2017

April

  • 6th Digital Comp 1 – Judge-Van Greaves: FRPS
  • 13th Carl Wright (LRPS) presents “The 10 stage digital workflow” – lecture from taking pictures to the end   product.
  • 20th Print Comp 1 – Judge-John Bissell
  • 27th Tony Winifield presents -  “Improve your picture taking skills” This talk concentrates on the non-technical creative process behind taking a picture. It is intended to help photographic novices/new members to take better pictures by developing their awareness of factors such as: depth, composition, contrast, colour & light.  It will help less experienced photographers to understand how they can construct a picture using artistic judgement and make their images more engaging with the viewer.   The talk will also act as a refresher for established photographers.

May

  • 4th Print Comp.2 – Judge - Peter Gennard   MFIAP EFIAP
  • 11th Studio Night
  • 18th Lecture – Gary
  • 25th Digital Comp 2 – Judge - Dave Tucker  DPAGB AFIAP BPE3

 June

  • 1st Print Comp 3 – Judge - Peter Siviter EFIAP DPAGB
  • 8th Talvinder Chohan presents: “Wildlife Photography - from Sandwell to India and beyond” - in search of nature’s best - Talvinder uses photography to express his passion for nature and wildlife as he takes us on a journey from his local reserves, to the frozen fjords in the Arctic and on to the jungles of central India, in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger
  • 15th Studio Night
  • 22rd Digital Comp 3 – Judge - Michael Krier  ARPS MA Photography
  • 29th Lecture - Lightroom  - Lee Williams

July

  • 6th Battle with Stourbridge – Judge - Scott Lathum
  • 13th Digital Comp. 4 – Judge - Ken Hudson  CPAGB BPE2
  • 20st Van Greaves – FRPS – AV presentation’s Moods of Morecombe Bay, Venice Carnival, High as a Kite and other themes 
  • 27th Print Comp.4 – Judge - Mark Wilbrey

 August

  • 3rd Ladies Evening
  • 10th Tim Pile - Not to be missed, Tim Pile is coming to GBPS to deliver his very popular presentation of his work. This premium talk is open to all. Non members, as ever, are welcome.
  • 17th Print Comp. 5 – Judge-Warren Alani MSc ARPS DPAGB FIAP BPE3
  • 24th Men’s Evening
  • 31st Studio Night- Macro        

 September

  • 7th Print Comp 6 – Judge - Peter Clark  FRPS EFIAP/P APSA MPSA
  • 14th Lecture – Time Lapse Part 1 - Simon
  • 21st Battle with NBPS – Judge – Keith Sharples
  • 28th Members Panel of 3 – Judge - Paddy Ruske

October

  • 5th Lecture – Mark Wilbrey
  • 12th Print Comp.7 – Judge - David Grounds LRPS
  • 19th Studio Night
  • 26th Digital Comp 5 – Judge – Ian Bailey LRPS CPAGB

 November

  • 2nd Verity Milligan presents “Light on the Land: Explorations into Landscape Photography - This is a premium listing, Verity is a popular and successful local photographer, not to be missed!
  • 9th Lecture - Time Lapse Part 2 - Simon
  • 16th Print Comp 8 – Judge - Tony Winifield
  • 23rd Studio Night
  • 30th Battle with Walsall Wood – Judge - Peter Clark

December

  • 7th Bill Allsopp - Digital Monochrome Methods PDI talk with examples of his work before and after  processing.  Also, a projected presentation showing some of the methods he employs
  • 14th Annual Colour – Judge – John Hartshorne
  • 21st Holiday - Merry Christmas
  • 28th Holiday - Merry Christmas

2018

January

  • 4th Battle with Yardley – Judge - John Bissell
  • 11th Digital 6 Comp. – Judge - Ken Hudson
  • 18th AV Competition – Judge-Malcom Imhoff  FRPS FACI(M)
  • 23rd Away Battle with Wolverhampton (Tuesday)
  • 25th MCPF Portfolio (bring back trophies) 

February

  • 1st Work Night for One Shot Only Competition
  • 8th One Shot Only Comp. – Judge- Mark Wilbrey
  • 15th Annual Digital Colour or Mono-Judge – Warren Alani: MSc ARPS DPAGB FIAP BPE3
  • 22nd Annual Mono Print – Judge-Paddy Ruske

March

  • 1st Best of the Best – Judge-Scott Latham
  • 8th Studio Night
  • 15th Chairman Evening
  • 22nd Team A + B Battle – Judge-Alan Laurence
  • 29th AGM