Meetings are held on most Thursdays throughout the year. See the “what’s on” section for details of meetings. All meetings are at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated. We meet at:
The North Chadderton Conservative Club (The Blue Club), Victoria Street, Chadderton OL9 0HH.
Programme of Meetings
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Page last updated by Christine Widdall on 3rd Aug 2017
|January 2017||5||Challenge; “High Key / Low Key”
This is the introduction night and will be led by Mike Lawrence
|12|| Aftermath “Colour/ Colour Harmony” Bring in your colour harmony photographs
Led by Bob Hindley
|19||“Travel Photography” a talk by Tony Redford of North Cheshire PS|
|26||PDI Battle – our annual three way battle with the Isle of Man PS and Rochdale and District CC|
|February||2||Appraisal – bring in up to 6 pictures each for constructive feedback|
|9||L&CPU NA Folio
Hand in for 4th Quarterly
|16||Practical night with Gerry Gentry|
|23||4th Quarterly judging night|
|March||2|| Andrew Marland – a talk on Urban Exploring
|9|| “The Big Big Camera and Other Stories”, a talk by Ian Beesley
|16|| New Challenge; “Photo Essay” introduction plus short appraisal…no more than 2 images per person
Final closing date Annual Competitions (no extensions)
|23||Adrian Deaville Competiton away at Oldham Camera Club (The East Oldham Methodist Church, Ripponden Rd OL1 4ES)|
|30||Annual Competition Part 1 judging|
|April||6||Annual Competition Part 2 judging|
|13||Aftermath; “High Key /Low Key”|
|20||Appraisal Night – maximum 4 images per person
Hand in 1st Qtr
|27||An Evening with Nick Hilton, of Southport PS|
|May||4||First Quarterly competition judging|
|11||Speakers: Ed Roper and Christine Widdall – a talk on Sport and Nature Photography
http://www.edroper.co.uk/ and http://christinewiddall.co.uk/
|17||Return Battle with Rochdale PS
at: Rochdale Unitarian Church, Clover St, Rochdale OL12 6TP
7:30pm for 7:45pm start
|18||150th Celebration Meal at the Old Bill – by ticket only|
|(Tues) – multiclub battle “Ted Coleman Cup” away at Rochdale & District Camera Club
Speakers: The Nature & Wildlife of Florida – a talk by Geoff and Kitty Walsh of Chorley PS
|June||1||New Challenge – Monochrome landscape and portrait ML/CW
Annual Awards Presentation Evening
|8||Table Top Photography Practical Night
Bring cameras and articles to photograph. Lights and background will be provided.
Members may submit up to six images each for friendly appraisal. 1600×1200 pixels.
Mike will demonstrate and go through the new uploading software.
|22||Outdoor meeting Saddleworth – meet 7 pm Dovestones car park|
|29||Aftermath of Photo-essay Challenge
Bring in your photo essays on the night.
|July||6||Speaker: “After Hours” with Bob Peel
Hand in for 2nd Quarterly Competitions
|13||“Wet Processing” with John Brewer, a practical demonstration – away from club – venue Ancoats TBC|
|20||Second Quarterly Competitions|
|27||Speaker: An evening with Gary Waidson|
|Aug||3||New Challenge: Sports led by Eddie Leach plus mini-appraisal|
|10||Summer School – Flash photography – using flashguns on and off your camera (Mike Lawrence, possibly with input from Chris)|
|17||Summer School – Multiple exposures – the why, how and for the fun of it – includes HDR, stacking and timelapse (Derek Brett from Hyde PS)|
|24||Summer School – What judges are looking for – subject matter, processing and presentation (Chris Widdall with input from Mike)|
|31||Summer School – Photoshop demos – the perennial cutting out for montage (Chris) and making selections for local tonal adjustment etc (Mike)|
|Sept||7||L&CPU prints folio in digital form|
|14||Aftermath Monochrome landscape and portrait ML/CW|
|21|| Presidents’ Evening with Christine Widdall
“Becoming a Competition Photographer – a retrospective”
Showing the development of style from a club level photographer to a salon photographer, with examples from 30 years of membership of Oldham PS.
Plus a Buffet Supper
|28||AGM plus a chance to help Eddie choose his mock CPAGB images!|
|Oct||5||Appraisal – upload to comp system – 4 images per person maximum|
|12||Practical photoshoot – details TBC|
|19||Aftermath Sports Challenge – upload your photographs onto the competition area.
Hand In (upload) for 3rd Quarterly
|26||L&CPU NB Folio – some of the best work from Lancashire and Cheshire, selected from the 2017 federation competitions|
|Nov||2||3rd Quarterly Competition judged by Jim Cunningham|
|9||Halloween Photoshoot – with models and make-up – details TBC (with Vin Yates)|
|16||Round-up Challenge Competition. This will be an opportunity to show again, and have judged, your best work from all of this year’s challenges. You can take part even if you didn’t do that challenge at the time.
There are five challenges, the first four of which must be uploaded to to competition portal. These are:
The fifth category is “Photo Essay” and these must be brought on the night on a memory stick.
The judge is Jeremy Malley-Smith DPAGB
|23||Speaker: “The Creative Power of Monochrome” by Simon Watkinson|
|30||The Travis Burton Lecture “The Old Halls of Lancashire and Cheshire”. This is a talk that was given at the Royal Photographic Society and at various societies throughout the country, by Travis Burton, FRPS, who was possibly our most famous Victorian member. Burton died in 1942. We have his original lantern slides in our collection and they will be borrowed back from the archive to show on the night. Our lanternist will be Mark Watson, President of Manchester PS and Burton’s original script for the lecture will be read out by Christine Widdall. Feel free to dress Victorian on the night – this is another event in our celebration of 150 years of Oldham PS.|
|Dec||7||Appraisal night – upload up to 4 images each onto the competition area.|
|28||Closed – Merry Christmas|