Programme of Club and External Events

Welcome to our 2024/25 Season! @ Frodsham Community Centre
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Welcome to the new 2024/25 season!

Come along and see how our members got on over the summertime.

Subscriptions are now due.

We will be showing a slideshow of images taken in June on our photo walk in Leeds with Glenys Garnett.

It’s already looking like an exciting season ahead!

Diversions on Reality – a talk by Theodore Kefalopoulos @ Zoom
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our season starts with a zoom presentation by Theodore Kefalopoulos on the subject of “Long Exposure”.

There could be some interesting suggestions here that you could use for the “Shadows and Reflections” competition.

Storytelling / Neo-Luddites @ Frodsham Community Centre
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Two members will be showcasing their images this evening.

  • Storytelling by Liz Kenny
  • Neo-Luddites: Film in the 21st century by Leo Kidds

Two very different showcases. Leo will follow this up with a second session in a few weeks time.


Exploring Lightroom’s Dusty Corners / Show & Tell @ Zoom
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_16581" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brian Lunt – Very Highly Commended[/caption]

This evening will be in two parts.

First, Andrew Williams will be exploring some of Adobe Lightroom’s less obvious features.

Then after the tea break Liz Kenny will run a “Show & Tell” session where members can share and talk about  their images over zoom. If you need help in sharing a screen on Zoom, please let Liz know in advance and help can be given.

Members Evening in 3 parts @ Zoom
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Three for the price of one this evening!

Our new chairman, Vince Scriven, will open the evening and present his “View from the Chair”.

This will be followed by a personal showcase entitled “Bridges” presented by Phil Griffiths.

Finally we will see a slideshow of images taken by members who went to see the dinghy racing at West Kirby, “The Wilson Cup”.


Open Competition (POY) @ Frodsham Community Centre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_16603" align="alignnone" width="300"] Delena Harris[/caption]


The first opportunity this season to test some of your images in competition. Don’t forget we are having both PDI and Print competitons this season, it would be great to see your print entries.

You can enter a maximum of 4 images in any mixture of PDI and Print. remember that the PDIs need to be 1600 x 1200 pixels for this season.

There is no theme, so just enter your best pictures.

This is competition 1 and the closing date for this event is 16/09/24

The judge for this competition is TBA.

The Power of the Headshot by Nick Gregan @ Zoom
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our second external presentation of the season.

Nick Gregan is a specialist headshot photographer in London. He will be your guide to all things about headshots and headshot photography.

Mix and Match Competition (Ellesmere Port) @ The Whitby Club
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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As this is the closing date for Competition 2 prints will be accepted at Ellesmere Port. If you do not intend to be there and want to enter prints, please let Brian Lunt ( know and alternative arrangements can be made.


Mix & Match Competition

Each year we hold a fun ‘Mix and Match’ competition with Ellesmere Port P.S.
We alternate hosting this between the club and this year it is their turn to host the evening..

The event is always a lot of fun with lots of banter and attempts to influence the judge (not usually successful!).


The basic rules are as follows:

The room is set up with two screens and projectors. The first club displays an image, the second club then displays an image that ‘matches’…this could be content, colour, shape etc. If the judge agrees that there is a match the second club is awarded a point, if there is no match then the first club receives the point. There is also a point awarded for the better image in each round….ie two points awarded for each of the thirty rounds. Clubs alternate in displaying the first image in each round. Each club is only allowed 30 images. There is only a short time to choose your matching image.

When selecting the 30 images we need to try to have some that are difficult to match (when it’s our turn to display first) and a selection of ‘matchable’ images when we try to match theirs.

We will need 30 DPIs most of which will be selected form competition entries, however, we also need some unusual or quirky images. They are not the sort you would usually enter in a competition so we are asking you to upload any suitable images you may have. The key thing is that they should be difficult for the other club to match so bear this in mind.

Further details and uploading arrangements will be announced nearer the time.

Travels in the Antipodes / Old Negatives @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_15565" align="alignleft" width="275"] Delena Harris Very Highly Commended[/caption]

Personal Showcase Evening

For the first part of the evening Delena Harris will show us a selection of her images from her “Travels in the Antipodes”.

This will be followed by some practical tips from Leo Kidds on how to scan your old negatives and slides into a digital format.

Shadows and Reflections Competition (POY) @ Frodsham Community Centre
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_16088" align="alignnone" width="300"] Lynda Haney – Highly Commended[/caption]

The theme for competition 2 is “Shadows and Reflections”.

Just use your imagination for this but remember that either the shadows or reflections should be the main focus for the image.

PLEASE NOTE: On the hand in date (Monday 21st October) we will not be meeting at Frodsham as it is the night of the Mix and Match competition at Ellesemere Port where there will be a print box for collecting entries but, if you wish to enter prints and will not be at Ellesmere Port, there will be alternative arrangements announced nearer the time,

Competition 2, closing date for entries 21/10/24.

The judge for this competition is TBA.

Passion for Wildlife by Kevin Pigney DPAGB @ Zoom
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An external presentation via zoom. Kevin Pigney DPAGB talking about “Passion for Wldlife”.

Kevin Pigney

Visions in Verse, an evening of Poetry and Photography @ Frodsham Community Centre
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Visions in Verse

This will be a very interesting evening of Poetry and Photography.
This is a new departure for the society and is in fact a collaboration with the Castle Park Writers Group.

We’re hoping that the poets will read their compositions out loud and we will document them with photographs.

We have had a “Summer Challenge” amongst our members to enable this evening to happen.

Come and see what our members have been up to … or just to listen to some poetry.