Copyright © Wolverhampton Photographic Society 2017
Supported by the National Lottery
No image or design on this site may be copied or used in printed or digital form without permission and all photographs remain the property and copyright of the original photographer.
Programme of Events 2016 - 2017
September 2016 6th New Season Opening Night Social evening and WPS ‘Road Show’ 13th History of Photography in the RAF - Lee Goddard Covers a general history, the DSoP’s (Defence School of Photography) training methods and the type of equipment used up to the present day. Lee will also explain the current roles of photographers in all three services which can cover parades, graduations, portraits or documenting specific events - even photographing the Prime Minister. 20th Picture Mixture - David Lowe ARPS.DPAGB David will be showing us a wide range of photographs - pictorial, landscapes, travel, sport and more. David has travelled extensively with his work, taking his camera as his companion. In recent years he has moved away from regular ‘club type pictures’ to images he feels stretches his imagination and, hopefully, that of the viewer. He will welcome questions during his presentation and will be giving details of his locations and organisations he has found helpful in his photography.     www.davidlowepics.com Entry of images for PDI Round 1 27th Competition Evening - PDI Round 1 The first round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Mr Peter Clark FRPS.EFIAP/p.APSA.EPSA October 2016 4th Ink Express - Wolverhampton A practical demonstration showcasing their inks and papers. Ink Express is a small company who specialise in continuous ink systems, refillable cartridges and bulk ink supplies which can save up to 90% on printer running costs. They will be bringing a couple of printers for a live demonstration and will explain the services they provide, including the supply of photographic paper, inks (of course), printer repairs and media such as CD and DVD. They will also be giving advice on getting the best from your printer.  http://www.inkexpress.co.uk 11th Four Feet from the Mountain - Jon & Sue Baker MFIAP.EFIAP/p & AFIAP.BPE3 We will be seeing a range of images from locations in England, Wales and Scotland as well as from the French Alps and Iceland. They say their aim in photography is to get it right at in-camera so their work has very little processing carried out on the computer. When working with others, they try to get people to concentrate on getting the exposure and composition correct at the time of capture. Jon and Sue are highly regarded at Wrekin Arts so this presentation should be worth seeing. www.thewrekingallery.com Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 1 18th Competition Evening - Print Round 1 The first round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Ms Heather Woodhams LBPPA 25th WPS versus Stourbridge PS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS. Check out our competitors at:    www.stourbridgeps.co.uk Guest Judge: Mr David McGuire November 2016 1st Digital Tutorial & Presentation Evening Featuring Photoshop and Topaz Labs software - Clive Haynes FRPS The processes and methods a photographer uses to take an image from the camera to its final form is known as a ‘work-flow’ and Clive will be showing us his preferred work-flows to produce images which have his personal look … including how to make 3D images using any camera! He will discuss, as well as show us, the use of plug-ins, particularly those supplied by Topaz Labs, which can make dramatic improvements to your final images. This is a great opportunity to learn more and discover new techniques so it promises to be an informative, educational and entertaining evening. 8th WPS In-House Critique Evening and ‘Wolverhampton Young Photographer’ Selection of Projected Images Submit your photographs for constructive critique and choose the final entries for our new competition. Your photos do not need to be mounted as this is an informal evening of gentle critique and encouragement. 15th Going for Distinctions - David Keith Jones FRPS.DPAGB.EFIAP Practical and up-to-date advice on applying for photographic distinctions: CAPGB, DPAGB, AFIAP, EFIAP, LRPS and ARPS. He will show us examples of successful printed and PDI images as well as award-winning AFIAP photographs. You’ll also have the opportunity to test your own judging skills against actual results. Please bring a notepad and pencil          www.davidkeithjones.co.uk 22nd Photography - My Passion - Bob Underhill APAGB.AIPF We will see a range of male and female portraits captured using available light and in a street setting. Bob will also be showing images taken in Belfast and, as one of Bob’s specialisms is GROT, there will undoubtedly be a section of those types of image as well. Bob is also a Permajet  Ambassador so all his printed photographs will be using their papers.       