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Syllabus: 2013 / 2014 season

Meetings are on Tuesdays, at Poynton Civic Hall, unless otherwise stated.
The meetings of the first Tuesday of each month are at the Hazel Grove Bowling & Tennis Club.
Meetings start at 8:00 promptly, unless otherwise stated, and finish about 10:00.

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Tuesday 10 September

An Evening with Brian Beaney - Beyond the Moment of Capture

Brian is a fine art photographer. His images are digitally painted with light, mood and atmosphere, which he hopes will epitomize the peace and tranquillity of the scenes and landscapes. He brings back to his pictures some of the "buzz" he experienced when he took the shot. "Sometimes the pleasure is just using the imagination"

Speaker: Brian Beaney

Hand-in for Clubworker print competition

Tuesday 17 September

Travel Panels

Tell us about your latest photographic foray, and illustrate it by bringing up to six prints or projected images to show us.

Speakers: Members

Tuesday 24 September

Clubworker print competition 1

The first of our 3 clubworker print competitions.

Judge: Brian Lomas

Tuesday 01 October

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

Digital workshop 1 - Working Smarter in Photoshop

Christine's talk will include smart objects and smart filters, with an emphasis on how she uses them in composites.

Speaker: Christine Widdall EFIAP, MPAGB, BPE5*

Hand-in for Clubworker PDI competition

Tuesday 08 October

An Evening with Tillman Kleinhans - Post Cards from Provence & Other Stories

Tillman has been taking photographs since 1971 and now works exclusively in the digital domain. He has been a member of St. Helens Camera Club (North West of England) since 1975 and an L&CPU judge since the eighties. Expect a lot of AV's tonight too.

Speaker: Tillman Kleinhans ARPS, EFIAP, DPAGB

Tuesday 15 October

Clubworker PDI competition 1

The first of our 3 clubworker PDI competitions.

Judge: Tom Bowett

Tuesday 22 October

Poynton Players Theatre.

Entrance tickets are £5.
Tickets from Alan Saunders.
You may be able to pay on the night, but please note, tickets may have all been sold by then!

An Evening with Professional Wildlife Photographer Danny Green

This is another coup for NCPS. Wildlife Photographer Danny Green has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain’s foremost wildlife photographers and is also a member of 2020vision photo team.

Speaker: Danny Green

Saturday 25 October


Anglo Scottish Battle - at Keswick


Tuesday 29 October

An Evening with Dianne Owen - A Selection of Creative Images

Dianne will be showing us a selection of her creative images, and again, TRY to explain how she came about producing them, she usually says "JUST PLAY" but I suspect its not as easy as that.

Speaker: Dianne Owen FRPS

Saturday 02 November


Martin Avery Competition


Tuesday 05 November

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

Digital workshop 2 - Pixel Painted Art

In the first half of the evening, Adrian will introduce himself and his portfolio and explain why he creates the images in his particular style. The second half will be an introductory demonstration covering his workflow and the software that he uses to create stunning masterpieces of art from a photograph!

Speaker: Adrian McGarry

Tuesday 12 November

"Images, Images everywhere" by Tony Pioli

Tony will be showing us a selection of his favourite images.Subjects are wide and varied and from all corners of the British Isles as well as many foreign countries.

Speaker: Tony Pioli FRPS, FBPE

Hand-in for Clubworker print competition

Tuesday 19 November

An Evening with Rob Hockney -"Concordia" The Greatest Glacial Confluence on Earth!

Rob is a recent member to NCPS, and believe me, this is an evening not to be missed.

Speaker: Rob Hockney CPAGB

Tuesday 26 November

Clubworker print competition 2

The second of our 3 clubworker print competitions.

Judge: Jane Lines

Tuesday 03 December

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

Digital workshop 3

For all you budding AV experts, we have got John Smith coming to show us how to do sound editing and AV editing. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, this is an evening for you to learn all John's techniques and also what software is required.

Speaker: John Smith APAGB, CPAGB

Tuesday 10 December

An evening with Professional Wildlife Photographer Paul Hobson

Paul will no doubt be giving us yet another great presentation of his photographic skills. This time, it will be a photo journey from Costa Rica, to Norway and the UK.

Speaker: Paul Hobson

Tuesday 17 December

Christmas special

An abundance of excellent photography and festive humour from our very own NCPS "life member" followed by our Christmas party.

Speaker: Tony Redford

Tuesday 24 December

No meeting

Christmas eve


Tuesday 31 December

No meeting

New Years eve


Tuesday 07 January

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

Image assessment night & L&CPU Individual Awards slide shows

Bring images in for assessment and constructive comment. Joyce will also be showing the L&CPU award winning images from 2013 via digital projection.

Speakers: Joyce Streets CPAGB & L&CPU Judge

Tuesday 14 January

Inter-club Battle v Chapel Camera Club

Our annual battle. This time we are at home.

Judge: Adrian Lines MPAGB, ABPE, EFIAP, ARPS

Hand-in for Clubworker PDI competition

Hand-in for Exhibition

Tuesday 21 January

Poynton Players Theatre

Please note, there will be
a £5 entrance fee


An Evening with Professional Landscape Photographer of the year 2012 Simon Butterworth

This is another coup for NCPS. Overall winner UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012! Simon Butterworth is one of Britain’s foremost landscape photographers.

Speaker: Simon Butterworth

Tuesday 28 January

Clubworker PDI competition 2

The second of our three PDI clubworker competitions.

Judge: Graham Shaw

Tuesday 04 February

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

An Evening with Christine Widdall - Building an Image

The first part is aimed at basic processing using Lightroom, then she will look at processes involved in building a montage and then present de-constructed images to show how they were built.

Speaker: Christine Widdall EFIAP, MPAGB, BPE5*

Tuesday 11 February

No meeting - this is Exhibition week

Exhibition schedule for 12th, 13th, and 14th


Tuesday 18 February

An Evening with Terry Donnelly

Terry is from Ormskirk CC and will be showcasing some of his much varied photography, also, how he came about his creative shots!

Speaker: Terry Donnelly

Tuesday 25 February

An hour with Alan Saunders +
How a PDI competition is set up

Alan will show us more of his photos.
Jonathan will demonstrate the fascinating process of using your images to assemble a club PDI competition

Alan Saunders &
Jonathan Bawden

Hand-in for Clubworker PDI competition

Tuesday 04 March

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

Digital workshop 4

More Photoshop Genius from our very own Geoff Robinson.

Speaker: Geoff Robinson EFIAP, ARPS, DPAGB, BPE5*

Final hand-in for Clubworker PDI competition

Tuesday 11 March

Clubworker PDI competition 3

The third of our three clubworker PDI competitions.

Judge: David Hollows

Tuesday 18 March

An Evening with Kathryn Scorah - L&CPU PDI Photographer of the Year 2013

Changing Perspectives - Digitally projected presentation of 150 images. Images will range from soft,dreamy landscapes to sport and people. Many of the images have won awards in international salons. Approx 50 prints will be laid out around the room and a CD will be available to purchase with images from the night and tutorials detailing techniques.

Speaker: Kathryn Scorah MPAGB, FBPE

Thursday 20 March

Leek Camera Club

Interclub battle against Leek Camera Club

Our interclub battle against Leek Camera Club


Tuesday 25 March

An Evening with Duncan McEwan - Scotland, Land of Light

An illustration of the power of light in landscape photography. Scotland can claim some of the finest quality light to be found anywhere in the world and this talk illustrates the way in which light, in all its forms, can inject mood and drama into a landscape.

Speaker: Duncan McEwan

Tuesday 01 April

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

Digital workshop 5

Various Photoshop techniques first half & Lightroom 4 the second half.

Speaker: Gordon Jenkins APAGB

Hand-in for Clubworker print competition

Tuesday 08 April

An Evening with Adrian lines - Altered Reality - Better than The Real Thing

Adrian, sponsored by Paper Spectrum, and the L&CPU photographer of the year 2013, will be showing us how he creates his stunning award winning creative images.

Speaker: Adrian Lines MPAGB, ABPE, EFIAP, ARPS

Hand-in for Rosalind Bramley

Tuesday 15 April

Clubworker print competition 3

The third of our three clubworker PRINT competitions'

Judge: Ian Whiston

Tuesday 22 April

An evening with Barry Pearson II

This is a session with member Barry Pearson who started photography in 2012, not with any previous member of the same name.

Speaker: Barry Pearson LRPS, CPAGB

Tuesday 29 April

Rosalind Bramley Competition

Our annual pictorial monochrome print competition, in memory of a popular former member, which is judged by members on the night.

Judges: Members

Tuesday 06 May

Hazel Grove
Bowling & Tennis Club

Digital Workshop 6

Ten minutes or less - Another chance for members to show us some of their AV's, PDI's or Prints or even a few digital software tips.

Speaker: President

Tuesday 13 May

Annual General Meeting

This is your chance to discuss the future of the club, by raising issues and by electing your committee. Plus presentation of Clubworker competition awards.

Speaker: President