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Last season 2023-2024 Programme

2020/21 Program

Wednesday 13th September; The opening meeting
An informal evening to welcome old and new members for our coming season.
Member Registration

Meet old and new friends  with light refreshments
There will be a short introduction to the club, an AV showcasing some of the activities you can join in with, and images from members.

7.30 pm
Wednesday 20th September; Talk Via Zoom

Tonight we have a talk by the renowned Sue Clark on The rules and myths in
composition relating to painting and photography. 


at 7.30 pm
Note; our photoshoots are listed on Wednesdays but may be organised on any day that week.
As soon as we have firm dates and times, these will be added
Wednesday 27th September; Club Night
The first of our monthly club nights, these will be themed and where we come together to chat over refreshments
This month's activities are:

1) Composition Critique 
Lead: David Osselton
2) Preparing for Evening and Low light shoots. Lead: Jackie Evans

7.30 pm

 
Wednesday 4th October; Photoshoot
Evening shoot of Old Shrewsbury 
Details are to be posted nearer the time.
Wednesday 11th October; Club Night
Tonight we have a talk by: Wayne Davey DPAGB BPE4*​
Subject: A Year of Landscapes
Via Zoom
Wayne will talk us through the changing seasons with his magical images. 

Refreshments
7.30 pm
Wednesday 18th October; Practical Evening
Subject; Still-life, bring your cameras and enjoy an evening where we will have several tabletop setups for you to practice photographing various subjects.
Entries for next week's competi
tion close tonight
Refreshments
7.30 pm
Wednesday 25th October; Competition Night
Tonight we have the first of our competitions
Clive Todd Rosebowl: Floral dpi's
The Secretary's Cup: 
Open dpi's      
Judge: Mr Ken Payne By ZOOM
Refreshments

7.30 pm at club
Wednesday 1st November; Club night: 
Practical Shoot - Shooting Fireworks - At the Club
Bring your cameras along and enjoy learning how to set up and take images of the fireworks
Lead: Andy Munro
Refreshments
7.30 pm
Wednesday 8th November; Talk
Tonight we have Lynda Haney to give us a talk on her journey into creative photography, workflow and techniques in making the wonderful creative composite images that have won her so much acclaim in both national and international competitions.
In person at the club

Refreshments
7.30 pm
Wednesday 15th November; Club Night
Bring your cameras along and enjoy an evening with a character model and flash photography.
Entries for next week's competition close
 tonight
Refreshments
 7.30 pm
Wednesday 22nd November; Competition Night
Cartridge World Cup for - Still-life DPI
John Marsh Interim Cup for - Small Prints: Open subject, Max size of print A4 + mount 
Judge: Linda Bell LRPS DPAGB AWPF BEP4 EFIAP GPU2 Who will be judging in-person 
Refreshments

7.30 pm
Wednesday 29th November; Club Night/Social
Presentation of Scapes images
followed by Fish & Chip
s Supper
 7.30 pm
Wednesday 6th December; Talk
Tonight we have a talk by Rev Dr Richard Hainworth on Astro/Night photography and other interesting subjects. He will be giving us a presentation with examples and equipment.
In person a
t the club
Refreshments
 7.30 pm
Wednesday  13th December;
Club Night/Christmas Social

A presentation on Photographing Snowdonia; locations, accessibility.
Shown with slides and video
With mulled wine/mince pies
Fun Quiz
Raffle

7.30 pm
Wednesday 20th/27th December & 3rd  January; Christmas Break
 
Wednesday 10th January '24; Talk
Tonight we have the international award-winning Wild-Life Photographer Tracey Lund who will give us a talk via Zoom about her wild-life photography.
We are exceptionally lucky to get Tracey, so this is one not to be missed!
This talk will be available to view at home via Zoom, invitations will be sent out to all paid-up members the previous w
eek.
7.30 pm


 
Wednesday 17th January; Shoot
Snowdonia
We will spend the day somewhere in or around Snowdon capturing the amazing landscapes with lakes, mountains, waterfalls etc. 

