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Are you Interested in Photography and want to  meet like-minded photographers?

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Colchester Photographic Society meets on Tuesdays at 7-30pm between September and May at Christ Church, Christ Church Court, Ireton Road (off Maldon Road), Colchester, CO3 3AT.

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You can find out all about us and view galleries of members’ images on this website.

Telephone: Christine Alexander 01206 752417




Latest Update 29th April 2015

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Next Meeting

Tuesday 5th May 2015

Images of the Year Competition

Judge: Paul Radden LRPS, DPAGB, EFIAP

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Latest Updates

Maldon Challenge Cup Result HERE


Mersea Island Challenge: Final result  HERE


Latest PAGB eNews (135) HERE


Results of Round 4 of the PDI Competitions HERE


Latest Photography News Magazine (18) HERE


Result of the Digital Tryptic Competition HERE


Result of the Macro Competition HERE


Result of the EAF Print Championship HERE


Braintree Shield Result HERE


Results of Round 4 of the Print Competitions HERE


EAF Spring 2015 Bulletin HERE


Result of the Witham Inter-club competition HERE


PAGB GB Cup (Open & Nature) Results  HERE


Result of the EAF PDI Championship HERE


Result of the Set Subject PDI Competition HERE


Result of the Great Notley v Colchester PDI Competition HERE

Here are two Galleries, created by Dan Tidswell, relating to the Still Life session at the Loft Photographic Studio.

Click HERE for Gallery 1 (The Tools)

Click HERE for Gallery 2 (The Watch)

Dan added the following relating to the watch gallery:

“A couple of things that I would have done if time had allowed:

1. Taken a tea break so that I could re-evaluate the final image and made tweaks.

2. Polished the watch (this is unforgivable).

3. Focus stacked the entire watch face.

4. Used a polariser to deal with the reflections in the face.

5. Spent a hour or so adjusting the reflectors to deal with that dark area in the top left.

Other than that it's fine for 45 minutes of work.”

(Click HERE for Dan’s Website)

Winners again!

Fourth year in a row

Mersea Island Challenge Trophy

Results HERE

Set Subjects for next year

Next year it’s Wetzlar’s choice of ‘Set Subject’ for the Colchester v Wetzlar competition & they have chosen ‘People on the Way’.

Next year our ‘Set Subject’ PDI Competition will have two subjects, rather than the three we had this year. They will be Wetzlar’s ‘People on the Way’ plus ‘Pictures in a Puddle’.

The “Essex Challenge Trophy” (10th November 2015) has the subject of “At work in Essex”.

So make a note of those and start getting some suitable images throughout the summer.

Winners of the 2015 Maldon Challenge Trophy

Click HERE for the result

Best Print was from our own Geoff Jackson CPAGB

“Herring Boat Sheds, Lindisfarne”

Summer Meetings 2015

Sunday 14th June: Kentwell Hall

Saturday 11th July: Tendring Show

Sunday 9th August: London