Mono Prints Round 2 – The Results

Our rescheduled Mono Prints Round 2 competition went ahead without a hitch yesterday and we enjoyed seeing some fabulous photography from our talented TPS members.

Our judge, Raymond Bridges, pored over the entries and, as usual, picked out his favourites. We hope everyone enjoyed his commentary and helpful advice on how to tweak or improve our images for future competitions.

The scores are now published in full on our Competition Results pages, where you’ll also find the updated league tables for both Club and Advanced competitions.

Well done to everyone who took part. Now, sit back, and enjoy some of the judge’s favourite images from the night.



Our next competition night will be on 14th March when we’ll host the third and final round of our PDI competition. For members, the entry deadline via PhotoEntry will be Sunday 10th March 2019 – don’t forget!

TPS Natural History Competition

The scores from our 2018-19 Natural History competition are now available here on our website and some of the highest scoring images can be viewed in our gallery.

Well done to everyone who took part; we enjoyed seeing some stunning images. Our judge, Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP, had a busy night reviewing both PDIs and Prints, and the winning photographers and their images were:

PDI Winner: Barbara Witherington

Print Winner: Geoff Spriegel

Lovely work by some very talented TPS members! Isn’t the natural world incredible:-)

Our next internal competition will be Round 1 of the Monochrome Prints on 15th November and will be judged by Ken Scott ARPS. The deadline for PrintEntry submissions is Sunday 11th November. Don’t be late!

The Scores Are In – PDI Competition Round 1

A big WELL DONE to our 44 TPS members who took part in Round 1 of our PDI (Projected Digital Images) Competition on 28th September. Our guest judge, Tim Morland ARPS, had a huge task reviewing and scoring all the entries and we’re very grateful for his expert analysis and advice.

As we’ve come to expect at TPS, the standard of images was very good and seven images were selected by Tim for the magical 10/10 treatment! A well-deserved mention for perfect scores goes out to Anthea Hearne-Dudman, Roger Matthews, Seb Springbett, Barbara Witherington, Sarah Bedwell, Colvin Hazzard and John Nathan.

Full scores tables are available here.

But, as always, the most important thing on a competition night is that we enjoyed seeing a huge diversity of photographic styles and techniques and picked up some helpful tips and advice from our guest judge.

Our next competition night is just around the corner on 11th October, when we’ll be reviewing Round 1 of Colour Prints. For members, the deadline for PhotoEntry submissions is SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER and, remember, you must bring your mounted prints to the White Hart Barn by 7.45pm on the competition night.

Next week we’ll meet in the hall behind the Godstone Baptist Church, right next to the Shell Service Station, with our guest speaker Drew Gibson sharing expert advice for Formula 1 and motorsport Photography.

And finally, in time-honoured fashion, here’s a selection of the judge’s favourite PDI Round 1 images, each of which scored 9 or more points. Well done to everyone!

Club Class

Advanced Class

TPS AGM and our Best Prints Of The Year

Thanks to all our members who joined our TPS AGM last night. It was great to listen to our Chairman’s Report and hear how well the club is doing. Most importantly, thank you to all our members for the important role you play in making TPS a great place to learn how to take fabulous photos.

As is the TPS way, we also invited members to bring along some of their favourite prints from the last season and we each got to vote on which prints we liked the most. There were some stunning images on display, and the winners were voted as follows:

Best Colour Print

Winner – Best Colour Print of the Year 2017-18

1st Jon Cowdock LRPS – Thames Barge Edith May
2nd Peter O’Hare
3rd David Hurkett

Best Monochrome Print

Winner – Best Monochrome Print of the Year 2017-18

1st Barbara Witherington – Hide and Seek
2nd Mike Barker
3rd Gary Coomber

TPS Members also voted for their winner of the Graham Phillips Trophy to be awarded to the person who has made the most valuable contribution to the club throughout the year. The winner will be announced at our Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday 31st May.

Thanks again to everyone who brought along their prints and contributed to another successful AGM. We’re in great shape for another fabulous TPS season, and it all kicks off again in September!

It’s TPS AGM Day (and your final chance to win!)

The TPS AGM (Annual General Meeting) will take place this evening at the White Hart Barn in Godstone, starting at 8pm. The AGM is an opportunity for every member to hear how the club has developed in the last 12 months and what the outlook is for the year ahead. We also get to appoint the new committee for the 2018-19 season and discuss any ideas that members have to help our club continue to thrive in the year ahead.

Importantly, the AGM evening also plays host to our “Best Print of the Year” competitions with two final prizes up for grabs: the Ursula Spicer Trophy for the best monochrome print and the Shirley Daniell Shield for the best colour print.

To take part, TPS members should bring along up to 3 of their favourite prints for each competition. These prints must have been entered into a club competition during the 2017-18 season. So, you can bring along up to 6 prints in total, comprising a maximum of 3 mono prints and 3 colour prints. Got it?!

And the best bit? There’s no guest judge tonight, just our lovely TPS members who each get to vote on their favourite prints. So everyone’s in with a chance!

We’d also love to hold on to some of your personal favourite prints to show at fetes and fairs over the summer recess. TPS will have a stand at the Warlingham Fair (16 June), the Tandridge Village Fete (14 July) and the Godstone Fete (27 August). Your prints will be displayed on our stand for visitors to enjoy. Please hand any prints you’d like to have displayed to a member of the Committee at tonight’s AGM.

And, don’t forget, if you’d like to help out at one of the summer events please let a Committee member know. Go on, it’s fun! You get to enjoy the fete and only have to help out for as long as you can spare.

As one final blast of inspiration, here are last year’s winners of the best prints of the year. Will your print be a winner tonight?

Ursula Spicer Trophy – Surf’s Up by Allister Frost

Shirley Daniell Shield – Frosty Morning by Brian Smith LRPS