- Battle with Hyde PS – April 2018
- Photographers of the Year 2017
- High Peak Trophy
- Battle with Hyde PS
- AGM – new committee
- Photoshoot 3rd July
- Photoshoot 26th June
- Battle with Oldham PS
- Mobile phone night
- Photographers of the Year 2016
Battle with Hyde PS – April 2018
Our club room was almost overflowing with twenty–five members and almost as many Hyde PS members when we successfully defended the biannual 'battle', which was judged by Cy Newton - who complimented the authors for the quality of all the images. Cy discussed each of the DPI and print entries comprehensively before awarding the following marks:
Our thanks go to Hyde PS for participating in the evening and to Cy for sharing his knowledge.
Photographers of the Year 2017
- Vicky and Charlie with their trophies
- Derek Fox with his bottle of wine
- We all had a good time
The 2017 Christmas social evening was held on 18th December and during the course of the evening Keith, our Chairman, announced that the Club's 2017 DPI Photographer of the Year was Vicky Mansfield and that Charlie Saycell was the Print Photographer of the Year and he duly presented them with their trophies and boxes of chocolates.
Barry Barnes was given a small prize for coming the runner-up print worker and Jen Barnes, Gary Lewis and Derek Fox were announced as equal runners-up in the DPI section and each receiving a small prize.
Also during the evening, Keith presented Derek Fox with a bottle of wine for his image Spiral Staircase, which was chosen by Beccy Lane as her favourite photograph in her recent Architectural Photograph Challenge.
High Peak Trophy
The host for this year's High Peak Trophy competition was Macclesfield Camera Club and eight SPC members attended to hear judge Keith Barber speak eloquently about each of the thirty-two prints and similar number of DPIs. After all the marks were combined the results were:
Our thanks go to Macclesfield for hosting the night and to Keith for sharing his knowledge.
Battle with Hyde PS
Nineteen members visited Hyde PS to see SPC successfully defend the biannual 'battle'; they heard judge, Toni Pioli discuss each of the DPI and print entries comprehensively before awarding the following marks:
Our thanks go to Hyde PS for hosting the night and to Toni for sharing his knowledge.
AGM – New Committee
The Committee for the next year was elected at the AGM held on 25th September and is as follows:
- Chairman – Keith Rawsthorne*
- Secretary – Kevin Gamwell
- Treasurer – Mike Wheeller*
- Derek Baker*
- David Oliver*
- Stephen Price*
- Vicky Mansfield
NB * denotes re–elected. Kevin Gamwell was a committee member last year. Ian Boys did not offer himself for re–election.
Photoshoot – 3rd July
Another pleasant evening and another successful outdoor photoshoot, this time at Lymefield Visitor Centre, Broadbottom. Lauren was again our model.
Photoshoot – 26th June
We took advantage of the warm weather and extended daylight to have a photoshoot on the cricket club car park. We had the use of several 'exotic' cars and asked Lauren to model for us. The result was a very productive session.
Battle with Oldham Photographic Society
We hosted a battle with Oldham PS, which was judged by Keith Barber from Swinton & District PS. There were sixty PDIs (thirty from each club) and after totalling up the points, SPC was pronounced the creditable runner–up, with 477 points. Congratulations go to the winners, Oldham PS, who amassed the grand total of 492 points.
Thanks to Keith for giving his time and expertise and to Oldham PS for making the evening a success.
Mobile Phone Night
We had an interesting evening exploring the possibilities of mobile phone photography. Thanks to Peter Gillooly for the image above, taken on his phone.
Photographers of the Year 2016
- Jen Barnes receiving her DPI Photographer of the Year trophy
- Charlie Saycell receiving his Print Photographer of the Year trophy
- Mike Wheeller accepting his award
At the Christmas social evening held on 19th December last Keith, our Chairman, announced that the Club's 2016 DPI Photographer of the Year was Jen Barnes and that Charlie Saycell was the Print Photographer of the Year and he duly presented them with their trophies and a bottle of wine each.
Also during the evening Keith presented Mike Wheeller with a glass tankard and some beer to fill it in recognition that Mike has been Treasurer since the inception of the Club in 1979.