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Evening meeting at Dovestones

Below: A great group photo taken by six year old Isabel, who accompanied her dad and other society members on the OPS outing to Dovestones (Saddleworth) on the evening of Thursday 22nd June. This is one of the earliest locations that our Victorian members visited and where founding member Samuel …

Awards Evening April 2016

28th April was our annual Awards Evening, beginning with a showing of all the award winning images from the past year’s competitions. Mike did a great job with the Pictures to Exe Presentation and presentation of awards to the winning photographers, those who were present and a couple who weren’t. …

Outing to Salford Quays

Seven members met at Salford Quays on Thursday last and were treated to some great light. Here are a few of Christine’s pictures for a starter. …followed by 4 from Kev Gamwell: Three from David Hall…. Four from Karen: …and last but not least, seven from Mike:

Summerschools

A big thank you to Gordon Jenkins for his very entertaining and informative beginners’ guide to working with RAW files, presented as the fourth in our series of five August Summerschools last night. So far this year we have covered: Week 1 – Colour theory with Gordon Jenkins. Week 2 …

Our Photo Trip to Salford Quays

In Salford Quays did OPS A stately photo shoot decree Where clouds brought forth the drizzle way Through lenses spotted, damp and grey Across the longest day Yes folks, our trip to Salford Quays was… a bit wet. In fact, very wet. Wet in that dull, uninteresting northern drizzle way. No …

After Dark Photography

Last night we had a fascinating talk by Dr Anthony Holloway who as well as being a keen photographer just happens to be Head of computing at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. We were treated to lots of photos taken ‘After Dark’ including the obvious for an astronomer, the moon and stars, star …

Rikki O’Neill Visit a Great Success

The Rikki O’Neill visit was a great success. What a great talent Rikki is!!! It is so rare to see such a variety of different styles to excite and inspire coupled with a very entertaining presentation style.  We were also pleased to welcome visitors from local clubs, even from Yorkshire! Thanks …

Rikki O’Neill Visit

The long-awaited visit by Rikki O’Neill, one of Scotland’s top creative photographers, was a fantastic event that I thoroughly enjoyed and seemingly did the 40 or so others who managed to join us for the evening. Be Inspired Rikki is an entertaining and inspirational speaker with a great sense of …

OPS Events Calendar

I have put together a Google Calendar with the all the OPS programme as know at the moment and I will update this as I get more dates. You may be wondering why bother as the programme is on the OPS website. The Google Calendar version has more dates in it so …

Photo Safari to Manchester

Hi All Larry has very kindly volunteered co-ordinate a trip out (he should get the use of his arm back soon 😉 Some members have expressed an interest in a photo safari to Exchange Square and the Corn Exchange Building. Such an excursion might concentrate on the buildings and architectural …

OPS Awards Night 16 Apr 2009

Here’s a reminder of last night’s awards evening. Thanks to all of you who came and made it such a good event. We missed our President, Mike, who was away judging at Lytham. Mike’s AV show, however, was present and correct and really good, in spite of me having to …

Battle Victory 23 October against OCC

About 12 members were present at the battle against Oldham Camera Club last Thursday and the rest of our members missed a treat! There were some excellent images on both sides, but there was no doubt that ours had the edge. At half time, after the prints,  the result was …

Change to published programme

Notice to members: We have made a change to the September meetings….due to work commitments, President Mike Lawrence will not be available to be with us on 18th September, so that meeting will now be just the L&CPU folio prints. We have moved the President’s evening light buffet supper to …

Schools Out For Summer (Feedback)

What a pity  the summer school is over – during the past month I have learned so much – remembering it is another matter – Firstly thanks to Chris and Mike for the shows a lot of preparation and hard work provided us us all with  four very entertaining and worthy …