www.smethwickphotographic.co.uk/smethwick-gallery-b-underhill/index.html 29th WPS Five-a-Side PDI Competition We divide into teams for a friendly battle of projected images. May the best team win and no fighting please! Guest Judge: Mr Howard Bagshaw ARPS.MPAGB Entry of images for PDI Round 2 December 2016 6th Competition Evening - PDI Round 2 The second round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Mr John Hartshorne LRPS.DPAGB.BPE2* 12th Wolverhampton Young Photographer Final Competition results and presentations. Judge: Mr Mark Wilbrey 13th WPS Christmas Party Good company and food - great fun  TICKET ONLY January 2017 3rd In-house Tutorial Evening An evening of tutorials, tips and tricks from fellow WPS members. Making Use of Google Nik Filters plus Photoshop Q&A - Joe Brennan Please email your Photoshop questions to Joe as soon as possible so he is aware of your particular interests. Mounting your Photographs for Print Competitions - Dave Kingston Dave will explain what’s involved, the equipment you need and how to use it. Expedition to Iceland - Rob Cowell & Tony Leech Having spent seventeen days in the wilderness they will go through their planning, the equipment they took (and what actually got used), clothing, weather (and how they coped with it) and their successes and failures. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 2 10th Competition Evening - Prints Round 2 The second round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Mr Tony Winfield 17th Something Old, Something New - David McGuire David is an old friend of WPS and a superb photographer. He will be showing us a wide range of photographs taken over a period of twenty-five years with his older photographs, of course, produced in a darkroom using paper and chemicals. His range is broad and there will be examples covering landscape, travel, portraiture, abstract and sport. He is also well known for his still-life photography. 24th WPS Practical Evening: Taking Portraits - Mark Wilbrey Mark is an established and skilled photographer specialising in professional commissions for commercial companies and high-end product photography. During this evening he will be demonstrating photographic portraiture using practical demonstrations and hands-on. He will have a model and lighting set-ups available which you can try. Don’t forget your camera! 31st People and Places - Colin Trow-Poole FRPS.FIPF.MPAGB Colin’s interest in photography spans more than forty years and covers a number of genres. His affection for the simple distillation of images, particularly those having a strong narrative, is one that remains constant irrespective the the photos he captures. His subjects tell a strong story and through light, composition and tonal control he creates images which are both thought provoking and evocative. There will be a combination landscapes, infra-red, digital bromoil, abstracts and portraits. February 2017 7th Rugeley & Armitage CC Road Show An great evening presented by members of RACC. www.rugeleyandarmitagecameraclub.com Entry of images for PDI Round 3 14th Competition Evening - PDI Round 3 The third round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Tonight we discover who are the overall PDI winners in the Novice and Advanced categories. Guest Judge: Mr David McGuire 21st WPS Members’ Presentation Evening Fifteen minute presentations from six or seven WPS members. 28th The Annual MCPF Portfolio An evening of photographs together with a recorded commentary by Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF) judges. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 3 March 2017 7th Competition Evening - Prints Round 3 The third and final round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Tonight we discover who are the overall winners in this competition. Guest Judge: Mr Dave Tucker DPAGB.AFIAP.CPAGB.BPE2 14th Member’s AV ‘Photo Harmony’ Evening AV presentations with judging and voting by members. Entry of images for the PDI Best of Season competition 21st Best of Season Competition: PDI Members may submit their three best images from this season’s PDI competition rounds. Guest Judge: Mr Mark Wilbrey 28th Smethwick International Photo Evening The best images from a top international competition presented by WPS member John Holt ARPS.DPAGB.BPE4* April 2017 4th British Natural History - Ian Andrews ARPS A nationally recognised wildlife photographer, Ian will be showing images of British Wildlife in all its forms. He is a past winner of the ‘BBC British Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ so we are surely going to see some stunning photographs. 11th Best of Season Competition: Prints and Outings Cup Competition Members may submit their two best monochrome and two best colour photographs from this season’s Prints competition rounds. Members may submit up to two printed photographs and two PDI entries taken on any WPS visit, or outing, should also be submitted for judging. Outings Cup entries may be any combination of colour or monochrome images. Judge: Mr Dave Tucker DPAGB.AFIAP.CPAGB.BPE2 18th It’s a Funny Way to Make a Living - Dr Mike Leach A revealing and humorous introduction to the realities of being a professional wildlife photographer. He explains how to coax animals into the right spot and convince them no-one is watching, uncovering cunning, underhand tricks-of-the-trade that produces amazing photographs. Be prepared to have some illusions shattered! 25th Timelapse, Animation and Photomotion - Martin James A fascinating evening discovering the world of time-lapse photography. Martin will take us through his experiments in both time-lapse, motion-lapse and 'morphing along' including tutorials showing how these are achieved. Many of the videos we will see contain over 1200 images. Entry of PDI images for the Themed Competition May 2017 2nd WPS Themed Competition - ‘Reflections’ and ‘Grafitti’ For the first time this year both themes will be judged on one night and members may submit two prints and two PDI for each theme (eight images maximum) which may be any mix of colour or monochrome. PDI entries should be sent to Ian Williams by the 25th May. Guest Judge: David Lowe ARPS.DPAGB Last opportunity to purchase tickets for the WPS Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening 9th WPS Annual General Meeting Your chance to comment on how WPS is being run and choose the Committee members for the 2017/18 season. 16th WPS Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening Relax, unwind and enjoy a warm and convivial evening with good company and food. TICKET ONLY
Incorporating Wolverhampton Camera Club
PDF Download
Click to Download the Programme leaflet
Box containing meeting times
Useful Information The club meets at 7.45pm on Tuesday evenings during the season, unless stated otherwise in the Programme. It is best to arrive by 7.30pm to allow time to park, pay the door fee and take your seat. The bar is open prior to the start of the evening and during the break at about 8.45pm.
Box advising about summer time meetings
Don’t Forget On most Tuesday evenings during the summer months many WPS members meet informally in the Albert Lawn Tennis Club lounge from 8pm onwards.
Lee Goddard David Keith Jones David Lowe Martin James Dr Mike Leach Bob Underhill Clive Haynes Colin Trow Poole Mark Wilbrey David McGuire Ink Express Team
Copyright © Wolverhampton Photographic Society 2017
Supported by the National Lottery
No image or design on this site may be copied or used in printed form or digitally without permission and all photographs remain the property and copyright of the original photographer.
Events Programme 2015 - 2016
September 2016 6th New Season Opening Night Social evening and WPS ‘Road Show’ 13th History of Photography in the RAF - Lee Goddard Covers a general history, the DSoP’s (Defence School of Photography) training methods and the type of equipment used up to the present day. Lee will also explain the current roles of photographers in all three services which can cover parades, graduations, portraits or documenting specific events - even photographing the Prime Minister. 20th Picture Mixture - David Lowe ARPS.DPAGB David will be showing us a wide range of photographs - pictorial, landscapes, travel, sport and more. David has travelled extensively with his work, taking his camera as his companion. In recent years he has moved away from regular ‘club type pictures’ to images he feels stretches his imagination and, hopefully, that of the viewer. He will welcome questions during his presentation and will be giving details of his locations and organisations he has found helpful in his photography.     www.davidlowepics.com Entry of images for PDI Round 1 27th Competition Evening - PDI Round 1 The first round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Mr Peter Clark FRPS.EFIAP/p.APSA.EPSA October 2016 4th Ink Express - Wolverhampton A practical demonstration showcasing their inks and papers. Ink Express is a small company who specialise in continuous ink systems, refillable cartridges and bulk ink supplies which can save up to 90% on printer running costs. They will be bringing a couple of printers for a live demonstration and will explain the services they provide, including the supply of photographic paper, inks (of course), printer repairs and media such as CD and DVD. They will also be giving advice on getting the best from your printer.  http://www.inkexpress.co.uk 11th Four Feet from the Mountain - Jon & Sue Baker MFIAP.EFIAP/p & AFIAP.BPE3 We will be seeing a range of images from locations in England, Wales and Scotland as well as from the French Alps and Iceland. They say their aim in photography is to get it right at in-camera so their work has very little processing carried out on the computer. When working with others, they try to get people to concentrate on getting the exposure and composition correct at the time of capture. Jon and Sue are highly regarded at Wrekin Arts so this presentation should be worth seeing. www.thewrekingallery.com Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 1 18th Competition Evening - Print Round 1 The first round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Ms Heather Woodhams LBPPA 25th WPS versus Stourbridge PS A friendly print and PDI battle hosted by WPS. Check out our competitors at:    www.stourbridgeps.co.uk Guest Judge: Mr David McGuire November 2016 1st Digital Tutorial & Presentation Evening Featuring Photoshop and Topaz Labs software - Clive Haynes FRPS The processes and methods a photographer uses to take an image from the camera to its final form is known as a ‘work-flow’ and Clive will be showing us his preferred work-flows to produce images which have his personal look … including how to make 3D images using any camera! He will discuss, as well as show us, the use of plug- ins, particularly those supplied by Topaz Labs, which can make dramatic improvements to your final images. This is a great opportunity to learn more and discover new techniques so it promises to be an informative, educational and entertaining evening. 8th WPS In-House Critique Evening and ‘Wolverhampton Young Photographer’ Selection of Projected Images Submit your photographs for constructive critique and choose the final entries for our new competition. Your photos do not need to be mounted as this is an informal evening of gentle critique and encouragement. 15th Going for Distinctions - David Keith Jones FRPS.DPAGB.EFIAP Practical and up-to-date advice on applying for photographic distinctions: CAPGB, DPAGB, AFIAP, EFIAP, LRPS and ARPS. He will show us examples of successful printed and PDI images as well as award-winning AFIAP photographs. You’ll also have the opportunity to test your own judging skills against actual results. Please bring a notepad and pencil          www.davidkeithjones.co.uk 22nd Photography - My Passion - Bob Underhill APAGB.AIPF We will see a range of male and female portraits captured using available light and in a street setting. Bob will also be showing images taken in Belfast and, as one of Bob’s specialisms is GROT, there will undoubtedly be a section of those types of image as well. Bob is also a Permajet  Ambassador so all his printed photographs will be using their papers.       www.smethwickphotographic.co.uk/smethwick-gallery-b- underhill/index.html 29th WPS Five-a-Side PDI Competition We divide into teams for a friendly battle of projected images. May the best team win and no fighting please! Guest Judge: Mr Howard Bagshaw ARPS.MPAGB Entry of images for PDI Round 2 December 2016 6th Competition Evening - PDI Round 2 The second round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Mr John Hartshorne LRPS.DPAGB.BPE2* 12th Wolverhampton Young Photographer Final Competition results and presentations. Judge: Mr Mark Wilbrey 13th WPS Christmas Party Good company and food - great fun  TICKET ONLY January 2017 3rd In-house Tutorial Evening An evening of tutorials, tips and tricks from fellow WPS members. Making Use of Google Nik Filters plus Photoshop Q&A - Joe Brennan Please email your Photoshop questions to Joe as soon as possible so he is aware of your particular interests. Mounting your Photographs for Print Competitions - Dave Kingston Dave will explain what’s involved, the equipment you need and how to use it. Expedition to Iceland - Rob Cowell & Tony Leech Having spent seventeen days in the wilderness they will go through their planning, the equipment they took (and what actually got used), clothing, weather (and how they coped with it) and their successes and failures. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 2 10th Competition Evening - Prints Round 2 The second round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Guest Judge: Mr Tony Winfield 17th Something Old, Something New - David McGuire David is an old friend of WPS and a superb photographer. He will be showing us a wide range of photographs taken over a period of twenty-five years with his older photographs, of course, produced in a darkroom using paper and chemicals. His range is broad and there will be examples covering landscape, travel, portraiture, abstract and sport. He is also well known for his still-life photography. 24th WPS Practical Evening: Taking Portraits - Mark Wilbrey Mark is an established and skilled photographer specialising in professional commissions for commercial companies and high-end product photography. During this evening he will be demonstrating photographic portraiture using practical demonstrations and hands-on. He will have a model and lighting set-ups available which you can try. Don’t forget your camera! 