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.
Celebrity Lectures for 2022
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.
|2 November 2022||Guest speaker:|
|9 November 2022||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Open theme|
|16 November 2022||Practical session using Photoshop or Lightroom||How to improve your images using layers.|
|23 November 2022||Image appraisal||have YOU practiced using layers since the demonstration session last week? Bring along your before and afters.|
|30 November 2022||5th Wednesday in the month||Social evening - partners and friends welcome!
|7 December 2022||Guest speaker:|
|Three centuries of photography|
|14 December 2022||Monthly competition - mounted prints||Open Theme
|21 December 2022||Fun evening to round off the year.||"This'll make you laugh!" - bring along funny images. Your own or ones you have seen.|
|4 January 2023||Guest speaker: Our very own Keith Brooks||Spitzbergen|
|11 January 2023||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Theme "Countryside"|
|18 January 2023||Practical session - still life or table top photography||Bring some interesting bits and bobs to photograph|
|25 January 2023||Mentoring||tba - do you have any questions?|
|1 February 2023||Guest speaker:|
|"Making the most of travel photography"|
|8 February 2023||Monthly competition - mounted prints||Open theme|
|15 February 2023||Mentoring for your individual questions||Follow up with the group|
|22 February 2023||Image appraisal and people's stories||My five favourite images of all time (taken by me, of course)|
|1 March 2023||Guest speakers:|
Angela and Allan Barlow
|8 March 2023||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Open theme|
|5 April 2023||Guest speaker:|
George Steele of Rochdale PS
|"From novice to now"|
|12 April 2023||Monthly competition - mounted prints||Open theme|
We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings soon!