Second Quarterly Comptition
Friday 27th May was the Second Quarterly Cpmpetition which was judged by TONY BYRAM ARPS,EFIAP,AWPF,DPAGB It was a large entry of 59 prints and 44 projected images, which Tony dealt with by speaking constructively about each and every entry.

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New Member's Evening
On Friday 20th May, we invited our new members to bring along some of their work for us to view, and eleven responded!
Before coffee we saw prints, including several six foot long panoramas (No, that's not a mistake, there were SIX FEET!) We also saw the work of several intermediate members, who were very brave to face the more experienced members with their smaller prints.
After coffee, we saw projected images - two with musical accompaniment!
An excellent evening!
Dianne Owen FRPS
Our speaker on Friday 13th May was DIANNE OWEN FRPS with her talk entitled "Creative Consciousness" An evening packed with creative photography which members were able to see at close quarters, as many of her prints were passed around. Coming from Southport, quite a few of her pictures featured the Antony Gormley sculptures on the beach at Crosby - but seen in many guises!

How to make an AV sequence
On Friday 6th May, we had a demonstration on how to make an Audio-Visual Sequence by yours truly JOHN LONG ARPS, DPAGB, HonPAGB President, Webmaster and "so called" AV practitioner.
It all appeared to go well, lots of questions which I tried to answer, but was limited by the unfamiliarity of a laptop running on Windows 7 ! After the break I showed some of my own AV's and several guest AV's - all of which were well received.
Jeff Morgan
Our speaker on Friday 29th April was JEFF MORGAN. Jeff is a prolific photographer and during the evening of projected images, we saw pictures from the USA, China, Greece and the UK. Jeff is the Technique Editor of PHOTO PLUS Magazine.

Peter Bamforth ARPS
Friday 15th April saw the second visit to Kingswood of PETER BAMFORTH ARPS with his talk "What's New?" Peter is a prolific worker and in addition to the digital presentation of his trip to Tibet, China and Hong Kong, he brought a display of excellent prints.

Brian Cheer and Andy Beel
On Friday 8th April we were treated to an evening of monochrome photography by two of our own members. In the first half Brian Cheer ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB displayed his darkroom prints, which included various toned and lith treatments. After the coffee break Andy Beel FRPS shown prints produced digitally from his trips to Ethiopia. Finally Andy displayed some stunning A2 mounted prints.

FIAP Award to Joanne Searle ARPS
One of our members, Joanne Searle ARPS is seen here accepting her AFIAP certificate from Chairman Adrian Herring ARPS. This award is for 53 acceptances of 10 different Images, in 10 different Salons, in 5 different countries and it is a requirement to have received two awards. Joanne has accomplished this over a two and a half year period which is a considerable achievement.
Now Joanne Searle ARPS, AFIAP

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Practical evening - Close-up photography
On Friday 1st April, we had one of our occasional PRACTICAL EVENINGS and the subject was Close-up photography.
Rather to my surprise as I was running the evening, it was a success with many members taking pictures at the three set-ups.The 'photographer' is just 2 inches tall and the background a sunrise picture taken in Ireland!

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New Gallery, the late David Beese
During the years David was a member of KPS we didn't see his pictures very often, so we thought it would be appropriate to ask Jean Beese for a selection of prints to form a Gallery. This has now been uploaded to the Member's Gallery page.

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Gordon Thomas ARPS
On Friday 25th March our visiting speaker was GORDON THOMAS ARPS who treated us to evening of prints. Gordon covered many differing subjects but it was his landscape work which was much admired by our members. In particular, after the break he displayed many "painterly" style pictures which were outstanding.

Visit of Hanham P.S.
From time to time we visit other clubs to show our work and the following season they reciprocate. On Friday 18th March our visitors were from HANHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A number of their members showed prints, projected images and several AV's. Finally we were treated to a slide show which these days is rather unique!
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Nick Ayers ARPS
On Friday 11th March our visiting speaker was NICK AYERS ARPS with his talk "The Last Two Years" We were treated to a display of prints ranging from Travel style photography to Natural History and landscapes. The highlight of the evening (for me) were the pictures from Yellowstone National Park.

Linda Harvey LRPS, CPAGB
Our Member Linda Harvey recently achieved the distinction of CPAGB. She is seen here being presented with her certificate by our Chairman Adrian Herring

PAGB Projected Image Competition
On Friday 4th March, we enjoyed viewing a set of stunning pictures which formed the National Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Projected Image Competition In particular, we were delighted to see that Peter Phillips LRPS, one of our own members, had an image selected.
Quarterly Competition No.1 2011
Friday 25th February. The Judge Barrie Bluer LRPS, APAGB who expertly considered and commented on every entry

Intermediate Prints
1st 'Innocence' by Pat Bryan
2nd 'Catching a Wave' by Dave Bryan
3rd 'Halycon Days' by Pat Bryan

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Quarterly Competition No.1 2011 continued
The first quarterly competition of the year attracted 66 prints and 36 projected images.
Open Prints
1st 'Kingfisher & Prey' by Shaun Boycott-Taylor ARPS
2nd 'A Bit of a Flap' by Elizabeth Restall LRPS
3rd 'The Hoody' by George Iley ARPS

Digitally Projected Images
1st 'Don't Touch' by Peter Phllips LRPS
2nd 'Portrait of a Daughter' by John Hoddinott
3rd 'Burnham Light' by Peter Phillips LRPS

Full results shown HERE: Kps 2011 Qtr 1 Summary Sheet
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Denzil Ellis, ARPS, DPAGB
On Friday 18th February, we were entertained and inspired by a considerable collection of Prints (both Darkroom and Digital) and some most interesting Audio Visual sequences. Denzil's talk was entitled "Pictures not Pixels"

Themed Portrait Session
STEVE COX led our themed portrait session on Friday 11th February - the theme being "Film Noir"
Our model for the evening was Hannah but we also persuaded Steve to pose for us - giving Hannah a break from the lights!
A most enjoyable evening!

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On Friday 4th February, we were privileged to see the first showing of a new talk - "The Prints and the Paper - by CHRIS PALMER ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB
Chris has lectured to us on several previous occasions with colour slides, but this is his first print talk. He is sponsored by Fotospeed and he was able to demonstrate the effect of different papers on a large range of subjects including environmental portraits, travel pictures, and fine art subjects

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