Programme of Club and External Events


Jan
21
Tue
LichtVast Foto Club Exchange Image Upload
Jan 21 – Mar 14 all-day
LichtVast Foto Club Exchange Image Upload

This page is for uploading images for our exchange with LichtVast Foto Club.
For details and the upload form click the button below:



Jan
27
Mon
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



Feb
3
Mon
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

Feb
10
Mon
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.

Feb
17
Mon
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.

Feb
24
Mon
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



Mar
2
Mon
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.

Mar
9
Mon
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.

Mar
16
Mon
International Exchange with LichtVast Foto & Member’s Review
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The first part of our international exchange with LichtVast Foto where we can view and comment on their images.

Part 2 will be on April 6th when we will show our images and hear their comments.

After the break there will be an open discussion reviewing the season with refreshments.

Mar
23
Mon
Competition 7 (POY) – Looking Through – Diana Magor LRPS CPAGB BPE3* EFIAP/b MPSA
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Competition 7 (POY) - Looking Through - Diana Magor LRPS CPAGB BPE3* EFIAP/b MPSA @ Castle Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

The subject for our seventh competition is Looking Through, no doubt there will be lots of views through windows and doors but can you think outside the box?

Judge – Diana Magor LRPS CPAGB BPE3* EFIAP/b MPSA



Mar
30
Mon
Moments in Mono – Part 2
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Moments in Mono - Part 2 @ Castle Park Arts Centre

A return visit by Neil Hulme, a very accomplished monochrome photographer, to show us his latest work. Neil specialises in minimalist images using a long shutter speed.

For examples of his work visit his website here.

Apr
6
Mon
Programme and Competiton Reports plus LichtVast Foto images Part 2
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The evening will start with reports from Ian Stanley on the seasons presentations together with Pete Edwards reviewing the monthly competitions. This will be followed by part 2 of our International Exchange with LictVast Foto Club showing our images together with their comments.