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Welcome

Welcome to Oldham Photographic Society. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed members who like to get involved. It could be you!  Come along on a Thursday to meet us and see what we do…please drop by (see What’s On and How to Join). You’ve nothing to lose.

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 …

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 …

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

L&CPU MENTORING SEMINAR Sunday 28th October 2012 The L&CPU will be running the above Seminar for anyone interested in the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit (CPAGB, DPAGB, MPAGB). It will be held at Quays Community Centre 233 Thelwall New Road, Latchford Locks, Warrington. WA4 2XT Starts: 10.00 a.m. Admission will …

Royal Photographic Society North Wales Lecture Day

Royal Photographic Society, North Wales Region Present: Edinburgh Four Sandy Cleland FRPS,AFIAP Neil Scott FRPS, DPAGB, EFIAP Richard Bingham ARPS,DAPGB,EFIAP Peter Paterson FRPS,MPAGB,EFIAP At: Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Queens Road, Llandudno, LL30 1TE Sunday 28th October 2012 10.30am to 4.00pm Sandy Cleland has been a member of the Edinburgh Photographic Society …

A Year of Change and Thanks

Hi Folks, Shaun here. I have just got back from Oldham Carnival. This year, the weather was worse but the people were seemingly more cheerful. It was a year ago that I took my first, tentative steps towards photographing people. I was quite shy about it and ended up taking …

Photographic Alliance of GB Awards for Photographic Merit

Following Oldham PS member Christine Widdall’s success in achieving the MPAGB recently, it was suggested that a Blog on the subject would be appropriate. Photographic Distinctions are nothing new…the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) have a long history of awarding personal distinctions in this vein, the LRPS, ARPS and FRPS. These …

Results for the L&CPU Annual 2012

Results for the L&CPU Annual 2012 Colour DPI Author Title Score Award Mike Lawrence AFIAP DPAGB Chris 11 Alan Morris The Cyclists 10 Alan Morris Remember When 15 Shaun O Hara Tribal 2 12 Shaun O Hara The Last Ferry 10 Karen Shivas Blue Bikes 8 Karen Shivas Reflections in …

Inter-Club PDI Championship

Hi Folks, Shaun here. It’s really not that long until the PAGB projected image competition. This year, it is on Saturday 14th July. It is on at the University of Warwick (which is not in Warwick but near Coventry). This is a great day out and gives you the opportunity …

What is Whitby Goth Weekend Like for Photography?

Hi Folks, Shaun here. Friday and Saturday 27th and 28th April, I ventured out to the wonderful world of Whitby Goth weekend. For all of you budding “Goth Snappers” out there, here is what I learned. 1) People cannot predict the weather in Whitby. Maybe it’s the coastal location, maybe their weather …

Competitions – Advice for the Shy

Hi Folks, Shaun here, I want to share a picture that I entered in the club 2010 annual competition… Yes, it’s a terrible picture! But… No-one told me it was a bad picture. No-one mocked me or made fun of me for putting it into a competition. It was by entering my pictures …