News

For the latest news, including up coming events.

Annual Exhibition Presentation 2017.
On behalf of the Society Vice President Keith Barber presents a portrait of the late Karen Illingworth to her Husband Steve and Elaine McCann of Eccles Community Art Gallery during our recent Annual Exhibition there. The portrait by member Sue Tydd was presented in recognition and gratitude for Karen's valued assistance in staging our annual exhibitions at the Gallery over the last five years
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Annual Dinner and Awards 2016.
On Friday 10 March members of our society met again for their annual dinner and awards evening. Thanks once more goes out to our club vice-president Keith Barber FIScT LRPS for his hard work in arranging the event which was enjoyed by all those who attended. Congratulations to those who won awards and, of course, those all impoprtant raffle prizes.
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Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
From Saturday 30th April to Sunday 10th July 2016 members of our society will be exhibiting a selection of works from last years annual exhibition. Showing a range of subject matter, the photographs include natural history, pictorial, human life, record, still life studies and portraiture in both colour and monochrome. The images also include a section form "Water in Sa;ford" as requested by the gallery. Please see the gallery's opening times to plan your visit.

SaDPS Forum
In January 2016 the society launched it's new online forum. Unfortunately due to lack of activity vs. work required to maintain this forum is now closed.

2015 Annual Exhibition.
From Saturday 15 August to Saturday 12 September 2015 members of our society exhibited works from this years annual exhibition. The venue for this exhibtion was Eccles Community Art Gallery. The exhibition consisted of a range of subject matters covering many genres in both colour and monochrome. The images that were displayed constitute the best entries as judged, with awards given accordingly, by an independent approved judge from the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union. .

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Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
From Saturday 25 April to Sunday 28 June 2015 members of our society exhibited works from last years annual exhibition. Showing a range of subject matter, the photographs include natural history, pictorial, human life, record, still life studies and portraiture in both colour and monochrome. The images displayed constitute our 2014 annual exhibition and were judged, with awards given accordingly, by an independent approved judge from the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union.

Annual Dinner and Awards.
On Friday 20 April members of our society met for their annual dinner and awards evening. Thanks goes out to our club president Keith Barber FIScT LRPS for his hard work in arranging the event which was enjoyed by all those who attended. Congratulations to those who won awards and, of course, those all impoprtant raffle prizes.
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Salford Then and Now.
This exhibition has now ended. A dedicated section with be set up shortly to showcase all those images used.
Swinton & District Photographic Society was proud to participate in the Salford Then And Now project by exhibiting prints at Ordsall Hall between February 8th and May 10th 2015. The exhibition consistsed of a series of prints from photographs taken in the previous year alongside there old black and white version shot from the same location. Feedback from the Hall was excellent with them stating higher numbers and longer linger times as people reminisced.
More details of the ongoing great work being carried out by Ian Sutton and his team, mainly willing volunteers, can be found at www.salford.photos.
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City West.
On January 13th 2015 several members of the society hung a total of 32 prints in a display at City West. If you happened to be visiting there during the next month we do hope you enjoyed them.

National Cycling Centre
On January 20th Swinton and District Camera Club members attended a league night at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester for an opportunity to photograph some fabulous racing. On the night a total of 11 members plus one member's partner turned up to be faced with the challenge of photographing cyclists travelling fast at close quarters. We saw one or two in the 'transport' themed competition the week later.

Anglesey Weekend
Following on from the success of previous club weekends away a trip was organised to Anglesey with the 13 members who went enjoying favourable weather. We hope to see some of their photography from the weekend soon.