New Speaker: 22 November

On Thursday 22 November we’re making a change to our previously scheduled programme to hear from a new guest speaker, Adrian Davies.

Mould on Satsuma in visible and ultraviolet light

Mould on Satsuma in visible and ultraviolet light © Adrian Davies

Adrian is an author, wildlife and natural history photographer, and highly experienced speaker. He was one of the first people in the UK to use a digital camera (over 20 years ago, the mighty Kodak DCS100!) and has been an advocate of digital imaging ever since. Adrian runs workshops for organisations including Nikon (but, if you shoot with another brand, please don’t hold that against him ;-), the British Institute of Professional Photographers, the Royal Photographic Society, the Field Studies Council and the Royal Horticultural Society. He co-wrote one of the first books about digital imaging (Electronic Imaging for Photographers, 1994) a title which ran to 4 editions and has since written several other books and dozens of magazines articles.

Adrian’s talk will be entitled “Colour in Nature – Visible and Invisible.”

Check out Adrian’s website at and we’ll look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Competition Report: Mono Prints Rounds 1

We kicked off our 2018-19 Monochrome Prints Competition in style on 15th November with guest judge Ken Scott ARPS explaining how monochrome images offer photographers wonderful opportunities to simplify their subject and focus the viewer’s attention where needed. And our TPS members’ images didn’t disappoint!

Ken praised the quality of images, particularly in the Club Class and, as always, had the challenging task of picking out his favourite prints of the night.

There were five perfect scorers and well-deserved congratulations go to Andrea Watson, Graham White, Simon Henderson, Peter O’Hare and Simon Bedwell.

The full scores are available here.

We’ve compiled the top scoring images in the galleries below for your enjoyment and, we hope, inspiration! Round 2 of our monochrome competition will be on 31st January 2019 so we’ve all plenty of time to shoot and print some magical images.

Well done to everyone who took part and we hope you took away some fresh ideas for your next photographic outing.

Now, please enjoy some truly stunning photos: