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Adrian Almond 23rd August 2018 - CAR 09/09/18


I forgot to give a quick update on Adrian Almond presentation on Thursday 23rd August 2018. To say that a packed room was stunned by his images, completely relaxed presentation and openly given background details is an understatement.

His images included landscapes, aircraft and birds, which were some of the best images that we have seen at an SPS presentation, even though many were just skipped through. The good news is that hopefully we have booked him again for next year.

Adrian Almond 23rd August 2018 - John Earnshaw 21/08/18


Sale Photographic Society have the landscape and natural history photographer Adrian Almond coming to entertain us on Thursday the 23rd August 2018, with his fascinating talk entitled "A Man For All Seasons" and we would like to extend an invitation to you and your friends if they fancy coming along for very reasonable £ 4 on the door, to cover the costs.

Venue : St Mary's Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD - 8.00pm

Having originally been a Geology and Geography teacher, Adrian has always had a passion for photography, and on retiring from teaching he moved to the Lake District to concentrate on his landscape photography. Now, with many years' experience as leader/organiser/tutor of photographic holidays and workshops, Adrian is perfectly placed to give us all the benefit of his experience in this talk.

Adrian presentation starts at 8.00pm start and the entrance price includes as much coffee/teas as you can drink and as many biscuits you can eat For more information, please contact :- John Earnshaw (jrearnshaw@lineone.net). For more information see Adrian Almond Poster, or hit his website.

Colin Jarvis 2nd August 2018 - John Earnshaw 25/07/18


Sale Photographic Society have the local Landscape photographer Colin Jarvis coming to entertain us on Thursday the 2nd August 2018, with his fascinating talk entitled "Mono Moods" and we would like to extend an invitation to you and your friends if they fancy coming along for very reasonable £ 5 on the door, to cover the costs.

Venue : St Mary's Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD - 8.00pm

Having been a professional photographer for many years, Colin Jarvis can undoubtedly claim to be one of the most respected Landscape and Architectural photographers in the North of England. Having worked in education teaching photography prior to turning professional, it goes without saying that he is a true master of both film and digital photographic techniques, and in this exceptional talk "Mono Moods", Colin will present us with an illustration of the power of light in Mono photography, and the way in which light, in all its forms, can inject mood and drama into an image.

In addition to running residential workshops to some of the most beautiful areas of the UK, Colin also has had a number of articles published in various photographic journals and books.

For more information see Colin Jarvis Poster, or hit his website.

Sale Festival Photo. Comp. - John Earnshaw 13/03/17


Just confirming the details of this year's Sale Festival Photographic Competition, organised by myself and Mike Bannister. The competition is for keen Amateur Photographers and the theme of this year's competition is "Wild About Britain !!"

With a theme like this, the opportunities are vast, and we would love you to enter the competition.

Britain has some wonderfully wild places, ranging from the vast regions of the National Parks such as The Lake District and Snowdonia, to the great forest and woodland regions of the country and the wild coastal strips and beaches which border our islands. And apart from the magnificent views and landscapes that lie within them you will also find an enormous variety of Wildlife that inhabits them. This huge diversity of birds, mammals and other animals & plants which make their home in our islands is truly amazing. So with this theme in mind, we would like to see your pictures that you believe depicts this theme most fittingly.

It could be a grand panorama of wild mountains and valleys, a restful view of a remote placid lake, or a picture of a wild bird or animal scurrying about acting out its daily ritual or anything else you care to think of that depicts the theme in the way you want to interpret it.

Every entrant will have at least one of their prints displayed in the exhibition at Sale Waterside which will run for 4 weeks from the competition prize giving on (Friday 8th June). You can enter up to 4 pictures with a maximum size of 15" x 10" (26 x 36cm),

And don't forget there is also a junior competition for the under 16's. You have until Tuesday 29th May 2018 to put your entry in.

A full set of rules can be downloaded from here and further deatila can be found from Sale Festival 2018 Poster. we look forward to seeing your entry and wish you the best of luck.

