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Results - PDI League Round 1 29-Oct-2019 : Judge - John Randall


1st Keith Sloan Frosty morning
2nd Kate Carslaw Passing the ball
3rd Nick Sellick Flying high
C Bill McPhee Samarkand bride
C Bob Allen Lepe gale
C Bruce Mackay Road, mist and fog
C Sheana Webster Norwegian solitude
1st Linda Gates Preening in evening light
2nd Jennifer Joel High tide on the Solent
3rd Andy Knowles Wheel coates tin mine
C John Burke Despair of an addict
C Lynette Clark Female red lechwe antelope
C Bob Hart Come up and see me sometime
C Mike Roe LRPS Ripples
C Richard Lewis London eye
C Steve Shaw Sleepers
1st James West Emerging from
2nd Helen Otton LRPS High flyer
3rd Alan Thompson LRPS Portrait of a bald eagle
C Sarah Strange LRPS Bushwick spray
C John Myall LISNWP South Sudanese refugees watching Davis
C Roger Clark ARPS African penguins enjoying boulder beach
C Adrian Walmsley LRPS Shoe shine sir?
C Geoff Sharman The river Nevern
1st Adrian Binney Sand shower
2nd Pete Whieldon ARPS DPAGB The kiss
3rd Gordon Brown ARPS Emerging from the mist
C Paul Davison ARPS DPAGB Preoccupied policeman
C Sarah Townley LRPS Angels in the Abbey
C Trevor Morecraft LRPS Autumn colours
C Chris Maidens LRPS CPAGB AFIAP Power station


Guest Speaker - Martin Addison 27-Oct-2019

Martin has made his document “How to create panels in Lightroom" available to WPS Members. Logon and got to “Information” > “Reference material” > External Links”.  Go down the page to "Documents following on from Talks and Workshops"

Martin’s Blurb book which contains most of the images shown on Tuesday, 22nd Oct. 2019, plus some others can be seen here. Creative In-Camera Workshop. Note this is an external link, which WPS is not responsible for. The whole book can be previewed on screen without having to be payed for.

Martin Addison





Peter Orr's ARPS - Printing What You See

The PDF from Peters's talk can also be found under "Information". Logon and got to “Information” > “Reference material” > "Advice / Tutorials / Workshops"



Results - Print League Round 1 08-Oct-2019 : Judge - Giles Barkley

1st Bob Henley Bumble bee on
2nd Tim Norriss Slender cliff anole
3rd Bob Allen End of the day
C Peter Henderson Dusk at the old bookshop
C Miranda Delmar-Morgan All quiet at dusk
C Maurice Jones Yes, it's sharp
1st Deborah Gordon Orange jug
2nd Chrissi Travell Lily in the sky garden
3rd Richard lewis Evening bluebells
C Gay Hopkins A Sussex beach fishing boat
C Bob Hart Dog days in Devon
C Sue Birtwistle Rice harvest
C John Rose Boxed in
1st Helen Otton Jumping spaniel
2nd Alan Thompson Seeking shelter in
3rd Sarah Strange Rough day but still singing
C Kelly Long Leap of faith
C John Davis Who's in the woods
C Phil Terry Basking in the evening light
C Adrian Walmsley Smartphone vs Streetart
1st Eric Blake Penarth pier
2nd Sarah Townley Still life
3rd Ray Hems Soul singer
C Paul Davison Standing room only
C Pete Whieldon Cooling off on a hot
C Roger Dixey Evening passage
C Mike Lane Leopard with kill, Masai Mara


Details of the 2019 SGM (24 September 2019)

Details can be fond after logging on and looking at the "WPS AGM Minutes and Reports" page. This is  under "Information"  then "Managing the society, Minutes, AGMs, Questionnaire etc", then "WPS AGM Minutes and Reports".  This page has the links to the related documents.

iPad Issue

The fix for the issue with iPads has now been implemented. This was where iPads with new IOS updates did work with the WPS dropdown menus.

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Awards

400 David McKibbin DPAGB Award 2019 035   400 Glyn Paton  CPAGB  Award 2019 034
David McKibbin receives his DPAGB Award   Glyn Paton Receives his CPAGB award


WPS Speakers for the 2019-2020 season

Please note the Autumn and Spring Lectures are ticketed events. Details to follow nearer to each event.


Speaker Title Date   Summary
Paul Goldstein Wildlife & Travel in Kenya and Antarctica 10-Sep-19   Images from a campaigner and tour operator, from the Masai Mara and the Antarctic
Holly Budge An Evening with Everest Summiteer & Conservaationist 01-Oct-19   Holly is a true adventurer and motivational speaker, using art and imagery to promote conservation
David McKibbin Jack of All Trades? 15-Oct-19   Photography from several genres - with successes and mastery too
Martin Addison Looking Outside the Frame 22-Oct-19   Different ways of seeing photographs and techniques to make your photographs stand out
Peter Orr Polar Photography 05-Nov-19   Wildlife and landscape photography from cold places, north and south
David DuChemin The Heart of the Photograph (Autumn Lecture ticketed event) 26-Nov-19   David is a best-selling photographic authour, tutor and mentor. He explores what makes an image resonate.
Slawek Staszczuk LandscapePhotography is Simple 07-Jan-20   Landscape photography, based in Sussex and some travel landscapesfrom a widely published artist
Peter Neill Photography in the Music Industry 21-Jan-20   A freelance photographer's view of working with well known bands, record labels and management
Tony Oliver A Passage through India 04-Feb-20   A popular judge and photographer takes us on travels to the Indian subcontinent
Janet Haines Inside my Head - FemmeFotog 25-Feb-20   Fine art and conceptual phography, including some art nudes. Images and Photoshop techniques
Alison Baskerville Photography and Representation (Spring Lecture ticketed event) 10-Mar-20   Documentary photography in a military setting, also exploring conflict and gender stereotypes
Roger Dixie Seeing beyond the Viewfinder 24-Mar-20   How does Roger produce those stunning images?
Rachael Talibart Creative Seascapes 12-May-20   Images from around the coast, showing the majesty and power of the sea



 Committee Meeting Dates

The dates of the committee meetings can be seen after you logon and look under “Information” >  "Managing the society, Minutes, AGMs, Questionnaire etc" > "Committee Meeting Dates Current Season"

Contact WPS President

Suggestions Box 

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Events or Links that may be of interest to members

We are looking at providing a page with links to events that could be of interest to members.

For now we are including such links on this news page. We would welcome feedback from members regarding this.


WPS: Guest Speaker - Paul Goldstein - 10 September 2019

His webite is :

Is photography dead ?

The Renowned film director Wim Wenders hits out at 'phone photography'

See the BBC news site. is a free learning site by macro photographer Johan J. Ingles - Le Nobel geared towards budget-conscious intermediate level macro photographers who want to know how to do extreme macro photography and the equipment that we use.



RPS DIG website

Royal Photographic Society Events  
Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) Diary Dates  

Chris Button 27-Feb-2018 Landscape Photography

Chris Button has kindly provided some notes from his talk to the WPS.   See the "Advice / Tutorials / Workshops" page or use this direct link. Note this opens a PDF.