Events Calendar

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

    Club Competition 2 - "Water":

    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 two weeks prior, at 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 - 07:00pm-09:00pm

    Location Shoot - Astley Colliery:

    Join us for a visit to the Astley Green Pit Head Museum. The location have kindly agreed to open extra hours for us (7pm to 9pm)

    As this is a now defunct coal mine, there is a lot of industrial type exhibits to photograph and many of you will recall the images presented to the club during a recent guest speaker session.

    There is no entrance fee, all that they ask for is donations to be made by visitors - essential funding to keep the museum alive. The website for the museum has more information.

    Trip Advisor reviews for the location are wholly positive.

    The address for your Sat Nav is Higher Green Lane, Astley, M29 7JB (just off the East Lancashire Road A580).

    Please note the earlier than usual meeting time

    There is a pub called The Old Boat House which looks nice just a couple of hundred yards down the road if people want to socialise afterwards.

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

    Club Speaker - Social Media / Mobile Workflow:

    Tonight's talk will be from club member Lawry Simm and is all about social media, what it is, how to use it, and how to have a mobile editing workflow suited to taking and editing images on the move for upload to social media platforms.

     

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 - Jo McIntyre:

    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 - "Song Titles":

    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 - Tabletop Food & Drink:

    Join us in the clubhouse for a table-top photography session. The topic will be "Fodd and Drink" - props and lighting setups will be provided. Please bring your camera, and a tripod if you have one. This is an evening to share techniques and ideas on how to photograph still life.

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

    Member's Work Night - Club Events:

    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 - Alan Angel:

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

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

    Workshop - Portrait Photography:

    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.