How to Spend Ten Minutes

There’s a lot you can do in ten minutes. Make a cuppa, paint your toenails, stare vacantly into space pondering the futility of the human existence…

But we think we’ve found a better use of ten minutes. Yes, it’s the long-awaited return of TPS Ten Minute talks!

This Thursday 28th February we’ll be hearing from no fewer than eight (yes, eight!) talented TPS members as they take to the stage and share their unique reflections on photography. And each speaker has just ten minutes to say their piece. It’ll be fast and furious but, hopefully, not too furious.

We’ll even have time for a tea break and some of those famous TPS biscuits. What’s not to like?

Master of Ceremonies will be Dominic, who has very kindly organised this year’s ten minute talk event.

Be there, 8pm kick-off, in the White Hart Barn in Godstone. TPS members get in free, guests and visitors pay just £5 on the door.

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!

World-class guest speakers at TPS

We’ve some stellar speakers lined up to join us at TPS events in the coming weeks.

Underwater Flower Series
by Colleen Slater

On 4th April, we’ll meet in the Godstone Baptist Church Hall and be joined by Colleen Slater, a creative, macro photography specialist. Colleen has a keen interest in the fascinating, smaller things in life, like beetles, butterflies, ladybirds and flowers. Her evocative, atmospheric and intimate images focus on the ordinary, often unnoticed things, in the everyday world. Colleen’s work was recently featured in Amateur Photographer’s Macro Special Edition and she will share expert advice for creating perfect close-up photos.

Image from the Sirens series
by Rachel Talibart

One week later, on 11th April, we will welcome Rachel Talibart to our regular meeting place in the White Hart Barn in Godstone. Awarded 2018 Black & White Photographer of the Year, Rachel is described by Outdoor Photography magazine as “One of the Best Landscape Photographers working in Britain today.” Her photography reflects a passion for capturing breath-taking moments from empty shores, often in adverse weather that would have many running for shelter. Rachel’s celebrated ‘Sirens’ portfolio has been published as a fine art photography book and she will be talking about her approach to photography and offering tips for capturing that perfect moment.

Circus in the Studio Shoot
by Gavin Hoey

And professional photographer Gavin Hoey will our guest at the White Hart Barn on 16th May. Gavin’s speciality is portraiture and photographic lighting. He runs “Camera Alchemy” workshops for the Royal Photographic Society and will be sharing simple techniques for perfect lighting.

Remember, entry is free for TPS members. Non-members and guests can attend at a cost of £5 per person.

There’s always lots to look forward to at TPS and excited to have so many opportunities to improve our photography with these expert speakers. Make a note in your diary and see you there!

Mono Print Competitions

The second round of our Mono Print competitions has now been rescheduled to take place on February 21st. The competition will be re-opened on the PhotoEntry system to enable members to change or add their submissions.

Sadly, this means that for this season the Alec Braid panel competitions will not now take place.