Guest Speaker – 12th May

Peter Siviter EFIAP DPAGB Tales of the Unexpected Blood Brothers Street Dancers Emily and Ann Peter joined Hagley Camera Club in 1978.  He started entering FIAP and PSA exhibitions in 1981 and won his first medal in a Smethwick International, a Judge’s Medal with an image called ‘Fade to Grey’ which went on to win FIAP and PSA gold medals.  He joined Smethwick PS in 1983.  He has won 6 PSA gold medals with 5 different images and also has two sets of FIAP medals Gold,…

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Guest Speaker – 10th Mar

  Patrick Hickey Then and Now From the 1x website: I am fond of studio portrait work & landscapes, although I do not specialize in any particular form of photography. More recently I have been photographing wild birds in the garden and elsewhere, nothing yet up to the standard require on this site. I have been a member of Aston & Erdington Photographic Society here in the UK for something like 25 years. I was made 2 years ago by Aston & Erdington a life…

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Guest Speaker – 18th Feb

Tim Pile MPAGB EFIAP/g Have I Got Nudes For You 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…

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Guest Speaker – 11th Feb

Bob Denis CPAGB APAGB AFIAP BPE4* Going Up In The World “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…

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Guest Speaker – 28 Jan

Stuart Crump ARPS DPAGB AFIAP 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…

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Guest Speaker – 14th Jan

Ken Hudson CPAGB BPE2* Who am I to Judge? Mans Best Friend Paws & Stripes a photographic competition judge for local clubs and society’s Ken is a member of Handsworth Photographic Society and a competition judge for local clubs and societies. Ken’s website is at: http://www.b43photography.co.uk/ His Flickr page is at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfhjewellery/ Ken is also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/kensphoto

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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…

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Guest Speaker – 19th Nov

John Hartshorne LRPS DPAGB BPE3* Old Dog, New Tricks   Acer Glade The Bridge 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…

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Guest Speaker – 12th Nov

Dave Tucker AFIAP, DPAGB, CPAGB, BPE3* Pics Wot I Like Jacobite Village On The Bend Lonely Meal Dave is originally from Abertillery in South Wales, but grew up in the West Midlands, and currently lives near Walsall. Dave has gained AFIAP, DPAGB, CPAGB, BPE3* awards and is an MCPF judge You can see some of Dave’s images on his Ephotozine page – Ephotozine. He also has a Flickr page – Flickr. Dave’s personal website is at http://www.tuckerpics.com/

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