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Programme 2015-16

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Autumn/Winter 2015

1st September 2015
Creative Landscape Photography – John Potter
John managed to turn his hobby into a successful full time business in 2005. He puts this down to Potter’s three P’s! Passion, Preparation and Persistence.

15th September 2015
Introducing the Basics – Members
5 Members will give overviews to Landscape; Wildlife; Architecture; Macro and People photography as well as showing what they have in their camera bags.
Slideshows from the evening:
Talk sept 2015 basics 01 Wildlife – Helen J
Talk sept 2015 basics 02 Landscape – Andy T
Talk sept 2015 basics 03 People – Chris S
Talk sept 2015 basics 04 Macro – Lindsey B
Talk sept 2015 basics 05 Architecture – Julia W

6th October 2015
Members’ Critique 1: Discussion of Projected Images
(This critique evening replaces our former Projected Image Competition A).

20th October 2015
Pat’s Eye – Pat Reed
Pat will use her flower and landscape prints to show how she sees the world and explain her thinking behind the images.

3rd November 2015
Creative Monochrome – Yorkshire Monochrome Group
3 experienced members of Yorkshire Monochrome Group will be coming to show their prints and explain their methods.

17th November 2015
Members’ Critique 2: Small groups discussion of prints
(This critique evening replaces our former Print Competition).

1st December 2015
Capturing Spirits – Karen Rangely
Karen Rangeley is a documentary and event photographer with a natural candid style that captures the spirit of the people and the atmosphere of the events she photographs. She works part time as a freelance photographer for charities in Yorkshire and her personal work allows her to develop her love for street photography. She has recently been selected to participate in Redeye Photography’s year long Lightbox Project and is excited to be working collaboratively with other photographers.
Deadline for entries: Knockout Competition Projected Images

15th December 2015
Annual Projected Image Knockout Competition
Members’ Open Print Exhibition 1

Spring 2016

5th January 2016
Off Camera Flash – Roger Walton
Add another string to your bow – use external flashes to take your photography to another level. Why and how to do it!
Index of all 6 sets of slides

19th January 2016
Members’ Critique 3: Before and after images using Lightroom
(This critique evening replaces our former Projected Image Competition B).

2nd February 2016
What Ann Did Next – Ann Miles
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“I am often asked to explain how I plan a project, how I choose the images that I work on and what I do to them to achieve the final print. This talk aims to answer this and other questions. It includes some technical details but it is not a Photoshop demonstration. I attempt to give an overall view of the compositional elements, tonal control and creative techniques that I employ in producing my images”.

16th February 2016
Members’ Practical Evening: Table Top and Still-Life
Bring your camera and tripod! Led by Michele Beverley.

1st March 2016
Mark Mullen – A Scottish Photographic Adventure
Mark will talk about a trip around the highlands of Scotland with the highs and lows of being a landscape photographer. Mark is a landscape photographer based in York and Scarborough in the North of England. His interest in landscape photography takes him all over the country although of course a large proportion of his work is around the hills, moors and coastline of his home in North Yorkshire. He always tries to capture the feel of a location whether it be rugged hills and mountains or tranquil plains and flatlands.


15th March 2016
My Favourite Photo – BCC Members
Presentations lasting between 1-5 minutes by members explaining a photo or photos by another photographer that inspires them.

Summer 2016

5th April 2016
Members’ Critique 4: Portfolios
(This critique evening replaces our former Portfolio Competition).

19th April 2016
Audio Visual Evening – Roger Walton and Rob Rivron
Your chance to be creative with your images and share the results. You don’t need expensive software to make AV’s – if you use Lightroom the slideshow module will do all you need.

3rd May 2016
The UK Olympic Games – John Giles
A look at what is involved in being an Official Photographer at the Olympic Games including the accreditation process and how photographic positions at venues are allocated and a glimpse of the complex planning involved in providing the eye catching pictures everyone want to look at from the Worlds most prestigious Sporting event.
John was a photographer and Chief Photographer at the Press Association (The National Agency for the UK and Ireland)for approx 25 years and covered events around the World for the agency including Olympics back to barcelona in 1992 through to the London Olympics in 2012 where he was the Olympic Photo Editor for PA who were host agency for the Games. He has won a number of Photographic Awards including : UK News Photographer of the Year : Barclays Premiership Picture of the Season : Sports Photographer of the Year : SJA Cycling Picture of the Year : Whitbread Media Awards Photography.

17th May 2016
Annual Lecture (in Main Hall): Dare to be Different – Doug Chinnery

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The talk is designed to help us reflect on our work and why we take photographs. It will help us examine how we can break free from conventional approaches to photography and move our skills forward by developing an individual style and realising a personal vision.
Members’ Open Print Exhibition 2 – Creative Photography
Deadline for entries: Club Annual Print Competition

31st May 2016
Annual Print Competition
Deadline for entries: Club Annual Projected Image Competition

14th June 2016
Annual Projected Image Competition

21st June 2016
Annual General Meeting

Previous meetings in 2015/16

Previous years

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Programme 2014-15
Programme 2013-14
Programme 2012-13