LSAPS News Archive

3rd Open Digital Competition

The postponed 3rd Open Digital competition was finally held on Thursday 30th May, judged by Rebecca Entwistle from Prestwich, Manchester.  This was the final competition of the season. Featured Image The featured image for this competition is Monte Cristallo by Graham Barker, which scored top marks of 20pts in the ...
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3rd Set Subject – Still Life

The 3rd Set Subject competition on the subject Still Life was held on Thursday 23rd May.  The judge this evening was James Hardy (CPAGB, LRPS) from Chorley Photographic Society who kept us entertained with his somewhat dry sense of humour. Featured Image The featured image for the Still Life Competition ...
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L&CPU Individual Competition

The results from the L&CPU Individual Competition are now available, and LSAPS scored some notable successes. In the Print section, Kuli Virdee achieved 1st place in Mono with Cowboy and Gordon Watson received two Commended Awards for Winter Woollies in Mono and Tree And Barn in Colour. LSAPS Members who ...
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3rd Open Print Competition

The Hunter By Ken Ainscow The 3rd and final Open Print competition of the season was held on 16th May. The featured image for this competition is The Hunter by Ken Ainscow which scored 20pts in the Advanced Group. The results of the overall season Print Competition are now known, ...
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Photography Workshop

Fairhaven Photography Workshop

The Society is working in partnership with Fylde Borough Council on a photographic competition to celebrate the start of the National Lottery Heritage Funded Fairhaven Lake restoration project. As part of this, a few members of the society helped run a photography workshop aimed at encouraging people to get their ...
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War Hand Peace by Dave Biggs

Triptych Competition

The Triptych print competition was held on Thursday 18th April, judged by Harry Emmett from Accrington. Harry made a few points about the way that a Triptych should be viewed as a set, which means the layout, mounting and sequence of images in the set must be considered as well ...
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Graham Brodie Photoshoot

On Sunday 7th April a group of LSAPS photographers went on a photoshoot with Graham Brodie. Graham judged at one of our competitions under his real name of Graham Currey, but he is also an actor and model under the name of Graham Brodie, and provides photoshoot days for Photo ...
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Light Trails At Treales

A small group of LSAPS photographers from the Tutorial Group visited a bridge over the M55 on Wednesday evening to photograph light trails. Mainly an exercise in choosing the right shutter speed, whilst controlling the exposure with aperture and ISO settings. When we got fed up with that, we made ...
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North Cheshire Challenge

The North Cheshire Challenge is a competition organised by the North Cheshire Photographic Society which is open to clubs across the North West. The competition was held at Poynton Civic Hall on 20th and 21st March and is split into Digital and Print categories, with just 5 images in each ...
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L&CPU Annual Club Competition

The L&CPU Annual Club PDI and Print competitions were held over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March. LSAPS did very well finishing in the top ten in both competitions. In the PDI competition we finished in 8th place out of 38 participating clubs, 10 positions higher than last year ...
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2nd Open Print Competition

The 2nd Open Print competition of the season was held on 24th January. The featured image for this competition is Swan Feathers by David Foreman which scored 20pts in the Intermediate Group. Full details and an image gallery are available at the 2nd Open Print Competition Page ...
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Shadows On The Wall By Geoff Smith

2nd Open Digital Competition



The 2nd Open Digital competition of the season was held on 20th December and was judged by Paul King (CPAGB) from North Fylde Photographic Society. Paul provided a lot of feedback, mainly around composition and gave suggestions for cropping of images to present them at their best. The featured ...
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Heron With An Itch By Patricia Vice - 3rd Place

The Seaside Invitation

The Seaside Invitation is an annual inter-club competition between LSAPS and Southport Photographic Society.  The competition consists of 20 Prints and 20 PDI’s, where each set must be produced by 20 different authors.  This year the competition was hosted by Southport on 10th December. and judged by Jane Lines. After ...
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Booths Exhibition

An exhibition of club prints will be on display in the Fylde Gallery at Booths supermarket in Lytham.  The exhibition opens on Tuesday 4th December and runs until Sunday 6th January.  The gallery is upstairs in the supermarket next to the cafe and will be open during cafe hours.  Entrance ...
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L&CPU Knock-Out Competition

