News

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.

               

President.

 

Salford Then And Now

This exhibition has now ended.    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 consisted of a series of prints from photographs taken in the previous year alongside their 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. A press release on the event can be found here.