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Got an Interest in Photography? Come and Visit Us!

March 23, 2015

Do you want to find out if  SLPS is for you?  Come along to one of our Thursday evening meetings at CADWA L16 1JP,  8pm to 10 pm (see MEETINGS page for details/map).

We also have a ‘Development Group’  meeting once a month.

Just turn up at 7.45  or,  better still,  contact Angelica to let her know you are coming.  (No need to bring anything with you.)

Picture of the Week


20 Longtailed Tit

‘Long Tailed Tits’ by Mike Lawson

Monthly Competition Final Results

March 20, 2015

Wow! What a great series we had this season. Lots of our newer members joining the party and giving us some splendid images, and some very good final placings as well. Thank you to you all.

In the Colour Print Section, Congratulations go to Barbara Green and Irene Drummond who shared First Place.

In the Mono Print Section, First Place also goes to Irene Drummond.

In the PDI section First Place goes to Alan Shufflebotham.

And I would like to give a Very Big Thank You to William McDonough, who is our Monthly Competition Secretary, for all the hard work he has put in this last few years on the competitions. William is stepping down and we will be looking for a new Organiser for the monthly competitions for the 2015-15 season.

Sundays Development Group on Print Mounting

March 10, 2015

As usual an excellent set of demonstrations at Sunday’s Development Group meeting from Irene Drummond, Ken Dobson and Mike Lawson on Cutting and Mounting images for competitions.  A Big Thank You to all three for sharing your expertise, time and your cutters for members to practice cutting there own mounts. (As seen in attached photographs).

A number of members also enjoyed the time to chat about photographic “problems”  over a coffee. Good all round meeting.

See you all next month… Joan

Photography Show 21st to 24th March

March 4, 2015

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The Photography Show Ticket Discount
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Success for Irene Drummond in the L&CPU Individual Competition 2015!

February 28, 2015

Irene has been mixing it up with the top folk in the L&CPU competition.

She has received a commended in the Open Colour Print Section with “Welcome to Portugal” There were 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings and the rest of the awards are commended. So in effect Irene has come 4th. Woo Hoo!!

'Welcome to Portugal' by Irene Drummond

‘Welcome to Portugal’ by Irene Drummond

There are more SLPS members in the awards section as well.

Well done also to Alan Shufflebotham and to Noel George who were flying the SLPS flag for us. Below are the links to the results that have been published.


Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union

Provisional Results for Prints Categories for 2015 Individuals Competition.

Final Monthly Competition, Street Photography

Our judge for the night was none other than the irrepressible, the one and only and our own, Ted Baker FRPS. (I think he favours the girls as the girls are at it again!)

Barbara Green won Best Colour Print, Irene Drummond won Best Mono Print and for the guys, Alan Shufflebotham won the Best PDI Image. Irene also won the Best Overall Image of the Night.

Street Photography Monthly Competition – judging by Ted Baker FRPS on Thursday 26th Feb 2015

February 25, 2015

Well our Competition Secretary, Bill,  informs us that there is a large entry for this, the final monthly competition of the current 14 – 15 season.   need clothes

Hardly surprising as Street Photography is a genre easily embraced by the complete beginner or more experienced amongst our membership – easy in terms of camera equipment and opportunities here in Liverpool!

Adding to the excitement of the evening’s critique and judging is the anticipation of which members will win the three coveted awards of Photographer of the Year (for colour print, mono print and digitally projected image).  League tables can be viewed here, with potential winners highlighted.


Warrington PS Lantern Slides – presented by Martin Berry Thurs 19th Feb 2015

February 23, 2015

Review and photos by Mal Holmes

The Society welcomed Martin Berry from Warrington Photographic Society, founded in the 1880′s making it one of the oldest Photographic Societies around (LAPA/SLPS was founded in the 1850′s).

Martin gave us a valuable insight into the running and rules of the early Society and included some great early images, of the Warrington Membership of the late 1800′s and early to mid 1900′s.

It was so good to look back to an earlier photographic era in time, and view digitised images of local Social History including the fashions and architecture of the day, through the original ‘lantern slides’ of the Society.

Martin also included some AV work using a selection of the images, along with the stills. A good evening if you missed it.  See more photos on our slps facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/505568436158619/?fref=nf


Martin Berry, introduces himself to the Society, and reads a few of the original rules regarding the Amateur Status, of the early membership of Warrington Photographic Society. Early members could be expelled from their Society, if they made ANY money or money from borrowed Warrington equipment....

Martin Berry, introduces himself to the Society, and reads a few of the original rules regarding the Amateur Status, of the early membership of Warrington Photographic Society. Early members could be expelled from their Society, if they made ANY money or money from borrowed Warrington equipment….

A Photo Street Shoot with Wilkinson Cameras

February 16, 2015
Wilkinson Cameras Liverpool have got just a few places left on two great Street Photography walks from the Liverpool store soon and would anyone would like to participate?
Tickets are only £30 for the whole day – so it is great value.  PLUS everyone attending receives a free 16GB media disk to keep.
It’s co-hosted by Wilkinson, Damien Demolder (the ex editor of AP) – and Panasonic.  There’s also a feature on Damien and his work/thoughts on street photography here:
All the latest Panasonic gear will be there for people to try – but you can also shoot on any brand!