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Ordering of Nomad print boxes


The next 'order window' for Print Boxes will will open on Monday 2nd April and
close on Friday 27th April 2018.

Club secretaries will be notified in late March.

They should be available for collection at the Reps Meeting AGM/Finals Day to
be held at Littleton on Sunday 13th May.

The WPS representative will collect the boxes and bring them to a WPS Tuesday

Nomad describe these boxes as Heavy Duty in that they have two webbing
straps and moulded black plastic corners.
Handles can be supplied on any size box at an additional cost of £3.

Full details can be found in the PDF from the SCPF.

All order enquiries contact – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PDI League Entries

PDI League Round 5 - 20 March 2018 - Entries are open.

Entries close at midnight Wednesday 14th March 2018

Judge: Ruari Cumming ARPS

Logon and look under "Competitions" for "PDI League Image Upload" as normal.

Judge: Ruari Cumming ARPS was at WPS for:

WPS PDI Round 3
“Earth’s Beauty” was the
set topic for this round
  Tuesday 12 January 2016
WPS Print Round 3   Tuesday 14 February 2017



WPS Print Round 4, Tuesday 7 March 2018

Judge Jim Pascoe ARPS ABIPP

1st Dan Cowen Lone Wolf
2nd John Burke Target Spotted
3rd Stephanie Patterson Retirement at last
C Bob Allen Wight Light
C Helen Otton Protecting the young
1st Robin Shaw The sphere - port Olympic Barcelona
2nd Adrian Binney Shy Chinese boy in his Sunday best
3rd Anita Taylor Family outing
C Gavin Mann Scott
C Tim Lever Rotunda 6
C Lynette Clark The potter at work
HB Phil Terry Dartmoor Dawn
HB Michelle Gale Pots of Luck
1st Tony Smith ARPS DPAGB Lucknow Market Trader
2nd Janette Lloyd Portuguese Bookshop
3rd Gavin Bowyer LRPS Dancer Free in Venice
C Roger Dixey ARPS DPAGB BPE2* Storm over Shaldon
C Maria Leekblade LRPS CPAGB AFIAP Bude Seawater Pool
C Bijen Gurung LRPS Away from the Hut
C Martin Farrow ARPS Crowing
HB Glyn Paton LRPS Carnival Ecstasy
HB Steve Green LRPS Lake Te Anau in Angry Mood
HB Pete Whieldon ARPS DPAGB Snowy Owl Flying in Snow
HB Sarah Townley LRPS Tulips



The dates of the new committee meetings

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Wednesday 18th April 2018 Change of date it was 25th April 2018

Contact WPS President Nick Townley


Winchester Photographic Society celebrated their triumphant win of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) league.

Entering eight prints that were judged by a different judge on eight occasions in eight different camera clubs, Winchester came first in the top league, just beating their rivals, Chichester Camera Club.

SCPF’s members total 50 clubs, so Winchester are justly proud of their win. “We’re a big club with some very talented photographers, and it’s wonderful that their skills and creativity have been recognised in this way.” said the current president, Eric Blake.

the eight prints

Particularly remarkable was the achievement of Steve Green, whose Iceland print, ‘Westerhorn Beach’, received full marks in five consecutive judgings.

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The four owners of the winning prints 

The Committee also award Honorary Membership to Graham Barber for his devoted service as Treasurer of the Society for the last 6 years, an accolade well deserved by such a committed and generous-hearted man.

well done Graham

Eric Blake


Suggestions Box 

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WPS now on Social Media Platforms

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Events 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.


LCE Southampton Photo Pro Show 2018

Annual Southampton Photo & Video Show Event
26/4/2018 - 11am to 6pm, Free admission
Where: The Novotel Hotel
1 West Quay Road
SO15 1RA

The RPS (Royal Photographic Society) Southern Region will be at the event, taking membership enquiries and showing/explaining what the RPS offers to enthusiast & pro photographers.

More details.


WPS Members Training Training programme for 2017-18

The 2018 Training Programme 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