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 2018 - 2019
September 2018 4th New Season Opening Night There are no entry fees on our first night 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 new season and a look back at last season’s competition winners. An informal evening. 11th A New Look at Composition - John Lewis BA (Hons).LRPS Question: why is composition so important to the photographer? Maybe you think you know the rules of composition and the rule of thirds ‘law’ but, just maybe, John may make you think again.  www.johnalewis.co.uk 18th Commercial Photography - Terry Livesey LRPS A look at the difference between club and commercial photography. - why is it different? - what's involved in being a commercial photographer? - what are the genres of commercial photography? - what makes a good commercial photographer? These are just some of the questions Terry will be discussing, along with how photography acts as an important part of the marketing processes within his clients’ businesses.    www.terryliveseyphotography.co.uk Entry of images for PDI Round 1 25th 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: To be confirmed October 2018 2nd My Wildlife Photography - Gerald Griffin ARPS Being an early convert to digital photography from film, Gerald has focussed his skills and interests on capturing images of wildlife. He will be presenting his work to us and explaining how he deals with the challenges wildlife photography can present.      www.griffpix.org.uk 9th Pics Wot I Like - Dave Tucker AFIAP.DPAGB.CPAGB.BPE3 Dave is totally self-taught in the ‘black arts’ of Photoshop and he derives great pleasure from simply sitting down and working with an image to see if he can improve it. He's visited WPS several times before and never failed to entertain and inform, so tonight he goes through his favourite photographs and explains how he 'tinkered' with them in post-processing to get them to the way they fimally look.     www.tuckerpics.com Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 1 16th 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: Heather Woodhams LBPPA 23rd Confessions of a Failed 5 second Flasher - Bob Train LRPS.CPAGB An evening of street, urban and creative photography. www.bobtrainphotography.co.uk 30th WPS Members’ 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 you have nothing to offer - why not be one of the presenters? Last year's 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. November 2018 6th WPS In-House Critique Evening Submit your photographs for constructive critique. Fear not, WPS members are kind, caring and considerate so no need to bring the tranquillizers! 13th Photographing Transparent Objects - workshop - Paddy Ruske Using ‘Black Light’ is a special way of photographing transparent objects and Paddy will explain the technique simply … or we can have the full scientific bit - so how about both? You will then get the opportunity to have a go with Paddy on-hand to give help and advice to explain the techniques required. So, if you'd like to have a go then bring your camera, a zoom lens of medium length or a prime lens between 100mm and 200mm and any glass item you'd like to photograph. (Tip from Paddy: coloured glass with a simple geometric shape works well.) 20th Beyond Auto Mode - Taking Control of Your Camera - Bob Brind-Surch - do you ever wonder why some of your photos look too dark and some too light? - do you wonder why some are blurred but some taken few frames later are not? Bob’s aim this evening is to show you that allowing your camera to make all the decisions on your behalf isn’t always the best option. There's no need to shoot in manual mode, but taking more control of the in-camera computer, and working with it, can make a huge difference to the results you can get. In this premium event, Bob will take you through the options and settings you need to change to improve your camera skills and get better photographs. 27th WPS Five-a-Side PDI Competition We divide into teams for a friendly battle of projected images. Guest Judge: David Lowe ARPS.DPAGB Entry of images for PDI Round 2 December 2018 4th 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: Dave Tucker AFIAP.DPAGB.CPAGB.BPE3 11th WPS Christmas Party Good company, buffet food and the obligatory raffle. Hey, it’s Christmas after all.  TICKET ONLY January 2019 8th WPS Members’ 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 you have nothing to offer - why not be one of the presenters? Last year's presentations were The Role of Photography in Video, A Year with My Camera, What Not To Do When Booking a Safari, Photographing Uluru and The Wreck of the St Thomas. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 2 15th 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: To be confirmed 22nd WPS versus Stourbridge Photographic Society A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS and judged by David McGuire. Check out our competitors at:   www.stourbridgeps.co.uk 28th Wolverhampton Young Photographer 2018 Awards - provisional date The final judging and awards evening for this year’s Wolverhampton Young Photographer competition. Up-to-date information can be found at: www.wolverhamptonyp.org.uk 29th 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 2019 5th A Lane in a Midlands Forest - Mike Lane FRPS Mike enthuses that digital photography has reset the bar in the standards of modern wildlife photography and this evening he helps us to get that elusive shot we all dream of. He’ll be taking us really ‘up close and personal’ with wildlife we can never hope to see in their native habitat. One of Mike's locations of choice is the Heart of England Forest which has proved to be an exciting habitat for Mike where he has found an ideal location for his favourite subjects ... British wildlife.      www.nature-photography.co.uk Entry of images for PDI Round 3 12th 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: John Hartshorne LRPS.DPAGB.BPE2* 14th Great Barr PS versus WPS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by Great Barr Photographic Society. Why not support us by attending as a guest at Gayton Road Community Centre, Gayton Road, West Bromwich B71 1QS Check out our competitors at:   www.greatbarrphotographicsociety.com 19th From Start to Finish - Patrick Hickey Patrick shows his digital work-flow with emphasis on Lightroom and Photoshop … and an iPhone 7+. You're bound to pick up plenty of hints and tips as he shows us his software 'magic' and with his increasing use of his iPhone for street and 'out-and-about' work you'll learn how you can easily get amazing A3 prints from a modern phone. 26th 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 2019 5th 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: Peter Clark FRPS.EFIAP/p.APSA.EPSA 12th The Ten Stage Digital Work-flow - Carl Wright LRPS Carl will cover a complete work-flow process from start to finish beginning with choosing equipment and developing the right approach in the first place. He will also be discussing the proper way to think about photography, from the initial equipment selection through the composition and capture to then produce the final result. Carl actively invites audience participation so you are invited to ask questions or challenge his comments. This is a premium event and one not to be missed.   www.teach-me-photography.co.uk Entry of images for the PDI Best of Season competition 19th Best of Season Competition: PDI Members submit their three best images from this season’s PDI competition rounds. Guest Judge: Mark Wilbrey 26th Smethwick International Photo Evening The best images from a top international competition presented by WPS member John Holt ARPS.DPAGB.BPE5* April 2019 2nd Personal Identity: Transition from Club to MA in Photography - Brian Swinyard ARPS.DPAGB.EFIAP/b.PPSA.MInstLM MIfL Brian is an 'aspirational photographer’ with special interests in contemporary, creative, travel and portrait photography. If you don't know what an aspirational photographer is then hopefully by the end of the evening you will.      www.brianswinyardphotography.com Entry of titles for Best of Season Prints 9th Best of Season Competition: Prints and Outings Cup Competition Members submit their two best monochrome and two best colour photographs from this season’s Print Competition rounds. Outings Cup: Members may also submit up to two printed photographs and two PDI images taken on any WPS visit, or ‘Outing’, which may be any combination of colour or monochrome images. PDI entries should be submitted by the 5th April and prints submitted on the night. Print entry slips are not required. Judge: Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS.EFAIP.PPSA 16th India and Other Stories - earlier start time at 7.30pm - Leigh Preston FRPS Lee uses a relatively specific approach to what he chooses to make pictures and relies heavily on atmospherics, dramatic lighting and strong story-lines to convey an individual style. This presentation covers travel and photo-journalism in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cuba, USA and Australia plus Georgia and Poland and various bits of Europe. Now semi-professional, much of Lee’s work involves teaching photography and running workshops so come along, see how it’s done and learn from the best! Don’t miss this WPS Premium Event! 23rd Sports Photography - Steve Williams Steve sees himself as a sport and street photographer and this evening he’ll be telling us why photographing sport is something he loves so much. He’ll cover around twenty different sports and tell us his secrets to success, basic techniques and difficulties and gives advice on how to overcome them. www.sjw-sports-photography.mozello.com 30th WPS Themed Competitions - ‘Animals’ and ‘People’ Both themes will be judged tonight and members may submit three prints and three PDI for each theme (twelve images maximum) which may be any mix of colour or monochrome. PDI entries should be submitted by the 26th April and prints submitted on the night. Print entry slips are not required. Please read the entry guidelines for these competitions to ensure both yours and the judges interpretation of what’s allowed is roughly the same! Guest Judge: Howard Bagshaw ARPS.DPAGB May 2019 7th WPS Annual General Meeting Your chance to comment on how WPS is being run and choose the Committee members for the 2018/19 season. 14th WPS Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening Relax, unwind and enjoy a warm and convivial evening with good company and food. TICKET ONLY
Steve Williams Leigh Preston Brian Swinyard Carl Wright No Photo supplied Mike Lane Bob Brind-Surch Paddy Ruske Bob Train Dave Tucker Gerald Griffin Terry Livesey John Lewis 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.
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Copyright © Wolverhampton Photographic Society 2017
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 2018 - 2019
September 2018 4th New Season Opening Night There are no entry fees on our first night 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 new season and a look back at last season’s competition winners. An informal evening. 11th A New Look at Composition - John Lewis BA (Hons).LRPS Question: why is composition so important to the photographer? Maybe you think you know the rules of composition and the rule of thirds ‘law’ but, just maybe, John may make you think again.  www.johnalewis.co.uk 18th Commercial Photography - Terry Livesey LRPS A look at the difference between club and commercial photography. - why is it different? - what's involved in being a commercial photographer? - what are the genres of commercial photography? - what makes a good commercial photographer? These are just some of the questions Terry will be discussing, along with how photography acts as an important part of the marketing processes within his clients’ businesses.    www.terryliveseyphotography.co.uk Entry of images for PDI Round 1 25th 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: To be confirmed October 2018 2nd My Wildlife Photography - Gerald Griffin ARPS Being an early convert to digital photography from film, Gerald has focussed his skills and interests on capturing images of wildlife. He will be presenting his work to us and explaining how he deals with the challenges wildlife photography can present.      www.griffpix.org.uk 9th Pics Wot I Like - Dave Tucker AFIAP.DPAGB.CPAGB.BPE3 Dave is totally self-taught in the ‘black arts’ of Photoshop and he derives great pleasure from simply sitting down and working with an image to see if he can improve it. He's visited WPS several times before and never failed to entertain and inform, so tonight he goes through his favourite photographs and explains how he 'tinkered' with them in post- processing to get them to the way they fimally look.     www.tuckerpics.com Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 1 16th 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: Heather Woodhams LBPPA 23rd Confessions of a Failed 5 second Flasher - Bob Train LRPS.CPAGB An evening of street, urban and creative photography. www.bobtrainphotography.co.uk 30th WPS Members’ 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 you have nothing to offer - why not be one of the presenters? Last year's 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. November 2018 6th WPS In-House Critique Evening Submit your photographs for constructive critique. Fear not, WPS members are kind, caring and considerate so no need to bring the tranquillizers! 13th Photographing Transparent Objects - workshop - Paddy Ruske Using ‘Black Light’ is a special way of photographing transparent objects and Paddy will explain the technique simply … or we can have the full scientific bit - so how about both? You will then get the opportunity to have a go with Paddy on- hand to give help and advice to explain the techniques required. So, if you'd like to have a go then bring your camera, a zoom lens of medium length or a prime lens between 100mm and 200mm and any glass item you'd like to photograph. (Tip from Paddy: coloured glass with a simple geometric shape works well.) 20th Beyond Auto Mode - Taking Control of Your Camera - Bob Brind-Surch - do you ever wonder why some of your photos look too dark and some too light? - do you wonder why some are blurred but some taken few frames later are not? Bob’s aim this evening is to show you that allowing your camera to make all the decisions on your behalf isn’t always the best option. There's no need to shoot in manual mode, but taking more control of the in-camera computer, and working with it, can make a huge difference to the results you can get. In this premium event, Bob will take you through the options and settings you need to change to improve your camera skills and get better photographs. 27th WPS Five-a-Side PDI Competition We divide into teams for a friendly battle of projected images. Guest Judge: David Lowe ARPS.DPAGB Entry of images for PDI Round 2 December 2018 4th 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: Dave Tucker AFIAP.DPAGB.CPAGB.BPE3 11th WPS Christmas Party Good company, buffet food and the obligatory raffle. Hey, it’s Christmas after all.  TICKET ONLY January 2019 8th WPS Members’ 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 you have nothing to offer - why not be one of the presenters? Last year's presentations were The Role of Photography in Video, A Year with My Camera, What Not To Do When Booking a Safari, Photographing Uluru and The Wreck of the St Thomas. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 2 15th 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: To be confirmed 22nd WPS versus Stourbridge Photographic Society A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS and judged by David McGuire. Check out our competitors at:   www.stourbridgeps.co.uk 28th Wolverhampton Young Photographer 2018 Awards - provisional date The final judging and awards evening for this year’s Wolverhampton Young Photographer competition. Up-to-date information can be found at: www.wolverhamptonyp.org.uk 29th 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 2019 5th A Lane in a Midlands Forest - Mike Lane FRPS Mike enthuses that digital photography has reset the bar in the standards of modern wildlife photography and this evening he helps us to get that elusive shot we all dream of. He’ll be taking us really ‘up close and personal’ with wildlife we can never hope to see in their native habitat. One of Mike's locations of choice is the Heart of England Forest which has proved to be an exciting habitat for Mike where he has found an ideal location for his favourite subjects ... British wildlife.      www.nature- photography.co.uk Entry of images for PDI Round 3 12th 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: John Hartshorne LRPS.DPAGB.BPE2* 14th Great Barr PS versus WPS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by Great Barr Photographic Society. Why not support us by attending as a guest at Gayton Road Community Centre, Gayton Road, West Bromwich B71 1QS Check out our competitors at:   www.greatbarrphotographicsociety.com 19th From Start to Finish - Patrick Hickey Patrick shows his digital work-flow with emphasis on Lightroom and Photoshop … and an iPhone 7+. You're bound to pick up plenty of hints and tips as he shows us his software 'magic' and with his increasing use of his iPhone for street and 'out- and-about' work you'll learn how you can easily get amazing A3 prints from a modern phone. 26th 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 2019 5th 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: Peter Clark FRPS.EFIAP/p.APSA.EPSA 12th The Ten Stage Digital Work-flow - Carl Wright LRPS Carl will cover a complete work-flow process from start to finish beginning with choosing equipment and developing the right approach in the first place. He will also be discussing the proper way to think about photography, from the initial equipment selection through the composition and capture to then produce the final result. Carl actively invites audience participation so you are invited to ask questions or challenge his comments. This is a premium event and one not to be missed.   www.teach-me-photography.co.uk Entry of images for the PDI Best of Season competition 19th Best of Season Competition: PDI Members submit their three best images from this season’s PDI competition rounds. Guest Judge: Mark Wilbrey 26th Smethwick International Photo Evening The best images from a top international competition presented by WPS member John Holt ARPS.DPAGB.BPE5* April 2019 2nd Personal Identity: Transition from Club to MA in Photography - Brian Swinyard ARPS.DPAGB.EFIAP/b.PPSA.MInstLM MIfL Brian is an 'aspirational photographer’ with special interests in contemporary, creative, travel and portrait photography. If you don't know what an aspirational photographer is then hopefully by the end of the evening you will.      www.brianswinyardphotography.com Entry of titles for Best of Season Prints 9th Best of Season Competition: Prints and Outings Cup Competition Members submit their two best monochrome and two best colour photographs from this season’s Print Competition rounds. Outings Cup: Members may also submit up to two printed photographs and two PDI images taken on any WPS visit, or ‘Outing’, which may be any combination of colour or monochrome images. PDI entries should be submitted by the 5th April and prints submitted on the night. Print entry slips are not required. Judge: Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS.EFAIP.PPSA 16th India and Other Stories - earlier start time at 7.30pm - Leigh Preston FRPS Lee uses a relatively specific approach to what he chooses to make pictures and relies heavily on atmospherics, dramatic lighting and strong story- lines to convey an individual style. This presentation covers travel and photo-journalism in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cuba, USA and Australia plus Georgia and Poland and various bits of Europe. Now semi-professional, much of Lee’s work involves teaching photography and running workshops so come along, see how it’s done and learn from the best! Don’t miss this WPS Premium Event! 23rd Sports Photography - Steve Williams Steve sees himself as a sport and street photographer and this evening he’ll be telling us why photographing sport is something he loves so much. He’ll cover around twenty different sports and tell us his secrets to success, basic techniques and difficulties and gives advice on how to overcome them. www.sjw-sports-photography.mozello.com 30th WPS Themed Competitions - ‘Animals’ and ‘People’ Both themes will be judged tonight and members may submit three prints and three PDI for each theme (twelve images maximum) which may be any mix of colour or monochrome. PDI entries should be submitted by the 26th April and prints submitted on the night. Print entry slips are not required. Please read the entry guidelines for these competitions to ensure both yours and the judges interpretation of what’s allowed is roughly the same! Guest Judge: Howard Bagshaw ARPS.DPAGB May 2019 7th WPS Annual General Meeting Your chance to comment on how WPS is being run and choose the Committee members for the 2018/19 season. 14th WPS Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening Relax, unwind and enjoy a warm and convivial evening with good company and food. TICKET ONLY
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.
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