Events Calendar

March 2017
  • Monday 27 March 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Guest Speaker:

    Guest speaker Neil Hulme gives us a talk entitled "Moments In Mono (B&W Long Exposures)". The talk will be about his black white long exposure photography around the North West of England. Images from The Wirral, Peak District, Lake District, North Wales, Yorkshire Dales and the Fylde Coastline.

    Neil has given this lecture to a number of photographic clubs around the North West and it has been well received.

    Neil's website can be seen here

April 2017
  • Monday 10 April 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Club Competition 1:

    Theme - "Open" (Submission date 27th March). Our first club competition of the year and as ever, the initial competition is an open theme, i.e. Your photograph can be on any subject you wish, colour or black and white. Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition. 

    Please see the current competition rules here for information on how to size and name your images, and we also have some tips here, and advice on mounting here.

    Please note that images must be handed to the competition secretary Ian Sprott at the meeting before the competition (27th March), and digial images must be submitted by email to competitions@thewdcc.org.uk before midnight on 27th March 2017.

  • Monday 24 April 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Additional Meeting:

    Due to the revised schedule, this event no longer falls on a bank holiday. Therefore it will now be a club meeting, topic to be confirmed.

May 2017
  • Monday 08 May 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Location Shoot:

    A trip to Crosby beach to visit the Antony Gormley art installation called "Another Place". In addition to the well-photographed scupltures, there are sand dunes, seascapes, a marina, the Mersey estuary, shipping lanes, lots of opportunities for great photographs.

  • Monday 22 May 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Member's Work Night:

    For this session we are encouraging that member's work should reflect images taken on club nights, be they location shoots, table top sessions, model nights or whatever (current or past).

    That way club members that weren't present, or prospective new members can get a feel for what goes on in our sessions, but it also may show how multiple photographers have a different take on the same subjects.

    We are asking that each member submits a maximum of 4 images, and they will be invited to talk about their images.

    We are also trying a new submission method. In order to make life easier for Tim on the night, and to ease the prospect of IT issues cropping up at start of the meeting, we are asking that images be submitted by email wherever possible, preferrably a week prior to the event (by 15th March - not the usual 2 weeks prior for competition entries and not as strict on timings).

    Images should be appropriately named to identify author and title, in the usual 1024 x 768 dimensions and emailed to worknight@thewdcc.org.uk

    We will of course still accept images on the night on a USB drive, but members are encouraged to use the new email submission process if possible.

June 2017
  • Monday 05 June 2017 - -

    Additional Meeting:

    Due to the revised schedule, this event no longer falls on a bank holiday. Therefore it will now be a club meeting, topic to be confirmed.

  • Monday 19 June 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Guest Speaker:

    Join us for a talk by Adrian Lines called "Post Creative Photography"

July 2017
  • Monday 03 July 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Club Competition 2:

    The theme is "Water" - 71% of the Earth's surface is covered in it, so you should have no shortage of subject matter! Please see the club competition rules page for guidance on sizing, masking, and identifying your images.

    Submission date for images as ever is the previous club night, June 19th 2017. Prints must be handed to the Competitions Secretary (Ian Sprott).

    You may submit digital images to the competition by emailing them (prior to midnight on 19th June) to competitions@thewdcc.org.uk

  • Monday 17 July 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Location Shoot:

    Location to be confirmed

  • Monday 31 July 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Club Speaker:

    Subject and speakers to be confirmed

August 2017
  • Monday 14 August 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Studio Night:

    This will be a model night, in the usual format of two sessions. More details to come

  • Monday 28 August 2017 - -

    August Bank Holiday:

    There will be no meeting tonight due to it being a bank holiday

September 2017
  • Monday 11 September 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Guest Speaker:

    Join us for a lecture entitled "Wild Life" by Jo McIntyre

  • Monday 25 September 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Workshop:

    Join us for a workshop in high speed flash, presented by regular and popular speaker at the club Michelle Mansley from Warrington Collegiate.

October 2017
  • Monday 09 October 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Club Competition 3:

    The theme is "Song Titles" - Your images should interpret a famous song title, and the title of your image should match the song title.

    This is the 3rd competition of the club year. As ever points scored contribute to your overall score for the club "Photographer Of The Year" award.

    Please see the club competition rules page for guidance on sizing, masking, and identifying your images.

    Submission date for images is the previous club night, Sept 25th 2017. Prints must be handed to the Competitions Secretary (Ian Sprott).

    You may submit digital images to the competition by emailing them (prior to midnight on 19th June) to competitions@thewdcc.org.uk

  • Monday 23 October 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Studio Night:

    Join us in the clubhouse for a table-top photography session. The proposed topic is reptiles! (to be confirmed)

November 2017
  • Monday 06 November 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Member's Work Night:

    Join us for another member's work night where you are encouraged to share your images and talk briefly on where and how you took them etc, and can ask for constructive critique on how to make the images even stronger. Submissions of images taken during previous club nights (model shoots, location shoots, outdoor events and table top sessions) are being encouraged this year but are not mandatory.

    Please email your submissions to worknight@thewdcc.org.uk up to a week prior to the event (30th Oct) to enable Tim to prepare for the event, and ease IT demands on the night. The requirements for submissions are not as strict as for competitions, as the software used is different. That said, the best image quality will be obtained by matching the native resolution of the projector which is 1024 x 768 pixels.

  • Monday 20 November 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Guest Speaker:

    Join us for a talk on "Portrait Photography" by Alan Angel

December 2017
  • Monday 04 December 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Workshop:

    Following on from the previous event where we had a guest speaker Alan Angel talking about portrait photography, tonight will be an instructional workshop where we will be invited to take pictures of each other (or at least pictures of those that volunteer to be photographed). Lights and guidance will be provided.

  • Monday 18 December 2017 - 07:30pm-09:30pm

    Christmas Social:

    Back by popular demand! Well, demand may be stretching it a bit, but we have decided to put this back into the program. Join us for mince pies, a quiz (hopefully not ridiculously hard like last time) and just a general get together to round off 2017.