Monday, 16 May 2016

2016/17 Season Monthly Competitions

For our club members we have confirmation of the 2016 - 2017 season monthly competition subjects which will be a useful guide to your Summer shooting.


  • Open / Altered Reality. A4 unmounted Prints. Judge Chris Kay ARPS
  • Landscape. Judge Janice Barton CPAGB
  • Man Made. Judge Nick Berentzen CPAGB
  • People / Portraits. Judge Robert Millin DPAGB EFIAP/s EPSA
  • Nature. Judge Trevor Davenport ARPS
  • Illustrative. Judge Ian Copley LRPS BPE2
  • Annual DPI. Judge Colin Douglas ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
  • Annual Print. Judge Terry Donnelly MPAGB ARPS FBPE
Happy shooting during the Summer and good luck with your competition entries.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

HPS In House Meeting

Although the club has extended its season there's no club meeting next Friday 20th May while members are away at Malham Tarn, but we will be back at Newton Village Hall the following Friday 27th May for our final meeting. Bring along your cameras as we'll be setting you a quick 30 minute photo challenge and viewing the results on the projector.

During the clubs Summer recess, members can keep up to date with the latest news through the HPS website or our Facebook page.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Members Night

After an exciting and fascinating weekend of International competition we can get back to normality this week (or at least those of us who are not in Cumbria judging the Small Print Competition can)

Friday 13th May is a members evening and is likely to be of the highest order as we have 3 sets of members sharing their images and recent experiences with us. These include John Bowen, Phil and Cynthia Sadler and Les Pickstock all of whom have prepared slideshows for us.

It promises to be an entertaining and informative meeting so please come along and support the presenters. We meet at the same time and the same venue. See you there. Barry Q

Monday, 9 May 2016

Hoylake International Exhibition Judging Weekend

Each year Hoylake Photographic Society hosts its own photographic competition the "Hoylake International Exhibition 2016" and this year the competition entry was bigger than ever. With an entry of 8,000 images from hundreds of photographers from around the World, the judging took place over the weekend of 7/8th May.

This year we invited judges from the USA, China and Spain as well as locally to choose the best photography and to give out their awards. Club members attended to give us their practical help and moral support.

The catering was provided by Alison and Barry Quatermass and full marks to Alison for the quality and the quantity of food provided over the weekend. It was absolutely superb.

Because of the large number of images to get through we had three judging panels each with their own screen, projector and laptop but the judging sessions still went on from 9am - 5pm on both days. It was a hard slog for everyone but it was well worth the effort.

Thank you everyone including the judges, interpreters and volunteers for your work over the weekend. And thank you Brian Magor for organising yet another successful Hoylake International Exhibition. The competition results will be announced officially in the coming weeks, but the following images provided by Anthony Clarke will give you a flavour of the weekend.

International Judges Saturday 7th May

Wirral Festival of Firsts - Through Their Eyes

The Wirral Festival of Firsts is an annual arts festival based around Hoylake and some of our club members volunteer each year as festival photographers. To publicise this years event which takes place between the 9th - 16th July, a series of exhibitions of festival images has taken place around the Wirral.

The latest exhibition of photographs has been erected today on Wallasey Central Library and will be on display for two weeks. Take the time to visit the library and exhibition and also visit the Festival of Firsts website for the program of live music, poetry, theatre and art and the ticket prices.