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JAY CHARNOCK FRPS
On Friday 30th October we were delighted to welcome JAY CHARNOCK FRPS as a first time speaker. Jay delighted us with her pictures and her humour!
She stressed that she didn't have a special interest in any particular style of photography, but would photograph anything which pleased her. Assisted by her husband, she showed many subject and styles including alternative processes. It was an outstanding evening!
(with my apologies for the flare caused by the overhead lighting catching Jay's print, which I should have spotted when taking the picture!)




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Chairman's Evening
On Friday 23rd October, members enjoyed the Annual Chairman's Evening, and this year our Chairman GEOFF NASH presented his prints. Geoff is mainly a landscape photographer and we were shown both digital and darkroom prints of the USA, Canada and Chile. The majority were monochrome prints which included his ARPS Panel. Additionally,there were some wildlife and people pictures.

Evening meeting at Cabot Circus
On Friday 16th October, members met at Cabot Circus in Bristol. We were allowed to take pictures there, subject to certain restrictions. See the Social Page for pictures by Joanne Searle, two of which are displayed here.



T0NY WOROBIEC FRPS
Friday 9th October brought T0NY WOROBIEC FRPS to KPS on his fourth visit. His talk "The Art of Composition" illustrated some compelling thoughts including the fact that he does not use the word "rules" as he believes they do not exist!
His projected images indicated different styles and design structures - and in doing so showed many excellent photographs in the process.


Exhibition at Kingswood Library Oct 2015
Thanks to the members who gave me prints for this Exhibition. I have used at least one from everyone, and selected pictures which I thought might appeal to the general public.
The Exhibition is on display from Monday 5th - Saturday 17th October.



Mike Birbeck FRPS, FBPPA, FDPS
On Friday 2nd October, we welcomed Mike Birbeck FRPS, FBPPA, FDPS to KPS with his print talk 'The North of England' In this travelogue, we were shown to the North East, the Scottish Borders and the Lake District with colour and monochrome prints as recorded through the eyes of the photographer. A most interesting evening with lots of super prints of people and places.

Quarterly Competition No.3 Open
Prints:
1st 'Enquiring Eyes' by Adrian Herring
2nd 'Into the Mist' by Elizabeth Restall
3rd 'Bug's Life' by Mike Martin



DPI's
1st 'Rain Man' by Mike Martin
2nd 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Mike Martin
3rd 'Papillon Passion' by Mike Martin

Quarterly Competition No.3 Intermediate
Prints:
1st 'Birds on Weathervane' by Gordon Wilcock
2nd 'Shoe Washer' by Chris Deane
3rd 'View out of Plane Window' by Gordon Wilcock



DPI's
1st 'Geyser Eruption' by Bernice Deane
2nd 'Tree Line' by Chris Deane
3rd 'Street art' by Bernice Deane

Quarterly Competition No.3.
Q3 took place on Friday 25th September and our judge for this event was JENNY COX, BA, ARPS
Jenny is from the Cardiff area and is a 'first-time' visitor to Kingswood P.S. - who dealt with our prints and DPI's with care and deliberation.
(The winning prints and DPI's will be uploaded as soon as I have them all in)

Dave Mason
Friday 18th September brought DAVE MASON on his second visit to the society with his talk "I Shoot People"
Dave is a dedicated 'street photographer' and has a keen eye for situations which will result in amusing, exciting or even sad photographs. His talk was divided into sections, all of which were most enjoyable to view. Coupled with amusing anecdotes it was a great evening.

Colin Trowe-Poole FRPS, FIPF, MPAGB
Yet another 'first-time' visitor to Kingswood PS on Friday 11th September in the person of
Colin Trowe-Poole FRPS, FIPF, MPAGB with his talk "Simply Mono"
This was an outstanding lecture, consisting entirely of monochrome prints, which delighted many of our members who are monochrome enthusiasts. We saw a variety of both darkroom and digital prints consisting of landscapes, graphic abstract images, street photography etc. After the break we were delighted to view Colin's 'A' panel and his 'F' panel.

David Lowe ARPS. DPAGB
On Friday 4th September, our visiting speaker was David Lowe ARPS. DPAGB with his talk "Picture Mix" This was David's first visit to KPS, and an evening which we shall remember with pleasure. An eclectic mix of subject matter, all excellent prints, people pictures, landscapes and other subjects, all delivered with an interesting and amusing commentary.

Pictures from the Summer Outings
On Friday 28th August, members were invited to bring along their favourite pictures from all of the summer outings. It was interesting to observe that despite being together in one place for a few hours, the pictures shown were in many cases quite different. All were shown as projected images.
W.C.P.F. Print Critique
On Friday 21st August we viewed some of the prints which had been entered for the WCPF Members' Exhibition, but despite high marks, had not been exhibited due to space restrictions. An interesting and enjoyable evening!
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Friday 14th August - Change of Speaker
There was an inevitable change to the scheduled presentation by Steven Marsh of the current Single Lens Translucent range offered by Sony due to his experiencing heart problems and no other member of staff being available at short notice. Instead, KPS were very delighted to accept the offer from one of its own members, Adrian Herring ARPS, DPAGB to give a talk he calls Variety is the Spice of my Photography. This was a print talk where Adrian demonstrated the impact light and seasons have on a location, the effect created by different types of Fotospeed paper (Adrian is one of the Fotospeed Photographer) and the use of a Photoshop plug-in and camera functions. It proved to be an informative and excellent evening with a great deal of interaction and interest from those present. We are very grateful to Adrian for stepping into the breach and offer our heartfelt thanks.

KPS Permanent Collection
On Friday 7th August, John Long presented the prints from the KPS Permanent Collection. In the first half, John displayed the prints which had been awarded the Bennett-Salanson Bowl for the best print in the Annual Exhibition. After the break, all the other prints from various members over the years were shown. In addition the three Photo Albums containing pictures of various events over the years were available to be viewed by members.

Summer Outing
On Friday 31st July, the last of the summer outings was to CLEVEDON. Pictures will shortly appear on the Social page, courtesy of Joanne Searle.
CLIVE HAYNES FRPS
On Friday 24th July, our speaker was CLIVE HAYNES FRPS with a talk "Pandora's Box" which consisted a multitude of creative and possibly outrageous ideas presented in Clive's usual enthusiastic manner! After the refreshment break, Clive showed us some of his pictures which had been enhanced by the use of Topaz plug-in filters. The before and after pictures were quite enlightening showing the difference obtained by just a touch of Topaz. We also saw several AV's, one of which was a 3D which needed the special spectacles. Members also enjoyed the display of prints. A great evening!

Summer Night out - Bathampton
On Friday 17th July, members gathered and enjoyed an evening along the canal at Bathampton.
More pictures on the Social Page!

Bernice Deane LRPS
I am delighted to announce that one of our members - Bernice Deane - was successful in being awarded a Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society. Bernice is seen here with her successful Panel -