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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Steve Clifford gains his CPAGB

We have great pleasure in announcing Steve has gained his CPAGB Distinction from the PAGB. Well done Steve!



Guest Speaker – 10th Dec

Andrew Lound

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 Lound

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:

Christmas Meal at The Rag – 11th Dec

There are still a few places left for the Christmas meal at the Rag on the 11th December. Please let me know if you would like to come along. See the menu attached. The price is £27.95 per person and that includes 3 courses, plus coffee and mince pies plus there’s a free bottle of house wine per 2 people dining.



Wrekin Arts Gold

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.

Preserving the Cod

Preserving the Cod


Sands Panorama PAGB Ribbon

Sands Panorama PAGB Ribbon


White Smoke, Chairman's Medal

White Smoke, Chairman’s Medal


David also received a UPI Ribbon in the Smethwick International for his image ‘Walking the Herd


Walking the Herd

Walking the Herd

Frome Salon National Open Photography Exhibition 2015

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.

'Reg' by Paul Hassell

‘Reg’ by Paul Hassell

Express & Star Website Article

The Express and Star have featured another article on our Annual Competition with more members photos featured, you can see the article here

Guest Speaker – 19th Nov

John Hartshorne LRPS DPAGB BPE3*

Old Dog, New Tricks


Acer Glade


The Bridge

Dodge Truck

Dodge Truck

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

Aston & Erdington Photographic Society website!john-hartshorne/c1c6l

Trinity Photography Group



PAGB Newsletter #149

pagb-logoThe latest edition of the PAGB Newsletter is available here

Staffordshire Cup Results

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:

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

PAGB Print Cup Success with 4th place

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      
Title Author Score Awards
Mrs Styal with Mt Tibbs Carl Mason 11
Redpath Orchard Carl Mason 9
It’s Showtime Carl Mason 12
Proposal Carl Mason 10
The Detective Lloyd Scott 13  
Just one more Drink Lloyd Scott 15  
Street Fighter 1 Lloyd Scott 13  
Run Lloyd Scott 12  
The Player Paul Hassell 14 Best Mono Print
A Simple life Paul Hassell 14 Best Colour Print
Focused Paul Hassell 12
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
Beacon David Byrne 12
Fredau Jann Wassell 11
Liliana Jann Wassell 8
Helen Jann Wassell 8
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 


The Player

The Player


A Simple Life

A Simple Life


Pub Brawler

Pub Brawler