Canterbury Photographic Society


2017-2018 Meetings May

2nd May 2018

Canterbury Photographic Society members gave experienced judge, Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS (Bexleyheath Photographic Society), a hard task in choosing who would receive the Annual trophies at the Awards Meal in June.


There were seven categories in all and many members submitting entries for the Annual Projected Digital Image competition. Paul commented on over 100 images throughout the evening before making his final choices and announcing an overall winner.


Nick Wells won the Pictorial section with his image Steam Train and Mist at Glen Finnan Viaduct. Nick was also announced as the Overall Winner.Jon Strange won the Creative section with Maria, Lyn Gregory won Human Portrait category with Colin the Sweep, Pete Smith won the Nature section with Goldfinch among the Cornflower, Sandy Littlejohn won Animal portrait section with Masai Giraffe. Steve Presnell won Landscape section with Exmoor in Winter. Wendy Kennett LRPS won Record section with Hallgrimskirkja church Pulpit and Font


The members are looking forward to competing in the Annual Print competition on 23rd May.

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Steam Train and Mist at Glen Finnan Viaduct

by Nick Wells


BOTTOM ROW: (left to right)


Hallgrimskirkja church Pulpit and Font

by Wendy Kennett LRPS


Colin the Sweep

by Lyn Gregory

TOP ROW (left to right)


Goldfinch Among the Cornflower

by Pete Smith



by Jon Strange


BOTTOM ROW (left to right)


Exmoor in Winter

by Steve Presnell


Masai Giraffe

by Sandy Littlejohn


9th May 2018

The members enjoyed a great talk by Cherry Larcombe ARPS DPAGB BPE5* EFIAP.  Cherry gave a wonderful talk on textures, layers, and blending in photoshop, as well as showing the members her own flower images using these methods.

After tea Cherry showed members more flower images when using the lens Lensbaby Velvet 56.

14th May 2018

Canterbury Photographic Society took part in an Annual competition called the East Kent Trophy on Monday the 14th May. It was the turn of Thanet club to host the event and the five clubs taking paRt were Canterbury, Thanet, Deal, Folkestone and  Gateway (Dover).  The Premier Judge for the evening was Chris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5*.

Each club entered their four best mounted prints and four best Projected Digital images in hope of winning the coveted trophy.

Canterbury were represented in the print section by Pete Smith, Di Long LRPS CPAGB, Stewart McKeown and Wendy Kennett LRPS.. Canterbury came first in this section with 75 points out of a possible of 80. The Digital section was represented by Catherine Elgie-Peters, Nick Wells, Stewart McKeown and Jon Strange and scored 67 points.

Overall Canterbury came second, just 5 points behind Gateway who scored 147 points., Folkestone came third with 141 points , Thanet forth with 131 points  and and Deal fifth with 130 points It was a fun social gathering between the clubs and Thanet were thanked for their warm welcome and hospitality.

23rd May 2018

Canterbury Photographic Society held their Annual Print competition on Wednesday evening. Premier Judge and Chairman of the Kent County Photographic Association, Chris Shore FRPS MDPAGB EFIAP BPE5*, cast a very experienced eye over ninety images covering seven categories. His comments were constructive and humorous which made for a very relaxed and entertaining evening.

The ladies of the club did particularly well on the night. Sandy Littlejohn scored a hat trick, winning Animal portrait  with African Lion, Human Portrait with Lucky Sweep and Nature category with Hippo's of the Mara, Lyn Gregory won the Creative section with her image Japanese Water Garden and Wendy Kennett LRPS  won the Record section with a detailed image of 14th Century Vaulted ceiling taken at the Cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral.

Steve Presnell won the Pictorial section with A Walk in the Rain and John Howard also helped to bring the men back into the frame winning the Landscape/Seascape trophy with Breakwater Perspective. Chris Shore  went on to chose John Howard's image as the Best Overall Best Print of the Year.

Members are now looking forward to the Awards Presentation Meal and a programme of Summer Shoots during the summer break before reconvening in September.



30th May 2018

Members attended the last formal meeting of the year on Wednesday evening. The AGM was followed by the Hunt cup and Ex Chairman and Honorary life member, Richard Hunt was able to judge the panel personally. He commented on each members panel of three images and was looking for a cohesive set of images.that were well presented. Sandy Littlejohn was presented with  a certificate and silver trophy for her panel titled African Grey Crowned Crane.

The Awards meal will take place on the 6th of June.

Cranes Sandy



Sandy Littlejohn

It is always a nice way to round off the photography season with a social occasion. Society members and their partners enjoyed a meal at Chestfield Barn last Wednesday evening (6th June 2018). Most of the award recipients were able to make the event. Chairman David Cornelius took great pride presenting members with their awards and some were lucky enough to win more than one accolade. Sandy Littlejohn took home five awards, Lyn Gregory 2 awards, Wendy Kennett 4 awards, John Howard 3 awards, Steve Presnell 2 awards and Nick Wells 2 awards.

Nick Wells, Jon Strange and Steve Presnell were unable to receive their trophies in person but (from left to right) Sandy Littlejohn, Pete Smith, Philip Wells, Lyn Gregory, Wendy Kennett and John Howard were all congratulated for achieving high scores in the League competitions or were winners of the Annual competitions.

Lyn Blackbourn was presented with flowers for kindly arranging the meal, Wendy Kennett received flowers in recognition for her duties as secretary and George Aldridge was thanked for his calligraphy skills on no less than 22 certificates and he handed his flowers to his wife Pearl.

There are a number of Summer Shoots for members and any potential members throughout the summer months. Do keep an eye on the club website for details of the groups latest plans and meeting points. The summer shoots would be an ideal opportunity to get to know some of the members if anyone is thinking about joining us in September.



Sandy Littlejohn

Pete Smith

Philip Wells

Lyn Gregory

Wendy Kennett LRPS

John Howard