On Friday 7th October 2016, our speaker was GARETH MARTIN CPAGB, AWPF with his talk "Just Miniatures' Gareth is a "first time" speaker to KPS and we saw a large body of monochrome and colour work, including one spectacular set in sepia taken at Cwmorthin in bad weather. As titled, the prints were quite small but members had equipped themselves with binoculars to enable them to view the prints. Gareth has a wicked sense of humour which accompanied many of his prints!

On Friday 30th September 2016, Chris Deane led a Digital Workshop. A number of members gave him Raw Files and six other members worked on the files and produced their version of the picture. This proved to be an interesting evening, with many differing results!
Quarterly No.3. 2016
On Friday 23rd September 2016, the Judge for our Competition No.3 was Pete McCloskey FRPS, APAGB. Pete had a total of 63 prints and 79 DPI's to comment on and dealt fairly and very competently with the complete entry.

Q3 2016
Open Class Prints
1st 'Preparation is Everything' by Mike Martin
2nd 'Nash Point' by Mike Martin
3rd 'Black Nab at Dawn' by Elizabeth Restall

Open Class - DPI's
1st 'We are the Cheeky Girls' by Vanessa Herring
2nd 'Chinese Calligraphy' by Sue Winkworth
3nd 'British Grass Track Championships' by Adrian Herring

Q3 2016
Intermediate Class - Prints

1st 'The Horse Master' by Brenda Sparrow
2nd 'Step Back in Time' by Brenda Sparrow
3rd 'Chalice of Dawn' by Rachael Woolley

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Exhibition at Kingswood Library
We had the opportunity to display our pictures at KINGSWOOD LIBRARY for a three week period and here are two pictures of the display boards.
Thanks to all who contributed.

Joan and Clive Rathband
Friday, 16th September 2016 brought JOAN RIDER RATHBAND FRPS, FPSSA. AFIAP, DPAGB and CLIVE RATHBAND FRPS, FPSSA, EFIAP to us with their talk 'More of our Favourite Things' The presentation included recent images from home and overseas - in the main Flora, Fauna and wildlife mostly from the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
They also brought much of the gear they use including items which it easy to keep the camera steady when shooting from a vehicle. It was an excellent evening and mucn enjoyed by the members

Richard McCleery
Our speaker on Friday 9th September 2016 was RICHARD McCLEERY with a talk titled "Photo Odyssey" This talk was rather different as it was split into sections detailing Richard's interest and progress in photography. Richard is a much travelled photographer and showed an extensive variety of work. Being active with the Cheltenham Camera Club, Richard has visited us on several previous occasions bringing the Cheltenham Salon of Photography for us to see.

Pictures from the Summer Outings.
Friday 2nd September 2016. Quite a crowd for this evening (well,it was the handing-in date for the next Quarterly!), but seriously those members who had struggled out for the summer outings, many of which were poor weather, provided DPI's which made a most interesting evening.
Evening at the Harbourside
Our meeting on 26th August 2016 was at the Harbourside in Bristol. 20 plus members attended and received instructions from Mike Martin (who arrived with mountains of flash units, brollies, triggers, and poles!) on balancing flash with daylight. the models were, seen here left to right, Paul, Liliana and Keith. Lots of pictures were taken in several different locations and no doubt many will be seen at future meetings of the society.
(Photo: John Long)

On Friday 19th August 2016, the society viewed prints and DPI's from the Western Counties Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition. In the main these were high scoring entries which didn't make the Exhibition wall, hence this travelling Portfolio of work is seen by clubs around the Federation. It was very enjoyable evening and we saw quite a few entries from our own members which, of course, drew applause!
Outing to Bristol Harbourside
On Friday 12th August, a number of our members went to Bristol Harbour side for the final outing of the Year. I understand it was rather cold and miserable, but I'm told the beer was good! (Photo Joanne Searle)

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10 minutes of fame
On Friday 5th August 2016, 6 of our members showed prints and DPI's for the '10 MINUTES OF FAME' evening. As we were allowed 10 minutes - we started 7.30 and finished at 9.30, someone must have over-run their 10 minutes! - most probably me!
Malcolm Kitto ARPS, DPAGB
Our speaker on Friday 29th 2016 was Malcolm Kitto ARPS, DPAGB with his talk 'Digital Diversions' Malcolm showed us a variety of work including some delightful landscapes, excellent sports pictures, Nature shots and digitally manipulated work.

Sue Winkworth CPAGB
Chairman, Geoff Nash presents the certificate to Sue Winkworth CPAGB for attaining the CPAGB in Audio Visual

Our speaker on Friday 22nd June 2016 was Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/p, MPAGB, APAGB with his talk "Yes, he's still around - another evening with Barry Mead" Barry showed projected imaged ranging from wildlife to the very creative style which we expect from him. Additionally pictures of Point to Point, Harness Racing and other artistic compositions. All this accompanied by his non-stop humorous patter.A most entertaining and enjoyable evening!

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Outing to Clifton
On Friday 15th July 2016, 8 of our members braved the rather dull conditions to explore in and around Clifton, Bristol. The group picture, minus Joanne Searle who kindly provided the picture, was taken in Royal York Crescent.

An evening with Clifton Cameras
On Friday 8th July, Chris and Andy from CLIFTON CAMERAS of DURSLEY brought lots of photographic gear including two Drones, and talked us through the latest on equipment generally. As you will see from the photograph, members handled the gear during a long coffee break. A most interesting and informative evening.

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Summer (?) Outing
On Friday 1st July 2016, the outing was to the Dundas Aqueduct and Brassknocker Basin. It was a rather "inclement" evening, but pictures were taken. The example below courtesy Dave Rumsan.

Success for Sue Winkworth
In a recent posting, we congratulated KPS members on their successes in various Exhibitions.
We now wish to congratulate Sue on her considerable achievement as one of her Projected images, put forward by the Western Counties Photographic Federation to represent our Federation, received a Silver Medal in the Projected Images Category.
Congratulations Sue!