John Leech – ‘Changing Moods – Morecambe Bay, Lake District, Venice and Vienna’

John lives on the edge of Morecambe Bay, where he runs a graphic design and photographic business. John will share with us his passion for fine art photography in images selected from his personal work. Inspiration, perhaps, for those members wrestling with the President’s Challenge for 2016/17.

View a preview of John’s work over on his website.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first meeting as a guest to the Society is completely free of charge. Membership is £40 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £4 per evening.

Photographic events tomorrow evening at Lancaster University

live at LICA

live at LICA

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 5th May) Lancaster University’s “Live at LICA” will be hosting two photographic events as part of their involvement in LOOK/15 the Liverpool International Photography Festival.

Both events are open to the public and free of charge.

1pm – An introduction to LOOK/15 – the Liverpool International Photography Festival.

Emma Smith, executive director of LOOK/15 (Liverpool International Photography Festival) will be giving a talk about the festival at 1pm in the Peter Scott Gallery.

This talk will include an overview of the festival and will focus on one of the festival themes: women and photography.

6pm: The Females of the Factory: Women’s Contribution to Pilkington’s Tiles and Pottery

In the evening we have Live at LICA’s contribution to LOOK/15 opening. Gallery volunteers have curated an exhibition of photographs from the Peter Scott Gallery collection. The exhibition, entitled ‘The Females of the Factory: Women’s Contribution to Pilkington’s Tiles and Pottery’, is a display of photographs taken of women working in Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Company factory in the early 20th Century.

The exhibition opens at 6pm and there will be a brief overview of the exhibition by the volunteers at 6:30.

Both events are open to the public and are completely free of charge.

Live at LICA is part of Lancaster University and is a major provider of professional arts activity, public performances and exhibitions for the university, Lancaster and the North West.

Their website has information on how to travel there and where to park.

Photographic Society Exhibition Opens This Weekend

The 2014 Lancaster Photography Society Exhibition opens this weekend. This year we Annual Exhibition 2014return to St. Nic’s shopping arcade in the unit facing Next.

The exhibition is open each Saturday and Wednesday from 10am until the 20th of September.

On show this year we a selection of prints showcasing some of the best images taken by members of the society.

Come along and see the photographs. Meet and get advice from the photographers. See how Lancaster Photographic Society can help you take better pictures.

St Nicholas Arcades
Lancaster Gate
LA1 1NB – find this on google maps

August – 23, 27, 30
September – 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

Summer BBQ

This weekend Mike and Sally hosted the Society Summer BBQ to great success.

It was also a chance to say farewell to our friends Vic and Sheenagh Crumley who will soon be leaving Lancaster for adventures new. Between them the Crumleys have taken on almost all of the committee’s posts over the years. Their efforts and passion and have played a large hand in making the Society the success it is today.

The Lancaster Photographic Society Summer BBQ 2014

The Lancaster Photographic Society Summer BBQ 2014

Stay tuned to the website, facebook or pop an email to us for news of any events, trips and meetups. Our regular Wednesday night photographic meetings will return on September 17th.

Award Winners 2013-14

Elk by Ruth Wood

Elk by Ruth Wood. Winner of this year’s Best Colour Image in the Projected Image Competition

The Society recently held our annual award dinner for the 2013–14 season at NICE in Lancaster.

The President, Sally Anderson, presented trophies to winning members as follows…

Photographer of the Year Competition

The Fred Johnstone Memorial Trophy for Photographer of the Year
Mike Atkinson and Sheenagh Crumley
The Centenary Trophy for runner up Photographer of the Year
Dave Moorhouse

Annual Projected Image Competition

The Anderson Trophy for the Best Colour Image
Ruth Wood
The Past Presidents’ Trophy for the Best Monochrome Image
Allan Hartley

Annual Print Competition

The Syd Cumbus Trophy for the Best Print of the Competition
Sheenagh Crumley
The Bob & Kath Marsh Trophy for the Best Monochrome Print
Sheenagh Crumley
The Ruth Berry Trophy for the Runner-up Best Print and Best Colour Print
John Metcalfe
The Alan Cooper Trophy for the Best Landscape Print
Mike Atkinson

Other Awards

The Ron Atkinson Trophy for the Lancaster and District Competition
Dave Moorhouse
Beginner’s Cup for Most Promising Member
Joe Marshall

Congratulations to all of our winners this year.

It was gratifying to see such a good result for Sheenagh who will be departing for pastures new over the next couple of months and will be sadly leaving the Society.

We have much to be proud of with a bumper crop of competition images this year and many of those from new members.

You can see many of the images from this year’s competitions on our competitions gallery.