Programme of Club and External Events

Haiku Imagery @ Zoom
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm


An evening of haiku and poetry inspired images.
Find a verse or write one yourself and illustrate it with one of your photographs.

Why should I write a haiku?

You may ask.

Haiku teaches us to notice the elegant beauty of each moment of life. If you make writing haiku a daily exercise, not only will the format come easy, but you will also be trained to see amazing things around you that usually go unnoticed. In the hassle of modern life, stop sometimes, observe the beauty that’s around you…

  • People rushing round,
    Collected and observing
    Writing a haiku.

More Examples:


Picking up pebbles
Or seashells strewn on soft sand
Pure relaxation.

        —Paul Holmes

[caption id="attachment_7392" align="alignnone" width="278"] Jeff Mulholland[/caption]



Glorious sunset
Decorating the night sky…
Awaiting the moon
—David Fox 

[caption id="attachment_8900" align="alignnone" width="417"] Andrew Williams – Commended[/caption]



Full strawberry moon,
ushers in hot days of June,
high tides fill the dune
—Patricia L Cisco

[caption id="attachment_8883" align="alignnone" width="263"] Nicky Higgens[/caption]


A Haiku Poem is made using 3 lines.

The poem can be spoken in one breath.

LINE 1 —–5 syllables

LINE 2 —–7 syllables

LINE 3 —–5 syllables


Winter solitude

In a world of one colour

The sound of the wind     Basho

[caption id="attachment_12287" align="alignnone" width="514"] Brian Lunt[/caption]



  • You can start with a haiku or an image.
  • If you have an image look at it very closely and write how it makes you feel. Record what you can see and what the images’ story is.
  • Now you can think of specific words that you want to use and put them into a word bank.
  • How many syllables do your words have? Record the number for later.
  • Now think 3 lines.
  • 5 – 7 – 5 syllables for each line
  • Write your haiku
  • Transfer your haiku into position on your image using Photoshop.


  • Once you have your photo and haiku you have to put them together.
  • This is done using the text tool ‘T’ in Photoshop or other image software.
  • There are a number of websites that give instructions on how to write text on to an image.
  • Search for ‘Using text in Photoshop’
  • Flatten your image and save it.
  • You then need to resize it 1400 by 1050 pixels as we do for competitions.


  • You can upload up to 4 jpeg images. from the link below
  • Any issues with the transfer of your haiku to your image I will try and help.
  • Contact Marie by email
  • Good Luck!!!


Please add your Haiku text onto your image using an image editor such as Photoshop, Affinity etc. into the CAPTION field. In lightroom this is underneath the TITLE field that you will probably already be using.
The uploaded file needs to be in jpeg format, the same as we use for competitions.
If you need help or advice on how to do this, just ask a committee member.

Competition 3, “Open” POY Closing Date 22/11/22 @ Zoom
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

[caption id="attachment_12644" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jeff Mulholland[/caption]

Choose your own subject for this ‘Open’ themed competition so maybe time to dig out those pictures that don’t really fir a category?

Judge : Nick Berentzen CPAGB BPE1*

Talk Sports with Warren Alani @ Zoom
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Warren Alani

A focus on creating impactful images from sports photography, capturing the action in a creative way.
In this presentation Warren will share techniques and tips that will take you from standard imagery to striking pieces of work.

The presentation features stills from the worlds of athletics, para athletics, tennis, swimming, BMX and much more, captured at both local and international levels of competition, from amateur clubs to some of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Alongside the ‘hero moments’, in this talk you will also witness candid sports images captured before, during and after the event, highlighting the emotion alongside the action.

Xmas Party @ probably Frodsham Community Centre
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Portraits with Wayne Simpson @ Zoom
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Based in the artistic village of Elora, Ontario, Wayne Simpson is a professional photographer who specializes in dramatic portraiture and landscape photography.

Wayne’s ultimate goal is to create images that evoke emotion and a sense of mystery. Exceptionally executed, his portraits hold a mythic quality and hint at a deeper story, beckoning the viewer to wonder about the subject’s life and experience. He actively seeks out many of his subjects and builds a rapport with them before a portrait is created.

Always compelling and at times haunting, Simpson’s portraits keep storytelling at the forefront. The atmosphere and mood are often crafted with multiple studio lights on location. Many of Simpson’s portraits are graced with intricate details, each adding additional layers of complexity to the portrait and in turn making each portrait a visual story on its own.

Panel Evening @ Frodsham Community Centre
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Members will be invited to submit a panel of images or prints (your choice) that tell a story or are all on the same theme.

Primarily this will be for new members but we may extend the eligability closer to the time. If you’re interested then please contact Marie.

More details will follow.

Non-competitive Creative Showcase @ Zoom
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Theme : Creative (deliberately left vague)

This will be a non-competitive evening where members will critique or comment on members creative images.

We will be joined for this evening by Glenys Garnett.

Rev to 16,000, see God and back off @ Frodsham Community Centre
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Light Painting on Location, with Tim Gamble @ Outdoors, to be decided
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Competition 4, “Sport” POY Closing Date 24/1/23 @ Zoom
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

We have visited many sporting venues over the summer but do you have a ‘Sports’ image that’s a little different?
Judge : Harry Emmett CPAGB

Tales from the Image Bank, the One that got Away @ Zoom
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Close to Home @ Frodsham Community Centre
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

About the Project

We live in a beautiful county with many landscape opportunities all around us.
We suggest making multiple visits to an area close to your home.
You may even be able to walk there!
This will enable you to photograph the variations during 2022/23 in an environmentally friendly way.

It could mean photographing the same scene through the seasons or taking abstract images that reflect your interpretations of your local area through the year.
To take part in this project you will need to create a set of six images taken in 2022/23 including all four seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter.


-Taken locally (say within 10 miles of your home)
-Forms a cohesive set of six images
-Interprets the passage of time through 2022/2023


Your images will be downloaded as we did for the ’Seeing in Sixes’ evening this season.
There will be six separate images plus one with all six images arranged on a single base image
We will have a session halfway through the season to share your progress and discuss any issues you are having.

To submit your images, they need to be resized to our normal size. They will be uploaded through the website in the usual way.

Before the end of the season we will have an evening sharing everyone’s excellent photography.
All sets of images will be displayed on the F.D.P.S. website.
Up to three portfolios can be submitted.

Good luck in finding your own subjects, style, and interpretations of your local area during 2022/23

Two articles online well worth a read

I Shot 7 Photos of the Same Location in Different Seasons | PetaPixel

Landscape Photography – Shooting the Same Location Through the Seasons (