Free Training – Lightroom Virtual Summit 2024

The Lightroom Virtual Summit is a series of 45 on-line Lightroom tutorials presented by 15 different Lightroom experts. The tutorials will be released between 20th and 24th May, and each tutorial will be free to view for 48 hours after its release. That means you can spend a solid 5 days becoming a Lightroom expert! The full set of tutorials

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2nd Open PDI Competition (2023/24)

The delayed 2nd Open PDI competition of the season was judged on 4th April by Eddie Leach (DPAGB) from Oldham PS. Eddie raised a distinction between images that were suitable for competition and those that were primarily a record for the photographer’s own personal use.  The top scoring images are listed below. The featured image for this competition is Redshank

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3rd Open PDI Competition (2023/24)

The 3rd Open PDI competition of the season was judged on 21st March by Steve Proctor (EPAGB, BPE5, PPSA) from Chorley PS. Steve spent a bit of extra time commenting on the Beginners section which meant it was quite a long night with a total of 89 entries to get through. The top scoring images are listed below. The featured

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2024 L&CPU Individual Competition

The annual L&CPU Individual Competition will be held on 18th and 19th May. This competition is free to enter, is open to all club members and is an opportunity to try out your images against other photographers in the L&CPU Federation. The competition is made up of Print and PDI sections, and members are allowed to enter:- Prints: Up to

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2024 L&CPU Annual Club Competition

The annual L&CPU Club competition was held on the 2nd and 3rd of March. The PDI competition involves 24 images from each club – 16 in Open (Colour or Mono) and 8 in Nature, whilst the Print Competition again involves 24 images, but this time 8 in Open Colour, 8 in Mono and 8 in Nature. Each image is judged

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President’s Challenge

Just a reminder that the President’s challenge will be taking place on 30th May 2024. It will be a digital competition and members can submit just one entry. The theme for the competition is “Minimalism”.  Images must be taken between Oct 2023 and the hand-in date of 16th May and must be from a single capture.  HDR, stitched or stacked images are allowed

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2nd Set Subject Competition (2023/24) – Triptych

The second Set Subject Competition – a Triptych Print competition  – was held on 15th Feb, judged by John Riley from Tyldesley, Manchester. John is a semi-retired freelance photographer who provided quite short, but entertaining comments on the entries. One particular theme was that he was looking at how the images fitted together and even small details like the alignment

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2nd Open Print Competition (2023/24)

The second Open Print competition of the season was judged on 21st December by Ian Whiston (DPAGB, EFIAP/p, FBPE, EPSA, Hon LCPU) from Crewe Photographic Society. Ian provided a brief and concise critique of each image, often commenting on the sharpness and point of focus. As it was close to Christmas, he was also rather generous with his scoring, holding

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