Competition Three Results

Competition 3This week we have the result of our third members’ competition of the year.

Our judge this evening will be David Bibby of North Fylde Photographic Society. David has spent the last week or so with our work and will visit to discuss our entities and award points which will go towards our annual prize giving. David visited the Society as the judge for our 2013-14 season annual print competition.

This is our main themed competition of the year, with the theme being traditionally set by last year’s President. Last year Sally Anderson set the theme of ‘Reflections, Silhouettes and Shadows.’

We hold a number of members’ competitions throughout the year. These competitions are an excellent way to focus our efforts, get a little feedback about our work and improve our photography.

View our previous award winners from last year.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

‘Composition and Painting with Light’ with Richard Speirs

Richard Speirs

Richard Speirs

This week we will are joined by Richard Speirs DPAGB BPE2* with his talk Composition and Painting with Light.

Richard relishes club photography and is a popular speaker and judge across the region. He is the ‘Western Area Representative’ for Morton Photographic Society. He has also served as Secretary, Programme Secretary and Chairman.

Richard is a skilled photographer. He holds a Distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB) as well as a Crown Award from the British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE2*).

Despite what camera makers will often have you believe there’s only a few fundamental skills you need to make a good picture. Two of the most important are composition and lighting. Richard will share his skill and experience with us this week to show us what makes a good image and how we can use these skills to improve our own photography.

View a selection of Richard’s work.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Project Night – Gallery

The project night was a great success. We covered camera basics, using scissors correctly, flash photography, infra-red, photoshop layers and more!

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and especially to those leading sessions.

Ruth Pierce managed to get a few pictures of the fun :-)

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You can find more pictures, including some of the results by our members on the facebook group.

Project Night!

This week is our Project Night! These evenings are a fun chance for people to share their photography tips and projects.

This time we have sessions on …

Using Your Camera

  • Infra-red Photography
  • Back to Basics – shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.
  • Explore the buttons on your camera

Software

  • Understanding layers and masks

Projects

  • Creating your own custom Bokeh lens hood – please bring the fastest lens you have for this
  • An introduction to water droplet photography
  • City night time walkabout
  • What’s in you camera bag? – this will only run if people bring some of the different bits and bobs we all carry in our camera bags

You’ll have time to do two sessions during the evening so pick carefully. If you can’t make it to a session you want then don’t worry as popular sessions are likely to return next project night.

And remember, most importantly don’t forget your camera!

Deadline for Competition Three

This week is the deadline for entries for our third competition. Members who wish to submit images should bring those on a memory stick.

This is our yearly themed competition. The theme this year, set by last year’s President, is Reflections, Silhouettes and Shadows.

See Competition details.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Planning for Landscape Photography with Lee Metcalfe

Our first speaker of 2015 is Lee Metcalfe with a talk on ‘Planning for Landscape Photography’.

Lee is a Lancaster based photographer with a real passion for capturing the light of dawn and dusk. He specialises in landscape photography, seeking out new locations and waiting for that special moment when ‘the light is right’ before capturing his vision. In this talk Lee will share some of his methods on how he plans his landscape photography and you can put those methods into practice with your own photography.

As many members will recall Lee visited the Society in 2012 with his very well received ‘Perfect Light’ talk. He also exhibited last month at the Ashton Memorial with his ‘Chasing the Light’ exhibition.

You can view a selection of Lee’s work on his online gallery.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Christmas Meal and Break

Just a quick reminder to those going to the Christmas dinner…

The dinner is tonight, Tuesday 16th December and will be held at the Borough 3-5 Dalton Square.

Arrive at 7pm, and we’ll be seated to dine at 7.30pm.

There’s no meeting this Wednesday. Our next meeting with be in the new year on Wednesday 7th January: Planning for Landscape Photography with Lee Metcalfe.

All the very best for the Christmas break.

Competition Two Results

Competition TwoThis week we have the result of our second members’ competition of the year.

Our judge this evening will be Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP DPAGB. Tillman has spent the last week or so with our work and will visit to discuss our entities and award points which will go towards our annual prize giving.

Entries for this competition are also eligible for our biannual flora award. The best judged flora image will be awarded the Syd Cumbus Trophy for Flora at this season’s annual awards evening.

We hold a number of members’ competitions throughout the year. These competitions are an excellent way to focus our efforts, get a little feedback about our work and improve our photography.

View our previous award winners from last year.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Postal Photographic Club Folio

Postal Photographic PortfolioThis week we’ll be reviewing a portfolio of images from a Postal Photographic Circle.

Postal Photographic Circles are an increasingly popular way to share your work with others and get good and useful critique. As well as being a good way to share images with a wider group there’s also a number of groups based around specific interests such as monochrome and infra-red.

Each member of a circle both shares their images and judges other people’s images. In that way members quickly find out which images they make are popular and what it is about other people’s images they like.

We have a number of members of Postal Photographic Circles in the society and so if you’ve ever been curious or wanted to talk part then come along and find out more.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Battle with Morecambe Camera Club!

This week sees the return of our annual image battle with Morecambe Camera Club.

Lancaster vs. Morecambe

Lancaster vs. Morecambe

We shall be visited by our friends from Morecambe Camera Club for an interclub battle of projected images. Each club will present a selection of some of their best images to be pitted against each other. As well as being a friendly competition this evening serves as a great way to meet our fellow photographers from Morecambe.

Our judge for the competition will be Pamella Vose.

Deadline for Competition Two

This week is the deadline for entries for our second competition. Members who wish to submit images should bring those on a memory stick.

This time the theme is “flora” or “open”. Members can submit images of any subject, however, the best flora images of the night will be in the running to win the flora cup!

See Competition details.

So please bring in images for the competition!

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Guests from Morecambe Camera Club are, of course, also welcome completely free of charge.

L&CPU Portfolio and Your Favourite Image

The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union logo

The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union

To keep us safe from this cold winter’s evening we have another lively critique of the latest Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) portfolio. These portfolios are made up of images taken from across the many photographic societies that make up the L&CPU and are a good way of seeing what work is currently taking place across the region.

However, we’re not just content in seeing other people’s images. We want to see yours!

Bring along your favourite image and if you’re feeling brave share the secret and story behind how and why you made it!

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.