Time and Place

Meetings are at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start at: The North Chadderton Conservative Club (The Blue Club), Victoria Street, Chadderton OL9 0HH.

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We welcome prospective members to our meetings and invite you to come and meet us.

See “How to Join” for charges.

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January3Aftermath of Creative Use of Aperture with Chris and John Widdall
January10New Challenge Introduction with Mike Lawrence - Triptych, panels, 4, 5, etc and L&CPU PDI Folio to view and discuss.
January17Lecture: Jeremy Malley-Smith LRPS DPAGB BPE2* with a talk entitled "Botswana". Jeremy fell in love with photography following a holiday to The Gambia in the early 90s photographing weaver birds, mudskippers & mammals. He runs tours and workshops scaling from 1-to-1 up to 12 clients to locations such as Farne Isles, Glencoe, Krakow, Lake District, Loch Ness, Marrakesh, Mull, Northumberland, Risley Moss, Sherwood Forest and Skomer.
January24Battle against Rochdale & District Camera Club and the Isle Of Man Photographic Society - judged by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE3*
January31Practical Evening/Model Shoot
February7Presentation of latest print folios from L&CPU
February14Member Evening 2 - OPS members Andy Kerr, Christine Widdall FBPE MPAGB EFIAP and Wendy Monaghan will show and talk about some of their recent or favourite work
February214th Quarterly Competition - Judged by James Hardy from Chorley PS
February28Lecture: An Evening with Wigan 10's Paul Statter AFIAP DPAGB. Paul recently returned to photography after a long break and focussed on Street and Creative photography, mainly because of it’s interaction with people. He likes the challenge of todays digital environment, where the pace of change is rapid. Digital photography presents the photographer with challenges like never before.
March7Appraisal - entries must be uploaded to the portal
March14Nature Challenge - presented by Andrea - followed by a discussion about competition entries, both internal and external and how we choose our external entries. We'll be talking about the L&CPU Individual Competitions and the latest interpretation of nature rules.
March21Adrian Deaville Memorial Competition @ OPS against Rochdale & Dist CC and Oldham CC with Judge Erica Oram CPAGB from Sheffield. The Deaville family will be with us again this year.

About Erica Oram: https://www.gammaphoto.co.uk/gallery_596197.html

Midnight Friday 22nd March is the closing date for entry to the Annual Competitions. Please upload PDI entry and reference PDIs for print entries, to the portal. The prints must be physically handed in by Thursday 28th March at the latest, and please make sure you have uploaded a projection size version to the portal.
March28Lecture: Tony Pioli FBPE. Tony has travelled far and wide visiting many countries and continents in order to portray not only the underlying beauty of the Natural World, but also to produce images of the more interesting aspects of the world around us, through the lens of his camera. For this talk he focuses on "Nature at your door step".
April4Annual Competitions part 1 - Judged by Marilyn Roberts DPAGB from Positive Image
April11Annual Competitions part 2 - Judged by Sally Sallett ARPS CPAGB BPE2* from Wakefield
April18Aftermath of Triptych challenge. Upload your images to the portal.
April25Practical evening - Table Top Challenge with Fruits and Flowers.
May2Awards Presentation Evening - plus a slideshow of all the best work from the past 12 months.

Notes on the L&C Individual Comps. The rules are at:
You may choose your own entry. Please note requirements for nature images and no images that look like straight nature to go in the open. Contravening these rules will result in disqualification.

The last entry time for our entries to the L&CPU Individual Competitions is Friday 10th May...Mike will do the upload...so your entries must be on our portal by Friday 3rd May.
May9Battle against Rochdale PS (Home). Judge TBA.
May16An Evening with Chorley's Steve Proctor DPAGB.

Closing date for the first Quarterly is midnight on Friday 17th May.
May231st Quarterly - Judged by Graham Curry.
May30David Keep ARPS CPAGB BPE4 "Underwater photography".
June6Aftermath Nature Challenge - upload your images to the portal.
June13Black & White Prints Appraisal.
June20Street Photography Aftermath.
June27Model Shoot - Steam Punk - bring cameras, flashguns, triggers - whatever you have!

Friday 28th June at midnight is the closing date for upload for next week's wall picture selection meeting.
July4An evening to select new prints to decorate the walls of our meeting room.
Themes: there is no set theme. However, the room is a function room used for wedding, parties and family events so all images entered must be suitable for viewing by anyone.

You may bring along any prints that are ready done, but don't print any specially as they may not be chosen. We will consider PDIs too, on the night - once chosen they can then be printed. Upload PDIs to portal.

Friday at midnight is the closing date for upload for next week's appraisal meeting.
July11Appraisal Evening (upload PDIs to the portal). Bring prints on the night.
July18Practical evening. Club outing to Dovestones...possibly to include night photography and/or painting with light techniques.

Midnight on Friday 19th is the closing date for next week's quarterly competitions - PDIs and reference PDIs for prints must be uploaded.
July252nd Quarterly competition - Judge Robert Millin MFIAP, FBPE, EFIAP/p, MPSA, SPSA, DPAGB, GPU Hermes.
Aug1This is the beginning of our traditional tutorial sessions for the month of August...the first is on "Basic Studio Lighting".
Aug8Photoshop selections and cutouts.
Aug15Photoshop working in layers.
Aug22Curves and Colour.
Aug29From Picture to Print.
Sept2An Evening with Trevor Davenport ARPS, DPAGB "Nature Far & Near".
Sept12Challenge: Black and White/Pets.
Sept19President's Evening.
Sept26AGM plus...
Oct3Aftermath - Landscapes, Steam Punk, Fruits and Flowers.

Closing date for appraisal is Friday 4th Oct at midnight.
Oct10Appraisal PDI/Prints. Upload PDIs to portal - bring prints on the night.

Page last updated 13th March 2019