Non-members are welcome to attend speaker evenings, at a cost of £5
2 and 9 September 2019: welcome evenings for new members
16 September 2019: welcome and introduction to the year ahead
23 September 2019: Club night - Desktop Photography and Learning Stations
Members will have an opportunity to dip into and out of a series of ‘Learning’ and ‘Shooting’ stations including printed image mounting, framing and sizing; the SLR camera, its settings and its use with lenses; printing; the competition process and image submission. There will also be opportunities to capture the unexpected and interesting in a series of 7 desktop/still life installations featuring, bubbles, bolts, swords, metal insects, vintage cameras, and light boxes with figures, fruit, leaves and shells.
Bring your camera, tripod and flash.
30 September 2019: speaker 1 - Scott Wigglesworth - "Blackfell Photography"
Scott has worked across a wide range of photographic disciplines nationally and internationally and acquired a wealth of experience and technical knowledge. He casts a wide net and takes wedding, product, music, architectural and portrait commissions. Scott will share with members his journey in photography, illustrating the way his work has evolved through direct involvement with clients and collaborations with marketing and advertising agencies.
07 October 2019: club night - image selection for Morecambe battle
Members will assess and select the images from last season’s competition entries that will feature in the upcoming Morecambe battle. There will also be a demonstration of ‘double frame’ shooting
Entry date for competition 1: landscape - open digital
14 October 2019: speaker 2 - Nigel Ball - "Nightscape"
Nigel has always had a healthy or some say unhealthy interest in Astronomy and in recent times with the help of more disposable income he has returned to the hobby and in particular Astrophotography and Night scape photography. Nigel was elected to Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2013 for his services to Astrophotography and Public Outreach work with his local Astronomy Society. Nigel’s images have been used by the BBC Sky at Night and is regularly published in photography magazines. He has recently been working with Nikon developing a new camera for night photography. nigelaball.com
21 October 2019: competition 1: Landscape - open digital
Judging: Ken Ainscow
28 October 2019: speaker 03 Maria Falconer - "Performance and Dance"
Maria is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds a BA Hons. in Dance Theatre and an MA in Photographic studies. A photographic practitioner, teacher and writer, Maria lectures at De Montfort University and also runs photography workshops in Britain and abroad. She will take members on a photographic journey that will surprise and intrigue with her professional and personal perspectives. mariafalconer.co.uk
Entry date for competition 2 - open print
04 November 2019: club night - Group challenge
Members will set out into the City Centre in groups of 4/5 to respond to the photographic challenge set by our member, Fraser Colman. Each group will produce a panel of images.
Bring your camera, tripod and flash.
07 November 2019: Morecambe Battle. Note: This is a Thursday Evening and is being held at Morecambe Camera Club
Morecambe Camera Club, Church of the Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, Morecambe, LA4 6RH
11 November 2019: competition 2 - Open print
Judging: club members
18 November 2019: speaker 04 Jeremy Malley Smith - "Natural History/Landscape"
Jeremy became interested in wildlife as a teenager whilst watching David Attenborough’s wildlife programmes and fell in love with photography following a holiday to The Gambia in the early 90s photographing weaver birds, mudskippers & mammals. He became an active member of Wigan Photographic Society and enjoyed success in club and national and international competitions and recently joined the prestigious Wigan 10 Foto-Club. jeremymalleysmithphotography.co.uk
Entry date for competition 3 - abstract and conceptual (digital)
25 November 2019: club night - Photographing the City’s Keynote Buildings
Our most experienced photographers will lead member groups in capturing internal and external images of the City’s keynote buildings – The Cathedral and Priory Church.
Bring your camera, flash and tripod.
02 December 2019: speaker 05 - Mark Halliwell - "Landscape/Townscape"
Mark is a semi-professional landscape photographer living on the western edge of the Peak District. His work has been recognised in national and international competitions and regularly features in the UK's leading landscape photography magazine - Outdoor Photography.
09 December 2019: competition 3 - Abstract and conceptual (digital)
Judging: Carolyn Primett
16 December 2019: Christmas dinner
06 January 2020: speaker 06 - Mark Gilligan - "Lake District Landscapes"
Mark Gilligan is one of the country’s foremost Landscape Photographers and an official Fujifilm Ambassador. He is an accredited, award-winning member of the British Institute of Professional Photography and won Fellowship for his specialist and original work in the Lake District. A features writer for many magazines, he has his own photographic series in 'Lake District Life' and 'Lancashire Life'. A member of the 'Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild', his work regularly appears in the national and regional walking publications. wastwaterphotography.co.uk
13 January 2020: club night – Group Challenge Judging and Member Presentations
The groups will present their panel of images captured on the November 4 shoot to members who will together select the best panel and award the winners with task of defining the 2021 challenge. The evening will also feature short presentations by members, Alan Philips and Ken McGrath .
20 January 2020: speaker 07 - Stephen Lewis - "Time Lapse Photography"
27 January 2020: club night - Image Selection for evening with Morecambe Movei Makers
Stephen is an associate of the Royal Photographic Society, and is closely associated with the Snowdonia National Park. His knowledge and understanding of the area have allowed him to produce images unrivalled in their portrayal of the ephemeral light and wild atmosphere in that special part of the world. He’s work is an intimate and loving crafted celebration of wild landscape.
Entry date for competition 4 - President's Challenge - inspired by a book or film title (digital)
Members will assess and select images for the Evening with Morecambe Movie Makers and Share with each other images captured on the November 25 visit to the Cathedral and Priory church.
03 February 2020: Presidents evening - Mike Arkinson - "Macro Photography"
Mike, is the Society’s current president and most accomplished photographer. His knowledge and love of natural history, landscapes, stone circles and photography is reflected in his wide ranging portfolio of technically precise and striking images. Mike’s presentation will focus on macro photography.
10 February 2020: speaker 08 Brett Aspinal - New Directions in Photography
We welcome back Brett and his students from Myerscough College for a revealing insight into the directions in which photography is taking on the National Diploma, Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) courses, preparing students for careers in media, photography and its related industries.
17 February 2020: competition 4 - President's Challenge - inspired by a book or film title (digital)
Judging: Simon Ray
Entry date for competition 5 - open triptych
24 February 2020: club night - Fun with Studio Portrait Photography
Members will get together in small groups to capture images in a studio environment of models in period dress from an ‘Enactment Society.’
Bring your camera and tripod.
02 March 2020: club night - Food Photography
We will host an evening with the local, authentic Indian, food producer, ‘Sanah’ . Members will have an opportunity to photograph the food during preparation, the finished food itself and Sanah’s colleagues dressed in traditional costume. Check out the website; SupperbySanah.co.uk
Bring your camera and tripod
09 March 2020: competition 5 - open triptych
Judging: Paul Dunmall
16 March 2020: speaker 09 - Stephen Dodd - "Product and Food Photography"
Steve started his photography career in 1979 as a studio assistant with Liverpool’s “Elsam, Mann & Cooper”. He studied Photography at the Blackpool & The Fylde College in the mid 1980s and specialised thereafter in commercial advertising work. He has worked on corporate assignments in America, Canada, Russia, Africa, most of Europe & throughout the UK. Steve will showcase his work, demonstrate some of the basic studio lighting/camera techniques applied to product photography and provide hints and tips for food photography. If time allows Steve will look at member images and offer help & advice. bigcheese.co.uk
Entry date for competition 6 - open annual digital
23 March 2020: Morecambe Movie Makers. Note that this is being held at Morecambe Movie Makers
Morecambe Movie Makers, St. Christopher's Church Hall, St. Christopher's Way, Bare, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 6EE
30 March 2020: club night - Fun with Studio Portrait Photography
An opportunity on this club night to build on the experience of the February 24 shoot by getting together in small groups to capture images once again in a studio environment of amateur performers in costume, involved with Grand Theatre productions.
Bring your camera and tripod.
06 April 2020: speaker 10 - Claire Carter - "Moving Landscapes"
Claire believes that landscape photographers have to be in tune with the fourth dimension – the passage of time- and that creative landscape photography is an action genre. Claire’s passion is to capture the way light transforms a scene and to share those unique and fleeting moments. Her work features in a wide range of publications and has been acknowledged in international competitions. carterart.co.uk
13 April 2020 (Easter Monday - no meeting)
20 April 2020: competition 6 - open annual digital
Judging: Paul Williamson
Entry date for competition 7 - open annual print
27 April 2030: speaker 11 - Andy Gray - "Abstract Landscapes"
Andy will explain the factors that caused him to step away from traditional landscape photography, move into ICM photography and create his striking ‘Turneresque’ images. He will describe his unique approach and method of working by displaying examples of his work and sharing the stories behind them. andrewsgray.photography
04 May 2020: Club Night - Miniature Worlds
Members will have an opportunity to engage with each other in close–up and macro photography, around on a series of illuminated, minature, desk top set-ups.
Bring your camera, tripod and flash.
11 May 2020: competition 7 - open annual print
Judging: Ian Stewart
18 May 2020: end of season meeting
27 May 2020: annual awards dinner
Note this is a Wednesday
08 June 2020: club night at Cameron House
06 July 2020: club night at Cameron House
10 August 2020: club night at Cameron House
August 2019 Summer exhibition
Venue and dates to be determined
Morecambe Camera Club events
See details of the reciprocal association with Morecambe Camera Club here.