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Oldham PS Members’ Book

Here is a preview of our members book, made to commemorate Oldham PS’s 150th anniversary in May 2017. Link below to see the full preview. http://www.blurb.com/books/7872990-oldham-photographic-society  

A Victorian Society

A Victorian Society  (Oldham Photographic Society, the first 150 years by Christine Widdall) Available from amazon.co.uk 326 pages and more than 300 pictures… £15 including postage Description “A Victorian Society” is a book about early photography and photographers, told against the backdrop of life in what was to become the …

New OPS Challenge

Oldham PS Challenge – Photo Essay Create a photo essay with up to 10 images (if you really can’t do it in 10, keep the number as close to 10 as you can). Try to tell a story with your images. Traditionally words accompany the text, either simple titles or …

Photo Opportunities

2015 28th September – New Mills , Derbyshire New Mills Festival Lantern Parade & Street Party http://www.newmillsfestival.com/ Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2015 at 11 – 5 – Leeds Steam Punk Market at the Industrial Museum at Armley Mills,Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 2QF. 27 September Alexandra Park …

Your pictures wanted..

Just thinking it’s time we displayed some new photos on this blog, so I’m challenging OPS members to send me a few of their very best and favorite images from 2015 and I will display them in a gallery on the blog page…here are some of mine… Please save your …

New Nature Photography Rules

The following bulleted paragraphs detail the new definition of nature photography, which has been adopted by the PSA (Photographic Society of America), the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain), the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) and Le FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique). The effect of standardising the definition will enable …

Rights to take and use photographs

This web site has a page dedicated to where and when you may take photographs in the UK. I have added two new articles to the page and the links are also below. Access rights in the UK Image Rights For more details see the dedicated page on this web …

Outing to Salford Quays

Seven members met at Salford Quays on Thursday last and were treated to some great light. Here are a few of Christine’s pictures for a starter. …followed by 4 from Kev Gamwell: Three from David Hall…. Four from Karen: …and last but not least, seven from Mike:

Mount board update

Paper Spectrum Recently I have been buying my own mounts from Paper Spectrum, who do Pinnacle mounts in packs of 10 at the standard competitions size of 400x500mm, with or without aperture. They supply the most popular colours and also packs of grey board for backing the mounts. http://www.paperspectrum.co.uk/ecom-catshow/pre-cut-photo-mount-mounting-board-500×400-20×16.html Wessex …

About the Blog

Our website comprises a number of static pages that are updated by the webmaster and members of the admin team. Blog basics Blog stands for “weblog” and it is just a diary or series of topics (called posts), each with its own heading…. Mike Lawrence and Christine were the first …

Colour Managed Workflow – a Primer

These tutorials are aimed at beginners in making prints. First Steps: Calibrate your monitor – if your monitor is not correct, your prints will probably not be the right colour and your projected images will also not look correct. The club has a Spyder calibrator which you can borrow – …