As
always, shoots may not be held on Wednesday evenings
Details will be posted later
7.30 pm
Wednesday 24th January; Club Night
Tonight's subject is FILTERS; their types, uses and applications 
Break
Review of the recent Snowdonia outing with images and video from attendees

Entries for next week's competition close
 tonight
Refreshments
  7.30 pm
Wednesday 31st January; Competition Night
Jan Zoltonos Cup: Scapes  dpi's
Eddie Kevill Cup: Nature. dpi's (check website for competition rules)
Judge: Tracey Lund - 
Via Zoom
Refreshments

7.30 pm at the club
Monday, 5th February; Nine Towns Interclub competition -
Hermitage Centre, Shrewsbury 
Details TBA
Sunday 11th February; Shoot- Salford Quays
Spend the day and evening at the wonderful Salford Quays, Manchester.
This will be quite a long day leaving Oswestry around mid-morning, spending the afternoon photographing the quays in daylight then staying on until after dark to take night shots of the illuminated scenes.
We will stop for a meal at some point during the day

Can anyone interested in coming along please contact a member of the committee ASAP as we hope to car share.
Full details will be announced later.
Wednesday 14th February ; Club Night
Tonight we will be bringing you the 9 Town Battle Competition Results via video
Resheshments
 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 21st February; Club Night
Tonight we have the postponed talk on Close Up and Macro Photography by award-winning photographer Roger Hance FRPS. Roger’s talk will be titled “Nature in Macro Photography” via Zoom.
Club 7.30 pm or view from home.

Entries for next week's competition close
 tonight
Refreshments

 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 28th February; Competition Night
Chairman's Cup (Raymond Platts) - Open Prints: Max size including the mount 50 x 40cm
ODM Cup for - Night Scenes DPI
Judge: Rev. Dr Richard Hainworth, DPAGB LPRS EFIAP BEP3 who will judge in-person
Refreshments

7.30 pm
Thursday 7th March; Shoot
For this month's shoot, we are staying local. The location is Erddig National Trust property near Wrexham. NT membership is not essential nor is a day pass as there is much to see and photograph, Entry to the house, buildings and formal gardens is optional. 
As always shoots may not be held on Wednesday evenings
Meet at the car park at 1pm
March 12th 2024. "Three Towns Competition" Held this year by Whitchurch 
Details to Follow
Wednesday 13th March;  Talk
Tonight we have a talk by Darren Pulman a well-known photographer from South Wales
Subject - Once a Week, every Week - Via Zoom  -  

Refreshments

7.30 pm
Wednesday 20th March; Club Night
Tonight we have a talk by our very own Andy Hunt who is a rising YouTube Vlogger
Andy will talk about
 how and why he started his channel and the work that goes into creating his Vlogs
Refreshments followed by;
Critique of members' images, please submit up to 3 images via PhotoEntry for them to be critiqued by a panel.

Entries for next week's competi
tion close tonight
7.30 pm  
Wednesday 27th March; Competition Night
Secretary's Cup for - Open DPI
Raymond Platt's Cup for - Macro/Close-up DPI
Judge: Christine Widdall FBPE MPAGB EFIAP APAGB
Wh
o will be judging via Zoom
Refreshments

7.30 pm  at Club
Wednesday 3rd April; Shoot
This month's outing will take the form of a workshop which will be optional. Taken by Andy Hunt
The location is yet to be confirmed 

Details TBA
As
always, shoots may not be held on Wednesday evenings
 
Wednesday 10th April; Club Night
Themed club room activities and the usual chat and refreshments
Bring your cameras along tonight, we will have several tabletop subjects for you to photograph plus you can bring along your own items and get help in composition/lighting/settings
7.30 pm
Wednesday 17th April; Talk
Tonight's talk is by husband and wife Rob & Sharon Prenton Jones from Prenton-Jones Photography, Colwyn Bay 
Via Zoom (No room meeting)

Subject:  THE ART OF COMPOSITE PHOTOGRAPHY
7.30 pm
Wednesday 24th April; Local Shoot
We will meet in the car park at the Club and then on to the Coppice/woodland, a short walk away for a shoot around the Cricket Club and Hill Fort.
No use of the cricket club premises.

Entries for next week's competition close tonight
7.30 pm 
Wednesday 1st May; Competition Night This is the last of our Competition Nights for this season Colin Powel Cup: Best image of the year John Marsh Challenge Cup: Best print of the year
Judge;  Mr Phil Chadwich, In person at Club
Refreshments
 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 8th May; Club Night

Fun It's a Knock-Out Competition Subject; OPEN
Please submit up to 3 entries via PhotoEntry by
 Sunday 5th May
Refreshments
7.30 pm 
Wednesday 15th May; AGM

Tonight is the AGM, where we share all the reports and elect officials 
Also, have a chance to have your say and vote for proposals
Please send all items up for discussion to the Secretary by 8th Mays to be included  on the agenda

Refreshments
7.30 pm
Wednesday 22nd May, Social and Prize Giving

Our annual Dinner and prize giving is always a good night out

This year we are back to The Queens Head

Please can you book in with Helen Hurdley 



7.00 pm 


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