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17-03-2021 Battle – Dunchurch (host) v. Hinckley v. Lutterworth




Scores out of a possible 20

Anthony                                                  M. Allen       16

Cliveden                                                 A.Shean      15
Constrained Force                                 M.Vernon     15

Contrasts                                               S.Williams    15

Hornet Portrait                                       P.Wiles         15

Male Bearded Tit                                   L.Beech        19

Determination                                       J.Frankham   17
Resting Female Chalkhill Blue             J.Haddon       20
Still Looking for Love                           R.Bottom        20
Swan Reflections                                 A.Gordon       17
Winter Sunrise                                     P.Sands         14
Winters Day                                         T.Haddon       17


TOTALS   Lutterworth  200 pts   Dunchurch 193    Hinckley 177

See the recorded Battle on YouTube here:-


17-3-2021  PAGB Competitions

The GB Cup for Nature 34th out of 104 entries

The GB Cup - Open      112th out of 120 entries


We recently submitted 15 images into The GB Cup for Nature 2021 

This Selection was judged on the 16-03-2021.

Please find our results below :-

Alan Shean      Golden Hooded Tanager    6    
Andy Gordon    Swan Reflections    6    
David Hunter    Juvenile Goldcrest    9    
Jill Frankham    Emperor Dragonfly    12    
Jill Frankham    Bee on Allium    8    
John Haddon    Mating Common Blues II    13    
John Haddon    Small Heath on Grass Stem    12    
John Haddon    Male Orange Tip on Cow Parsley    13    
John Haddon    Resting Female Chalkhill Blue    13    
Ken Brendon     Fox on the Embankment    9    
Paul Nicholas    Female Ghost Moth    10    
Paul Wiles         Kingfisher    12    
Paul Wiles         Peregrine in Rain    12    
Rawdon Bottom    Deer in the Mist    9    
Rawdon Bottom    Watching and Waiting    9


We recently submitted 21 images into The GB Cup 2021 Open Competition.

This Selection was judged on the 13-03-2021.

Please find our results below :-

Andy Gordon    Francheska    9    
David Hunter    Seascape    8    
Jill Frankham    Spotting the Landing    10    
John Haddon    Tearful    10    
John Haddon    Fading Beauty    9    
John Haddon    Entralled    9    
John Haddon    Soooo Good    10    
Ken Brendon    The Blue Bottle    10    
Louise Beech    Naive Mirage    9    
Martin Allen       Having Fun    9    
Martin Allen       Anthony    7    
Mike Vernon      Constrained Force    10    
Mike Vernon      Check in for a Drink    10    
Paul Wiles         Dont Take Your Eye Off the Ball    9    
Paul Wiles         End of the Day    9    
Peter Sands      Surreal or What    9    
Peter Sands      Winter Sunrise    9    
Rawdon Bottom    Still looking for love    6    
Rawdon Bottom    Dirt Rider    10    
Rawdon Bottom    Determination    10    
Sean Williams      Contrasts    9




Midphot 2021 members results.

JohnHaddon -

Nature Projected (acceptance mark 12)                    

"Feeding Brimstone"  scored 10

"Female Wood White"  scored 11

"Green Hairstreak on Hawthorn Leaf"  scored 9

"Male Adonis Blue"  scored 12 and was accepted

"Male Common Blue Butterfly"  scored 12 and was accepted

"Male Orange-Tip on Cow Parsley II"  scored 12 and was accepted

"Orange-Tip Camouflage"  scored 9

"Paired Common Blues"  scored 12 and was accepted

Paul Wiles -
Nature Projected (acceptance mark 12)                    Open Colour (acceptance mark 12)                    

"Liver Way"  scored 11

"Autumn Walk"  scored 10


Nature Projected (acceptance mark 12)                    

"Hornet Portrait"  scored 12 and was accepted

"Early Bumblebee"  scored 9

"Kingfisher & Dragonfly"  scored 12 and was accepted

"Ghost Mantis"  scored 9

Dave Hunter -

Open Colour (acceptance mark 12)                    

"Autumn Leaves"  scored 9

"Crocus"  scored 9

"Lily & Dew"  scored 9

"Pasque Flower"  scored 9

"Night Ride"  scored 9


Scapes (acceptance mark 12)                    

"Across to Hoy"  scored 11

"Cuckmere Haven"  scored 9

"Sandscape"  scored 11


Nature Projected (acceptance mark 12)                    

"Juvenile Goldcrest"  scored 12 and was accepted

Midphot 2020 members results.

