Meetings 2020-2021

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

7:00pm

The categories for Part 2 will be Scapes, Portraiture, Sport and Photojournalism, Nature. The competition will be Judged by Nigel Plant on 15 April 2021

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

9:00pm

The categories for Part 2 will be Scapes, Portraiture, Sport and Photojournalism, Nature. The competition will be Judged by Nigel Plant on 15 April 2021

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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: Open Colour and Open Mono. There will not be an Improvers section. The competition will be judged by Monty Trent.

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

12:00pm

The categories in this competition are Scapes, Portraiture, Sport and Photojournalism, Nature. The competition will be judged by Nigel Plant. Closing date 25 March 2021

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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: Open Colour and Open Monochrome. There will not be an Improvers section in this competition

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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 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 18 Feb 2021 - Printing with Confidence - Colin Hulley

7:00pm

Colin is the Managing Director of the Imaging Warehouse (Permajet Papers).  His talk will cover the process to turn your images into top class prints.  He will cover printers, inks, papers, paper profiles and Monitor Calibration plus more.  

We will need anyone interested to register their name and address some two weeks before this event so that Colin can send each of you a swatch of papers to refer to during the presentation.  Further  details to follow.

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Thu 11 Feb 2021 - YPU 2020 Exibition Images- Presented by JOHN GERHOLD

7:00pm

This evening will be hosted by John Gerhold who will be showing images from the YPU 2020 Exhibition.   This will be an opportunity to gain ideas, see whats current and join in with your comments on the selected images

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Sat 6 Feb 2021 - Cafe Forum - Contemporary Photography – What is it? What’s your opinion?

10:00am

This months meeting will  discuss Contemporary Photography – What is it? What’s your opinion?

The discussion will include examples of, definitions and recognised photographers

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Thu 4 Feb 2021 - Entry Deadline Panel of 3 Competition

9:00pm

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

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Thu 4 Feb 2021 - Set Subject Competition - Transport

7:00pm

The Theme for this seasons Set Subject Competition will be Transport.  There will only be one category for both Colour and Mono and there will not be a separate section for Improvers. Judging to be confirmed. 

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Thu 28 Jan 2021 - Chernobyl & Prypyat - TREVOR MORECRAFT

7:00pm

Trevor has visited Chernobyl and the town of Prypyat on two occasions , in 2016 and 2019, over 4 days. He will explore the history and the the Reactor Control Room before heading to the long abandoned town of Prypyat. Exploring many of the abandoned buildings including the Train Station and Amusement Park and ends on an outrageous conspiracy theory.

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Thu 21 Jan 2021 - Lanzarotte - Island of Contrasts/How the Images were processed - ROBERT HELLIWELL

7:00pm

In the first part of his his presentation Robert will be showing his images that illustrate the contrasts in the Landscape of this popular holiday Island. In the secocond  half Robert will be showing how he processes his images and giving tips on some of the advanced features in Lightroom.

We hope you will all join in on the evening to support Robert.

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Fri 15 Jan 2021 - Panel of 3 Competition - Open for Entries

12:00pm

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 14 Jan 2021 - Set Subject Competition (Transport) - deadline for entries

9:00pm

Entries via the webb site.

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Thu 14 Jan 2021 - Critique Night - Hosted by Stephanie Cook

7:00pm

Detals to be finalised

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Thu 7 Jan 2021 - Close-up and Macro Photography - Kenneth Payne

7:00pm

Have you wondered how to get really sharp Close-up images such as those displayed by Neville Turton & Robert Heliwell.  Well Kenneth will show you how and part of his presentation will demonstrate the application of Helicon Focus to focus stacking.

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Thu 17 Dec 2020 - Set Subject Competition (Transport) - Open for entries

12:00pm

This seasons set subject theme is Transport.  The competition will be for both Mono and Colour

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Thu 10 Dec 2020 - Open Competition 3 - Judged by Rodney Smith

7:00pm

This will be the third Competition of the Autumn season.   The competition will be open subject and there will not be a separate improvers category.   

