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 END OF JUNE 2021||SEE MEMBERS' EMAIL FOR LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS EACH WEEK|
|31st Mar 2021||Social event||Good YouTube Photography videos selected by your Committee Members|
|7th Apr 2021||Guest speaker: Steve Myall||"100 Strangers" - can't imagine what Steve will have in store for us.|
|14th Apr 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme - Joe|
|21st Apr 2021||Guest speaker: Tracey Lund||Wildlife photography part 2|
|28th Apr 2021||Image appraisal||Members to show a selection of their own recent images|
|5th May 2021||Guest speaker: Val Packer||North Korea|
|12th May 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Theme: "Within 100 yards of home"|
|19th May 2021||Visit by our L&CPU President - James Hardy||James will tell us about his photography and the L&CPU, with a Q & A session to follow|
|26th May 2021||Trip 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 2021||Guest speaker: Kylie Martin||My journey into photography|
|9th Jun 2021||Monthly competition - mounted prints (only if meeting physically)||open theme - Joe|
|16th Jun 2021||Annual General Meeting||Please raise any matters with the secretary in advance|
|23rd Jun 2021||Technical Session||tba|
|30th Jun 2021||Meal out to celebrate normality!||Curley's Fishery - get your order in in advance for a prompt start!|
|JULY 2021||MEETINGS RETURN TO OUR NORMAL MEETING VENUE AT St. JOHN'S CHURCH HALL||HOORAY! WE GET TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN|
|7th Jul 2021||Guest speaker: Gareth Martin||Mono for you|
|14th Jul 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme - Joe|
|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|
|8th Sep 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||Theme: "Creative Abstract"|
|13th Oct 2021||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme - Joe|
|10th Nov 2021||Monthly competition - DPI (1600 x 1200 px)||open theme - Joe|
|8th Dec 2021||Monthly competition - mounted prints||open theme - Joe|
We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings soon!