Meetings 2021-2022

Thu 2 Dec 2021 - Set Subject - Architecture - Judged by Paul Stanley

7:00pm

The competition will be judged by Paul Stanley FIPF, EFIAPg from Dublin who showed some of his own intersting work on architecture in the recent club zoom talk. 

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Thu 25 Nov 2021 - Selby CC Club Night - Mono Images Challenge

7:00pm

This will not be a competition but an opportunity for all members to submit some of their mono images for discussion and critique.  Please join in and make this night a success. 

Chris Field, Programme Secretary

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Thu 18 Nov 2021 - Food Photography presented by Donna Crous

7:00pm

A few months ago a few of our members were lucky to join a Wakefield CC meeting when Donna was giving her lecture. We all found the presentation to be among the best we had seen and Donna give a enormous amout of information about her techniques particularly lighting, arranging and camera settings. This is a MUST SEE presentation. If you need any more encouragement please visit her web site:  https://www.donnacrous.com/

The following is a website extract:

Donna is an award winning food photographer who images feature on...

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Thu 11 Nov 2021 - Set Subject - Architecture - Closing Date

11:59pm

The set subject is now closed for entries.

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Wed 10 Nov 2021 - Sports Images with Impact 1 - moving beyond the record shot - David Keep (NB this is a Wednesday)

7:00pm

Most will remember David's spring lecture on Underwater Photography, possibly the best lecture of the season. This time David will be talking about his sports images including how he processes them to give Impact.  A short extract from his web site is below :

Sports images are very successful on the competition circuit and there’s no surprise why - they almost guarantee an image with impact.  In this talk I’ll share my approach to gaining access, technical challenges on the day and post-processing.  Sports covered include; athletics, squash, tennis, cross-country...

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Sat 6 Nov 2021 - Cafe Forum - What is Visual Art

10:00am

This is an early notice of the subject of Visual Art. The Royal Photograpic Society recently changed its ARPS category from 'Fine Art' to Visual Art'. Our next meeting will include examples to discuss; quotqtions to debate and images to assess (critique).

The first quote - to get you in the mood' - is "Visual Photography is not what you see, but how you see it."

10.00 - 12.30 via Zoom. All welcome to join in and enjoy. If any new members are puzzling about how to join 'Zoom' you should look out for the email sent out during the preceding week. All you do is click on the link...

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Thu 4 Nov 2021 - Open Digital Images Competition - Round 1 - Judge KEN SCOTT

7:00pm

Results of the above competition with comments and feedback by the Judge which will be Ken Scott.

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Fri 29 Oct 2021 - Open Digital Images Competition - Round 2 - open for entries

12:00pm

This is Round 2 of the open competitions and is for open mono and colour images. The competition will close for entries on 25th November and will be Judged by Mike Barnard on 16th December.

Any questions to John Gerhold

Chris Field, Programme Secretary

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Thu 28 Oct 2021 - Long Exposure Photography - Paul Stanley

7:00pm

Paul Stanley AIPF EFIAP ESFIAP comes from Dublin and has been involved in photography at local, national and International level for more than 30 years.

Paul is a documentary photographer and in recent years has concentrated on Travel Photography. He also takes landscape photographs, especially those of the sea - which leads has led him to take a keen interest in long exposure photography.

Many will remember Paul Stanley, the Dublin Based Photographer, who spoke to the club in spring about Travel and Street Photography.

This time Paul will be talking about Long Exposure...

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Thu 21 Oct 2021 - YPU Prepared Slide Presentation - Led by Robert Helliwell

7:00pm

This is a chance to view and comment on entries into the YPU Competition. This gives an opportunity to get new ideas and see what standards are achievable.

Chris Field, Programme Secretary

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Thu 14 Oct 2021 - The random thoughts of a confused photographer - Mike Bennett

7:00pm

The title of this presentation  'The random thoughts of a confused photographer – A bit of all sorts of photography and techniques' does not do justice to Mike's images.   Please visit www.mikebennettphoto.com to check out the quality of  Mike's images. I personally liked the composite images.  This is someone I hope to pick some tips up from. 

Extract from Mike's site:

My photographic interests are varied although I have been doing a lot more Street...

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Thu 7 Oct 2021 - Living the African Dream presented by Alison Mees

7:00pm

Alison will transport you to Africa by joining her journey through Africa with her photographs and stories from the bush.

Spending 16 years living and working in Africa in the safari industry, supporting community projects and working with researchers in Cheetah observations.

She shares her experiences with nature, which includes watching a family of cheetah from 4 weeks old until they become independent from their mother.

Now working with CCF UK as a volunteer, helping to raise awareness and fund raising to help...

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Tue 5 Oct 2021 - Settle Trophy Live - Hosted by Doncaster Camera Club

7:30pm

This years contest wil be a three way fight between Wakefield, Doncaster and Selby.  Howden are unable to take part this year.   

The competition is being hosted by Doncaster and the images will be Judged by Erica Oram.

Normally members have to travel to the host club to enjoy the tension of results night.  However this year through the use of Zoom you will be able to see the results unfold from the comfort of your own armchair.   Please join in and support Selby.

The time is assumed to be 7:30pm but this is to be confirmed when the Zoom link...

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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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Thu 30 Sep 2021 - Club Open Evening - Members Presentations

7:00pm

This is an opportunity for all members to get involved and give a short presentation on some photographic project or photographic technique you have been involved in.

Alan Bate has already volunteered to enlighten members on how he produces some of his signature abstract images.

If you are interested please get in touch with Leigh Foster or Kevin Webb.

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - Review Evening Summer Challenge August - Theme "Animals"

7:00pm

The last of our Club challange themes.  It will be an opporunity to review entries and see who tops the summer challenge league table

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - Open Digital Images Competition - Round 1 - open for entries

12:00pm

This is the first competition of the season and is for open mono and colour images. The competition will close for entries on 14 October  and will be Judged by Ken Scott on 4th November.

Any questions to John Gerhold

Chris Field, Programme Secretary

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Thu 16 Sep 2021 - My Restless Lens - Dr KEITH SNELL PhD EFIAP EPSA LRPS

7:00pm

The first lecture of the new season will be presented by Dr Keith Snell. My Restless Lens covers the broad range of his  photography: wildlife, figurative, abstract, and impressionist landscape. 

Keith spent his all his  professional life as a university teacher and research scientist. He was Reader in Biochemistry at the University of Surrey and then at the University of London and held Visiting Professor appointments at Harvard Medical School and Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA.

However, he has also been...

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Thu 9 Sep 2021 - Annual General Meeting - Opening Night & Registration

7:00pm

This is the start of the new season.  The meeting will present minutes of the last AGM and members will be asked to vote for officers and committee meetings.

There will also be opportunity to ask the officers questions and give feedback on the programme and club management.

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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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Thu 19 Aug 2021 - Summer Challenge July Theme = "Minimalist" Review Evening ZOOM

7:00pm

The third of our Club Challange themes. 

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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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Thu 5 Aug 2021 - Summer Challenge August Theme = "Animals" Open for entries

9:00am

The last of our Summer Challenge themes. Entries to be submitted before 26th August

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Thu 15 Jul 2021 - Summer Challenge June Theme = "Summer" Review Evening ZOOM

7:00pm

The second of our Summer challange evenings; 

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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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Thu 1 Jul 2021 - Summer Challenge July Theme = "Minimalist" Open for entries

9:00am

The third of our Summer Challenge themes. Entries to be submitted before 29th July

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Thu 17 Jun 2021 - Summer Challenge May Theme = "My Day Out": Review Evening ZOOM

7:00pm

A review of entries of our first Summer Challange. 

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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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Thu 3 Jun 2021 - Summer Challenge June Theme = "Summer" Open for entries

9:00am

The second of our Summer Challenge themes. Entries to be submitted before 24th June

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Sat 8 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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Wed 5 May 2021 - Set Subject - Architecture - Open for entries

9:00am

This competition will be running all summer with a closing date of 4th November

You will be able to enter up to 6 images, and you can change your submitted images at any time before the closing date of 25/11/21.

For this year only, due to the pandemic, the club rule stipulating that entries must be taken within the last 12 months is revoked. Therefore you might consider shots from your back catalogue for entry, providing these have not been entered into club competitions previously. We encourage you to enter as early as possible, but to continue to review and consider...

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Sat 1 May 2021 - Summer Challenge May Theme = "My Day Out": Open for entries

9:00am

The first of our Summer Challenge themes. Entries to be submitted before 27th May

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