The SPF e-flash newsletter is designed to keep all of our Clubs and their members up to date with what is going on in Scottish Photography. It's not just for Club Committee members, it's designed to have something for everyone.

This e-newsletter is exclusive to Scottish Photographic Federation Clubs. You must be a member of an SPF Club to get a copy sent by us. From time to time offers exclusive to SPF Club members will be advertised. Occasionally the e-flash will also contain personal details that cannot be displayed on an open website, or which is only relevant to our SPF Member Clubs.

Your Club Secretary is regularly sent copies of the SPF e-flash to circulate to their Club Members. Please contact them for a copy. You will also be able to subscribe (for free) for your own personal copy from the details supplied with the e-flash.

If you would like to submit an article for e-flash then please contact its Editor Rod Wheelans.

Due to Covid-19 we have taken the decision to place the most recent versions of the SPF e-flash on our website in this area so that as many Club members as possible can keep up to date with what is going on in Scotland.

e-flash 109 - Oct 2023
  • SPF's FIAP Distinctions Successes 2023
  • Thinking of Applying for a FIAP Distinction in 2024?
  • PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Free Advisory Workshop at Dunblane - 18th Nov - Must be pre-booked.
  • Dare to Be Different
  • Masters of PrintOpen for Entries
  • PAGB GB Cup and Trophy Open for Entries
e-flash 107 - Sept 2023
  • PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Zoom Event - Free to attend - Monday 2nd October at 7pm - No pre-Booking required. See e-flash for zoom link details.
  • PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Event - Free to attend at Dunblane - Saturday 18th Nov 2023 - Must be Pre-Booked. Open to anyone whether observers or those wishing to apply.
  • Details of our new Dunblane Venue
  • SPF Nature Definition and Competition Quotas
  • SPF Diary to May 2024
  • Masters of Print Details and Timetable
  • Congratulatoions to our recent SPF PAGB Awards successes and see their galleries -
  • November 2022 - Kevin Flanagan CPAGB - Michele Campbell CPAGB - Brian Cathie DPAGB
  • April 2023 NEW - Cathy Davies CPAGB - Chris Briggs DPAGB - Sandy Gilmour DPAGB - Lorna Hayton DPAGB - Ruth Hayton DPAGB - Peter De Marco DPAGB
e-flash 102 - Mar 2021
  • SPF Interim Print Championship Print Closing Date Extended to 30th April 2021
  • Details of e-flash Back Issues and current issues of SPF e-flash newsletter available from SPF Website (click here)
  • Risk Assessments - A Very Rough Guide (click here)
  • SPF Website - Now Three Guidance Areas - General Guidance (Click Here) - Competitions Guidance (Click Here) - All Things Judging& Lecturing (Click Here)
  • PSA Guidance on Nature and Photo Travel Sections in Internationals (Nature) and (PhotoTravel) or visit the PSA page on our website (click here)
e-flash 101 - Feb 2021
  • SPF e-flash 100 Medal - Results of e-flash reader's Vote
  • SPF Digital Championship - Club Placings and Winning Clubs and Individual Awards - Following the 'Zoom' Awards Presentation event' on Saturday 30th January 2021. This was attended by our two Judges Andrea Hargreaves and Marilyn Roberts from the Yorkshire Photographic Union, and 205 SPF attendees on Zoom. The Club Results were calculated as follows - In the Plate Trophy – 12 Image scores counted (8 of which were selected to count by the Club) and the remaining 4 highest images. In the Ian Bowie - 16 Image scores counted (8 of which were selected to count by the Club) and the remaining 8 highest images.
  • SPF Interim Print Championship Call for Images
  • Roy Balfour
  • What Is and Is not Allowed in SPF Competitions
  • Visit webpage to access the SPF Digital Championship Club and Individual Results and Awards details (click here)
  • Visit Galleries - 'The Ian Bowie Trophy' (click here) - 'The Plate Trophy Gallery' (click here) - 'e-flash 100 Medal - Digital Championship Judge’s Top Scoring Shortlist' (click here)
e-flash 100 - Jan 2021
  • PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Jan 2021 - SPF Successes Ken Gillies DPAGB
  • SPF Interim Digital Championship Club and Individual Awards Presentation details 30th Jan 2021 being held on Zoom
  • e-flash 100 Medal - YOU CHOOSE from the SPF Digital Championship Top Score Shortlist Your chance to pick an award in our Digital Championship! To celebrate our 100th e-flash newsletter we are awarding an additional SPF Bronze Medal to the Best Image from this Shortlist, as voted on by YOU, the e-flash readers
  • PAGB Masters of Print Open for Entries and Closing Dates extended
  • PAGB GB Cup and Trophy competitions - Closing Dates extended
  • Visit webpages to access more on - PAGB Awards (click here) - Digital Championship Awards Presentation on Zoom (click here) - PAGB Masters of Print and GB Cup and Trophy (click here)
  • Visit Galleries - 'Ken Gillies DPAGB' (click here) - 'e-flash 100 Medal - Digital Championship Judge’s Top Scoring Shortlist' (click here)

We use the e-flash to pass on advanced notice of our events, or results from these events and reminders.

We pass on changes to your Conditions of Membership or Insurances, Notifications of new Judges and Lecturers.

We show you the successful photos from our recent events.

We are delighted to cover SPF member's successes of Distinctions such as PAGB, FIAP and RPS.

Individual, Club and SPF successes nationally and Internationally have all been covered in the past.

We advertise details of our own Competitions and Rules, particularly any changes to Rules or Definitions.

We also advertise PAGB Competitions, events and results from a Scottish perspective that we think you might be interested in. 

Do you have a special Lecturer coming to your Club, and you would like to throw an Invitation open to other Scottish Club members to attend.

Let the e-flash Editor Rod Wheelans know if you would like to advertise your event giving as much warning as possible.

We also give general information about how Clubs or Individuals can take advantage of some of our services.