Annual Exhibition images - CAR 14/03/18


I have just uploaded the prize winners images from the Annual Exhibition 2017 that John Earnshaw took on the night.

Autumn week away - Joyce Hollows 21/01/18


I have just uploaded a report of the SPS trip to Borrowdale from Joyce and this can also be found as normal on the Documents page.

Annual Exhibition 25 January - John Earnshaw 16/01/18


This year's Annual Exhibition takes place on Thursday 25 January from 7.30pm to 10.00pm at the St. Mary Magdalene Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale M33 6GD and the presentations will be by Mrs Susan Craig JP DL. Susan lives in Trafford and since 1993 she has served as a magistrate on the Trafford Bench and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Manchester in 2007.

During the evening we have a display in the foyer area of the church, where the exhibition takes place, of most of the prints entered into our Annual Competition. This print exhibition is available for both society members and the general public and will then be transferred to Sale Library.

Danny Green 11th January 2018 - John Earnshaw 01/01/18


Sale Photographic Society have the Internationally renowned Natural History photographer Danny Green coming to entertain us on Thursday the 11th January 2018, with his captivating talk entitled "The Long Journey North" and we would like to extend an invitation to you and your friends if they fancy coming along.

Venue : St Mary's Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD - 8.00pm

Running the Natures Images Photographic Holidays Company with his partner Mark Sisson, has allowed Danny to travel the world capturing breathtaking images of all manner of wildlife. His winning images feature frequently in the BBC Wildlife Magazine, the RSPB's Natures Home Magazine, and Outdoor Photography Magazine and in 2014 he had his first full feature published in National Geographic Magazine.

Although specialising in all types of Wildlife Photography, Danny has recently concentrated his efforts in the Boreal Forest - or "Snow Forest" - regions of the world, and his stunning talk will focus on the wildlife that makes its home in these exceptionally inhospitable regions of the planet. Add to this his personal anecdotes from his many journeys into these regions, and you will see that this is a lecture not to be missed.

For more information see Danny Green Poster, or hit his website.

It will be a very reasonable £ 6 on the door to cover the costs, which includes as much coffee/tea you can drink, and as many biscuits as you can eat. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

Tesni Ward 4th January 2018 - John Earnshaw 30/12/17


Sale Photographic Society has the pleasure of holding a lecture by Tesni Ward on the 4th January 2018 entitled "Working With Wildlife" and we would like to extend an invitation to you and your friends if they fancy coming along to to St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD.

Tesni Ward's entry into the world of professional photography has been exceptionally rapid, and she has swiftly earned herself a remarkable reputation as one of the foremost Landscape and Natural History photographers in the country. Based in the Peak District National Park, Tesni regularly runs workshops and tours, not only to help others capture beautiful images and teach individuals the art of photography but also to give them the opportunity to experience how magical the natural world is. Disappointment and exhilaration in equal measure are universal aspects of Wildlife Photography, and this talk will highlight how challenging yet rewarding wildlife photography is, and how it will push you to your limits and test even the most determined of individuals.

Having a thorough understanding of modern photographic essentials, she will be enriching her talk by giving us an insight into the extraordinary techniques and skills she uses to achieve her images.

For more information see Tesni Ward Poster, or hit her website.

It will be a very reasonable £ 5 on the door to cover the costs, which includes coffee/tea and lots of biscuits if you wish! If you or any of your colleagues decide to come, and would like more information, then we will be glad to provide it. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

L&CPU Novice Cup - CAR 21/10/17


On Sunday 15th October SPS along with 26 other North West photography groups took part in the new L&CPU Novice Cup which was held as part of the annual L&CPU Big Day event. There were many discussions regarding the competition name and maybe the name Novice was a poor choice as it is open to all non-PAGB accredited or international saloon winning photographers. However, the name will stay as all the trophies have been engraved :-)

A team of eight SPS members entered the mono and colour sections where we came 7th in the monos, 4th in the colour and 5th place overall. Special mentions go to John Earnshaw who was commended on his colour image entitled 'Grizzly bear relaxing on beach' and Justin Garner for his mono image entitled 'Ease back'. Full results can be obtained from - here

Syllabus Update - CAR 14/10/17


I have just updated the Syllabus for the meeting that will now take place on the 2nd November.

