• New PAGB Nature definition (2018) - Here is the newly announced amended PAGB nature definition – please note – it applies to PAGB competitions listed below. The L&CPU are likely to follow suit but not for the upcoming club competitions, whose rules have already gone out – and the new definition will not Read full article...
  • Andrea Hargreaves Lecture at Oldham PS - Andrea Hargreaves EFIAP DPAGB BP3 PSA4 Presents “The Art of Metamorphosis” Oldham Photographic Society on Thursday April 19th 7:15 for 7:30 Visitors: £3.00 at the door Andrea is a renowned photographer and she will show a brief digital presentation of images used to gain her early photographic Read full article...
  • How we use your pictures on the OPS website and on Facebook - Information for Oldham PS Members from Chris Widdall, webmaster Pictures used on the OPS web site You retain copyright of all pictures that you/we post to the web site. This is regardless of whether or not you have watermarked your images with a copyright statement. On the Read full article...
  • Oldham Photographic Society win the GB Cup Small Clubs 2018 - Very well done to Oldham Photographic Society members for winning the GB Cup Small Clubs Competition 2018. This is a national competition run by the PAGB. 57 UK Clubs took part, excluding clubs that entered the GB Cup Open (you enter one or the other competition). Total marks Read full article...
  • The Composite Challenge - “Composite photography can take your photographs to a world where the limits are your own imagination!” Hi Folks. Last week, Eddie presented the creative photomontage challenge with lots of inspiring images to whet your appetite. We are covering many of the subjects that you need to help Read full article...
  • 3rd Quarterly 2017-18 – Best Images - 3rd Quarterly 2017-18 results: Judge: Below is a gallery of the highest marked images. For full results please see the <a href=”https://oldhamphotographic.co.uk/members-page-2/”>Members Page</a> Read full article...
  • 2nd Quarterly 2017-18 – Best Images - 2nd Quarterly 2017-18 results: Judge: Below is a gallery of the highest marked images. For full results please see the Members Page Read full article...
  • 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 Garth Tighe (President of Read full article...
  • 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 Read full article...
  • 1st Quarterly Competition – Some of the best images - 1st Quarterly 2017-18 results: Judge: Below is a gallery of the highest marked images. Read full article...
  • 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 Read full article...
  • 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 Read full article...
  • 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   Read full article...
  • 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 Read full article...
  • Annual Competitions - Some pictures from the Annual Presentation Evening, with thanks to Barry and Jen Barnes: Read full article...
  • PAGB/RPS/PSA/FIAP/BPE Nature Photography Rules (2015) - 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) and will be adopted by Read full article...
  • 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 Read full article...
  • Club Outing to Tatton Park – Medieval Fayre at the Old Hall – Sunday 22 June 2014 - we are organising an OPS club outing on Sunday 22 June 2014 to  Tatton Park for the  ‘Medieval Fayre’, we will be meeting in the car park opposite the Blue Club, chadderton at 11.30am then car sharing down to the event. ”The Medieval Fayre, in association with Read full article...
  • 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 Read full article...
  • Salt Marshe Hall Visit - I am trying to arrange a members  visit to ‘Salt Marshe Hall’, which is an old manor house dating from around 1860’s on the outskirts of Goole, East Yorkshire, to photograph the cellars of the building, which has been noted as being of particular interest. The proposed Read full article...