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What's On & When

The club meets weekly, most Thursdays between 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Meetings are held at St John's Church, Kings Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8EZalthough there are times when we are out & about, so please check below.


Forthcoming events for A.P.S. 2022 are as follows, (and are subject to change);

6th January - E.G.M. followed by Planning For The Months Ahead

13th January - Story Behind the Picture, where members can talk about how and why they took their pictures.

20th January - Portrait Night where we'll be learning and practising Portrait Photography using ourselves as models.

27th January - Monthly Competition, where members can enter up to 4 images on any topic plus a further 2 based on the theme of "Winter", to be assessed by an independent judge.

3rd February - Workshop by John Porter on The Effects of Light On Objects. Bring your tripods and a torch!

10th - February - An evening led by Malc Davies in which we will be viewing YouTube clips on a variety of topics, eg monochrome etc, with a view to improving our skills and knowledge.

17th - February Portrait Night - where we'll be learning and practising Portrait Photography using ourselves as models again, this time using speed Lights and Portrait Lights.

24th February - Monthly Judging Competition where members can enter up to 4 images on any topic plus a further 2 based on a theme, (to be decided nearer the time), which will be assessed by an independent judge.

3rd March - John Porter will be critiquing members' pictures taken using the skills learnt from his workshop on The Effects of Light On Objects on 3rd Feb.

10th March - Workshop on Editing and Framing images for turning into Prints.

17h March - Malc Davies will be running a workshop on photographing Wildlife.

20th March - A trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to put into practice the skills learnt in Malc's workshop on the 17th March.

24th March - Jeremy Sayle will be giving a Presentation on Motorsport, in which he will be showing members his collection of motorsport photography and explaining how he captured the shot.

31st March - Jeremy Sayle will be running a workshop on The Art of Panning Photography.

7th April - Norman Bamforth Surprise Presentation, in which Norman will be giving a talk on a topic which he will reveal on the night as a surprise to us all.

14th April - The Church will not be available for this evening, so we aim to get Out & About for the evening, dependant on the weather, so will be confirmed nearer the time.

21st April - Jeremy Sayle Motorsport Critique from 31st March

28th April The Club's Annual General Meeting.

5th May - A talk on Medium Format photography by Ray Liddy.

12th May - Planning Meeting for the syllabus for the months ahead.

19th May - A talk by David Clapp via Zoom on Subject Diversity.

26th May - Club closed due to venue being used for Ascension Day Service.

2nd June - Bank Holiday Jubilee Weekend - To be arranged.

9th June - Inter-Club competition with Oldham to be held at the Club's venue in Ashton-under-Lyne.

16th June -Trip Out to be arranged.

23rd June - An Evening with George Steele.

30th June - Monthly Judging Competition where members can enter up to 4 images on any topic plus a further 2 based on a theme, (to be decided nearer the time), which will be assessed by an independent judge.

7th July - Macro Photography with John Porter Part 1.

14th July - Macro Photography with John Porter Part 2.

21st July - Review of Oulton Park Images with Jeremy Sayle.

28th July - Monthly Competition where members can enter up to 4 images on any topic plus a further 2 based on a theme, (to be decided nearer the time), which will be assessed by an independent judge.

4th August - Review of Wildlife Images with Malc Davies.

11th August - Trip Out to Tandle Hills, Royton, Oldham.

18th August - Trip Out -To be Confirmed.

25th August - Monthly Competition where members can enter up to 4 images on any topic plus a further 2 based on a theme, (to be decided nearer the time), which will be assessed by an independent judge.

1st September - Ted Coleman Images Competition 2 rounds.

8th September - Critique Night People to bring in their images for advice on improving their techniques.

15th September - Photoshop/Lightroom with Malc Davies and John Porter.

22nd September - A talk on 'Trick Photography' by Terry Hewitt.

29th September - Monthly Competition where members can enter up to 4 images on any topic plus a further 2 based on a theme of 'Through the Window', which will be assessed by an independent judge.

