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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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 also cast their votes, with 651 votes cast for 201

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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 the winning image was Carol Watson’s ‘In the Style of

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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 The Mist.  LSAPS Members who had Print images retained for

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