Our 2021 – 2022 has now finished but we’re in the process of putting together a full programme for our 2022 – 2023 season where we’re planning to include more face-to-face meetings, presentations, both internal and external and also trips. Our draft programme is listed below which we’ll be finalising very soon. In the meantime have a great summer.

Copies of the 2022 – 2023 Programme can be found here: Season 2022 – 2023 Word Document or as a PDF version here: Season 2022 – 2023 PDF File


September 2022

12th September 2022

Welcome and introduction meeting. Our new season kicks off with an overview of the Macclesfield Camera Club 2022 – 2023 Season programme, planned events and introductions to the committee.

26th September 2022

Member’s Talk # 1 – Vince Sparks & Guy Dunn – Vince and Guy present their talk entitled “Cartography – Learning Car Photography in 0-60” – In this talk Vince outlines the learning curve and challenges faced as an amateur car photographer when taking images of classic and modern cars. As a professional car photographer Guy gives us some professional hints an tips used in commercial car photography.

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall


October 2022

10th October 2022

Guest Speaker David Travis presents his talk titled “What to Shoot when there is nothing to Shoot“. In this talk David will take us through 10 tactics used to create images for competitions and for fun. This will encompass a range of genres including portrait, landscape, natural history, still life, documentary and street photography. David takes us behind the scenes so we can see how images were created in camera and in Photoshop. David is an established Landscape and visual artist photographer based in Staffordshire. David’s work has been featured in many national photography publications and his Peak District images showcased at the Nicholson Art Gallery. David Travis Photography

David Travis
Copyright David Travis

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting.

As a reminder our first internal competition is fast approaching so please submit your images for Open PDI

13th October 2022

The Robertshaw Trophy – The first external annual competition of the season and is Inter-Club PDI Competition between Crewe, Macclesfield, Leek, Holmes Chapel and Blythe Bridge. Judge John Smith APAGB, CPAGB, Hon LCPU. This year the competition is being hosted by Crewe Camera Club.

White Tailed Eagle Conflict
White Tailed Eagle Conflict

24th October 2022

Internal Competition 1 – Open PDI. This is our first internal competition of the season so please come to view our members’ images.

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall


November 2022

7th November 2022

Guest Speakers: Judith & Stephen Coyne – Present their talk entitled “An Artic Adventure” – A photographic trip through Northern Norway, Iceland and Greenland.

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall

As a reminder our second internal competition is fast approaching so please submit your images for Open PDI

14th November 2022

The High Peak Trophy. This is the second external inter-club competition. This year the meeting is being hosted by Stalybridge Camera Club.

21st November 2022

Members Image Critique Evening – This evening we will be reviewing members images submitted anonymously. We have a panel of three established club photographers to provide feedback on images and we can all provide additional input for a rounded perspective. Put yourself in the judging seat and appraise fellow members images in a constructive manner highlighting the attributes and noting any areas for improvement. In this session we aim to review the images impartially and constructively in order to learn from other members techniques, composition and photographic styles.

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall


December 2022

5th December 2022

Internal Competition # 2 – Open PDI. This is our second internal competition of the season so please come to view our members’ images.

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting

12th December 2022

Guest Speakers: Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS(Hon) CPAGB Hon PAGB and Judy Buckley-Sharp LRPS(Hon) CPAGB APAGB will present two talks providing a photographic insight into Turkey – Talk 1: “There be Dragons” – The rarely visited areas of Turkey & Talk 2: “Istanbul & Shopping” (Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar and surrounding areas)

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting

19th December 2022

Our annual festive evening before we head to the Christmas break. A time to socialise and enjoy a few fun competitions and quizzes as a prelude to the Christmas fun and games.

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall


January 2023

9th January 2023

Martin Welch presents a talk entitled “Photographs by my pal, Eric Bishop” (The Bishop of Wakefield). The talk encompasses a wide range of photographic styles from documentary and portrait to pictorial, with some images dating from 1930’s and WW2 where Eric used a Leica camera to record his fellow soldiers. The talk provides a great opportunity to experience a cross section of social history and documentary photography.

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting

As a reminder our third internal competition is fast approaching so please submit your images for Open PDI

23rd January 2023

Internal Competition # 3 – Open PDI. This is our third internal competition of the season so please come to view our members’ images.

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting

30th January 2023

AV Image Challenge – Presentation Evening – tonight we review the AV’s submitted by club members. Members were challenged to create a short AV (pictures to exe style show) to tell a story via a sequence of choreographed images and background music or soundtrack.

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting


February 2023

6th February 2023

Guest Speaker Brian Law – ‘It’s not Even A Real Camera‘. Brian will present a range of images taken and processed using his iPhone 13 and Snapseed editor.

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall

As a reminder our fourth internal competition is fast approaching so please submit your images for Open PDI

20th February 2023

Members’ Talk # 2 – Tom Tyler (1/2 Evening) Story telling with moving images. Martin Pickles – A Togs Eye

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting


March 2023

6th March 2023

Internal Competition # 4 – Open PDI. This is our fourth internal competition of the season so please come to view our members’ images.

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall

13th March 2023

Guest Speaker Chris Upton (www.chrisuptonphotography.com). Tonight Chris presents a talk entitled “Finding the Beauty in Nature – How to capture the beauty in landscape and the world around us”.

This is a Zoom Hosted meeting

27th March 2023

Guest Speaker – Neil O’Connor – Editorial, Corporate, Landscape

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall


April 2023

3rd April 2023

Three of a Kind – A photographic challenge evening for members to submit three images across three given subject areas to demonstrate skills in different genres of photography – Abstract / Monochrome / Portrait

This meeting will be held at our club’s venue: Gawsworth Village Hall

17th April 2023

Annual Exhibition – Macclesfield Library. An opportunity to see a range of images from club members covering a wide range of photographic styles and genres.

This meeting will be held at Macclesfield Library


May2023

8th May 2023

Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held at Gawsworth village hall.