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WPS Print Round 2 Tuesday 14 January 2020

Judge : Tony Oliver ARPS CPAGB BPE3*

1stKate CarslawMisty morning
2ndNick SellickThe chase
3rdBob HenleyLivid pink gill
CSheana WebsterStunning view of Florence
CMaurice JonesSurf’s up
1stKate WhieldonResting in the
2ndJan HedgerOld Canal
3rdDeborah GordonLittle Cloud
CSteve GovanPortrait of a bald eagle
CTim LeverBook and cover
CRafe PascualDaydreaming
CJohn McCarthyRained off street party
1stHelen OttonAmongst the
2ndAdrian Walmsley LRPSFrosty morning jogger
3rdJacquie Powell LRPSThe night shift
CPhil TerryThe Old Man at sunrise
CKelly LongSilent death of a fairytale
CJohn DavisFloral symmetry
CAlan Thompson LRPSGrey pup stretching
1stSarah Townley ARPSYoung girl
2ndEric Blake LRPSCapturing Venice
3rdTony Smith ARPS DPAGBMai Linh, South Vietnam
CPaul Davison ARPS DPAGBA magnificent metro
CTony Cowburn ARPSBy Jupiter! The Milky Way over Anvil Point Lighthouse
CRoger Dixey ARPS DPAGB BPE2*The old jetty
CDave Kiddle LRPSPipe dreams


The George Walsh Trophy and the Set of Three – Results Tuesday 3 December 2019


The George Walsh Trophy Author Title
1st Sue BirtwistleA day at the races
2nd John DavisNearly there
3rd Geraldine GuthrieRepainting the city bollards
HC Nick SellickNever again
HC Eric BlameVenice copes with the floods
HC Trevor MorecraftFor the children
Set Of Three  
1st Sarah TownleyAutumn leaves
2nd Gavin MannCamel thorn trees
3rd Roger DixeyIf you don’t where you’re going, any road will get you there
HC Pete WhieldonDiffused Light
HC Nick ScottDance
HC Martin FarrowSymmetrees

Set of three Tuesday 3 December 2019

By Sarah Townley

Sarah Townley Autumn Leaves leftSarah Townley Autumn Leaves CentreSarah Townley Autumn Leaves right  




Presidential Challenge.

The lights are on – get out there!

Presidential Challenge 3 Presidential Challenge 1 Presidential Challenge 2

The Christmas lights and market are in full swing in Winchester, with beautiful lights and a Christmassy feel; the same is true in many other towns and villages in Hampshire.

The challenge for WPS members is to get out and capture those scenes, and perhaps the details, that best show the Christmas Lights.

WPS members are invited to upload images to sites for Winchester Xmas Lights or Hampshire Xmas Lights – up to 3 images per member in each category.

Those images will be reviewed by the President and chosen images will be offered to the Hampshire Chronicle, publicising the Society and of course the photographer.

Images can be uploaded from Sunday 24th November 2019 until 23:59 on Monday 9th December 2019.

As usual members need to login first then look under Competitions.  The first two items are the Presidential Challenge upload pages.
The first one is for Winchester Presidential Challenge images, and the second is for Hampshire Presidential Challenge images.
Members can enter up to three images in each.

Images must be taken by the author who has and retains copyright, but is happy for the image to be used by the Hampshire Chronicle.

Any image that fits the theme Winchester Christmas Lights or Hampshire Christmas Lights may be submitted.

Images submitted may still be used in WPS internal competitions or submitted to the Annual Print Exhibition.

This challenge does not impose any restrictions on previously entered work or future entries.

The usual WPS PDI sizes apply. Images do not require a title, just the photographer’s name and location.



Results – PDI League Round 1 29-Oct-2019 : Judge – John Randall


1stKeith SloanFrosty morning
2ndKate CarslawPassing the ball
3rdNick SellickFlying high
CBill McPheeSamarkand bride
CBob AllenLepe gale
CBruce MackayRoad, mist and fog
CSheana WebsterNorwegian solitude
1stLinda GatesPreening in evening light
2ndJennifer JoelHigh tide on the Solent
3rdAndy KnowlesWheel coates tin mine
CJohn BurkeDespair of an addict
CLynette ClarkFemale red lechwe antelope
CBob HartCome up and see me sometime
CMike Roe LRPSRipples
CRichard LewisLondon eye
CSteve ShawSleepers
1stJames WestEmerging from
2ndHelen Otton LRPSHigh flyer
3rdAlan Thompson LRPSPortrait of a bald eagle
CSarah Strange LRPSBushwick spray
CJohn Myall LISNWPSouth Sudanese refugees watching Davis
CRoger Clark ARPSAfrican penguins enjoying boulder beach
CAdrian Walmsley LRPSShoe shine sir?
CGeoff SharmanThe river Nevern
1stAdrian BinneySand shower
2ndPete Whieldon ARPS DPAGBThe kiss
3rdGordon Brown ARPSEmerging from the mist
CPaul Davison ARPS DPAGBPreoccupied policeman
CSarah Townley LRPSAngels in the Abbey
CTrevor Morecraft LRPSAutumn colours
CChris Maidens LRPS CPAGB AFIAPPower station


Guest Speaker – Martin Addison 27-Oct-2019

Martin has made his document “How to create panels in Lightroom” available to WPS Members. Logon and got to “Information” > “Reference material” > External Links”.  Go down the page to “Documents following on from Talks and Workshops

Martin’s Blurb book which contains most of the images shown on Tuesday, 22nd Oct. 2019, plus some others can be seen here. Creative In-Camera Workshop. Note this is an external link, which WPS is not responsible for. The whole book can be previewed on screen without having to be payed for.

Martin Addison

Website: http://www.martinanddoreen.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martin.addison.777

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinanddoreen/


Peter Orr’s ARPS – Printing What You See

The PDF from Peters’s talk can also be found under “Information”. Logon and got to “Information” > “Reference material” > “Advice / Tutorials / Workshops”




Results – Print League Round 1 08-Oct-2019 : Judge – Giles Barkley

1stBob HenleyBumble bee on
2ndTim NorrissSlender cliff anole
3rdBob AllenEnd of the day
CPeter HendersonDusk at the old bookshop
CMiranda Delmar-MorganAll quiet at dusk
CMaurice JonesYes, it’s sharp
1stDeborah GordonOrange jug
2ndChrissi TravellLily in the sky garden
3rdRichard lewisEvening bluebells
CGay HopkinsA Sussex beach fishing boat
CBob HartDog days in Devon
CSue BirtwistleRice harvest
CJohn RoseBoxed in
1stHelen OttonJumping spaniel
2ndAlan ThompsonSeeking shelter in
3rdSarah StrangeRough day but still singing
CKelly LongLeap of faith
CJohn DavisWho’s in the woods
CPhil TerryBasking in the evening light
CAdrian WalmsleySmartphone vs Streetart
1stEric BlakePenarth pier
2ndSarah TownleyStill life
3rdRay HemsSoul singer
CPaul DavisonStanding room only
CPete WhieldonCooling off on a hot
CRoger DixeyEvening passage
CMike LaneLeopard with kill, Masai Mara


Details of the 2019 SGM (24 September 2019)

Details can be fond after logging on and looking at the “WPS AGM Minutes and Reports” page. This is  under “Information”  then “Managing the society, Minutes, AGMs, Questionnaire etc“, then “WPS AGM Minutes and Reports”.  This page has the links to the related documents.

iPad Issue

The fix for the issue with iPads has now been implemented. This was where iPads with new IOS updates did work with the WPS dropdown menus.

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Awards

400 David McKibbin DPAGB Award 2019 035 400 Glyn Paton CPAGB Award 2019 034
David McKibbin receives his DPAGB Award Glyn Paton Receives his CPAGB award


WPS Speakers for the 2019-2020 season

Please note the Autumn and Spring Lectures are ticketed events. Details to follow nearer to each event.


SpeakerTitleDate Summary
Paul GoldsteinWildlife & Travel in Kenya and Antarctica10-Sep-19 Images from a campaigner and tour operator, from the Masai Mara and the Antarctic
Holly BudgeAn Evening with Everest Summiteer & Conservationist01-Oct-19 Holly is a true adventurer and motivational speaker, using art and imagery to promote conservation
David McKibbinJack of All Trades?15-Oct-19 Photography from several genres – with successes and mastery too
Martin AddisonLooking Outside the Frame22-Oct-19 Different ways of seeing photographs and techniques to make your photographs stand out
Peter OrrPolar Photography05-Nov-19 Wildlife and landscape photography from cold places, north and south
David DuCheminThe Heart of the Photograph (Autumn Lecture ticketed event)26-Nov-19 David is a best-selling photographic authour, tutor and mentor. He explores what makes an image resonate.
Slawek StaszczukLandscapePhotography is Simple07-Jan-20 Landscape photography, based in Sussex and some travel landscapesfrom a widely published artist
Peter NeillPhotography in the Music Industry21-Jan-20 A freelance photographer’s view of working with well known bands, record labels and management
Tony OliverA Passage through India04-Feb-20 A popular judge and photographer takes us on travels to the Indian subcontinent
Janet HainesInside my Head – FemmeFotog25-Feb-20 Fine art and conceptual phography, including some art nudes. Images and Photoshop techniques
Alison BaskervillePhotography and Representation (Spring Lecture ticketed event)10-Mar-20 Documentary photography in a military setting, also exploring conflict and gender stereotypes
Roger DixieSeeing beyond the Viewfinder24-Mar-20 How does Roger produce those stunning images?
Rachael TalibartCreative Seascapes12-May-20 Images from around the coast, showing the majesty and power of the sea



 Committee Meeting Dates

The dates of the committee meetings can be seen after you logon and look under “Information” >  “Managing the society, Minutes, AGMs, Questionnaire etc” > “Committee Meeting Dates Current Season”

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