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Welcome

This is the Home page for the Tandridge Photographic Society (TPS), based in the Tandridge district of East Surrey, centred on Godstone.

Club News

June 2014

Summer Activities

Our programme season has now ended, but details of our pub meetings and other activities throughout the summer are now available here.

June 2014

50th Anniversary Exhibition

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.

April 2014

Classy Distinctions

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.

March 2014

Out and About Trip

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.

February 2014

Venue Changes

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.

January 2014

Happy New Year

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...

November 2013

Bubbly all round

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.

November 2013

Charlie Waite evening

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.

October 2013

Charlie Waite evening

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.

September 2013

Let the Season Begin!

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.

June 2013

Next Season

Our programme of meetings for the 2013-14 season has now been published.
See the Programme page for details

June 2013

Summer Meetings

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.

May 2013

50th Anniversary Event

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.

May 2013

Late Change to Programme

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.

April 2013

Lindley Room meeting

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.

March 2013

Lindley Room meetings

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.

January 2013

Meeting start time

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.

January 2013

50th Anniversary Events

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.

January 2013

Happy New Year

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.

December 2012

Out & About

We have an Out & About visit to 2 key photographic exhibitions in London this month - see the Out & About page for details.

November 2012

Competition Entries

New guideleines for submitting prints or PDI's for competition entries have been added to the site - click here, or choose the Submissions Guidelines option on the Competitions page.

November 2012

Programme changes!

Two changes have been made to the programme events in November.
The subject of our Lindley Room meeting on Nov 1st has been changed to be a Print Mounting workshop, especially targetted at our newer members. This will be a hands-on opportunity to learn the best techniques and tools for mounting prints for competitions.

On Nov 15th, although we cannot have the White Hart Barn, due to an election, we have secured the use of an alternative venue, not far away in South Godstone, for a talk by Tony Riley on using Adobe Lightroom.
See the programme for details.

October 2012

Out & About to Sheffield Park

Our new season has got off to a roaring start in our new premises, with many new members, creating a lively and vibrant atmosphere. There are still quite a few teething problems to solve, but the prospects for the coming year look very encouraging, with record numbers entering the competitions. Its not too late to join the club...

John Howard has now taken over responsibility for arranging the Out & About outings, and the first trip of the season will be on Tuesday 23rd October, to Sheffield Park - sorry about late posting - your webmaster has been away in the USA!

August 2012

New season Programme

The programme for the 2012-13 season is now almost completed, bar a few late changes in the pipeline. Visit the Programme page to see the details of our up and coming selection of competitions, entertainment and tuition. Hopefully we offer something for everyone, from beginners to advanced photography workers, and all in our hugely improved new premises in Godstone.
If you're thinking of joining, then come along and see our stand at the Godstone Fete, or attend the introductory meeting on September 13th.

June 2012

Summer 2012

The 2012 season is now closed, and we have had our last meeting at the Caterham Community Centre. Our meetings for the 2013 season start again in September, and will all be in the bigger and in all ways better White Hart Barn in Godstone. We look forward to seeing many new members join our expanding club - we've now got the space!

Although formal meetings have ceased, we have a busy summer programme as usual, with pub meetings, exhibits at local fairs (starting with Warlingham Fair on Sat 16th June), and Out & About days. The next Out & About is to sunny Suffolk. Check the details by following the links above.

May 2012

Out & About

The May Out & About day is on Sunday 27th May when we will be visiting Trafalgar Square. See here for details.

May 2012

AGM Notice

A reminder to all members that the 13th Annual General Meeting will take place at 8.15 pm. on Thursday 31st May at the WHITE HART BARN, off HIGH STREET, GODSTONE, RH9 8DT.
Items for the Agenda should reach the Honorary Secretary not later than Thursday 17th May. Nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and Committee members should be returned to the Secretary by 17th May - Nomination Forms are available from the Secretary.


The AGM will be followed by the selection and award of the Ursula Spicer Trophy and Shirley Daniell Shield. All members of the Tandridge Photographic Society are eligible
to enter up to THREE Monochrome Prints for the Ursula Spicer Trophy and/or THREE Colour Prints for the Shirley Daniell Shield.
NB. All entries must have been entered in one of the societies competitions in the last year

April 2012

Out & About

The April Out & About day is on Tuesday 3rd April when we will be visiting the SPA Biennial Exhibition in Guildford. See here for details.

March 2012

Next Out & About

Our next Out & About day is on Sunday 11th March with a visit to Chatham Dockyard. See here for details.

Also, we're very happy to now report that our negotiations with an alternative venue for our meetings have now been successful and we will be moving to the White Hart Barn in Godstone for the 2012-13 season. More details will appear here in due course, but this venue is far superior to our current location, with ample parking, much more meeting space, and much better facilities.

February 2012

Next Out & About

Our next Out & About day is on Feb 4th at Wisley RHS Gardens. See here for details.
Also, we're sorry to report that our earlier negotiations with an alternative venue for our meetings have met a temporary setback, but we are still looking! If anybody knows a suitable venue within the Tandridge district, please contact the club Chairman.

January 2012

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to all our members, current, past and future!
A short reminder that our first proper meeting of the new year is on Jan 12th, when we have an exhibition and discussion of members pictures taken on the various Out & About days. But before that, on Wednesday 11th, there is another Out & About day at Kensal Green Cemetery in London. See here for details.

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