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 very keen to restart the club in January 2021, but due to Covid-19 restrictions we will have to use Zoom for our meetings. We hope that we can resume “normal” meetings as soon as possible, but there is no guarantee of this, so our 2021 Syllabus will be a rolling one, and under constant review as restrictions hopefully improve.

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.

 

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6 May  

Members Evening - New Look Open Night 

This is an open zoom meeting for our members, and in an attempt to increase the enjoyment of these meetings and to help our members learn and develop new skills, this meeting will deal with a couple of topics requested by members:

The first topic is putting a border around an image. Peter and Richard, two of our experienced members, will both show how they do it, by the magic of screen share on Zoom.

The second is the use of the histogram, and myths surrounding it. Peter will give a talk based on that, to help our members understand this camera function to improve the quality of images.

This will be followed with an open discussion around these topics.

If there is time time left over members may be able to show and discuss their own images, as we have done in prevous weeks.

13 May  Inter-Club Competition 

 

We host the inter club competition with Swinton PS.

Ian Whiston will be the judge

 

20 May 

Lecture via Zoom

 

We welcome Jane Lines with one of her fascinating illustated lectures.

 

27 May  Critique Evening

 

Critique Open PDI Evening. 

Our guest is Brian Dunseath via Zoom

 

3 June  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. 

10 June  Lecture via Zoom

 

Steve Cheetham on "The Adventures of Monoman" by Zoom

 

 17 June Critique Evening

 

Critique Open PDI Evening.

James Hardy will comment on our images 

 

 24 June Lecture via Zoom 

 

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

Lee is a multi-award winning professional photographer from Preston.

https://ldsphotography.co.uk 

 

1 July  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. 

8 July  Lecture via Zoom 

 

An Evening with Steve Proctor

 

15 July  Critique Evening

 

Critique Open Print Evening. 

We invite Diana Magor to comment on our prints 

 

22 July  Critique Evening 

 

Critique Open PDI Evening.

We invite Alfred Brown will comment on our images 

 

29 July  Lecture

 

We welcome George Franks with his lecture:

"Sports Photography"

 

5 August  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. 

12 August  Charity Auction Evening 

You bring in and we sell items on the night, in this fun auction.

The money raised will be donated to our President's Charity, which this year is The Bolton Hospice

This meeting will be rearranged if we are not back at the Club meeting room

19 August  Critique Evening 

 

Critique Open Print Evening. 

We invite Alf Myers to comment on our prints 

 

26 August  Inter-Club Competition

 

We host the inter club competition with Wigan PS and Bolton Digital PS.

Nick Berentzen will be the judge 


2 September  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 September  Lecture

 

We welcome Dianne Owen with her lecture:

"A Touch of Creativity"

 

16 September  Critique Evening 

 

Critique Open PDI Evening.

Nick Hilton will comment on our images 

 

23 September  Critique Evening  

 

Critique Open Print Evening. 

We invite Graham Currey to comment on our prints 

 

30 September  Lecture

 

We welcome Stephen Cheatley with his lecture:

"Astro Photography" 

 

7   October 

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. 

14  October

Print Competition 

 

We invite Phil Garlington to judge the prints in our annual "Geoff Davies Competition" 

Phil Garlington is a professional photographer from Preston who specialises in Street Photography.

21 October 

Inter-Club competition

 

We host the keenly contested inter-club "battle" against Bury PS.

Rob Hockney will be the judge 

  

 28 October

Critique Evening

Critique Open PDI Evening.

Adrian Lines will comment on our images  

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.

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. 

11 November 

Lecture

 

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

  

 18 November Critique Evening  

Critique Open Print Evening. 

We invite someone special to comment on our prints 

  
25 November  Lecture

 

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

 

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 Inter-Club Competition  

 

The "Matching Image" competition with Stockport PS and Middleton CC 

 

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.

Our Syllabus for 2022 will be published here nearer the time

 

6 January 2022

13 January 2022   Annual General Meeting

Please support the Club and hear what we achieved during 2021, and our plans for 2022.

Our Syllabus for 2022 will be published here nearer the time

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