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Page Park Celebration
On Saturday 10th July, the society took part in the 100 year Celebration at Page Park, Staple Hill. We had a display of photographs and welcomed many visitors to the stand. It is hoped that this will result in new members to Kingswood Photographic Society.


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Mel Gigg FRPS and Antonia Cox
Kingswood Photographic Society welcomed Mel Gigg FRPS and Antonia Cox on Friday 9th July with their joint presentation "Deep Blue to Far Red". Antonia gave lots of information about underwater photography then projected some wonderful underwater images. Mel followed on the subject of Infrared photography, and projected many beautiful images created with a camera which had been converted for infrared photography.


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Bristol Harbourside - Evening out
Friday 2nd July was the first of our "Evenings Out" and about 10 of us braved the shower of rain and wandered around the Harbourside. Some picture were taken including portraits of Lawrence, a character who agreed to pose for us. See a full report on our Social Page.


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Display at Kingswood Library
We were fortunate to get a three week display of our work in the local library. The prints were changed mid-term, and this is the current display


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Outdoor Portraiture
Friday 25th June was a sunny evening, so our Portrait evening took place outdoors. It was very ably led by STEVE COX one of our own members, who gave those present considerable help and instruction on using off-camera flash creatively. Our model for the evening was Helen (picture by John Long)


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Martin Russell ARPS
Martin Russell ARPS was our visiting speaker on Friday 18th June. Martin is a prolific photographer and entertained us with both darkroom and digital prints, and subjects ranging from from Venice faces to Natural History!


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Sheila Haycox & John Perriam
On Friday 11th June the meeting was an evening of Audio Visual brought to us by Sheila Haycox & John Perriam We were entertained by a number of sequences, including Street Photography, pictorial images from Slovenia, bicycles in Amsterdam and the tragic tale of a teddy bear!


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David Bathard FRPS
David Bathard FRPS seen here (centre) together with two KPS members, Steve Bridgen and Derek Dorsett. David visited us on Friday 4th June with his talk 'Keeping up to Date' which consisted of many sets of prints illustrating Cathedrals, Thailand, India and the West Pier at Brighton!

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Quarterly Competition No.2. 2010
For the full list of awards, click here Results Qtly No2 2010
The competition was ably judged by Howard Warren who had the task of commenting on 53 print entries and 39 DPI entries
Prints: 1st 'Lorena' by Mike Witcombe
2nd 'Dunstanburgh Castle' by Mike Challenger
3rd 'Cold & Misty' by John Wooley


DPI's 1st 'Apple Still Life' by Shirley Britton
2nd 'Nikki(1)' By John Long
3rd 'Waiting' by Alan Searle

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Paul Damen BA, ARPS and Bob Norris EFIAP, APAGB
Paul and Bob were completing a week-long tour of clubs in this area and their final talk to us on Friday 21st May made a evening of contrasts. Paul Damen BA, ARPS with his landscapes and excellent monochrome prints, followed by Bob Norris EFIAP, APAGB with colour prints, many of which were expertly manipulated to great effect.


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Bristol Festival of Photography 2010
Kingswood PS are taking an active part in the "Bristol Through The Lens" Exhibition being held from 21st May - 9th June at The Southbank Centre, Dean Lane, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1DB
The Exhibition celebrates the diversity of Bristol as seen through the lens of locally based photographers.


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Bob Faris FRPS, MPAGB, AFIAP
Bristol-based creative photographer Bob Faris FRPS, MPAGB, AFIAP was with us on Friday 14th May with his talk "Flogging Photographic Creativity"
He explained how his creative photography fell into several phases, and he is seen below with prints from his 'Polarised light' phase. Apart from the final segment, all the other phases were pre-digital.


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Brian Swinyard MA, EFIAP/b, DPAGB,PPSA,BPE3*
Our speaker on Friday 7th May was Brian Swinyard MA, EFIAP/b, DPAGB,PPSA,BPE3* with his talk "Photographic Dabblings" He showed us the results of both conventional pictures and those which had received digital 'fiddling and diddling' Altogether a miscellany of creative, travel and portrait photography.


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Southampton International Exhibition
On Friday 30th April we were treated to the viewing of a selection of pictures from the 97th Southampton International Exhibition. GLYN EDMUNDS ARPS,EFIAP/b,PPSA presented the pictures, together with an interesting and informative commentary.


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Tony Poole ARPS
On Friday 23rd April, one of our own members TONY POOLE ARPS led a Digital Workshop and explained the mysteries of Colour Management and other associated subjects to help us get the best from our digital files prior to making prints.


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Keith Wood DPAGB, EFIAP
The visit of KEITH WOOD DPAGB, EFIAP on Friday 16th April proved to be an interesting evening by an eclectic and well-travelled photographer. We were shown an extensive range of work including landscape, nature, sports, people and infra-red monochrome photography.

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Exhibition by Shirley Britton FDPS, ARPS
One of our members, SHIRLEY BRITTON FDPS, ARPS has an Exhibition of her Photography and Art showing at Yate Library, South Gloucestershire during ordinary opening hours from now until early June.
Shirley is also a member of Sodbury & Yate P.S and Photographers with Disabilities.
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The 2009 London Salon Exhibition
On Friday 9th April we viewed the pictures from the 2009 LONDON SALON EXHIBITION as projected images. There were a mixture of exciting and beautiful pictures, together with many controversial ones! Two of our own members, Joanne Searle ARPS and Derek Dorsett FRPS,EFIAP had work accepted in the exhibition and below is Derek's picture titled "Carnival Cares"


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David Coombes ARPS
David Coombes ARPS was our speaker on Friday 26th March with his talk "Walking in the Himalayas" David is a FOTOSPEED LECTURER and is seen in the photograph (on the left) with our Chairman Adrian Herring ARPS, DPAGB who, co-incidentally, is also on the Fotospeed Lecture circuit.
We were treated to stunning pictures illustrating David's trek to a high point in the Himalayas where he was able to see, and photograph, Mount Everest.

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Anita Nutter and Delvin Stonehill
Anita Nutter DPAGB & Delvin Stonehill MPAGB were our visiting speakers on Friday 19th March, completing a week's lecture tour of the West Country. They showed us a wide selection of monochrome, straight prints, split toned, solarised and hand tinted. These was followed by colour prints, both darkroom and digital, creative and impressionistic. A fascinating evening!


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