We regret that effective from 15 March we have cancelled all remaining events for our 2019-20 season. This is as a result of the Coronavirus/ Covid-19 threat. We hope to restart as planned in September for the 2020-21 season. The Committee wishes you all a safe and healthy few months.
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
Judged by Bill Preston ARPS DPAGB BPE5
TUESDAY 28 JANUARY 7.30 at the Church
Hand in Open 3
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
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.
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 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 – 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
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!
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.
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
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 7 APRIL 7.30 at the Church
GIVING AND TAKING CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUE
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 14 APRIL 7.30 at the Church
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