Old Junction Hotel

A quick sketch I did earlier today in the car in front of the old Junction Hotel were I organised a jazz session in the 1980’s

Sketching in Exchange Square, Manchester.   A view from the tram station showing 3 ages of building. Plenty of places to sit on this lovely day-Thurs 9th March 2017

Print of the Year at SMCC

Really pleased to be awarded Print of the Year at my South Manchester camera Club

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Pwllheli Sunrise

Pwllheli Sunrise

Test Post from my Updated WebSite

Please take a look at my new updated WebSite – it still needs tweaks and stuff


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Pwllheli Sunrise

Pwllheli Sunrise

The Three Graces in the Royal Photographic Society Biennial Exhibition 2015

I’m really pleased I managed to get one image, The Three Graces, in the Royal Photographic Society Biennial Competition. 100 images were selected from the 3284 entries submitted to become part of the 2015 UK touring exhibition.

RPS Biennial- 2015

4 prints accepted at the L&CPU annual exhibition -Stockport Art Gallery

I am really pleased to have 4 of my images accepted at the L&CPU annual exhibition held in Stockport Art Gallery.
Low Tide at Porthgain, Interpretation, Coal Miner Remembers and The Three Graces. This is an excellent display of the best work from local photographers of Lancashire and Cheshire organised by the L&CPU.
Stockport Art Gallery is an excellent venue for this prestigious exhibition.

Phil Portus 2014-  Phil Portus 2014-135811

The L&CPU Annual Exhibition for 2014 will run from Saturday 28th June to Tuesday 5th August 2014 at theStockport Art Gallery and War Memorial, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 8AB
The gallery opening hours are:
Monday: Closed, except for Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm
Tuesday to Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

I’m really pleased to have just received my certificate for the E distinction of FIAP, the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique or the International Federation of Photographic Art.
This involved me, since 2009, entering and being accepted at 177 photographic salons both UK and international, with 63 different photographic images including 5 awards from at least 15 different countries. Throughout these 6 years I have improved the quality of my photographs and techniques used. I have also seen examples of the world’s best photographers which have been an inspiration to my own photography. I am also actively involved with a few excellent FB groups that offer critiques and advice for entering these salon exhibitions from experienced and well known photographers. I would like to thank, Dave Coates from the PAGB, who collected and coordinated my submission along with the other 149 successful submissions and my many FB group friends for advice along with my South Manchester Camera Club for test bedding many of the images used. I recommend other photographers (both amateur and professional) to enter both British (BPE) and international salon EFIAP ALL IMAGES -Phil Portus