Paul Hobson 5th October 2017 - John Earnshaw 11/09/17


Sale Photographic Society have the renowned Natural History photographer Paul Hobson coming to entertain us on Thursday the 5th October 2017, with his enthralling talk entitled "The Best of The Last:Warts and All" and would like to extend an invitation to you and your friends if they fancy coming along to to St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD

One the foremost Natural History Photographers in the country, Paul Hobson has been taking wildlife images for over 30 years. Along with his colleagues Mark Sisson and Danny Green, he is one of the main tour leaders with Nature's Images Photographic Holidays Company, which has allowed him to journey the world capturing countless iconic wildlife images from all parts of the globe.

The winner of a number of prestigious international awards for his work, Paul has also had numerous images featured in British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, as well as writing regular articles for Derbyshire Life and Amateur Photographer magazines.

As well as being a talented photographer, Paul also spends much of his time teaching others how to hone their photographic skills and to that end runs a series of excellent photographic tours, workshops and one day courses to transfer his knowledge to others. His uniquely creative approach to capturing Wildlife and images leaves a lasting impression, and the range and extent of Pauls coverage remains unsurpassed.

For more information see PaulHobson Poster, or hit his website.

It will be a very reasonable £ 5 on the door to cover the costs, which includes coffee/tea and lots of biscuits if you wish! If you or any of your colleagues decide to come, and would like more information, then we will be glad to provide it. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

If you do decide to come, then ideally it would be good if they could let us know, (email-secretary@salephoto.org.uk) as then we can organise the correct number of chairs and refreshments.

Images by Mike Shore - CAR 30/08/17


I have just added a link to Mike Shore's Flickr site which can be accessed from the link page.

Spring week away - Joyce Hollows 05/07/17


I have just uploaded a report of the SPS trip to Sleights from Joyce and this can also be found as normal on the Documents page.

Remember there is no meeting on Thursday - CAR 04/07/17


This is just a quick reminder that there is no meeting at the church on 6th July due to some members being at the 'Bird of Prey' evening.

Ben Hall 13th June 2017 - John Earnshaw 06/05/17


As part of Sale Festival, we have the renowned Natural History photographer Ben Hall visiting us on as part of the Festival celebrations this year. He will be with us on Tuesday 13th June at 7.30pm in the Robert Bolt theatre at the Sale Waterside.

Ben Hall has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain's foremost professional wildlife photographers. He is immensely experienced, is an amiable and thought-provoking speaker, and his winning images feature regularly in photographic journals and magazines such as BBC Wildlife, Practical Photography, Outdoor Photography, Photography Monthly and Cheshire Life, to name but a few. With a lifelong passion for the natural world, Ben has used his skill in photography to capture many stunning images. He is driven by the need to protect and preserve Britain's last fragile ecosystems, as testified by his work for the RSPB, various Wildlife Trusts and other conservation organisations.

His talk entitled "Moments in Nature" is an stunning encounter with the Natural History and Landscape of his travels around the world, and is guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound. This is a lecture not to be missed!

As this event is part of Sale Festival, we are fortunate enough to have the use of the main Robert Bolt theatre at Sale Waterside Arts Centre to host the event, so hopefully we will have a large audience for Ben. The ticket cost will be £ 6 each, and are available from the box office at the Waterside Theatre, and also via the Waterside website. If you order them by phone or on-line, I believe you can also pick them up on the night if you wish, if there are any left.

