The new season is about to start

Welcome to the start of the 2021–22 season. With continued uncertainty around room capacities, we’ll use Zoom for our meetings. We start off on Wed 06 Oct, 19:30, with our President’s Night, and a chance to hear from some of the Committee. During October we’ll enjoy a presentation by Graham Dargie on the 20th and member’s talk/workshops on the 13th and 27th.

Time to renew your membership

With the start of the new season, it is time to complete the online application form again, which can be found on the Membership page of the PPS website. If you prefer to see if PPS is for you, we are delighted to welcome you to join us for a couple of trial weeks while you get to see how we enjoy our Wednesday evenings through the cooler months.

It will be great to see everyone again, to start our next season.

Playing with Light is OPEN

We are delighted to welcome you to visit Birnam Arts for a relaxing time to enjoy some of our favourite photos in our next exhibition!

Birnam Arts
The mezzanine is filled with light, a beautiful way to enjoy the exhibition
The gallery also has quiet corners to enjoy the works
Perthshire Advertiser covers the opening

The Exhibition is nearly ready!

Final preparations are being made as the team puts the finishing touches to the new exhibition, Playing with Light, which officially opens on Friday morning.

The cafe is open, happy to serve you a delicious coffee and baked treat.

With covid restrictions, we will start with an informal launch from 10:30am, for anyone who is able to join us as we celebrate the beautiful perspectives we each see around us.

Birnam set up – getting things laid out across the gallery space
Birnam set up – getting things laid out across the gallery space
Birnam set up – measuring twice, even once on the walls
Birnam set up – measuring twice, even once on the walls
Birnam set up – checking it all from different angles
Birnam set up – checking it all from different angles
Birnam set up – fairly happy with how it is all coming together
Birnam set up – fairly happy with how it is all coming together
Birnam set up – on to the next wall
Birnam set up – on to the next wall
Birnam set up – there are also smaller items that might be just the thing you are looking for
Birnam set up – there are also smaller items that might be just the thing you are looking for

Birnam Arts, Station Rd
Oct 1-24 — Wed to Sunday, 10am-4pm
Masks required indoors

Facebook Group: Perth Photo Forum

We’ve re-named our Facebook Group, and added some notes on how we might best use it.

Perth Photo Forum provides an online place to learn from discussion of photography, by and for the people of Perth, Perthshire, Perth and Kinross, and surroundings. The Group’s privacy setting is Private, which means you have to apply or be invited to join, and posts are not visible to anyone other than its members.
However, anyone with an interest in the subject and a connection to the area is welcome to join.

The Group is hosted by Perthshire Photographic Society (PPS), which also provides real-world meetings, activities and outings for its members (subject to covid) – keep an eye on this site and our FB Page Perthshire Photographic Society. Many, but not all, members of this group are also members of PPS – it’s optional.

Thank you all for your amazing images and your involvement in the group! Please show support in the form of likes and comments to our new members.

SPF Portfolio Evening 2020

Last night we watched the Scottish Photographic Federation’s annual presentation of their awards for digital and printed images, both colour and monochrome.

Our member David gave a running commentary on the photos.

David gave a commentary on the SPF Portfolio

Four-Way Battle 2019

Although it was my first time organising such a thing and I was therefore quite nervous, it was a pleasure for PPS to host this year’s fourway competition – the “Fourway Battle” – and to welcome our friends from St Andrews, Glenrothes and Dundee to an evening of friendly competition, excellent photography, fab food and instructive & constructive adjudication from our guest judge, Ian Tully ARPS, CPAGB.

The overall scores were:

  • St Andrews 347
  • Dundee 345
  • Perth 325
  • Glenrothes 307

St Andrews Photographic Society are to be congratulated for a well-deserved win and for retaining the title of winner. Perhaps we should discuss with the other clubs the notion of creating an actual trophy!

The standard of all of the clubs’ entries was high, with only two marks between the winners and the runners up, Dundee Photographic Society.

Ian Tully’s informed and constructive comments exceeded our hopes. His perceptive remarks encompassed not only the technical aspects of the photographs, but their composition, form, structure, light – especially light – and the opportunity presented to us all as photographers to tell a story as well as creating pleasing images.

Graham Robb, External Competition Secretary

Photos of the evening (thanks to David Stanghon):

Some of PPS’s entries for the competition: