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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.

meetings list

3rd Mar 2021Guest speaker: Janet HainesWhat is in my head
10th Mar 2021Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)open theme - Joe
17th Mar 2021Inter-club competitionDetails to be confirmed
24th Mar 2021Sports photography - setting and using your cameraTheo on "Sports photography"
31st Mar 2021Social eventGood YouTube Photography videos selected by your Committee Members
7th Apr 2021Guest speaker: Steve Myall"100 Strangers" - can't imagine what Steve will have in store for us.
14th Apr 2021Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)open theme - Joe
21st Apr 2021Guest speaker: Tracey LundWildlife photography part 2
28th Apr 2021Image appraisalMembers to show a selection of their own recent images
5th May 2021Guest speaker: Val PackerNorth Korea
12th May 2021Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)Theme: "Within 100 yards of home"
19th May 2021Visit by our L&CPU President - James HardyJames will tell us about his photography and the L&CPU, with a Q & A session to follow
26th May 2021Trip out on a nice summer evening - subject to restrictions on Outdoor Meetings being lifted.Borsdane Wood (west of Westhoughton) - event postponed from pre-lockdown days
2nd Jun 2021Guest speaker: Kylie MartinMy journey into photography
9th Jun 2021Monthly competition - mounted prints (only if meeting physically)open theme - Joe
16th Jun 2021Annual General MeetingPlease raise any matters with the secretary in advance
23rd Jun 2021Technical Sessiontba
30th Jun 2021Meal out to celebrate normality!Curley's Fishery - subject to confirmation
7th Jul 2021Guest speaker: Gareth MartinMono for you
14th Jul 2021Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)open theme - Joe
4th Aug 2021Guest speaker:
Simon van Orden
"Chasing the lights". How to photograph the Northern Lights.
11th Aug 2021Monthly competition - mounted printsopen theme - Joe
8th Sep 2021Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)Theme: "Creative Abstract"
13th Oct 2021Monthly competition - mounted printsopen theme - Joe
10th Nov 2021Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)open theme - Joe
8th Dec 2021Monthly competition - mounted printsopen theme - Joe

We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings soon!