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 …

Showcase – Mike Lawrence

This is a shot I got the other day at Uppermill (Yorkshire Day). I have cropped in very tight for this image. He is one of the Civil War re-enactment group. Any thoughts anyone? Its working title (and may even be final title) is “Pipe Dream” Ken Nolan Said: I …

Summer Schools

We have now had three of our four Summer Schools. Last week was a change of pace from the head splitting intermediate level I gave to the less straining but still most enlightening beginners level so delightfully presented by Christine. I even learned some new tricks myself. Christine managed to …

Discussion topic

Some ideas to ponder and discuss. The French writer and Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus said: “The artist re-creates the world to his own image.” (One for Mike) “Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.” (One to get Sheila ranting perhaps!)

Preparation of Images for Projection

The recent tutorial by Mike included the topic of resizing images for projection. This reminded me of a note that Gordon Jenkins and I produced for the L&CPU website and published in May. I have updated this to refer to the OPS image size requirement of 1400 x 1050 (which …

Summerschool

Last night’s meeting went well, the first of our “summer school” sessions, intended to address some of the learning needs within the society. It was well attended and I am sure that everyone picked something up or re-learned something they had once known but forgotten! Mike spent the first hour …

Showcase – Chris Widdall

Here’s one for comments and suggestion of a title. At the moment its working title is “The Angel and the Vampire”.             After comments from Ken, here is version 2. I have brightened the vampire’s face, toned down the lighter windows a bit and brightened …

Live by the Lens, Die by the Lens

Could be a great epitaph eh? Are you keen on old films, Hollywood greats, film stars, portrait photography? Do you want to see the work of master photographers of their era? Or do you reminisce about beach holidays at Blackpool and Southport? All of that and more can be seen …

Favourite Kit

We all know that it’s not what you use but the way that you use it! but many of us have a few favourite bits of kit that we wouldn’t like to part with in a hurry. These are 2 of mine:- My Sigma EX 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. It’s …

LOOKING FOR TROUBLE

Well not really but at least I got your attention and this blog needs a kick start so here goes – firstly my spell checker  will hopefully convert my words to words you will all understand (it might be the across the pond version though)  I am dyslexic and you will need to ignore …

A Diamond is Forever

A special celebration took place yesterday evening to begin our print battle meeting against Rochdale PS. Member Harold Archer and his wife Joyce (Mum and Dad to me!) were celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. We showed an AV celebrating their marriage and Kath Clinton presented a lovely bouquet of flowers …