|Tandridge Photographic Society|
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|The Surrey Photographic Association|
This is the Home page for the Tandridge Photographic Society (TPS), based in the Tandridge district of East Surrey, centred on Godstone.
Our 2017 season has started, and we're pleased to welcome several new members to the club. We hope you enjoy being with us - and that your enjoyment and skills in photography are enhanced.
Our 2016 season is now over, but as usual we have a full schedule of events for the summer, when we will be having a stall at various local fetes and fairs. We also have a schedule of informal fortnightly pub meetings throughout the summer, where existing members can meet for a beer and a chat, but prospective members are welcome to come along as well and see who we are. Full details of our summer events are here.
Our AGM on 26th May resulted in a few changes to the club's managing Committee. We would like to say thank you to retiring committee members Caroline Farnes and Peter O'Hare for their sterling work over recent years. Peter's role as External Competitions Secretary has now gratefully been occupied by Steve Elms.
After our AGM, members voted in a competition to choose the best prints of the year: the worthy winners were Adrian Buswell for his monochrome print "Reflections of the stable", and to Angela Osborne LRPS for her colour print "African Leopard and Wildebeeste" - well done to both. The club also awarded the Graham Philips Trophy to Brian Smith LRPS. Full results for all of our competitions throughout the year can be seen here.
We have had the misfortune to have many late changes to our published programme in March and April - mostly outside our control. The latest change (hopefully the last) is for 14th April when we advertised a Match-a-PDI competition. Sadly this cannot go ahead, so we have scheduled an informal and interactive Members Evening of image correction, focussed on the Nik Collection of tools. Members are invited to bring along any image they feel has potential to be 'improved' and Marcus and Brian will 'have a go'.
2016 is fast approaching: here's wishing all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
In January 2015 eleven TPS members started out on their Project 365 - a commitment to take a picture for every day of the year - you can see the results of their efforts on Flickr here.
So what to do for the new year? Several members of this year's 365 have already signed up for another year here - this group is open to any TPS members who want to join in the fun - just sign into Flickr and click the Join Group button. You have until December 31st to practise uploading your images.
If one-a-day is too much commitment, then all members are invited to join our TPS52 Group - posting one picture a week. This already has over 20 members signed up - don't miss out on the fun, and the opportunity to enhance your enjoyment of photography.
Members of TPS have been beavering away to apply for awards in the prestigious Royal Photographic Society Distinctions programme. We now have a total of 9 members permitted to use the letters LRPS or ARPS after their name, the latest addition to the list this month being Clare Pickett LRPS - well done Clare. Over the last year Ralph Jones, Jim Findlay, Alan Gristwood, and Simon and Sarah Bedwell have all achieved LRPS, so well done to all of them. This just shows that membership of our club, along with the support and encouragement of other members, is a perfect means of improving your photography, as well as making new friends.
Our final pub meeting for the summer is on Thursday 27th August, this time at the White Hart in Godstone (next to the Barn). All the meetings have been well attended throughout the summer, so this is your final chance.
After that we have our stand at the Godstone Fair on Bank Holiday Monday - do come along to chat to members and see some of our work.
Our first proper meeting for the new season is in the White Hart Barn on September 10th - this is an introductory evening especially targetted at new/prospective members, but a good turnout from existing members helps to make it an informative and sociable evening.
Our programme for the 2015-16 season is now online, although there are still a few dates waiting to be filled. As ever we haver a full programme of illustrated talks and lectures, competition nights, and tutorial evenings. Check out the programme now.
Our 2015 season is now over, but as usual we have a full schedule of events for the summer. These kick off with our annual exhibition in the Tabdridge Council Offices, running from Monday 8th June through to Friday. Admission is Free to all - do come along and see samples of our members work.
For the rest of the summer, we will be having a stall at various local fetes and fairs. We also have a schedule of informal fortnightly pub meetings throughout the summer, where existing members can meet for a beer and a chat, but prospective members are welcome to come along as well and see who we are. Full details of our summer events are here.
At our AGM on May 28 our new Committe was elected, although due to a number of retirements we now have some vacancies currently unfilled. See the Contacts page for details.
Wishing a Happy New Year to all our members, past and present, and hoping for lots of opportunities for making photographs. Please note that the first meeting of this year is on the 8th January, in our usual venue - the White Hart Barn, Godstone. Visitors are always welcome.
On the subject of taking photographs, we can now announce that 10 of our members have entered into a Project 365 - committing to take and select a single picture every day for the whole of 2015. The pictures will all be uploaded to a special Flickr account, and you can view the results as they progress by following this link.
Our competition season has already started, but for those of you who don't have suitable labels for your prints, a link to a downloadable file containing the official TPS labels can be found on the Submissions page.
Our programme season for 2014-15 starts with the first meeting on September 11th, which is specially targetted at new or prospective members. If you think you might like to join our club, but aren't sure what we do, then come along for a chance to meet members and hear what the forthcoming programme looks like.
As detailed in the September club Newsletter there are some big changes happening with our Competitions. The key points are:
Our programme season for 2014-15 is mostly finalised, and has now been published - click here for details.
We hope there's something to interest and be enjoyed by all members - new and old.
Our programme season has now ended, but details of our pub meetings and other activities throughout the summer are now available here.
On June 3rd our 50th Anniversary exhibition at the offices of Tandridge District Council, was opened to the public
by the Leader of the Council Gordon Keymer. The exhibition will be open during office hours until 16th June,
and displays the work of around 30 of our members. See more: here
Venue: Council Offices, 8 Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT.