Waterside Booking Office: 0161 912 5616 or http://watersideartscentre.co.uk/. For more information see Ben Hall Poster, or hit his website

Lizzie Shepherd 6th April 2017 - John Earnshaw 28/03/17


Sale Photographic Society have the renowned Natural History and Landscape photographer Lizzie Shepherd visiting us on Thursday the 6th April 2017, with her captivating talk entitled : "Unremarkable Scenes" and would like to extend an invitation to you if they fancy coming along to St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale Cheshire M33 6GD

Lizzie Shepherd is a professional Landscape and Natural History photographer based in North Yorkshire, and has gained a reputation for creating images with an almost magical feel. She learned her trade in the days of film, and is now one the foremost Landscape photographers in the country, her career having blossomed since winning the "Living The View" section in Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition in 2015, and she is now a regular contributor to Outdoor Photography, On Landscape and Landscape Photography Magazines.

In this lecture, Lizzie shows us some of the beauty and intrigue that surrounds us, and which we often take for granted. Her photographs as well as showcasing some of our classic views, reveal a little bit of the less obvious, hidden scenes - things that people might otherwise just walk by. For more information see Lizzie Shepherd Poster, or hit her website.

It will be a very reasonable £ 5 on the door to cover the costs, which includes coffee/tea and lots of biscuits if you wish! If you or any of your colleagues decide to come, and would like more information, then I will be glad to provide it.

Lizzie Shepherd 6th April 2017 - John Earnshaw 24/03/17


The updated poster has just been uploaded for the Lizzie Shepherd lecture on the 6th April 2017. Details are below and it will be a great evening. For more information see the Lizzie Shepherd Poster, or hit her website

Sale Festival Photo. Comp. - John Earnshaw 13/03/17


Just confirming the details of this year's Sale Festival Photographic Competition, organised by myself and Mike Bannister. The competition is for keen Amateur Photographers and the theme of this year's competition is "It's Holiday Time !!"

With a theme like this, the opportunities are vast, and we would love you to enter the competition. All of us take breaks and holidays throughout the year, some of us going abroad, some of us staying in this country, and some of us just simply staying at home and relaxing! And of course holidays go on throughout the year, not just in the summer. Many of us take City Breaks at all times of the year, or head for the hills or to coast in all seasons, with Christmas being a special holiday in the bleakest month of the year, when many people go away for a Christmas break or go skiing or searching for the sun in the Canaries!

So whether its lazing on a beach in the Bahamas, skiing in Switzerland, walking in the Lake District or any other holiday activity that you care to think of that depicts the theme in the way you want to interpret it, we would love to see your pictures. The options for holiday photographs are truly vast! Holiday Time is when people do what they have dreamed of doing all year, so if you've got some great shots, let's see them!

Every entrant will have at least one of their prints displayed in the exhibition at Sale Waterside which will run for 4 weeks from the competition prize giving on (Friday 9th June). You can enter up to 4 pictures with a maximum size of 15" x 10" (26 x 36cm),

And don't forget there is also a junior competition for the under 16's. You have until Tuesday 30th May 2017 to put your entry in.

A full set of rules can be downloaded from here and we look forward to seeing your entry and wish you the best of luck.

Annual Exhibition images - CAR 05/02/17


I have just uploaded the prize winners images from the Annual Exhibition. Kindly let me know if anyone wants a copy of the originals.

2017 Syllabus - John McNally 02/02/17


The final 2017 syllabus is now available and can be downloaded from the link on the right.

Annual Exhibition 26 January - CAR 21/01/17


This year's Annual Exhibition takes place on Thursday 26 January from 7.30pm to 10.00pm at the St. Mary Magdalene Church Centre, Moss Lane, Sale M33 6GD and the presentations will be by the Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Judith Lloyd.

During the evening we have a display in the foyer area of the church where the exhibition takes place, of most of the prints entered into our Annual Competition. This print exhibition is available for both society members and the general public and will then be transferred to Sale Library.

  • The Society meets every Thursday with the agenda being focused on digital imaging, print, slide shows, lectures, etc.
  • 2018 Syllabus
  • We meet at St. Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Harboro Road, Sale M33_6GD at 20:00hrs most weeks of the year.
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