Monday 6th January – Practical/Technical Night

Cross Polarisation & Water Splash

A fun and exciting practical night to kick off the year. Bring your camera and tripod.

And remember, we are downstairs in the Main Hall.


Monday 13th January – Bi-Monthly Challenge Review Night

Animation

Before the break/After the break – Monthly challenge review of December topic – Animation.

Either bring along a finished image or bring the individual assets to be put together into an animated gif.

Prize on offer for the best image of the evening!

Reviewing the images for the above – bring what you have to view and/or be prepared to talk about them.
Critique can be offered by other members as requested to help improve.


Monday 20th January – Lecture

Ray Hattrell – My life with a camera 50 years

Ray will talk about going from film to digital with initial editing issues and then give an insight into the world of events including what it’s like backstage.


Monday 27th January – Model Night

Our first model night of the year, your chance to put yourself out of your comfort zone and talk to and direct our model for the night. Split into groups as usual so we’ll all get equal opportunity. We will hopefully fit two or three outfit changes in if we have time.

Bring your camera and tripod.

We will be upstairs in the Trench Room for this event.


Monday 3rd February – Technical Night

Running workshops on post processing techniques, starting with the basics for any new members. This will also cover hints and tips for editing your own pictures prior to submission for either internal or external competitions.

Categories for tonight:

Lightroom Workflow Overview & Basic Editing
Importing images, basic processing, cropping, reading the histogram, basic image enhancements (curves, white balance, highlights/shadows etc), clone/heal tool, exporting exporting images for competitions from Lightroom.

Bring you laptop or images to request help from other experienced members


Monday 10th February – YPU Entries Review/ Image Selection Night

Your chance to bring along your best images for entry and receive constructive criticism (if required) and also receive help in choosing which images to enter from fellow members.

The club will pay for some entries per member as usual so take the chance to enter your best images!

**Please note – Macro / Close Up Competition Entries to be handed in tonight


Monday 17th February – Field Visit

Fixed Focal Length Challenge – Venue TBC via email

Pick a focal length and shoot at that all night. Either a prime lens or choose a set length on your zoom lens for the entire evening.

Details will be circulated via email before the event.


Monday 24th February – Competition 1

Macro / Close Up

Our first internal competition of the year, judged externally.
Projected image.


Monday 2nd March – Bi-Monthly Challenge Review Night

Monthly topics

Before the break/After the break – Monthly challenge review of January & February topics.

Prize on offer for the best image of the evening!

Reviewing the images for the above – bring what you have to view and/or be prepared to talk about them.
Critique can be offered by other members as requested to help improve.


Monday 9th March – Model Night

Dancers

This should be quite an exciting evening, lots of movement to capture along with the technical challenges of working with a fast moving subject.

Bring your camera.

Our second model night of the year. Split into groups as usual so we’ll all get equal opportunity.


Monday 16th March – Lecture

TBC


Monday 23rd March – Interclub Competition

Garforth vs Sherburn

Our first external competition of the year, judged externally.
Projected images from both clubs at Garforth Camera Club.


Monday 30th March – Practical Night

Levitation

An interesting experiment in ‘levitating’ our subject. We will be shooting images on the night and post production will be involved to combine the two images for an interesting effect.

Bring your camera and tripod.


Thursday 2nd April – Interclub Competition

Garforth vs Pontefract

Our first external competition of the year, judged externally.
Projected images from both clubs at Pontefract Camera Club.


Monday 6th April – Technical Night

Running workshops on post processing techniques.

Categories for tonight:

Lightroom Workflow & Panoramas

Keywording, metadata, synching adjustments between images
Creating panoramas in Lightroom
Lightroom advanced adjustments including gradient tool, gradient masking, and using presets
High ISO and Noise Reduction
Creative cloud LR mobile synching

Bring you laptop or images to request help from other experienced members.


Monday 13th April – No Meeting – Bank Holiday Easter Monday

Monday 20th April – Field Trip

Urban – Venu TBC via email

A good chance to get any last minute images for the next competition.

Details will be circulated via email before the event.

**Please note – Street Life Competition Entries to be handed in tonight


Monday 27th April – Competition 2

Street Life

Our second internal competition of the year, judged externally.
Projected image.


Monday 4th May – TBC

Due to the Bank Holiday moving to Friday we now have an extra Monday evening.


Monday 11th May – Bi-Monthly Challenge Review Night

Monthly topics

Before the break/After the break – Monthly challenge review of March & April topics.

Prize on offer for the best image of the evening!

Reviewing the images for the above – bring what you have to view and/or be prepared to talk about them.
Critique can be offered by other members as requested to help improve.

We will be upstairs in the Trench Room for this event.


Monday 18th May – Field Trip

Shooting the Bluebells – Venue TBC via email

Weather permitting we will be off in search of bluebells. Obviously this is very weather dependent and also depending upon the bluebells being out at this time of the year. Hopefully we have planned it well and will strike it lucky!

Details will be circulated via email before the event.


Monday 25th May – No Meeting – Bank Holiday Monday

Monday 1st June – Technical Night

Running workshops on post processing techniques.

Categories for tonight:

Photoshop Techniques

The principles of using layers and layer masks in Photoshop
Image stacking and blending in Photoshop
Starstax software for star trail images

Bring you laptop or images to request help from other experienced members.


Monday 8th June – Practical Night

Fun with Food

Tonight we will be shooting various food items, including very thinly sliced fruit and vegetables backlit on light boxes,  Romanesco cauliflower with its superbly textured shape and character and any other interesting food items we can source.

A fun and exciting practical night. Bring your camera and tripod.


Monday 15th June – Field Visit/Model Night

Otley Chevin

Tonight we will be visiting Otley Chevin and undertaking some outdoor model photography, hopefully with some superb or dramatic evening light.

There will also be, between model groups be the opportunity to capture some landscape photography.

Bring your camera and tripod.


Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June – Weekend Away

The Peak District

Annual camera club weekend away. Should be an action packed weekend!
Come for one day, two days or all three. Programme of events to be circulated via email nearer the time.


Monday 22nd June – Lecture

Details TBC

**Please note – Transport Competition Entries to be handed in tonight


Monday 28th June – Competition 3

Transport

Our third internal competition of the year, judged externally.
Projected image.


Monday 6th July – Bi-Monthly Challenge Review Night

Monthly topics

Before the break/After the break – Monthly challenge review of May & June topics.

Prize on offer for the best image of the evening!

Reviewing the images for the above – bring what you have to view and/or be prepared to talk about them.
Critique can be offered by other members as requested to help improve.


Monday 13th July – Weekend Away Viewing Night

An ideal chance to see the images captured during the Peak District away weekend even if you didn’t attend the weekend.
Please come and support your fellow club members, maybe feel inspired for 2021!


Monday 20th July – Field Trip

Lawnswood Cemetary

An interesting visit to one of Leeds’s largest cemeteries. Should be lots of unique photo opportunities.

Details will be circulated via email before the event.


Monday 27th July – Summer Social

BBQ at the Miners Hall

A good way to round off the first half of the year before we go into the summer break.

Details will be circulated via email before the event.


Monday 3rd August – Closed for August

Monday 10th August – Closed for August

Monday 17th August – Closed for August

Monday 24th August – Closed for August

Monday 31st August – Closed for August

Monday 7th September – Bi-Monthly Challenge Review Night

Monthly topics

Before the break/After the break – Monthly challenge review of June & July topics.

Prize on offer for the best image of the evening!

Reviewing the images for the above – bring what you have to view and/or be prepared to talk about them.
Critique can be offered by other members as requested to help improve.


Monday 14th September – TBC

**Please note – Coast Competition Entries to be handed in tonight


Monday 21st September – TBC

Monday 28th September – Competition 4

Coast

Our fourth internal competition of the year, judged externally.
Projected image.


Monday 5th October – Technical Night

Running workshops on post processing techniques.

Categories for tonight:

Advanced Photoshop Techniques

Advanced techniques in Photoshop including:
Clone, heal brush and patch tool
Skin retouching basics
Creating clipping paths
Creating composite images and using textures

Bring you laptop or images to request help from other experienced members.


Monday 12th October – Model Night

Clowns

Our fourth model night of the year. This time a little different, as we host a pair of clowns – literally!! We shot these two quite a while ago and we welcome their return especially as we now have the larger hall.

Split into groups as usual so we’ll all get equal opportunity.

Should be a laugh!! Bring your camera.


Monday 19th October – TBC

Monday 26th October – Competition 5

Geoff Brady Printed Portrait

Printed images to be handed in on the night if printing yourself, they must be mounted and not framed. See Robin for further details.


Monday 2nd November – Bi-Monthly Challenge Review Night

Monthly topics

Before the break/After the break – Monthly challenge review of August & September topics.

Prize on offer for the best image of the evening!

Reviewing the images for the above – bring what you have to view and/or be prepared to talk about them.
Critique can be offered by other members as requested to help improve.


Monday 9th November – TBC

Monday 16th November – TBC

We will be upstairs in the Trench Room for this event.


Monday 23rd November – TBC

Monday 30th November – AGM

Annual General Meeting

Have your say on how the club is run. Your opinion matters!


Monday 7th December – Technical Night

Running workshops on post processing techniques.

Categories for tonight:

Any suggestions for topics not covered during the year

To be confirmed via email nearer the time.

Bring you laptop or images to request help from other experienced members.


Monday 14th December – Christmas Social

Christmas Social at Garforth Country Club

Photograph of the year competition to be judged on the evening – subject: TBC

Image to be handed in on the night, informal display of printed images (mounted and not framed). Printed image only, around 10×8/A4 size, either send to Robin before hand digitally or bring your print on the evening, unmounted please.

Single print of your favourite subject, images judged by fellow members.


Monday 21st December – No Meeting

Monday 28th December – No Meeting

Monday 11th January – First meeting back for 2021