Our programme

You do not have to be a member to attend our events. Simply turn up on the evening for a taster of what we can offer. Please note we may occasionally ask for an entrance fee to cover the expenses of particular speakers. 

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 at 7.30 pm [Church]


L&CPU Folio, Mono & Colour : South ‘A’ 

Plus members mini-lecture

‘My experience of belonging to a camera club in Oranjemund’ by Clive Smith

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 [Museum]

Ashley CooperImages from a warming planet

A presentation documenting climate change on every continent by a photographer who won the climate change category of the Worldwide Photographer of the Year.

Ashley Cooper  Website 

Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition – Nature

Judge: John Sixsmith EPSA, BPE5, EFIAP

Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 7.30 pm [Church]

L&CPU Folio ‘C’ (Mono & Colour) 

Plus members mini-lecture : ‘The Westerly Isles of the UK & Ireland’ by John Wild

Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 7.30 pm [Church]


Christmas Social

Plus members audio-visuals

Tuesday 9 January 2018  at 7.30 pm [Curzon Park Golf Club]

New Year Dinner

Tickets from Mike Reid

Tuesday 16 January 2018 [Church]

All you need to know about the Photographic Society of America 

BRIAN-APSAAll you wanted to know about photography in the USA from Brian Major, Secretary of Hoylake Photographic Society, seen here receiving the award of APSA from the President of the PSA, Charlie Burke in 2016. Brian specializes in photojournalism and travel photography.

Followed by a showing of the best images from the Hoylake International.


Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition – Monochrome

Judge: Paul Williamson LRPS

Tuesday 30 January at 7.30 pm [Museum]


The lost world of the Soho Foundry

index_image35391A journey through one of the greatest industrial sites one earth where Boulton and Watt constructed their early steam engines – including some rare early photographs.

Andrew has been presenting public lectures and staging exhibitions for over 40 years and can be heard regularly on BBC Radio where he is known as “The Urban Space man” or “WM’s Titanic Expert…” His current projects include working with the California Institute of Technology JPL on promoting the Cassini Mission to Saturn and The Antoniadi Project — a space-probe to the Hellas Region on Mars. He also appears regularly on Big Centre Television commenting on history matters.

Andrew Lound MSc, BA, NQJ, FBIS, MMA Website

Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Bird Photography, Past and Present


Ben Tarvie is a professional bird photographer working both in the UK and abroad. During his presentation Ben will share some of the advanced methods that he has used to obtain some of his stunning images.

Ben Tarvie Website

Sunday 11 February 2018 at 1.30 – 5.30pm [Church]

Clone it out; Member’s workshop

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Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition Open 3

Judge: Darren Oakden DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE3 Website

Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]


High speed flash photography

1Bring your camera as this is a hands-on evening with four table set up so you can try some high speed flash techniques taught by Manchester-based professional George Franks.

George’s first love is sport ranging from local club sports all the way up to the national side in cricket, going with them on overseas tours to India and the Caribbean. He also lectures all over the North West of England bringing his relaxed and easy to understand style to beginners and advanced photographers alike.
He has an in-house studio where he shoots everything from still life and product photography all the way to group shoots.

George Franks Website

Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 7.30 pm [Museum]

Me and the Prince of Wales

How photography was used in documenting the archaeological excavation of a gold mine in North Wales.

Dr Ron Callender FRPS

Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition – People

Judge: Bill Preston ARPS, DPAGB, BPE5 Website

Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 7.30 pm [Museum]


Bebington Salon of Photography

BPSA not to be missed evening with the perennially popular Bob Dennis presenting some of the very best images that amateur photographers seeking their BPE accreditation have entered into this year’s salon.

Bob Dennis APAGB, CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE4 Website

Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Me and my drone

u642765000-o654530093-54Combining his experience as both a pilot and a photographer, Roger produces stunning aerial video and photographic images often providing an alternative view of many familiar scenes. He is also an enthusiastic user of drones so can answer your questions about how best to incorporate them into your own photography.

Roger Ellison Website

Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition – President’s Theme

This year our President, Keith Fitzpatrick has chosen the theme ‘Transport’

Judge Brian Law ARPS, CPAGB Website

Tuesday 3 April 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

President’s Evening

Our President, Keith Fitzpatrick presenting on a topic of his choice

Keith Fitzpatrick

Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Camera not required

The+artist+in+his+natural+habitat!Luke has a passion for photography in particular the breath-taking scenery of North Wales. As a result he has an extensive portfolio of atmospheric landscapes as well as city-scapes and even product shots for many well known brands including Laura Ashley, Beatrix Potter and Homebase.

Luke is based in the North West so expect to see some photographs of Chester and the surrounding area that were featured in the first edition of ‘The Ultimate Guide to Chester and Cheshire’.

Luke Neale Website

Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 7.30 pm [Eaton Golf Club]

Annual dinner & presentation of trophies

You do need to sign up to the circulating list to conform your attendance, but there is no need to pre-order. Click here to view the menu > CHESTER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER 2018.

Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Annual general meeting