Conwy Camera Club
7:15 for 7:30pm Tuesdays
Y Morfa Venue
Conwy Borough FC
Last Updated: 19/09/2017
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.
|5th Sept||Season Opening & Welcome by our new Chair - Lee Owens||Presentation of Committee and their roles, Welcome to members|
|12th Sept||Tim 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 Sept||Members Evening||Sue 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 Day||DPI entries for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Jill Bunting||Competition Deadline Day|
|26th Sept||Paul Sampson||Curator at Oriel Colwyn|
|3rd Oct||Competition DPI|
(Digital Project Image)
|OPEN Theme |
Judge - Jill Bunting
|10th Oct||Conwy Town Challenge||Images and results from the event|
|17th Oct||Stephen Lewis ARPS Timelapse Photography||www.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
|24th Oct||Janine Pendleton||Urbex and Travel|
Blue haired abandoned buildings addict, travelling the world in search of adventure.
|31st Oct||Ashley Franklin Photography ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB - |
The Wider World of Photography Part 1
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 Day||DPI entries for Competition Theme: Snowdonia - Judge John Roberts||Competition Deadline Day|
|Tuesday 7th of Nov||Competition Deadline Day||Print handover and files uploaded for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Margaret/John Barber||Competition Deadline Day|
|7th Nov||Michael 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 Nov||Competition DPI|
(Digital Project Image)
|Theme - Snowdonia |
Judge - John Roberts
|17th NOV - (Fri)||EXT COMP - 6 Way Battle- Judge: Tom Dodd FRPS DPAGB FIPF||7.30pm - Lecture Room A12, Brambell Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor, LL57 |
|21st Nov||Competition Print||Open Theme|
Judge - Margaret/John Barber
|28th Nov||Chris Davies Travel and Adventure Sports Photography||www.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 Dec||Sarah 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.
|9th Jan||EXT 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 Jan||Competition Deadline Day||DPI entries for Competition Theme: Open - Judge John Smith||Competition Deadline Day|
|Tuesday y 23th of Jan||Competition Deadline Day||Print handover and files uploaded for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Andy Polakowski||Competition Deadline Day|
|23rd Jan||Simon Watkinson The Creative Power of the Monochrome Image||www.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 Jan||Competition DPI|
(Digital Project Image)
Judge - John Smith
|6th Feb||Competition Print||Open Theme|
Judge - Andy Polakowski
|13th Feb||To be announced|
|20th Feb||Match a PDI||Fun evening with members images|
|Sunday 25th of Feb||Competition Deadline Day||DPI entries for Competition Theme: Macro & Close up - Judge TBA||Competition Deadline Day|
|Tuesday 27th of Feb||Competition Deadline Day||Print handover and files uploaded for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Margaret/John Barber||Competition Deadline Day|
|27th Feb||Aneurin Phillips |
Landscape and Wildlife
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 Mar||Competition DPI|
(Digital Project Image)
|Theme - Macro & Close up Photography|
Awaiting Judge Confirmation
|13th Mar||Competition Print||Open Theme|
Judge - Margaret/John Barber
|Sunday 18th of Mar||Competition Deadline Day||DPI entries for Lionel Bloodworth Creative Challenge - Judge Dr Terry Ogden ARPS||Competition Deadline Day|
|20th Mar||Laurence Clark -|
BEng. Dipl. Professional Photography
Commercial & Wildlife Photographer
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 Mar||Competition - Lionel Bloodworth Creative Challenge||Stand alone award for the Lionel Bloodworth Cup |
Judge - Dr Terry Ogden ARPS
|APR - TBA||NWPA Annual Battle. Craig-y-Don, Llandudno||2PM|
|Sunday 1st of Apr||Competition Deadline Day||DPI entries for Competition Theme: Open - Judge Terry Mills||Competition Deadline Day|
|Tuesday 3rd of Apr||Competition Deadline Day||Print handover and files uploaded for MONOCHROME Competition Theme: Open - Judge Michael Blackburn||Competition Deadline Day|
|3rd Apr||Glyn Dewis - Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer||www.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 Apr||Competition DPI|
(Digital Project Image)
Judge - Terry Mills
|17th Apr||Competition Print||Monochrome |
Judge - Michael Blackburn
|24th Apr||Alan Price Gatehouse Studio Wildlife & Nature Photography||www.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 May||Annual Buffet & End of Season Challenge||Disposable Camera Challenge|
Mike Blackburn to judge
|8th May||AGM & Awards|
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.
|Date||Event||Details||Where||SIG leader||£ per member|
|7th Sept||Members "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 Sept||Members "Surgery" Old(er) hands.||Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required. applies.||Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HA||Committee||£3|
|21st Sept||Members "Surgery" Old(er) hands.||Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required.||Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HA||Committee||£3|
|5th Oct||Portrait||St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD||TBC||£5|
|19th Oct||Low Light and Light Painting||Outdoor event weather allowing but venue booked.||St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD||Dan Richards, HF||£3|
|2nd Nov||Creative||St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD||HF, Dan Richards||£3|
|16th Nov||Macro and Close Up||Get ready for Macro & Close up Competition||Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HA||Dan Richards, HF||£3|
|30th Nov||Portrait||St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD||TBC||£5|
|11th Jan||Members "Surgery" Old(er) hands.||Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required.||Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HA||Committee||£3|
|18th Jan||Members "Surgery" Old(er) hands.||Q&A session Bring your questions and kit as required.||Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HA||Committee||£3|
|1st Feb||Macro and Close Up||Get ready for Macro & Close up Competition||Y Morfa Venue Penmaen Rd, Conwy LL32 8HA||Dan Richards, HF||£3|
|15th Feb||Creative||St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD||HF, Dan Richards||£3|
|1st Mar||Pet Portrait||St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD||HF, Dan Richards||£3|
|15th Mar||Portrait||St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD||TBC||£5|
|29th Mar||To be announced|
|12th April||To be announced|
Out of Season Summer Events 2017
Although the current season if 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.
|Sun-07-May-17||Exploring the quarries by Cwmorthin||email sent out on the 20/04/17||Meet at Tanygrisiau, 10am start||Bob Birch|
|Thu-01-Jun-17||Coastal & Sunset (High Water 17.20, Sunset 21.30)||TBC||Talacre||TBC|
|Sun-18-Jun-17||Eastern Snowdonia Tour||Mike Blackburn|
|Thu-29-Jun-17||To be announced||TBC|
|Thu-06-Jul-17||Coastal & 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 Brighton||HF|
|Sun-16-Jul-17||Central Snowdonia Tour with Mike Blackburn||10 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
|Thu-20-Jul-17||To be announced|
|Sat-29-Jul-17||Industrial archaeology walk with Bob Birch||For details, see the e-mail sent to all members on 10 July||Meet 10am at the car park above Tanygrisiau, near Blaenau Ffestiniog.||Bob Birch|
|Tue-01-Aug-17||Tir 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-17||Western Snowdonia Tour with Mike Blackburn||10 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.||Llanfairfechan||Mike Blackburn|
|Sun-20-Aug-17||CONWY TOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE||Participants 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.
|Sun-24-Sept-17||Explore Denbigh- History, Architecture & Photo WALK with Mike Blackburn||1PM start from Denbigh's, car park next to the Castle.||Denbigh Castle||Mike Blackburn|
|Sun-01-10-17||Explore Castlefield & Salford Quays, Salford- History, Architecture & Photo walk with Mike Blackburn||Meet 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 Superstore||Mike Blackburn|
|Sun- 5-11-17||Explore the Central Vale of Clwyd||Visiting the areas missed on the previous outing to the Vale of Clwyd, more details near the time.||Meet at (Time to be confirmed) Bodelwyddan Church||Mike Blackburn|