Bolton & District PS meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 for 7:30.
Our programme of regular meetings and events is shown below. The majority of these are at our normal meeting venue, but we may go out for one meeting a month – see details in each specific meeting.
We have a monthly cycle of meetings:
1st Wednesday: Speaker (Guest photographer or internal speaker)
2nd Wednesday: Monthly competition, Projected Digital Image or mounted prints, some with themes (see details by date below)
3rd Wednesday: Practical activity at the club or trip out to a location (generally in the summer)
4th Wednesday: Technical session (including imaging software) or image appraisal
5th Wednesday (when there is one): social activity like a buffet or quiz.
Note however that during the current Covid-19 situation, our meetings will be e-meetings using Zoom. Please see members’ email or use the Contact form to obtain information on how to access these e-meetings.
Celebrity Lectures for 2020
We have regular visits from guest lecturers who are always popular and give us an opportunity to see the work of other excellent photographers and to ask questions about how they achieve their specialised work. You can see more details on this page. Further speakers for future dates are being arranged.
|PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE CURRENT VIRUS SITUATION||OUR MEEETINGS ARE E-MEETINGS USING ZOOM UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER 2021||SEE MEMBERS' EMAIL FOR LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS EACH WEEK|
|16th Jun 2021||Annual General Meeting||Please raise any matters with the secretary in advance|
|23rd Jun 2021||Technical Session||Image appraisal - please offer say 6 images for consideration|
|30th Jun 2021||Meal out to celebrate normality!||Curley's Fishery - get your order in in advance for a prompt start!|
|7th Jul 2021||Guest speaker: Gareth Martin||Mono for you|
|14th Jul 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme - Joe|
|21st Jul 2021||Practical activity - outdoors||Photo shoot with model Harry Mountain at Smithills Hall|
|28th Jul 2021||Technical session||Review of images from previous week and discuss technical aspects of we arrived at them
|4th Aug 2021||Guest speaker:|
Simon van Orden
|"Chasing the lights". How to photograph the Northern Lights.|
|11th Aug 2021||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme - Joe|
|18th Aug 2021||Practical activity - outdoors||Photography session at Deane Church and Churchyard|
|25th Aug 2021||Technical session||Review of images from previous week and discuss technical aspects of we arrived at them
|SEPTEMBER 2021||MEETINGS RETURN TO OUR NORMAL MEETING VENUE AT St. JOHN'S CHURCH HALL||HOORAY! WE GET TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN|
|1st Sep 2021||Guest speaker: Cherry Larcombe||Creative Flower Photography|
|8th Sep 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Theme: "Creative Abstract"|
|15th Sep 2021||Practical activity||Macro photography and mentoring evening
|22nd Sep 2021||Technical session||Image appraisal (images from previous week)
|29th Sep 2021||Social activity||Pastie and peas at the club and a good catch up!
|6th Oct 2021||Guest speaker: Anthony Rowland||Landscape photography
|13th Oct 2021||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme - Joe|
|20th Oct 2021||Practical activity||to be confirmed|
|27th Oct 2021||Technical session|
|3rd Nov 2021||Guest speaker||to be confirmed|
|10th Nov 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme - Joe|
|17th Nov 2021||Practical activity||to be confirmed|
|24th Nov 2021||Technical session|
|1st Dec 2021||Guest speaker: Tracey Lund||Tracey returns to present, "Wildlife Part 3" (via Zoom)
|8th Dec 2021||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme - Joe|
|15th Dec 2021||Practical activity|
We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings soon!