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Programme 2018

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

See our competition page to learn how to enter club competitions.

January 2018
01 Bank holiday
no meeting.
08 Practical night
with Gerry Gentry.

Hand in entries for externally–judged January’s competition.

15 Preparing images for competitions.
22 Externally-judged competition
judge: Mike Davis.
29 Picture improvement
with Gerry Gentry.

February 2018
05 L&CPU folio
12 Challenge evening
an evening to test your creative and photographic skills as part of a team.
19 Model night
led by Gerry Gentry - NB there will be a second setof lights available for practise.
26 Judging of the results from the Challenge Evening.

March 2018
05 Q & A
photographic questions to a panel.
12 Sports photography
George Franks shares his thoughts.

Hand in entries for externally–judged March’s competition.

19 A Complete Guide to Landscape Photography - Simon Watkinson
Simon will talk in depth about use and choice of Aperture, Exposure, choosing light, planning and use of tripod, illustrated with images of UK (Peak District) and Asia.
26 Externally-judged competition
judge: Tony Pioli.

April 2018
02 Bank holiday
no meeting.
09 Beccy Lane discusses her work.
16 Battle with Hyde PS
home - judge: Cy Newton.
23 Practical night
on-camera flash with Mike Lawrence.
30 Studio session
with Gerry Gentry (tutorial and practical).

Hand in entries for externally–judged May’s competition.

May 2018
07 Bank holiday
no meeting.
14 Externally-judged competition
judge: Nick Berentzen CPAGB BPE1.
21 "Odd Things"
talk by Dianne Seddon.
28 Bank holiday
no meeting.

June 2018
04 An evening with Adrian Lines
11 Outdoor shoot.
18 Outdoor shoot.
25 Outdoor shoot

Hand in entries for externally–judged July′s competition.

July 2018
02 Tony Pioli
Further to his recent visit as a Judge, Tony returns to talk about composition and will demonstrate his ideas and suggestions and will also set us a challenge, which he will judge on 22nd October.
09 Externally–judged competition
judge: Graham Currey.
16 Practical night
Macro with Gerry Gentry.
23 The Creative Power of the Monochrome Image - Simon Watkinson
Simon will cover all aspects of shooting black and white, from start to finish.
30 Mono practical night.

August 2018
06 Mono night appraisal
13 David Taylor
talks on the opportunities of Wild Life Photography. David's interests are mainly birds, insects, caterpillars etc. He is the owner of a farm at which he has built hides for nature photography and hires these out to photographers. He will demonstrate techniques and show examples of his work as a photographer etc.
20 tba
27 Bank holiday
no meeting.

September 2018
03 George Franks talks and leads a workshop on Table Top photography.

Hand in entries for September′s externally–judged competition.

10 L&CPU folio.
17 Externally–judged competition
judge: Mike Lawrence.
24 Annual General Meeting
and programme review.

October 2018
01 L&CPU folio.
08 Practical night
wild life
15 Three of a Kind
internal print competition.
22 Toni Pioli returns to give a friendly critique of work generated by his challenge issued in July.
29 Battle with Hyde Photographic Society
away at Hyde PS.

November 2018
05 Experimenting with light

Hand in entries for November′s externally–judged competition.

12 Penny Challenge
unmounted postcard size prints with the subject of "Musicals".
19 Externally–judged competition
judge: Keith Barber.
26 High Peak Trophy
home - judge: Christine Widdall.

December 2018
03 Knockout competition
light–hearted DPI internal competition.
10 An evening with
Gerry Gentry.
17 Christmas social evening.
24 Break
No meeting

We hope that you have a Merry Christmas!

31 Break
No meeting

We hope that you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2019!