OPS Weekly Newsletter 26 May 2024

OPS Weekly Newsletter 26 May 2024


  • Trophies: if you have a trophy from winning one of our competitions last year, or years before, please bring them to the AGM on Tuesday.


  • Many thanks to those members who have generously volunteered to help run the club. We still need members to be our exhibition secretary, publicity officer, hospitality secretary and also members to act as support. Do contact myself of any committee member if you have any questions.


  • You have until midnight Monday 27 May to upload your 10 Best Images of the Year for our final meeting this season. Go to com to upload


  1. Last week’s meeting: Panel Competition – judged by Phil Joyce.


At the start Phil explained what he is looking for in a panel – something that is greater than the sum of its parts, images that work together as a coherent whole etc. He described and commented on the panels, pointing out where they worked well and made suggestions of what to consider if the photographer wanted to edit them. With a few of the prints he suggested changes in order of the prints and showed how different a subtle change of order could work. It was good to have an evening where we could be liberated from the tyranny of the single image.


The results were:

DPI panel winner: Peter Warrington – The M4

Print panel winner: Peter Warrington – The Road Less Travelled


Many congratulations to Pete and all those who came close to the master!


  1. Next week’s meeting 28 May 19.30 – Our Annual General Meeting follow by showing you Ten best images of the Season




  1. Apologies
  2. Declaration of any other business
  3. Minutes of last AGM
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Chairman’s Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Programme Secretary’s Report
  8. External Competition Secretary’s Report
  9. Exhibition Secretary’s Report
  10. Internal Competition Secretary’s Report and presentation of trophies
  11. Election of officers
  12. Any other business


The AGM will be followed by the showing of members’ selection of their 10 Best of the Season. You still have time to upload your 10 best at PhotoContestPro.com. Let’s enjoy seeing those images you’re most proud of.


  1. Photo themed events in Oxford


Oxford Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition

Cloister Gallery, Soldiers of Oxford Museum

Park Street


OX20 1SN

From 4 May to 26 May. Note it is not open on Mondays



End of Year Student Shows from Art & Design, Photography, Technology, Urban Design and Architecture

The Art & Design Foundation show celebrates the achievements of 90 students exhibiting across the disciplines of Graphic Design, Fine Art, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Costume and Architecture.

Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Headington Campus





The DNA Of My Favourite Street

An exhibition of 60 photographs of Magdalen Road by Bernard Clarke

Sat 1 June to Sun 9 Jun

74-77 Magdalen Rd, Oxford OX4 1RE



Eve and Marilyn: Making an Icon – Emily Brady

Talk about photographer Eve Arnold and her muse Marilyn Monroe

Tue 2 July 6pm-7pm

Kendrew Barn St John’s College, Oxford OX1 2JP



Meadow photography course

Capture our wonderful meadow in bloom in the summer whilst exploring the Arboretum. Learn various methods to photograph trees, plants and views with your own camera

10.30am – 1pm/£50/Sat 15th Jun. Harcourt Arboretum Nuneham Courtenay


Natural Photography Workshop

Leave the cameras at home and try a photography workshop with a difference. Create your own beautiful prints from plants and explore a new experimental photographic technique that references Sir John Frederick William Herschel’s discoveries in the 1800s

10.30am – 2.30pm/£50/Wed 3rd Jul. Harcourt Arboretum Nuneham Courtenay


  1. Photo exhibitions further afield


Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

17 February – 2 June 2024

10am – 5pm

MK Gallery

900 Midsummer Blvd

Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA


American photographer Saul Leiter (1923 – 2013), one of the most important practitioners of the post-war period and a pioneer of colour photography, celebrated for his evocative images of New York City in the 1950s and 1960s, is the subject of a major survey at MK Gallery.


Leiter photographed every day for sixty years, keenly observing daily life and discovering beauty on the streets of the East Village neighbourhood where he lived his entire adult life and which became his enduring subject. Upon his death in 2013, Leiter left behind a remarkable collection of around 15,000 black and white prints, at least 40,000 colour slides, a similar number of black and white negatives and over 4000 paintings, only a handful of which had seen the light of day. Once lost to obscurity, his work has since been rediscovered and revaluated for its ground-breaking role in the emergence of colour photography.


Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World at MK Gallery is the largest exhibition of Leiter’s work to take place in the UK, featuring 171 photographs alongside a selection of over 40 of Leiter’s lesser-known paintings.



Best photography exhibitions to see in 2024

One of the best ways to gain inspiration for your photography and exploring different styles is by experiencing and viewing the work of other photographers and artists. We’ve put together a selection of the best exhibitions on around the UK during 2024 to see photography; including exhibitions that present photographs alongside other disciplines.


Below, you’ll find the information you need including dates, location and ticket details to plan your trips.



  1. General photographic interest


The Magazine For Photographers

in this week’s Issue:

Meta is using your images to train their AI

How Nikon found its way back

Let’s build your photography website

Canva gets big upgrades

Thypoch’s new vintage Lens

Photographer of the Week

5 Street-photography Tips



Assignments 2024: the best of British press photography – in pictures

The British Press Photographers’ Association’s annual Assignments exhibition is back at the Bargehouse in London until 2 June. Curated by five leading industry figures, this year’s exhibition covers news stories from March 2023 through to the spring of 2024



The Third Element: fans, fathers and football – a photo essay

After recently unearthing some images that he took during 1985, and with this season coming to an end, photographer Steve Pyke was led to consider how the experience of football fans in the UK has changed over the past 40 years and also recall his youth and the role that football played in his relationship with his father



What’s On at the Royal Photographic Society

Lots to choose from: On-demand workshops, in person short courses and workshop, talks, exhibitions etc



Our favourite bird pictures: DPReview Editors’ Challenge results

A few weeks ago, we issued a challenge to the DPReview community to show us your best bird photos in honor of World Migratory Bird Day. Over 270 of you submitted images of birds in flight, at home, hunting for dinner and more.



A Guide to Tonal Range in Photography

The concept of tonal range is fundamental to every image. But for many photographers, tonal range goes unnoticed and unconsidered.




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