21 April 2018

This Friday at KPS ...

Kingswood Photographic Society has their AP Trophy & FT Trophy Competitions on Friday 27th April.

Any member entering the FT & AP Trophy Competitions need to adhere to one simple rule, that each entry is a set of three related prints or digitally projected images, which work together as a panel as well as each photograph having individual merit.  Members are permitted to submit up to three sets of panels into the AP Trophy and the FT Trophy.  We are sure that our judge, Mike Curtis, will be offering practical comments on our entries.

Tonight is certainly an opportunity to learn more about the skills of presenting panels.  It should be an exciting evening, seeing entrants’ interpretations and discovering which members’ receive the Andy & Pauline Xena and Frank Thomas Trophies this year.

Visitors are always very welcome and the cost for this evening is £3.00.  Kingswood PS meets on Fridays at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, Warmley, Bristol BS30 5JJ. 

16 April 2018

What's on ...


Bristol Photographic Society is presenting the 2018 Bristol Salon of Photography on Sunday, 29th April.

We would like to invite KPS members to this presentation and would be grateful if you could pass on this invitation at your next Society meeting.

The show is FREE and is being held at the BPS clubrooms at 3pm on Sunday the 29th April.

The clubrooms are at:
Unit 13, Montpelier Central,
Station Road, Montpelier,
Bristol, BS6 5EE.

The clubrooms are situated on a small industrial estate very close to Montpelier Railway Station and opposite Wex/Calumet Photographic.  There is plenty of free parking.  Please note, if your members want to bring along spouses or partners they are more than welcome.

Full details about Bristol Photographic Society and full instructions on how to find us can be found on our website - www.bristolphoto.org.uk 


Bristol Salon Chairman
E: chairman@bristolsalon.co.uk

14 April 2018

This Friday at KPS ...

Kingswood Photographic Society is absolutely delighted to welcome two of our members, Adrian Herring ARPS, DPAGB and Vanessa Herring LRPS, as their speakers on Friday 20th April, who will be giving a digital image and print talk entitled From the Calm of Sri Lanka to the Frenzy of India.

Adrian and Vanessa say:  “Our talk is an attempt to show and tell you about the contrast we perceived between these two countries.

Our first visit to Sri Lanka in 2005 was during a period when the Sri Lankan Civil War had started to re-escalate, so it was not possible to visit the northern part of the island.  The end of this long conflict was declared in 2009 and tourists were able to visit the area without a military presence in 2014.  This meant we were fortunate to visit Jaffna and Trincomalee in the spring of 2016.  The impact of the 25 plus year war was evident and, whilst difficult to capture photographically, we hope to give a glimpse of the impact on the people.  We were able to travel independently with Vanessa’s cousins who live in Sri Lanka and have also frequently visited India over a number of years.  We consequently had benefit of their knowledge when touring around many high spots, including the Golden Triangle.

We consider ourselves generalist photographers but try to capture something a little bit different as well as making a record of what draws our eyes.  We particularly like to tell a story through our photography.

This promises to be a fascinating evening so we hope to see you there.

Kingswood PS meet Fridays from 7.30pm to around 9.30pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, Warmley, Bristol BS30 5JJ.  Visitors are most welcome and the cost for this evening is £3.00.