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Annual Exhibition 2015

May 22, 2015

It’s that time of year again when we return to the beautiful Liverpool Anglican Cathedral to display our members’ work.   A record  281 prints and around 120 digital images have been submitted this year, representing the whole range of our members’ work from beginners to the most experienced.

Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 23.27.58Our exhibition runs from Saturday 25th July until Wed 5th August from 9 to 5 daily.  Visitors to Liverpool may wish to combine their exhibition visit with a climb up the cathedral tower which opens late on Thursdays.  On Thursday 30th July sunset is at 21.11 and the last ticket to the tower will be issued at 22.00 …. a great opportunity to take images of the Liverpool City skyline!

Got an Interest in Photography? Come and Visit Us!

May 10, 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

'Megan' by Ian Kemp

‘Megan’ by Ian Kemp. Our Annual Print Competition Winner 2015

Steve Goudie is coming to the South on June 25th with “It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Photography”!!

….A hard-working, rock ‘n’ roll man to his bones, when it comes to taking photographs of rock and pop stars,

Steve has been at the top of his profession for the better part of 20 years. A guitarist with a proper rock ‘n’ roll history behind him, he’s one of the go-to guys for live photography, which is why major record labels, bands and publications queue at his door to work with him.

He has an utterly staggering CV of people that he’s photographed. Check these out – and this is just a few of them!

ZZ Top, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and Motley Crue, The Who, Joe Satriani, Peter Frampton, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Iron Maiden, U2, The Police, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Oasis, BB King, Rihanna, The Foo Fighters, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Katy Perry, Queen, Usher, Slash and the Eagles.

Basically, if they’ve played live in the last 20 years, Steve will almost certainly have photographed them and what’s more, after so long in the business, because he’s super professional, super good and a stand-up bloke, he can call of lot of these rock stars friends.
Steve will show us some of his best work talk about lighting, composition,how to get the best shots,share a lot of his ideas, what gear he uses,and rock ‘n’ roll stories to die for,plus Steve is an ex member of the south and his name is on most of the trophy’s including the Alex Balmer a night not to be missed.


stoneimagesrocks steve goudie


April 21, 2015

As many will know there is a FREE photo walk on Sunday 26th April, yes, this Sunday at and around the Pier Head and Albert Dock areas.
What you don’t know is that there is a stunning prize for the best picture taken on the walk. Are you interested?
Damian McGillicuddy, yes the one and only Olympus guy who came to SLPS and amazed us all, has offered a place on his Big Shoot Experience in Liverpool Saturday on the 2nd May!! How cool is that? If you were to get a place on one of his courses that would cost you £299 for the day.
The photo walk is free and the prize with Damian is really as the Americans say “Awesome!”
Details for the free walk can be found over at Terry Donnelly’s FaceBook page. I can really see one of our members getting this prize as well as having a fantastic photo shoot. So come on, book your free place now!!

Nikon Speedlight Day at Wilkinson Camerea, Liverpool

David Robbins, former tutor at The Nikon School uses his expert knowledge and experience to guide you through this hands-on workshop, where he will take you through the basics of using a speedlight to controlling and modifying light from multiple off camera speedlights.

He provides all you need to know to be confident in using flash illumination in any situation. Whether you take close-ups of nature or location portraits, learn how flash light can lift your images from the ordinary to the amazing. The course will teach how to take control of flash for better results. It will provide the foundation for all creative photography with flash lighting and show you how to get the most from your Nikon DSLR and Speedlight.

Studio Events at Wilkinson Camerea, Liverpool

Wilkinson Cameras, 51 Lord St, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 6PB
Wilkinson Cameras, 51 Lord St, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 6PB
1 guest
Wilkinson Cameras, 51 Lord St, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 6PB
1 guest

2015 Annual Print Competition Results Night

April 11, 2015

Right Folks, Don’t forget that the judging for our 2015 Annual Print Competition is on the 7th May. The time is NOT the normal 8pm, we will be starting at BANG ON 7.30pm. Do not be late for this monster evening of prints. There are over 280 this year!!!
Our judge is Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB.

Members Night 23rd April 2015

A programme in two parts.
First up will be Sean O’Brien to tackle that annual problem for many of  how to show 4 separate images in the form of a panel. Both in print and PDI format. Some of our previous prize winners of our Fab 4 competition will bring along examples for members to view and no doubt answer your questions..
View some 2013 Fab Four entries here
Second part of the evening will be Dave Harding, a previous member of our club who just could not stay away. Dave has  re-joined, started winning competitions and will share some of his early work with us.
Dave’s session is entitled “Monthly Memories”. It will be a PDI presentation and prints will be displayed for members to see his work close up.
So come along and see what other members have been up to.
Bert Whittlestone (Syllabus Sec)

SLPS Annual DPI 2015 – Judging

April 7, 2015

Article by Mal Holmes

and the winner is…….

Thursday 02/04/15, saw a not so old friend of the Society, KT Allen, judge the SLPS open DPI competition.
KT started her judging with the rules of the competition, and started the ball rolling with a showing of the SLPS images which did not make the prize categories…. However, in saying this, KT managed to give a thorough and genuine critique, on ALL the images shown, which was warmly welcomed by the whole of the membership.
The evening seemed to pass very quickly… as KT got to the Commended, Highly Commended and Very Highly Commended, and it would be fair to say, that many of those shown in these categories could easily have made it to the top three, in most other competitions… the quality of the images was that high.

However, KT had the unenviable task of picking the Top three, and what images they were….
Third Place went to a ‘superb’ image produced by Tom Jeffers… entitled ‘Andy on Helvellyn’.

Second Place went to Irene Drummond, with a beautifully toned monochromatic image, entitled ‘Scoundrels & Gentlemen’.


And the winner…. Dave Harding’s  magical B&W with Faux colour… Infrared image entitled ‘The Wicker Woman’.


More commentary and photos to come here