Welcome to the BPS
- Published on 29 August 2012
- Written by Kath Bonson
Our friendly and informative meetings run from September to May, and are normally held at the Upper Bolton Conservative Club on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until approximately 9.30pm.
You can find our syllabus for the year under the Meetings section. Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting free of charge before (hopefully) deciding to join us.
Our members have a wide range of photographic interests, experience, and equipment. You can see examples of our photography in the Gallery section. We look forward to meeting you!
Third Print Trophy Evening
- Published on 27 February 2014
- Written by TomH
Well our third print competition evening, with two trophies for all-rounders, certainly brought out a fine group of entries on 20th February - and a remarkable result!
First to be decide was the HM Storey Salver for the title of Monchrome All-Rounder with seven sets of four images submitted. Don Crabtree was a clear winner with 75 points for his images 'Gareth', Low Tide on the East Coast near Hunstanton', 'Medieval Idiots, St George's Day 2013' and 'Detail of Window and Table, Boling Hall, Bradford', scoring 20 points each for the last two mentioned. Steve Swiszczowski with 69 points was second followed by Rais Hasan in third place with 67.
The Walker Trophy for Colour All-Rounder attracted a field of eleven entries. Rais Hasan scored 20 for his 'Lingerie Model' while Terry Kolonko scored 20 for his 'Evacuees' and 'Olympic Games 2012' on his way to third a third place score of 74. He was just pipped by Graham Mitchell in second place with 76 points which included 20 points each for 'Playing in the Sand' and 'Grey Seal Pup, Hornsey Sands, Norfolk'. The winner, with an outstanding perfect score of 80 points, was Michael Myers with his portrait 'Girl in the French Alps', his landscape 'Above Lumb Falls, Hebden Bridge', his natural history image of a 'Dunnock' and his still life entitled 'Soup's Ready'.
Gerry Padgett was our judge for the evening. He gave us very constructive comments on each image which will encourage those of us who did not figure in the headlines to aspire to greater things! A well-supported and enjoyable evening.
Second DPI Competition Evening
- Published on 21 January 2014
- Written by TomH
Our second Digital Projected Image evening on 16th January was another great trophy evening thanks to some impressive work submitted by members and a judge with a sense of humour!
The trophies to be decide were both 'All Rounder' trophies for sets of four images, one from each of the defined categories. The Percy Lund Rosebowl is for 'novices' while the D Bates Trophy is open to all.
Scoring 20 for his image "Joy", 18 for "Bulmer Creels", 17 for "The Unexpected Guest" and 18 for "Cardiff Bay Dragon" gave Gerry Gorman a grand total of 73 to win the Percy Lund Rosebowl. Close behind, both scoring 72 points, were David Hopkins who scored 19s for "Royal Crescent, Bath" and "Seagull" and Baljinder Gill who also had two 19s with "Marbles on a Mirror" and "Lister Park, Bradford".
Michael Myers took the D Bates Trophy with an impressive total of 75 points scoring three 19s for "The Guitarist", "Woodpigeon" and "The Sage, Gateshead" as well as 18 for "Brackendale Mill Pond, Thackley". Three people shared second place with 70 points. Sandra Cockayne's set included "My Other Job is Boxing" which scored 19, Steve Swiszczowski also scored a 19 for "Lunchtime Chat" while Graeme Mitchell had two 19s with "Ingleborough from the Limestone Pavement " and "The Scribe".
Colin Gower, from Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club, was our judge for the evening. His light touch kept us amused and entertained as well as informing us with his helpful detailed comments on each image.