An eclectic selection of photographic images by one of our members, together with some portrait drawings by Geoff Oliver, at the Storey, Lancaster. The images will be on show in the Print Room Cafe from 30m July to 13 August 2019. Free entry.
The manager of the St Nic’s Centre has generously offered to accommodate the Society’s Summer Exhibition again this year.. The exhibition is close to the entrance from Horse Shoe corner, opposite Poundland.
The exhibition will open to the public on the busiest days in the centre, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10am-4pm until the end of August. The Summer exhibition allows us to showcase the talents and skills of all our members and plays an important role in promoting the Society and attracting new members.
Come along, see the amazing photographic prints, and talk to us!
Photographer of the year - Fred Johnston Trophy
Runner-up photographer of he year
- Steve Croft
Presidents Challenge - Alan Cooper Cup
- John Connell
- Tina Cordukes
Beginners CupBest colour print - Neville Morton Trophy Best mono print - B&K Marsh Trophy
Best colour DPI - Anderson Trophy
- John Connell
Best mono DPI - Past Presidents Trophy
- Josh WIllis
Members choice - Dave Bleasdale Trophy
- Yet to be decided....
A tribute to Dave Bleasdale.
The 2018-19 season has now drawn to a close. However, there will be many activities over the summer so check out the news page and the events page for more details. In addition, check out the events occurring at the Morecambe Camera Club over the summer
We also meet every Monday evening at 8pm un the White Cross pub for some mutual support, beer and chat. All members are welcome to come along.
The 2019-20 programme kicks off on 16 September 2019 at 7.30pm, Cameron House. Be there!
View the 2019-20 season programme here
On Monday, May 13 we were joined by the external judge, Ian Stewart from the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union. Ian shared with members his thoughts on the images selected for entry to the final competition of our season, ‘The Annual Open Print ’ competition. He chose to see these printed images for the first time on the evening of the meeting and responded with his first impressions and his thoughts on the impact, and technical and artistic characteristics of each image. This gave members an insight to external competition judging which follows this very same process.
These are his top selections:
The presentation by the award winning photographer, Stephen McNally exceeded our already high expectations and provided a fitting conclusion to our 2018/19 season of speakers.
Stephen’s presentation brimmed with generous insights into his very individual and experimental approach to photography, his mastery of composition and expertise in both digital and film photography. The starkly contrasting nature of his colour and mono images intrigued and surprised his audience. The colour images of Liverpool were painterly, in a ‘cubist’ style that excited with their vibrant originality and visual noise. The mono, images executed in a more familiar minimalist style, conveying a powerful but quite different sense of silent peacefulness.
The enthusiastic engagement of our members throughout the evening conveyed the strong impression Stephen’s words and images made on each and everyone of them. It would be good to have Stephen visit us again and in this respect we will follow up his offer of a tutored Sunday shoot during the summer season.
On Monday evening members were entertained by the inventive, award winning photographer Adrian Lines. His theatrical, composite images brimmed with his humour and personality, his desire to entertain and surprise the photographic establishment and his passion for creative picture making and the joy it brings to the picture maker.
Adrian’s skilfully constructed presentation provided members with an opportunity to look into the workings of his fertile imagination and the step-by-step process he uses in ‘Photoshop’ to assemble images from a variety of locations, assembled over time into single composite pictures. He clearly intrigued his audience and will no doubt inspire members to experiment, let their creative juices flow and demand more ‘Photoshop’ learning days in the upcoming season.
On Monday evening we were joined by the external judge, Nick Berentzen from the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union. Nick shared with members his carefully assembled thoughts on the images selected for entry to the sixth and penultimate competition of our season, ‘The Annual Open Digital’ competition. Nick provided helpful advice on the technical and artistic characteristics of each image, focused on their strengths and directed attention to the opportunities for further development and improvement.
The winning image in a strong mono category was submitted by the Society’s youngest member, Josh Willis. This well deserved accolade will surely spur Josh on to greater things.
On Monday evening we were entertained by Society members, Mark and Fraser.
Through his engineering background and family history Mark has developed a passionate interest and an encyclopaedic knowledge of military aircraft. Mark shared his impressive portfolio of aircraft images with members, providing a thoughtful and informative commentary and practical advice on the camera craft he has acquired over time and now applies to aircraft photography.
Fraser introduced us to the personal considerations driving his interest in photography. He shared with members a learning process, involving an enviable amount of international travel, modest photographic successes and hard learned failures, and a portfolio that traces his development as a photographer and now features highly competent, and hugely impressive landscape images.
These shared and quite different photographic journeys make a huge contribution to the life of the Society and its desire to inspire ‘beginner’ members and help them to experience the joy of making pictures.