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. 

Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions we use Zoom for our meetings. We hope that we can resume “normal”  face to face meetings as soon as possible, but as there is no guarantee of this, 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. 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.

 

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30 September  Lecture

 

We welcome Stephen Cheatley with his lecture  "Astro Photography" 

Stephen has been a passionate photographer for many years, starting back in the film days. Learning to use a camera so early meanshe has built up a lot of experience in photographing a wide variety of subjects.

He also has a strong following on his YouTube channel where he is known as "Starman"

Stephen  has had many images from his home town of Blackpool published in national newspapers.

 

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.

This evening we will have mini lectures from three of our experienced members. Each will give a different presentation on landscape photography.

They will talk about how to choose a location, how to set up to take the images and how to process the image subsequently - with examples.

This will be followed by members showing a few of their images and a brieif critique / discussion on them by other members.

 

14  October

Print Competition 

 

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

Phil Garlington is a professional photographer from Preston who specialises in Street Photography.He has studied advertising photography, commercial photography and industrial photography.

Phil believes that the power of a picture is not merely what is shows, but ultimately what it says.

21 October 

Inter-Club competition

 

 

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

Rob Hockney will be the judge 

  

 

 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.

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 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'

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

  
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

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 for 2022.

Our Syllabus for 2022 will be published here nearer the time

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