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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.

Following the recent Covid-19 situation, our meetings are now normally physical meetings at St. John’s church hall again.  A few meetings will however be e-meetings using Zoom.  This is to allow for remote speakers, judges and inter-club competitions where the other parties are far away.  When this is the case, the meeting programme will show this.  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

DATEEVENTDETAILS
15th Sep 2021Practical activity
Macro photography and mentoring evening
22nd Sep 2021Technical session
Image appraisal (images from previous week)
29th Sep 2021Social activity
Pastie and peas at the club and an opportunity for a good catch up!
6th Oct 2021Guest speaker: Jonathan Ellison
Landscapes near and far
13th Oct 2021Monthly competition - MOUNTED printsopen theme - Joe
20th Oct 2021Practical activity
Macro photography - bring your camera. If you have a macro lens or extension tubes, bring these. If not, you may be able to borrow one.
27th Oct 2021Technical session and mentoring
Pros and cons of post-processing software used by members, followed by practical demonstrations in 'breakout groups'
3rd Nov 2021Guest speaker: our very own Eileen Marsh
"My photography" - Come on Eileen!
10th Nov 2021Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)open theme - Joe
17th Nov 2021Practical activity
Outdoor photography in Manchester City Centre
24th Nov 2021Technical session
Image appraisal of member photos from last week.
1st Dec 2021Guest speaker:
Tracey Lund
Tracey returns to present, "Wildlife Part 3" (via Zoom)
8th Dec 2021Monthly competition - MOUNTED printsopen theme - Joe
15th Dec 2021Mentoring sessionVarious subjects, to be agreed according to members' needs
22nd Dec 2021Pre-Christmas social evening:
“This’ll make you laugh”
A light-hearted evening for members to bring their humorous photos.
29th Dec 2021No meeting.You should be out enjoying yourselves!
12 January 2022Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)Theme: "Time"
- Joe
09 February 2022Monthly competition - mounted printsopen theme
- Joe
09 March 2022Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)open theme
- Joe
13 April 2022Monthly competition - mounted printsopen theme
- Joe
11 May 2022Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)Theme: "Motion"
- Joe
08 June 2022Monthly competition - mounted printsopen theme
- Joe
13 July 2022Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)open theme
- Joe
10 August 2022Monthly competition - mounted printsopen theme
- Joe
14 September 2022Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)Theme: "Emotion"
- Joe

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