We will kick-off on Monday 17 September 2018, and the programme will run through to May 2019.
17 September 2018 - Introduction to the Year Ahead
24 September 2018 - Speaker 1 - Alf Myers - On the StreetsAlf is a Preston based photographer with a passion for street photography. He is driven by a desire to find the exciting within the mundane and make images that tell the story of our times. Images that capture that fleeting moment, for most unseen or forgotten, that glance, that expression filled with feelings and emotions. Members will be intrigued to learn how Alf’s involvement in the world of street photography lends style to his portrait and wedding work and translates into a rich and varied portfolio of striking and memorable images.
Alf’s presentation will provide members with an introduction to street photography, by defining street photography and explaining what makes an interesting street image. He will provide hints and tips on how to explore, create and take candid images on the street. He will describe the cameras, lenses, and settings he uses and share with members examples of his photography from around the UK and Europe.
Check out his website at www.alfmyersphotography.co.uk
1 October 2018 - Speaker 2 - Bob Dennis - Entering External Competition
Bob Dennis, CPAGB,APAGB,AFIAP,BPE4* is a highly respected photographer and an international and National PAGB listed Judge. Bob will select images from the L&CPU portfolio, which will be on display, discuss their merits and the reasons they scored well. He will then look at a number of images which scored highly in our internal competitions over the last 2 seasons, identify their strengths and ideas for possible development and indicate how they might perform in external competition. Bob will bring his presentation to an end with images from the Bebington Salon which will reinforce his earlier comments and advice.
L&CPU website: lcpu.org
Closing date for entries: competition 1 - informal prints (competition rules)
8 October 2018 - Club Night
Image selection for Morecambe battle. Morecambe club website: morecambecameraclub.co.uk
15 October 2018 - Competition 1 - Open Informal Print
22 October 2018 - Speaker 3 - Terry Donnelly - Sony Image Ambassador
Terry’s presentation will provide members with an insight into his photography and his use of Sony mirrorless cameras, explaining the technological advancements and innovations in Sony, Full Frame, mirrorless cameras and how these have improved his photographic workflow. Terry will share with members his distinction work and personal projects, and explain how the pictures were taken.
Terry will be accompanied by Sony UK and its full range of Alpha series, Full Frame, mirrorless cameras and lenses which members will be invited to handle and try if they wish. Sony will also have a digital imaging expert on site to answer any questions.
Check out his website at terrydonnelly.co.uk
Closing date for entries: competition 2 - Lancaster people and places (digital) (competition rules)
29 October 2018 - Morecambe Battle
Morecambe club website: morecambecameraclub.co.uk
5 November 2018 - Club Night
12 November 2018 - Competition 2 - Lancaster, People and Places, digital
19 November 2018 - Speaker 4 - Adrian McGarry - iPhone Photography
Adrian has been capturing images on an iPhone since 2012 and today it takes preference over his DSLR. Adrian will demonstrate the potential to capture and edit photos on a mobile device and take mobile photography from ordinary to extraordinary both onscreen and in print. Using his images as a visual narrative, he will cover the technical and conceptual aspects of his work, sharing the inspirations and influences that shape his creative approach. He will explain the advanced workflow he uses to get the best out of the iPhone camera and demonstrate advanced editing techniques using the very latest apps. He will also include a session on creating photo art. Although Adrian’s presentation will centre on his iPhone work, other smartphone users will learn that his techniques and the apps he uses can be applied to other mobile devices.
Check out his website at adrianmcgarry.com
Closing date for entries: competition 3 - Patterns and Shapes (digital) (competition rules)
26 November 2018 - Club Night
3 December 2018 - Speaker 5 - Rob Evans - Something from Nothing
Rob’s presentation will introduce members to the manipulation and Photoshop techniques he applies to transform mundane images into something special. He will illustrate the workflow he uses to achieve this in a way that will provide inspiration and a ‘starter for ten’ for members experienced and inexperienced in the black arts of the digital darkroom.
Check out his website at robevansphotography.co.uk
10 December 2018 - Competition 3 - Patterns and Shapes, digital
17 December 2018 - Christmas Dinner
7 January 2019 - Speaker 6 - N & C Robertson - Underwater Photography Art and Techniques
Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a dynamic husband and wife team of underwater photographers, photo-journalists and authors. They both have honours degrees from Manchester University in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. They will introduce members to the particular challenges of taking images underwater, demonstrate the equipment they use, and share some of their award-winning images from the UK and around the world.
Check out their website at frogfishphotography.com
14 January 2019 - Club Night
21 January 2019 - Speaker 7 - Alan and Julie Walker - Galapagos and Beyond
Alan ( MPAGB,ARPS,EFIAP,MPSA) and his wife Julie (ARPS,DPAGB,EFIAP,EPSA) travel the world in pursuit of new images, like 21st century, hunter gatherers. They have much to share with members in their huge portfolio of outstanding images and their experiences learning about different people and cultures, observing unique and sometimes endangered wildlife, and travelling through amazing landscapes. Their presentation will major on their journey to discover Nature Photography both in the UK and abroad, sharing with members the joys and frustrations of capturing those illusive competition winning images.
Check out their website at awalkerphotography.co.uk
Closing date for entries: competition 4 - President's challenge - inspired by music (digital) (competition rules)
28 January 2019 - Club Night
Image selection for Peterhead and MMM
4 February 2019 - President's Evening - An Illuminating Event!
11 February 2019 - Club Night
18 February 2019 - Competition 4 - Inspired by Music, digital
Closing date for entries: competition 5 - lancaster Canal, Group of 3 (digital) (competition rules)
25 February 2019 - Peterhead Battle
Peterhead camera club website: phdcc.weebly.com
4 March 2019 - Club night
11 March 2019 - Competition 5 - Lancaster Canal, Group of 3, digital
18 March 2019 - Speaker 8 - Marianthi Lainas - Coast Hugger, Island Lover.
Having spent most of her life living a stone's throw from the beach, much of Marianthi's work is inspired by a strong connection to the sea. She will be talking about how her love of coastal landscapes has influenced her photography and will be showing a selection of images from the coastline around her NW home, the Western Isles of Scotland, Iceland and Greenland.
Check out the website at marianthilainas.com
Closing date for entries: competition 6 - Annual digital competition (competition rules)
25 March 2019 - Morecambe Movie Makers
Morecambe Movie Makers website: morecambebaymoviemakers.org.uk
1 April 2019 - Club Night
8 April 2019 - Competition 6 - Open Theme, Annual Digital
15 April 2019 - Speaker 9 - Adrian Lines - Altered Reality
Check out his website at cherry-art.net
Closing date for entries: competition 7 - Annual print competition (competition rules)
(22 April 2019 - Easter Monday - no meeting)
29 April 2019 - Speaker 10 - Stephen McNally - Mono Minimalist and Cubist Photography
Stephen has amassed a rich portfolio of powerful and moody landscape and seascape images using both film and digital formats, flipped lens, pinhole, single lens reflex and twin lens reflex cameras. He will introduce members to his cameras, his simple but measured workflow, and his exceptional portfolio of black and white, fine art, minimalist images.
Inspired by the multiple image, photographic work of the artist, David Hockney, Stephen also constructs composite, cubist images of Liverpool’s distinctive townscape. Stephen’s work has featured in local and national newspapers and photography magazines as well as on tv. It will excite and inspire.
Check out his website at stemcnally.co.uk
(6 May 2019 - May bank holiday - no meeting)
13 May 2019 - Competition 7 - Open Theme, Annual Print
20 May 2019 - End of Season Meeting
29 May 2019 - Annual Awards Dinner
Note that this is a Wednesday