Canterbury Photographic Society


2016-2017 MEETINGS:  Sept/Oct

7th September 2016

Chairman John Newell welcomed members to the first meeting of the new season and explained that there was an exciting programme of events to look forward to.


Members were able to enjoy a selection of interesting images from the various summer outing shoots that have taken place.  These were sorted into various categories for members to select their favourites and then subsequently shown as a final selection panel.  The result was a close contest and the winning image was from Steve Silk with 9 points , Steve also took third place with 7 points both with

monochrome graveyard images .  Second place went to Pete Smith with his image of a wild carrot flower which achieved 8 points.


We are always looking for new members so why not come along as a guest one evening?


Our next meeting on 28th September is our first competition of the new season.

This is for projected images. The set subject will be Street Photography followed by the Open section both judged by Darren Woolway ARPS

14th September 2016

At last week's meeting we were entertained by Folkestone Photographic Society Chairman Melanie Chalk DPAGB ARPS AV who inspired members with a great evenings entertainment showing her Audio Visual sequences many of which she used in her successful progress to a distinction in this kind of photographic presentation.


Melanie explained how she put together her ideas to arrive at a suitable selection of images combined with music and commentary to provide her enjoyable AV sequences.

5th October 2016

At our last meeting Neville Marsh and Mike Gilburt from Ashford showed various slide sequences using pre digital equipment and covering a wide range of subject matter from reflections to butterflies and dragonflies as well as a trip round the country showing various castles and stately homes.

21st September 2016

At our first league competition of the season members had submitted digital images for the set subject of 'Street Photography' and further images for the second half of the evening which formed the 'Open' section.


The judge for the evening Darren Woolway ARPS had a difficult task in selecting the winners from a close contest and gave some useful constructive remarks during his detailed appraisal of the images presented to him.


Results as follows:




Winner:   John Howard with   LIKE IT OR NOT


Highly Commended:

Brian Baker with KIDDO

Bill Grinney with NEPTUNE'S ARMS

Steve Presnell with HIGH STREET




Winner Di Long  with DOUBLE ACT


Highly Commended:

Steve Presnell with QUIET REFLECTION



Pete Smith with TAKING THE LEAD


(Click here to see images)

26th October 2016

Over 200 visitors enjoyed a great selection of members images at our recent exhibition and it was noticeable that the local schools that took part also got deserved high praise for the quality of the images the students put in. (Click here)


Viveca Koh presented a highly polished talk this evening at CPS and it was nice to welcome guests from other clubs and potential new members.


The first half of the evening Viveca concentrated on her IPhone images and the vast array of apps that help with either taking the image or post processing, in a very creative way. She showed examples of some of her IPhone images combined as layers with her DSLR work.


The second half of her presentation was her journey to achieving her FRPS. She had illustrated her Uncle's poetry book and used the images as her theme. All images were displayed as prints and she described the techniques used and the importance of ensuring that each element used within an image is your own work and can be checked by the judging panel requesting to see the raw files used! A hot topic at the moment!!

12th October 2016

At our last meeting members were treated to a splendid array of images from our highly experienced Thanet photographer friend Cherry Larcombe who has gained many distinctions and awards for her flower pictures at competitions all over the World.


Cherry gave a lecture on creative flower photography showing off some stunning and unusual images.


She was happy to share her ideas and no doubt provide inspiration to members with her techniques, especially that of taking pictures from different angles and getting down low where a different viewpoint offers alternative and pleasing results from the normal flower pictures.


Please visit our exhibition on Saturday 22nd October at The Methodist Church Hall at the Westgate end of the HIgh Street 10 til 4.


As well as a varied display of nearly one hundred photographs there will be an audio visual show and refreshments will be available.