September 2019’s News

GARSTANG CAMERA CLUB OPEN EVENING AND BEGINNERS NIGHT

The Camera Club Winter Season starts on Wednesday 4th September and will be an Open Evening. Anyone who is interested in photography is welcome. The evening is free and includes light refreshments.

We will have talks about photography aimed at both beginners and experienced photographers. Knowledgeable members of the club will be on hand to discuss aspects photography, equipment and photo processing.

In addition, we will have a presentation of members images with a discussion about what makes a good photograph. If you come along as a visitor and would like to show up to three images for critique, please email them to us in advance and we can include them and give you some feedback.

We have an exciting programme of events for 2019/20 including some excellent speakers on a variety of photographic subjects and a new programme of interactive workshops. Some of our experienced members will act as mentors to help with your photography and with using software such as Photoshop or Lightroom.

Also, for this year we have a new set of competitions. We have an Events Cup based on our summer outings and competitions including Environment, Creatures of the World, Humanity and Anything Goes. Each of the competitions has three sections, Colour or Mono Prints and Digital Images.

As well as our regular meeting, we will also be having bi-monthly visits to various venues, the first of which is a visit Oulton Park on 6th September for the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Visitors and prospective new members are always given a warm and friendly welcome and we aim to encourage beginners and challenge the experienced. Whatever skills or equipment you bring your interest in photography is the only qualification needed.

2019-20 Winter Programme

September 4th  OPEN EVENING AND 5 WAY CRITIQUE
September 11th WORKSHOP – PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY INCLUDING FLASH
September 18th  STEVE CUSHING – WILDLIFE ON 6 CONTINENTS PLUS FINAL DATE TO HAND IN PHOTOGRAPHS FOR CLUB EXHIBITION (LAST YEARS WINNERS AND PLACES)
September 21st  CAMERA CLUB EXHIBITION UNTIL 20TH OCTOBER (SATURDAY)
September  25th COMPETITIONS GROUP
October 2nd  ANDY MARLAND – THE INDUSTRIAL TOURIST
October 5th  COFFEE MORNING (SATURDAY)
October 9th  WORKSHOP – HOW TO PREPARE IMAGES FOR COMPETITIONS PLUS VIEW IMAGES FOR 5 WAY BATTLE
October 16th  BILL SCAWTHORNE – TRAVELS WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA  PLUS FINAL DATE FOR ENTRIES FOR EVENTS CUP
October 23rd  NO MEETING
November 6th  PAUL WILLIAMSON – ANNUAL FALLAS FESTIVAL VALENCIA
PLUS FINAL DATE FOR ENTRIES FOR ENVIRONMENT COMPETITION
November 12th FIVE WAY BATTLE AT NORTH FYLDE PS, CLEVELEYS (TUESDAY)
November 13th  EVENTS CUP COMPETITION – JUDGE DARRYL GILES CPAGB
November 20th  GEORGE STEELE – CLOSE UP AND MACRO WITHOUT TEARS
November 27th COMPETITIONS GROUP
December 1st  COFFEE MORNING (SATURDAY)
December 4th  ENVIRONMENT CUP – JUDGE JOAN GAULD ARPS CPAGBDecember 11th  CHRISTMAS SOCIAL AND QUIZ PLUS FINAL DATE FOR ENTRIES TO CREATURES OF THE WORLD COMPETITION
December 11th CHRISTMAS SOCIAL AND QUIZ PLUS FINAL DATE FOR ENTRIES TO CREATURES OF THE WORLD COMPETITION
January 8th  WORKSHOP – ADRIAN AND SUE WHITAKER – HOW TO MAKE AN AV PLUS VIEWING OF IMAGES FOR HOLME BATTLE
January 15th  CREATURES OF THE WORLD COMPETITION – JUDGE PAUL DUNMALL CPAGB
January 23rd  COMPETITIONS GROUP
February 5th  STEVE PROCTOR – MY PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY PLUS FINAL DATE FOR ENTRIES TO THE ANYTHING GOES COMPETITION
February 12th  HUMANITY COMPETITION – JUDGE KEN AINSCOW  DPAGB BPE4
February 19th  STAN PEARSON – SGT PEARSON PLUS KEN HARRISON WILDLIFE IN INDIA
February 27th  COMPETITION GROUP MEETING
March 4th  ANYTHING GOES COMPETITION – JUDGE ALAN WALKER  MPAGB ARPS MPSA EFIAP
March 11th  WORKSHOP – SMALL GROUPS DEMONSTRATING PROCESSING
March 18th  BATTLE WITH HOLME (AT GARSTANG) – JUDGE PAUL KING CPAGB
March 25th  NO MEETING
April 1st  TONY PIOLI – NATURE IN FOCUS
April 8th  WORKSHOP – Q&A PLUS SHOW AND TELL REFLECTIONS
April 15th  GARY WAIDSON – WORKING WITH LAYERS IN PHOTOSHOP
April 22nd NO MEETING
May 6th ROBIN WHALLEY – LIGHTWEIGHT APPROACH TO LANDSCAPES
May 13th  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
May 20th ANNUAL DINNER AND PRESENTATION EVENING

Click the following link for a pdf version of the Winter Programme.

2019 Events Cup

Venue No 1 Kirkby Lonsdale
Date 17th May Co-ordinator Sheena Ball Email: sheenaball@aol.com Mob: 07540848870
This is a full day outing and there are no time restrictions on the visit. Therefore, there will not be a designated meeting time, but anyone requiring transport should notify Sheena 48 hours before the date. Photographs taken in the town of Kirkby Londsdale and nearby River Lune will be eligible for the competition.

Venue No 2 Glasson Dock and Conder Green
Date 19th June
Co-ordinator John Moxham Email: john@johnmoxham.co.uk Mob: 07540 071141
This will be an evening outing starting at 6.00pm at Kirkland Memorial Hall, although members can make their own way if they wish. If any member needs transport they should notify John 48 hours before the date. There will be two centres for photographs eligible for the competition. Firstly, the village of Glasson, the Dock, together with the adjacent basin Marina. Secondly, the area around Conder Green between the Glasson Road and The Stork pub. The length of the Lancaster Canal from the Marina to the bridge on the A588 will also be eligible.

Venue No 3 Stanley Park Blackpool
Date 10th July
Co-ordinator Peter Knight Email: peter@pandjknight.co.uk Mob: 07807 084899
This will be a full day event and there will not be any time restrictions on the visit. If any member needs transport needs to notify Peter 48 hours before the date. Photographs taken anywhere within the park boundary will be eligible for the competition.

Venue No 4 City of Lancaster
Date 14th August
Co-ordinator John Moxham Email: john@johnmoxham.co.uk Mob: 07540 071141
This will be an evening outing starting at 6.00pm at Kirkland Memorial Hall, although members can make their own way if they wish. If any member needs transport they should notify John 48 hours before the date. Photographs taken around the centre of the City, the Riverside and Williamson Park will be eligible for the competition. Free parking may not be possible therefore it might be preferable for car drivers to take passengers.

Venue No 5 Oulton Park Race Circuit Superbike Championship
Date 6th September Co-ordinator John Moxham Email john@johnmoxham.co.uk Mob: 07540 071141
This will be a full day event meeting at Kirkland Memorial Hall at 8.30am. Shared transport to Oulton Park or make your own way there. Photographs taken anywhere on the race circuit will be eligible. If any member needs transport they should notify John 48 hours before the date.

2020 Events Cup TBA