Jan – Apr 2021

In light of the Covid-19 situation, as of April 2020 the Committee foresees that we will not be able to host any in-person meetings before December 2020 at the earliest.

We hope that the programme below will run as advertised – but please understand the context in which we are presenting the information.

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 5 JANUARY 7.30 at Chester Golf Club

Hand in night – ‘Monochrome’

NEW YEAR DINNER

TUESDAY 12 JANUARY 7.30 at the Museum

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 at the Church

COMPETITION ‘MONOCHROME’

TUESDAY 26 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 2 FEBRUARY 7.30 at the Museum

new horizons in outdoor PHOTOGRAPHY

(c) Nick Hanson

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 Photographer of the Year 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 7.30 at the Church

COMPETITION – OPEN 3

TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 7.30 at the Church

Hand in – People

AN introduction to audio-visual

Jill Bunting, CPAGB/AV and John Smith, CPAGB, APAGB

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 7.30 at the Church

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 7.30 at the Church

COMPETITION – PEOPLE

TUESDAY 9 MARCH 7.30 at the Museum

Hand in – President’s Theme

Professional wildlife photographer and tour leader Gary Jones takes a break from the UK to explain how to get the most out of a safari using wonderful images from some of the workshops he runs in wildlife parks in Africa and India.

TUESDAY 16 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.

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TUESDAY 23 MARCH 7.30 at the Church

COMPETITION – PRESIDENT’S THEME

TUESDAY 30 MARCH 7.30 at the Church

Practicing on YOUR local viewpoints

(c) Mark Helliwell
(c) Mark Helliwell

Award winning landscape photographer Mark Helliwell knows all about local viewpoints here in Cheshire as he has just published a book about the county ‘Cheshire in Photographs’. He has won numerous awards and regularly contributes images to Getty and Alamy picture agencies.

Tonight Mark explains how to get the most out of your local viewpoints and explains how he captured some of the wonderful images in his book.

TUESDAY 6 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 13 APRIL 7.30 at the Church

PRESIDENT’S EVENING

Our club President presents on a topic of their choice.

TUESDAY 20 APRIL 7.30 at Eaton Golf Club

ANNUAL DINNER & PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES

TUESDAY 27 APRIL 7.30 at the Church

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING