RCPS Press Report 15th September 2016

The excitement of the Exhibition, probably the most successful that RCPS has presented in living memory, is slowly fading but will be regenerated in part with the draw to find a winner of a print of their choice from the images that were displayed. Visitors to the free exhibition were invited to vote for their three favourite images on display, either print, digital or a combination. The voting slips will be put in a bag and one lucky winner will be drawn out at the Society’s first meeting of the season, on Monday, September 26th, 2016. Of the 318 people in attendance, 237, or 75% voted. The results have been collated and the winning image is…… to be declared at our first meeting! Every member who exhibited an image received votes; some people enquired about buying pictures and many, many more made very complimentary remarks on the day and subsequently on social media.

One consequence of enquiries about joining the Society is that the Committee have decided that from September 2017 we shall start our season sooner with the first meeting taking place on the second Monday of the month, not the fourth as is the case now, so that it links better with the exhibition date which next year will be on Saturday, September 3rd, 2017 at the same location, Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall. All that needs to be done now is for members to feverishly refresh their photographic portfolios so we have a new batch of pictures for next year!

Please spread the word about our first speaker of the season, Barrie Williams. He will be with us on Monday, October 3rd, 2016. He is the winner of the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2015 and is heading south from his Scottish base to share with us his love of the coast, both the sea and cliffs, and insider information on how he does his photography. Barrie is also a keen advocate of pressing the point that good and winning photographs can be taken with simple and cheap kit and one does not need expensive camera gear to be in with a chance. We hope for a bumper turnout – guests are £3 and refreshments for everyone, including members, are 50p.