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. 

We are delighted to announce our future plans for the Club now that club has re-opened for face-to-face meetings.

Our Syllabus for the whole of 2022 is published here. 

Please check here regularly for the latest up to date information.

 

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                                                  Speaker

 

     

                 

 

 

 

 

 

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 on this 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.

At his meeting club member Peter Thomasson will be giving his entertaining and informative lecture entitled "Photoshop, Easter Eggs and Bananas"

He will be looking at a variety of Photoshop tools, including curves, the calibration tab, colour matching (by popular request), dodging and burning, and layers.

 

 

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: Chris Boyes

 

 

2 June

 

      No Meeting

 

There is no meeting tonight as the Church is closed in respect to Her Majesty the Queen.

Tonight is the start of a bank holiday weekend to celebrate her glorious Platinum Jubilee reign

 

 

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.

 We will be having a look at images in RAW verses Jpeg images, which is best and why, and how to edit both formats. 

We will be having a lecture on "Actions" in Photoshop, which will save time when you edit your images.

We will also demonstrate how to resize an image during the editing process, and show how to add a border to enhance an image.

 

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: Diana Magor

 

 

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.

We will be giving lectures on Focus Stacking, and explain how and why to do it 

We will also have a lecture on HDR techniques, with an explanation and demonstration, to improve your images.

 

 

 

11 August

 

      Lecture 

 

We welcome Lee Sutton with his lecture “My Photographic Journey”

Lee is a multi-award winning photographer from the North West of England. He shoots weddings, lifestyle portraits, sport, wildlife, street, landscapes and pretty much anything.

It is hard to believe Lee only picked a camera up 8 years ago. We join him on a journey from nothing to today...

To enjoy Lee’s images, visit his website at: https://ldsphotography.co.uk/

 

 

18 August

 

      Open Print Competition No 4 Judge: Les Hitchcock 

 

25 August

 

      Lecture 

Craig Philip and Gisela Szlatoszlovak present their lecture "Street Photography"

Both Craig Philip and Gisela are published and exhibited social documentary photographers from the North West of England.  

 

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.

Jeff Griffiths willl present a lecture on how to do a triptych.

This is desinged to be of help to our members in advance of the Triptych theme competition on 24 November

 

 

8 September

 

      Lecture  

 

An evening with Christine Widdall.

Christine is a very talented multi award winning photographer, and this will be an enjoyable and interesting lecture. 

 

 

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.

We will be looking at Infra red photography, and discuss how and why to use this technique.

We will be giving our members the opportunity to say what they want for next year's "Open Nights"

 

 

 

13 October

 

      Geoff Davies Mono Print competition

 

Tonight’s meeting is a competition in fond memory of Geoff Davies, who was a former President of this Camera Club.

A highly regarded photographer from Bolton, Geoff specialised in black and white prints on street photography.

Judge: Phil Garlington

 

 

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: Rob Hockney

 

 

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.

Wewill be giving a practicle demonstration on speedlights and discuss how nad when to use them.

This will be followed by a portraiture session, taking part in the "studio" we can set up using club equipment.

To obtain the full benefit of this meeting please bring your camera, not forgetting to charge your batteries beforehand!

 

 

 

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 "Triptych"

The topic of the3 images is up to the author, but they must be presented as a Triptych

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.

At this meeting we shall look back at the "Open Nights" held during the year and repeat any lecture that our members want. We will aslo have a Q and A session to hear what our members want for the "OpenNights" next year 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

                 
                 

A photograph taken by one of our members

News Flash

Bury Battle Result

The Review of our success at the April Bury Battle can be read here

Mathers display

We are grateful to the manager and staff at Mathers for allowing us to display prints. Please click here for info.

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