The Society meets Thursdays from Sept to May from 8.00pm at:
Mill St Methodist Church
(Next to Instant Print & opposite Morrisons)
Mill Street, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0DR.
We have great pleasure in announcing Steve has gained his CPAGB Distinction from the PAGB. Well done Steve!
The Lost World of the Soho Foundry
"Soho Foundry" by Oosoom at en.wikipedia
Soho Foundry is a factory created in 1795 by Matthew Boulton and James Watt and their sons Matthew Robinson Boulton and James Watt Jr. at Smethwick for the manufacture of steam engines. Now owned by Avery Weigh-Tronix, it is used for the manufacture of weighing machines. Andrew, a former curator, takes you on a journey through the history of the site. Rare images from history, as well as his own modern images create a remarkable presentation. Journey through the old foundry as if exploring a lost world. A haunting and beautiful presentation accompanied by video and music.
Andrew, who has been to Cannock PS previously, has been presenting public lectures and staging exhibitions for nearly 40 years, and has participated in over 4,000 events. Andrew has supported astronomy and space science public awareness in the UK since the late 1970s. He has organised and funded many public activities in support of Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry, Soho House Museum and the Avery Historical Museum.
Andrews website is at: http://www.andrewlound.com
David Byrne has been awarded the PSA Gold ‘Best in Show’ Medal for his image ‘Preserving the Cod‘ in the Wrekin Arts International Salon, David was also awarded a PAGB Ribbon and the Chairman’s Medal for two others along with 8 acceptances.
David also received a UPI Ribbon in the Smethwick International for his image ‘Walking the Herd‘
Congratulations to Paul Hassell who has won a Silver PAGB Medal in their latest salon for his highly successful image ‘Reg‘, Paul also had 8 images accepted into the competition.
The Express and Star have featured another article on our Annual Competition with more members photos featured, you can see the article here
Old Dog, New Tricks
John has been a member of Aston & Erdington and Smethwick Photographic Societies for many years. He has served on the council of the MPF. He has entered both National & International exhibitions and won many awards.
John joined Fotospeed seven years ago and has promoted their products as a lecturer and judge in the Midlands area. He loves taking Nature, Landscapes, Motorsport and Portraits.
Quote from John:
“I have enjoyed photography for most of my life I started printing in the darkroom, processing black and white and colour negative film, moving over to digital printing twelve years ago
My portfolio contains a wide range of subjects – portraits, landscapes, nature, and sport photography of all types, as both colour and monochrome prints. I also enjoy infrared digital photography, producing both mono and colour infrared images.
Fotospeed Imaging has sponsored me for the past eight years, This enables me to use the many types of inkjet papers they market. I use the Fotospeed ink system, these pigment inks are archival up to one hundred years.
I travel extensively around the Midlands, visiting photographic societies, as both a judge and lecturer.”
John’s website: http://www.johnhartshorne.co.uk/
Aston & Erdington Photographic Society website: http://www.aston-erdington.co.uk/#!john-hartshorne/c1c6l
Trinity Photography Group: http://www.trinity-photography-group.com/john-hartshorne-lrps-bpe3-dpagb.html
Cannock (170 points) came second to Tamworth (175 points) in the Staffordshire Battle on Wednesday 11th November in a very well attended event, for the first time ever it is believed, we had 11 clubs attend the event with some superb images from all that entered.
Cannock’s scores are as follows:
AUTHOR TITLE SCORE
Paul Sutton Leaping the Flames 16
Jann Wassall Fredau in natural light 16
Guy Rogers Emerald Damselflies in dew 19
David Byrne Storm over New Brighton 18
Guy Rogers Ringlets Mating 15
Paul Hassell Determination 19
Paul Hassell A Simple Life 17
Peter Clark Rising Mist Yosemite 19
Mark Davies Great Tit and Teasel 17
David Byrne Preserving the Cod 14
Cannock PS came 4th in the country in the PAGB Print Trophy this year, beating local rivals Smethwick in the process for the second competition in row. In addition to that Paul Hassell won both ‘Best Colour Print’ for ‘Simple Life‘ and ‘Best Mono Print’ for ‘The Player‘ in the same competition, no mean feat! Well done Paul. David Byrne also received a Judges award for ‘Pub Brawler‘
|PAGB Print Cup 2015|
|Mrs Styal with Mt Tibbs||Carl Mason||11|
|Redpath Orchard||Carl Mason||9|
|It’s Showtime||Carl Mason||12|
|The Detective||Lloyd Scott||13|
|Just one more Drink||Lloyd Scott||15|
|Street Fighter 1||Lloyd Scott||13|
|The Player||Paul Hassell||14||Best Mono Print|
|A Simple life||Paul Hassell||14||Best Colour Print|
|No. 37||Paul Hassell||10|
|Preserving the Cod||David Byrne||12|
|Pub Brawler||David Byrne||13||Richard Spurdens Mono Award|
|Frontier Man||David Byrne||11|
|Wild Lupins Iceland||Peter Clark||11|
|Aurora Mono 1||Peter Clark||10|
|Kirkjufelsfoss in Winter||Peter Clark||10|
|Rising Mist Yosemite||Peter Clark||11|
|Snakes Head Trio||John Cartlidge||9|
|Used in final 12 for scoring|
|Total Score: 153 points|
|Finish position: 4th|