Congratulations to John and Paul, flying the LPSC flag.


See  for exhibition details.

John Haddon's entries - Nature

"Roosting Male Orange Tip " was Highly Commended

Projected Image Nature (acceptance mark 12)

"Female Adonis Blue" scored 11
"Female Chalkhill Blue on Scabious" scored 12 and was accepted
"Female Common Blue at Rest" scored 12 and was accepted

"Female Silver Studded Blue" scored 11
"Green Hairstreak on Gorse Buds" scored 13 and was accepted
"Nectaring Small Blue" scored 12 and was accepted
"Resting Male Chalkhill Blue" scored 12 and was accepted
"Roosting Male Orange Tip" scored 13 and was accepted

Paul Wiles entries

Projected Image Open (acceptance mark 12)

"Blue Hour" scored 11
"Horsey Wind Pump" scored 12 and was accepted
"Kilchurn Castle" scored 10
"Lochawe" scored 9
"Playing with Fire" scored 10

Projected Image Nature (acceptance mark 12)

"Puffin with Sand Eels Portrait" scored 9
"Barn Owl with Mouse" scored 11
"Bumblebee on Lavender" scored 11
"Chin Up" scored 9
"Grebe Shaking" scored 11
"Grebe Turf War" scored 9
"Peregrine in Rain" scored 10
"Resting Puffin with Sand Eels" scored 11


The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2020 Open Entries

Congratulations to Rawdon for his acceptance to the PAGB slideshow.

Brassed Off – John Haddon - 10

Chihuly Glass – Alan Shean - 9

Confluence – Michael Vernon - 9

Counting Shadows – Paul Nicholas - 9

Escalating View – Louise Beech - 10

Kilchurn Castle – Paul Wiles - 11

Lichen View – David Hunter - 9

Posts – David Johnson - 9

Spattered – Sean Williams - 10

The Eyes Have It – Rawdon Bottom - 12 Accepted


The GB Cup for Nature 2020 Entries

Barn Owl with Mouse – Paul Wiles - 9

Black Crowned Night Heron – Peter Sands - 10

Brimstone at Parsley Hay – David Hunter - 10

Brownsea Red - Paul Wiles - 9

Bumblebee – Paul Wiles - 9

Male Chalkhill Blue – John Haddon - 12

Fallow Deer – Jill Frankham - 9

Four Spotted Chaser – Ken Brendon - 9

Fox Cub – Martin Allen - 9

Green Hairstreak on Gorse Buds - John Haddon - 11

Head to Head – Jill Frankham - 10

Hunting Kestrel – Louise Beech - 10

Looking for Love – Rawdon Bottom - 11

Male Bearded Tit – Louise Beech - 10

Merlin Falcon – Jill Frankham - 12

Portrait of a Red Fox – Ken Brendon - 9

Touching Base – Louise Beech - 9 


PDF of Club positions  - 35th in Small Clubs and 73rd in Nature.


At the Club meeting on 23-10-2019 we voted for the following themes.

For 2020 the 'Quartet' subject at the Annual exhibition will be Shadows/Silhouettes.


Through the year the Set Subjects will be -

Snow / Ice - theme 1

Speed / Movement – theme 2

Rural Decay - theme 3


MCPF Photofolio 2019 PDI Results

Rules are here.

(acceptance mark 12, max. mark 15)


Jill Frankham - "Merlin Falcon" scored 12 and was accepted

Louise Beech - "Redshank" scored 12 and was accepted

Sean Williams  - "Daily Essentials" scored 11

Chris Whitehouse - "Boy's Best Friend" scored 10

Alan Shean - "Twenties Luxury" scored 10

Sandra Johnson - "The Kelpies" scored 10

John Haddon - "Lost in Thought" scored 10

David Johnson - "Posts" scored 9

Ken Brendon - "Remember 1940" scored 9

Rawdon Bottom - "View from the Office" scored 9



The GB Cup 2019 Open

The Club entered the following images in the national competition, The GB Cup.

The winners of the 'Open' were Rolls Royce Derby Photographic Society with 189pts.

