TPS Competition Results – PDIs Round 1

TPS Competition Results – PDIs Round 1

Our new TPS competition season kicked off in style last night with the first round of our PDI (Projected Digital Images) competition, expertly judged by Paul Graber LRPS.

We had so many entries this year our Competition Secretary elected to restrict all entrants to just one image, but this still left us with 38 Club Class and 18 Advanced Class photos to enjoy.

As our guest judge commented, the quality of the entries was very high, giving him a difficult task of picking out his favourites. If you took part, well done for getting involved. The scores are always interesting, but the most important thing for us all is that we took time to carefully consider each image and, hopefully, learned something new to help improve our own photography skills.

A few of our members got the year off to a flying start with perfect scores of 10 points! Well done to Gary Coomber, Laura Barsi, Peter Beard, Toni Pearson, Marie-Ange Bouchard, Sarah Bedwell and Steve Elms.

The full scores and (very early!) league tables are now available from our Results page.

I’ve collated all the images that scored a magnificent 9 points or more and shared them in the galleries below. Enjoy!

Club Class

Advanced Class


On Thursday 03 October, we’ll be meeting in the Godstone Baptist Church Hall, next to the Shell Service Station. On arrival, take the alleyway to the right-hand side of the main entrance, and enter the hall via the side door. DON’T FORGET: Bring along a few (2 or 3) images on a USB stick for Marcus and John’s Friendly Photo Critique.

Now get out with your camera and take some photos!

Next Month – CameraWorld LIVE in London

TPS Members thinking about buying new camera kit, or just exploring their options, may be interested in taking a trip up to CameraWorld LIVE London next month.

Tickets cost £5 in advance (or £8 on the door) and give full-day access to industry experts, demonstrations and tutorials. Plus, there will be the usual massive range of cameras and accessories from all the major brands, many on sale at below web prices. There will also be some special seminar and workshop sessions during the day, but please note additional payments may apply.

The show takes place at 155 Bishopsgate, near Liverpool Street Station, from 10am-5pm on Saturday 26 October 2019.

If you have unwanted camera gear, take it with you and CameraWorld staff will be on hand to offer you a fair price for their second-hand sale stall.

To find out more and to book your ticket, visit https://www.cameraworldlive.co.uk/.

And, why not be smart and buddy up with other TPS members to make a day of it and put your new kit or skills to the test with some London snaps to round off the day?!

Out & Abouts Announced

We’ve just added two new events to our Out & About page and the dates can also be found on our TPS Calendar of Events.

Here are the topline, need-to-know, fast-fact details:

Saturday 26 October – Limpsfield Wander
An easy stroll around the pretty village of Limpsfield, capturing Autumn colours and village life.

Sunday 17 November – London Illuminated River Project

A twilight excursion to our capital city to capture photos of the magnificent new light installations across some of central London’s famous bridges. Read more about this long-term art installation at Illuminated River.

Full details and arrangements for these O&As will be published in due course, but if you’d like to join any of these trips, please let Dominic know by emailing outings@tpsinfo.org.

And, if you’re looking for inspiration for your next trip out with a camera, check out some of our TPS members photos from our recent trips on our dedicated Out & About Flickr page.

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 secretary@tpsinfo.org.uk. 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:

Heading for Home
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)

COMING SOON

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 🙂