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Opening of the 150th Exhibition

The 150th Anniversary Exhibition “A Victorian Society” was opened at Gallery Oldham, on Saturday 18th July, by The Worshipful the Mayor Of Oldham, Councillor Shadab Qumer with his wife, the Mayoress, Sobia Arshi. To introduce the event was Oldham PS President, Christine Widdall and the President of the L&CPU, Garth …

Evening meeting at Dovestones

Below: A great group photo taken by six year old Isabel, who accompanied her dad and other society members on the OPS outing to Dovestones (Saddleworth) on the evening of Thursday 22nd June. This is one of the earliest locations that our Victorian members visited and where founding member Samuel …

Anniversary Dinner

On Thursday 18th May, 37 members and friends attended a dinner to celebrate the society’s 150th anniversary, held at the Old Bill restaurant in Oldham. Special guests were Gordon Jenkins, President of the PAGB, accompanied by Dianne Owen, and Garth Tighe President of the L&CPU. Before the meal, an award …

Success in L&CPU Annual Competitions

The Lancashire and Cheshire Annual Competitions for Individuals are in and Oldham PS members did very well – with every member who entered scoring some high marks. The overall rankings were as follows: Digital Photographer of the Year: 3rd: Eddie Leach 7th: Christine Widdall 16th: Barry Barnes 46th: Jen Barnes …

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 …

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 …

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 …

North West Photo Opportunities

List of events around the North West, which is not exhaustive and ideas for photo outings. From this list some events will be organised as OPS club outings and notified separately :- Beeston Castle – Medieval weekend 25 & 26 May Tatton Park civil war event 25 & 26 May …