Syllabus 2023/24

We will be reconvening the club meetings for the 2023/24 season at The Church of St Martin and St Hilda, Fleetwood Road, Carleton FY6 7NU. Zoom will continue to be utilised as a tool for hosting the occasional online video evenings, these will be highlighted to members either in the syllabus or via email.

The syllabus secretary has been busy working on the new syllabus which is now available below, and on the Downloads page:

August 2023

Tuesday 29th – Open Night
Everyone is welcome to join us and see what we offer!

September 2023

Tuesday 5th Guest Speaker
Original Dabblings
with Graham Dean AFIAP CPAGB

Tuesday 12th Members’ Night
What I photographed in the summer
Advice for newcomers on competitions

Tuesday 19th Members’ Night
Monochrome Techniques
with Angela Carr
Monochrome Examples
with Barbara Clayton

Thursday 21st Blackpool Illuminations
Outing to the “Loomies”
incl. monochrome challenge

Tuesday 26th Members’ Night
Portraiture workshop
with guests The Sandgrown Beardsmen
**Closing Date for 1st Seasonal PDI

October 2023

Tuesday 3rd Guest Speaker – ZOOM
Passion for Wildlife
with Kevin Pigney ARPS DPAGB ASINWP

Tuesday 10th Members’ Night
L&CPU Prints Portfolio

Tuesday 17th Competition Results
1st Seasonal PDI
judged by Keith Richardson DPAGB BPE3*

Tuesday 24th Members’ Night
Monochrome from the members
Conversions and the “Loomies” challenge
**Closing Date for 1st Seasonal Print

Tuesday 31st Members’ Night
UK Travels, a selection of images and AVs
with Kevin Simpson

November 2023

Tuesday 7th Guest Speaker
Drone Photography
with Christopher Kitson

Tuesday 14th Competition Results
1st Seasonal Print
judged by Will Stead EFIAP CPAGB PSA 3

Wednesday 15th 4 Way Battle
Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Poulton

Tuesday 21st Members’ Night
Critique and development
Members’ prints & PDIs
**Closing Date for 2nd Seasonal PDI

Tuesday 28th Members’ Night
Macro workshop
Vegetable and Mineral

December 2023

Tuesday 5th Guest Speaker – ZOOM
Lightroom Live
with Joe Houghton, Adobe Certified Expert in LR

Tuesday 12th Competition Results
2nd Seasonal PDI
judged by Carol Watson DPAGB ABPE AFIAP QPSA
**Closing Date for 2nd Seasonal Print

Tuesday 19th Christmas Social

January 2024

Tuesday 2nd Guest Speaker
Architecture and Tilt-shift Photography
with Sean Conboy, Hasselblad ambassador

Tuesday 9th Members’ Night
Still Life Workshop
**Closing Date for 3rd Seasonal PDI

Tuesday 16th Competition Results
2nd Seasonal Print
judged by Nick Hilton EFIAP DPAGB BPE5*

Tuesday 23rd Members’ Night
UK Travels, a selection of images and AVs
with Kevin Simpson

Tuesday 30th Competition Results – ZOOM
3rd Seasonal PDI
judged by Martin Pickles

February 2024

Tuesday 6th Guest Speaker – Updated
A Highland Journey
with Dave Bibby
**Closing date for Set Subject PDI

Tuesday 13th Members’ Night
L&CPU Print Portfolio

Tuesday 20th Members’ Night
Critique and development
**Closing date for 3rd Seasonal Print

Tuesday 27th Competition Results
Set Subject PDI
judged by Rebecca Entwistle

March 2024

Tuesday 5th Guest Speaker – ZOOM
Chasing the Light
with Kieran Metcalfe

Tuesday 12th Competition Results
3rd Seasonal Print
judged by Keith R. Barber FIScT CPAGB LRPS

Tuesday 19th Members’ Night
Dave Bibby’s Historical Monochrome Collection

Tuesday 26th Exhibition Evening
Competition Excellence; Club outings; Monochrome Photography

April 2024

Tuesday 2nd Guest Speaker
Pinhole Cameras
with Andrew Walker

Tuesday 9th Review Night
Review of the season

Tuesday 23rd Presentation Night

L&CPU Visit Cleveleys