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!
BPS Win the 2013-14 Interclub Competition
- Published on 13 April 2014
- Written by TomH
We are the Champions!
With an astonishing 95 out of 100 score in the final round, Bradford Photographic Society won the 2013/14 season of the Interclub Colour Group competition! We shot from our third place 4 points behind the leader at the end of the third round to win by four points in the end. Our total for all four rounds was 346 leaving Pudsey and Leeds PS in joint second place with 342 points.
Here is the winning scorecard:
Well done to all those members whose images were used throughout this year's competition to such good effect. And a special thank you to Graeme Mitchell whose tireless efforts and skill in choosing the right images at the right time have been critical to our success.
The full set of images used in all the rounds of the competition will be posted on the Gallery shortly.
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.