Get Ready for Experts on Demand

On Thursday 7 November we’ll be at Godstone Baptist Church Hall (note to self: don’t go to the wrong place again…) for a special Experts on Demand evening.

While the accreditation of ‘Expert’ may seem a little exaggerated for some of us (note to self: don’t volunteer for expert sessions again…) we’re sure you’ll pick up plenty of helpful tips and tricks to accelerate your path to photographic superstardom. There will be everything from image post-processing to print matting, and film photography to colour workflow management.

Find out more about this special evening and discover what you need to do to prepare on our events listing. Most of our experts will be on hand to help on a first-come-first-served basis while a few others need you to submit PDIs or bring along prints so you can take part.

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.

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.