Jan – Apr 19

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.

Click here to download a poster of the high-lights of our January – April programme

Tuesday 8th January [Chester Golf Club]

Competition hand-in – Monochrome

Buffet Supper

Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 7.30 pm [Museum]

The humanitarian vision

Jim Holmes FRGS


Jim is a British freelance documentary photographer. He has spent 30 years specializing in documenting humanitarian work worldwide, and especially the issues, needs, solutions and outcomes of the development process. His focus is the individuals and communities that are affected by these needs and changes and the challenges they face before and within this process.He has worked in almost 50 countries throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia including collectively living in Vietnam, Laos and Japan for over 20 years.

Documenting social and economic development issues includes current and emerging topics affecting communities and economies as they struggle with either post disaster or conflict reconstruction or for the opportunity to be lifted from poverty by the remapping of the global economy.

Jim has extensive experience working for bilateral agencies such as the IFC, United Nations agencies including WFP, UNICEF, FAO, UNCDF, UNDP, UNEP, and WHO. He has worked with numerous international non-government organisations that manage projects worldwide on issues as diverse as access to water in Laos through to preschools in Mongolia.


Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Monochrome Competition (Prints & DPI)

Judge : Les Hitchcock

 Tuesday 29th January 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition hand-in Open 3

Talks by members on their Nature & Monochrome competition entries.

Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7.30 pm [Museum]

Landscapes, Cityscapes and Imagined Views

Andrew Brooks

Andrew is interested in the history and stories of locations. Getting lost among and within the buildings, cityscapes and landscapes; he archives the forgotten spaces to tell the tales of these sites.


Taking inspiration from paintings within the Romantic era, he uses small details and studies of the landscape to create larger scale works that become his interpretation of that particular location. Through the process of building images, he aims to capture the forms and rhythms of nature and the city. Often as imagined or re-imagined scenes, he aims to create a heightened sense of place that feeds into the audience’s interaction with the work.

In his practice he uses photography, film and digital technology as a prism for seeing and experiencing the world, particularly the natural and urban landscape. He then processes and builds on what he’s recorded, presenting this to an audience through immersive experiences.


Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition (Prints & DPI) – Open 3

Judge : Steve Carr

 Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition hand-in – People

Making HDR work

Justin Garner

From an early age Justin had a fascination in natural history, birds in particular. This led him to photograph and document nature. He saw the potential and beauty of photography and decided to pursue it seriously 7 years ago. Over that time he has developed his skills in a wide variety of subjects. He enjoys all aspects of photography and work on many styles including portraits, wildlife, landscapes and abstracts.

This talk aims to develop an understanding into High Dynamic Range (HDR) images, his approach to creating them and what to look for when picking a subject.


 Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

A Sense of Perspective

Derek Randall

Derek is a professional photographer based in Cheshire, covering Weddings, Portraits, Publicity, Events, Landscapes, and Fine Art.


 Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition (Prints & DPI) – Subject : People

Judge : Rob Millin

 Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 7.30 pm [Museum]

Competition hand-in – President’ theme “Low light”

Bebington Salon of Photography


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 19th March 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Success with snow

Dave Butcher 

Kindly supported by Ilford Photo and their parent company Harman Technology


Since 2004, Dave has been a full-time professional photographer, darkroom printer and author specializing  in black and white photography. He gained his training during the time he spent at Ilford  Photo where he was responsible for their technical newsletter. He is a member of the High Peak Artist’s Association with permanent exhibition space in Buxton.

This presentation focuses on the challenges of winter photography, particularly how to take and print stunning snowscapes.


 Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Competition – President’s Theme

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

 Judge TBA

 Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 7.30 pm [Museum]

Underwater Photography: Art & Technique

Nick Robertson-Brown FRPS

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Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a dynamic husband and wife team of underwater photographers, photo-journalists and authors. They both have honours degrees from Manchester University in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively.

Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has a DipEd in teaching. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour. They are both multiple award winning photographers and along with 3 books published, they feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press. They work as Underwater Photography Editors at Scubaverse. Both are passionate about marine conservation and are UK Ambassadors for Sharks4Kids..


 Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Talks by members on their Open 3, People & President’s Themed competition entries.

 Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 7.30 pm [Church]

President’s Evening

The President presents a topic of his choice.

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 7.30 pm [Eaton Golf Club]

Annual Dinner & Presentation of Trophies.

 Tuesday 30th April 2018 at 7.30 pm [Church]

Annual General Meeting