Syllabus: 2001 / 2002 season (archive)
"A Contrast in Styles"
By popular demand, the return of our favourite quartet of entertainers/photographers with an all-new performance. Guaranteed to get us off to a flying start.
(Hand-in for the 1st Quarterly Competition)*
|West Cumbria Group|
Universally acknowledged as a leading print worker in the area, Geoff will demonstrate how he is successfully harnessing the new technology to maintain his winning form.
|Geoff Robinson DPAGB|
1st Quarterly Competition
Our first visiting judge of the season will assess our entry of prints and slides. A chance to earn points towards Clubman of the Year - and benefit from the informed comment of an expert.
L&CPU Colour Print Folio
Plus - an opportunity to voice your own opinions in a very informal atmosphere.
Bring your prints and slides from last season's European trip. Plus - an uncensored video revealing the exploits of fellow members when let loose in a foreign land. A fun night in prospect.
15 x 15 battle with Leek C.C.
Leek C.C. have had increasing success latterly, with a good number of really strong workers producing the goods. We look forward to a tough battle and to seeing some excellent pictures.
Bill's title for the evening is "Photography - Scientific and not so scientific". Our forthright president will no doubt impress us with his enthusiasm and very extensive knowledge.
"Cappadocia and the Taurus Mountains"
An overdue return visit to Poynton by this modest but highly talented documentary and travel photographer - This time John has a set of slides to hold us spellbound.
|John Coles FRPS|
L&CPU Slide Folio
Plus - an opportunity to raise your questions informally with fellow club members.
A digital photography special. Norman returns this time with practical demonstrations on Photoshop Techniques, tailor made to fit our member's requirements. Look and learn.
(Hand-in for the 2nd Quarterly Competition)*
|Norman Piper DPAGB|
Photographer of the Year
and not for the first time. Gordon will enlighten us on the secrets of success.
2nd Quarterly Competition
More competition prints and slides from our members, keen to build on their points tally - or just interested to hear what an independent judge has to say (so often a source of controversy!)
L&CPU Documentary Print Folio
Plus - A chance to exchange ideas on any topic with like-minded enthusiasts.
The big "3-Way Battle"
Our turn to host the "Cheshire Triangle" with 10 prints and 10 slides from 20 different workers from each of three clubs - Wilmslow Guild PS, South Manchester CC and N.C.P.S. An unusual format which ensures a real test of "strength in depth". Be early!
Christmas Party Night
Home made festive food and entertainment to send us off with a smile.
|20th Dec (Thursday)||
Let's get together in record numbers for this gastronomic event of the year. Our final gathering this side of the New Year.
We know we can rely on seeing slides of spectacular content and quality from our acknowledged Leica expert, and past president of the R.P.S. A great start to the new year - guaranteed.
(Hand-in for the Annual Exhibition)**
|Brian Bower FRPS|
An Audio-Visual special from our friends from Bramhall, who come highly recommended by those in the know around AV circles. A polished and professional show in prospect.
|David and Anna Drackley|
"The Long and Winding Road"
A popular and highly respected judge and lecturer returns to Poynton, this time with his own impeccable pictures to inspire us all to greater heights.
|Graham Johnstone ARPS|
Harry leads the RPS Digital Imaging Group and devotes much time to unselfishly sharing his extensive knowledge of Photoshop. Prepare to be impressed.
|6th- 8th Feb||
NORTH CHESHIRE P.S. - ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Wed 6th - The Inter-club Digital Print Competition - Results
An appraisal of our exhibition slides which, unlike the prints, are not seen to best advantage in exhibition week. Tonight we do them full justice.
"More Tales from Dorset"
Ghost Stories plus fascinating facts, related and illustrated in a uniquely entertaining style - and not to be missed.
|Sheila & Fred Edwards|
"A-V on Three"
An all-new 3 - projector extravaganza for your entertainment.
(Hand-in for the 3rd Quarterly Competition)*
L&CPU Monochrome Print Folio
Plus - a chance to express your own thoughts about the pictures and commentary.
3rd Quarterly Competition
An all-new selection of our prints and slides go before our visiting independent expert for comments and awards (if deemed appropriate!)
"Nature in Focus"
Tony enjoys continued success in major competitions, particularly in the field of natural history. Tonight he shares with us his secrets and his impressive images.
|Anthony Pioli ARPS BPE5*|
15 x 15 Battle with the winners of the North Cheshire Challenge Trophy
As tradition dictates, we challenge the club who wins the North Cheshire Challenge Trophy during our exhibition week. A tough battle, but one we attack with relish.
A photographic category that tends to take a back seat in our club. Don, with his great experience in the genre, will demonstrate how to get it right and hopefully inspire us to really have a go.
"Travels with a Camera"
Ray knows his way across the Pennines, as a regular visitor to our exhibition with Sheffield's competition entry. His own winning style will be amply demonstrated on this special occasion.
|Ray Brightman FRPS AFIAP DPAGB|
Pictures from Club Outings
The club's social events have gone from strength to strength. Let's see what we have to show for it, photographically speaking - good, bad or indifferent. No rules, just plenty of pictures.
(Hand-in for the 4th Quarterly Competition and the Rosalind Bramley Trophy)*
Digital Print Competition
We rejoice in hosting this established battle and hope to repeat our recent successes. A strong line-up of clubs will be striving to avenge their defeat. Be prepared for some amazing images.
4th Quarterly Competition
Crunch time for those in the running for "Best Worker" awards. For all, a final flurry of new prints and slides to view, with the added bonus of our judge's appraisal.
An all-important fund raising event for the club and your chance to pick up a real bargain.
The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Plus - Presentation of Annual Awards and Rosalind Bramley Trophy
Commencement of the summer programme
Details of events and outings to be announced.