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 19th November 2018

Aug 9Summer School: Editing workflow or “How to make a RAW file presentable” with Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP
16Summer 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
23Summer 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.
30Summer 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. Entry charge for visitors on this night is £5.
13Aftermath 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).
20Appraisal Night – upload images to the portal for constructive critique on the night. Also bring any prints you have for appraisal.
27AGM Plus Irene Froy DVD
Oct 4
New Challenge – creative use of aperture with Christine Widdall and Mike Lawrence
11Hardcore Wrestling and Rock Bands, a talk by Graham Currey
18Round-up competition of all challenges.
Hand-in Third Quarterly
25L&CPU NB Print Folio – selected prints from the best of the L&CPU competitions
Nov 1

3rd Quarterly Competition with judge Ove Alexander CPAGB. This is a chance to show us your best images and have them judged. Both prints and PDIs.

8An evening with Robert Millin DPAGB EFIAP/g SPSA EPSA ABPE GPU Hermes of Wigan 10. Robert is an outstanding member of the multi award winning Wigan 10. 
15Internal fun battle – revised to boys versus girls. This is a fun event where you can show us your favourite images of all time. Three non-competing members of the club will judge each image using the 2 to 5 point scoring system.
22Internal photoshoot evening. This was a very popular event last year when some of the members dressed up. Two images taken on that night scored a maximum 15 points in the L&CPU individual competition. This shoot gives the members a chance to practice photographing models under studio conditions…lights flash and friendly models dressed up in weird and wonderful attire…without any pressure.
29Members Evening. We ask three members of the society to stand up and talk and show us what inspires them in the world of photography. The three members talking to us are Andy, Gavin and Mike. If you would be interested in showing us your journey into photography, speak to Gavin.
Appraisal night, where members of the club give you constructive feedback. Upload your images to the portal.

13Unmounted print competition. Bring in your prints to be shown and judged by our very own Mike Lawrence DPAGB AFIAP. The prints can be either A4 or A3. They may be mounted or mounted. Also, a PDI should be uploaded of the print, so that it can be shown on the big screen.
20Wendy’s Christmas party games night. Come and socialise at the last meeting of the year. Last year’s event was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all. Plus refreshments!
27The society is closed for our Christmas Break. The Council would like to wish all the members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and look forward to seeing you all again on the 3rd of January, when we have the aftermath of our creative aperture challenge so please upload your pictures to the portal.
3Aftermath of last challenge: Creative use of depth of field. Upload images to the portal.
10 New challenge Triptych and Panel making.
17 Jeremy Malley-Smith  LRPS, DPAGB, BPE2, “Botswana”
24PDI battle against Rochdale & District CC and I.O.M.P.S. Judge: Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE3*
31Model Shoot
Feb7L&CPU Print Folio
14Members’ Evening – talks by Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE plus Wendy Monaghan and Keith Ives.
21 4th Quarterly Competition. Judge Geoff France from Holmfirth
28Talk by Paul Statter CPAGB AFIAP of Wigan 10 Foto Club
March7Appraisal – please upload images to portal
14New Challenge – Nature Photography (?leader)
21 Adrian Deaville Memorial Competition – against Rochdale & District CC and Oldham CC – home at OPS. Judge Erica Oram