THIS SEASON 17-18

Conwy Camera Club
7:15 for 7:30pm Tuesdays
at
Y Morfa Venue
Conwy Borough FC
Penmaen Road
Conwy
LL32 8HA

Programme Version:04
Last Updated: 02/10/2017

Programme 2017-2018
The programme committee endeavours to provide a range of speakers and events that interest, and are relevant to as wide a range of members as possible. Suggestions for next year’s programme are always welcome as are offers from members who are willing to lead or participate in Club evenings.
Contact: programme@conwycameraclub.co.uk


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DateEventDetailsDeadlines
5th SeptSeason Opening & Welcome by our new Chair - Lee OwensPresentation of Committee and their roles, Welcome to members
12th SeptTim Williams
Programme Leader, FdA Photography Coleg Llandrillo
Tim will show a collection of personal work and some of the work produced by the Photography Course Students.
19th SeptMembers EveningSue Clark will be doing a talk on Composition - Rules and Myths.
The second half will be a selection of members AV's.
Sunday 24th of Sept
Competition Deadline DayDPI entries for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Jill BuntingCompetition Deadline Day
26th SeptPaul Sampson Curator at Oriel Colwyn
3rd OctCompetition DPI
(Digital Project Image)
OPEN Theme
Judge - Jill Bunting
10th OctConwy Town Challenge + Results of 'Then and Now' archive project Results from the Conwy Town event. Also club archive photos which we've rereplicated this summer
17th OctStephen Lewis ARPS Timelapse Photographywww.stevelewis.photography
Introduction to this popular genre, featuring videos and demonstrations of the equipment and software.
22nd Oct (Sun)EXT COMP-
NWPA DPI Challenge, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno
2PM
24th OctJanine PendletonUrbex and Travel
Blue haired abandoned buildings addict, travelling the world in search of adventure.
31st OctAshley Franklin Photography ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB -
The Wider World of Photography Part 1
www.ashleyfranklin.co.uk
Discover a fascinating world of photography beyond the camera club as we explore the history, style and impact of portrait, fashion, industrial, war, press and social documentary photography .
An evening of informative, inspiring, powerful and world-changing imagery.
Sunday 5th of Nov
Competition Deadline DayDPI entries for Competition Theme: Snowdonia - Judge John RobertsCompetition Deadline Day
Tuesday 7th of NovCompetition Deadline DayPrint handover and files uploaded for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Margaret BarberCompetition Deadline Day
7th NovMichael Leach www.michael-leach.co.uk
Dr Michael Leach is a full time wildlife author and photographer.
He has travelled to all 7 continents and worked with many of the world's most charismatic animals - polar bears in the Arctic, gorillas in central Africa, lemurs in Madagascar, sperm whales in the mid-Atlantic, monkeys in the Amazon, penguins in the Antarctic and elephants in Kenya.
14th NovCompetition DPI
(Digital Project Image)
Theme - Snowdonia
Judge - John Roberts
17th NOV - (Fri)EXT COMP - 6 Way Battle- Judge: Tom Dodd FRPS DPAGB FIPF7.30pm - Lecture Room A12, Brambell Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor, LL57
21st NovCompetition PrintOpen Theme
Judge - Margaret Barber
28th NovChris Davies Travel and Adventure Sports Photographywww.chrisdaviesphotography.com
Chris likes to capture peoples' experience of the outdoors through action photography, he's a qualified drone pilot and his work features in a varied number of lifestyle and Photographic magazines.
5th Dec Ilija Vukomanovic As a previous member of Conwy CC is our pleasure to welcome Ilija back with his "Lepidoptera, Landscapes and Light" presentation
12th DecSarah Canton "Have Camera, will travel'  www.sarahcantonphotography.co.uk
Winner of the "Seascape" Category in the Scottish landscape of the year 2016" who indulges in a spot of Travel Photography.
Xmas Break
9th JanEXT COMP - 2 Way Battle with BMBCC
Judge Paul Kay
Once again we will be welcoming our friends from Beaumaris and Menai Bridge CC - Bar Open
16th Jan Bill Ward & his Photography
www.billwardphotography.co.uk/about/
Bill Ward is a British actor and photographer, with various awards, exhibitions, permanent collections, currently shoots for the photographic agency Robert Harding and he's a Ambassador for Pentax.
Sunday 21st of JanCompetition Deadline DayDPI entries for Competition Theme: Open - Judge John SmithCompetition Deadline Day
Tuesday y 23th of JanCompetition Deadline DayPrint handover and files uploaded for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Andy PolakowskiCompetition Deadline Day
23rd JanSimon Watkinson The Creative Power of the Monochrome Imagewww.world-infocus.co.uk
Simon Watkinson and Tammy Tidmarsh run a friendly, family based photography business set in an idyllic location from their beautiful Peak District home, as well as specialising in overseas photography workshops in Asia.
30th JanCompetition DPI
(Digital Project Image)
Open Theme
Judge - John Smith
6th FebCompetition PrintOpen Theme
Judge - Andy Polakowski
13th FebTo be announced
20th FebMatch a PDI Fun evening with members images
Sunday 25th of FebCompetition Deadline DayDPI entries for Competition Theme: Macro & Close up - Judge TBACompetition Deadline Day
Tuesday 27th of FebCompetition Deadline DayPrint handover and files uploaded for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Frank BarberCompetition Deadline Day
27th FebAneurin Phillips
Landscape and Wildlife
www.aneurinphillips.com
Our very own Landscape and Wildlife expert. Some of Aneurin's images have recently been published in 'Copaon Cymru' - a book illustrating 48 classical mountain walks in Wales. Aneurin was also a finalist in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016 competition and his image of the red-crowned crane has been published in the OPOTY Book - Portfolio II.
6th MarCompetition DPI
(Digital Project Image)
Theme - Macro & Close up Photography
Awaiting Judge Confirmation
13th MarCompetition PrintOpen Theme
Judge - Frank Barber
Sunday 18th of MarCompetition Deadline DayDPI entries for Lionel Bloodworth Creative Challenge - Judge Dr Terry Ogden ARPSCompetition Deadline Day
20th MarLaurence Clark -
BEng. Dipl. Professional Photography
Commercial & Wildlife Photographer
www.castlevision.co.uk
Laurence is increasingly involved with creating images for the food industry and other commercial photography assignments besides travelling over the whole of North West seeking out the best subjects for landscape, fine art and nature photography.
27th MarCompetition - Lionel Bloodworth Creative ChallengeStand alone award for the Lionel Bloodworth Cup
Judge - Dr Terry Ogden ARPS
APR - TBANWPA Annual Battle. Craig-y-Don, Llandudno2PM
Sunday 1st of AprCompetition Deadline DayDPI entries for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Terry MillsCompetition Deadline Day
Tuesday 3rd of AprCompetition Deadline DayPrint handover and files uploaded for MONOCHROME Competition Theme: Open - Judge Michael BlackburnCompetition Deadline Day
3rd AprGlyn Dewis - Photographer, Retoucher and Trainerwww.glyndewis.com/about/
Glyn is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer with clients ranging from the BBC, SKY, FOX and Air New Zealand, to Physique Athletes and Musicians.
Event open to no-members
10th AprCompetition DPI
(Digital Project Image)
Open Theme
Judge - Terry Mills
17th AprCompetition PrintMonochrome
Open Theme
Judge - Michael Blackburn
24th AprAlan Price Gatehouse Studio Wildlife & Nature Photographywww.gatehousestudio.co.uk
"A picture paints a thousand words so I'll let the photographs do the talking." - Alan Price -
Alan has had numerous awards both nationally and internationally as well as being featured in countless publications.
1st MayAnnual Buffet & End of Season ChallengeDisposable Camera Challenge
Mike Blackburn to judge
8th MayAGM & Awards
N.B. – Whilst all the names of Speakers are correct at the time of publication, the Club reserve the right to make a substitution if there is a last-minute cancellation.


