Syllabus

The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography. 

After discussions with members of our Club Council and members of the Clergy at St Osmond’s Church, we are delighted to announce our future plans for the Club.

We will continue to meet on Zoom until 6 January, thereafter we propose that all meetings will be face to face back in the Church Hall.

We must continue to consider the health and well-being of all our members. 

Until we re-open for face to face meetings,we will arrange three different types of meeting:

One is a chance for members to show digital images, and other members constructively comment on the images.This type of meeting has been popular in the past as it gives members a chance to see images and offer constructive comments and discussions, and has improved understanding and built confidence in our members.

The second type of meeting is for a selection of PDI to be shown to someone from outside of the club, and they could comment on them. This would not be a full competition, so the images would not be scored out of 20 points. The guest could choose a “favourite” image or images, and give their reasons. This would be conducted like a "themed" competition, where there is no Advanced / Intermediate / Club Level status, and the topics of the 2020 Theme competitions could be used. Any image used by members during these virtual meetings can be reused in club competition once we return to actual meetings. This could be an advantage as it gives the members to chance to receive constructive comments which may be implemented before the image is later submitted to a “normal” competition.

The third type of meeting is a zoom presentation by a guest speaker. Zoom allows for each member to see the guest’s computer screen, so we can all see images as they form part of the lecture. A benefit of using  Zoom means we can invite guests from further afield than we would otherwise be able to, as they have no travel restrictions.

Our Syllabus for the remainder of 2021 and for the whole of 2022 is published here. Please check here regularly for the latest up to date information.

 

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Subject  

    

    

     

  

                                                  Speaker

 

     

                 

 

 

 

 

 28 October

Themed Critique Evening: "Triptych"

 

Critique Themed PDI Evening.

Adrian Lines will comment on our images all on the theme of "Triptych"  This is an image that is divided into three sections.

 

4 November 

Members Evening - Open Night 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

 

Further details will be published here nearer the time. 

 

11 November 

Lecture

 

Our very own Brian White returns from his travels to entertain us with his superb images and anecdotes.

To see Brians images please click on this link:   http://www.brianwhitephotography.co.uk/index.htm 

 18 November Lecture   

We welcome Chris Upton with his lecture: "Finding Beauty in Nature"

In this talk Chris demonstrate how to best capture the beauty of the landscape and the world around us. He shoots a variety of styles, from the wide sweeping vistas to the more intimate details of the landscape. Packed with advice for getting the most out of a shoot, from the way he plans it to seeking out the best light and constructing my compositions.

To see his images, visit Chris' website at:   https://www.chrisuptonphotography.com/

25 November  Lecture

 

We welcome back Craig Philip and Gisela Szaltoszlavek with their illustrated lecture: "Street Photography" 

Craig Philip and Gisela are published and exhibited social documentary photographers from Greater Manchester.

 

2 December Members Evening - Open Night  

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

If we are back in our meeting room you may need to bring your camera and tripod to enjoy the full benefit.

Further details will be published here nearer the time. 


 9 December Lecture

 

 We welcome David Keep with his lecture: "Sports Images with Impact"

In this talk David will share his approach to gaining access, technical  challenges on the day & post-processing. Sports covered include athletics, squash, tennis, boxing, cross-country horse jumping, speed skating, white water canoeing & several more.

 To see his images, visit Chris' website at:       http://www.davidkeepphotography.co.uk

 

 

16  December 

Annual Quiz 

Our Annual Quiz night for our members and their partners.

This quiz is lighthearted and fun, and  is not just about photography!

Please bring your wife / husband/ partner to join in the fun

23 December 

No Meeting

 

 

We wish our members and readers a Merry Christmas.

 

 30 December 

No Meeting 

 

We wish our members and readers a very Happy New Year.

We look forward to another full year of photographic fun and enjoyment.

 

 

6 January 2022

Lecture

 

Tracey Lund will be presenting her illustrated lecture on "Wildlife Photography"

Tracey is a multi-award winning wildlife photographer from Hull.

This lecture showcases many of her stunning images from around the world, backed up with her experiences.

To see her images visit her website  at:     https://traceylundphotography.co.uk/gallery/

This is scheduled to be our last meeting on Zoom, before we reopen face to face meetings.

 

13 January 2022   Annual General Meeting

 

We hope this will be our first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic struck. 

Please support the Club and hear what our plans are for 2022.

 

 

20 January

 

      Open PDI Competition No1 Judge: Will Stead 

 

27 January

 

      Guest speaker We welcome James Hardy, President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union 

 

3 February

 

       Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

10 February

 

      Lecture 

 

Margaret Salisbury presents her lecture "The Dragon in Monochrome"

Margaret is a member of the North Wales Photographic Association, and holds the EFIAP award and the APAGB for services to photography.

Margaret is one of only a hundred people to hold the prestigious - MFIAP (Master Artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art) distinction. She also holds two Fellowships of the Royal Photographic Society. She also holds the EFIAP award and the APAGB for services to photography.

 

 

17 February

 

      Open Print Competition No1  Judge: Keith Barber

 

24 February

 

      Lecture  

 

We welcome Lee Sutton with his lecture "My Photographic Journey" 

Lee is a photographer from the North West of England. It is hard to believe he only picked a camera up 8 years ago as we join him on a journey from nothing to today...

To see Lee's images please click on this link: https://ldsphotography.co.uk/ 

 

 

3 March

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

10 March

 

      Lecture  

 

Sheila Giles gives her lecture on all matters regarding Audio Visual presentations.

Sheila has travelled extensively to visit remote destinations in search of rare and endangered wildlife. She also produces audio visual sequences on both wildlife and other subjects.

She holds the CPAGB for photography, the DPAGB for Audio Visual sequences

This lecture is to prepare us for the Audio Visual competition later this year.

 

 

17 March

 

      Open PDI Competition No 2  Judge: Rebecca Entwistle

 

24 March

 

      Lecture  

 

Natasha J Bella will present her lecture ‘The Collaborative Approach.’

Natasha’s own unique experience as a freelance and commercial model, and as a photographer and educator, makes her especially qualified to explain what it takes to create powerful, arresting, and award winning images of models, from Fashion, to Fine Art Nude.

The lecture will be a 45 minute talk before a break. This will be followed by a one hour practical portrait demonstration.

You will need to bring your cameras to fully enjoy this evening.

Visit Natasha's website at:  https://www.natashajbella.co.uk/

 

 

31 March

 

      Theme Competition No 1  

 

The theme for this competition is "Rust"

Judge: Daryl Giles

 

 

7 April

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

14 April

 

      Inter Club Competition 

 

Bury host the first round of "The Bury Battle"

This meeting will start at 7.45pm and will be held in the function room at the Fishpool Liberal Club, 79 Nelson Street, Bury, BL9 9HX.

 

 

21 April

 

      Open Print Competition No 2 Judge: to be confirmed.

 

28 April

 

      Lecture  

 

Gary Gough entertains us with his lecture "Regurgitated photography nonsense on YouTube, and photography myths."

Gary’s business has evolved into three distinct fields of photography – Wedding, Portrait and Training. He provides the finest quality work in each area.

He also hosts a successful YouTube channel and Facebook group

His mission statement is: to create beautiful timeless images that reflect the meaning of everyday life. Photography should be special pieces of fine art to dress your walls.

To see some of Gary's images please click onthis link:   https://garygough.co.uk/gallery

 

 

5 May

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

12 May

 

      Lecture  

 

Andrew Brooks delivers his lecture on "The Constructed Image" 

Andrew is a Manchester based photographer who has worked with many clients over the past fifteen years in the UK and beyond. He has wide experience across many types of photography with a focus on landscapes, interiors, people photography and creative retouching.

To see some of Andrew's images please click on this link:   https://www.andrewbrooksphotography.com/about 

 

 

19 May

 

      Open PDI Competition No 3  Judge: Martin Pickles

 

26 May

 

      Theme Competition No 2 

 

The theme for this competition is "Steps"

Judge: to be confirmed

 

 

2 June

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

9 June

 

      Lecture  

 

We welcome Phil Barber with his lecture "Competition Photography" 

After leaving the Navy in the 1990’s, Phil returned to his love of graphic design, which he continues today, mainly working in magazine advertising, publishing and design.

