Battle Photographic Society

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New members (accomplished photographers or beginners) and visitors are all assured of a warm welcome.  If you are interested in joining, or would like to learn more about us, please see our About page and FAQs or simply come to the hall one evening

Full details of next years Programme can be found in the Calendar

If you wish to see some of our members work click to visit the Members Gallery

 

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Club News

BPS Outing to Dungeness

8 BPS members took part in a memorable visit to Dungeness on 21 July. First we had a fascinating insight into the work of the RNLI and had a guided tour of the state of the art Dungeness Lifeboat. We took the opportunity to photograph many interesting sites on the beach before and after lunch, including a visit to the old Lighthouse, which two of us climbed to the top to take photographs of the wonderful views. After lunch and more photo opportunities we had tea, coffee, cream scones and cakes with Helen Taylor and Chris Shore at their house/gallery on the beach and were entertained particularly by Chris's description of life in Dungeness. We stopped to photograph the late actor Derek Jarman's beach house with its well-designed garden.

Altogether a very enjoyable day, thanks to Liz for taking the initiative and her excellent organisation. A special thank-you to Helen and Chris for their warm hospitality at their home. We also had brilliant weather!

Click to see images of the day

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Congratulations to John Shipp for having 2 of his images printed in the July copy of the

Golden Times  magazine.

Northiam Village  Pump

Steaming out of Northiam Station.

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On Sunday 14th July Battle Photographic Society played host to an RPS Workshop run by Dave Mason for street photography culminating in a visit to the Hastings Pirates Day.

See Link below for full details on the RPS website

.http://rps.org/regions-and-chapters/regions/south-east/blogs/2019/july/street-photography-workshop-celebrating-hastings-pirates-day

 

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"An exhibition of local Second World War photographs, never seen before, is being put on by Battle Museum of Local History and the Battle Photographic Society. Terence Page, Marston Hart and Peter Greene scanned the images and made some improvements. Richard Tickner kindly made all the prints to a high standard. The exhibition will begin on 1 August in Battle Library and last until 27 September. The photos are the ones that there was no room to include in the best-selling book Battle at War, still available from Rother Books in the High Street. Visitors will be able to leave messages and information, which the Museum will follow up. The exhibition opening hours are: Tuesday 10-4; Wednesday 10-1; Thursday 11-6; Friday/Saturday 10-5.

Another successful cooperation with Battle Museum after our Battle 'Then' and 'Now' exhibition in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of our Society".

 

 

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2018/19 Season Images

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External Competitions to enter.

 

Following the comments by the judge at our recent competition that "some of the images would stand up in open competitions" below are links to external competitions that you might fancy entering.

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This is a Monthly Themed Competition so the link will be available continuosly so check out the various subjects.
 
Click the title to go to the web page for full details.

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Click to go to the Hidden album

 

Places to visit, things to see.

 

 

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is having a weekend-long lecture series coming up that we thought might be of interest to your society. The course is titled A Concise History of Photography and explores the history of the medium and how our preconceptions of what photography is and can be have changed over time. The course is led by Mark Rawlinson, Associate Professor in the History of Art at the University of Nottingham.

Click the link for fuller details

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/courses-and-classes-a-concise-history-of-photography-art-theory

 

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If your holiday travels take you to Margate this summer why not visit the "Seaside Photographed" Exhibition at the Turner Gallery.

25th May - 8th Sept.

use this link to get full details.

https://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/seaside-photographed

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Supporting Suppliers

Supplier of high quality Papers and presentation materials

Picture Framing Services.

 

Mount Cutting Systems

 

Longridge Mount Cutters

This company who gave a demonstration in 2017 are offering members discount on purchases from their web site by using the code Bat10.

Click the link above to visit their new site.