And we’re off! Best Prints Competition Results

First up, big thanks to everyone who joined our TPS Welcome Evening last night. We had a packed house and we hope you’re as excited about the 2019-20 TPS programme of events as we are.

For visitors and prospective new members, please send in your Joining Form as quickly as possible to secure a place (details here). We’re very close to our maximum membership number. Please send your form promptly to Jon Cowdock via And remember to also let him know if you’d like to join his excellent New Member Sessions.

And, er,…speaking of Jon…

Last night, you picked your favourite prints from the 2018-19 season. The voting procedure was designed by Jon, the votes were counted by Jon, and, guess what, Jon won both competitions! Clever Jon!

But seriously, Jon Cowdock LRPS is the very worthy winner of these prestigious club awards, having presented two stunning prints that performed well in their original competitions and were rightly chosen by you as the very best of the best.

Here, for your enjoyment—and inspiration for your next photo outing—are the winning images:

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Winner of 2018-19 Shirley Daniell Shield
(Members’ Favourite Colour Print)
Frozen Stiff
Winner of 2018-19 Ursula Spicer Trophy
(Members’ Favourite Monochrome Print)

(to be fair, those .jpg files don’t really do justice to the outstanding quality of Jon’s finished prints)


Don’t forget, this Saturday 14 September we’ve a very casual stroll around Godstone for our first Out & About. This is a perfect opportunity for you to dust off your camera or smartphone and head out with fellow photographers to find some interesting sights around the village. Full details here.

And next Thursday 19 September, we’ll welcome our first expert speaker of the season, the very talented still life photographer Polina Plotnikova. Full details here.

Happy snapping!

12th Sept Welcome Evening – Final Details

12th Sept Welcome Evening – Final Details

We’re putting the final touches to our plans for our Welcome Evening on 12th September and we’re really looking forward to it.

Our only concern is how we’re going to pack everything in!

We’ve full details of our busy Events Programme to talk through, a preview of some of our favourite digital images from last season, your votes for the best print images, a Faststart Guide and Q&A session for new members, info about three bonus new member events, plus a friendly photo critique by one of our resident experts… And an interval break and lots of biscuits to eat!

As always, we’ll meet in The White Hart Barn in Godstone, right next to the White Hart on Godstone Green Pub. Free parking is available in the car park opposite the pub as well as to the right-hand side of the pub.

TPS members: please bring along your favourite 2018-19 prints (maximum of one colour and one mono). You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Visitors, guests and new members: grab your free ticket from our event page and aim to arrive from 7.45pm. The event starts at 8pm. We’re looking forward to seeing you 🙂

Come along to our TPS Welcome Evening

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our 21st season of TPS fun with photography. Whether you’re an existing member, a seasoned professional, or an absolute beginner, we hope you’ll join us in the White Hart Barn in Godstone 8-10pm on Thursday 12th September for our special Welcome Evening.

We’ll explain how TPS members, new and old, can get the most from the club and run through our packed programme of events for the year ahead. Plus, you’ll get to pick the best print images from last season to find the winners of two coveted TPS Awards. And remember, you don’t need any special equipment or knowledge to get the most from your local camera club, you just need an interest in photography and improving your shots with likeminded enthusiasts.

Membership of TPS costs just £60 for the 2019-2020 season but this first event is completely free to attend.

Tickets are now available, sign up today!

See you on the 12th September!

It’s all kicking off!

Photo: Christopher West, joined 2018

Our 2019-2020 TPS season kicks off on Thursday 12th September 2019 at 8pm in the White Hart Barn in Godstone, Surrey.

Join us to hear about our packed programme for the months ahead and to discover the secrets that help our members take great photos. We’ll also have a gallery of our members’ best photos from last season and you’ll have a chance to vote on your favourites. Plus, there may even be a biscuit or two during the half-time refreshments interval. What’s not to like?!

Tickets can be reserved now free of charge from our Eventbrite page.

If you’d like to find out more about TPS and how to join, we’ve a special page just for you!

TPS New Member Sessions

TPS New Member Sessions

The start of every new season at TPS is dedicated to helping new members deepen their understanding of photography so we can quickly get you taking and showing off some amazing pictures.

This year, in addition to our usual Thursday evening programme, TPS will be hosting a short programme of introductory sessions at the White Hart Barn for new members and beginners. If you’re looking to develop your photography or maybe simply master more of those confusing settings on your camera, this could be the fast-start you need!

There will be three New Member Sessions, all running from 8-10pm:

  • Monday 23rd SeptemberUnderstanding your Camera
    Get to know which camera settings matter most, how to adjust them and what effect they have on your photos
  • Monday 21st OctoberIntroduction to Composition
    Learn how to compose your pictures for greater impact, visual interest and”wow!”
  • Monday 11th NovemberMaking the Most of your Pictures
    An introduction to editing, preparing files for printing, exhibition and competition entry and ways to share images with friends and family

Places at these sessions are strictly limited, with priority going to new members of TPS. The sessions will be free to attend, all part of the package that comes with TPS membership. Existing members will be able to take part if spaces are available. Keep in mind that these will be hands-on sessions, so bring along your camera or phone and get ready to master some powerful new photography techniques!

To register your interest: please email Jon Cowdock via to add your name to the participant list. Don’t worry if you’re not yet a TPS member (here’s how to join) but please note you will need to hold full membership at the time of these special sessions.