He joined the highly successful Wigan 10 in 2014

To see Phil's images click on this link:https://wigan10.com/phil-barber-2/ 

 

 

16 June

 

      Open Print Competition No 3   Judge: James Hardy

 

23 June

 

      Lecture  

 

We welcome Nancy Lisa Barrett with her lecture "From Lancashire with Love"

Nancy is an award-winning North West Wedding Photographer from Chorley, and she is one half of a super husband and wife photography team. Their photography is a beautiful mixture of documentary, storytelling and reportage.

This lecture includes insight into how she started, the mistakes she made, real-life photos, and how she changed, with a look at some of her “other” photography.

To see Nancy's images please visit her website at: https://www.nancylisabarrettphotography.co.uk/

 

 

30 June

 

      Lecture  

 

Nick and Caroline Robertson amaze us with their lecture "Underwater Photography"

Nick and Caroline are a married couple and are conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. 

Click on this link to admire their stunning images:  https://www.frogfishphotography.com/

 

 

7 July

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

14 July

 

      Lecture  

 

Tony North presents his superbly illustrated lecture "The Art of Macro"

Tony demontrates his approach to photographing butterflies, damselflies and other minibeasts in the wild. He also includes a guide to taking great macro photos, and shows us his award winning images.

To see some of Tony's images please click on this link:   https://www.artofmacro.com/ 

 

 

21 July

 

      Open PDI Competition No 4  Judge: Alf Myers

 

28 July

 

      Theme Competition No 3 

 

The theme for this competition is "Reflections"

Judge to be confirmed

 

 

4 August

 

      Open Night 

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

 

11 August

 

      Charity Auction Evening 

 

We raise money to present to the President's Charity, which this year is The Bolton Hospice.

Please bring in items to be sold, not necessarily of a photographic nature.

 

 

18 August

 

      Open Print Competition No 4 Judge: to be confirmed 

 

25 August

 

      Lecture  We are currently finalising the details for this meeting.

 

1 September

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

8 September

 

      Lecture   We are currently finalising the details for this meeting. 

 

15 September

 

      Open PDI Competition No 5  Judge: Adrian Lines

 

22 September

 

      Lecture  

 

We welcome Dianne Owen with her lecture "A Touch of Creativity" 

Dianne is a photographic Artist, adding her own creative touch to the images. She covers most subjects, always looking for something different to explore and new ways of adding the magic to her work.

Dianne is an internationally multi award-winning print worker.  

To admire Dianne’s images please visit her website at: http://dianneowen.info/

 

 

29 September

 

      Theme Competition No 4  

The theme for this competition is "Portraits"

Judge: Jeremy Malley-Smith 

 

6 October

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

13 October

 

      Geoff Davies Print competition

 

This is a mono print competition in memory to one of our past Presidents.

Judge: to be confirmed 

 

 

20 October

 

      Open Print Competition No 5  Judge: Nick Hilton

 

27 October

 

      Inter Club Competition

 

We host the second round of "The Bury Battle"

Judge: to be confirmed

 

 

3 November

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

10 November

 

       Audio Visual Competition Judge: Sheila Giles

 

17 November

 

      Lecture  

 

We welcome our very own Brian White with his superbly illustrated and humourous lecture based on his latest journey. 

To see Brians images please click on this link:   http://www.brianwhitephotography.co.uk/index.htm 

 

 

24 November

 

      Theme Competition No 5  

The theme for this competition is "Old and New"

Judge: to be confirmed

 

1 December

 

      Open Night

 

At these evenings we use the skills of our more experienced members to help and assist other members, whilst all enjoying the fun.

Further details will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

8 December

 

      Inter Club Competition 

 The "Matching Image" competition between us and two other clubs.

Judge: to be confirmed

 

15 December

 

      Annual Fun Quiz 

 

Our Annual Quiz night for our members and their partners.

This quiz is lighthearted and fun, and  is not just about photography!

Please bring your wife / husband/ partner to join in the fun

 

 

22 December

 

       No Meeting We wish all our members and readers a Merry Christmas 

 

29 December

 

      No Meeting  We wish all our members and readers a Happy New Year 
5 January 2023       

 

Our 2023 Syllabus will be published here nearer the time.

 

 

                 
                 

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