In light of the Covid-19 situation, all our club nights this season are being run via Zoom. Members receive an email invitation to each meeting which contains the necessary joining information together with a link to the Zoom meeting.
You do not have to be a member to attend our events. If you are not a member you are welcome to sign up to any talk via Eventbrite. As a guest we ask you to make a small contribution towards our costs.
TUESDAY 5 JANUARY 7.30
Hand in night – ‘Monochrome’
After four years shooting a variety of genres such as weddings and events, James Kerwin stumbled across architecture photography in late 2013. He has been shooting inside abandoned spaces and buildings ever since.
Highlighting James’ journey and ten years behind the camera, James says this talk is designed to inspire the listener through his journey with a camera as well as his love for travel and hidden architecture.
Travel plays a huge part in James’ image-making. He has always been fascinated by different cultures, foods, textures and colours. It is this love for travel, combined with a deep passion for photography, that keeps him motivated and dedicated to putting in the long lonely hours of research and logistical planning to then get out with the camera time and time again.
TUESDAY 12 JANUARY 7.30
SHOOTING what’s inside my head
As well as being a busy vicar at Northop Hall, Reverend Dr Richard Hainsworth finds time to be an award-winning photographer and his images have appeared in the national, local and overseas press, been featured in Amateur Photographer magazine, appeared in the RPS Journal as well as being used in commercial advertising literature and online for voluntary/community organisations. .
He enjoys constructing composite images and creating visual stories that give expression to how he might be feeling inside or what he might be imagining and tonight he explains how he turns his inner thoughts into stunning images.
TUESDAY 19 JANUARY 7.30
TUESDAY 26 JANUARY 7.30
Hand in Open 3
Sports Images with Impact
David Keep is passionate about all forms of photography & confesses to spending far too much time doing it! However, he would describe himself as an image maker not a photographer as he enjoys the post-processing as much as taking the photo.
Sports images are very successful on the competition circuit & there’s no surprise why – they almost guarantee an image with impact. In this talk David shares his approach to gaining access, technical challenges on the day & post-processing.
TUESDAY 2 FEBRUARY
new horizons in outdoor PHOTOGRAPHY
Nick Hanson is an award-winning photographer from Dumfries, South West Scotland, and currently splits his year between the Isle of Skye, where he leads photography workshops and tours for Skye Photo Academy, and Wales where he runs workshops during the winter. He was the winner of the Scottish landscape photography competition in 2016, as well as being highly commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2015. His work frequently features in magazines such as Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography and Amateur Photographer.
It’s all too easy to get into rut when it comes to landscape photography, reproducing exactly the same type of images as everyone else. Tonight Nick explains how to break out of that vicious cycle and produce stunning images that really stand out above the ordinary, explaining both how to captures them and how he post processes them in his workflow.
TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY
COMPETITION – OPEN 3
TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY
Hand in – People
AN introduction to audio-visual
As joint editors of AV News magazine, competition organizers and avid practitioners there is isn’t much that multi-award winning a/v specialists Jill Bunting and John Smith don’t know about how to put together stunning audio-visuals.
Tonight they walk us through the process of producing a simple a/v, explaining the strengths and and weaknesses of the various production software so that you can start out making your own.
TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY
SUCCESS WITH SIMPLE SEASCAPES
Back by popular demand, Howard Brown, combines theory with practice, diving into Lightroom to show some of his post-processing workflow, before sharing some of his wonderful seascapes.
TUESDAY 2 MARCH
COMPETITION – PEOPLE
TUESDAY 9 MARCH
Hand in – President’s Theme
Zimanga, A Wildlife Photographer’s Dream
A return visit from popular professional wildlife photographer and tour leader Gary Jones.
Zimanga, in Kwazulu Natal in South Africa is the first wildlife reserve in Africa designed not just for Wildlife watching enthusiasts, but satisfies the needs and expectations of the modern wildlife photographer of all levels of expertise. Gary’s Presentation will talk about the different aspects of arranging the trip, the logistics of the reserve but more importantly the amazing wildlife spread across the 70 sq km of pristine Zululand bushveld including Lion, elephant, leopard and cheetah that roam freely across the reserve, that can be tracked down for unparalleled and memorable photographic experiences.
Please visit the main Programme page to book a ticket.
TUESDAY 16 MARCH
The Essential Guide to Low Light & Interior Photography – Part 2
Exposure & Metering
Framing & Lens Usage
Setting Up for specific subjects:
Sunset & Sunrise Dusk & Dawn Moon Aurora Borealis City Scapes at Night Illuminations etc
TUESDAY 23 MARCH
COMPETITION – PRESIDENT’S THEME
TUESDAY 30 MARCH
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO LOW LIGHT & INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 3
Post Production & HDR
Final Hints & Tips
Chester PS Members Keith Fitzpatrick & David Melville will then share some of their experiences with low light & interior shots:
David will be giving a brief talk on how he takes and processes images for high-contrast situations, using an example from a shoot at Liverpool Cathedral. He will cover the equipment he uses, shooting considerations and how to process for the best results.
Keith will show some of his images taken at borderline shutter speeds – hand held using very high ISO. He will also show shots where he could use a tripod.
Time permitting we will then ask members to share some of their own low-light and interior images.
TUESDAY 6 APRIL
The World of a Wildlife Photographer
David Boag has been a professional wildlife photographer for over 40 years. His first book ‘The Kingfisher’ was published in 1982 and since then he have gone on to photograph and write another 17 books.
This entertaining lecture spans 35 years of photography and takes us to 5 continents. Working his way through his career, David will bring us right up to date with his latest and most exciting project.
Please visit the main Programme page to book a ticket.
TUESDAY 13 APRIL
Our club President presents on a topic of their choice.
TUESDAY 20 APRIL 7.30
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
We have cancelled the Annual Dinner originally planned for today.
Accordingly, we have also brought forward the date of the Annual General Meeting to this evening.