Don’t forget the Dorothy Clive Garden this autumn

If you are looking to capture the colours of autumn and enjoy nature’s blazing display you could do well to head south down the A41 to Audlem and visit the Dorothy Clive Garden in the coming weeks. It is a mere 30 miles away. Due to this year’s warm weather there is a truly glorious display from bright reds & buttery golds to deep racing greens & brassy browns.

The tearoom will be open where visitors can enjoy homemade soup, hot drinks and a selection of cakes, scones and snacks. The gift shop will also be open where visitors can stock up on Christmas presents such as candles, soaps, handmade crafts and  decorations.

Until Christmas the garden is only open from 10am-4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a special discounted price of £3.50 for adults and just  £2.00 for children under 18.

2017-18 Print Exhibition; 7th & 8th September

Club members gathered to hang prints from the 2017-18 season for this weekend’s exhibition at St Mary’s Creative Space (the former church at the top of St Mary’s Hill just behind the Castle) which is open on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September from 10am – 4pm.

Members of the club will be on hand during the exhibition so do drop in and encourage your family and friends to visit too.

4th Annual SRGB Exhibition: Southport

The 4th Annual SRGB Exhibition is being held in Wayfarer’s Arcade, Lord Street, Southport from 1st – 14th September from 9am-4pm. This is part British Photographic Exhibitions series with photographers from across the UK competing for Crown Awards photographic distinctions so you can expect a high standard of entries.

Click here for further details.

 

Cambrian Photography next open day

Cambrian Photography in Old Colwyn is one of the few remaining, privately owned camera shops that cater for enthusiasts and professions, selling a great range of new and used equipment.

Twice a year they have an open day, where many manufacturers set up stalls so you can try out different cameras and equipment and get advice from people in the know. They also put on a series of lectures and workshops – with free beverages including their much lauded lemon drizzle cake. For those want to make a purchase there are usually special discounts which are available only on day.

These events are usually a bit crowded and hectic, but always fun. The next one is on Saturday 24th November starting at 10 am. If you are interested, put the date in your diary and keep an eye out for booking yourself a place.

Panasonic Day at Chester Falconry Centre with LCE

Here’s your chance to get that close up raptor shot you’ve been looking for – and try out some of the latest gear from Panasonic.  

On Friday 15th June local retailer London Camera Exchange have arranged exclusive access to Chester Cathedral’s Falconry Centre where you will be able to capture the birds of prey both in flight and in close -up while getting your hands on some of the latest Panasonic camera equipment and putting it to the test in real world conditions with the help of Joshua Cunningham from Panasonic UK and Paul Hackett who is a Panasonic Pro Photographer Ambassador who will be able to answer your questions and assist you.

The Falconry day including lunch and 3 hours exclusive access to the birds of prey is £25 and you can book either by dropping into the store in Chester or calling them on 01244 326531.

 Itinerary

lce logo9.15am – Meet at LCE Chester store,9 Bridge Street Row, Chester, CH1 1NW
Briefing of the day’s event, handing out of camera & lenses and Q&A

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9.45am – Leave store and walk to Falconry Centre

10.00-11.00am – Shooting Portraits/Static images of the birds and reptiles.

11.00-1.00pm – Varying displays where we will have control to change the direction of the birds flight to get a variety of images. You may also have the opportunity to handle and fly the birds.

1.00pm – Make our way to the Cathedral Cafe for lunch and an image Review to select your favourite picture for 12×18 print.

For those who wish to stay after lunch we will be returning to the Falconry Centre for a public showing at 14.30 followed by a short street walk as well before ending back in LCE Chester store.

Two exhibitions to visit

If you venture across the Mersey this month you can can visit two excellent photographic exhibitions and possibly make a day of it with a pleasant lunch in between.

Southport Photographic Society’s 71st National Open Exhibition

Southport Photographic Society’s is holding its 71st National Open Exhibition which is a nationally recognized exhibition run under the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions). It is one of the dwindling number of exhibitions that includes prints. Alongside the national exhibition the Society is hosting a children’s and the members exhibition and you can see it in the main concourse of Wayfarer’s arcade, Lord Street, Southport with the members and children’s in a nearby shop.

The exhibition runs from 24th March 2018 to 8th April and entry is free. Click here for details.

RPS International Photography Exhibition 160

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Claudia Legge, For as long as you can hold your breath you are free

Also this month at the Chapel Gallery in nearby Ormskirk you can visit the Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition 160. That’s right this touring exhibition has been held almost every year since 1854 making it the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world.

The exhibition reflects the breadth of photography today and brings together work from student, amateur and professional photographers. It encompasses both single images and series across all genres, including Documentary, Landscape, Editorial, Photojournalism, Fashion, Contemporary, Conceptual, Portraiture, Abstract and many more.

The exhibitions runs from 17 March to 14 April (Tuesdays to Saturdays only) and entry is free. Click here for details.