Natural History Competition

Once again, we have been blown away by the quality (and volume!) of images submitting into our TPS Natural History Competition!

Our judge, Steve Kingswell ARPS AFIAP, selected his favourite images and congratulations go out to:

PRINTS WINNER: Geoff Spriegel:


PDI WINNER: Geoff Spriegel:

PDI RUNNER-UP: Peter Veale:

All photo entries that scored 9 points or higher are now available to view in the shiny new Photo Galleries section of our website. Check them out, as well as the some of the highest scoring images from previous years.

And, the full scores are also now available from the results page.

Well done to everyone who took part. Your photos are truly inspiring!

TPS in the Community

TPS member, Jane Gautrey, has been helping inspire the children at the school where she works to have fun with photography.

Working with local photographer Kate York, Jane created the St Mary’s School Photography Competition. She then invited children at the school aged 8-11 years—and school staff members—to use some of their long summer holiday break to take photos across three categories: “Nature”, “Colour” and “Happy”.

This month, fellow TPS members Marcust Scott-Taggart and Allister Frost joined another local photographer to judge the entries. The quality and diversity of the images were really high and the children enjoyed this new challenge to get out flexing their creative minds to photograph the world around them. Jane even hosted a photography exhibition during the parents’ evenings to show off the children’s creativity behind the camera.

Photo Exhibition at St Mary’s School in Oxted

Both Marcus and Allister commented that seeing things through a child’s lens often presents a joyful new perspective of the world, bringing back memories of our own playful, care-free school years.

We’ve posted a few of the children’s winning images below. Please enjoy and get in touch if you think you could promote a similar initiative in your local community. It’s exciting helping the next generation discover a passion for the wonderful world of photography.

Join the TPS Waiting List

Join the TPS Waiting List

TPS is now at full capacity for membership, so we are maintaining a Waiting List for people who would like to join.

If you have a place on the waiting list, we’ll contact you as soon as a space becomes available. And, to keep things fair and simple, spaces are awarded to new members on a first-come-first-served basis, so the sooner you join the waiting list, the sooner we can get you in. It’s like queuing to get into a popular night club, but without all booming music and embarrassing jigging about at the end of the wait.

To secure your spot on the membership waiting list, please email our Club Secretary Jon Cowdock and he’ll allocate your place.

We love welcoming in as many new members as possible but cap our membership number to help maintain the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that makes TPS so special.

Thanks for your understanding and we hope we’ll be able to welcome you into our club very soon.

TPS Competition Results – Colour Prints Round 1

TPS Competition Results – Colour Prints Round 1

Well done to everyone who took part in Round 1 of our 2019-20 TPS Colour Prints Competition last night. We received so many entries we had to limit Advanced Class members to just one print each so we were still able to review all of our Club Class prints. Yes, all 49 of them!

There were some superb prints on display, with the favourites being selected by our guest judge, Sheena Rogers.

As always I’ve shared all the images that were awarded 9 or more marks in the galleries below, but a special well done is first due to our 10-point superstars:

Clever clogs 10-point superstars!
Jan Yardley, Malcolm Field, Dominic Murtagh, Jeff Vianna, Marie-Ange Bouchard, John Nathan, and Clare Pickett

The full scoresheet is available here.



Well done to everyone! We hope you picked up some tips and ideas for your next competition entries.

Next week we’ll be welcoming some very photogenic reptiles for a special TPS photoshoot. Full details are in our Events Programme. So, dust off your camera, charge up your batteries and look forward to creating some animal magic!