2018-19 season external successes.
In Midphot Bob Fox attained 5 print acceptances and Barry Phillips 3, with another four authors obtained a further 7 acceptances giving 15 in all.
Photofolio saw another 17 acceptances with Patrick Hickey and Steve Johnson receiving 4 a piece, Bob Fox 3 and another 3 authors accounting for the remaining 6 acceptances.
A further two acceptances were earned in the MCPF Midphot Panels Competition and 1 in the Smethwick International.
In total A&E earned over 35 acceptances by 10 authors.
All in all not a bad season for Aston & Erdington PS, thanks to all our members for their efforts throughout the season and congratulations to all who attained awards.
Aston and Erdington Photographic Society are North Birmingham's premier photographic club. We welcome new members of all abilities and are supportive of all who are wanting to learn more about all aspects of photography. The club meets on Monday evenings during school term time at the Bevan Jones Memorial Hall, Chester Road Baptist Church, Sutton Coldfield, just north of Birmingham. We always welcome new members and visitors.
Next Monday, January, on the 27th, we have John Holt ARPS, DPAGB, BPE5* presenting his talk "AV Extravaganza.
Our thanks this week go to Ralph Duckett who judged our Print Merit 2 competition. Ralph did a sterling job with good humour and constructive criticism. Thanks again Ralph.
The full season's programme for 2019-20 can be found here.
Visitors and new members are always welcome, you don't need to bring anything, just drop in. We will be happy to see you.
It is with great sadness to report that Patrick Hickey passed away suddenly on the 21st December 2019.
Patrick was a life member and was President of Aston & Erdington PS in 2002/03 and 2005/06. He joined A&E in 1989 and took on many roles including the internal competition secretary, external competition secretary, workshops and committee member roles during his membership.
He was the "go to man" when anyone wanted advice or someone to fill in at short notice when we have been let down by speakers.
His photography was a great passion but he also loved his model railways.
He will be sorely missed by all our members.
Our sympathy and condolences go to his wife Christine.
Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Midland Counties Photographic Federation.