Programme of Club and External Events

Competition 1 [poy] – Open – Judged by Ove Alexander CPAGB
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Competition 1 [poy] - Open - Judged by Ove Alexander CPAGB @ On Line

This will be our first on-line competition for the 2021/22 season.

The competition will be run on-line and therefore as a DIGITAL ONLY competition.

The Closing Date for entries is Sunday 5th September 11:45pm to allow for the images to be prepared and sent to our judge.

The subject for this competition is ‘Open’ so anything goes!

Judge – Ove Alexander CPAGB

RPS Talk ‘The Art of Macro’ – Tony North DPAGB BPE3* 2nd, APOY 2020
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UPDATE 2nd Sept – This meeting will now be held via Zoom, prices RPS DIG members free, everyone else £3 book on-line.

If you are interested in this event please keep an eye on the event page.

‘The Art of Macro’ with Tony North DPAGB BPE3* 2nd, APOY 2020

“In ‘The Art of Macro’ I will discuss the 7 challenges of macro photography & how to overcome them, including:

* getting close enough to take a shot

* achieving a fully sharp image

* creating a pleasing background

* composing a beautiful image

Along the way Tony shares his best images of insects in the field, as well as a few other small subjects.

For more information about Tony and to see some of his images go to his website


Get your Photographer’s Mojo back!
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm



Hi Everybody

I’m sure, like many of us, your photographic motivation may have taken a dip during the various lock downs.

This evening Marie will try to give you all a bit of a kick start with a presentation on getting you (photographer’s) mojo back.


We are going to have a short discussion  encouraging us all to keep motivated about our photography.

We are going to cover four Important  points:

  1. Pick a Subject
  2. Continue a Story
  3. 180 Degrees
  4. Minkkinen Method

I think these ideas are very cheap and simple to do.  All you need is your inner enthusiasm.

I am looking forward to sharing these ideas with you and your responses


How to prepare images for competition
Sep 27 @ 8:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Lynda is going to share her top tips for preparing images for competitions.

She has entered many internal and external competitions over the years has had great success.

She is going to guide us through the process for both PDI’s and prints.

I am  looking forward to this as I know it will be very informative session


Flat Lay, an introduction
Sep 27 @ 9:15 pm – 9:45 pm




We are going to investigate  ‘Flat Lay Photography’  in this session.  Its only short but I want to cover a number of points:

  • What is flat lay?
  • Why is it so popular?
  • How do you set up equipment
  • Where are these images used?
  • Flat lay as a fine art medium.

Hopefully after the session you will be able to experiment at home with the techniques.  Later in the season we hope to set up a practical session and also share your individual achievements.


Showcase 1 – Transport
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm







Peter and I would like members to send us some of their favourite transport images for our Showcase Evening.

Remember this is not a competition but a friendly and constructive way to share our work.

We will share them all with all our members who will be able to discuss them with the photographer in question.

You can send up to 5 competition sized images using the entry form below.

NOTE: This is a change to the details previously published, please use this form. The closing date is Sunday 26th Sept at 23:45.

We are really looking forward to seeing your work

Marie and Peter

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A Photographer who inspired me (Pecha Kucha)
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


This meeting is about the thousands of photographers that have been amongst us for over 150 years.  We see their work daily in all forms of media, in books, newspapers, magazines, billboards, computers, televisions, mobile phones and

photos now even have their own special galleries that explore current photographers and historical works.


We would like to choose a photographer whose has touched you in some way.  It may have influenced the way you have produced some of your own work or you’re thinking about a particular project.
It would be interesting to put them into a ‘PECHA KUCHA’ format so we can really concentrate their focus on their lives, works and exhibitions
The ‘Pecha Kucha’ —- This involves putting 20 images together on a theme, documentary, experiences or just 20 of you best photographic images.  These play in a slide show allowing 20 seconds for each image.  Then you chat about each slide for less than 20 seconds.   There are many examples online and below is links to how to make a Pecha Kucha using, ‘Power Point’. If you are unsure how to do it, please contact me as your images will look amazing when put into a simple slide show.
How to make a Pecha Kucha Slide Presentation
Hold control and click on the link to open it.

We would like you to share your favourite photographer. Showing a variety of their images, exploring their life and what impact they have had on you.
It would great if you could say a few words about their work, where you first saw them, why you liked them and how it made you feel.
If you do not fancy speaking, you can write me some notes and I will chat on your behalf.
I am looking forward to sharing your inspirational photographers. Send your inspirational images to the email address below.



Ansel Adams                                                            Ernest Hass                                                                       Don Mc’Cullin                                                                             Steve Mc Curry

   Cindy Sherman

  Philip – Lorca di Corcia

“Cityscapes and Contemporary Architecture” by Nigel Forster
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Learn how to photography our urban environment from grand vista to architectural detail: a Zoom presentation by Nigel Forster.

Nigel is a professional landscape and architectural photographer with a background in landscape and urban design. based in South Wales.

From wide cityscapes, to the dynamic lines of modern buildings, architecture is never short of subject matter. Nigel will look at photography of contemporary buildings from city wide to architectural detail and explore the photographic characteristics of modern building materials, both inside and out. He will also discuss techniques such as long exposure, use of perspective and night photography and see how effective they can be in photographing contemporary architecture.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.

Competition 2 [poy] – ‘Tychs’ – judged by Phil Mann
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Competition 2 [poy] - 'Tychs' - judged by Phil Mann

The competition will be run on-line and therefore as a PDI ONLY competition.

The Closing Date for entries is Sunday 10th October 11:45pm to allow for the images to be prepared and sent to our judge.

Judge – Phil Mann

This competition is about Diptychs, Triptychs and Polyptychs or, for simplicity, ‘Tychs’.
A polyptych includes more than three images.
You will combine the components of your ‘tych into a single image for each competition entry.

Seeing in Sixes
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


SEEING IN SIXES  1.11.2021

We had a great evening last year creating over thirty ‘Seeing in Sixes’ collections.  I hope to use some of those, and further ones produced this year to create an ‘e’ book so that we can share each other’s successes.

Society members must produce six images that have got a connection between them.  This can be subject, colour, style or story based.  Each set should have a short story, description or poetry attached to it to enhance the viewers understanding and enjoyment of the set.  Finally, all six images, words and a title should be placed on one large base in such a way that their story is complete.

I will post more detailed information later in the year.

Contact me at —







“But is it Art?” by Keith Snell PhD, EFIAP, EPSA, LRPS
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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But is it Art? A zoom presentation by Keith Snell PhD EFIAP EPSA LRPS.

This presentation addresses the age-old question of whether photography can be considered as ‘fine art’.

It also includes Keith’s personal exploration of the more creative genre of fine art photography involving impressionistic and other approaches.

Keith was born and raised in Chester but now lives in Cumbria and is a member of Keswick Photographic Society.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.

In the style of …
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WEEK 11     In the Style of an Artist 15.11.2021

Interpret skilfully and we can’t wait to see what you produce this year.  We will also try and collect the images together so that we can share them.

Imagination is Key!!!!!!!

Here are some artists that may be of interest and help you come up with a creation.

Pablo Picasso …

The Weeping Woman

Rene Magritte…

Well known for his bowler hats paintings.  Here in ‘Golconde’, could have a modern interpretation.  I can imagine Boris hanging over Parliament!!!!


L.S. Lowry…

Lots of industrial scenes which surely could be transformed from members scenes of Liverpool or Manchester and old industrial images on file.  Here on a wall.

  A Lancashire Village


Lots of dots from Georges Seurat

  Le Seine a La Grande


Animals and landscapes from E. Landseer ‘There is No Place Like Home’


Abstraction from Mark Rothko

   Red on Maroon

Georgia O’ Keeffe and  her abundance of styles and pictures.

  Jimson Weed


There are lots of other artists that could work well,

Salvador Dali,

Edward Munch…

Vincent Van Gogh


Hieronymous Bosh

Cy Twombly

J.W, Turner

George Stubbs

Henri Rousseau

P.A. Renoir

Good Luck Everyone

Contact Marie ——–