Join the TPS Waiting List

Join the TPS Waiting List

TPS is now at full capacity for membership, so we are maintaining a Waiting List for people who would like to join.

If you have a place on the waiting list, we’ll contact you as soon as a space becomes available. And, to keep things fair and simple, spaces are awarded to new members on a first-come-first-served basis, so the sooner you join the waiting list, the sooner we can get you in. It’s like queuing to get into a popular night club, but without all booming music and embarrassing jigging about at the end of the wait.

To secure your spot on the membership waiting list, please email our Club Secretary Jon Cowdock and he’ll allocate your place.

We love welcoming in as many new members as possible but cap our membership number to help maintain the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that makes TPS so special.

Thanks for your understanding and we hope we’ll be able to welcome you into our club very soon.

TPS Competition Results – Colour Prints Round 1

TPS Competition Results – Colour Prints Round 1

Well done to everyone who took part in Round 1 of our 2019-20 TPS Colour Prints Competition last night. We received so many entries we had to limit Advanced Class members to just one print each so we were still able to review all of our Club Class prints. Yes, all 49 of them!

There were some superb prints on display, with the favourites being selected by our guest judge, Sheena Rogers.

As always I’ve shared all the images that were awarded 9 or more marks in the galleries below, but a special well done is first due to our 10-point superstars:

Clever clogs 10-point superstars!
Jan Yardley, Malcolm Field, Dominic Murtagh, Jeff Vianna, Marie-Ange Bouchard, John Nathan, and Clare Pickett

The full scoresheet is available here.

CLUB

ADVANCED

Well done to everyone! We hope you picked up some tips and ideas for your next competition entries.


Next week we’ll be welcoming some very photogenic reptiles for a special TPS photoshoot. Full details are in our Events Programme. So, dust off your camera, charge up your batteries and look forward to creating some animal magic!

TPS Competition Results – PDIs Round 1

TPS Competition Results – PDIs Round 1

Our new TPS competition season kicked off in style last night with the first round of our PDI (Projected Digital Images) competition, expertly judged by Paul Graber LRPS.

We had so many entries this year our Competition Secretary elected to restrict all entrants to just one image, but this still left us with 38 Club Class and 18 Advanced Class photos to enjoy.

As our guest judge commented, the quality of the entries was very high, giving him a difficult task of picking out his favourites. If you took part, well done for getting involved. The scores are always interesting, but the most important thing for us all is that we took time to carefully consider each image and, hopefully, learned something new to help improve our own photography skills.

A few of our members got the year off to a flying start with perfect scores of 10 points! Well done to Gary Coomber, Laura Barsi, Peter Beard, Toni Pearson, Marie-Ange Bouchard, Sarah Bedwell and Steve Elms.

The full scores and (very early!) league tables are now available from our Results page.

I’ve collated all the images that scored a magnificent 9 points or more and shared them in the galleries below. Enjoy!

Club Class

Advanced Class


On Thursday 03 October, we’ll be meeting in the Godstone Baptist Church Hall, next to the Shell Service Station. On arrival, take the alleyway to the right-hand side of the main entrance, and enter the hall via the side door. DON’T FORGET: Bring along a few (2 or 3) images on a USB stick for Marcus and John’s Friendly Photo Critique.

Now get out with your camera and take some photos!

Next Month – CameraWorld LIVE in London

TPS Members thinking about buying new camera kit, or just exploring their options, may be interested in taking a trip up to CameraWorld LIVE London next month.

Tickets cost £5 in advance (or £8 on the door) and give full-day access to industry experts, demonstrations and tutorials. Plus, there will be the usual massive range of cameras and accessories from all the major brands, many on sale at below web prices. There will also be some special seminar and workshop sessions during the day, but please note additional payments may apply.

The show takes place at 155 Bishopsgate, near Liverpool Street Station, from 10am-5pm on Saturday 26 October 2019.

If you have unwanted camera gear, take it with you and CameraWorld staff will be on hand to offer you a fair price for their second-hand sale stall.

To find out more and to book your ticket, visit https://www.cameraworldlive.co.uk/.

And, why not be smart and buddy up with other TPS members to make a day of it and put your new kit or skills to the test with some London snaps to round off the day?!

Out & Abouts Announced

We’ve just added two new events to our Out & About page and the dates can also be found on our TPS Calendar of Events.

Here are the topline, need-to-know, fast-fact details:

Saturday 26 October – Limpsfield Wander
An easy stroll around the pretty village of Limpsfield, capturing Autumn colours and village life.

Sunday 17 November – London Illuminated River Project

A twilight excursion to our capital city to capture photos of the magnificent new light installations across some of central London’s famous bridges. Read more about this long-term art installation at Illuminated River.

Full details and arrangements for these O&As will be published in due course, but if you’d like to join any of these trips, please let Dominic know by emailing outings@tpsinfo.org.

And, if you’re looking for inspiration for your next trip out with a camera, check out some of our TPS members photos from our recent trips on our dedicated Out & About Flickr page.