Congratulations to Sue Etchells for completing the PSA Individualized Photography Award.  Sue completed the award over a six month perio...

Bagan Morning in Burma

Asia Trip 2012

November saw me, Naomi, off for a month’s trip to Burma, Bangkok, Angkor Watt and Shanghai. It was a travel photographer’s heaven!  ...

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A Thank You

Last year OIS was delighted to run a very successful Exhibition using the Kenebec K-Salon Software to run and manage the Salon. This year we are very pleased again to be the first Salon to use the new Online Entry System feature from Kenebec K-Salon. This new Entry System makes it easy for our entrants to upload images and pay with PayPal. For us, it was incredibly simple to create and install the Kenebec Entry System and no real technical knowledge is required.

OXPHO and the OIS Committee would like to thank Greg Duncan from Kenebec for his hard work and commitment to providing us with the new Entry System in time for our opening.

Bharat Patel

Bagan Morning in Burma
Written by Naomi Roberts   
Saturday, 05 January 2013 16:43

Bagan Morning

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 16:03
Asia Trip 2012
Written by Naomi Roberts   
Saturday, 05 January 2013 16:28

November saw me, Naomi, off for a month’s trip to Burma, Bangkok, Angkor Watt and Shanghai. It was a travel photographer’s heaven!  The highlight was two weeks in Burma, where I joined a photographic tour of nine fellow enthusiasts. Tourist numbers are rising fast and I wanted to get in there before they rose too far. I was in time and found that the people were delightful, and, for the most part, was only too happy to have us snap way to our heart’s content.  The screen on the camera is a great help as you can show and tell straight away. Our tour was led by Nathan Horton, a Cambodian based Brit photographer. He delighted the villagers we met along the way as had brought prints he had taken on a previous tour. If you are ever heading that way, Google him to see what tour he was running. After a brief stop in Bangkok I set off for Siem Reap and the myriad temples of Angkor. I hooked up with a Cambodian photographer, Kimleng San.  Another great guide. He had the uncanny knack of losing the thousands of other tourists and so I was able to snap away without waiting for the crowds to clear. I last went to Siem Reap in 2000. It has grown like topsy but there is still plenty of opportunity to enjoy the temples and countryside without too many crowds iif you have the right guide. Next stop was Shanghai. It was cold! My time there was mainly spent shopping eating and drinking with little time for photography. However I did get a large proportion of my Xmas shopping one. Back home for Christmas.  I am already planning my next trip

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 20:46
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Written by Helen Webb   
Sunday, 11 November 2012 19:41
Salon update
Written by Helen Webb   
Sunday, 11 November 2012 19:22

Finally there is a little time to update the website.  We have been very busy with the salon which has been an enormous success.

 A nervous start to ensure that all went well and there were no hiccups with the mechanics of the weekend for the judges.  The new

projector was superb and Bharat tapped all of the right keys in the right order. I had the most important job of baking cakes and

making tea - we had to have some excuse for the nervous toilet breaks we were all having.  There was no need to panic though,

it was a triumph. Just now we are getting the brochure ready to post off (an ordeal in itself) and then there are a couple of talks

which we have to present to other clubs.  When all this is completed we will start again for the 2nd Salon and repeat the process.

In the meantime there have been a couple of occasions when I have been invited to photograph a pheasant shoot. I'm not surprised

that few people take up this challenge as the slightest wind catches you out in the open fields.  I have stood there for hours waiting

for the next passing pheasant to fly over to realise that my concentration has gone and so to the bird by the time I get my finger on

the button - ah well, the guns missed too.

Naomi is, as we speak, in Thailand preparing for a trip up to Burma and then on to Hong Kong. She'll be gone for over a month and

I don't really want to talk too much about it as I'm seriously jealous.  Ian and Sue have been to Africa again (without me) and have

returned with a bag full of photos. Lastly, Bharat is preparing to swan off to warmer climes for the winter to visit his daughter in Africa.

 I'll just stay at home shall I and stand in windy open fields surrounded by dead birds? Oh to win the lottery.

This photo is the latest attempt at getting my name out there. What do you think?

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 November 2012 19:40
Busy as bees.
Written by Helen Webb   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:57

During the last few weeks we have been getting very excited about the amount of entries coming in to our salon.  Things have crept up on us and now, with a few days to go the judges are coming and the butterflies have hatched. Exceeding our great expectations and breathing huge sighs of relief we have smashed through all of our first year targets.  Many thanks should go to the Ian and Bharat who have worked late into the night to achieve perfection. Well done lads.

Many congratulations should also go Sue Etchells who gained acceptances in the Swansea Salon, as did Naomi and Bharat and Ian.

Bharat won a gold medal for the stunning black and white image below. Fantastic and well deserved.

The rutting season is upon us and a trip out is likely in the next week if we can find the time, but that's what it's all about isn't it - finding the time. 

The Smoker - PSA Gold - Bharat Patel ARPS

"The Smoker" Bharat Patel ARPS

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 08:42
Welcome to OXPHO!
Written by Sue Etchells   
Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:59

An eclectic assembly ranging from enthusiastic beginners to the more experienced, OXPHO was formed to provide a more concentrated environment to further our individual photographic skills away from the ever growing photographic societies.

Being members of a smaller club gives us the opportunity to develop our knowledge and pass on our individual skills to others in a more concentrated fashion. So far we have achieved individual recognition through RPS, PAGB, national competitions and international salons.

We meet on a Sunday evening at The Sun public house in Wheatley, Oxfordshire.

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