Programme 2018-19

A PDF version of the BCC programme for 2018-19 is available here. This is designed as an A5 leaflet – just print double-sided (on the short-side) and fold down the centre.

(For previous years’ programmes see here)

See Events and our Facebook page for up-to-date information about our meetings, including announcements and reports.


30/04/2019 Members’ Critique 4 – Portfolio

14/05/2019 ANNUAL LECTURE: Eamonn McCabe – ‘From Art to Selfies: A Career in Photographs’ [Main Hall]
BCC is pleased to host Eamonn McCabe for our Annual Lecture. The award winning music, sports photojournalist, picture editor at the Guardian, author and TV presenter, who will share insights into his lifelong affair with photography.

Annual lecture entry costs to: Members: £5; Non-members in advance: £8; Non-members on the door: £10.

Please note that Eamonn will be showing some potentially distressing images from the Heysel Stadium disaster and discussing the impact on his life of the night he changed from a sports to a news photographer.

28/05/2019 Annual Print Competition
Submissions by 7th May 2019.

11/06/2019 Annual Projected Image Competition
Submissions by 21st May 2019.

18/06/2019 Annual General Meeting

Earlier in the season:


04/09/2018 Roger Walton and Rob Rivron – ‘2017-2018 a year in review – C&C and MIG’
Rob will give a short introductory talk about Cuppa and Capture (C&C) and show a selection of images captured during the fortnightly meetings. Roger will do the same for the Monochrome Interest Group (MIG).

18/09/2018 Graham Sheath – ‘Presenting Your Work’
An evening of practical activities and information sharing to enable us to explore ways in which we can present our photographs both digitally and in print. Why not bring a favourite print and take it home mounted?

02/10/2018 Members’ Critique 1 – Projected Images
Submissions by 20th September 2018.

16/10/2018 Sanjay Gupta – ‘Rajasthan: the Land of Kings’
The Pushkar fair in Rajasthan (literally translated as the Land of Kings) is one of India’s largest camel, horse and cattle fairs. Apart from the trading of livestock, it is an important pilgrimage season for Hindus to the Pushkar lake. Pushkar fair has also become a significant tourist attraction for domestic and international travellers, given the cooler season and the abundance of colourful cultural themes. It is estimated that almost a quarter of a million people visit the fair every year.

In this lecture Sanjay will present some of his images and recount some of his experiences from his visit to Rajasthan and the Pushkar fair.

30/10/2018 Jeff Craine – ‘Through the lens of Impressionism’
Photography and Impressionist Painting – A lecture about the origins of landscape photography
In France, during the middle of the 19th century, painters and photographers were frequently working in the same locations, as landscape emerged as the main vehicle for radical artistic practice.  How did the relationship between painters and photographers evolve and what influences can be discerned in their respective images?  How did they change the ways in which nature could be represented to a modern audience?

13/11/2018 Members’ Critique 2 – Printed Images
Submissions by 6th November 2018.

27/11/2018 Alun Kirby – ‘Memory and Self: Images without cameras’
Alun will discuss how our understanding of memory, and how it makes us who we are, has influenced his use of cameraless photography. Alun will explain the cyanotype process, and talk about his recent work with York Library and Archive, and with people living with dementia.

11/12/2018 Simon Palmour – ‘Beyond the Yorkshire Wolds’
Simon presents images of the Yorkshire Wolds from his soon to be published book The High Wolds, discussing how he responded to the challenge of photographing such an ephemeral landscape. Simon will also show images from his past collections and preview his next project: Elmet State of Mind, focused on the Yorkshire flatlands.

18/12/2018 Rob Rivron and Roger Walton – Projected Image Knockout
Members’ Exhibition 1 will also be on show.
Submissions for the Projected Image Knockout Competition by 4th December 2018 and for the Members’ Exhibition by 27th November 2018.


08/01/2019 Members’ Short Presentations

22/01/2019 Members’ Critique 3 – Viewfinder Photographic Society Club Exchange

05/02/2019 Les Forrester – ‘The Art in Architecture’ [Main Hall]
Architectural photography can be considered by some to be a sterile documentary process. In this evening’s presentation architectural photography becomes visual art when photographer Les Forrester BA Hons, ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE3* presents his interpretation of the very essence and nature that various buildings and structures behold.

19/02/2019 Practical Evening [Main Hall])
Lots of table top set-ups to photograph, provided by different club members, and a great opportunity to have fun with your camera. Whatever your interest as far as indoor photography goes, we try to arrange a wide range of scenarios for members to photograph. Expect to find anything from macro work and dry ice to portraiture.

05/03/2019 Tesni Ward – ‘Working with Wildlife’ [Main Hall]
Challenging yet rewarding, Wildlife photography will push you to your limits and test even the most determined of individuals. This talk goes through some of my experiences, both good and bad and how I work to develop an extensive and varied portfolio in challenging situations.

19/03/2019 Roger Walton et al – ‘Making an AV and Members AVs’

02/04/2019 Gavin Prest – ‘The Black and White World of Gavin Prest’ [Main Hall]
Prize winning master photographer from Hornsea invites us into his thought provoking, quirky, often darkly humorous and always exceptionally exposed black and white world.

16/04/2019 Robin Whalley – ‘Lessons for Landscape Photographers’
Landscape Photography often sounds like it should be easy but producing interesting, high quality work can be very challenging. This is particularly true if you are relatively new to the subject. In this presentation Landscape Photographer Robin Whalley shares six deceptively simple lessons that can significantly improve your landscape photography.

Previous years:

Click on the links below to see previous programmes.
Programme 2017-18
Programme 2016-17
Programme 2015-16
Programme 2014-15
Programme 2013-14
Programme 2012-13

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