We came joint 66th out of 68 Clubs.

Scores out of 15 - top 15 entries to count. Max points 225

Sailing_John Haddon 13

Daily Essentials_Sean Williams 11

Watergate_Sandra Johnson 10

The Kelpies_Sandra Johnson 10

Boys Best Friend_Chris Whitehouse 10

Under Stairs At Opera House_Robert Miller 10

Ski Racer_Jill Frankham 9

Me And My Shadow_Chris Whitehouse 9

Lost In Thought_John Haddon 9

10 Aquilegia_David Johnson 9

11 The Office Brolly_Sean Williams 9

12 Soggy Marathon_Sean Williams 9

13 Stay Calm_Louise Beech 9

14 Penmon Lighthouse_David Hunter 9

15 Spanish Stroll_Rawdon Bottom 9

Total 145 / 225



The GB Cup for Nature 2019

The winner of the 'Nature' was Rolls Royce Derby Photographic Society with 129pts.

We came joint 45th out of 86 Clubs.

Scores out of 15 - top 10 entries to count. Max points 150

1 Male Orange Tip On Cow Parsley_John Haddon 12

Kestrel With Prey_Louise Beech 12

Common Blue On Forget-me-not_John Haddon 12

Sunning Common Blue_John Haddon 11

Merlin Hawk_Jill Frankham 11

Preparing The Meal_Alan Shean 10

Alert Hare_Alan Shean 10

Snipe On A Post_Louise Beech 10

Bad Hair Day_Chris Whitehouse 10

10 Its That Way_Chris Whitehouse 9

Total 107 / 150

Full results are here



Distinction Workshop

The workshop is a once only opportunity to hear what is required to go for a PAGB Distinction (CPAGB & DPAGB). The team that is responsible for organising the adjudications will be telling those present at the workshop what standard of photography is required. Also there will be the opportunity to bring in work for one to one assessment. Going for a distinction is a sure fire way of improving your photography.

For more details click here


The Sileby Exhibition opens from 7.00pm on Monday 15th October, with presentations to those successful commencing at 7.30.

The exhibition is also open on Tuesday 16th, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th, evenings 7.00 - 9.30pm. Also Wednesday 17th 2.00pm - 9.30pm & Saturday 20th 1.00pm - 6.00pm. Sileby Community Centre - directions here.

Tickets available at the door £3.00.

Unfortunately our entry did not win this year, these are the winning clubs. 

Roy Haunton Trophy: for prints

1. Sileby PS.

2. Leicester Fosse CC.

3. Beeston CC.

F E Norbury Trophy: for PDI's

1. Leicester Forest PS.

2. Beeston CC.

3. Sileby PS.



Details of 'The NEW MCPF Panels Exhibition'. PDF here

The MCPF is also hosting two PAGB Distinctions Workshops on the 3rd and 4th of November at Smethwick PS. This is a unique opportunity to get advice or see what is needed to apply for  a PAGB (CPAGB, DPAGB or MPAGB) Distinction. The PAGB Distinction team will be running the workshop and one to one advice will also be available.


Invitation to all members -

Co-op Interim Members Evening Meeting

Monday 8th October at 7pm. at the 

Three Swans Hotel, 21 High St., Mkt Harborough,

LE16 7NJ

We hope you will be able to join us at the meeting where

you will have the chance to hear about the Society's performance,

as well as how we've supported our local communities, sample

some delicious food and drink, socialise with other members,

and talk to colleagues from our family of businesses. You'll also

receive a voucher booklet containing exclusive member offers.

Please bring your Central England Co-op membership card

or share book on the day.


These are the scores for our MCPF Photofolio 2018 entry

for the 'Club under 30 Members' award.

Scores are out of 15. An 11 is an acceptance, which means

we achieved 8 acceptances which must be a Club record.

The award winning entries and a selection of the best

entries in each class are made into a travelling portfolio

and circulated to member societies during the year.

We see it on 19/09/2018 .

Kestrel with Prey_Louise Beech_12

Paired Dark Green Fritillaries_John Haddon_11

Mist Along the River Bank_Ken Brendon_11

Spiral Fire Escape_Rob Miller_11

At Rest_John Haddon_11

Leading Down the Back Straight_Sean Williams_11

Misty_David Johnson_11

Wall of Nightmares_Michael Vernon_11

So close...

