Doug Berndt

Oct 022018
 

What a great first talk we had from Margaret Salisbury, one of our honorary Vice-Presidents, on Wednesday 26th September evening. In a near full-house, the audience thoroughly enjoyed Margaret’s inspirational talk and images. There were significant learning points in the first half of Margaret’s talk that included images of some of the Welsh slate mines followed by some truly informative travel images of place and people in Ethiopia in the second part. This was billed as the Gracie Alison Memorial lecture and Gracie is remembered for her 40 years as Secretary of the Society. Gracie was instrumental in seeing EPS through some difficult times and helping to relocate us to Great King Street. Margaret knew Gracie well and chose to provide the tribute to Gracie in her own way. It was a great surprise that Margaret presented a portrait of Gracie, taken by Bill Wisden, a former Honorary Vice-President of the Society, who sadly passed away last year. The portrait will be hung in the newly refurbished library. It’s an excellent print, please take time to view it.

Doug B.

Aug 132018
 

It was widely reported that the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, visited Edinburgh on the 7th August 2018 to sign the Edinburgh and S.E.Scotland City Deal and that she had taken the opportunity to experience some of the cultural events of the Edinburgh Festivals. We are pleased to say that one of the events attended by the Prime Minister was the 156th Edinburgh International Exhibition, currently on view at our premises until 26th August. Here is the Prime Minister being hosted by two Past-Presidents of the Society – Edith Smith, Chair of the 156th Edinburgh International Exhibition and Sandy Cleland Honorary VP EPS.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, visits the 156th Edinburgh International Exhibition (7th August 2018). Hosts Edith Smith Chair of the 156th Exhibition and Sandy Cleland Hon VP EPS.


The Prime Minister Theresa May visits the 156th Edinburgh International Exhibition (7th August 2018). Hosts Edith Smith Chair of the 156th Exhibition and Sandy Cleland Hon VP EPS.

Oct 232014
 

Terry and Eion provided an excellent introduction to the world of International Salons, including evidence of their many successful images, at CD Group’s meeting on 20/10/14. Terry and Eion have provided the following links for anyone interested in getting started:

Blogs with reference to FIAP experience:

‘The wonder of light’ You will be able to look through the blog to find lots of posts documenting his progress. But he has a FAQ type post here:
‘Richard Spurdens photograph’ Where you can find posts about his FIAP experiences.

In all cases you have to be aware that the requirements for FIAP distinctions changes over time, so that the early posts about obtaining the AFIAP will seem to require less acceptances etc than in the current rules.

For the current FIAP rules, you need to refer to the PAGB website starting here:

To find a list of all the salons available, then the FIAP site must be visited: The 2015 page is also well filled already here:

May 012014
 

Seven out of the 40 images selected for the RPS Scotland Members annual traveling exhibition are from EPS members :

Congratulations to James Frost FRPS; Fiona Mackay ARPS; Robert Galloway LRPS; Chick Calder LRPS; Hazel Mason ARPS; Marion Brown LRPS and Doug Berndt ARPS each of whom has an image in the exhibition. The exhibition visits Penicuik Arts Centre, 4 West Street, Penicuik between the 1st and 22nd June. For a full list of venues and dates see here.

Penicuik Arts Centre, 4 West St, Penicuik
Penicuik Arts Centre, 4 West St, Penicuik

Penicuik Arts Centre, 4 West St, Penicuik
Jan 192014
 

Just a reminder that the feedback and image presentation from our first photo safari is on 20th January. We drew lots for the running order last week and this is Yellow, Red, Pink, Green, Blue, Orange. The Photo Safari web page has been updated.

 Posted by on January 19, 2014 at 11:50 am