Photographic events tomorrow evening at Lancaster University

live at LICA

live at LICA

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 5th May) Lancaster University’s “Live at LICA” will be hosting two photographic events as part of their involvement in LOOK/15 the Liverpool International Photography Festival.

Both events are open to the public and free of charge.

1pm – An introduction to LOOK/15 – the Liverpool International Photography Festival.

Emma Smith, executive director of LOOK/15 (Liverpool International Photography Festival) will be giving a talk about the festival at 1pm in the Peter Scott Gallery.

This talk will include an overview of the festival and will focus on one of the festival themes: women and photography.

6pm: The Females of the Factory: Women’s Contribution to Pilkington’s Tiles and Pottery

In the evening we have Live at LICA’s contribution to LOOK/15 opening. Gallery volunteers have curated an exhibition of photographs from the Peter Scott Gallery collection. The exhibition, entitled ‘The Females of the Factory: Women’s Contribution to Pilkington’s Tiles and Pottery’, is a display of photographs taken of women working in Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Company factory in the early 20th Century.

The exhibition opens at 6pm and there will be a brief overview of the exhibition by the volunteers at 6:30.

Both evenys are open to the public and are completely free of charge.

Live at LICA is part of Lancaster University and is a major provider of professional arts activity, public performances and exhibitions for the university, Lancaster and the North West.

Their website has information on how to travel there and where to park.

Trip to Levens Hall – Thursday 14th May.

I am away on holiday for this trip but i hope you enjoy yourselves and the weather is kind to you.  There is an entrance fee – please see the Levens Hall website for more details.

House & Gardens:  Adult £12.50
Gardens Only: Adult £9.00

Levens Hall has outstanding topary and gardens. As their website states ” It is the finest, oldest and most extensive topiary garden in the world. There are over 100 pieces here, each clipped to an unusual and individual design.”

Depart Lancaster Bus Station on the 555 dept 9:30

Leaving Levens BRIDGE :  13 minutes past the hour.

 

Trip to Kirkby Lonsdale Thursday 11th June.

This is a rerun of the April trip. I’m on holiday still so hope you enjoy this trip and the weather is kinder to you.

Visit Cumbria provides the following information:

Kirkby Lonsdale is a historic market town between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. It is a very ancient settlement – Romans Saxons, Normans and Danes all carved an impression, and the town was included in the Domesday Book of 1086. A host of 17th and 18th Century buildings now accommodate inns, restaurants and shops.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin is Norman, probably built between 1093 and 1130, although there was an old Saxon Church on the site before.

Proposed travel arrangements by bus:
Lancaster Bus Station: No 81B @ 9:45 – arrive KL Market Square at 10:40
Buses leave KL Mart Square

  • 81A 14:44 (arr15:32)  & 16:47 (arr 17:37) or
  • 81B 15:44 (arr 16:32) & 15:44 (arr 16:32)

Forthcoming Landscape Trips lead by Allan Hartley

© Copyright Ian Taylor and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

© Copyright Ian Taylor and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

While our regular meetings are over until October the Society and our members we are organizing trips during the Summer months to keep you taking photos.

Long time member of the Society, Allan Hartley, has offered to lead two landscape outings in the forthcoming months. As anyone who has seen any of our competitions you’ll know that Allan is a skilled landscape photographer. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a fun day out and improve your photography.

Please contact Allan by email at hartleyalmal@aol.com if you want to take part.

Langdale Circular

Easy circular walk from Chapel Stile with Langdale Pikes almost in continuous view, distance about 5–6 miles

Potential Dates

  • For workers Saturday 25 April or 17 May or 31 May or 6 June
  • For members with time, Wednesday 29 April or Wednesday 6 or 27 May or Wednesday 3 June

Oxenber Wood, Feizor

Famed triple SSSI site famed for Bluebells, refreshments at Elaines Tea Rooms. Distance about 4 miles.

Potential Dates

  • For workers Saturday 16 May or 30 May or Sunday 17 or 31 May
  • For members with time Wednesday 6, 20, 27 May or 3 June

If interested contact Allan Hartley with your preferred dates.

Annual General Meeting 14/15

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

This week is the Society’s Annual General Meeting.

It’s the night of the year where we plan what we as a Society will be aiming for over the next 12 months.

The success of the Society is the direct result of the time and passion that our members put into it. Even your questions and ideas can be a great help in making the Society better.

This is an ideal time to get involved and help direct the future of the Society. If you have any ideas or suggestions as to how the Society can continue to develop please come along.

Hope to see you all there.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes from AGM 2014
  3. Matters Arising (not on this agenda)
  4. President’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Programme Secretary’s report
  7. Competition Secretary’s report
  8. Election of President

New president in the chair

  1. Election of Officers
  2. Review of venue
  3. Review of competitions
    • Print Comp
    • Entries numbers and mix of mono/colour
    • Interclub competitions
  4. Equipment/ new pc
  5. Annual exhibition
  6. Subscriptions
  7. Summer visits/ summer social meetings in pub
  8. AOB

Date of next meeting.

Documents

Here are the minutes and reports from last year’s meeting as PDFs. We won’t have printed copies of these at the meeting so you may wish to bring your own printed copies for reference.

Annual General Meeting Minutes 2014

Reports

Meeting details

Annual Print Competition

Annual Print Competition 2015

Annual Print Competition 2015

This week we’ll see the results of our Annual Print Competition.

This is one of the largest of our competitions and the only one to feature prints. It showcases some of the very best of the Society’s work.

This year Harry Emmett, Vice President, of Accrington Camera Club will be our judge. Harry has judged many of our competitions in the past and has always given good and fair advice.

The points awarded from this and our other competitions throughout the year will go towards our annual prize giving evening on April 15th.

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.

President’s Evening with Mike Atkinson

Mike Atkinson - image by JBC Media

Mike Atkinson – image by JBC Media

We’re coming up to the end of this year’s season of the Society and this week’s meeting is a very special one. It is the President’s Evening.

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. The content is almost always a total mystery to everyone until the evening itself.

This year that honour falls upon Mike Atkinson.

View a selection of Mike’s recent competition award winners.

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.

An Evening with Morecambe Bay Movie Makers

Wind Farm © Christian Cable

Morecambe Bay

This week we’ll be once again joined by our friends from the Morecambe Bay Movie Makers. We’re holding a joint evening of photographic and film-making delights featuring presentations, films and slideshows from both clubs.

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

As the worlds of photography and film-making grow closer and closer we find that we’ve got much to learn from each other. We hold a shared evening every year with each club taking a turn to host. This year is our turn to host the evening. If you can help with laying out the room for the evening or with the tea and coffees it would be much appreciated.

Entries for the Annual Print Competition

This week is also the hand-in date for our Annual Print Competition. You can enter in 2 colour and 2 monochrome prints of any subject. The maximum size of print and mount is 50 x 40cm.

View more details about 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 £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Members of the Morecambe Bay Movies Makers join us for free this week. You might not know but we’ve moved since our last joint meeting in Lancaster, view a map and directions.

Helen Herbert – “Black and White Sheer Delight”

Join us for our final guest speaker of the season, Helen Herbert with Black and White Sheer Delight.

Helen is an accomplished photographer with a real passion for monochrome which she describes as her ‘favourite medium’. She has a particular interest in landscapes and can be found frequently roaming Cumbrian countryside trying to capture the beauty of the Lakes and Fells.

She was SLR Photography’s 1987 Photographer of the Year and has gone on to gain a Fellowship with the Royal Photographic Society as well as earn the distinctions EFIAP and PPSA from the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique and Photographic Society of America.

Helen joins us this week she share with us her passion for monochrome photography and to help us get the most out of monochrome in our own work.

You can view a selection of Helen’s monochrome on her Mono 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.