Programme of Club and External Events

Wildlife Or Is It? with Lynda Haney @ Zoom
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Change to the programme

Lynda will be giving us a new talk “Wildlife Or Is It?” in which she will show us her wildlife images, talking about the how where, when and why of making them. The ‘Or is it’ in the title refers to the fact that not many are straight images, which will not surprise most of you who know Lynda’s work. They look like wildlife shots but Lynda has helped them along the way so they are not nature or wildlife competition images.

Comp. 1 Open Competition (POY) CD 18/9/23 @ Frodsham Community Centre
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

121 - HarvestThe first opportunity this season to test some of your images in competition. Don’t forget we are having both PDI and Print competitors 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.

The judge for this competition is Sue Freeman.

The Power of Imagination @ Zoom
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This is an external presentation, The Power of Imagination, given to us by one of the leading exponents of macro photography, Wim Vooijs.

This will be free to members but non-members can join us by purchasing tickets through Eventbrite.

Wim Vooijs

Shy Demoiselle


Mix and Match Competition 2023 CD 5/9/23 @ Frodsham Community Centre
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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.

Please upload up to 6 images by clicking on the button. The closing date is not until the 5th of September but we need to start planning now.

On the night Lynda Haney will coordinate the entries and do all the “hands on” with the laptop, with the help of another (to be assigned).

The judge for the evening will be John Smith APAGB, CPAGB, Hon LCPU

Summer Retrospective @ Zoom
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We will be looking at images made by members over the summer and sharing the stories behind the pictures.

Click the button below to upload your images.

The Call of the Seas @ Zoom
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Call of the Seas @ Zoom

French photographer Julie Bourges talks about her women and sea project depicting strong women who are challenging traditional boundaries.

Julie Bourges lives between Rennes and Paris. In 2021, she received support for documentary photography from the CNAP (the French National Centre for Visual Arts) for her entire project on women and the sea. In 2022 she won a major photographic commission from the National Library of France for her project on women fishermen in France.

As a child, Julie spent long hours reading and imagining other worlds. Today, Julie’s photography is inspired by artists who blur the boundaries between reality and dreams.

Julie works in series of images, initially very introspective until two chance encounters began her fascination with telling visual stories of women and the sea. Her first series ‘After The Hand of the Witch’ was inspired by the story of Cécile, a young woman shipwright in French Catalonia, followed by “Les eaux-fortes”, following in the footsteps of women working as fishermen.

Julie continues to tell the intimate odysseys of women, long confined to protective figures at the prow of boats, who by taking to the sea free themselves from ancestral beliefs by the strength of their bodies.



Comp. 2 – Landscapes (POY) CD 16/10/23 @ Frodsham Community Centre
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Themed competition on “Landscapes”, from wide  views through to the intimate landscape, colour or monochrome, the choice is yours.

The judge for this competition will be Martin Pickles.

Presentation – Still Life @ Zoom
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Presentation evening.

Our presenter on this evening is Philip Woolway talking to us about “Still life”.

Processing Nature Images in Lightroom & Topaz @ Frodsham Community Centre
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An introduction to Lightroom and Topaz by our member Maggie Bullock, specifically based around how she processes her nature images.

Panel Evening @ Frodsham Community Centre
Nov 20 @ 8:45 pm – 9:30 pm

This will be a half-session where we can review a few panels put together by some of our (new) members.

Postcards Showcase @ Zoom
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This is a non-competitive showcase evening themed on “Postcards”.


Comp. 3 – Macro or Close-up (POY) CD 20/11/23 @ Frodsham Community Centre
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Themed competition, Macro or Close-up.

Here’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with insects, flowers or still life subjects.
No need to own a macro lens, many other lenses can focus really close.

The judge for this competition will be John Riley.