Colour Prints Competition Round 1

On Thursday 12th October we hosted Round 1 of our 2017-18 Colour Prints Competition. The hall was packed (we even ran out of chairs!) and we were delighted to see so many TPS members taking part in the competition. Many of our new members got into the game too, bravely mastering the tricky tasks of printing and mounting their photos to competition standards.

The quality of prints on display was superb and our guest judge, Rob Bonfield, really had his work cut out reviewing so many images and picking his favourites.

Congratulations to all our members for sharing their fabulous prints. You really are a talented bunch!

Here’s a selection of some of the judge’s favourite prints from the Club Class:

 

And, finally, here are some of the judge’s favourites from the Advanced Class:

The full scores can be downloaded from here on our website.

Well done everyone! Coming up this week (19th Oct) we have a guest speaker, Andy Skillen, with his illustrated talk ‘Walking with Bears’.

And our next competition will be Natural History (prints & PDIs) on 26th Oct. Time to get snapping!

Suppliers of Mounting Boards and Accessories

For everyone who attended yesterday’s TPS Meeting where John Howard shared tips on how best to mount photos for competitions, here’s his list of suppliers used by some of our members. There are several local shops where you can buy a wide variety of boards, tapes and tools, and some of the online companies also provide fast delivery.

Don’t forget: If you wish to enter Round 1 of our Colour Prints Competition which will take place on Thursday 12th October, .jpg files of your print images — sized to the same specifications as for our PDI competitions — must be sent to our Internal Competitions Secretary via comps@tpsinfo.org.uk by midnight on Monday 9th October. Each member can submit up to two .jpgs, and you should then bring your prints along by 7.45pm latest on the competition night.

Good luck to everyone. Remember: you’ve got to be in it to win it! And even if you don’t win, you’re only allowed to moan about the scores if you’ve taken part 😉

Competition Results – PDIs Round 1

We saw some wonderful images last night at our TPS PDI Competition (Round 1). There was a rich variety and it was especially exciting to see so many entries from our new members. Well done to everyone who took part!

Whether you agreed or disagreed with the judge is not important, what really matters is that you hopefully got some inspiration for your next photographic adventure and picked up a few tips on how do even better next time.

We’ll be featuring some of the photos on our Instagram and Facebook pages in future, but for now, here’s a reminder of the seven amazing pictures which all scored a perfect ’10’ from our guest judge Graham Johnston ARPS DPAGB. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in some of these:

CLUB (John Fox Trophy)

ADVANCED (Philips Cup)

Brilliant work TPS’ers! Our next competition is Colour Prints Round 1 on 12th October, which means that correctly formatted .jpg files of your entries need to be with Brian, our Internal Competition Secretary, by midnight on Monday 9th October.

You’d better get out shooting!

All You Ever Wanted To Know About TPS Competitions

John Howard’s presentation about TPS Competitions from our 7th September 2017 Open Evening is now available to view here:

 

And don’t forget, if you have any questions or comments, simply get in touch with any of the committee members.

Brian, our Internal Competition Secretary, looks forward to receiving your PDIs for Round 1 by midnight on Monday 18th September. Have fun and good luck!

 

 

Roger’s Waverley Trip

Ahoy! If you were at this evening’s Open Evening, you’ll have heard from our TPS Vice Chair, Roger Matthews, about the forthcoming trip on The Waverley Paddle Steamer. If you’re interested in joining Roger and other TPS’ers on this “Totally Unofficial Out And About” trip, the date is 6th October 2017 and full details can be found online at www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk. Sounds like there could be some interesting photo opportunities, not least being on board as the Waverley cruises under an open Tower Bridge. But there’s also a bar and restaurant on board, so there’ll be plenty of stuff to do!

If you’re interested, please book your own tickets for the 6th October sailing and make arrangements to meet Roger and the gang on the day. You can email Roger via this link.