Box advising about summer time meetings
Don’t Forget On most Tuesday evenings during the summer months many WPS members meet informally in the Albert Lawn Tennis Club lounge from 8pm onwards.
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Programme of Events 2019 - 2020
September 2019 3rd New Season Opening Night As always this is a varied evening and there are no entry fees so if you’re thinking of joining WPS it’s an ideal time to come along and meet us. Amongst other things there will be an overview of the coming season and a range of short presentations which should be interesting and useful. 10th Shared Moments - Derek Doar Colour & Mono prints taken by Derek showing his decisive moments with stories and technical details. www.ddimages.co.uk 17th Judges and Composition - Peter Warner ARPS Peter will be looking at what he perceives many judges look for when judging photographic competitions. He will look at various aspects of composition including the so- called ‘rules’, illustrating his points using his own images. He’ll also take a look at images which break those ‘rules’. Entry of images for PDI Round 1 24th Competition Evening - PDI Round 1 The first round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Peter Gennard MFIAP.EFIAP/p October 2019 1st Chalk & Cheese - James Woodend and Darren Leeson Two presentations in one night! Darren Leeson is well known street photographer who approaches his work in a unique and humorous way, working mainly in ‘black and white’ with occasional excursions into colour. James Woodend is a landscape, nature and architectural photographer who’ll be showing us work from his extensive travels all over the world. His stunning work has been published in many newspapers, magazines and books. www.street-fotografie.co.uk and www.500px.com/imagesinspiredbynature 8th PhotoSynthesis - Peter Siviter DPAGB.EFIAP Let me start by telling you a story, a fairy tale ~ and like all good fairy stories it starts with ‘Once upon a time’. So, once upon a time I wanted to be an artist, a painter, so in 1968 I took-up oil painting and by 1974 I had produced one contemporary painting I liked! I call this success rate a failure so in 1974 I started photography and by 1982 I had become a photographic artist and eight years later I created my first medal-winning image called 'Fade to Grey'. By 1983 I had completed my metamorphosis and was no longer a failed painter but a photographic artist producing hundreds of creative images a year. Now, over 30 years later, may I introduce you to PhotoSynthesis ~ the creative mind and imagination of Peter J. Siviter. PhotoSynthesis is my latest talk, based around award winning images and a look at how I eventually ends with the finished image. There are several AV sequences from my unique look at street photography and some of my best AVs from over 100 sequences I have completed. www.smethwickps.co.uk/member-galleries/member-galleries-by-subject/monochrome/peter-siviter-dpagb Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 1 15th Competition Evening - Print Round 1 The first round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as detailed here. Guest Judge: Louise Hill LRPS.DPAGB 22nd History Through the Lens - Steve Martin A selection of Steve’s favourite images from his work as a volunteer at Wolverhampton City Archives, including glass negatives, lantern slides and negatives from various formats. Some of the pictures will be from the Richard Rhodes Collection of glass lantern slides that Steve rescued from being sent to landfill. 29th Street Photography for the Sunday Times - Philip Dunn Philip had his first newspaper picture published in the Manchester Evening News when he was 14 years old and was the youngest photographer to be invited to join the Daily Express at the age of 22. He left the Express in 1986 and started freelancing for The Independent, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He then worked for The Sunday Times covering features and travel, before moving-on to magazines. He still accepts occasional assignments and runs photography tuition and courses from his home in Shropshire. www.photoactive.co.uk November 2019 5th WPS In-House Critique Evening Submit your photographs for constructive critique by fellow members so fear not because WPS members are kind, caring and considerate, so no need to bring the tranquillizers unless your nerves are still humming from the fate of the UK Brexit deadline. Use this as an opportunity to forget it all and move on! 12th From Golden Gates to Glitter Gulch’ and ‘My Life as an Event Photographer’ - Simon Coates Simon is dividing the evening into two parts so you get two talks in one evening! One half will cover his stunning photography trip to the USA and the other will be about his event photography, where he works with a highly trained and motivated team to ensure his clients’ expectations are matched or exceeded. Over the years he has covered a huge range of events including charity fund-raisers, sporting events and corporate promotional tours. He’ll be bringing the kit he uses and giving background information on how it’s used. www.simoncoatesphotography.co.uk 19th An Evening with Mike Dales ARPS.CPAGB Mike has been active in both the Surrey and South London associations where he was a judge and also a regular speaker. His photographic interests are wide ranging but are especially concerned with travel and street photography: almost all his images have people in them. Tonight he will present an overview of his work, especially his personal (as opposed to club) photography. He will also take a look at those key moments when his photography evolved. www.mikedalesphotography.co.uk 26th WPS Five-a-Side Print Competition WPS members divide into teams for a friendly battle of printed images. Guest Judge: John Cartlidge EFIAP/p.APAGB.BPE4 Entry of images for PDI Round 2 December 2019 3rd Competition Evening - PDI Round 2 The second round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Tony Thomas 10th An Evening with Harish Chavda ARPS.MPAGB Simply one of the best and most individual sports photographers in the UK today. www.dingleimages.com 17th WPS Christmas Party Good company, buffet food and the obligatory raffle. Hey, it’s Christmas after all. January 2020 7th In-house Presentation Evening Short presentations on a range of topics from a selection of our members. The topics covered are usually wide- ranging with something of interest for everyone. The feedback for these evenings is always good but don’t think as a WPS member you have nothing to offer - why not be one of the presenters? Previous presentations were Wildlife Photography, Landscapes Through a Long Lens, Raptors and Birds of Prey, What Not To Do on a Safari, Images of Dubai, From the Other Side of the World and The 2016 Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP) World Cup. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 2 14th Competition Evening - Prints Round 2 The second round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as detailed here. Guest Judge: John Hartshorne LRPS.DPAGB.BPE2* 21st WPS versus Bridgnorth Camera Club A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS and judged by David McGuire. Check out our competitors at: www.bridgnorthcameraclub.org.uk 28th Member’s AV ‘Photo Harmony’ Evening AV presentations with judging and voting by members. Those wishing to enter should refer to entry guidelines and liaise with Gordon Uprichard regarding submission deadlines. February 2020 4th WPS versus Great Barr PS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS and judged by Roger Parry ARPS.MPAGB.HonPAGB.EFIAP Check out our competitors at: www.greatbarrphotographicsociety.com Entry of images for PDI Round 3 9th Wolverhampton Young Photographer 2019 Awards The final judging and awards for this year’s Wolverhampton Young Photographer competition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery at 2pm. Up-to-date information can be found at: www.wolverhamptonyp.org.uk 11th Competition Evening - PDI Round 3 The third round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Tonight we discover who are the overall PDI winners in the Novice and Advanced categories. Guest Judge: Dave Tucker AFIAP.DPAGB.CPAGB.BPE2 18th East and West and In Between - Graham Walton Graham is an MCPF Panel ‘A’ judge, an MCPF/PAGB lecturer and a PAGB Approved National Judge. He has Judging experience at Club, Interclub, Club Exhibitions, National and International Exhibitions, Federation Championships and Federation Exhibitions and is a Member of Arden Photo Group and Shirley Photographic Society, though he has been involved in the running of photographic societies for more than thirty years and started in Wythall Photographic Society. He is a former Darkroom worker but is now totally digital for both colour and mono work. He is currently the MCPF Vice President. Graham has a wide range of photographic subject interests and his own personal genres are Travel, Environmental Portrait, Portrait, Street, Landscape, Industrial, Gothic, Infra-red and Nature ... which probably covers most things to be honest! His presentation this evening includes photos from India, The West Indies, Georgia, Turkey and the UK and he discusses the historic ties between India and the West Indies. He will show both colour and mono photographs. www.grahamwalton.foliopic.com 20th Stourbridge PS versus WPS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by Stourbridge PS and judged by Terry Livesey. If you’re free, why not go along and support WPS - 8.00pm at The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU Check out our competitors at: www.stourbridgeps.co.uk 25th The Annual MCPF Portfolio An evening of photographs together with a recorded commentary by MCPF judges. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 3 March 2020 3rd Competition Evening - Prints Round 3 The third and final round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as detailed here. Tonight we discover the overall winners in this competition. Guest Judge: Heather Woodhams LBPPA 10th Wildlife of the Falkland Islands - Nigel Spencer ARPS The Falklands Islands are one of the great wildlife destinations of the world, consisting of many miles of deserted beaches covered in golden sands and lovely blue seas. As it happens they are not deserted because several million penguins make the beaches of the Falklands their home for several months each year. This has resulted in this island archipelago being one of the best places there is to see Penguins and other sea birds and mammals. You may never get the chance to visit the Falklands with your camera yourself, but Nigel’s talk will be the next best thing! www.nigelspencer.co.uk Entry of images for the PDI Best of Season competition 17th Best of Season Competition: PDI Members submit their three best images from this season’s PDI competition rounds. There is no meeting tonight with judging carried out behind the scenes and results published in the weekly newsletter. Guest Judge: Alan Lawrence ARPS 24th WPS Makes Contact - ONLINE EVENT A evening of chatter and catchup via the online world as WPS create the first online meet-up for members. 31st WPS Makes Contact - ONLINE EVENT A second evening of chatter and catchup via the online world. April 2020 21st Best of Season Competition: Prints - ONLINE EVENT Members submit their two best monochrome and two best colour photographs from this season’s Print Competition rounds. Printed photographs will be judged using the PDI previews. Judge: Paddy Ruske 28th Themes & Outings Cup Competitions - ONLINE EVENT - ‘After Dark’ and ‘Movement’ Both themes will be judged tonight and members may submit three PDI entries for each theme (twelve images maximum) which may be any mix of colour or monochrome. Please read the entry guidelines for these competitions to ensure both yours and the judges interpretation of what’s allowed is roughly the same! Outings Cup: Members may also submit up to two PDI entries taken on any WPS visit, or ‘Outing’, which may be any combination of colour or monochrome images. Guest Judge: Graham Walton DPAGB May 2020 5th My Digital World - ONLINE PRESENTATION - John Holt ARPS.DPAGB.BPE5* John is an accomplished photographer having literally hundreds of photographs accepted into a wide range of local, national and international competitions, so from that list he's provided there's sure to be great images to please everyone. 12th WPS Annual General Meeting - ONLINE EVENT Your chance to comment on how WPS is being run and choose the Committee members for the 2020/21 season. WPS Summer Programme The following online events are planned as a result of the Covid-19 lock-down which has meant WPS have been unable to meet as a group and may not be able to for some time to come. The Summer Programme is under continual review with many events still at the planning stage. Please check back regularly to see updates as they happen. 26th April Pop-Up Competition Results - ONLINE EVENT An evening where part of the focus will be the entries to the April Pop-Up competition with the photographers giving fellow members an insight into how their entries were created. The three winners will also be announced. Other activities for this evening are still at the planning stage. June 2020 9th Workshop - ONLINE WORKSHOP An opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in the first of the WPS Thursday workshops … online and on a Tuesday. Further details will be published nearer the event. 23rd Black & White Photography Lock Down Special (including a Quiz) - ONLINE PRESENTATION - Warren Alani DPAGB.ARPS.BPE2 Detailed information about this event is yet to be received. July 2020 7th Under Tuscan Skies - ONLINE PRESENTATION - Ashley Franklin ARPS.ABPPA.APAGB Ashley is a professional photographer based in Belper, Derbyshire and as part of his work he runs photographic workshops in and around the Belvedere area of Tuscany, so he's well familiar with the area's locations and its stunning photographic opportunities. This should be a great evening and also a time to dream of visiting warmer climes and foreign shores when the world returns to normal. 21st June Pop-Up Competition Results - ONLINE EVENT An evening where part of the focus will be the entries to the June Pop-Up competition with the photographers giving fellow members an insight into how their entries were created. The three winners will also be announced. Other activities for this evening are still at the planning stage. August 2020 4th Workshop - ONLINE WORKSHOP An opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in the first of the WPS online workshops. Further details will be published nearer to this event. 18th Lifetime Best Competition - ONLINE EVENT “WPS are challenging its members to this competition not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” A once in an unprecedented times event where WPS members showcase the best three photographs they have ever created in the whole history of their photography. Choosing three images from an entire back catalogue is simply not going to be an easy task but, however hard it is, WPS is confident members will rise to the challenge.
Box containing meeting times
Useful Information The club meets at 7.45pm on Tuesday evenings during the season, unless stated otherwise in the Programme. It is best to arrive by 7.30pm to allow time to park, pay the door fee and take your seat. The bar is open prior to the start of the evening and during the break at about 8.45pm. For events not marked with a ticket the normal door fee applies which goes towards WPS running costs: Members: £2.00 Guests: £3.00
Calendar File
Derek Doar James Woodend and Darren Leeson Peter Siviter Steve Martin Philip Dunn Peter Warner Mike Dales Harish Chavda Nigel Spencer Graham Walton     
Ticketed Events
Some WPS events require tickets or attract a higher door fee: Price is set when tickets go on sale. Increased door fee: Members: £3.00 Guests: £5.00
Blue ticket event Gold Ticket event Simon Coates
Ashley Franklin Warren Alani
Copyright © Wolverhampton Photographic Society 2020
Supported by the National Lottery
No image or design on this site may be copied or used in printed form or digitally without permission and all photographs remain the property and copyright of the original photographer.
