Events Calendar

September 2019
  • Monday 23 September 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Location Shoot - Liverpool Waterfront:

    Please note the earlier than usual start time. The dawning realisation of the sunset time next week means that a trip to Dunham Massey Park just isn’t practical with sunset at 7:10pm, just 10 minutes after our meeting time, and the deer park closes at dusk. Therefore the committee have discussed a number of city based locations that are more amenable to night shoots and have settled on Liverpool Waterfront, which will be a good location for the sunset, and then as night falls.

    We appreciate that we went to Liverpool last year, though we did focus on the museum quarter (albeit I recognise some made their way to the waterfront anyway), but our last scheduled trip to the waterfront was way back in 2013.

    In order to give some structure to the evening, and to allow people to arrive at different times, the following schedule will be followed. Any committee members in attendance will stay together and form a nucleus which members can gravitate to if they wish. Members are of course also free to go off and do their own thing and link back in if they wish at the following locations.

    7:00pm - Initial meeting time. Next to the Wheel of Liverpool at the side of the M&S Bank Arena (previously the Liverpool Echo Arena)

    7:30pm - Tate Gallery Albert Dock

    8:00pm - The Museum Of Liverpool (opposite The Port Of Liverpool Building)

    8:30pm - Waterfront side of the Royal Liver Building

    For those getting the train to Liverpool Lime Street, you would ordinarily get into the Wirral line in the underground and go to James Street, but I think there is a rail replacement bus service on currently so you might as well walk (about 20 mins to the meeting point).

    If you are driving, the Q-Park next to Police Headquarters (L1 8LJ attached to John Lewis) is probably the best bet for its location if you want to venture further into the city later on, or the Q-Park for Liverpool One (L1 8LT). You can also park around Albert Dock itself which shouldn’t be too busy on a Monday night (L3 4SL), and may be more practical if you are plan on staying local to the waterfront area.

     

October 2019
  • Monday 07 October 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Guest Speaker - Richard Connolly:

    In a change to the programme, Richard Connolly ARPS and previous two times winner of the WDCC Photographer of the Year competition will be giving us what is sure to be an interesting talk on Travel Photography.

    Please note that this event is the hand in night for entries for the next club competition.

  • Monday 21 October 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Club Competition 3 - "Still Life":

    Our third club competition of the year and the theme is "Still Life". Your photograph can be on any subject you wish, colour or black and white, but the compositional style should be that of still life.

    The most common definition of a still life is - a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically with a focus on household objects, flowers, or fruits with commonplace objects which are either natural or man-made contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.

    Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition

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

    Please note that images must be handed to the competition secretary Ian Sprott at the meeting before the competition (Monday 7th October), and digital images must be submitted by email to competitions@thewdcc.org.uk before midnight that same day.

November 2019
  • Monday 04 November 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Outdoor Workshop - Light Painting:

    Join us for a group session learning tips and tricks for taking outdoor shots at night utilising flash and light painting techniques for some interesting effects. Please bring your camera along, and tripods will be useful for long exposures. If you have a flash (speedlite) bring that along too as I'm sure you will be able to make use of it.

    Please note that the event is weather dependant and in case of inclement weather this will be an indoor event which will restrict the use of fireworks/sparklers.

  • Monday 18 November 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Studio Night - Model:

    Session 1 - 7:15pm - 8:15pm (please note earlier than usual start time)
    Session 2 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

    Please note that this is a split session, and members are requested only to attend their respective booking slot, and not remain in the room during the other slot. Members for the second slot should not arrive before 8:15pm (or should wait in the bar if they do so). This is a courtesy for the photographers and model as space is limited.

    Each session is limited to 12 members so booking is essential. Please ensure that if you wish to take part you reply to Dave's message on Facebook, or email him directly at snappyviking@gmail.com stating which session you would prefer, and indicating if you can do either to enable him to create a running order.

    We will be joined by a model who will pose for us. Off camera flash setup will be provided - you just need to bring your camera along. Everyone on the session will be guaranteed 4 minutes of personal time with the model. This doesn't sound a lot, but trust me when you are standing there with camera in hand trying to think of a something different to the other 11 photographers in the room, 4 minutes can seem like an eternity! Experienced members will be on hand to assist and guide.

December 2019
  • Monday 02 December 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Guest Speaker - Alf Myers:

    Preston based photographer Alf Myers will be visiting us to talk about "Street Photography". As you can see from the images on his website he is very skilled in the are of street photography, which he describes a "finding the exciting within the mundane".

    "Everyday we walk around our towns and cities but rarely looking at what goes by. That fleeting moment, that glance, that moment.... for most unseen or forgotten. For a street photographer, it is our drive to make images that tell the story of our times."

    "These images provide a artistic view or our world and at the same time documents our times for future generations."

  • Monday 16 December 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Christmas Social:

    Join us for the last event of the year, our Christmas Social. A fun quiz, mince pies, and just a general get together to see out the year. Bernard has been hard at work with his elves to put together another Christmas quiz, white beard optional!

    Two week's after this event is 30th December and is our Christmas Break so there will be no meeting. Therefore the next event will be in 4 weeks time on 13th January.

  • Monday 30 December 2019 - 19:30-21:30

    Christmas Break:

    Festive greetings! Our elves will be taking a well earned break this week, so there will be no meeting.