Wildlife Comes First

jan9Our speaker for Monday 9th January is: Alan Saunders.

Alan is an aspiring professional wildlife photographer from Stockport, Cheshire. His work is highly influenced by the work of Ben Hall, who is one of the worlds’ great wildlife photographers. 

Wildlife photography is an obsession with Alan and his impressive portfolio is testament to his technical skills, patience and determination to capture the most challenging of images. Alan will share with us his journey in photography, his methods of working and a rich portfolio of images which extends from his main passion, bird photography into Landscape, Seascape, Motorsport, Portrait, Aviation and Night photography .

Unremarkable Scenes

This week we welcome Lizzie Shepherd, a professional photographer based in North Yorkshire, specialising in landscape, nature and travel photography. She runs small group photography workshops, offers 1-2-1 tuition and provides commercial photography services to a number of different clients.

picsLizzie’s impressive portfolio of images showcases some of our classic views and reveals less obvious and hidden scenes in abstract, unusual interpretations She captures the things that the less curious and less visionary photographer might otherwise just walk by.

Lizzie’s work will, I am sure, cause us to open our eyes, look for those hidden scenes and search for new ways to interpret the beauty and uniqueness of the places we visit with our cameras.

Soren Udby – The Digital Darkroom

This week we begin to address the big question in the minds of many members, ‘Which image editing programme should I use, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom?’ On Monday evening we will look at Adobe Photoshop with Soren Udby who is a society member. In an October meeting,  Alan Hartley provided an introduction to Lightroom.


Soren has been using ‘Photoshop’ for many years and developed his knowledge of the programme while working as a professional photographer in Denmark. Soren will guide us through the process from camera to final output. He will show us how he uses Adobe Bridge as his photo library/browsing tool and gateway to the huge Photoshop editing toolbox. Photoshop provides ultimate control—right down to the individual pixels – and it is undoubtedly the best image editor.

Soren will show, with examples of his own work, how he uses the advanced editing tools, and the powerful masks and layer system to enhance, improve, and blend images.

Battle with Morecambe Camera Club

Lancaster vs. Morecambe

Lancaster vs. Morecambe

This week is our annual image battle with Morecambe Camera Club.

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 Chris Frosin.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first meeting as a guest to the Society is completely free of charge. Membership is £40 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £4 per evening.

Speaker 2 – Alan Hartley – Introduction to Lightroom & Images that Sell!

Allan Hartley ARPS

Allan Hartley ARPS

Our speaker this week is Alan Hartley who will present a 2 Part presentation.

  • In Part 1 Alan will respond to member demand for an introduction to ‘Lightroom’.
  • In Part 2 he will inform members about demand for photographic images, where it comes from and the type of images that sell.

Alan is a long time member and former president of the Society. He is also a double Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and a holder of the International Mountain Leader Award!

You can see a select of his work in our gallery and on his website.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first meeting as a guest to the Society is completely free of charge. Membership is £40 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £4 per evening.