2023 Seaside Invitation

The annual Seaside Invitation competition against Southport PS was held on Thursday 7th December, hosted by LSAPS. The competition was judged by James Hardy (CPAGB, LRPS, AFIAP) who gave a quick but concise judging of each image. At the end of the first Print round, LSAPS were trailing by 10pts, but unfortunately dropped a further 27pts back in the PDI

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2023 L&CPU Knock-Out Competition

The annual L&CPU Knock-Out competition was held on 18th November at the Elmbank Conference Centre in Eccles, judged by Simon Allen MPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP from the Scottish Federation. Each club entered 8 images, however as 40 clubs took part, the number of images entered into the judging was reduced to just 4 images per club, giving 160 images to be

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1st Set Subject Competition (2023/24) – Knock Out

The first Set Subject competition of the season was judged on 16th Nov by Martin Pickles of North Cheshire Photographic Society. The competition was in the form of a Knock-Out and Martin gradually whittled down the entry in a series of rounds, explaining why each image was eliminated. By the last round, with only 5 images remaining, Martin then chose

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2023 4-Way Battle

The 2023 4-Way Battle was held on Wednesday 15th November, hosted by North Fylde PS, but held in Poulton. The competition involves LSAPS, Poulton, Garstang and North Fylde, with 20 images being entered from each club. Judge for the evening was Steve Proctor ( DPAGB, BPE5, PPSA) from both Chorley and Ribblesdale Photographic Societies. Steve provided a good detailed critique

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1st Open PDI Competition (2023/24)

The first Open PDI competition of the season was judged on 19th Oct by Keith Barber (FIScT, CPAGB, LRPS) of Swinton & District PS. There was quite a large entry of 99 images to get through on the night. The top scoring images are listed below. The featured image for this competition is Late Afternoon Perch Rock by Margaret Keane,

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2022/3 Photoshow And Season Awards

Awards Certificates for the 2022/23 Season and Photowshow 2023 were handed out  during the annual AGM on 5th October, with a few catch-up presentations the following week. Well done to all awarded members, but in particular to Gordon Watson who won the Print Photographer of the Year and more especially to Carol Watson who won the Digital Photographer of the

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2023 Bob Robinson Trophy

The first L&CPU competition of the season, the “Bob Robinson Trophy” (formerly the Novice Cup), took place on Sunday 8th October. This competition is designed to promote competitions and distinctions to club members who generally do not participate in competitions and who do not hold any qualifications or accreditations (e.g. LRPS, CPAGB or BPE Crowns).  This year the format of

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1st Open Print Competition (2023/24)

The first Open Print competition of the season was judged on 28th Sep by Tillman Kleinhans (ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB BPE5* Hon LCPU) from St Helens Camera Club. Tillman made some interesting points about the difference between the ‘best’ image and the judge’s favourite, along with some detailed comments such as avoiding over-sharpening or over-enlarging images. The top scoring images are

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