6th October -  Portraiture/Light Night, with Air Hostess Zoe Kelly as the model, plus Scrabble Tile Pick, where a Scrabble Tile is pulled from a hat and the members have to take photographs on subjects beginning with the chosen letter.

13th October - Portraiture/Light Night, models to be confirmed.

20th October - Photoshop/Lightroom Teaching Night 1. Members to bring in their laptops with Photoshop/Lightroom installed and a photo that they wish to edit.

27th October - Monthly Competition where members can enter up to 4 images on any topic plus a further 2 based on the theme "Mono" where images submitted must be in Mono format. All will be assessed by an independent judge.

3rd November - Scrabble Tile Show & Tell night, in which members display their photographs taken on the subject beginning with the letter drawn on an earlier night.

10th November - Photoshop/Lightroom Teaching Night 2. Members to bring in their laptops with Photoshop/Lightroom installed and a photo that they wish to edit.

17th November - A talk on  photographing Architecture by Sean Conboy.

24th November - Mono Competition with Oldham Camera Club on Zoom

1st December - Competition with Oldham Camera Club  at Saint Thomas' Church, St Thomas' Circle, Werneth, Oldham, OL8 1SF

8th December - Planning meeting in which Members are asked to submit ideas for Club Nights for the next six months.

15th December - Christmas Meal Out at the Amaani Restaurant.

22nd December  - No meeting, so Merry Christmas


Events for A.P.S. which took place in 2021 were as follows;

1st April - Mobile Phone images six each to show and discuss

8th April - Showing of 2019/20 images prepared for Annual Exhibition 2020 (TBC)

15th April - Guest Speaker - John Smith22nd April - Guest Speaker - David Clapp - Landscape Architecture and Travel Photography

29th April - Story behind the picture - Subject "Spring"

6th May - An overview of all images from 20/21 -  Looking back at lockdown

13th May - Talk by John Porter - Travels In Asia

20th May - Club party night (we hope) Celebrating back to normal meetings (we hope)

27th May - Monthly Judging 4 images/prints plus two on the subject "Red"

3rd June - Guest Speaker - George Steel - Monochrome Images

10th June - Story behind the picture - Subject "Trees and Blossom"

17th June - Workshop or evening out TBA depending on the weather

24th June - Monthly Judging - 4 images/prints plus two on the subject "Street Photography"

1st July - Workshop or evening out TBA depending on the weather (poss swap with 17th June)

8th July -  L&CPU Portfolio discussion

15th July -  Talk by Malc Davies - Subject TBC

22nd July - Story behind the picture - Subject "Buildings"

29th July - Monthly Judging - 4 images/prints plus two on the subject "Canals"

5th August - Guest Speaker  TBA

12th August - Story behind the picture TBA

19th August - Workshop or evening out TBA depending on the weather

26th August - Monthly Judging - 4 images/prints plus two on the subject "Photoshop Skills"

2nd September - Guest Speaker  TBA

9th September - Competition with Oldham PC via Zoom

16th September - Workshop TBA

23rd September - Workshop or other activity TBA

30th September - Monthly Judging - 4 images/prints plus two on a subject TBA

7th October - Monochrome Competition hosted by Oldham Camera Club via Zoom

14th October - Annual General Meeting

21st October - Story Behind the Picture session where members talk about pictures that they have taken.  

28th October - Monthly Judging - 4 images/prints plus two on the subject of Sport.

4th November - Bonfire & fireworks Display at Oldham Edge

11th November - Talk by Ray Liddy on Large Format Cameras

18th November - Planning Meeting

25th November - Monthly Judging - 4 images and or prints, plus two on the subject of Fireworks

2nd December - Competition with Oldham Photo Club to be held at the Club and conducted via Zoom

9th December - Image Evaluation and Processing Tips by Malc Davies

16th December - Christmas party at Amaani Indian Restaurant, Lees Road, Ashton-under-Lyne

23rd December - Christmas Break - Club Closed

30th December - Christmas Break - Club Closed