Last chance to join one of our TPS 2018 Challenges

We’re almost halfway through January already, and it’ll soon be Christmas ūüėČ

So, what are you waiting for? If you’ve not yet joined one of our TPS 2018 Challenges, there’s still time to get in on the act.

As a reminder, we’ve three, yes three, Flickr groups this year, each with a different level of intensity:

If you’d like to share one photo each day (it’s really not as difficult as it sounds!), you can join TPS365.


Or, to share one photo each week (ideally by Sunday of each week), you can join TPS52.


And finally, if you prefer life in the slow lane, you can share one photo each month in TPS12.


You can join as many groups as you like.¬†For joining instructions, see my previous post here, but I’ve now simplified things in the groups so joining should be no more difficult than signing in to Flickr (create an account first if you’ve not used it before), then locating the group you’d like to join and clicking ‘Join Group’. We recommend you do this on a computer/laptop, rather than through the Flickr app which may lack some of the features needed to join these groups. Any issues, contact one of the group admins or ask for help at one of our Thursday meetings.

And don’t worry if you’ve missed a few days or even weeks or maybe even months by the time you read this. Thankfully there are no bitter and twisted judges inside TPS12/52/365, only lovely friendly TPS members sharing their photos.

Have fun!

How to join our TPS 2018 Challenges

Here’s a reminder of how you can take part in one (or more!) of our TPS 2018 Challenges.

We’ve created three groups on Flickr, the photo sharing website, and all TPS members are welcome to join any (or all) of these groups.

If you don’t already have a Yahoo! account or an account on Flickr, that’s the first thing to do. Head to¬† and click Sign Up. If you already have an account, simply Sign In.

Now, choose your group(s)! Each group has its own set of rules, so please read these carefully on the Group Page.

If you’re extra keen and would like to post one photo each day, TPS 365 is perfect for you. Go to¬† Read the group rules then click Join Group (in the banner at the top) to request access.¬†Any problems, email your Group Admin via this link:¬†Dominic.

If you’d prefer a more leisurely pace, you can post one photo each week to TPS 52. Go to¬† agree to the rules and press the Join Group button (in the banner at the top) to request access.¬†Any problems, email your Group Admin via this link:¬†Marie-Ange.

And finally, if daily or weekly sounds a bit too frenetic for you, you could take on our easiest challenge and post just one photo each month to TPS 12. Go to agree to the rules and press the Join Group button (in the banner at the top) to request access. Any problems, email your Group Admin via this link: Steve Elms.

Now, simply remember to take lots of photos and post your chosen image each day/week/month to your group(s).

Most importantly, remember to review your fellow group members’ photos and share your comments. It’s not a competition, just a friendly way to help us all take more, and hopefully better, photos in 2018.

Enjoy, and good luck to everyone!


PS One final photo sharing opportunity for you. We also have an ongoing Flickr Group for our ‘Out and About’ trips. You can join in at¬†

Ahoy TPS’ers! Don’t forget, this Thursday 14th December is our festive quiz night at the White Hart Barn. For first-timers, it’s a fun evening with drinks and nibbles and a light-hearted quiz. This year’s celebrity hosts are Simon and Sarah Bedwell. We kick-off, as always, at 8pm. May the best team (or the one that cheats the most) win!

PDI Competition Round 2 – The results!

We enjoyed another fabulously photographic night last week as we went through Round 2 of our annual PDI (Projected Digital Images) Competition. And, once again, the quality of entries was very high.

In the Club competition, our judge reviewed 47 images, with five scoring a perfect 10/10. A special mention goes out to Gary Coomber, Malcolm Field, Allister Frost, Alan Tarrant and Barbara Witherington for hitting top marks.

In the Advanced group, there were 30 entries, with three being awarded top marks, with a special mention due to Sarah Bedwell, Simon Bedwell and Marcus Scott-Taggart.

Most importantly, well done to everyone who took part and we hope you learned a few new tricks to improve your photographic eye and technique.

Here, in time-honoured fashion, is a selection of the judge’s favourite images from the night. Enjoy!



For the full scores, visit this page.

Friendly Photo Critique For All on 2nd November

On Thursday 2nd November 2017 we’ll be back in the hall behind the Godstone Baptist Church from 8pm for a special, practical, and interactive evening hosted by Marcus Scott-Taggart,¬†one of our resident photographic judges.

TPS members are invited to bring along some sample photos on a stick, preferably a USB stick, not a wooden stick. See guidance below:

Marcus and your fellow TPS members will then offer constructive advice on how you might improve the images to meet, or even exceed, competition standards!

This is a great way to learn more about the judge’s craft and discover how you can boost your competition scores.

So, two things to remember: (1) we’re in the Baptist Church Hall from 8pm and (2) bring a few images along on a USB stick to get expert advice from Marcus and your fellow TPS members.