Exhibition at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon–expand to see images

Earlier this year, Club Members visited the Wyvern Theatre on a number of occasions to photograph the building in action. On the first visit the Theatre was closed, so we were able to photograph the inside of this amazing place, and capture the parts never seen by the public. On subsequent visits, the rehearsal of “Bugsy Malone” was in progress. An exhibiton of their work runs in the lower foyer gallery from Monday 17 to Friday 28 November.

An Introduction to 3D or Stereo Photography

Colin Metherell gave us a great night last night, (Thursday 23rd October). Not only showing that he knew his subject really well, but that he is an excellent photographer as well. Some of the stereo (or 3D) images were stunning. So if you would like to find out more about stereo photography, now you know how easy it is to start, here is the website address for the Stereoscopic Society. www.stereoscopicsociety.org.uk.  

New Rules

The Rules page has been updated following the AGM and if you plan to enter any competitions you need to make yourself familiar with the changes. The biggest change is for digital entries: Club judged competition digital entries must now be submitted 7 days in advance, and ALL digital entries must be submitted via email. We won’t be accepting entries on memory sticks any more, especially on the night, so plan ahead! Let’s make this a bumper year for competitions.

Battle between Calne, Cirencester and Swindon Camera Clubs on Thursday 4 September, 2014.

Visiting Clubs   We had the pleasure of entertaining members from Calne, Cirencester and Wantage Camera Clubs.   Images   Images from Wantage Camera Club refused to be viewed, so the battle was a tri-battle!   Scoring   Calne scored 315, Cirencester scored 331 and Swindon won with 339.   The top four images are reproduced here; they scored twenty points each!

Thursday Evening “Photo-walks”.

A group of Club Members enjoying a chat and discussion on one of our recent Thursday evening “photo-walks”.  A great opportunity to socialise and enjoy our hobby.

Annual Exhibition of Prints at the Central Library, Regents Circus, Swindon

 Our first Exhibition is open at the Central Library from Saturday 12 July, 2014 until Saturday 26 July, 2014. We hope you find the time to have a browse of our best prints of the club year, 2013 – 2014, and that you are encouraged to capture your own images.        

2014 – 2015 Programme Here Now

We have our new programme for 2014 – 2015 here ready to download. You have a choice of 2 versions: First a single sided version ideal for storing on electronic devices; Programme2014-2015A3 Secondly a two sided A4 Booklet to print; Programme2014-2015Booklet We hope you will find our new programme as exciting as we do. As there is so much you will not want to miss, please not only don’t forget to Join SPS, but don’t forget to tell all your … Continue reading

Summer News–Exhibitions and “Photo-walk”

  We have two Exhibitions during the Summer break. The first is in the Central Library from 12 to 26 of July, and the second in the West Swindon Library from 9 to 23 August. Malcolm would appreciate some assistance with mounting and packing up the exhibitions. Please contact him at malcolm.cole@btinternet.com or 07752 462220 Our next “Photo-walk” on Thursday 26 June is at Caen Locks, Devizes (meeting at the Black Horse pub. www.wadworth.co.uk/pubs/black-horse-devizes-devizes) Malcolm Cole will be there from … Continue reading

New Electronic Calendar

Hi everybody, We’ve created a Google Calendar for the club programme called swindonps@gmail.com so if you add this to your electronic calendars you will always get the latest information on the club programme.  All entries will start with “SPS” so you can easily distinguish them from your own diary entries. To start with we have added the Summer Programme events, but the new season’s programme will be added soon. If you are an Outlook user, then from the FILE tab, … Continue reading

Annual Prize Giving, Thursday 22 May, 2014

  We had a change from our usual routine of presenting the Competition Trophies at the AGM this year, and it was a great idea, allowing much more time for the the winning members to chat about their images and prints.   The Monthly Competitions were a hard fought battle among the top three or four contestants-there being as few as three points between them, in some cases.   Martin Dent won the Trophy for the “Primary Print” category, and … Continue reading