New Season programme just published

Our season of meetings starting in September is now available online – click here. It hopefully contains something to please and excite everyone – the usual competitions, plus speakers on a variety of photographic subjects, some technical, some travel, and a number of member-only evenings where we entertain ourselves. Enjoy! If you aren’t yet a member of TPS, then come along to our first evening to learn what we do, and meet our friendly group – its free to attend.

Exciting news for Nik fans

Exciting news for Nik fans

We’ve good news for TPSers who like to dabble with a bit of photo editing.

The popular Nik Collection of photo editing plug-ins which was bought by DxO from Google in 2017 has been updated and the new version is now available to download. And, if you’d like to buy it, we’ve a special launch discount link below for you. Continue reading

The TPS Summer Schedule

The TPS Summer Schedule

The 2017-18 Season is now closed and we wish all our TPS members a very happy, relaxing, sun-filled summer. TPS re-opens its doors in September when we look forward to welcoming lots of new and returning members. Full details of the new season programme will be published here when finalised.

In the meantime, we have a few weekly opportunities for existing members to get together over the summer months. These evenings are 100% informal, there’s no agenda or PowerPoint, and members, partners, family and friends are all welcome to attend. Oh, and they always take place in a pub!

Details of all our summer activities can be found here.

So, pop those dates in your diary and we’ll look forward to seeing you when you can join us. Bottoms up!

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