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 the Print competition, Southport were slightly ahead by 5 points,

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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.

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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 Dawn by Carol Watson.  Carol also scored the highest total

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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 are on the 5-Way Battle page.  

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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 who come from a club photography background.  Phil particularly liked

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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 colour problems.  Plus we got to enjoy the performance for

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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 competition was won by Stalybridge with an impressive score of

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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 this function. Congratulations to all the winners, and in particular

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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 choosing his favourite few from the Intermediate and Advanced Groups,

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