Help TPS in the Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Challenge 2020

Here’s a short notice opportunity for TPS members to have a photo featured in our entry into the Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Challenge. But hurry, entries must be received by Sunday 9th February!

We’re putting together a five image (PDI) panel on the theme of ‘Monochrome Street Photography’. Please check through your photography back catalogue and pick out your favourite black & white (not tinted) images that match the theme and submit your images via the usual PhotoEntry route.

Normal image size rules apply, but please do not include borders around your images.

Clare and Carole will then be tasked with creating a nice, consistent panel of images, each from a different photographer, to represent TPS in the competition which will be judged in Woking on 10th March.

Here’s the deep link to submit your images (PhotoEntry login required):

Thanks and good luck!

PS Check out the previous years’ winners on the Woking Photographic Society page.

Competition Report – Mono Prints Round 2

Caffe Nero by Seb Springbett
Copyright Seb Springbett

This week we welcomed photography judge Eddie Lord to TPS to review round 2 of our members’ monochrome prints.

The full results are now available on the usual pages (round 2 scores and overall standings). Once again, the quality of your printed images was impressive and it’s great to see so many new members taking part as the competition progresses.

The scores are one thing, but the images are quite another! Here’s a selection of the judge’s favourite images – well done to everyone for taking part. We hope you find some inspiration for your next photo outing.



Next week (6th Feb) we’ve a treat for our TPS members with guest speaker and stand-up comedian Steve Best talking about his twenty years of behind-the-scenes experiences as photographer and funny man on the comedy circuit. Should be fun! And don’t forget – we’ll be in the Baptist Church Hall!

Check out our TPS events programme for details of the many goodies we have coming up later this year.

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 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!

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!