Programme 2020-2021


We’re catching up on things at the club whilst dealing with the Covid pandemic, but we still have a programme for the current season. Since practicalities don’t allow us to meet face-to-face we’re presenting our programme via Zoom. With apologies to those who don’t have access to Zoom we’ll hopefully get back to ‘some form of normal’ sometime soon. Please note we’re also only meeting fortnightly this season. 

This season’s short-form programme can be download here: MCC – Programme (2020-2021).

If you’d like to attend a Zoom meeting please contact our club secretary via the contacts page: Contact Secretary 

September 2020

28th September 2020 – Alex White – De-clutter and manage your image library

Our own Alex will explain options to review, store and backup our images.

Member’s suggestions & input welcomed.

Location – Zoom

October 2020

12th October – Robert Shaw Trophy

A chance for members to attend this virtual inter-club competition and see some of the best images from our own and other clubs.

This year’s Robert Shaw Trophy is being hosted by Blythe Bridge (https://www.blythebridgecameraclub.org.uk/) and hosted using Zoom.

If you would like to attend the meeting and visiting our club please contact our club secretary via our contacts page: http://www.macclesfieldcameraclub.org.uk/contact-secretary/.

If you are already a member you should have already received an email invitation, if you haven’t please contact either Kevin our Treasurer or Tom our External Competitions Secretary

Location – Zoom

26th – Meeting the Ancestors – Denis Jones

Denis’s ongoing lockdown project digitising fragile Victorian & Edwardian photos and producing a photo-book along the way.

John Clarkson

Location – Zoom

November 2020

9th November – Wildlife Photography – Steve Gresty

Steve will share a selection of his wildlife photographs.

Location – Zoom

23rd November – Competition Night

This is our first internal competition of the season and is an Open DPI themed competition.

Participation in this competition has all the benefits of feedback. Even if you do not wish to participate in the competition, it is a great night and you will see some fantastic images. If you are new to photographic competition, taking part is a great way to get high quality feedback on your images – this can be a little uncomfy at first but it really is a great way to improve.

Location – Zoom

December 2020

7th December – Guest Speaker – Brian Law

Brian is a long term club member, very experienced photographer and associate of the Royal Society of Photography.

You can find out more about Brian and his work at brianlawphotography.co.uk.

Location – Zoom

21st December – Virtual Social & Quiz Evening

As is traditional at Christmas we’ll be holding our own ‘fun’ competition this year with a difference.  

Virtual snacks, nibbles and drinks, with a few informal fun activities thrown in (usually quizzes etc. & prizes),

Member’s suggestions & interaction welcomed !

Hope you have a Happy New Year

Location – Zoom

January 2021

11th January – Bird Photography – Alison and Kevin Lomax/Phone photography using Snapseed – Val Lear

To kick off the new year, this evening we have 2 halves.

Alison and Kevin Lomax describe a specialist wildlife photography trip to Costa Rica. They will show images of hummingbirds and other birds, frogs, snakes and moths and explain the special techniques used to take some of the images. 


To follow up Val will be sharing with us her experience of using Snapseed

Location – Zoom

25th January – Internal Competition 2 – Open DPI (Digital Image)

This is our second internal competition of the season and is an Open DPI themed competition.

Participation in this competition has all the benefits of feedback. Even if you do not wish to participate in the competition, it is a great night and you will again see some fantastic images.

Location – Zoom

February 2021

8th February – VSCO – An Alternative to FLIKR? – Vince Sparks

Vince will explore the VSCO image editing app and the associated VSCO community.

Location – Zoom

22nd February – London in the 50’s & Swinging 60’s – Martin Welch

Our own long time member Martin Welch shares his street & other photographs of life in the London of the 1950’s & swinging 60’s.

Location – Zoom

March 2021

8th March – Photographic Challenge

We set you a photographic challenge and see how you’ve risen to the occasion!

Location – Zoom

22nd March – Internal Competition 3 – Open DPI

This is our third internal competition of the season and is an Open DPI themed competition.

As per previous competions participation in this competition has all the benefits of feedback. Even if you do not wish to participate in the competition, it is a great night and you will again see some fantastic images.

If you have any questions please use the contact links at the top of this page.

Location – Zoom

April 2021

12th April – Photoshop Nuggets – Alex White & Steve Gresty

Learn new techniques or brush up on alternative methods of image processing.

Location – Zoom

26th April – Annual – Online – Exhibition

Something of a change this season and also since weren’t able to hold our annual exhibition last season, this season it returns with a difference.

Location – Zoom

May 2021

10th May – AGM

Our final meeting of the season and our annual AGM reflecting on what has been a difficult year but a positive outlook and return to normal for the forthcoming season. .

Location – Zoom