Time and Place

Meetings are at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Our normal meeting place is the North Chadderton Conservative Club (The Blue Club), Victoria Street, Chadderton OL9 0HH. At present, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are only meeting online. See programme of meetings below.

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MonthDayZOOM MEETING details - will be emailed to all members in time for the meeting.
Apr9Trial of Zoom and Online OPS Meetings
16Macro, Hand in for Appraisal
23On-line Q&A
May7On-line Q&A
14Spring Flowers & Garden Birds Gallery, Hand in for 1st Quarterly
21David Keep ARPS CPAGB BPE4 PROJECT BASED APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY - producing images with the Wow factor
28First Quarterly Judging - by Nigel Plant - with Zoom
June4Photography Talk with Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP
11Colour Red Gallery
18What's in your Bag - Member Talk
25Appraisal PDI
July2"Architecture" Les Forrester BA Hons photo, ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE3
9"Passion for Photography" - Chris Upton ARPS
162nd Quarterly - Judged by Keith Barber FIScT CPAGB LRPS
23"Lighting the Subject" with Gavin Taylor
30Appraisal - Documentary photographs only (please see the OPS Annual Competitions Rules for definition)
Aug6Summerschool: Better Macro Photography - with Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE APAGB HonLCPU
13Summerschool: Photoshop Composites - with Eddie Leach CPAGB
20Summerschool: Photoshop - cutting out without cutting out - with Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP
27 Appraisal
Sept3"Mono Moods" Colin Jarvis MA Photo, FD Photo, PGCE ARPS
10An Evening with Barbie and Russell Lyndsay MPAGB EFIAP FBPE
17President's Evening - Speaker - Steve Proctor DPAGB BPE5*
24AGM - by Zoom Meeting - Followed by presentation of awards from this year's annual competitions (Christine will hold them up to the camera and everyone will applaud) - followed by a slide show of the awarded images from the event presented by Mike Lawrence.
Oct1Presentation of latest folios from L&CPU
8Texture Aftermath - Pictures using a texture on them - upload your images to the portal
15Mike Martin AFIAP AWPF - "It is not what you make it is what you see".
29Photoshop Composite Challenge Aftermath - upload your images to the portal
Nov53rd Quarterly Results - Judged by James Hardy CPAGB LRPS
12Jenny Hibbert MPAGB, EFIAP AWPF- "Wildlife photography essentials".
26High Speed Flash Photography - Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP
Dec3Tony North BPE3 CPAGB The art of Macro
10The Square Crop - trying to make things in a square - Gallery
17Christmas Party - Social Night / Quiz
24Closed Christmas Holidays
31Closed Christmas Holidays
Jan 20217Night Photography
14Critique Night with a judge - Peter Jones ARPS DPAGB BPE3 Nature
21High Speed Flash photography - aftermath
28Appraisals Landscapes & Open
Feb4Battle with Rochdale CC & IOM - Zoom
114th Quarterly Competition - Jeremy Malley-Smith LRPS DPAGB BPE2
18Alan Saunders - Wildlife Talk
25Mono reflections - Gallery aftermath - Colin Jarvis MA Photo, FD Photo, PGCE, ARPS
March4Annual Club Competition part 1 - Judged by Marilyn Roberts DPAGB BPE2
11Annual Club Competition part 2 - Judged by Marilyn Roberts DPAGB BPE2
18Scottish Wildlife - Jeremy Malley-Smith LRPS DPAGB BPE2
25TBC (possibly Adrian Deaville competition)
Updated 10th Dec 2020