Meetings will be Live Zoom sessions or pre-recorded videos. Members will be able to join Zoom meetings by invitation in the usual way or view the pre-recorded videos via a link. Live Zoom meetings will open early to allow members to chat before the meeting.
Invites to Zoom Meetings and links to the YouTube presentations will be sent a day or so before the meetings. Details of how to join a Zoom meeting are found in the MEMBERS ONLY section, in the MEMBERS PAGES menu.
Most talks and judging will be recorded so that they will be available to view for a few of days after the meeting.
Images are intended for Club members only and may not be suitable for viewing by non-club members who may be present.
7:15 for 7:30pm Tuesdays at:
Y Morfa Venue
Conwy Borough FC
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.
|14/09/21||Each to His Own Way|
|Street images and the urban environment, taken mostly in Bristol and London|
|21/09/21||It’s a Small World|
|Macro photography - covering insects and small wildlife creatures. Virtually all of which have been photographed within 4 miles of where I live.|
|28/09/21||Intentional camera movement (ICM)|
Stephanie Johnson (USA)
|The Art & Beauty of ICM Photography – A discussion about what ICM is, various movements that can be used to create ICM images, sample images of my own work, as well as before & after images, a short video tutorial to show how I work in the field, and an introduction to ICM Photography Magazine.|
|05/10/21||The Industrial Tourist: Exploring the Industrial North|
|This thought-provoking talk is a wander through the remnants of the northern industrial landscape. Covering a diverse selection of sites such as the enormous slate quarries of Snowdonia, abandoned textile mills in Lancashire and Yorkshire, a disused underground coal mine, the bizarre landscapes of active steelworks, a beached passenger ship, as well as unique views of the inside of derelict cooling towers, this talk is somewhat different to the majority of camera club talks. The images are predominantly black and white, with splashes of colour.|
|12/10/21||Architecture : Exposure to Edit|
|A talk on shooting internal and external architecture covering gear, tricks and thought process, all from the point of view of an amateur photographer.
Also includes a demonstration of editing techniques using a combination of Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop CC from the point of view of a professional IT instructor.
|19/10/21||COMPETITION – My Lockdown Pictures - Judge Gareth Jenkins ARPS, DPAGB, AWPF||Please see Competition Calendar & Themes page for details including the all important entry deadline date!|
|26/10/21||COMPETITION – Flower(s) - Judge Linda Bell AWPF, GPU2, DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE5*, LPRS||Please see Competition Calendar & Themes page for details including the all important entry deadline date!|
|02/11/21||An Evening with Geoff|
|This is a talk on a wide-ranging set of subjects to give members further inspiration on subjects that make strong images.
This includes Sport eg Canoeing, Cricket, Rugby, Football, Running - Landscapes of Snowdonia, Peak District and West Coast of Scotland - Nature mainly Birds - Misc. section with some industrial landscape. The second half is all Portraits.
|09/11/21||Panels and Triptychs inc LRPS Panels|
|Steven discusses the fascinating subject of panels and triptychs, displaying examples from a variety of sources, before recounting his own endeavours of how he finally attained his Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.
Before the break – introduction, Panels definition, history-popular uses, triptychs – introduction, competition examples, experiments, online examples.
After the break – RPS, LRPS, tonight’s submission, Steven’s LRPS journey and epilogue
|As photographers we often suffer from “local Myopia”, constantly wishing we were in some exotic location with the best possible equipment. In this talk I detail my locational myopia and ways to overcome it as well as a personal journey to become a landscape photographer.|
|23/11/21||Photographing the Night Sky|
|Our eyes can only glimpse a tiny fraction of the incredible lightshows and the beautiful objects that our night skies have to offer. But with the cameras and lenses that most photographers already have we can capture the stunning displays and many of the amazing astronomical objects that will only reveal themselves after the sun sets.
In this talk I’ll present nightscapes that include our moon, noctilucent clouds, aurorae and zodiacal light; stars trailing around the celestial pole, comets and meteors flying through the night; the intricate beauty of our own galaxy; and distant nebulae that we can, at best, barely see with the naked eye. And I’ll share useful resources to help you plan your night-time outings and advise you on lenses and camera settings. Following the talk I’ll try to answer and discuss whatever questions you may have.
|30/11/21||COMPETITION – Seascapes /Landscapes - Judge David Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b BPE5 CPAGB/AV||Please see Competition Calendar & Themes page for details including the all important entry deadline date!|
|07/12/21||COMPETITION – Open Theme - Judge RUSSELL LINDSAY FBPE, MPAGB, EFIAP, AWPF|
|14/12/21||MEMBER’S EVENING||Content to be confirmed|
|11/01/22||Japan in Cherry Blossom Season|
|This talk covers the photography and culture of a trip to Japan in April 2018|
|18/01/22||Street Photography: a different perspective|
|On the face of it Street Photography is the simplest of all genres to get involved in: all you need is a camera and access to an urban environment, and off you go. Despite this apparent ease and simplicity, many photographers produce mediocre and uninteresting work.
To understand why street photography is so difficult, we will look at the style, content and purpose of classic images taken by a small group of young photographers in 1960s New York. These workers produced vibrant images, which were un-posed, with off-kilter verticals and figures cut off at the edge. Their confrontational style helped create a look that gained them both fame and notoriety. We will then look at how this work, often described as ‘snapshot’ aesthetic compares with other photographers such as Leiter, Levitt, Klein and Cartier-Bresson who preceded them.
In the final part of the talk we will look at the modern interpretation of street photography and how this incorporates a wide range of sub-genres where pretty much anything goes.
|25/01/22||COMPETITION – Book Titles - Judge Richard Hainsworth LRPS EFIAP/b DPAGB GPU-CR2 BPE3*|
|01/02/22||COMPETITION – In the Woods - Judge John Smith APAGB CPAGB Hon LCPU|
|08/02/22||My Journey in Mono|
|I will explain how I got into photography, how I am restricted with my locations and show that local images can earn you distinctions|
|15/02/22||2 WAY BATTLE|
|My approach to wildlife photography, the use of lenses and cameras|
|01/03/22||COMPETITION - Transportation - Judge Caroline Preece LRPS|
|08/03/22||COMPETITION – Fashion Photography - Judge Roger Parry MPAGB, ARPS, EFIAP, HonPAGB|
|15/03/22||My Photographic Journey|
|My personal journey to DPAGB and BPE5, focusing on my work in people and nature photography.|
|22/03/22||COMPETITION – Triptych - Judge Steven Galvin LRPS|
|Coastal and seascape photography. I use different techniques to reflect the many moods of the sea and waves.
|12/04/22||LIONEL BLOODWORTH CHALLENGE _ CREATIVE In-house judging|
|19/04/22||COMPETITION – Mono Open - Judge Carol McNiven Young tbc|
|26/04/22||Istanbul and Shopping|
Mark and Judy Buckley-Sharp
|In part one- Istanbul - some places visited by tourists and some which definitely are not.
In part two – visit the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul and the crowded streets in between.
|03/05/22||End of Season event|
|10/05/22||AGM & AWARDS|