Programme of Club and External Events

Competition 4 (POY) – Street Life – Judge Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/s DPAGB BPE4*
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Competition 4 (POY) - Street Life - Judge Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/s DPAGB BPE4* @ Castle Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Our fourth competition of the new season takes the subject Street Life so bring out all those candid pics.

Judge – Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/s DPAGB BPE4*

Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Xmas Social CANCELLED @ Castle Park Arts Centre

It seems that the chosen date for the Christmas social is not suitable for many members and expressions of interest are less that was expected so, regretfully, the event as planned has been cancelled. An alternative get together is being explored and details will be circulated later.

Introduction to Close Up & Macro photography plus Folio 3
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Introduction to Close Up & Macro photography plus Folio 3 @ Castle Park Arts Centre

For our image swap with LictVast Foto this year the subject will be “Macro and Close Up”. We want to encourage entries from all our members. You may be put off this style of photography, thinking you need lots of expensive equipment but excellent close up images can be made with almost any camera and lens. Andrew will take you through the basics and show what can be achieved with the minimum of equipment. 

After the break, Ian will be presenting the third L&CPU Portfolio session for the season. This is a great chance to see prints which have scored well in competition, much better than looking at them on line.

Confessions of a Wedding Photographer
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Wedding Photographer in Leicester January’s presentation is by professional wedding photographer Lee Glasgow. Lee will be talking about his approach to wedding photography illustrated with example of his work.

Lee says – “I see so many kinds of personalities during my wedding career from the barking mad to the painfully shy and I love them all, even the grumpy ones. If I wasn’t a wedding photographer I would love to see myself as a psychologist as I find people’s minds intriguing with all the different backgrounds and cultures, but this may be because I’m nosey too.

I have two aims for my business:
1. To have a sustainable business that allows me to grow as a photographer, and create works of art for my clients.

2. To have bloody good fun achieving the above.”


Table Top Photography
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Table Top Photography @ Castle Park Arts Centre

Following the successful member’s event last season we have again arranged an evening of table top photography.

Members will bring items as subjects, basic lighting, lightboxes etc. for you to try. All you need is your camera, tripod and any lighting you wish to use.

Competition 5 (POY) – Open 2 – Judge Janice Barton
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Competition 5 (POY) - Open 2 - Judge Janice Barton @ Castle Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Our fifth competition of the season takes the subject Open so any type of image is fine.

Judge – Janice Barton

Member’s Print Panels
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Member's Print Panels @ Castle Park Arts Centre

Five of our club members will display and discuss a panel of their prints.

The choice of images will be up to the presenters and reflect more of their personal style compared with the competition prints we usually see.

The presenters are Andrew Williams, Barrie Howarth, Marie Aldridge, Nicky Higgens and Vince Scriven.

…. and mine might not be all bikes … or maybe it will! Andrew

Perpetually in Motion
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Perpetually in Motion @ Castle Park Arts Centre

Claire Carter’s interest in nature photography grew from a desire to record special moments to inspire her paintings. From this has grown her passion to capture the way light transforms a scene and to share those fleeting and unique moments.

She also claims it is a wonderful excuse to just “be” in places that take your breath away and that standing for hours watching the effect of light on a scene is like watching a drama unfold.

During the last 20+ years her photographs have been used in a wide range of publications and her work has been acknowledged in international photography competitions. She also has had articles published in photography magazines and holds exhibitions.

For more about Claire’s work visit her website.

Showcase of Member’s Projects
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Showcase of Member's Projects @ Castle Park Arts Centre

An evening showcasing members projects.

The projects were assigned at the start of the season and members have been invited to take photographs on this theme.

For a full list of assignments see here.

Competition 6 – The Seasons (POY) – Judge Phil Mann
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Competition 6 - The Seasons (POY) - Judge Phil Mann @ Castle Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Our sixth competition of the season takes the subject The Seasons so you have four to go at!

Judge – Phil Mann

Annual 3 way Battle with Northwich and Mid Cheshire clubs
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual 3 way Battle with Northwich and Mid Cheshire clubs @ Helsby Community Centre

Hosting of our annual 3-way battle with Northwich and Mid-Cheshire Photographic Societies rotates around the three societies and this year it’s our turn.

We will be meeting at Helsby Community Centre.

The competition is closely fought and this year will be judged by Keith R Barber FIScT CPAGB LRPS

Please come along and support the club, it’s always a good night out!

NOTE There will be no meeting at the Arts Centre this week.

Presentation – An Evening with Joe Wainwright
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Presentation - An Evening with Joe Wainwright @ Castle Park Arts Centre

Based in North East Wales, Joe is an award-winning professional garden photographer, also specialising in producing creative and inspiring heritage, lifestyle and tourism images.

He is a member of the Garden Media Guild and Professional Garden Photographers’ Association. His images are widely published and he has won awards in the 2018, 2016 and 2015 International Garden Photographer of the Year competitions. He’s also a National Garden Scheme registered photographer and represented by GAP Photos, Alamy and National Trust Images.

He provides one-to-one tuition on garden photography techniques for beginners and more advanced photographers, please contact directly for further information.

Publications, organisations, designers and gardens that have used my photographs include:

The English Garden • The Garden Magazine • Gardeners’ World Magazine • Gardens Illustrated • House and Garden • Garden Design Journal • Outdoor Photography • Amateur Gardening • Garden News • Garden Answers • Countryfile Magazine • Period Living • Daily Telegraph • Daily Mail • Cheshire Magazine • Cheshire Life • Weranda Magazine (Poland) • Garden Style (USA) • W I Life Magazine • Advanced Photographer • Cotswold Life • Bradt Travel Guides • The RHS • The National Trust • Visit Britain • Visit Wales • CADW • National Gardens Scheme • Wildflower Turf Ltd • Jane Peterson Garden Design • Blue Tulip Garden Design • Paul Richards Garden Design • North Wales Tourism • Paskett Public Relations Ltd • Marketing Cheshire • Cheshire West and Chester Council • Cheshire Gardens of Distinction • Enjoy Staffordshire • The Sandstone Ridge Trust • Arley Hall and Gardens • Bodnant Garden • Cholmondeley Castle Gardens • Dorothy Clive Garden • Trentham Gardens • Wollerton Old Hall Garden

The evening will be a showcase of his work.