Submission dates for all club competitions is one week before the competition date.
Digital images for DPI Competitions must be 1600 x 1200 pixels
For print competitions, identical DPI copy images must be uploaded to the website as well as the physical prints submitted.
Please see the Competition Rules for full details on each competition and how to enter.
The 2023-24 programme is available as a downloadable, printable PDF file.
Download and print it as a double sided A4 using short left edge binding from this link
Download it and print using booklet in Adobe Acrobat from this link
A chance to renew or start your membership and meet your fellow members. There will be short presentations on what the society does, how to enter competitions and the competition rules as well as time for Q&A and gathering ideas for weekend trips and club nights.
This talk will offer advice on how to take pictures in situations that many find intimdating. There will be guidance regarding the best equipment, Steve's favourite locations and the ethics and law that apply to this tricky if rewarding style of photography.
Eddie has worked as a professional sports photographer for nearly 40 years and loves the job today as much as he did when he started. From being the youngest photographer at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 to now being the official photographer for the England football team, telling his story that began with delivering black and white prints by hand to Fleet Street newspapers to now sending pictures directly from his camera appearing on websites and social media within seconds. Venue: - Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Croud Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST. Please note, this will be a ticketed event.
24 year old photographer Toby Pickard joins us to discuss his tips and tricks for creating impactful wildlife images. Based in Bristol, Toby’s adventures in wildlife photography have taken him from the jungles of India to the African bush of Zambia and, most recently, to the rugged coastline of British Columbia - and his camera has stayed with him the whole way.
Chris Nowell was injured in Afghanistan suffering neurological memory loss as well as sight loss in his right eye and the loss of vision in the peripherals of his left eye. As a challenge he decided to try photography and has become a successful landscape photographer especially fond of the Peak District National Park near his home.
In an increasingly information-rich world, we have a wealth of tools and techniques at our disposal to improve our landscape and travel photography. From how to find a location you’ve seen online, to planning precise sun and moon alignments, and how to automatically add your photos to a map even when using a camera without GPS, Shropshire-based landscape photographer Robin Fellows-Weir will explain all! All software demonstrated will either be free or affordable.
Set of four printed images showing a record of a subject, place, item or event. Judged by an independent PAGB Judge, Mike Taylor from Sandwell
Sets of four DPI images showing a record of a subject, place or event. Judged by an independent PAGB Judge, Mike Taylor from Sandwell.
Up to four printed images per member of people. Judged by an independent PAGB Judge, John Haines from Great Barr
Up to four DPI images per member of people. Judged by an independent PAGB Judge, John Haines from Great Barr.
CLUB NIGHT: Night Photography and other low light activities. To include a number of ideas some of which will be weather dependent. Light painting, experiment with steel wool, use of tripods for slow speeds, settings for poor lighting conditions, Rear sync shutter and other slow shutter variations.
Up to four prints of living organisms. Please see competition rules for full details. Judged by Ian Whiston, an independent PAGB Judge.
Up to four projected images of living organisms. Please see competition rules for full details. Judged by Ian Whiston, an independent PAGB Judge.
In this talk, Joe Houghton takes a fascinating look into the fast-changing world of photography being affected and transformed by artificial intelligence. Whether it’s AI apps such as Topaz, On1, Luminar or DXO, old favourites like Lightroom and Photoshop, or other less well-known programmes, Joe will give you a lot to think about and spark some discussion on what is happening around us, whether we like it or not!
Over the season, members submit up to six projected images based on subjects selected over the year. The Eldred Trophy is awarded to the person with the most points overall, and the Misses Jones Salver is presented to the winner of the best image overall. Judged by an independent PAGB Judge, Robert Ings from Lichfield.
The White Horse Annual Dinner, Presentation and Social Evening. A chance to have a meal, socialise with fellow members and see the presentation of this season's awards. Find out who won the Danny Beath Memorial Photographer of the Year trophy.