The L&CPU Knock-Out competition was held on 17th November at Poynton Civic Hall.  The competition was won by Poulton-le-Fylde with 16 points, whilst LSAPS finished in joint 14th place with 11 points.  Congratulations to Carol Watson, whose View from the Jetty made it to round 5.  Full details and our image ...
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It’s A Knock-Out

The 1st Set Subject competition was in the form of a Knock-Out and was held on Thursday 15th November, judged by Nick Hilton from Southport.  A large entry field was quickly whittled down until Nick was left with just two images, and in the end his wining image was Derwent ...
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2018 5-Way Battle

This year’s 5-Way Battle (a competition against 4 local clubs) was held at Bispham Community Centre on 10th Nov.  The competition was worn by Poulton, whilst LSAPS came a somewhat disappointing 4th place. However two of our images by Grant Douse and Sheila Giles scored a maximum 20 points.  Full details ...
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1st Open PDI Competition

The 1st Open Digital competition of the season was held on Thursday 18th October and was judged by Phil Garlington, a professional photographer with 40 years of experience.  It was interesting to obtain a perspective on what makes a good photograph from a professional photographer as compared to most judges ...
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The Pirates Of Penzance

On Monday 15th October, club members were invited to photograph Marton Operatic Society's dress rehearsal of The Pirates Of Penzance which is being staged at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham.  This was an excellent opportunity to practice some photography under the difficult conditions of stage lighting which present exposure and ...
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L&CPU Novice Cup

The L&CPU Novice Cup competition was held on 14th October at the L&CPU Big Day event.  This competition is only open to Club Members who have no accreditation (eg BPE, PAGB awards), and is intended to encourage club members to participate in competitions external to their own club. The overall ...
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Ken Ainscow - Print Photographer Of The Year

LSAPS 70th Anniversary Dinner

The LSAPS 70th Anniversary Dinner was held at the Glendower Hotel on 12th October, attended by a number of club members and guests.  Also present was Ian Aldcroft, President of the L&CPU who handed out trophies and awards from the Season and Photoshow competitions.  Many thanks to Ian for performing ...
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1st Open Print Competition

The 1st Open Print Competition of the 2018/19 season was judged on 27th September by Graham Currey.  Graham entertained us with his slightly idiosyncratic style of judging and a few amusing anecdotal asides.  A total of 70 images were entered and Graham awarded a number of 20 point scores before ...
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A Sailor's Return By Mark Worrad - 1st Place

Photoshow Public Votes

The annual Photoshow held by the club has now closed.  It was another successful exhibition with over 500 print and digital images on display  and over 800 people visiting across the two weeks. The Awarded images from the judging are now available to view at our Photoshow page, but the public ...
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The President’s Challenge – Red White And Blue 

The final competition of the year was the Pesident’s Challenge, held on 31st May.  For the challenge, all images must be processed In-Camera, with editing restricted to cropping and sizing.  This year the subject was Red, White and Blue. Voting was performed on the night by the club members, and ...
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L&CPU Individual Competition

The results from the L&CPU Individual Competition are now available, and LSAPS scored some notable successes. In the Print section, Ken Ainscow scored 1st place in Mono with Duelling Scare, and 2nd place in colour with his Shire Horse Judges.  Carol Watson also received a Commended Award for Out Of ...
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Studio Lighting Workshop

The Studio Lighting Workshop was held on the morning of Saturday 19th May.  This gave an opportunity for members to try out some of the club's lighting equipment and to pick up a few tips from more experienced club members.  We were pleased to welcome Owen, who modelled very convincingly ...
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Hawks And Owls Photoshoot

The Hawks And Owls Photoshoot took place on Saturday 5th May, and fortunately we were blessed with fine weather.  16 LSAPS photographers turned up to photograph a collection of birds provided by Lancashire Hawks and Owls. Lancashire Hawks And Owls Many thanks to our own club member Phil Critchley for ...
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