John and Mike
Friday, 15th June. It was a pleasure this evening to view the work of two of our own members. JOHN HODDINOTT AND MIKE MARTIN approach their photography in different ways, John illustrates his love of landscape with his pictures and Mike is more experimental, often combining two or more images to achieve the final result.
Although we see a small proportion of their work in competitions and the exhibition, this evening we saw many more of their library of pictures

Jenny Byram EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE1*
Our visitor on Friday 8th June was JENNY BYRAM EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE1* who transported us around the world to Australia, New Zealand, Venice and two locations in Russia. We were taken to these places by the means of Audio Visual and in addition we saw two Miscellany sequences which contained many of Jenny's award-winning images.

Critique Evening
Friday 1st June was one of our critique evenings and Adrian Herring, Mike Martin and Andy Beel commented on prints from both newer members and established members. It was a successful evening.
Quarterly Competition No.2
On Friday 25th May we welcomed Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP, DPAGB as our Judge for the 2nd Quarterly Competition.
Barry gave us fully comprehensive and constructive comments on our work, plus the anticipated "Mead" touches of humour

Quarterly No.2 Open Prints
1st Old Pier Swanage by John Hoddinott
2nd Skating in the Park by Elizabeth Restall
3rd Frozen Tide, Berrow Beach by John Hoddinott

Quarterly No.2 Open DPI's
lst Corfe Castle Rising from the Dead by Andrian Herring
2nd Forth Bridge by Jeff Morgan
3rd The Stairway by Joanne Searle

Quarterly No.2 Intermediate Prints
1st Lansdown Sunrise by David Rumsan
2nd No.1. by Bob Ryan
3rd Pulpit Dawn by David Rumsan

Quarterly No.2. Intermediate DPI's
lst Kilve by Andy Coffin
2nd Double Dutch by Jennifer Morgan
3rd The Kiss by Alison Price

Mark Mumford FRPS
Friday 18th May brought a large dose of Surrealism in the form of Mark Mumford FRPS with his talk “Gorilla in a Yellow Field”
Mark’s background as an Artist and Graphic Designer led him into photography and many of his pictures display Surrealism and Symbolism, sometimes difficult to understand and interpret, but always striking and colourful.
Being known for his creative and digital manipulation, one has to admire his skill and tenacity in producing his own style of photography. An evening not be to forgotten!

New Member's Evening
On Friday 11th May, eight of our new members were persuaded to show their prints and projected images, which proved that the latest recruits to KPS show great promise, imagination and talent in their photography.

Alison Price, who very recently was awarded an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society, displayed her successful panel, seen below.

AP and FT Trophy Competitions
This annual event took place on Friday 27th, judged by Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB.

The FT Trophy was won by Alison Price with a set of wildlife prints seen below. Second was John Hoddinott and Mike Martin was third.

The AP Trophy was won by Vanessa Herring, second was Andy Beel and third was Ray Reeves

Alison Price is seen here being presented with her trophy

Summer Outings
Please note the following venues for the Summer Outings:

29 June Purton ships graveyard
20 July Bristol Harbour Festival (NB moved from 13 July to coincide with Bristol Harbour Festival)
27 July Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol tour including Gt George bell (7.15 – 9.00pm)
31 August Christmas steps, Bristol

The London Salon showing will now be on Friday July 13th
Starting time of Meetings
As from July 6th, the start time of our meetings will be 7.30 pm This will be announced at every meeting until then to enable members to fix it in their minds and arrive earlier. When possble, we would also hope to finish the meeting at 9.30 pm
We are delighted to announce that one of our members has been successful in achieving his Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in the Natural History category.
We congratulate BOB RYAN ARPS who is seen below with part of his panel.

On Friday 20th April, our speaker was BOB BISHOP who is a member of Backwell C.C.
Bob's first love is landscape photography and he tells us there is nothing better than getting our early in the morning to capture a landscape. He is also keen on Gig and Concert photography and he displayed prints covering both subjects. After the coffee break we were treated to a selection of A.V's including the winning sequence in the 2012 WCPF AV Competition 'Lest we Forget'

"A and F and the bits in between" was the title of the talk given on Friday 13th April by ROSIE ARMES FRPS, DPAGB, AFIAP, BPE3
On her first visit to Kingswood, Rosie took us through her adventure with the RPS distinctions of 'A' and 'F', and this was followed by pictures, many showing 'before and after' post production. A passionate Travel and people photographer, we were shown pictures from her holiday in Etheopia and many other fascinating and exciting subjects.

Anne and Alan Millward FRPS's
Friday 30th March brought the husband and wife team ANNE & ALAN MILLWARD FRPS's with a print talk "An evening with the Millwards" Alan batted first and showed prints from places as diverse as Cuba, Yellowstone, Georgia and Turkey, many featuring children and people. Anne followed after the break and displayed many fine pictures including some of the delicate soft images which we expected from her. Interesting how diverse her pictures were from Alan's although taken in the same locality! A memorable evening!

Duncan McEwan
On Friday 23rd March we received a visit from DUNCAN McEWAN the well-known Scottish Landscape Photographer with his illustrated talk "Scotland-Land of Light"
We were enthralled with his talk and pictures, illustrating Scotland in all weathers and lighting conditions. Truly a memorable evening!

Visit from Backwell Camera Club
From time to time we invite another local club to visit us and bring a selection of their work, and our meeting on March 16th brought four members of the BACKWELL CAMERA CLUB to Kingswood.
The photograph shows (l to r) Nick Cambourne, Pip Sawtell, Kay Walsh and Richard Pring who displayed an interesting selection of DPI's, A.V's and darkroom Mono prints.

P.G.Tips - Fiddling and Diddling
Friday 9th March brought PETER GENNARD MFIAP, EFIAP/p to KPS with his talk "P.G.Tips - Fiddling and Diddling" We had a wonderful evening of exciting prints and entertaining stories to accompany them. Peter visits many places during the year to get his pictures including Goth events, WW2 re-enactment weekends, and the Tough Guy Challenge. We were also treated to some fine landscapes and nature pictures.