Events Calendar

June 2020
  • Monday 01 June 2020 - 19:45-21:30

    Club Competition No.1 - Open:

    Finally, the first club competition of the year, and the theme as ever for the first competition of the year is "Open", i.e. your photograph can be on any subject you wish, in any style you like, in colour or black and white. Points scored will count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.


    Please see the amended competition rules for information on how to size and name your images, and we also have some general tips. Members should review the submission criteria before entering, especially with respect to sizing, mattes, and preference numbering.


    Please note that images must be submitted before 23:59hrs on Sunday 24th May 2020 by email to

  • Monday 15 June 2020 - 19:45-21:30

    Guest Speaker - Mark Pain (Sports Photography):

    Mark is an award winning professional sports photographer, and was the Chief Sports Photographer for the Mail On Sunday for over 20 years. He is a previous winner of the UK Sports Photographer of the Year and named the Olympics Photographer of the Year for his work on the London 2012 Olympics.

    Please note this session will be conducted via Zoom, and the invite link will be sent out via newsletter. As such it is only available to existing members, there is no facility for guests and visitors to take part on this occasion.

  • Monday 29 June 2020 - 19:45-21:30

    My Favourite Image / Photographer:

July 2020
  • Monday 13 July 2020 - 19:45-21:30

    Club Competition No. 2 - Open:

    In light of the current lockdown, the street photography competition has been shelved for now, and this will be another "Open" competition allowing members to submit images on any subject. 

  • Monday 27 July 2020 - 19:45-21:30

    Guest Speaker - Christine Johnson:

    Christine Johnson LRPS DPAGB BPE5 is the 2019 Winner of the International Pet Photographer of the Year in the portrait category, and more recently in Feb 2020 won the British Photography Awards Pets and Domestic Animals section.

    Christine has run a pet sitting business called ICPaws since 1993, so has a good rapport and plenty of experience with a wide range of animals, and puts this affinty with animals to expert use as can be seen from her pet portraiture images where there is a clear bond between subject and photographer. 

    ‚ÄčChristine has obtained the photography qualifications of CPAGB, DPAGB, LRPS and BPE5 and continues to learn and develop new skills and techniques.

    Examples of her excellent work can be found at her PawsforaPhoto website

August 2020
  • Monday 10 August 2020 - 19:00-21:00

    Location Shoot - Walton Hall & Gardens:

    Club member (and current Photographer of the Year) Andy Gilbert is one of the "Friends Of Walton Gardens" and some of you will have seen his excellent documentary series on the restoration of the glasshouse at Walton Hall. Andy has a detailed and in-depth knowledge of the site and will be on hand to point out the myriad of photographic opportunities that the location can present. Please note the earlier than usual starting time at 7pm. From the car park, cross the bridge over the canal towards the entrance of the site and our meeting point will be right there after the bridge.

    There is a pay and display carpark at the site, which is free after 5pm. The address for your SatNav is Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN

    Sunset is 8:47pm

  • Monday 24 August 2020 - 19:45-21:30

    Show Your Images: