This season’s programme can be downloaded here. If you’d like to come to a meeting, see the find us page to help you find your way to our venue in Macclesfield Library.

September 2017

11th – Introductory Evening.

This is our new season’s kick off meeting where we meet and greet after our summer break and welcome new members and introduce the season ahead.

Kevin Blake will introduce  the club and report on the Tegg’s Nose exhibitions we held last season. Vince will introduce the disposable camera challenge.

Dave Boam, who joined as a new member last season, will talk on the subject of ‘What I did this year’.

18th – Interactive Evening – ‘How To Prepare for a Competition’.

This will cover the following subjects:

  1. Calibrating your monitor
  2. Preparing DPIs
  3. Printing and Ordering Services
  4. Mounting Prints

25th –  External Speaker: Robin Whalley – ‘The Lightweight Photographer’

Landscape Photography: Lightweight Tools & Techniques

Robin shares his lightweight approach to landscape photography using Compact, Bridge and Micro 4/3 cameras. He also presents his lightweight approach to image editing using tools such as Lightroom and the filters from the free Nik Collection. The image editing portion of the presentation will demonstrate the enhancement of both colour and black and white images


2nd – Preview Evening

Around the tables. Help us choose images for external competitions.

9th – External Speaker: Brian Lloyd Duckett – Street Photography

Brian shares some tricks of street photography.  For more details of Brian’s work, visit his website.

12th – Robertshaw Trophy

Hosted by Crewe Photographic Society.  Judged by Bob Dennis.

16th – Internal Competition #1: ‘Open – DPI only’

Our first internal competition of the season.  This is an open competition for DPIs only.

Judged by Ian Whiston of Crewe P.S.

23rd – Library not available: Club Outing

Because we won’t have the library this evening we will be doing some light painting group work at a local location.

30th– Interactive Evening: ‘My Favourite Image’

Small group critique


6th – External Speaker: Andrew Brooks – Landscapes and Cityscapes

More details of Andrew’s work can be found on his website.

13th – ‘The Vince and Howard Show’

20th – External Competition – High Peak Trophy

This year we will be hosting the High Peak Trophy.

Judged by Keith Barber FIScT CPAGB LRPS of Swinton and District Photographic Society.

27th – Internal Competition #2: ‘Colourful’ – Print only

Our second internal competition of the season on the theme of ‘Colourful’.  This is a prints-only competition.

Judged by Nick Berentzen of South Manchester C.C.


4th – Internal Evening – ‘What’s in My Camera Bag?’

11th – Disposable Camera Challenge

Results and critique.

19th – Christmas Social – NOTE this is a Tuesday Meeting

A celebration meal in a local restaurant.

25th – Christmas Break

No meeting

January 2018

1st – New Year’s Day

No meeting

8th – Interactive Evening: Mini Studio

15th – External Speaker: Alex Hyde – ‘Close Encounters’

In this talk Alex explores the subjects and techniques associated with his macro photography. Along the way we will visit Madagascar, Borneo and his back garden.  Alex’s website is here.

22nd – Internal Competition #3: ‘Architecture – DPI-only’

Our third internal competition of the season on the theme of ‘Architecture’.  This is a DPI-only competition.

Judged by selected club members.

29th – External Speaker: Des Ong – ‘Captivating Nature – Wildlife of Britain and Beyond’

A wildlife photography talk by Des Ong.  Further details of Des’s work can be found on his website.


5th – Internal Speaker: David Tolliday – ‘What to Take on Holiday’

David uses a trip to China to explain what to take on holiday and how to process and use holiday images.

12th – External Speaker: James Russell – ‘My Professional Practice’

Past club member James, now a professional photographer,  will give us an insight into his work.  James’s website can be viewed here.

19th – ‘Art, Writing and Photography’

A collaboration with the art and writing groups of Macclesfield.

26th – Internal Competition #4 – Open (print-only)

Our fourth internal competition of the season. This is an Open prints-only competition.

Judged by our own Brian Law.


5th – Short Talks by Members

12th – Club Outing – Cityscape

19th – RPS Folio

26th – Internal Competition #5: ‘Movement’ – DPI-only

Our final internal competition of the season on the theme of ‘Movement’. This is a DPI-only competition.

Judged by Ove Alexander of Stockport Photographic Society.


2nd – Easter Monday

No meeting

9th – President’s Evening – ‘Yellowstone’

After a trip of a lifetime, camera club friends share their images.

16th – External Speaker: Jane Burkinshaw

Cheshire-based professional photographer, Jane Burkinshaw, uses natural light in her practice.  She will give some tips on how to photograph children.  Details of Jane’s work can be found here.

23rd – Annual Exhibition Opening

30th – External Speaker: Karen Frenkel – ‘The Coast-to-Coast Walk’

Karen describes the landscape images of the walk taken through the seasons and published in her book.  More details of Karen’s work can be found here.



7th – May Day Bank Holiday

No Meeting

14th – ‘What, When, Who and How’

A fun interactive quiz about all aspects of photography. Get swotting now!

21st – AGM