SPF Workshops

The SPF has run a variety of workshops over the years including Portrait Workshops, Judging Workshops, AV Workshops and PAGB Awards Workshops.

The Judging Workshop has now changed to a Judges Assessment day for those interested in Judging. This is the SPF's opportunity to invite new Judges on to their lists. We try to run this annually. These workshops are free and are open to all SPF club members. These events must be pre-booked. Observers are not permitted.

PAGB Awards

In recent years the PAGB Awards Workshops have been run two or three times a year (Jan & Aug/Sept approx), and proved to be extremely popular. The aim of these workshops is to assist those people interested in gaining PAGB Distinctions - CPAGB, DPAGB, MPAGB. These workshops are free and are open to all SPF club members. These events are open to observers but must be pre-booked.

These Workshops are tailored to help you through the process of gaining a PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit (CPAGB, DPAGB, MPAGB). Please take the opportunity to attend one of these if you are interested in finding out more whatever stage you are at. All you need to know about the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit is given on this page (click here)

It is recommended but not compulsory that you attend an SPF Awards Workshop and receive advice on what level / medium / or when to apply. You can take along Prints or PDI and find out if your work is of the standard required, and get hints to improve quality.

We have the advantage here in Scotland that the organisers of these workshops are also on the PAGB Awards Sub-committee - Libby Smith and Rod Wheelans, Chairman.

Contact Libby Smith for details or visit this workshop area for details of upcoming workshops as soon as details are available.

Please visit the Diary page of this website for up to date details of forthcoming workshops.


Next PAGB Awards Workshop - Oct 2017(TBC)

The SPF have again organised a workshop for guidance to those SPF Club Members interested in the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit who have submitted an application for a forthcoming adjudication This Workshop will be held on TBC Venue – TBC Stirling Court Hotel (Formerly Stirling Management Centre)

You must contact Libby Smith in advance to book a space, please do so even if you have already expressed an interest. Contact Libby Please also indicate to Libby if you will be bringing Prints, PDI’s or observing only.

Entry will be from 9.00am, the workshop will start at 9.30 am with individual assessment sessions of your work which others are encouraged to watch, and we will finish by 4pm This workshop is Free but numbers are limited. Priority will be given to those who have an application in for Nov 17, or are about to Apply for Apr 18. Tea/Coffee will be supplied. Please make your own arrangements for Lunch. (There are places local to the Venue where you can purchase lunch. Packed Lunches cannot be eaten in the premises)

Judges Assessment Course (formerly Judging Workshops)

Judging Workshops are also popular, although slightly misunderstood - They are not intended to tell you what Judges are looking for but instead are an opportunity for the SPF to invite new Judges on to their list. These have now changed their name to 'Judges Assessment Course' to try and avoid confusion. They are for Club members interested in Judging. We try to run this event annually. These workshops are free and are open to all SPF club members. These events must be pre-booked, and observers are not permitted.

The purpose of the SPF Judges’ Assessment Course is to introduce you to the wonderful world of Club Judging and to ascertain if you are ready to be added to our Official List of SPF Judges in our SPF Directory. We will use the Application Form to assess if you already have the experience to benefit from this Assessment Course. During the course we will discuss with you the pleasures and pitfalls, what clubs will expect, what you should expect and we will discuss presentation skills. We will also give you theopportunity to show your own presentation and judging skills with practical presentations.

Please see further details below in the form of sample paperwork that is sent out to anyone interested in attending an Judges Assessment Course or contact the SPF General Secretary.