A new way to support TPS

As a local community group run entirely by volunteers, we’re always on the hunt for new fundraising ideas.

Earlier this week, the TPS Committee agreed to support the Tandridge Together Lottery, in the hope that some of our members will take part and help us raise much-needed funds for the club.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Visit our TPS Tandridge Lottery page and buy some tickets
  2. Er, that’s it!

TPS will receive 50% of your ticket value, and you could win a top prize of £25,000!*

Tickets cost £1 and give you a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize. The word on the street is that we’ve already had a TPS winner (who is cloaked under the veil of anonymity, probably because they don’t want to have to spend their new fortune buying the post-TPS drinks on Thursday!)

So, go on, have a flutter! You’ll be helping TPS and other local good causes, and you might even win the jackpot 🙂

 

* Good news: you get to keep any prize money, tax-free. Mike, our Treasurer, would love you to donate it to TPS, but you really don’t have to. Good luck!

Set Subject Competition Results

Our annual ‘Set Subjects’ competition, where members are invited to submit photos that match given topics, is always a highlight. This year our set subjects were “Curves” and “Be Creative”, both of which provided ample opportunity for some clever photographic expression. And our wonderful TPS members did not disappoint, with lots of fabulous images on display. In fact, we had so many submissions to the competition we had to limit entries to just two images per set subject for each member.

Our guest judge, David Eastley LRPS, had a tricky task picking out his winners but, after much deliberation, David chose Simon Bedwell’s wonderful “Dune” image as the best ‘Curves’ entry and “Creative Thinking” by Clare Pickett LRPS as the best ‘Be Creative’ image. Well done to you both, your prize cheque is in the post*!

Here are some of the judge’s favourite images from each set subject category. Congratulations once again if your image appears below:

Curves:

Be Creative:

* Not really, but Simon and Clare do win a rather smashing trophy, to be presented at our TPS Dinner!

Date for your Diary!

In previous years we have celebrated the end of the TPS season with a members’ dinner.

And this year is no different!

So here’s an important date for your diary:

More information will follow for members so watch your email inbox for full details. Places at the dinner are limited so please reply quickly to secure your place!

Colour Prints Final Round 2017-18 – The Results Are In!

On Thursday 29th March we hosted the third and final round of our Colour Prints competition for the 2017-18 season. Each TPS member can bring along two photographic prints to each round, with the only constraints being that the image is in colour and conforms to our club’s sizing and mounting standards.

As we’ve come to expect, the quality of the prints shown on the night was very impressive, giving our guest judge a tough task selecting his favourites. Well done to all the TPS’ers who took part; it’s been a real pleasure to see your creativity and photographic skills on display through the course of this year’s competition.

After careful consideration, the judge awarded points to each image and these scores were added to the points collected in previous rounds.

We now have our TPS Colour Prints champions confirmed!

Congratulations go to Barbara Witherington who wins the Margaret Streeton Cup for amassing the most points in the Club Class competition, and to Peter O’Hare who wins the David Moore Cup as the winner of the Advanced Class competition. Bravo!

A selection of the judge’s favourite colour images are below. Special congratulations go to our TPS members who scored perfect 10s for their photos: Gary Coomber, Graham White, Barbara Witherington, Jon Cowdock and Peter O’Hare.

The final round of our Monochrome Prints competition will take place on 10th May 2018. Time to get snapping!

 

CLUB CLASS:

 

ADVANCED CLASS:

PDIs Final Round 2017-18 – The Results!

Well done to everyone who took part in our PDI (Projected Digital Images) competition for 2017-18. Last night, our guest judge, Paul Graber, reviewed the final round of the competition and picked out his favourite images of the night. Once again, there were plenty of entries and some cracking images, including some excellent 10-pointers! Well done to the TPS members whose images scored top marks: Peter Beard, Allister Frost (that’s me, awkward…), Roger Matthews, Neil O’Brien, Carole Mills, Clare Pickett and Brian Smith.

And, as this is round three, well-deserved congratulations are due to everyone who managed to enter all three rounds of the competition. It takes a lot of focus and perseverance to stay the course, so bravo to the 33 TPS members who achieved this distinction. Give yourselves a pat on the back, and now go for a lie down 🙂

And so, after three exhausting rounds, we have our PDI winners for 2017-18. The John Fox Trophy for Club Class PDIs will go to Malcolm Field, and the Philips Cup for Advanced Class PDIs will go to Sarah Bedwell LRPS. Big congratulations to you both!

You can see the final score tables here.

But, more importantly than the scores, here are a few of the judge’s favourite images from the night to help inspire your next photographic adventure. Enjoy!

Club Class:

Advanced Class: