Programme

Thu 25 Feb 2021 - The Way We Were - PETER BARTLETT

7:00pm

Peter has been taking photographs since the early 1970s. In 2010 he was awarded a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) and from 2010 to 2015, he exhibited images in exhibitions throughout the world. Around 10 years ago he decided to focus on street and urban photography.

This led to a project photographing Manchester’s Northern Quarter and to the award of an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) in 2018.

'The Way We Were' covers the evolution of Peter’s street photography from single images to themed projects including his successful ARPS panel...

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Thu 4 Mar 2021 - Panel of 3 Competition - Judged in House

7:00pm

Each member should submit 3 images set around a theme and can be either Mono or Colour. All entries via the webb site

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Thu 4 Mar 2021 - Entry Deadline for Annual Digital Projected Images Competition - Part1

9:00pm

The categories for this competition will be: Scapes, Portraiture, Sport and Photojournalism, Nature. There will not be an Improvers section 

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Fri 5 Mar 2021 - Annual Digital Projected Images Competition - Part 2 - Open for Entries

12:00pm

This is an open category competition to by judged by Nigel Plant. Closing date 25 March 2021

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Sat 6 Mar 2021 - Cafe Forum - Close-up photography; differences between macro and close-up. Examples to discuss

10:00am

Close-up photography; differences between macro and close-up. Examples to discuss

A look at focus stacking

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Thu 11 Mar 2021 - The Dragon in Monochrome - Margaret Salisbury

7:00pm

Margaret is a very experienced photographer who judges both competitions and for membership of various organisations such as the RPS and is a tutor for the open University.

"This talk will be about monochrome for many different Genres including:- Scapes (Land Sea City), Creative, Pictorial, Nature/Natural History, Travel, Documentary and my favourite subject of "People" Environmental portraiture and will include mention of making Mono Prints choosing paper for image, technique but mainly why I think Mono is so appealing to me for so many images....

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Thu 18 Mar 2021 - Wildlife Photography Part 2 - Tracy Lund

7:00pm

Back in October Tracy Lund presented her talk Wildlife Photography Part 1 and this turned out to be one of the best lectures of the Zoom season.  After many requests I have approached Tracy to present her Wildlife Photography Part 2 and she has agreed do this on 18th March 2021. Its now in Tracy's diary so please make sure this is in yours as it is definitely a lecture not to miss.

For those who attentended they will remember Part 1 concentrated on cold weather wildlife. Part 2 changes to show wildlife in Hot Climates.

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Thu 25 Mar 2021 - Annual Digital Projected Images Competition - Part 1 Judged by Monty Trent

7:00pm

The categories for this competition will be: Scapes, Portraiture, Sport and Photojournalism, Nature. There will not be an Improvers section. The competition will be judged by Monty Trent.

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Thu 25 Mar 2021 - Entry Deadline for Annual Digital Projected Images Competition - Part 2

9:00pm

Open Competition to be Judged by Nigel Plant on 15 April 2021

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Thu 1 Apr 2021 - Underwater Photography 1 - from swimming pools to sharks by David Keep

7:00pm

David Keep is a professional photographer based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  

In this talk David starts by demostrating how he works with models in the swimming pool, explaing equipment, planning and technique. From there he moves on to how he photographs the magnificent creatures that swim in the oceans around our world.

Please see his web  site for further information. 

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Sat 3 Apr 2021 - Cafe Forum - Night-time photography

10:00am

Night-time photography - Tips and approaches, examples and renowned photographers

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Mon 12 Apr 2021 - The 2021 Albany Competition - Results and Feedback - Robert Helliwell

7:00pm

Note this is a Monday meeting.

Robert will be presenting the scores, feedback and result from the 2021 competition.

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Thu 15 Apr 2021 - Annual Digital Projected Images Competition - Part 2 Judged by Nigel Plant

7:00pm

This will be an open competition for both Colour and Mono.  The Judge will be Nigel Plant.

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Thu 22 Apr 2021 - A Professionals Approach to workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop - Adrian Wilson (McFade)

7:00pm

Adrian took up photography back in 2003, when the first affordable DSLR cameras hit the market. As a keen amateur, he started out as a passionate landscape photographer – travelling thousands of miles a year to find new locations to capture. Unsurprisingly, he has an amazing knowledge of Yorkshire, Northumberland and The Lake District.

As new techniques developed through the “noughties”, he was always an early adopter – starting HDR in 2007 and soon after, the first speedlite-triggers came out, so learned “how to use off camera flash”.

Adrian is now a Commercial Photographer...

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Thu 29 Apr 2021 - Travel and Street Photography plus a little long exposure - Paul Stanley

7:00pm

Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP/g EsFIAP 

Paul has been interested in photography since his school days. He is an active member of the Dublin Camera Club for many years and has twice been President of the club. He continues to be a committee member acting as one of the programme secretaries and is the Director of the Eddie Chandler Gallery, which is a FIAP Exhibition Centre.

Paul is also a committee member of the Irish Photographic Federation, past president of the Federation and is currently the FIAP Liaison Officer for Ireland.

Paul is a keen exhibitor at...

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Sat 1 May 2021 - Cafe Forum - Monochrome, black and white and infrared photography.

10:00am

Monochrome, black and white and infrared photography - Infrared conversions in LR pre-sets; Nik filters and their use, examples

Advance Notice

Send in three examples of your photos for critique by the forum members

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Sat 5 Jun 2021 - Cafe Forum - Judging images. Composition, technique, visuality and impact. The criteria.

10:00am

Judging images. Composition, technique, visuality and impact. The criteria.

Share your preparation for competitions. Thinking about critiquing. Looking at examples and discussing; can we rank photographs in order of weakest to strongest?

Be prepared. By Monday send in your challenge images (see 3rd July) by email to Robert. Up to three Jpegs of competition size 1600 x 1200 landscape or long edge 1200 for portrait format. Include a brief account of why you took them

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Sat 3 Jul 2021 - Cafe Forum - Camera Challenge: Send in up to three images taken within 100yds/metres of where you live Discussion of the images

10:00am

Camera Challenge: Send in up to three images taken within 100yds/metres of where you live

Discussion of the images.

Advance Notice

Send in your questions and struggles with Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Answers will be attempted by members who may be able to help. (Send in by July 6th)

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Sat 7 Aug 2021 - Cafe Forum - My concerns and struggles with LR and PS

10:00am

My concerns and struggles with LR and PS - 

What might I do with these issues? Support group. Robert, Kevin, John, Alan Bate and anyone else present. (I have still to ask people to be the ones to lead on this. Please suggest any other people, or offer if you think) The issues will be forwarded to the whole group beforehand.

Advance Notice

New Cafe Forum programme to be debated.

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Sat 4 Sep 2021 - Cafe Forum - IDEAS INVITED

10:00am

If members have any Ideas of Subject Matter for the this and future meetings - please send to Robert Helliwell.

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Sat 2 Oct 2021 - Cafe Forum - IDEAS INVITED

10:00am

If members have any Ideas of Subject Matter for the this and future meetings - please send to Robert Helliwell.

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