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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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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Audio Visual Evening
On Friday 12th March we were due to have an Audio Visual Competition, but as just four members produced sequences, it was decided to view them just for enjoyment, suggestions for improvement and any other general comment. Later in the evening we viewed the KPS entry for our Federation's Digitally Projected Image competition (where we came in at joint 13th out of 43 other clubs) - we also viewed the individual winning images and those scoring 12 and above.
Peter Brisley ARPS
On Friday 5th March we were entertained by Peter Brisley ARPS with an evening of black and white darkroom prints. He showed pictures from his travels, which displayed his personal interpretation of travel photography. At the end of the evening he surprised us with his Associateship Panel of colour prints which was unique!

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Quarterly Competition No.1 2010 Results
For full results of the Quarterly Competition No.1 2010, please click here:

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Quarterly Competition No.1. 2010
Our first Quarterly Competition for this year was held on Friday 26th February, and was ably judged by Steve Dury ARPS. Steve made constructive comments on the 61 prints and 45 DPI's.
1st Lower Antelope Canyon by Mike Challenger
2nd Strip Lighting by Elizabeth Restall
3rd Head Above the Flock by Adrian Herring

Projected Images:
1st Swans in Flight, Slimbridge by Vanessa Herring
2nd Janna Glow by Shirley Britton
3rd Twilight on Sennen Beach by Peter Phillips

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