The closing date for entries will be 12 November 2020

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Thu 26 Nov 2020 - Chasing the Lights - Simon Van-Orden

7:00pm

"Chasing the lighgts" gives an insight into the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights, with images , personal anecdotes and advice on photographic technique to capture them. This presentation is based on the knowledge Simon has developed over the years whilst pursuing this pasion.

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Thu 12 Nov 2020 - Entry Deadline for Open Competition 3

9:00pm

This is the entry deadline for Open Competition 3 to be judged on 10 December. The competition will be any subject and there will not be an improvers category. Entries will be via the Web site.

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Thu 12 Nov 2020 - Open Competition 2 - Judged by Sandie Cox

7:00pm

This will be the second Competition of the Autumn season.   The competition will be open category and will include improvers.  The competition will be Judged by Sandie Cox who is Gloucester based and new to our club

The closing date for entries will be 15 October 2020

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Thu 29 Oct 2020 - Urban and Street Photography - Jerry Webb

7:00pm
Urban and Street Photography
The Urban and Street Photography dwells mainly on street images taken in different types of public places, but also including some structural and architectural photography as well, largely monochrome and shot in Brighton, London and France, contrasty and dramatic pictures and a few unconventional images as well - from over-exposure, blown out images and unusual framing to exploiting lens flare, noise and blurry portraits.
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Mon 26 Oct 2020 - Camera Raw - Terry Hewitt

7:00pm

This lecture is being organised and sponsored by Wakefield Camera Club - joining details to follow when supplied

This talk will explain Camera RAW and Adobe DNG covering what they mean, their advantages and disadvantages, workflow, and  non-destructive image editing.  It will demonstrate workflow with Adobe Camera RAW in Bridge, Photoshop and Lightroom.

The presentation includes both talk and interactive demonstrations of software appropriate to photographers, and are presented in a language that photographers can understand. (No IT jargon!)

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Fri 16 Oct 2020 - Open Competition 3 - Open for Entries

12:00pm

Open Competition 3 open for entries.  Please note this competition will include both Mono and Colour and there will not be a separate Improvers category.  Entries will be via the webb site.

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Thu 15 Oct 2020 - Entry Deadline for Open Competition 2

9:00pm

This is the entry deadline for Open Competition 2 to be Judged on 12 November. The competition will be any subject and there will not be an improvers category. Entries will be via the Web site.

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Thu 15 Oct 2020 - Open Competition 1 - Judged by Erica Oram

7:00pm

This will be the first Competition of the Autumn season.   The competition will be open category and will include improvers.  The competition wil be judged via Zoom on the night.

The closing date for enteries will be 16 September 2020

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Thu 1 Oct 2020 - Wildlife Photography Part 1 - Tracy Lund

7:00pm

The Talk will cover wildlife images from Japan, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Camargue, Captive and UK. Tracy's philosophy is :

“Photographing Wildlife is an adventure but most of all a privilege - I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”

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Fri 25 Sep 2020 - Open Competition 2 - Open for Entries

12:00pm

Entries can be submitted for Open Competition 2 - please note the competition will include both Mono and Colour and there will be be no separate category for Improvers. Entries are via the webb site

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Thu 24 Sep 2020 - Entry Deadline - Open Competition 1

9:00pm

This is the entry deadline for Open Competition 1 to be Judged by Erica Oram on 15 October. The competition will be any subject and there will not be an improvers category. Enteries will be via the Web site.

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Wed 16 Sep 2020 - Finding Beauty in Nature - Chris Upton

7:00pm

FINDING THE BEAUTY IN NATURE

In this talk Chris demonstrate how to best capture the beauty of the landscape and the world around us. He shoots a variety of styles, from the wide sweeping vistas to the more intimate details of the landscape. Packed with advice for getting the most out of a shoot, from the way he plans it to seeking out the best light and constructing  his compositions.

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Thu 3 Sep 2020 - Opening Night

7:00pm
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