Sept – Dec 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.

TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 7.30 at the Church (originally scheduled for 3 Sept)


Colin Jarvis MA Photo, FD Photo, PGCE, ARPS

No matter whether you are shooting long exposure landscapes or architecture, sometimes it just looks so much better in monochrome.

Tonight Colin explains how to take your mono images to the next level illustrating his presentation with his some of his own stunning B&W images in which he often utilises neutral density and graduated filters.

 Lancashire-based Colin is a professional photographer and educator specialising in landscape and architecture. He is a skilled practitioner in both digital and large format film photography, teaches in colleges and schools and runs specialist workshops and residential courses in both the UK and Europe.

(c) Colin Jarvis

TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 7.30 at the Museum


Bob Rowell, foreman at the Esholt sewage works, takes in the news that he will be laid off after nearly 30 years of service. (c) Ian Beesley

After completing art college, Ian Beesley returned to the sewage plant where he had worked as a teenager and took this image of his old boss, Bob Rowell. It marked the start of a remarkable career.

It marked the end of his working life and the beginning of mine‘ says Ian, best known today for documenting the industrial north, the decline of our manufacturing industries and more recently the nation’s health.

Tonight Ian looks back at some of the memorable images from his many books and decades of documenting working life across the industrial north.

Ian Beesley Hons FRPS

Ian Beesley is an award winning and internationally acclaimed artist and photographer. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in the collections of the National Media Museum Bradford, The Royal Photographic Society, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington and many other important national collections.
Ian is currently course leader for the MA in Photography at the University of Bolton.

“Ian Beesley is a photographer with a specific vision, meticulous observation, a journalists eye for detail and a poetic touch” –

Jane Richard (The Independent)

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 7.30 at the Museum

Hand in night – ‘1st OPEN’


Dr Tim Daly, MA, FRPS

Tim is the Deputy Head and Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Chester where he teaches on all levels of the BA Photography programme with special responsibility for practice based modules, and also contributes to the MA Fine Art programme.

Back by popular demand, tonight Dr Daly will provide expert advice on how best to plan and deliver a successful photographic project. That may involve preparing work for exhibition or how best to develop a panel for a Royal Photographic Society distinction award. 

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 7.30 at the Church


Craig Magee

Craig Magee is a commercial photographer who focuses on interiors and architecture for a variety of clients including bespoke kitchen manufacturers, accommodation providers and architectural practices

Tonight Craig will explain some of the key techniques essential in architecture and interior photography and provide insight into approaches to framing and exposure.

(C) Craig Magee

TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER 7.30 at the Church


Judged by John Bell, LRPS, CPAGB, AWPF, BPE3*

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 7.30 at the Museum


Wildlife photographer Gary Jones admits his passion capturing images of birds of prey and he’s clearly a master being able to turn his interest into a full-time profession.

Gary runs workshops in Wales, Scotland, the Nordics and anywhere else you’re likely to find raptors. Tonight he shares some of his favourite images and explains what lengths he went to to get them. Not to be missed!

TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 7.30 at the Museum

Hand in night – ‘2nd OPEN’


Chester-based Aquilino Moreno isn’t just a wedding and portrait photographer. He is more like a storyteller or a documentary photographer creating visual poetry out of simplicity and transforming ordinary moments into priceless memories.

Taking time away from his busy schedule, tonight he explains the influences that led him to develop his distinctive style and shares some of his practices that make him so sought after.

TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 7.30 at the Museum


The perennially popular annual competition between clubs across Cheshire, the Wirral and North Wales.

Judged by Paul Williamson LRPS

TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 7.30 at the Church


Judged by Rebecca Entwistle

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 7.30 at the Church


Members share the background of their entries into the 1st and 2nd Open Competitions. What worked, what didn’t and what will they do differently next time?

TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 7.30 at the Church

Hand in night ‘NATURE’

Straighten Up

Club member Richard Barrett explains how to prevent and correct converging verticals in architectural photography – and how his involvement in photographing Welsh chapels led him to be quite so knowledgeable on the topic.

Club member Ron Sutton shares images and stories from his travels ‘down under’.

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 7.30 at the Church


Mark Reeves LRPS is an outdoor photographer who specialises in portraying scenes in which the content has been made impressionistic or semi-abstract by means of one or more camera techniques. So expect to hear how to achieve success with techniques such as intentional camera movement (ICM), creating double exposures and improvising with diffusers in front of the lens.

When he is not out taking photographs, Mark is busy as national event organiser for the Royal Photographic Society Landscape Group.

TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER 7.30 at the Church


Judged by  Janice Barton CPAGB BPE3*

TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 7.30 at the Church


+ Audio Visuals from DEN FAWCETT

Club member Den Fawcett is a storyteller who creates audio visuals to illustrate projects that he finds interesting. Tonight Den is showing two very different presentations – the first about what he describes as a ‘boat graveyard’ and the second which is a study of graffiti produced by street artists interspersed with some of his own images to create new and often striking compositions.

Exactly what you need before you get stuck into the mince pies and sausage rolls.

TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER 7.30 at the Museum


Photographer Brian Law, ARPS, CPAGB, has a keen interest in the history of photography. Tonight he takes us through some of the work of the pioneering colour photographers which was done at a time when colour was seen as a vulgar novelty.

Then Brian returns to the present and shows just how these masters have influenced his own work.

Image: Walk with Soames, (c) Saul Leiter, 1958