Jan – Apr 20

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.

TUESDAY 7 JANUARY 7.30 at Chester Golf Club

Hand in night – ‘Monochrome’

NEW YEAR DINNER

TUESDAY 14 JANUARY 7.30 at the Church

SHOOTING STARS – WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT

One of photographer Howard Brown fascinations is astrophotography and he produces stunning images of the Milky Way simply using the equipment in his bag. It involved a lot of trial and error, experimenting with exposure times, learning the necessary techniques and many evenings outdoors before he got the wonderful results he achieves today.

So if you want to get up the learning curve on astrophotography faster, this is a must-go evening where Howard will walk you through how best to use
the kit you already possess, the apps that will help you choose the right locations and what techniques to use so you too can capture images of our vast and beautiful cosmos.

TUESDAY 21 JANUARY 7.30 at the Church

COMPETITION ‘MONOCHROME’

Judged by Bill Preston ARPS DPAGB BPE5

TUESDAY 28 JANUARY 7.30 at the Church

Hand in Open 3

DISCUSSION EVENING

Members share the background of their entries into the ‘Nature’ and ‘Monochrome’ Competitions. What worked, what didn’t and what will they do differently next time?

TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY 7.30 at the Museum

CULTIVATING YOUR GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Joe Wainwright

Bluebell Cottage Garden (c) Joe Wainwright

Professional photographer Joe Wainwright specialises in producing creative and inspiring heritage and tourism images and has won awards in the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. He is a full member of both the Garden Media Guild and the Professional Garden Photographers’ Association and his images frequently feature in gardening and tourism publications.

Click here to visit Joe’s website

When it comes to photographing gardens, it’s all too easy to get carried away by what’s around you and end the day with some nice images, but nothing really stunning. Joe can help change that with suggestions and tips that will help you improve your garden photography. Expect a night of wonderful award-winning images many of which we taken at famous gardens in and around the North West.

TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 7.30 at the Church

COMPETITION – OPEN 3

Judged by Diana Magor EFIAPb MPSA CPAGB LRPS BPE3*

TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 7.30 at the Church

Hand in – People

SUCCESS WITH INSECTS AND SMALL ANIMALS

Tony Pioli FRPS, FBPE

Tony Pioli was awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society for a wonderful panel of butterflies, dragonflies and insects. So he really is a master of his craft.

Tonight using print and digital images captured on three continents, tonight Tony explains some the the best-practice, close-up techniques needed to produce competent images of the smaller creatures on the planet.

TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 7.30 at the Church

AN EVENING OF INTERACTIVE JUDGING

Paul Dunmill CPAGB

Paul – an experienced judge who only recently moved into the LCPU patch – puts himself in the hot seat.

Part 1 – a short presentation about various aspects of judging that will allow you to vent some of your frustrations and undoubtedly provoke a lot of discussion


Part 2 – your chance to get new or ‘under-performing’ images re-assessed. But unlike a real competition, you have the right of reply! [This section is limited to 20 images]

TUESDAY 3 MARCH 7.30 at the Church

COMPETITION – PEOPLE

Judged by John Dougherty APAGB BPE1

TUESDAY 10 MARCH 7.30 at the Museum

Hand in – President’s Theme

IN HIS ELEMENT

Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS

Always a popular speaker at the club, this time Mark explains how to make great landscape images even when the weather is not at it’s best – like his biggest-selling photograph which is known by his outlets simply as “Sheep”.

Done on a day that he says was “as black as the hobs of hell” with the ISO pumped up to 800 and an aperture to f/10. Mark jokes that it’s the best 1/200 sec he’s ever spent in my life!

(C) Mark Gilligan

Accredited, award-winning member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. Mark specialises in outdoor photography particularly the Lake District. A features writer for many magazines, he has his own photographic series in ‘Lake District Life’ and ‘Lancashire Life’. A member of the ‘Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild’, his work regularly appears in the national and regional walking publications.

TUESDAY 17 MARCH 7.30 at the Museum

BEBINGTON SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Bob Dennis APAGB, CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE4

A 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.

Website

TUESDAY 24 MARCH 7.30 at the Church

COMPETITION – PRESIDENT’S THEME

Judged by Keith Barber CPAGB LRPS FIScT

TUESDAY 31 MARCH 7.30 at the Church

GIVING AND TAKING CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUE

Ellie Barrett MPhil

Working artist, former director of Liverpool’s Royal Standard Studios and now PhD researcher and part-time tutor in the School of Art at Lancaster University,,Ellie Barrett spends many hours helping students give and take critiques of each others’ work. When she’s not busy in the academic world, Ellie and her partner Saul Argent run GRAFT – a Lancaster-based community interest company that exhibits and supports emerging artists, and promotes the value of creative education with schools and young people.

Tonight – immediately before the last Discussion Evening of this season – Ellie will first explain best-practice in giving (and taking) critique and then mentor the audience through a practical session of critiquing each others’ images. It’ll be interesting to see how much is put into practice in next week’s Discussion Evening!

TUESDAY 7 APRIL 7.30 at the Church

DISCUSSION EVENING

Members share the background of their entries into the ‘People’ and ‘President’s Theme’ competitions. What worked, what didn’t and what will they do differently next time?

TUESDAY 14 APRIL 7.30 at the Church

PRESIDENT’S EVENING

Our club President presents on a topic of their choice.

TUESDAY 21 APRIL 7.30 at Eaton Golf Club

ANNUAL DINNER & PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES

TUESDAY 28 APRIL 7.30 at the Church

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING