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.

Look out! 100 Morris, Clog and Sword Dancers in Lancaster!

The John O'Gaunt Morris Men

The John O’Gaunt Morris Men

Around 100 morris, clog and sword dancers from across the country will be performing around Lancaster on Saturday 28th September.

Performances will take place at Lancaster Castle, Sun Square, the Three Mariners and Dalton Square as part of the 45th anniversary ‘Day of the Dance’ celebrations by the John O’Gaunt Morris Men!

This is sure to be quite a spectacle and a unique photographic opportunity.

Download the 45th Anniversary Schedule as an excel document.

Workshops and Courses

The best way to improve your photography is to actually go out and make pictures.

This is not always easy and sometimes we all suffer from a lack of inspiration and motivation. A great way to give yourself a kick start is to attend a class or a workshop.

We’ve been very lucky in the Society to have been visited by many professional photographers who have been willing to share their passions and experience with us. A  number of our past and upcoming speakers will be leading classes and workshops over the next few months so take a look!

Adrian Almond

Workshops with Adrian Almond

Workshops with Adrian Almond

Adrian leads landscape photography workshops in the Lake District throughout the year. He is available for 1-to-1 tuition as well as leading small groups. These workshops are aimed at everyone from the complete beginner to the advanced photographer.

Adrian will be speaking to the Society about his work in a talk entitled ‘A man for all seasons’ on November the 27th.

Find out more details about Adrian Almond’s Landscape Photography workshops.

Maxwell Law

Maxwell will be running a number of workshops in Lancashire and the Wirral when he visits the area later this year.

His workshops consider the essentials of photography, the quality of light, atmosphere, content and subject to examine and develop a photographer’s personal style. They are conducted in a variety of locations including, nature reserves, local villages and old mills.

The dates for these are

  • Sun 20th Oct – Fri 25th Oct
  • Sun 27th Oct – Fri 1st Nov
  • Thurs 14th Nov – Tues 19th Nov

Maxwell’s specialism is nature, especially birds and he will be sharing his work and passions with the Society on November 13th in a talk entitled ‘Earth, Wind and Flight’

Find out more details about Maxwell Law’s Lancashire and Wirral workshops.

Michael Sewell

Mackerel prepared by Russell Lee © Michael Sewell

Mackerel prepared by Russell Lee © Michael Sewell

is a commercial photographer who specialises in off-camera flash photography using a Strobist approach.

Michael visited the Society towards the end of the last season where he talked about location portraiture and food photography.

Michael is leading a number of courses with Lencarta in location lighting. Going from the basic of off camera light to making great photographs on location using a variety of portable equipment.

Find out more details about Location Lighting courses by Michael Sewell

Lee Metcalf

Lee is a fantastic landscape photographer. As someone based in Lancaster he knows many of the hidden gems of the city and the Lake District.

Lee is running a series of half day workshops for one to two people in and around the Lake District. His goal is to bring a mix of enthusiasm and inspiration to develop your skills as a Landscape Photographer. You will learn how to create great images that you will be proud of.

Lee is a regular visitor to the Society and proved very popular when he came to speak to  about his Perfect Light series of images.

Find out more details about Landscape Photography workshops with Lee Metcalf.

Summer Trip to Malham Cove – 1st June

Next week, Saturday 1st June, is the first of our Summer Trips and it will be to Malham Cove.

Malham Cove is within the Yorkshire Dales and is the site to a number of limestone formations including a magnificent limestone pavement.

We shall be meeting up at 10am at the Malham National Park Center carpark.

Mike is leading this trip so please let him know as soon as possible if you are intending to attend. You can contact him either by email or phone on 01524 36124.

Partners and families are more than welcome and do remember to bring a picnic lunch!

You can find out more about Malham Cove on wikipedia.