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.
|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 an opportunity for a good catch up!|
|6th Oct 2021||Guest speaker: Jonathan Ellison||Landscapes near and far|
|13th Oct 2021||Monthly competition - MOUNTED prints||open theme - Joe|
|20th Oct 2021||Practical 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 2021||Technical session and mentoring||Pros and cons of post-processing software used by members, followed by practical demonstrations in 'breakout groups'|
|3rd Nov 2021||Guest speaker: our very own Eileen Marsh||"My photography" - Come on Eileen!|
|10th Nov 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme - Joe|
|17th Nov 2021||Practical activity||Outdoor photography in Manchester City Centre|
|24th Nov 2021||Technical session||Image appraisal of member photos from last week.|
|1st Dec 2021||Guest speaker: |
|Tracey returns to present, "Wildlife Part 3" (via Zoom)
|8th Dec 2021||Monthly competition - MOUNTED prints||open theme - Joe|
|15th Dec 2021||Mentoring session||Various subjects, to be agreed according to members' needs|
|22nd Dec 2021||Pre-Christmas social evening:|
“This’ll make you laugh”
|A light-hearted evening for members to bring their humorous photos.|
|29th Dec 2021||No meeting.||You should be out enjoying yourselves!|
|12 January 2022||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Theme: "Time"
|09 February 2022||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme
|09 March 2022||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme
|13 April 2022||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme
|11 May 2022||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Theme: "Motion"
|08 June 2022||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme
|13 July 2022||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme
|10 August 2022||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme
|14 September 2022||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Theme: "Emotion"
We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings soon!