We are pleased to announce that the 2024 Conference and AGM will be held on the third weekend of September, at our normal location of Hillscourt.

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd September 2024
Saturday 21th September. Morning Session

Tesni Ward
Saturday 21th September. Afternoon Session

Roger Hance FRPS
An Evening
with
Colin Westgate FRPS MFIAP MPAGB APAGB
60 YEARS WITH UPP – A RETROSPECTVE

I joined UPP in 1963, and it soon became a very important part of my life. I was a pretty raw beginner in those days, but my membership of UPP was a huge factor in improving my skills. Of course, everything was done in the darkroom then, but some 40 years later, I commenced my digital journey and had to learn this new way of making images. My darkroom experience proved invaluable and when producing my images on the computer, I tried to emulate the techniques I had used in the darkroom. In particular, this was the use of tonal controls to enhance the mood of a landscape and this remains an essential part of my workflow.

In this talk, I will be showing you images from my earliest days up until the present time. My ‘style’ has changed little over the past 60 years - it is only the means of creating my images that is different.

Colin Westgate
Friday 20th September

Working with Wildlife


Challenging yet rewarding, Wildlife photography will push you to your limits and test even the most determined of individuals. This talk goes through some of my experiences, both good and bad and how I work to develop an extensive and varied portfolio in challenging situations, both in the UK and further afield.
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Tesni Ward is an award winning, professional wildlife photographer and OM SYSTEM ambassador based on the outskirts of the Peak District. While the majority of her work focuses on British wildlife, she also photographs projects across the world and has aspirations to promote conservation and education through her images.
Roger has been involved in photography for nearly 40 years. He achieved some notoriety in 1990`s in gaining FOUR Fellowships to the Royal Photographic Society, - three in the same year. 

For over 20 years he sat on various of the RPS adjudication panels, - LIcentiatship, Nature A&F, and Fellowship Board.  He has many acceptances and awards in international exhibitions over the years.

He is a completely all rounder who photographs all genres of photography.  Although his speciality is natural history, this afternoons talk is covering landscape, portraits, sport, photojournalism and shooting video.

He is also an Ambassador  for OMD Systems (Olympus) and Permajet Printing Papers

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