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The Banquet of Champions

Meet the Guildford Photographic Society’s (GPS) trophy winners from the 2012-13 season. The image was created by GPS member Joe Corr, of Surrey- based creative photography and design company, Image Works (www.imageworks-surrey.co.uk) and the idea was to create a pastiche of The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, due to Lewis Carroll’s strong connection with Guildford. “I sought to capture something of the madcap fantasy nature of the books as well as the illustrations by John Tenniel,” says Joe Corr. “The GPS is one of the oldest photographic societies in the country. It was founded in 1892 – six years before Lewis Carroll’s death – and was set up with the object of ‘advancing the art and craft of amateur photography’. Well over a century later, we have not lost sight of this objective. We are a very friendly group and meet every Monday evening at Burpham Village Hall.” Guildford PS has come up with a unique, very photographic, way of commemorating its success

π To find out more go to www. guildfordphotosoc.org.uk

Burton photographic exhibition

WHAT’S YOUR CLUBUPTO?

Your story might be about a recent successful group shoot, or a special event, or an individual member who has gained a distinction or won in a photography contest. Please send the story (of no more than 300 words) plus a high resolution JPEG (no bigger than 2400pixels on its longest dimension) to clubnews@photography-news.co.uk.

Here’s your chance to tell the world how great your club is and what its members are up to.

Can youhelp? Chichester CC is looking for speakers for 2015 Members are encouraged to enter the exhibition whether they have joined recently or are more experienced, and the exhibition is split into separate classes for beginners, intermediates and advanced workers in monochrome prints, colour prints and digitally projected images. There are also separate nature print and nature projected image sections. Trophies are awarded to Mike Owens of Chichester Camera Club emailed us with this plea for help: “I’m responsible for the club’s programme for 2015 and I want to put on something quite different for our members.” He explains: “I think the tried-and-tested approach is to use the Federation handbooks to choose your judges and lecturers but On 16 and 17 November you can admire (and be inspired by) Burton upon Trent PS’s images in their annual members exhibition The Burton upon Trent Photographic Society’s Members Annual Exhibition takes place at the Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton DE13 0HE over the weekend of 16 and 17 November.

subjects can be a little limited and also not everyone is a member of the PAGB!” Mike is looking for informative and entertaining speakers, who are exponents of 3D photography, DSLR moviemaking or extreme macro, to address the club in 2015. And he is hoping that among PN ’s readers, there will be enthusiastic and innovative photographers, more than happy to share their experiences. If you’re interested, please email Mike on mykeowens@gmail.com. the best in each of the sections, as well as for best portraiture, landscape and record photography in the exhibition.  The general public is invited to visit the exhibition on both days, between 10am and 4pm; admission is free. There’s an official opening at 2pm on Saturday by the mayor of Burton upon Trent. The mayor will also present the prizes in the Open competition, which runs alongside the exhibition and is open to non-members. π To find out more go to www.burtonps.co.uk/exhibition.html

π To find out more go to www.chichestercameraclub.org.uk

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