All meetings are at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated at: The North Chadderton Conservative Club (The Blue Club), Victoria Street, Chadderton OL9 0HH.  Map here

We welcome prospective members to our meetings and invite you to come and meet us. Visitors and prospective members please pay £2 at the door for normal meetings, £3 for Keynote Lecture nights (these are identified in the programme). Also see “How to Join”.

Programme changes are notified here. Page last updated by Christine Widdall on  15th June 2018

Jan 4 Creative Montage Photography – start of a new challenge. Presentation by Eddie Leach

11 Model Photoshoot night – bring cameras

18 “Underwater Photography” – a talk by Paul Webster

25 PDI Battle OPS vs IOM vs RDCC with judge Robert Millin
Feb 1 Appraisal night – upload photos to competition portal

8 L&CPU NA print Folio
Closing date for entries to 4th Quarterly

15 My Journey to an MA in Photography with Colin Jarvis of Preston PS

22 4th Quarterly Judging – Judge is Nick Berenzen
Mar 1 Cancelled due to snow

8 “Photographic Histories”, a talk by David Burgess MA (phot) ARPS

15 Still Life Challenge introduction night with JW&CW

20 Adrian Deaville Competition at Rochdale and District CC, Syke

22 NC print Folio from L&CPU
Closing Date entries to Annual Competitions

29 Annual Competition Part 1 – Judge Graham Currey
Apr 5 Annual Competition Part 2 – Judge Graham Currey

12 Aftermath Challenge – Creative Montage with EL et al

19 Keynote Lecture by top YPU and nationally acclaimed creative photographer Andrea Hargreaves. Visitors £3, members £2 at the door.
Hand in for 1st Quarterly Competition

26 Oldham PS/Rochdale PS Battle 1st Round at Oldham PS
May 3 First Quarterly Competition results night

10 Awards Evening – presentation of trophies and certificates

17 f/32 Landscapes with Stephen Lewis ARPS

24 Appraisal Night – upload images to portal

31 New Challenge “Beauty in the Banal” with Wendy Monaghan and Mike Lawrence
Jun 7 High Speed Flash Practical night – bring cameras and flashguns

13 (Weds) Away Battle at Rochdale PS – for a return battle.
Wednesday at 7:45 pm Doors open at 7:15 pm at Rochdale Unitarian Church Clover Street Rochdale OL12 6TP  (The door is kept locked so please ring the bell)

14 Creative Differences with Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE ARPS & Jane Lines MPAGB LRPS BPE5

21 Practical Night – Outdoors at Salford Quays details TBC – meet at the Lowry Centre at 7 pm

28 Aftermath – still life – bring in your still life photographs for an informal viewing and discussion
Jul 5 A talk by Geoff Reader DPAGB BPE3* from Alsager
Plus Hand in second Quarterly

12 Practical night – outdoor photo shoot at Heaton Park. meet at the Sheepfoot Lane car park at 7 pm (th

19 Second Quarterly Competition – the Judge is Erica Oram from Sheffield PS

26 Indoor practical photo shoot with member Gavin Taylor and two male models. Bring cameras.
Aug 2 Summer School: “Playing the Rules” Photography as a means of communication, from simple graphics to Gestalt theory” (AKA Composition) with Christine Widdall MPAGB FBPE EFIAP

9 Summer School: Editing workflow or “How to make a RAW file presentable” with Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP

16 Summer School: Prints Workflow – Preparing files and uploading to DS Colour using DS colour profiles and using sRGB with special papers. Preparing files to print yourself. Printer driver settings and profiles used for special papers, with Christine Widdall MPAGB FBPE EFIAP

23 Summer School: Print mounting demonstration and practice:
Window mounting John Widdall CPAGB
Surface Mounting Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP
We expect there will be time to “have a go” yourself.

30 Summer School: “Ask the Panel” with John Widdall CPAGB, Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP, Eddie Leach CPAGB and Christine Widdall MPAGB FBPE EFIAP
Wendy Monaghan will act as Chairman. Please submit questions via Wendy beforehand…anything from taking photographs, specialist subject matter, equipment, to processing and entering competitions/salons. We will try to answer if we can!
Sep 6 Presidents Evening – “An evening with Phil Barber MPAGB”. Phil is the L&CPU champion and a very successful salon entrant with a strong personal style. He is a member of Wigan 10.

13 Aftermath of the “Beauty in the banal” challenge. Upload your images to the portal…the deadline will be announced (assume at this stage it is 1 week before).

20 Appraisal Night – upload images to the portal for constructive critique on the night.

27 AGM Plus Irene Froy DVD
Oct 4 New Challenge – creative use of aperture with Christine Widdall

11 Hardcore Wrestling and Rock Bands, a talk by Graham Currey.

18 Aftermath – round up of challenges.
Hand-in Third Quarterly

25 L&CPU NB Print Folio – selected prints from the best of the L&CPU competitions
Nov 1 3rd Quarterly Competition with judge Ove Alexander from Stockport PS

8 An evening with Robert Millin DPAGB EFIAP/g SPSA EPSA ABPE GPU Hermes of Wigan 10

15 Internal three way internal fun battle

22 Photoshoot night ? with model/s

29 TBA
Dec 6 TBA

13 TBA

20 Xmas party

27 No meeting – Merry Christmas