SIG Calendar 2017-2018

The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet regularly throughout the season and some even out of season. These meetings introduce members to a wide variety of photography styles and preferences and are especially good for finding out what genre suites you the most. Especially if you are still finding your feet.


DateEventDetailsWhereSIG leader£ per member
7th SeptMembers "Surgery" Old(er) hands.Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required. Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HA Committee£3
14th SeptMembers "Surgery" Old(er) hands.Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required. applies. Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HACommittee£3
21st SeptMembers "Surgery" Old(er) hands.Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required. Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HACommittee£3
5th OctPortraitSt Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LDTBC£5
19th OctLow Light and Light PaintingOutdoor event weather allowing but venue booked.St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LDDan Richards, HF£3
2nd NovCreativeSt Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LDHF, Dan Richards£3
16th NovMacro and Close UpGet ready for Macro & Close up Competition Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HADan Richards, HF£3
30th NovPortraitSt Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LDTBC£5
11th JanMembers "Surgery" Old(er) hands.Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required. Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HACommittee£3
18th JanMembers "Surgery" Old(er) hands.Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required. Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HACommittee£3
1st FebMacro and Close UpGet ready for Macro & Close up Competition Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HADan Richards, HF£3
15th FebCreativeSt Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LDHF, Dan Richards£3
1st MarPet PortraitSt Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LDHF, Dan Richards£3
15th MarPortraitSt Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LDTBC£5
29th MarTo be announced
12th AprilTo be announced

Out of Season Summer Events 2017

Although the current season is officially finished there is still plenty to do during the summer months. Below is a table of activities for the membership to enjoy before the new season starts in September. These events are led by volunteer members who are giving up their free time for the greater good. Please support these activities if possible.


DateEventDetailsWhereEvent Leader
Sun-07-May-17Exploring the quarries by Cwmorthin email sent out on the 20/04/17Meet at Tanygrisiau, 10am startBob Birch
Thu-18-May-17
Thu-25-May-17
Thu-01-Jun-17Coastal & Sunset (High Water 17.20, Sunset 21.30)TBCTalacreTBC
Thu-08-Jun-17
Thu-15-Jun-17
Sun-18-Jun-17Eastern Snowdonia TourMike Blackburn
Thu-22-Jun-17
Thu-29-Jun-17To be announcedTBC
Thu-06-Jul-17Coastal & Sunset (Low Water 17.40, Sunset 21.410)Both car parks are free. Water proof shoes or wellies for the beach/shore are advisable and tripod essential.
Meet at West Kirby Wirral Sailing Centre (car park behind it) for 7pm - then to New Brighton's Perch Rock Lighthouse New BrightonHF
Sun-16-Jul-17Central Snowdonia Tour with Mike Blackburn10 am start from Blaennau Ffestiniog - All day event- Bring a snack. A small fee to cover Mike's fuel and dinner as per previous outings is appreciated.Meet at Blanneau Ffestiniog's Spar car park
Spar car Park
Mike Blackburn
Thu-20-Jul-17To be announced
Sat-29-Jul-17Industrial archaeology walk with Bob Birch For details, see the e-mail sent to all members on 10 JulyMeet 10am at the car park above Tanygrisiau, near Blaenau Ffestiniog.Bob Birch
Tue-01-Aug-17Tir Prince Raceway, Towyn – Harness Racing- the only full half mile floodlit hard track in the country.Meet at 6.30 by the ticket office, racing starts at 7pm.
Tickets cost £10 p/person.
Tripods not advisable, (high ISO instead) and a telephoto will be a good choice of lenses.
Tir Prince Raceway
Pat Preston
Please advise if attending closer to the date.
Sun-13-Aug-17Western Snowdonia Tour with Mike Blackburn10 am start Llanfairfechan free car park - All day event- Bring a snack. A small fee to cover Mike's fuel and dinner as per previous outings is appreciated.LlanfairfechanMike Blackburn
Thu-17-Aug-17N/A
Sun-20-Aug-17CONWY TOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC CHALLENGEParticipants will be given a list of 7 subjects to be photographed in Conwy town and will be required to present them on a camera memory card, one image per subject and in the order listed. Prizes for best images, further details in next newsletter.Castlebank Hotel, Conwy
Collect your list between 10am & 12noon, drop card between 2 & 4 pm.
Sue Clark
Thu-24-Aug-17N/A
Thu-31-Aug-17N/A
Sun-24-Sept-17Explore Denbigh- History, Architecture & Photo WALK with Mike Blackburn1PM start from Denbigh's, car park next to the Castle.
Denbigh Castle
Mike Blackburn
Sun-01-10-17Explore Castlefield & Salford Quays, Salford- History, Architecture & Photo walk with Mike BlackburnMeet at 3pm at Asda Hulme Superstore Car Park on Princess Road before travelling to Castlefield then to Salford Quays. Aiming to be in Salford Quays around 5 to 5.30 for the walk. Mike has gain access and permission to shoot inside the Lowry Center. Then outside again for low light and reflections. IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have printed and signed the Indemnity Form and have it with you on entry to the Lowry. Meet at 3pm in Hulme's Asda Car Park on Princess Road, Mcr: Asda SuperstoreMike Blackburn
Sun- 5-11-17Explore the Central Vale of ClwydVisiting the areas missed on the previous outing to the Vale of Clwyd, more details near the time.Meet at (Time to be confirmed) Bodelwyddan ChurchMike Blackburn