Events Programme 2019 - 2020
September 2019 3rd New Season Opening Night As always this is a varied evening and there are no entry fees so if you’re thinking of joining WPS it’s an ideal time to come along and meet us. Amongst other things there will be an overview of the coming season and a range of short presentations which should be interesting and useful. 10th Shared Moments - Derek Doar Colour & Mono prints taken by Derek showing his decisive moments with stories and technical details. www.ddimages.co.uk 17th Judges and Composition - Peter Warner ARPS Peter will be looking at what he perceives many judges look for when judging photographic competitions. He will look at various aspects of composition including the so-called ‘rules’, illustrating his points using his own images. He’ll also take a look at images which break those ‘rules’. Entry of images for PDI Round 1 24th Competition Evening - PDI Round 1 The first round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Peter Gennard MFIAP.EFIAP/p October 2019 1st Chalk & Cheese - James Woodend and Darren Leeson Two presentations in one night! Darren Leeson is well known street photographer who approaches his work in a unique and humorous way, working mainly in ‘black and white’ with occasional excursions into colour. James Woodend is a landscape, nature and architectural photographer who’ll be showing us work from his extensive travels all over the world. His stunning work has been published in many newspapers, magazines and books. www.street-fotografie.co.uk and www.500px.com/imagesinspiredbynature 8th PhotoSynthesis - Peter Siviter DPAGB.EFIAP Let me start by telling you a story, a fairy tale ~ and like all good fairy stories it starts with ‘Once upon a time’. So, once upon a time I wanted to be an artist, a painter, so in 1968 I took-up oil painting and by 1974 I had produced one contemporary painting I liked! I call this success rate a failure so in 1974 I started photography and by 1982 I had become a photographic artist and eight years later I created my first medal-winning image called 'Fade to Grey'. By 1983 I had completed my metamorphosis and was no longer a failed painter but a photographic artist producing hundreds of creative images a year. Now, over 30 years later, may I introduce you to PhotoSynthesis ~ the creative mind and imagination of Peter J. Siviter. PhotoSynthesis is my latest talk, based around award winning images and a look at how I eventually ends with the finished image. There are several AV sequences from my unique look at street photography and some of my best AVs from over 100 sequences I have completed. www.smethwickps.co.uk/member-galleries/member-galleries- by-subject/monochrome/peter-siviter-dpagb Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 1 15th Competition Evening - Print Round 1 The first round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as detailed here. Guest Judge: Louise Hill LRPS.DPAGB 22nd History Through the Lens - Steve Martin A selection of Steve’s favourite images from his work as a volunteer at Wolverhampton City Archives, including glass negatives, lantern slides and negatives from various formats. Some of the pictures will be from the Richard Rhodes Collection of glass lantern slides that Steve rescued from being sent to landfill. 29th Street Photography for the Sunday Times - Philip Dunn Philip had his first newspaper picture published in the Manchester Evening News when he was 14 years old and was the youngest photographer to be invited to join the Daily Express at the age of 22. He left the Express in 1986 and started freelancing for The Independent, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He then worked for The Sunday Times covering features and travel, before moving-on to magazines. He still accepts occasional assignments and runs photography tuition and courses from his home in Shropshire. www.photoactive.co.uk November 2019 5th WPS In-House Critique Evening Submit your photographs for constructive critique by fellow members so fear not because WPS members are kind, caring and considerate, so no need to bring the tranquillizers unless your nerves are still humming from the fate of the UK Brexit deadline. Use this as an opportunity to forget it all and move on! 12th From Golden Gates to Glitter Gulch’ and ‘My Life as an Event Photographer’ - Simon Coates Simon is dividing the evening into two parts so you get two talks in one evening! One half will cover his stunning photography trip to the USA and the other will be about his event photography, where he works with a highly trained and motivated team to ensure his clients’ expectations are matched or exceeded. Over the years he has covered a huge range of events including charity fund-raisers, sporting events and corporate promotional tours. He’ll be bringing the kit he uses and giving background information on how it’s used. www.simoncoatesphotography.co.uk 19th An Evening with Mike Dales ARPS.CPAGB Mike has been active in both the Surrey and South London associations where he was a judge and also a regular speaker. His photographic interests are wide ranging but are especially concerned with travel and street photography: almost all his images have people in them. Tonight he will present an overview of his work, especially his personal (as opposed to club) photography. He will also take a look at those key moments