York Photographic Society

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This is the website of York Photographic Society, York's longest established photography club and indeed one of Britain's earliest photographic societies. New members are always welcome to this thriving, friendly and energetic camera club.

Tonight at YPS - Peter Yeo & Competition Deadlines

York Photographic Society is delighted to be hosting Peter Yeo tonight (29th October). Peter's talk is entitled, "Beyond Somewhere Else". You can read a little about Peter and his approach to photography here.

"Beyond Somewhere Else" :: © Peter Yeo

"Beyond Somewhere Else" :: © Peter Yeo

Today is also the deadline for entries for both the Projected Digital Image Competition and the John Saville Rosebowl Competition. Entries to John Illingworth please, either by email or by bringing your images on a thumbdrive or other removable medium. Both competitions will take place on the 3rd December 2014 and will be judged by Roger Poyser.

As a reminder, here's what you need to do (lifted from John & Morris's email and the official rules):


When attaching your membership number to a print or digital image please ensure you use the latest one. It may contain numbers AND letters. This is on the back of your current membership card. A condition of entry is that you have paid your membership subscription for the year.

Specifications for digital images
All digital images, whether submitted for projected images competition or accompanying print entries, must be in JPEG format and sRGB colour space. Maximum sizes are of 1400 pixels wide for landscape (horizontal) format and 1050 pixels high for portrait (vertical) format. Image resolution is not a consideration as the image size is constrained by height and width.

Please read this very carefully!

Digital images must be titled as follows:

image number_title_member number

Here are some examples:-

1_Wheels of Fire_45G
2_White Room_45G
3_Black Curtains_45G

(signifying each of three image filenames entered by member number 45G). Notice there are spaces between the words of the title and underscores between the sections of the filename. See how to name files for the John Saville competition below.

Members may enter a maximum of four digital images for the Projected Digital Images competition. The member's name must not be given. Underscores must be placed as shown above. Each filename must retain the extension “.jpg”. Digital images must be submitted on CD, DVD, or USB stick, or by email, to John Illingworth.

Non-rewritable CD-R discs will not be returned unless specifically requested.

The John Saville Rose Bowl Competition
The John Saville Rose Bowl shall be awarded for a projected digital image depicting some aspect of life or a featur
e within the boundary of the City of York Council. It is separate from the Projected Images Competition & members may submit up to two images specifically for this competition.

Entries must be indicated by a letter ‘Y’ (for York) at the end of the file name e.g.

2_Lendal Bridge_16T_Y.jpg

Only a single award of the Rose Bowl will be made.


The full Competition Rules are here. Last year's winning and commended entries for both Competitions can be found under "Competition Images" on the Main Menu but as a taster, here's last year's Winner of the Projected Digital Image Competition:

"Apollo on Thistle" :: Image by John Shepherd

"Apollo on Thistle" :: Image by John Shepherd

And here's last year's winning image from the John Saville Rose Bowl Competition:

"Excited by the Engines" :: Image by Peter Bayliss

"Excited by the Engines" :: Image by Peter Bayliss

York Photographic Society - the first camera club to be established in York and one of the first to be established in the UK -  meet at the Poppleton Centre on Wednesday evenings from September to May. The Poppleton Centre is easily accessible and there is ample free parking behind the Centre. Tea & coffee is served during the meeting and there is a bar at the centre where we put the World to rights after the meeting closes. 

We're also in the process of introducing a "buddy" or "mentor" scheme where Committee Members will offer to help those new (or even not-so-new) to photography to get to grips with hardware, software and even wetware if you want to discuss the philosophy and psychology behind photography. Watch this space.

See you tonight.


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