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 …

Our Photo Trip to Salford Quays

In Salford Quays did OPS A stately photo shoot decree Where clouds brought forth the drizzle way Through lenses spotted, damp and grey Across the longest day Yes folks, our trip to Salford Quays was… a bit wet. In fact, very wet. Wet in that dull, uninteresting northern drizzle way. No …

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 – …

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 …

L&CPU Results

Hi everyone The L&CPU have posted the Annual Competition results on the web site. We didn’t enter prints this time, but we came a very creditable equal third in colour DPIs and 9th in Mono DPIs. Our position in nature was affected by not having enough entrants for a complete …

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 …

Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP BPE4*

Our very own Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP BPE4* has just joined the very elite group of photographers with the prestigious Master of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.  We are extremely fortunate to have such a distinguished photographer as an active member of Oldham Photographic Society    

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 …

After Dark Photography

Last night we had a fascinating talk by Dr Anthony Holloway who as well as being a keen photographer just happens to be Head of computing at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. We were treated to lots of photos taken ‘After Dark’ including the obvious for an astronomer, the moon and stars, star …

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 …