31st People and Places - Colin Trow-Poole FRPS.FIPF.MPAGB Colin’s interest in photography spans more than forty years and covers a number of genres. His affection for the simple distillation of images, particularly those having a strong narrative, is one that remains constant irrespective the the photos he captures. His subjects tell a strong story and through light, composition and tonal control he creates images which are both thought provoking and evocative. There will be a combination landscapes, infra-red, digital bromoil, abstracts and portraits. February 2017 7th Rugeley & Armitage CC Road Show An great evening presented by members of RACC. www.rugeleyandarmitagecameraclub.com Entry of images for PDI Round 3 14th Competition Evening - PDI Round 3 The third round of our Projected Digital Image internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to three images in either monochrome, colour or a mixture of the two. Please make sure your images conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Tonight we discover who are the overall PDI winners in the Novice and Advanced categories. Guest Judge: Mr David McGuire 21st WPS Members’ Presentation Evening Fifteen minute presentations from six or seven WPS members. 28th The Annual MCPF Portfolio An evening of photographs together with a recorded commentary by Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF) judges. Entry of titles for Printed Images Round 3 March 2017 7th Competition Evening - Prints Round 3 The third and final round of our Printed Photograph internal competition. This is divided into two sections - Novices and Advanced - and each entrant may submit up to two photographs in monochrome and up to two colour photographs. All entries must be mounted so please make sure they conform to WPS requirements as explained here. Tonight we discover who are the overall winners in this competition. Guest Judge: Mr Dave Tucker DPAGB.AFIAP.CPAGB.BPE2 14th Member’s AV ‘Photo Harmony’ Evening AV presentations with judging and voting by members. Entry of images for the PDI Best of Season competition 21st Best of Season Competition: PDI Members may submit their three best images from this season’s PDI competition rounds. Guest Judge: Mr Mark Wilbrey 28th Smethwick International Photo Evening The best images from a top international competition presented by WPS member John Holt ARPS.DPAGB.BPE4* April 2017 4th British Natural History - Ian Andrews ARPS A nationally recognised wildlife photographer, Ian will be showing images of British Wildlife in all its forms. He is a past winner of the ‘BBC British Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ so we are surely going to see some stunning photographs. 11th Best of Season Competition: Prints and Outings Cup Competition Members may submit their two best monochrome and two best colour photographs from this season’s Prints competition rounds. Members may submit up to two printed photographs and two PDI entries taken on any WPS visit, or outing, should also be submitted for judging. Outings Cup entries may be any combination of colour or monochrome images. Judge: Mr Dave Tucker DPAGB.AFIAP.CPAGB.BPE2 18th It’s a Funny Way to Make a Living - Dr Mike Leach A revealing and humorous introduction to the realities of being a professional wildlife photographer. He explains how to coax animals into the right spot and convince them no-one is watching, uncovering cunning, underhand tricks-of-the-trade that produces amazing photographs. Be prepared to have some illusions shattered! 25th Timelapse, Animation and Photomotion - Martin James A fascinating evening discovering the world of time-lapse photography. Martin will take us through his experiments in both time-lapse, motion-lapse and 'morphing along' including tutorials showing how these are achieved. Many of the videos we will see contain over 1200 images. Entry of PDI images for the Themed Competition May 2017 2nd WPS Themed Competition - ‘Reflections’ and ‘Grafitti’ For the first time this year both themes will be judged on one night and members may submit two prints and two PDI for each theme (eight images maximum) which may be any mix of colour or monochrome. PDI entries should be sent to Ian Williams by the 25th May. Guest Judge: David Lowe ARPS.DPAGB Last opportunity to purchase tickets for the WPS Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening 9th WPS Annual General Meeting Your chance to comment on how WPS is being run and choose the Committee members for the 2017/18 season. 16th WPS Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening Relax, unwind and enjoy a warm and convivial evening with good company and food. TICKET ONLY
Incorporating Wolverhampton Camera Club
PDF Download
Click to Download the Programme leaflet
Box advising about summer time meetings
Don’t Forget On most Tuesday evenings during the summer months many WPS members meet informally in the Albert Lawn Tennis Club lounge from 8pm onwards.
Box containing meeting times
Useful Information The club meets at 7.45pm on Tuesday evenings during the season, unless stated otherwise in the Programme. It is best to arrive by 7.30pm to allow time to park, pay the door fee and take your seat. The bar is open prior to the start of the evening and during the break at about 8.45pm.
Lee Goddard David Keith Jones David Lowe Martin James Dr Mike Leach Bob Underhill Clive Haynes Colin Trow Poole Mark Wilbrey David McGuire Ink Express Team
Wolverhampton Photographic Society