information.
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October 2017

Date……….. Programme
October 3rd A byte sized talk by Tim Banks, “Aperture & Resolution in Zoom Lenses” followed by a Members’ Evening – Project “Lines & Angles”.
October 10th Monthly Club Competition: PDI’s and Prints.  All digital images to be displayed by no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
October 17th L&CPU – Print Folio “A” (Interactive Judging)
October 24th “From Birds to Sports – a Photographer in Transition” a presentation by Connor Malloy. Connor  is a wildlife and landscape photographer based locally on the edge of the Peak District. By wildlife, principally bird life. He enjoys travelling to capture images of birds in their ‘home’ environment. So far Connor has travelled to Finland, Iceland, Romania, South Africa and Hungary with many trips to UK reserves and places of interest. For further information on Connor’s work, visit his website at http://www.conor20images.co.uk.
October 31st  Alan Mitchell Trophy Project Competition – Triptych (printed Triptychs only)
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November 2017

Date……….. Programme
November 7th  L&CPU – Print Folio “C” (Interactive Judging)
November 14th “Black and White Long Exposures” a presentation by Stephen McNally. Stephen has a passion for landscapes and seascapes.  Based in the North West he is close to the Lake District, Peak District and Snowdonia,  as well as the local coastal regions that the region has to offer.  Information about Stephen, including examples of his work may be found on his website.
November 21st Monthly Club Competition: PDI’s and Prints.  All digital images to be displayed by no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
November 28th  A byte sized talk by Mervyn Harrison, “Sharpening” followed by a Members’ Evening – Project “Seven Songs”.
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December 2017

Date……….. Programme
December 5th “ The Lucky Dragon”  a presentation by Margaret Salisbury.  Margaret is well known for her ‘Dragon Signature’ on the back of her prints which earned her the nick name of ‘The Welsh Dragon.’ Based in Prestatyn, she is a member of the North Wales Photographic Association.  Her first love is monochrome landscapes, particularly of North Wales and slate areas. She enjoys expressing herself, and her reactions to strange sights or situations, the bizarre, walls, windows and the way she feels that fantasy and reality are never far apart. Margaret  has traveled all over Britain, Ireland and abroad.   She has taught photography and enjoys passing on her “love” of photography others.  She is able to do this by judging and assessing at local, national and international levels.
December 12th  Christmas Party & PDI Knock-out Competition  “Christmas Crackers” (amusing images).
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January 2018

Date……….. Programme
January 9th “Moments in Mono” a presentation by Neil Hulme. Neil is a fine art, black and white photographer who uses long exposer to great effect.  To see examples of his work visit his website at https://neilhulme.smugmug.com.
January 16th Monthly Club Competition: PDI’s and Prints.  All digital images to be displayed by no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
January 23rd Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Folio.
January 30th  A byte sized talk by Roger Hume, “A Short History of KPS” followed by a Members’ Evening – Project “Textures”.
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February 2018

Date……….. Programme
February 6th “Underwater Photography – Arts & Techniques” a presentation by Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown from Frogfish Photography based in Sale. Nick and Caroline are a dynamic husband and wife team of underwater photographers, photo-journalists and authors. They both have honours degrees from Manchester University in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively.  For further information about their work visit http://www.frogfishphotography.com.
February 13th L&CPU – Print Folio “B” (Interactive Judging)
February 20th Monthly Club Competition: PDI’s and Prints.  All digital images to be displayed by no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
February 27th Members Evening – Inter Club Competition with Wilmslow PS and A N other (TBA)
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March 2018

Date……. Programme
March 6th “Social Documentary” a presentation by Ian Beesley.  Bradford born Ian graduated in 1977 with distinction in documentary and editorial photography. In 1978 he was awarded a Kodak Scholarship for Social Documentation and he began recording the decline of industrial society and its impact on the community.  Since then Ian has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. For further information visit his website, Not Just Hockney.
March 13th L&CPU – Print Folio “B” (Interactive Judging)
March 20th Monthly Club Competition: PDI’s and Prints.  All digital images to be displayed by no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
March 27th “A passion for printing” by Derek Doar.  Derek has  been involved in photography for over 50 years, printing both Black & White and Colour images.  He has watched with interest, the introduction of both Digital film scanners and Digital cameras.  He now exhibits landscape, natural history and pictorial images in both colour and mon0.  Visit his website for more information.
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April 2018

Date……. Programme
April 3rd Members’ Evening Project “Legs
April 10th “An insight into the world of an architectural and interiors’ photographer” by Sean Conboy. Decsribed on his website as an internationally renowned photographer, providing architects, construction companies, designers and the world of advertising with a standard of work that only leaves you questioning the standards of others. He uses a variety of camera systems and equipment that enables him to consistently produce the some of the best architectural, industrial and commercial photography in the world.  For further information visit his website at http://seanconboy.com.
April 17th Annual Competition (Digital Images)
April 24th Annual Competition (Prints)
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May 2018

Date……. Programme
May 1st AGM & Annual Presentation EveningAwards, Wine and Nibbles.
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* L&CPU = Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union ** All the above are subject to change without notice