President’s Evening

Clumber Park Church © Sally Anderson

Clumber Park Church © Sally Anderson

Towards the end of each year the President of the Society takes it upon themselves to entertain us for the evening. Whether this is by bringing in special guest speakers, lecturing about one of their interests or by showcasing their own work; it is completely up to them.

This week it’s Sally’s turn to take centre stage; to entertain, inform and delight!

The content is almost always a total mystery to everyone until the evening itself. However, we are pleased to announce that Sally will be joined by a special guest, Reg Stodden of the former G.L. Robertson’s photographic dealers.

View a selection of Sally’s recent images in our gallery.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is at the reduced rate of £20 for the rest of the season or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Annual Projected Image Competition – The Results!

Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar © Allan Hartley

Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar © Allan Hartley

The Annual Digital Projected Image Competition was judged by Tillman Kleinhans from St. Helens.

Tillman has been a keen photographer and adjudicator for many years and his wealth of photographic knowledge was evident as he analysed members work entered for the annual competition.

Results

Colour

Highly Commended
Achatina Fulica on Strawberry Colleen Aldred
Elk Ruth Wood
IIona John Aldred
Jupiter and the Aurora Dave Moorhouse
Peru Joe Marshall
Commended
Bluebottle Mike Atkinson
Buttermere Dave Moorhouse
Fulmars Debbie Wright
Gloriosa Superba (Glory Lily) Mike Atkinson
Steam Bath Ruth Wood
The Apple Alan Phillips
The Singing Ringing Tree Christian Cable
Vicky John Aldred
I’ve got my Eye on You Gary Barton
Skye Joe Marshall

Mono

Highly Commended
Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar Allan Hartley
Pelican Debbie Wright
Rose John Aldred
Crossing the U-Daine Bridge at Sunset, Myanmar Allan Hartley
Commended
Ashton Reflection Nick Dagger
Black Rock Cottage Dave Moorhouse
Linda John Aldred
Mudboat Alan Phillips
Nice Day for a Walk Christian Cable
The Mountain Palette Dave Moorhouse
Cairnholy 2 Neolithic Tomb (IR) Mike Atkinson

Trophies were awarded for the best colour and monochrome images in the competition.

Colour to Ruth Wood for her photograph of an Elk in winter and Monochrome to Allan Hartley for his silhouette picture of the fishermen on Inle Lake in Myanmar.

The vote of thanks to Tillman for his excellent judging was given by Mike Atkinson.

View the commended and highly commended images over in the competition gallery.

Annual Projected Image Competition 2014

Annual Projected Image Competition

Annual Projected Image Competition

This week is the result of our Annual Projected Image Competition.

This is the last and largest our competitions of the year and showcases some of the very best of the Society’s work.

This year Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP DPAGB of St. Helens Camera Club will be our guest judge for the evening. Longtime members will remember Tillman from his numerous talks at the Society in years past. He is an extremely experienced judge and has judged for the L&CPU since the eighties.

The points awarded from this and our other competitions throughout the year will go towards our annual prize giving evening on April 30th.

View a selection of award winning images from last year’s Annual Projected Image Competition.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is at the reduced rate of £20 for the rest of the season or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Annual Print Competition – The Results!

Annual Print Competition 2014

Annual Print Competition 2014

For many years Syd Cumbus has provided a brief review of the week’s meeting to the Lancaster Guardian for their Social Scene column. We’re now very happy to be able to also present these round ups on the website. Here’s Syd with the results of the Annual Print Competition

The Annual Print Competition was judged by David Bibby from Cleveleys and who is a member of North Fylde Photographic Society. David is a judge with some 30 years experience and he was able to provide members with a good analysis of each print and hints on how it could be improved. Results as follows:

Results

Colour

Highly Commended
Early Morning Walker John Metcalffe
Gannet Debbie Wright
Autumn Leaves Sheenagh Crumley
Commended
Pdong Lady, Mynmar Allan Hartley
Man Down Graham Hartley
Morecambe Bay Sands Vic Crumley
Wren Debbie Wright
A Winter’s Day Sally Anderson
London Bridge Joe Marshall

Monochrome

Highly Commended
It’s a Dog’s Life Graham Harvey
Tree on Limestone, Malham Mike Atkinson
Escalator Sheenagh Crumley
Commended
Fisherman, Myanmar Allan Hartley
Three Megaliths, Avebury Mike Atkinson
Tubes Sally Anderson
Tallships Graham Harvey

Trophies were awarded as follows:

  • Best Print in Colour Section to John Metcalffe for ‘Early Morning Walker’
  • Best Landscape Print to Mike Atkinson for ‘Tree on Limestone, Malham’
  • Best Monochrome Print and also the Best in the Print Competition to Sheenagh Crumley for ‘Escalator’

A worthy vote of thanks to David Bibby was proposed by Mike Atkinson and endorsed by the members.

The Travelogue

Began Sunrise © Allan Hartley

Began Sunrise © Allan Hartley

This evening is dedicated to one of the most popular photographic subjects there is, travel!

Travel Photography dates from the very early days of photography. It has remained a popular way of both recording your own experience of the world as well as documenting the cultures, places and people of far off lands.

This evening is split into two parts; one a travelogue and the other chance to share our own travel pictures with the group.

First Half: Life in the Shadow of the Karakoram Mountains

Allan Hartley starts with Life in the Shadow of the Karakoram Mountains. Allan is an extensive traveler and has for many years shared his adventures with us in the Society.

He’ll take us on a photographic journey to Pakistan and show us some of the equipment he uses when traveling.

Second Half: Your Images!

The second half of the evening is dedicated to sharing your travel images with each other!

Please bring up to three images from your travels and tell us about them. Sharing and taking about your images is a great way to get feedback on your pictures and to learn from others.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is at the reduced rate of £20 for the rest of the season or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

A Visit to the Morecambe Bay Movie Makers

For many years Syd Cumbus has provided a brief review of the week’s meeting to the Lancaster Guardian for their Social Scene column. We’re now very happy to be able to also present these round ups on the website.

For the latest meeting, Lancaster Photographic Society joined Morecambe Bay Movie Makers for a 50:50 evening. Lancaster exhibited a series of themed images arranged and presented by Vic Crumley as follows:

  1. Natural History showing animals, birds and flowers
  2. Buildings with architectural shots of famous landmarks
  3. Landscapes of Cornwall, Lake District and London
  4. Portraits, mostly photographed in monochrome
  5. A new members section exhibiting work from their portfolios

Mike Atkinson then showed a selection of Infra Red images of various neolithic sites plus the Ruskin Building at Lancaster University and landscapes showing the infra red effect on green.

The presentation finished with two ‘Pictures to EXE’ collections by Sheenagh Crumley entitled ‘Summer in the garden’ with music by Ludovico Eincudi and ‘Rusted, Ruined and Wrecked’ with music from Madame Butterfly by Puccini.

Morecambe Bay Movie Makers completed the evening by showing recently produced films taken by members as follows:-

  1. ‘Band across the Bay’ a club video to celebrate the 50 year career of guide Cedric Robinson in which the Leyland brass band played at Arnside, during the bay walk and at Kent’s Bank. The film was written, narrated and directed by Chris Abram.
  2. ‘Winter Images of Crosby’ a 3 minute film by Peter Parker of the Anthony Gormley statues on the beach at Crosby plus seascapes in winter.
  3. ‘Blackpool Belle’ a nostalgic look at the vintage trams at Blackpool by Mike Ellis
  4. ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ a 4 minute advertising film by Dave Weatherly. This was filmed on sailing vessels at Whitehaven.
  5. ‘Trainsport’ a short film by Roland Ward about a preserved steam railway in Derbyshire
  6. ‘Hidden Lancaster’ another film by Chris Abram showing buildings and parts of the city often overlooked by the public
  7. ‘Been There, Done That’ a short film about Thailand by Dave Weatherley

Thanks to Morecambe were expressed by Sally Anderson on behalf of Lancaster and Graeme Isherwood responded for Morecambe, both thanking members who had contributed to a very successful evening.

An Evening with the Morecambe Bay Movie Makers

This week we are the guests of our friends over in the Morecambe Bay Movie Makers.

Boat at Morecambe Bay - Christian Cable

Morecambe Bay Movie Makers is a group of independent local film-makers with interests and experience in a wide range of film-making techniques, from cine-photography and animation to digital editing and image manipulation.

Each year we take turns in hosting a night where we showcase our recent activities to each other.

This year it’s the turn of Morecambe to host the evening so this week’s meeting will be held on Monday evening in Morecambe.

Over the past few years as DSLR cameras have found a place within the film and television industry we are finding that more and more that the interests of our two clubs have moved closer together. This promises to be a fun and interested evening featuring presentations by both clubs.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is at the reduced rate of £20 for the rest of the season or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Annual Print Competition

This week is the result of our annual print competition.

Annual Print Competition 2014

Annual Print Competition 2014

This is one of our two main competitions of the year and showcases some of the very best of the Society’s work. It is our only print competition and is a great opportunity to show off our images in their printed form.

This year we are joined by Dave Bibby CPAGB EFIAP BPE3* of North Fylde Photographic Society who will be our guest judge for the evening.

The points awarded from this and our other competitions throughout the year will go towards our annual prize giving evening on April 30th.

Hand in your images for the Annual Projected Image Competition

We’re three weeks away from the other main competition of the year the Annual Projected Image Competition. Usually entry for our competitions is two weeks before the results evening but since the following week we’ll be guests of the Morecambe Bay Movie Makers we’re accepting entries this week!

You can enter up to 4 images in total, with a maximum of 2 colour and 2 monochrome images on a memory stick.

View the Competition Rules.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is at the reduced rate of £20 for the rest of the season or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Architectural Interior Photography – Sean Conboy

This week our guest speaker is internationally renowned photographer Sean Conboy.

Sean is a professional photographer, specialising in architecture, with a career spanning 30 years. He shoots with medium and large format cameras, such as Hasselblad and Linhof, to produce stunning images. Some of this equipment will be on show during the talk.

Sean is also a skilled educator. He leads workshops, spoke at this year’s The Photography Show and will be speaking at the upcoming L&CPU Big Day.

Sean’s subject matter ranges from giant multiplex cinemas to multistory structures. He often produces stunning images from complex situations. This talk will help you get the best out of your own architectural images.

Please be sure to visit his website to see a selection of Sean’s outstanding images.

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.

Adobe Lightroom with Allan Hartley and Christian Cable

This week we’re focusing our attention on Adobe’s Lightroom.

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom showing before/after editing

Lightroom combines editing and cataloguing. It allows you to maintain a library of your photography and create books, websites and prints from them.

This evening is lead by Allan Harley and Christian Cable two of the Society’s Lightroom users. Each of them will lead half an evening to pass on their tips and advice.

  1. Allan will talk in detail about his photographic workflow in Lightroom from capture to final image.
  2. Christian will edit a selection of your RAW files to show how you can use Lightroom to bring out the best in your photographs.

You can see a selection of Allan’s work on his website and you can see a selection of Christian’s recent work on his Flickr photostream.

Deadline for the Annual Print Competition

This week is the deadline for entries for our Annual Print Competition. Members who wish to submit images should bring them to the meeting. Images should be mounted at a size of 50 x 40cm.

You can submit up to six images in total, with a maximum of three colour and three monochrome images.

View the Competition Rules.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £20 for the rest of the year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.