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Got a camera … join the Club!

September 14, 2014

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).

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

Venice Carnival Figure

‘Venice Carnival Figure’ by Martin Reece, OBE ARPS

Exhibition – Lucky Winners!

If you bought an Exhibition Catalogue and entered the draw,  thank you for your support – here are the lucky winners.

Gary Parker

Gary Parker pic by Irene

Liverpool Waterfront won by Alex Hughes from Redhill.  First Day at the New Everyman Theatre won by Martin Fielder from Allerton and Fly Away Home won by Gary Parker from Southport.  Our grateful thanks to Adrian Lines and to SLPS members Bill Davies and Michelle Burrows for donating their fabulous prints.

Annual Exhibition Opening Night

September 13, 2014

Hi everyone,

Yet another great night for our club, members and friends of SLPS.

When it comes to an exhibition venue with style and presence they do not come better than the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, well may be the Metropolitan would tie with it. It is such a great space to show our members fantastic images in.

Thank you to every one who participated in the organisation that led up to the exhibition, no matter what you did, big or small. Thank you to everyone who came and manned the exhibition desk, and talked with the many people enquiring about the images and the club. I must thank everyone who entered their images, without you there would be no show. I thank also all the guests that came along, it shows to us what a friendly and well regarded club we are.  Our MC for the evening, the ever bubbly and consummately professional Barbara Green, introduced the audience to our star guest for the evening, Eamonn McCabe. Eamonn is an astounding sports photographer, award winner, portrait photographer and writer amongst other things and who is also an honory member of our club. He gave a wonderful talk about how photography has shaped his life and he remarked ow good these pictures were at our exhibition. I think he may even have requested a couple for himself!

It was also my pleasure to present two extra special awards. The Presidents Trophy I awarded to Mike Lawson. Mike has been the secretary from heaven for me, taking many tasks and tirelessly getting on with the work behind the scenes, but of more visibility to the members is his willingness to take people out on many nature field trips to various sites and hosting our annual summer nature competition.

I also had the pleasure of presenting a Life Membership award to Martin Reece, OBE ARPS. This award was given to those people who give so much to the club it hurts! Martin has been a great pillar in our club for many years and beside his numerous occasions of being our president and other committee positions, has organised many of of our competitions, and won most if not all of them over the years. Martin has given many evenings entertainment and instruction and is always on hand to help anyone with their enquiries, whether they be about photography, skiing, trains or Venice! A most deserved award indeed.

A very warm welcome and thanks to Heather Garnett, who presented the ‘Eric Garnett Trophy’ to Michelle Burrows.

And our exhibition wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have such great sponsors. So, many thanks to Will, Chris and the management of Wilkinson Cameras, our local photographic shop on Lord Street in the Liverpool City Centre. To Margi Laverty , Rob Curtis and the crew at c3Imaging of Tower Street in Brunswick Dock, Liverpool 3, I say again “Wow, that is a catalogue!”. Such a brilliant example of a publishers work that shows of the achievements of our members. Please visit these two places if you need any photo equipment to add to your list or specialist printing work to be done for you or your business.

Paul Matthews

Anyway, without further ado, here are some images of the evening.


External Competitions List

August 29, 2014

Robert Millin, our guest speaker on Thursday promised us three competition websites, they are:


PSA and


This list will also be posted in the links section of the website

First day of our Annual Exhibition

Here’s the earliest and youngest visitor to the exhibition in Liverpool Cathedral today, Friday 29th August.

"That me, cheese!"   The lovely little Lucy, proud to show her portrait taken by Grandad Paddy Green from SLPS.

“That me, cheese!” The lovely little Lucy, proud to show her portrait taken by Great Grandad Paddy Green from SLPS.


Audio Visual Competition Aug 28th

August 28, 2014

Tonight’s Society meeting (the last of the summer season 28/08/14) saw the hotly contested Audio Visual Competition.

The Competition Judge, Mr Melvin Nicholson (a professional landscape photographer) from the Preston Area, gave an overview on the marking criteria he had used, in particular, mentioning that it was important to choose the right piece of music, to match the images being shown.  Melvin also commented that he personally liked an image with little or no border, on a black background, as he felt that this gave the most impact to the show itself.  Also he liked the A.V. to have a structured storyline, with a recognisable start, finish and end.

First & Third prize went to Martin Reece (past President)
Second Prize went to Muriel Landy… (this was Muriel’s first ever entry into the Society’s A.V. competition, and the Judge, in his own judging criteria, commented that the difference between 1st & 2nd place was a mere half mark).

Well done to all who entered, and next years A.V. will no doubt be even BIGGER and better, hitting new standards in what is already a high standard competition.

Read the whole illustrated article by Mal Holmes on Facebook here

Annual Exhibition opens tomorrow, Friday 29th August until Sunday 7th September

Exhibition 14 all set to open tomorrow!

Exhibition 14 all set to open on Friday 29th August

Thanks to everyone who has helped along the way and today!  The Caterers “Pate and Brie” are still looking for wine waiters on Monday’s Opening Evening,  so if you have a steady hand please volunteer!

A night out with the Boys!

August 23, 2014

Article written by Bert Whittlestone

Summer season night at South Liverpool on Thursday saw a total of 6 presentations by some of the Boys from the club.

We were treated to some fabulous images by, Mark Buckley, Tim Jones, Simon Rahilly, Denis Foy, Stephen Bailey and Maldwyn Jones.

We saw images in Mono and colour taken in improvised home studios using a variety of cameras.

Brilliant images from at least 12 different sports, with a sharpness that had to be seen to be believed.

One member’s improvement since joining the club was displayed showing what he had achieved by trying new things seen in the club.

In his words “playing about” which had brought about good results.

We were taken on a tour of India and Nepal with so many images of the life and the people of the country. A separate showing will be eagerly awaited to see more of Nepal.

We had an insight into photo Journalism with visits to a war zone and Riot situation. We saw the power of the still images in portraying suffering and harsh conditions of people elsewhere in our world.

The experience of trying to capture and share online a photo a day was explained. A passion for sheds was also revealed.

A great evening much learned, ideas exchanged and a large slice of humour.

Plus afterwards a pint from Ted who was 80 years young on Friday.

All this for £3.


(Editorial comment - Well Bert, the “girls” don’t need a special evening to show their talents as they are in evidence all year round, ha ha.  Just have a look at the results of the Annual Competition if you’re not convinced! )


South Liverpool P S Annual Exhibition – Opens in the Anglican Cathedral Friday 29th August to Sun 7th September 2014 – 9am – 5pm daily

August 20, 2014

Well folks, the highlight of our year approaches very soon   The South Liverpool Photographic Society Annual Exhibition  2014  is open from Friday 29th August to Sunday 7th September.   Daily 9am to 5pm

The Official Open Evening  takes place in the Anglican Cathedral on Monday 1st September , with Eamon McCabe presenting the awards – 7pm for 7.30  (Guests to the official opening on Monday 1st are by invitation only, so if you’re not a member, but keen /regular supporter, contact the President for an invitation!)

Members willing to staff the exhibition and/or assist with the event, setting up, catering, selling catalogues, promotion and advertising, writing reviews, taking down, acting  as steward on the opening evening,  organising  sales etc are asked to contact Irene on 07702 028932 or publicity@slps.co.uk.

Annual poster 14