Annual AV competition

Last Thursday’s AV competition night was made a great success by our judge John Smith (the famous alias) from Rochdale. John is well known in the AV world and always gives a positive appraisal of our work. There were only four entries this year, but what a mixture of subject …

Showcase – Jeff Ollerhead

Jeff Ollerhead would like some feedback on this picture. He says “I am not to sure about the light !!!!!! and is the background too busy thus making it a distraction ???????” With version 2 below, which do members prefer?

Showcase – Chris Widdall

The iris originally had a straight stem, but the bend probably improved it (or not? – what do you think?). The effect was created in PhotoShop by adding some gaussian blur, glow and texture along with some burning and dodging… hey! who said it was better before I messed around …

OPS photos on TV

The “Made in Oldham Exhibition” at Gallery Oldham is proving to be a great success, especially our “Fish and Chip Shop” photos. In an email to our Secretary (John W) today, Sean Baggaley, Exhibition Coordinator, said: I thought I’d let you know that the chippy photographs are proving very popular …

Men vs Women

I hear that the men vs women competition was a great success! Wish I could have been there to see us women beat you men…though I must admit it was a close call…just one point in it? Can’t believe that – thought we would have walked it. But there you …

It’s Monday again!

Well another week has just flown by. Sorry for the paucity of posts this week or so but my work life has sort-of beaten me. After the superb Men vs Women battle last week (report to follow shortly – honest) the rest has been an anticlimax. So a quick round-up …

Monday’s round-up (on Tuesday)

It’s another bank holiday Monday and it had thrown me a little off kilter (again) so this week’s round-up is coming at you a day late. It is also a short one this week but there are still a couple of goodies. First here is an absolute gem from the …

Oldham – the birth place of fish and chips?

Oldham PS members have prints currently showing in the “Made in Oldham” Exhibition at Gallery Oldham which runs from 17th May to 25th October. Our brief was to photograph fish and chips shops. Why? ….because Oldham claims to be the birthplace of one of our most familiar traditional dishes! So, …

Victorian Mystery Solved

A very curious co-incidence Some months ago, out of the blue, a Mrs Marina Lord contacted one of our committee members (Trevor C). She had found an old portrait photograph in a drawer of a house that she had bought in Failsworth. The card was a Victorian carte de visite …

Monday’s Round-up

Welcome to the first Monday round up of interesting stuff. Before I get into the round-up I would like to ask for your ideas for our first OPS assignment. For those who did not make it to the last “Show and Talk”, which was one of the most relaxed and …

1st Quarterly 2008/9

A couple of weeks ago we had out first quarterly comp of the season. Our Judge, Alan Towse a professional photographer from Stockport PS, gave a different view on our images. With down to earth, honest comments and an insight on their commercial value. A refreshing change from the old …

Show and Talk

Thursday 15th May was our “Show and Talk” night, starting with an analysis of the recently completed club questionnaire. Then members talked about some of their recent and not-so-recent work. One of Sheila’s favourite images was “Am I ready to Party?” pictured below. Maureen’s always so shy of talking about …

Welcome

Welcome to the Blog of Oldham Photographic Society. Please feel free to comment on any post. If you want to get more involved and contribute then email either Christine or Mike and we will sort that out for you. Please note that the views stated on the blog are those …