when his photography evolved. www.mikedalesphotography.co.uk 26th WPS Five-a-Side Print Competition WPS members divide into teams for a friendly battle of printed images. Guest Judge: John Cartlidge EFIAP/p.APAGB.BPE4 Entry of images for PDI Round 2 December 2019 3rd Competition Evening - PDI Round 2 The second round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Tony Thomas 10th An Evening with Harish Chavda ARPS.MPAGB Simply one of the best and most individual sports photographers in the UK today. www.dingleimages.com 17th WPS Christmas Party Good company, buffet food and the obligatory raffle. Hey, it’s Christmas after all. January 2020 7th In-house Presentation Evening Short presentations on a range of topics from a selection of our members. The topics covered are usually wide-ranging with something of interest for everyone. The feedback for these evenings is always good but don’t think as a WPS member you have nothing to offer - why not be one of the presenters? Previous presentations were Wildlife Photography, Landscapes Through a Long Lens, Raptors and Birds of Prey, What Not To Do on a Safari, Images of Dubai, From the Other Side of the World and The 2016 Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP) World Cup. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 2 14th Competition Evening - Prints Round 2 The second round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as detailed here. Guest Judge: John Hartshorne LRPS.DPAGB.BPE2* 21st WPS versus Bridgnorth Camera Club A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS and judged by David McGuire. Check out our competitors at: www.bridgnorthcameraclub.org.uk 28th Member’s AV ‘Photo Harmony’ Evening AV presentations with judging and voting by members. Those wishing to enter should refer to entry guidelines and liaise with Gordon Uprichard regarding submission deadlines. February 2020 4th WPS versus Great Barr PS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS and judged by Roger Parry ARPS.MPAGB.HonPAGB.EFIAP Check out our competitors at: www.greatbarrphotographicsociety.com Entry of images for PDI Round 3 9th Wolverhampton Young Photographer 2019 Awards The final judging and awards for this year’s Wolverhampton Young Photographer competition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery at 2pm. Up-to-date information can be found at: www.wolverhamptonyp.org.uk 11th Competition Evening - PDI Round 3 The third round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Tonight we discover who are the overall PDI winners in the Novice and Advanced categories. Guest Judge: Dave Tucker AFIAP.DPAGB.CPAGB.BPE2 18th East and West and In Between - Graham Walton Graham is an MCPF Panel ‘A’ judge, an MCPF/PAGB lecturer and a PAGB Approved National Judge. He has Judging experience at Club, Interclub, Club Exhibitions, National and International Exhibitions, Federation Championships and Federation Exhibitions and is a Member of Arden Photo Group and Shirley Photographic Society, though he has been involved in the running of photographic societies for more than thirty years and started in Wythall Photographic Society. He is a former Darkroom worker but is now totally digital for both colour and mono work. He is currently the MCPF Vice President. Graham has a wide range of photographic subject interests and his own personal genres are Travel, Environmental Portrait, Portrait, Street, Landscape, Industrial, Gothic, Infra-red and Nature ... which probably covers most things to be honest! His presentation this evening includes photos from India, The West Indies, Georgia, Turkey and the UK and he discusses the historic ties between India and the West Indies. He will show both colour and mono photographs. www.grahamwalton.foliopic.com 20th Stourbridge PS versus WPS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by Stourbridge PS and judged by Terry Livesey. If you’re free, why not go along and support WPS - 8.00pm at The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU Check out our competitors at: www.stourbridgeps.co.uk 25th The Annual MCPF Portfolio An evening of photographs together with a recorded commentary by MCPF judges. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 3 March 2020 3rd Competition Evening - Prints Round 3 The third and final round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as detailed here. Tonight we discover the overall winners in this competition. Guest Judge: Heather Woodhams LBPPA 10th Wildlife of the Falkland Islands - Nigel Spencer ARPS The Falklands Islands are one of the great wildlife destinations of the world, consisting of many miles of deserted beaches covered in golden sands and lovely blue seas. As it happens they are not deserted because several million penguins make the beaches of the Falklands their home for several months each year. This has resulted in this island archipelago being one of the best places there is to see Penguins and other sea birds and mammals. You may never get the chance to visit the Falklands with your camera yourself, but Nigel’s talk will be the next best thing! www.nigelspencer.co.uk Entry of images for the PDI Best of Season competition 17th Best of Season Competition: PDI Members submit their three best images from this season’s PDI competition rounds. There is no meeting tonight with judging carried out behind the scenes and results published in the weekly newsletter. Guest Judge: Alan Lawrence ARPS 24th WPS Makes Contact - ONLINE EVENT A evening of chatter and catchup via the online world as WPS create the first online meet-up for members. 