York Photographic Society

New Season Starts 6th September. Full 2017-2018 programme published

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Exhibition Preview 11th August

Alison writes "On Friday 11 August YPS is holding a reception at the Nether Poppleton Tithebarn to celebrate the opening of the Annual Exhibition and the YPS Committee would very much like to invite members of the society and one guest to this event.


The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Barbara Boyce is attending from 6.00pm so it is appreciated that you arrive before then in order to be at the introduction and official opening.  It is a problem if people arrive after the start.


Drinks and nibbles will be available whilst you look at the exhibition and it will close at 8.00pm.


We hope that you will wish to attend the reception and the YPS Committee looks forward to welcoming you on Friday 11 August."


Success at the YPU Annual Exhibition in Huddersfield

The Society has been successful at this year’s YPU exhibition.

Two members received Certificates of Merit; Neville Turton for his print “Golden Eagle Taking Off” and Tony Marsh for his DPI   “Fritillarias in the Snow”


In addition, four other prints were accepted


Allan Harris, York Minster Illuminated

Peter Bayliss,  Misty Common

Alison Taylor, West Burton Waterfall

Neville Turton, Black-veined White Balkans


And there were also four acceptances in the Digital Projected Images


Harry Silcock, Bicycle on Stairway

Tony Marsh, Fungi Fireworks

Tony Marsh, Water Vole Reflection

Neville Turton, Grizzly Chasing a Fish.


3rd May AGM

The final meeting of the year is our Annual General Meeting . It is very important that all members of the Society attend so that a new committee and President can be elected.

During the meeting the trophies awards and for this year’s competitions will be presented to the winners

26th April President's Night - Altered Reality

Peter writes:-

"This is the lowlight of the year. The President's serving of his usual rubbish. Ifyou can't think of anything to do you could come and have a snooze at the Poppleton Centre for 90 minutes.

What will you miss if you sleep through it ?

How not to make monochrome images, 'Monochrome Madness'.

Also there will a selection of infrared images and their manipulated mono conversions.

Just so you don't feel left out I will also show a number of very altered images such as the York Eye.

There may be a few prints to pass round at the interval/end of the evening.

This will be your last chance to see my rubbish as I will be standing down as President on 5th May.


19th April Team Challenge Roger Mockridge and Alison Taylors Teams

The Railway team is led by Roger Mockridge who has had help from Keith Hunt and David Beverley. The team has attempted to gather photographs of all things associated with railways, including infrastructure, steam , modern, heritage and models.

There are 4 members of the Yorkshire Wolds Team Challenge Group (Allan Harris, Morris Gregory, Rebecca Johnson and Alison Taylor)  and in the past 10 months they have selected 5 topics of interest and then gone out and photographed them. We have been to Bishop Wilton Show, Millington Woods, Burnby Hall, Huggate and Wharram Percy in our quest to explore different facets of the Wolds and we are looking forward to sharing our photographs.

12th April "Unremarkable Scenes" Lizzie Shepherd

Lizzie writes:-“My talk is entitled ‘Unremarkable Scenes’ and explores how we might set about photographing the more every day and less obvious scenes, the sort of sights and places many just walk past. I talk about how my way of seeing has changed over the last few years, after spending more time concentrating on my local patch and then taking that approach to wherever I visit.”

More information about Lizzie and her work can be found on her web site





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