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Results from the PDI Round 3 Tuesday 12 December 2017

1st Sue Birtwistle Ships of the desert reach the Ocean
2nd Bob Allen Control the waves
3rd Helen Otton Arrivals and Baggage Reclaim
C Brian Holloway 10.05 to Weymouth
C Roger Holtby Galle Fishing Boat
C Sylvia Shankland Full Ahead
C Tim Morton Well Chuffed
HB Dan Cowen Waiting on the Scotsman
HB Geraldine Guthrie The better viewpoint
HB John Burke One Wheel On My Wagon
HB Stella Chandler Man in Motion
1st Robin Shaw Waiting for export
2nd Anita Taylor Roadworks
3rd Rafe Pascual Reach for the Sky
C Adrian Binney I said push not hang on
C Adrian Walmsley LRPS Hold Very Tight Please Ting Ting
C Martin Rist Cable Knitting
C Mike Roe LRPS Seat 71
HB Alan Thompson LRPS Our Pride and Joy
HB Andy Knowles Against The Flow
HB Atul Kshirsagar Golden Hour
HB Gavin Mann Transported
HB Jan Hedger The Hamster and The Flying Machine
HB Jeff Johnson LRPS Hitching a Ride
HB Jennifer Joel Speeding to Venice
HB Lynette Clark Dont drive when tired
HB Phil Terry Sir Walter Scott
HB Ray Benzal Clipper sailing off Mykonos
HB Steve Shaw Journeys End
HB Tim Lever Drifter
1st Roger Dixey ARPS BPE*2 Freedom to roam
2nd Paul Davison ARPS DPAGB Colossal Cargo
3rd Martin Farrow ARPS Off-Roaders
C Corinne Kozok "Working at the Brick Factory, India"
C Gavin Bowyer LRPS Going Home
C Phil George Thinking Along Different Lines
C Sally Golden More Than a Bumpy Ride
C Tony Cowburn Winging It
HB Adrian Brophy Building the railroad
HB Ann Erkut Fast, Faster, Fastest
HB Dave Kiddle LRPS Working Hard
HB David McKibbin LRPS Sun Setting On A Past Era
HB Gerard Carlin Personal Ice Transport


Ordering of Nomad print boxes


The next 'order window' for Print Boxes will will open on Monday 2nd April and
close on Friday 27th April 2018.

Club secretaries will be notified in late March.

They should be available for collection at the Reps Meeting AGM/Finals Day to
be held at Littleton on Sunday 13th May.

The WPS representative will collect the boxes and bring them to a WPS Tuesday

Nomad describe these boxes as Heavy Duty in that they have two webbing
straps and moulded black plastic corners.
Handles can be supplied on any size box at an additional cost of £3.

Full details can be found in the PDF from the SCPF.

All order enquiries contact – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Results from the Print Round 2 Tuesday 21st November 2017  

Judge Paul Thackeray LRPS


1st Helen Otton Watching out
2nd John Burke What have we learned from history?
3rd Peter Henderson Umbrella parade
C Bernice Hill News bites
C Dan Cowen Getting steamy in the shed
HB Maurice Jones Flip neck
HB Stephanie Patterson Don't forget me
1st Jeff Johnson LRPS Cranberry
2nd Phil Terry Stick fisherman at sunset
3rd Gay Hopkins Waiting to load
C Adrian Binney A Yellowstone winter morning
C Gavin Mann Strange encounter at Ashness
C Trevor Morecraft LRPS Intensity
C Sylvia Larter-Whitcher Port Leven Cornwall
HB Jill North LRPS Strange Landscape
HB Robin Shaw Evening meal
HB Alan Thompson LRPS Camouflage
1st Gordon Brown ARPS View from Broadway Tower
2nd Trevor Davies LRPS First light through the window, Taj Mahal
3rd Eric Blake LRPS Southampton docks
C Dave Kiddle LRPS Inverse
C David McKibbin LRPS Blurred elegance
C Roger Dixey ARPS DPAGB BPE2* The rescue
C Tony Cowburn Corfe dawn
HB Alison Cawley ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE1* Playtime
HB Maria Leekblade LRPS CPAGB AFIAP Sakura
HB Paul Davison ARPS DPAGB Cutting up the kill
HB Anne Ruffell ARPS DPAGB Namaste!
HB Ann Erkut Egret in flight
HB Corinne Kozok Staying close - Leopard with cub the in Masai Mara


Bijen Gurung attains his LRPS

Congratulations to Bijen who was presented the award at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester on Saturday 28 October.  Bijen Gurung's LRPS Panel can be seen here.

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Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, Nepal’s Ambassador to the UK, presented
the award at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester on Saturday 28 October


From the Press release

Bijen Gurung, former British Gurkha based in Winchester has received the distinguished Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) making him the first Nepali to achieve this award. Bijen has been an active member of the Winchester Photographic Society since 2013 winning trophies and certificates in the Society’s internal competitions.

Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, Nepal’s Ambassador to the UK, presented the award at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester on Saturday 28 October. The citation reads: ‘Bijen has been in love with the camera since an early age. He is primarily interested in people and portrait photography and has travelled to Hong Kong, China and the US to further his photographic skills. His principal love is taking photographs in his homeland, where he spent most of his childhood years.’

Surrounded by friends and family, Bijen responded to the Ambassador ‘I feel blessed and honoured, and may this be an example to all Nepalis to have a dream and the energy to follow it. I would like to dedicate this distinction to my late son, Nirvan, who sadly passed away in September 2015.’


The Winchester National Exhibition Galleries are now available, follow the link.


The dates of the new committee meetings

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Wednesday 18th April 2018 Change of date it was 25th April 2018

Contact WPS President Nick Townley


PDI League Round 1 - 3rd October 2017

The results are on the PDI League Competition Results pages. The winning / placed images are on the PDI League Winning Images Gallery pages.

Members Gallery images

Mike Roe has added added his LRPS panel to his gallery and the it can also be seen from the Distinctions Galleries page.

Members do not have to have an LRPS or ARPS to have their own gallery. Logon and follow the instructions on the Members Gallery image upload page, which is under Galleries, to have you Gallery set up.



Winchester Photographic Society celebrated their triumphant win of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) league.

Entering eight prints that were judged by a different judge on eight occasions in eight different camera clubs, Winchester came first in the top league, just beating their rivals, Chichester Camera Club.

SCPF’s members total 50 clubs, so Winchester are justly proud of their win. “We’re a big club with some very talented photographers, and it’s wonderful that their skills and creativity have been recognised in this way.” said the current president, Eric Blake.

the eight prints

Particularly remarkable was the achievement of Steve Green, whose Iceland print, ‘Westerhorn Beach’, received full marks in five consecutive judgings.

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The four owners of the winning prints 

The Committee also award Honorary Membership to Graham Barber for his devoted service as Treasurer of the Society for the last 6 years, an accolade well deserved by such a committed and generous-hearted man.

well done Graham

Eric Blake


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Events that may be of interest to members

We are looking at providing a page with links to events that could be of interest to members.

For now we are including such links on this news page. We would welcome feedback from members regarding this.



WPS Members Training Training programme for 2017-18

The Autumn 2017 Training Programme is a free learning site by macro photographer Johan J. Ingles - Le Nobel geared towards budget-conscious intermediate level macro photographers who want to know how to do extreme macro photography and the equipment that we use.



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