Coming Up: 18th Apr - Special Presentation by Jim Moreland FRPS FBIPP

Hi All,

Coming up this week is a special charity presentation by Jim Moreland, FRPS FBIPP on behalf of the Royal Photographic Society.

It is titled "The Quality Image" and consists of a series of projected images taken by RPS members from all over the world. Guaranteed to inspire all those who attend!

Through this presentation, Jim is trying to raise some vital funds for Children's Cancer Care. This, I am sure you would agree is a very worthwhile cause and I would urge everyone to did deep and support him in his efforts on the night.

Look forward to seeing you all there.


Barry Lau

Roadshow Flyer


Coming Up: 11th Apr - Gerry Coe

Hi All,

Coming up this week, we have another exciting guest speaker "Gerry Coe".

"Gerry Coe is an Internationally acclaimed Fine Art Photographer, working in Northern Ireland known for both his Award winning iPhone Art Images and his Fine Art Portraiture. He is a Fellow of each of the four main photographic organisations (the highest award your peers can bestow on you) the British Inst of Professional Photographers, Master Photographers Association, Royal Photographic Society and the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, and he has just recently received his Second Fellowship from the BIPP for his much acclaimed iPhone Photography images. This is the first time anyone, anywhere has achieved a Fellowship in iPhone or Mobile Photography. He is the first Double Fellow of the BIPP in Ireland and one of a very small group of double Fellows worldwide."

The evening will entail Gerry talking about his Fellowship Panel, achieved on an iPhone! This will be an evening not to be missed.

Check out some of Gerry's work at the following:

I look forward to seeing you there.


Barry Lau

13th Sep - Basics & Distinctions

Last night was the first proper session of the this season and we kicked things off with a packed session.


Karen McCrea gave a great presentation on the basics of photography.  For those that are still struggling with the juggling act you might find this cheatsheet useful, it's a handy resource for your camera bag and was found here.


Donal McCann  FRPS then gave a fascinating talk on distinction panels, specifically RPS and IPF distinctions.  We were treated to a selection of club members who displayed and discussed their distinction panels;

  • L Panels: Helen Weir   LRPS & Melissa Gordon  LIPF
  • A Panel: Brian Bennett  ARPS
Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Next up Jim Moreland   FRPS FBIPP talked about the RPS and Fellowship panels.

Finally Ross McKelvey  ARPS DPAGB BPE2 discussed PAGB and FIAP distinction routes.


Here is a handout detailing RPS assessment dates throughout 2012/2013.  


The Committee would like to extend its thanks to everyone that helped to setup and clear away the room.  As you can see, with such a large turnout that help is invaluable in ensuring that we kick off and finish in good time.  There'll be plenty to do throughout the year and we'd ask that people pitch in as and when they can.  Thank you.

Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society

I'm absolutely delighted to announce that one of our members has been recommended for his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society on 10th May 2012. The panel will be presented to the Distinctions Advisory Board over the next few weeks who will ultimately have the final say over the judges unanimous decision.

The panel presented can be viewed below:

Donal McCann FRPS Panel.jpg

Donal McCann FRPS

Congratulations Donal!


Club Chairman