Category: Meeting Report

Results for Annual Projected Knockout Competition – 13th December 2016

Click here for a pdf of round by round results. Congratulations to David for winning through all of the tough competition and also to everyone who took part. Of course, it would not be the competition we have come to know

Results for Annual Projected Image Knockout Competition, 15th December 2015

Click here for pdf of round by round results. Congratulations to David on his photo lasting til the end… and everyone who entered. A big thank you to our comedy duo of presenters Roger and Rob and for Roger’s hard work

Meeting report – 20th January 2015 – Club Competition (Round 2) – Prints

The meeting on 20 January was a print competition, the second round of our annual club competition.

Meeting report – Tuesday 18th November 2014 – Henrietta Byrne – “Landscape images, capturing the light between the hours of dawn and dusk”

On Tuesday 18th November Henrietta Byrne LRPS DPAGB gave a talk on landscape images, capturing the light between the hours of dawn and dusk. She showed a fascinating series of photographs taken at different times of day, and with different

Meeting report – Tuesday 4th November 2014 – Ray Brammall – Examples of good photos – advice on composition, processing and printing

On Tuesday 4 November, Ray Brammall ARPS DPAGB APAGB showed us prints and digital images. He also offered advice on composition, processing and printing. For more information on events, see our Programme page.

Meeting report – Tuesday 21st October – Club Competition (Round 1) – Projected Image A

The first round of our annual club competition took place on 21 October. Congratulations to Chris Sharples for scoring 20 out of 20 with his photograph of a puffin! For more info on our meetings, see our Programme page.

Meeting report – Tuesday 7th October 2014 – Technical Evening

The meeting on 7th October was a technical evening. Committee members demonstrated colour calibration, how to prepare projected images, and how to mount prints for competitions. See our Programme page for more info about events.  

Meeting report – Tuesday 23rd September 2014 – Members’ Discussion Evening 1

We had a member’s discussion to share ideas for the 3 Yenric themes later this year. This was followed by a discussion about possible changes to competitions next year. For more info on other current and future events, please see

Meeting Report – 16th September 2014 – Macro photography images and how to take them – Paul Gunning

On 16 September Paul Gunning gave a presentation on macro photography images, complete with tips and tricks on how to take them, and suggestions for inexpensive equipment. Paul has very kindly given us permission to display his presentation slides on

Meeting Report – 2nd September 2014 – Introduction to Lightroom followed by before and after exemplar photos – Roger Walton

Welcome back to everybody after the summer break! Our very own Roger Walton kicked off the 2014-15 season with an introduction to Lightroom (with extra useful bits for those who already use it) followed by before and after exemplar photos.

Report on Rosedale Photography Workshop – 4th-6th April 2014

Six of us were lucky enough to stay at a bunkhouse in Rosedale Abbey in the North Yorkshire Moors for a weekend, with John Potter as  our guide  and teacher of how we might improve our photographic skills, both in

Meeting Report – Tuesday 18th March 2014 – Len Downes – “Something Beginning with ‘B’”

Len Downes, long-term member of GAMMA, showed us a selection of his ballet and band images, along with some other work both serious and frivolous.

Meeting Report – Practical Studio Night – “Still Life and Portraiture” – Tuesday 4th March 2014

This was a practical evening with portrait and table top lighting set-ups to try out some of the techniques of the previous meeting. Here are some of our members hard at work, and some of the resulting images.

Meeting Report – “Using a Tablet” (Bryan Oxley) and “Portrait Processing” (Chris Sharples) – Tuesday 11th February 2014

Chris demonstrated some commonly used lighting techniques and tools in Lightroom that he uses for his semi-professional studio work. Bryan regularly uses a graphics tablet. He gave us a guided tour of the functions on his tablet and gave some

Meeting Report – Club Competition (Round 3 – Projected Image B) – Tuesday 28th January 2014

The third round of the club competition featured the usual fantastic range of subjects and styles. Congratulations to Lindsey and Helen for scoring full marks.  

Meeting Report – “My Workflow for taking Landscape and Architectural Photos ‘in situ'” – Tuesday 14th January 2014

John Potter showed us some of his recent landscape images. He also gave plenty of tips for improving our landscape and architectural photography, as well as general workflow.

Meeting Report – Annual Projected Image Knockout Competition – Tuesday 17th December 2013

Come and enjoy the images for our one-off knockout event, when the audience vote for a final winner and hopefully Rob doesn’t choke on a counter in his tea. Congratulations to Roger P on winning the knockout competition. Particular thanks

Meeting Report – Club Competition (Round 2) – Print – Tuesday 19th November 2013

If you are a newbie, we hope the Introduction will have inspired you to enter your prints for our second competition of the year. If you’ve entered before, we hope you’ve been inspired by the projects or your own themes.

Report on Club Competition (Round 1) – Projected Image A – Tuesday, 1st October 2013

The first opportunity of the season to offer your photos for feedback and gain marks to go towards the club competition. A really good turn-out of images – We think nearly every member present had entered images into the competion. 

Meeting Report – An Evening of Two Halves – “Cuppa and Capture” and “Photographing Trees” – Tuesday 17th September 2013 (Extra Meeting)

Rob Rivron introduced, and then Roger W ran, a thoroughly entertaining session about the attractions of the fortnightly meet-ups of “Cuppa and Capture”.  See Cuppa And Capture Reports and Future Events. John Potter gave a wonderful presentation on ‘Trees’.  As

Meeting Report – “Preparing your Images for entering the Projected Image and Print Competitions” – Tuesday 10th September 2013 (Extra Meeting)

An Introduction led by members of the committee: – Learn how to resize your photographs and practise using a mount board cutter – information here.  Everyone present promised to enter the competitions as a result. There was also be an

Meeting Report – Roger Walton “Photography Basics and Introduction to Lightroom Post-processing” – Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Roger Walton gives us a baseline for the coming year.  Remember that many Lightroom techniques work with Photoshop Elements too. Even seasoned lightroom users grilled Roger over the export to 1400×1050 pixel issue for portrait and landscape – this will

Report on Cuppa and Capture- “A Less Attractive View of York” – August 24th 2013

A good day was had by all: there was sadly plenty of scope for today’s topic.      

Report on Cuppa and Capture – “Places of Worship” – 12th August 2013

Another good day, the subject giving us plenty of scope in York- some of us concentrated on the external architecture and others on internal detail .             Please click on any image to bring up

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