Events Calendar

July 2017
  • 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, why to use it, 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.

    *** PLEASE NOTE: LAST MEETING AT GRAPPENHALL ***

     

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

    Studio Night:

    Please note the slightly earlier than usual start time. Committee will be in attendance from 7pm to help with the setup. This time we will be experimenting with our model night setup. We will have just one session with a small break in the middle, but will have two lighting setups and two models, so will be running the two sessions alongside each other, with a staging/waiting area off to the side. The photographers will swap over at the break to work with the other model. In order to reduce our costs, neither model will be a professional so may need some direction. Experienced members will be on hand to assist with this.

    Visitors are welcome to observe but only paid up members will be able to take part in the photoshoot.

    *** PLEASE NOTE: The session will take place in the main hall at Winwick Leisure Centre ***

  • 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 - Off-camera Flash:

    Join us for a practical workshop in off-camera high speed flash, led by Bernard Booth. If you have a speedlite style flash, please bring it along with your camera, although there will be some available from members who have kindly offered to bring theirs along. There will be multiple

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 practical table-top photography session. The topic will be "Food 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

    Guest Speaker - Alan Angel:

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

    Alan is a committee member for the Northwest Region of the Royal Photographic Society, and a respected photographer who runs photography workshops. He will be giving us an input into portrait photograhy, then will return two weeks later to run a practical workshop.

    From his bio on the RPS Website - "I took up photography as a three year old in the 1970's, after being given a camera. Subsequently, I attended evening classes where I was taught  not only how to take photographs, but to develop and print my own work. I was then hooked on photography.

    After gaining distinctions in all seven of my City and Guild modules, I achieved LRPS in 1989 and ARPS in 1994. In 1997, I achieved FRPS and FMPA.

    I have been the organiser for the NW Monochrome Group for over ten years, arranging numerous events and presentations."

  • Monday 20 November 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.

December 2017
  • Monday 04 December 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 Lawry 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 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.