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PAGB Newsletters

The PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) issue regular newsletters that may be of interest to our membership

You can subscribe to the service and have them emailed directly in your inbox by going to and using the 'Sign Up' button.

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Merit & Cumulative results

Here is a link to the folder for the Merit Print and Digital results and cumulative results



Annual Competition Results

Click on the folder here for Annual Competition Results



SPS History

Here is a document about the Club's history which members may find of interest. It was written by Ian Thompson, an Honorary member, he is still with us although does not come to the club now. He wrote this for our Millennium exhibition, held at Rowley's house. Ian is very keen on keeping the memories of the club alive. Ian is a very keen natural history photographer, botany and insects. He has been president of the club and he was also chairman for a number of years of the Shrewsbury Open Colour Slide Exhibition (SOCSE), now known as SOPE.



Latest Members' Newsletter

Here is a link to the latest Members' Newsletter, for the most up to date news about the club's activities

Latest SPS Newsletters


COVID19 and our meetings

Please read the following information, whether attending any SPS club event or SPS club meeting, formal or informal.

COVID-19 risk assessment and key recommendations Your committee are looking into the current COVID-19 recommendations, and instructions that form part of our licence to use the Hermitage. A risk assessment document has been posted onto the website at:

Please copy and paste this link into your web browser.


Guidance on Preparing Prints for Competitions

More guidance from Judy, this time on how to best present your images entered into our print competitions.

Download the guide


Resize in Lightroom

Here is a guide to resizing photos to 1600 x 1200 for Club Competitions using Lightroom Export

Download the guide here


A Library of Information

Here is a link to a folder containing various information regarding photography, which you may find of interest: How to upload images to the website for competitions Image resizing for competitions, How to prepare prints for competitions, Photoshop resizing Actions, Compositional aids and Sunrise Chart, Darkening or lightening using layer masks, Focus stacking in Photoshop, How to "light up a lamp" in Photoshop, How to find out the shutter count for your camera A printable chart for use with long exposure ND Filters to keep in the camera bag, Apps for Night scape photography, How to remove Blue Haze from photos.

Link to the folder here


Belle Vue Arts Exhibition

The Club's annual Exhibition as part of the Belle Vue Arts Festival was held at the weekend, and a total of 314 people saw the photos and cast a vote for their favourite image. Thanks go to all of those who contributed prints and helped with setting up, stewarding and dismantling. Here are the voting results.

Download the voting results


New Projector

We are now the proud owners of a new digital projector.

This new projector has a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, and the quality is amazing Images for competitions for 2022-23 season should now be prepared to this size.


Uploading images to the website for competitions

Here you will find a document on how to upload images to the website for competitions. Note that once you have uploaded images they cannot be changed. Amendments must be notified directly to the competition organiser.

Download the guide here


Shutter Count

If you are thinking of trading your camera in for a new one, you will need to know your shutter count. There are websites you can upload a photo to, but here is a simple method in photoshop.

How to find out your shutter count


Guidance on Resizing Digital Images

Judy Mainwaring gives us the benefit of her expertise in the resizing of digital images in Photoshop into a format suitable for our projector. If you would like photoshop actions, please email Judy on

Download the guide