Watergate_Sandra Johnson_10

Beached_David Hunter_10


Tripod Competition 2018 Entries - 20 PDI's

sent to North Norfolk and Kings Lynn clubs

for judges marks, all revealed on 12/09/2018, 

see the images here


Grannys Attic_Louise Beech

Leading Down the Back Straight_Sean Williams

Men at work Indian Style_Peter Sands

Misty_David Johnson

Ringlets_Trudy Haddon

Ski Racer_Jill Frankham

Spiral Fire Escape_Rob Miller

Wall of Nightmares_Michael Vernon

Watergate_Sandra Johnson

Paired Dark Green Fritillaries_John Haddon

Preparing the Meal_Alan Shean

Mist Along the River Bank_Ken Brendon

Kestrel with prey_Louise Beech

Avocets in Flight_Ken Brendon

At Rest_John Haddon

Bad Hair Day_Chris Whitehouse

Beached_David Hunter

Burnham Overy Staithe_Tony Mar-Gerrison

Canary Shouldered Thorn_David Hunter

Damselfly_Rawdon Bottom

AGM 2018 Minutes

Download a copy of the minutes here.


Change to PDI size.

At the meeting on 20-09-2017 it was agreed that the new PDI size for internal and external

competitions will be 1600 x 1200px. See the aspect ratio guide here.



16th-17th September 2017  Cotesbach  Art Exhibition

A display of LPSC prints will be on show in the Chancel, from 10.30am to 4.00pm both days.

St Mary's Church, Main Street, Cotesbach, Leicestershire, LE17 4HX


Club League table for the recent MCPF Photofolio Exhibition.

Click here for the result.

A very creditable 12th out of 40. A good result for little old LPSC.


15-05-17 MCPF Photofolio Acceptances

Outstanding - five acceptances out of ten entries.

​The acceptance score is 11.


10-Buttermere_Tony Mar-Gerrison

12-Cuckoo_Louise Beech

12-Curtain Call Miss Bussell_Michael Vernon

10-Lichfield Cathedral_David Johnson

11-Fruit Bat_Alan Shean

11-Its All Technique_Sean Williams

9-Misty Start_Dave Hunter

12-Old Rogue_John Haddon

10-Punch on Through_Michael Vernon

9-Silverweed_Dave Hunter

​The Exhibition is held on ​7th - 10th June at the Old School House ,Churchbridge, Oldbury.


​Images from this exhibition are selected to make up a travelling CD which gets passed around the Midlands clubs for an evenings entertainment.​ ​The CD is due to be shown at LPSC on ​Wednesday, 20th September 2017.


12-05-17 Desborough and Rothwell PS Away Battle

LPSC win at Desborough and Rothwell PS in their end of season away fixture.

A good turnout of members made the trip to witness the event, where we won both the print and PDI battles by a good margin.


Prints  DRPS 197   LPSC 211

PDI's   DRPS 206   LPSC 214

Totals  DRPS 403   LPSC 425

See Battles page for full details.


6/7-05-17 Co-op Art Exhibition puts Lutterworth in the Picture

LPSC members, Alan Shean, Louise Beech, and Michael Vernon, looking after the stand.

Photos by John Haddon

The Lutterworth Photographic Society Co-op, Cotesbach Co-op Art Group, and Lutterworth Watercolour Artists Co-op, held a highly successful exhibition in Lutterworth Town Hall. The three groups, all sponsored by Central England Co-op, put on the display over the weekend 6th/7th May. The LPSC organised by Club Secretary John Haddon, displayed a selection of 70 prints on the first floor, and ran a 'slide' show of a 100 images of members pictures, prepared by John, on the ground floor. The show attracted over 200 visitors on the Saturday, and nearly a 100 on the Sunday.

Many thanks to all those members who contributed to making the Co-op's three local art group’s exhibition such a success. A great show and proceeds from the refreshments and donations, over £450, go to the two charities supported by Central England Co-op, Newlife and Rainbows.

Links -

The Cotesbach Art group meet in the Village hall, Main Street, Cotesbach, LE17 4HX, on Thursday evenings 7.00-9.00pm. Contact Peter Carter 01455 552886

The Lutterworth Watercolour Artists Co-operative meets in Lutterworth Town Hall on Tuesdays 10.00 to 12.30pm