31st WPS Makes Contact - ONLINE EVENT A second evening of chatter and catchup via the online world. April 2020 21st Best of Season Competition: Prints - ONLINE EVENT Members submit their two best monochrome and two best colour photographs from this season’s Print Competition rounds. Printed photographs will be judged using the PDI previews. Judge: Paddy Ruske 28th Themes & Outings Cup Competitions - ONLINE EVENT - ‘After Dark’ and ‘Movement’ Both themes will be judged tonight and members may submit three PDI entries for each theme (twelve images maximum) which may be any mix of colour or monochrome. Please read the entry guidelines for these competitions to ensure both yours and the judges interpretation of what’s allowed is roughly the same! Outings Cup: Members may also submit up to two PDI entries taken on any WPS visit, or ‘Outing’, which may be any combination of colour or monochrome images. Guest Judge: Graham Walton DPAGB May 2020 5th My Digital World - ONLINE PRESENTATION - John Holt ARPS.DPAGB.BPE5* John is an accomplished photographer having literally hundreds of photographs accepted into a wide range of local, national and international competitions, so from that list he's provided there's sure to be great images to please everyone. 12th WPS Annual General Meeting - ONLINE EVENT Your chance to comment on how WPS is being run and choose the Committee members for the 2020/21 season. WPS Summer Programme The following online events are planned as a result of the Covid-19 lock-down which has meant WPS have been unable to meet as a group and may not be able to for some time to come. The Summer Programme is under continual review with many events still at the planning stage. Please check back regularly to see updates as they happen. 26th April Pop-Up Competition Results - ONLINE EVENT An evening where part of the focus will be the entries to the April Pop-Up competition with the photographers giving fellow members an insight into how their entries were created. The three winners will also be announced. Other activities for this evening are still at the planning stage. June 2020 9th Workshop - ONLINE WORKSHOP An opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in the first of the WPS Thursday workshops … online and on a Tuesday. Further details will be published nearer the event. 23rd Black & White Photography Lock Down Special (including a Quiz) - ONLINE PRESENTATION - Warren Alani DPAGB.ARPS.BPE2 Detailed information about this event is yet to be received. July 2020 7th Under Tuscan Skies - ONLINE PRESENTATION - Ashley Franklin ARPS.ABPPA.APAGB Ashley is a professional photographer based in Belper, Derbyshire and as part of his work he runs photographic workshops in and around the Belvedere area of Tuscany, so he's well familiar with the area's locations and its stunning photographic opportunities. This should be a great evening and also a time to dream of visiting warmer climes and foreign shores when the world returns to normal. 21st June Pop-Up Competition Results - ONLINE EVENT An evening where part of the focus will be the entries to the June Pop-Up competition with the photographers giving fellow members an insight into how their entries were created. The three winners will also be announced. Other activities for this evening are still at the planning stage. August 2020 4th Workshop - ONLINE WORKSHOP An opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in the first of the WPS online workshops. Further details will be published nearer to this event. 18th Lifetime Best Competition - ONLINE EVENT “WPS are challenging its members to this competition not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” A once in an unprecedented times event where WPS members showcase the best three photographs they have ever created in the whole history of their photography. Choosing three images from an entire back catalogue is simply not going to be an easy task but, however hard it is, WPS is confident members will rise to the challenge.
Box advising about summer time meetings
Don’t Forget On most Tuesday evenings during the summer months many WPS members meet informally in the Albert Lawn Tennis Club lounge from 8pm onwards.
Box containing meeting times
Useful Information The club meets at 7.45pm on Tuesday evenings during the season, unless stated otherwise in the Programme. It is best to arrive by 7.30pm to allow time to park, pay the door fee and take your seat. The bar is open prior to the start of the evening and during the break at about 8.45pm. For events not marked with a ticket symbol a door fee is payable towards running costs: Members: £2.00 Guests: £3.00
Wolverhampton Photographic Society
Calendar File
Ticketed Events
Some WPS events require tickets or attract a higher door fee: Price is set when tickets go on sale. Increased door fee: Members: £3.00 Guests: £5.00
Blue ticket event Gold ticket event      Derek Doar James Woodend and Darren Leeson Peter Siviter Steve Martin Philip Dunn Peter Warner Mike Dales Harish Chavda Nigel Spencer Graham Walton Ashley Franklin PDF Download
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Simon Coates Warren Alani
Wolverhampton Photographic Society