Admission is free.
Two members of TPS have proved the worth of joining our club by being awarded the Licentiateship Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society. Both members joined 2-3 years ago and have seen their photography advance in leaps and bounds. So huge congratulations go to Jim Findlay LRPS and Ralph Jones LRPS (and thanks for the champagne). Their panels of 10 images will be presented in the website Gallery in due course.
A trip to London to see an exhibition of work by Land & Land alumni - including our own member Caroline Farnes - is planned for Saturday 29th March. The trip has been organised by John Howard, and also takes in some opportunities for photography, as well as a second exhibition if time permits.
Full details on the Out & About page.
After a few poor experiences in using the small Lindley Room at the White Hart Barn we have now decided that from February
onwards, all meetings on the 1st Thursday of every month will take place in the Scout Hut on Godstone Green. This hall affords much more space to accommodate all our members.
The Programme has been amended accordingly, and topics for those meetings will be provided in due course. Full details of how to find the Scout Hut are on this page.
Meetings on all other Thursdays remain at the White Hart Barn.
Its a very Happy New Year from TPS to all our members, looking forward to a number of events still to come in our 50th Anniversary season. We restart meetings after the Xmas break on January 9th - visitors are always welcome to come along and sample our activities.
Later in the spring we have a weekend away in Rye (a first for TPS), and then at the end of the season we will be having an exhibition in Oxted. Stay tuned...
Our session on the 7th was interrupted by a welcome surprise, when TPS member Marie-Ange Bouchard turned up with bottles of champagne to celebrate her gaining an Associateship distinction (ARPS) with the Royal Photographic Society. The award was made for a stunning panel of 15 images, taken on her iPhone to demonstrate that being a good photographer is not down to the equipment you use, but the person who uses it. RPS assessor Richard Walton stated that he had never seen another panel like it. Well done to Marie-Ange, who joins a select band within the club - and adds to the pressure on the rest of us to show our mettle.
Our evening with Charlie Waite was a huge success - around 220 people were entertained and inspired by Charlie's talk and slide show. This was without doubt the largest event that TPS has ever mounted in its 50 years, and its success was down to the hard work put in over the preceding year by our Committee, and to the large number of TPS member (and partners) volunteers on the night, who ensured that everyone who arrived was guided to the car parking and the route to the theatre, as well as all the other diverse activities going on inside.
A quick pointer to the next Out and About outing which has just been announced- see here for details.
Sales of tickets for our special Anniversary event - "An Evening with Charlie Waite" have been very successful, so we have to report that our ticket sales office is now closed, and we can accept no further bookings. We look forward to a very successful evening on November 1st.
Our new season of meetings starts this coming week on Thursday 12th September. Come along to find out what we are all about - the first night is a general open evening where we explain what we do, and hopefully provide answers to all your questions, as well as show you some of our images from the past season.
Visitors are welcome to attend this evening for free.
Our programme of meetings for the 2013-14 season has now been published.
See the Programme page for details
Our formal programme of meetings has now ended, but we carry on!
A schedule of informal pub meetings has now been published - if you are not already a member, feel free to come along anyway and see what we are like in person.
We are pleased to announce that, as part of our 50th Anniversary Season of events, we are planning a very special Evening with Charlie Waite - the internationally renowned landscape photographer. The event takes place on Friday 1st November, and tickets are now on sale to the general public at £10 each. Tickets may be purchased by cheque, credit or debit card, or PayPal. Our events website www.tpsinfo.org.uk gives full details of the event, and has an online booking facility.
The event, which should be both entertaining and inspirational, will have wide appeal and everyone is welcome. You can see examples of Charlie Waite's work at www.charliewaite.com.
Owing to illness, the speaker planned for May 16th has cancelled her talk. Instead, we are going to have a tutorial evening, on picture taking and editing. We hope it will still be light, and dry, for the first half of the evening. If it is, we will encourage members to go into Godstone to take a few pictures, NOT using ‘P’ on their camera - using different apertures, shutter speeds, and ISOs. In the second half we will move inside, and demonstrate some basic editing on the images you have taken or brought with you. Please bring a camera, memory card, and/or memory stick with some images on. You may also need a tripod if it is twilight. This is an interactive evening to try and help you improve your photography.
The next Lindley Room meeting for May 2nd has now been relocated to the Scout HQ on Godstone Green, in order to provide more space. This is a chance to learn about studio lighting and portraiture in an interactive workshop, so please bring along your camera, and maybe a tripod. All other equipment will be provided. There will also be a chance to practice still life. See the programme for location details.
The subjects for the next two meetings to be held in the Lindley Room have now been fixed - see the programme for details. Please remember that space is at a premium, so only attend if the subject matter is particularly relevant to you. Contact the speaker if in doubt.
Just a reminder that meeting are now scheduled to start at 8:00 pm in the White Hart Barn, so please try and arrive well before then.
The 2013/14 Season, starting next September, will be the Club's 50th Anniversary Season. This will be marked in a number of ways and we are pleased to announce that the first event to be organised is An evening with Charlie Waite. This will take place on Friday 1st November 2013. Details are on the flyer which can be accessed via this link: hhttp://www.tpsinfo.org.uk/.
The event will have wide appeal and will be open to all your friends and family. Please tell them now so that they can put the date in their diaries.
Tickets will go on sale at the end of April.
A Happy New Year to all our members - past and present. Lets hope its a good one for photography (a bit less rain might help)!
A reminder that our first meeting of the year, on January 10th, has been relocated to the Scout Hut just across Godstone Green from the Barn- see the programme for details.