Stafford Photographic Society

Joining Stafford Photographic Society

Join this friendly club and let us help make your photographs come to life, new photographers to advanced workers welcome and aspire to equal or better the images below. You can see more of our members images in the competition galleries or in the member portfolios.

You can find out about joining Stafford Photographic Society or contact us. If you would like to join as a guest email and request details.

  • 2021 Opening Meetings

    Opening Meetings

    On 14th we had Les Forrester who gave a remote presentation which was very sucessful allowing us to begin to undestand his way of making Architectural Images become art. Attendance was as good as some pre-covid meetings and shows that we can attract more distant speakers to mix with speakers attending.

    On 7th September we held our first face to face meeting for some time, the space available in our vevue at New Beacon allowed resonable spacing if desired. The meetings was our new President Tony Skidmore’s evening when he, Steve Banner, Noel Bennett and Graham Argent gave short presentations deliberately avoiding the use of competition type images.

    2021 First Meeting
  • Photofolio 2021 Nature

    The Society members achieved the following sucess in Nature section of Photofolio 2021

    MCPF Medal for Joe Banton for his Grass Snake On A Lake

    MCPF Ribbon for Steve Banner for his Early Morning Hare

    Selector’s MCPF Medal for Anna Warrington with Jay Squabble No 1
    and MCPF Ribbon for European Bison in Autumn Habitat
    MCPF Ribbons for Tessa Bramall with Great Crested Grebe Chick Taking Damselfly From Parent and Spider With Egg Sac

    SPS were the highest scoring Midlands Club in the Nature category – medal for us to keep

    Photofolio 2021 Nature
    Author: JOE.BANTON.
    MCPF Medal
    Author: anna warrington
    MCPF Medal
    Tessa Bramall MCPF Ribbon
    Steve Banner
    MCPF Ribbon
    Author: Anna Warrington
    MCPF Ribbon

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  • Inter-Club PDI championship 2021



    Was held in July 2021 using on-line judging, with an audience of over 200.

    Stafford PS had qualified for the Finals having previously achieved an 8th Place, the previous year.

    In the 2021 Championship, Stafford PS achieved an overall position of 24thfrom around 1,000 eligible Clubs

    A couple of low scoring images in Rd1 (83 points) meant that after Rd2 (94 points) our combined score of 177 wasn’t a sufficient total to get into the Top 8 which required > 193 points. For full details see link

    The judging seemed to favour Nature, Sport and Mono images, but all work was of an exceptionally high quality

    The following photographers achieved the Club’s highest individual scores of 13/15 points

    Noel Bennett – Leading Lines

    Graham Argent – Temptation

    Graham Argent – The News Reader

    The following images scored 12/15 points

    Noel Bennett – Gone for a …Surf

    Joe Banton – Grass Snake on a Lake

    Tessa Bramall – Spider with egg sac

    Graham Argent – Fort Dancer

    For next years competition Stafford PS will need to qualify via the Regional Rounds in 2022

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Stafford Photographic Society