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Andrew Marker ARPS
25 July we welcomed to KPS Andrew Marker ARPS who, in the first half of the evening, showed prints ranging from his darkroom days to the present time when he has become a digital photographer. We were privileged to have been shown his recent successful ARPS and he shared his thinking behind producing a panel of small prints, showing water reflections mainly taken in Venice.

The second half of the evening was devoted to audio visual sequences covering a range of locations - some stunning rock formations in Devon, the beauty of Scotland as well as Tuscany and Venice, including Venice Carnival.

An evening enjoyed by all KPS members as well as visitors to KPS
Evening at Temple Meads Station
On Friday 18th July a number of members enjoyed an evening at Temple Meads Station. More details and pictures on the Social Page.

David Rowley
Friday 11th July featured David Rowley with his "Photoshop - an interactive live demo"
David was last with us in 2005, and since then we have had several new versions of Photoshop, Elements and now Lightroom. He demonstrated some of the features of all three programs and made everything look so easy!
You are invited to visit his website (which is http://davrophotofx.co.uk/)

Evening in Bath
The meeting on Friday 4th July was an outdoor meeting with the "Bizarre Bath" Walk.



Susan Brown FRPS., EFIAP
On Friday 27th June our visiting speaker was SUSAN BROWN FRPS, EFIAP with her talk 'Composition - are there any rules?'
Susan projected a great number of her picture to illustrate certain points concerning composition. After the break we were treated to a wonderful display of her prints, many of the style we have come to associate with her - swimming pools and similar water based pictures. A sheer pleasure to view such inspiring work!

Happy 91st Birthday Ronald!
Members of Kingswood P.S join to wish our longest serving member (actually Life Member)
Ronald.G.Miller, a very happy 91st Birthday. Ronald, who lives with his wife Audrey in Beer, Devon - was our Chairman for many years. Illustrated below is one of Ron's monochrome pictures from the 1957 Annual Exhibition, it's called 'Music Maker'

Summer Outing, Severn Bridge and Aust
On Friday evening 20th June, a number of members and friends took part in a walk around (and along) the Severn Bridge. Naturally, refreshments were later needed!

Studio Evening
Friday 13th June was one of the infrequent Studio Evenings, and our model for the evening was Dakhari who comes from Kuala Lumpur. Some photographs were taken in the churchyard, utilising tree backgrounds etc, followed by the inevitable crush in the clubroom. I managed to grab a couple of shots for the website. Lots of pictures taken and an enjoyable evening - thanks to Mike Martin for making all the arrangements.



Outing to Portishead
This took place on Friday 6th June and was a great success
(Photo courtesy of Joanne Searle)

David Boag
Our meeting on Friday 30th May brought DAVID BOAG from Blandford in Dorset to present his talk "The World of a Wildlife Photographer" David is a return visitor to KPS and showed pictures from many parts of the world. He emphasised the fact that we as amateur photographers have the same chance of good pictures as a professional. The slogan for the evening was "YOU can do it"

Quarterly No.2 Intermediate Class
Prints
1st 'Fjallsjokull Glacier' by Glynnys Poole
2nd 'Sparkle' by John Sparrow
3rd 'Glass Blower' by Fay Rogers





DPI's
1st 'Venetian Sunrise' by John Sparrow
2nd 'Skycity Auckland' by Chris Deane
3rd 'Sea Holly' by Glynnys Poole

Quarterly No.2 Open Class
PRINTS
1st 'My Mum says my Pink sandals match my sweater!' Adrian Herring
2nd 'Daffodil Study by Kevin James
3rd 'The Gardener's Jacket' by Steve Murnan



DPI's
1st 'Sunset over the Western Islands' by Sue Winkworth
2nd 'Millenium Square Wheel' by Mike Martin
3rd 'Working with Metal' by Elizabeth Restall


2nd Quarterly Competition 2014
Our Judge for this competition on Friday 23th May was HILARY BRITLAND who gave her comments in a succinct manner with kindly comments and advice. Hilary had obviously spent a great deal of time analysing our work, and we were very impressed with her as a Judge visiting us for the first time.

Hermione Nicholls LRPS
KPS member Mrs Hermione Nicholls LRPS is seen here with a certificate for her Highly Commended entry in the W.C.P.F Knightshayes Trophy Competition. Hermione told the members of the pleasure that she and her late husband Nick had received over the past 20 plus years in being members of KPS.

Allen Lloyd ARPS, AWPF
On Friday 16th May ALLEN LLOYD ARPS, AWPF was our speaker with his talk 'A Digital Miscellany'
Allen told us that one of his passions was bird photography and he demonstrated his skills with a terrific variety of birds both perched and in flight. Landscape is also an important part of his photographic accomplishments and Yellowstone in Winter and the Wye Valley were beautifully demonstrated. Allen is seen here (left) with our Chairman Adrian Herring ARPA, DPAGB.

Peter Rees FRPS, MFIAP, EFIAP/p
On Friday 9th May we were treated to a memorable evening by Peter Rees FRPS, MFIAP, EFIAP/p with his talk " A Printer's Progress" Peter showed a mix of darkroom and digital prints, both mono and colour. There was a very wide range of subject matter from the UK and many parts of the world, delivered with subtle humour and interest. Lots of quotes, my favourite one being "95% of Judges give the rest a bad name!"

Successes at the Cheltenham International Salon
We were recently encouraged to enter the Cheltenham International Salon and several members were successful in getting acceptances.
Vanessa Herring. Ribbon in Experimental, 1 in Open Colour, 1 in Open Mono
Adrian Herring. 3 in Open Colour including RPS Gold Medal, 3 in Travel, 2 in Nature and 1 in Experimental
Sue Winkworth. 1 in Open Colour, 2 in Travel
Joanne Searle. 2 in Mono
John Long. 3 in Experimental
See below - left image is Adrian's and right is Vanessa's

Peter Siviter EFIAP
Our guest speaker on Friday 2nd May was PETER SIVITER EFIAP with "A KIND OF MAGIC" The evening consisted of a selection of prints - mainly street photography. Peter attends festivals at places like Edinburgh, Blackpool, Whitby etc to capture interesting faces to combine with other places and backgrounds. After coffee we were entertained with Audio Visual presentations, which shows Peter's excellent technique, especially with movement in Pictures to Exe. I must confess my favourite was a sequence taken in Amsterdam called just 'Bicycles'

AP and FT Trophies Competition
This popular evening gave our judge Tony Byram ARPS, DPAGB, AWPF, EFIAP quite a task as there were 33 entries for the AP (Andy Pauline Trophy) for sets of three related projected images and 25 entries for the FT (Frank Thomas Trophy) for three related prints.

AP Trophy:
Winner Mike Martin
2nd Adrian Herring
3rd Mike Martin
HC Kevin Poole
C Vanessa Herring
C Joanne Searle




FT Trophy:
Winner Jean Dimond
2nd Derek Webber
3rd John Long
HC Hilary Kay
C Trevor Toms

Colin Harrison FRPS
On Friday 11th April our visiting speaker was Colin Harrison FRPS with his talk "A Digital Adventure - Looking at Images"
Colin is a very well-known Exhibitor and this evening we saw many of his successful award-winning creative images. In many instances Colin shown alternative versions of the same image indicating which was successful and the reasons. A fascinating evening!