Club Meetings

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.

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Guest Speaker – 18th Feb


Have I Got Nudes For You

Tim Pile

From Tim’s Website:

I’m an amateur photographer in the true sense of the word, producing images for the love of it, and always looking for interesting places to capture the beauty of the female form using natural light. I live in Birmingham, which is near the centre of England, but look far and wide for locations to go with my models.

I do like to share my images with others. One way of sharing my images has been to work towards a number of UK, Irish and International distinctions, through the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), Royal Photographic Society (RPS), Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP). While I am very proud of my distinctions, it’s the images that count and not the letters after my name.

My images have featured in a number of group exhibitions (salons) around the world, and have being awarded over 40 gold medals, these include The London Salon, The Trierenberg Austrian Super Circuit, FIAP World Cup best image, and possibly unique feat of being awarded two gold medals at each of two consecutive exhibitions in the prestigious Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography.

Another way of sharing my images with fellow photographers is through a talk that I give to camera clubs, and any other interested organisations, the talk is entitled “Have I Got Nudes For You” to ensure that anybody attending is in no doubt about the content of my images!

Tim’s Website:

Pinterest Photo Sharing Site:


Guest Speaker – 11th Feb


Going Up In The World

Bob Denis

“Going Up In The World” is the story of how Bob got back into mountain climbing/walking in his mid 50’s after many years away from it. The presentation includes images of how it happened, followed by many locations and scenes of Mid and North Wales. There will also be an AV sequence.

From Bob’s Facebook page:

I’ve been involved in photography for about 30 or so years. A member of Bebington P.S. since 1983 and on their Committee since 1984, being President on several years. Joined the Executive of the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) in 1990 and still there and was the President in 1997 & 1998. I am a photographic Lecturer and Judge. Placed on the L&CPU Roll of Honour in 2005 and had the APAGB Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain conferred on me in 2004 for Services to Photography. I am currently a National Judge and still enjoy entering National and International Competitions. I run the Bebington Salon of Photography which is a National competitive Exhibition, part of the British Photographic Exhibition Circuit (BPE).

More CPS Success from Solihull BPE Salon

Paul Hassell was awarded 8 acceptances with awards for

  • Reg” was awarded a PAGB Ribbon
  • “A Dark Place” was awarded a Peter Rees Medal
  • “Vic Evans the Jazzman” was Commended
A Dark Past

A Dark Past








Lloyd Scott had 7 acceptances plus awards:

  • ‘Street fighter # 1’ Bob Underwood Medal
  • ‘I am shadow’ highly commended
  • ‘Quirrang skye’ highly commended


John Cartlidge had 3 acceptances

The Engineers

The Engineers


Pub Singalong

Pub Singalong




Download Links from Last Guest Speaker

Here is the links file as promised from last Thursday’s guest speaker Stuart Crump

Long Exposures – NotesV2

Awards from Solihull

David Byrne has had 5 acceptances and 2 awards from the local BPE Salon in Solihull.

Arctic Stormfront” was awarded a PAGB Ribbon
Storm over New Brighton” was awarded a Tony Broom Medal


Arctic Stormfront

Arctic Stormfront


Storm Over New Brighton

Storm Over New Brighton


Guest Speaker – 28 Jan


Long Exposure Landscapes

From Stuart’s website:

I live in Bramcote, Nottingham and to help to improve my photography I joined Beeston Camera Club in 2009. Since joining a Camera Club my photography has progressed rapidly with success in club competitions. Photography qualifications have also happened fairly quickly and I obtained my LRPS in March 2011, CPAGB in April 2012, ARPS in September 2012 and DPAGB in April 2013. I have also had over 400 acceptances in FIAP Salons Internationally and achieved AFIAP in 2013 and EFIAP in 2014.

In the N&EMFP 2013 Annual Exhibition one of my Projected Digital Images (PDI) was selected as the best colour image and overall winner of the Peter Henson Shield for the Best Digital image.  In 2015 another of my images was selected, as one of a panel of ten prints, to represent Great Britain in the FIAP Colour Print Biennial. Great Britain came second overall, out of 26 countries, and I was awarded a PAGB Gold Medal.

Long Exposures

The use of long exposure techniques i.e. between ¼ second and 4 minutes has been of special interest to me for some time. One of my images was accepted into the Landscape Photographer of The Year Book 5 and another was accepted by the Royal Photographic Society for their Digital Imaging Group annual exhibition. During my talk I will show a wide range of images, mainly landscapes and seascapes.  I will also discuss the equipment required, including filters, as well as explain some of the problems that may occur.

After the interval, I will give my “Tale of Ten Images” talk where I explain how I created ten of my Long Exposure images, including converting RAW files for printing and digital projection, and how I edited them in Lightroom and Photoshop. I will also display about ten prints – if time and facilities allow for this.

Time: Approximately 90 minutes.

Unfortunately Stuart’s website prohibits reproduction of any of his images so you will just have to come along on Thursday to see his work.


PAGB Newsletter #154

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Competition entries

Happy new year to everyone, as usual the beginning of the new year is a busy time for External competitions and we have the following coming up for which we’re looking for new material from members.


Closing date for this competition is the middle of January and we’re looking for new DPI images from members for selection, in particular we’re looking for nature images. We need to submit 15 Open and 15 nature images.

Please send images to Steve Clifford – and size as for club comps (1400 x 1500px)

Please send latest 14th January to give Steve enough time to collate and send off.

Midphot – Print & DPI

Closing date for Midphot is 13th February and you can enter both prints and DPI in the following classes.

Monochrome Print

Colour Print

Nature Print

Open Digital

Nature Digital

Panels – 3 prints

The cost is £0.75p per image submitted / £3.00 per panel and each author can enter up to 8 images in each section. The club may contribute to the entry fee but this has not yet been finalised. (Watch this space)

Please send your DPI images to Steve Clifford – and hand prints to Steve Clifford. the Deadline for handing into Steve is 4th February to give him enough time to collate and hand in.

Inter club competition Vs Rugeley & Armitage

This competition is being hosted by Rugeley& Armitage at the Lea Hall Welfare centre, Rugeley on Monday 25th January.

Please put the date in your dairy and come along to support our club.

If you have any questions on any of the above please speak to Steve.

Thank You

PAGB Newsletter #152

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Bebington Salon 2016

Paul Hassell has won Gold in the Bebington Salon 2016 with his image ‘Dedication‘ and a highly commended with ‘Determination‘ plus 6 acceptances