Current Programme

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Sep
18
Wed
2019
Welcome evening: Introduction to the new season and welcome to new members @ Wilmslow Guild
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
25
Wed
2019
Practical Evening @ Wilmslow Guild
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
2
Wed
2019
Final entry date for 16 Oct : Competition 1 @ Wilmslow Guild
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Final entry date for 16 Oct : Competition 1 @ Wilmslow Guild

DPI

Open: Colour

Set Subject: Nature (incl. wildlife)

Speaker: Mark Helliwell – ‘An Approach to Landscape Photography’ @ Wilmslow Guild
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Mark Helliwell - ‘An Approach to Landscape Photography' @ Wilmslow Guild

Mark is a semi professional landscape photographer who lives in Macclesfield.

His work has been recognised in several regional. national and international competitions. In 2011 he won the Sunday Telegraph winter photography competition. In 2014 he was runner up in the International Amateur Photographer of the Year competition and in 2014 and 2015 was commended in the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competitions.

His images also regularly appear in Outdoor Photography magazine. He is and approved contributor to the stock agencies Getty and Alamy.

See www.markhelliwell.com

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Project group
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
8
Tue
2019
Club Outing @ Chester
Oct 8 all-day
Club Outing @ Chester

See club email for more details

Oct
9
Wed
2019
L&CPU Folio / members’ evening @ Wilmslow Guild
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
16
Wed
2019
Competition 1 (DPI) : Part 1 – Open Colour; Part 2 – Nature (incl. Wildlife) @ Wilmslow Guild
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
23
Wed
2019
Final entry date for 13th Nov: Competition 2 @ Wilmslow Guild
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Final entry date for 13th Nov: Competition 2 @ Wilmslow Guild

Print

Open: Colour

Set Subject: Architecture

Speaker: Graham Currey – Studio Photography – Portraiture @ Wilmslow Guild
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Graham Currey - Studio Photography - Portraiture @ Wilmslow Guild

Graham is a multi talented individual. Not only is he a qualified L&CPU judge but he is a professional photographer, web designer, model and actor. He also is a Past President of South Manchester Camera Club.

Graham retired from work in 2006 when he found his travel photography was in great demand for brochures and then expanded into music gigs, travel industry assignments and eventually wrestling.

“Photography is an art form and the creative process starts in a thought, a view, a scene, a moment or a carefully staged lighting setup.”

See some of his work on Instagram @instacurrey, @gbrodie_model and @curreyphotography

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Guild Closed – Half Term @ Wilmslow Guild
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
1
Fri
2019
Project group meeting
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Project group meeting

1. Motion. As usual the interpretation is up to you but you might consider, moving subjects of any sort , human or mechanical, intentional camera movement, long exposure, flash with slow speed sync or ……..?

2. Birds eye view. This is really a non-competitive preview for the main club competition which will give you the opportunity to have your images critiqued before other club members who may be able to suggest refinements based on their experiences.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Members’ evening @ Wilmslow Guild
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
13
Wed
2019
Competition 2 (Print) : Part 1 – Open Colour; Part 2 – Architecture @ Wilmslow Guild
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
20
Wed
2019
Final entry date for 4th Dec: Competition 3 @ Wilmslow Guild
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Final entry date for 4th Dec: Competition 3 @ Wilmslow Guild

DPI

Open: Mono

Set Subject: Bird’s Eye View

Members’ Evening @ Wilmslow Guild
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
27
Wed
2019
Speaker: Jenny Varley – ‘Wildlife Photography – Hints, tips and examples’ @ Wilmslow Guild
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Jenny Varley - ‘Wildlife Photography - Hints, tips and examples’ @ Wilmslow Guild

Jenny, who lives in Alderley Edge, was for many years Professor of Experimental Oncology at The University of Manchester. Since retiring she has been able to practice her passions and interest of travel and wildlife photography. She is also passionate about the environment.

Some of Jenny’s particular favourite places are the cold regions, including Antarctic, the High Arctic,  Svalbard, and also less cold places such as Canada and Alaska.

See www.jennymvarley.co.uk

Dec
4
Wed
2019
Competition 3 (DPI) : Part 1 – Open Mono; Part 2 – Bird’s Eye View @ Wilmslow Guild
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec
6
Fri
2019
Project group meeting
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Project group meeting
1. Hidden. This could be our trickiest theme yet! It was suggested that there were plenty of ideas on the internet. As ever the interpretation is up to you.

2. Shot with a 50mm. The 50mm lens became the standard focal length for many early 35mm cameras and was described as having the ‘‘field of view of the human eye” and the pictures have a ‘natural perspective’.
Not loved by all at the time, it was almost forgotten when more flexible quality zoom lenses became the standard. Nowadays the “Nifty Fifty” fast prime lens has seen a comeback in the digital world and is often favoured for portraits and low light work.

But, will it work for you? The subject is completely open, it just needs to be shot with a 50mm equivalent prime if you have one, or a Zoom lens at the correct setting. (Zooming is done with your feet).

If your camera sensor is;
Full frame – use 50mm prime or zoom setting
APSC – use 30 or 35mm lens or zoom setting
Micro 4/3 – use 25mm lens or zoom setting
Dec
11
Wed
2019
Christmas Social
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm