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By 0122-johnmoore, Jul 16 2017 04:26PM

Great News Smethwick won the PAGB Inter Club Championships at Warwick University with a massive score of 282 marks for our final set. This represented an average mark of 14.1 out of 15. Probably the highest mark ever in the history of this prestigious competition. Mike Sharples won one of the individual Judges Medals. Thank you to all of you who support the club competitions so allowing us to choose such a super set of images for entry to these competitions.

See the results and images HERE

 A happy group
A happy group
 Dave Lowe receives PDI trophy
Dave Lowe receives PDI trophy
Dave Lowe also receives the Epson Trophy for GB cup Prints
Dave Lowe also receives the Epson Trophy for GB cup Prints

By SPS News Editor, Jun 26 2017 09:50PM

Congratulations must go to both David Keele for the award of FIAP/p and also to Alison Fryer for the award of EFIAP/s .

Congratulations to Alison and David.

By SPS News Editor, Jun 16 2017 05:11PM

Please note I have very recently changed the web pages relating to the internal competitions.

The first page is essentially the same but tidied up a bit with the same three links to the individual competition pages. These have been cleaned up and there a few if any rules pertaining to the competition but there is a clear link to the latest rules for ALL internal comps, and these exist in one place only. There is also a clear link which takes you to the entry server.

You can let me know if you spot any errors or unclear info.

By SPS News Editor, Jun 3 2017 11:26AM

The SRGB Print Celebration is still open for entries until 16th July and 22nd July is judging day.

The prints will be on exhibition at our club house on 17th September for 2 weeks.

You can see full details HERE

By SPS News Editor, Jun 2 2017 09:32PM

Just a reminder to members that we hold a comprehensive stock of photo papers by Permajet and Fotospeed, All available at VAT free prices. We can order any of their range for you if not in stock.

By SPS News Editor, Jun 2 2017 09:25PM

The second series of Master Photographer is now running on Sky Arts HD it's on Thursday nights at 8pm, next Thursday is programme 3

By SPS News Editor, May 29 2017 09:43PM

The comlete results and images of the Members Annual Competition 2017 are now on line and can be found by following the links on the 'Internal Competitions' page

By SPS News Editor, May 22 2017 07:53PM

Our results at the recent Photofolio championships are now on the National Competitions page,

By SPS News Editor, May 19 2017 01:28PM

Here are the important details to note from last nights AGM.

David Lowe takes over the presidents role from Mike Sharples. Thanks Mike for a good job over the last 12 months.

Peter Gennard has been awarded 'Life Member' in recognition of all his hard work for the club over the years, congratulations to Peter.

The club internal 'merit' competitions are no longer called 'merit' it's just 'competition' ie 1st or 2nd PDI competition etc.

The points allocated to the selected images will now be:- 1st = 5 pts, 2nd = 4, 3rd = 3, HC = 2, and C = 1.

The resolution of the PDI images is also changing to 1600 x 1200 pixels to follow the new standard in the exhibition world and the quality of the new projector. The old size of 1400 x 1050 will still be accepted but will appear smaller in projection, so it's in your own inerest to follow the new dimensions.

The appropriate instructions on the website will be updated in due course.

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