During these difficult times SaDPS has been trying out Zoom to carry out behind the scenes operations, for example a committee meeting held on Monday evening.   

It trials prove successful the use may be expanded.

Social Media Feeds

There are many out there who are missing out due to their understandable reluctance to register with social media platforms. 

In order to prevent that you will see a new menu item at the bottom of each page which will take you to a page where you can keep up to date easily.

Where has the “members” page gone?

Members may be wondering where their page has gone. No need to worry, it is still there. Simply register via the link and, once logged in, you will see it once again.  

Logged in members will also notice a ‘chat’ icon on the bottom right of the screen. Note that separate registration is required for this. Chat messages are stored for 14 days before being automatically deleted.

Keeping occupied during the COVID-19 lockdown.

I hope our members are staying safe and finding creative ways to keep themselves occupied during the current pandemic. I further hope that some of you are finding ways to keep your photography going whilst stuck at home. If so please feel free to share. You can do this by uploading via the members section. 

Over the next couple of weeks you may begin to see some changes to the site.

2019 Christmas Meal and Social

On December 16th members of the club met up for our annual Christmas Meal & Social. It was great to see many of those members who joined through this year in attendance. A big thanks you to all those who came along to make the night successful once again. 

Annual Exhibition 2019

Our annual exhibition for 2019 in now closed. Thank you to all those who took the time to visit. We do hope you enjoyed what you saw. If you have been inspired by it please think about coming along to one of our weekly meetings. Details can be found in the syllabus. 

New Competition Rules

The committee has approved the proposed changes to rules and how points are gained in all internal club competitions. This includes new bonuses for entering all competitions and scoring of points down to 10th place. Full details of these changes can be found in the revised club rules.

Forum resurrection

Some time ago SaDPS retired it's forum due to low activity levels set against high maintenance costs to keep it going. Following testing on another site using the Simple Machines Forum engine it is now back. The SMF format entails much much less work to keep going so post away.

Interclub battle with Atherton and District Photographic Society

On November 5th we welcomed our near neighbours Atherton and District Photographic Society for our annual battle with them. They were well represented on the night with a good number of their members present and made very welcome as always.


A good selection of high quality prints and D.P.I.s were entered by both clubs making the task of judge, Ove Alexander of Stockport Photographic Society, all the more difficult. We are extremely grateful to him for his critique and constructive comments and marking accordingly.


The scores for the prints was Swinton 170pts. Atherton 158pts.


The scores for the D.P.Is. was Swinton 159pts. Atherton 165pts.


Overall scores therefore Swinton 329pts Atherton 323pts.


So just 6 pts separating us.


Commiserations to Atherton and we look forward to the return next year when I'm sure they will endeavour to reverse this result. Many thanks to the judge of the evening,Ove Alexander C.P.A.G.B., our club members whose images were used, Stephen Ryan (our Competition Secretary) for sorting out our entries, Keith Richardson Atherton's Competition Secretary and his fellow members.


Keith R. Barber F.I.Sc.T. C.P.A.G.B; L.R.P.S.