Monday Jan 9th – Portrait Night + Album Cover photo-shoot

Model is “Beth Gordon” This Model is looking for a pic of herself. She is a talented writer and is to be releasing an Album in 2012; It could be your photo that makes it onto the Album cover?

[space height=”20″]Monday Jan 16th – View Matching Competition Images & Selection

Looking at the up-coming Matching Competition Images and selection of 42 Images to help us win again?
We need Leaders and Matchers, Bring what you have and let’s see if we can’t win again with the talent we have.
View Matching Competition Images & Selection

[space height=”20″]Monday Jan 23rd – Constant Lighting

Bill Johnson from Normanton Camera club, Will be showing us how to set-up Continuous Lighting.
This will be an ongoing project part of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust grant we received.

[space height=”20″]MondayJan 30th – Continuous Lighting Session

Bill Johnson from Normanton Camera club, Will be coming this week for a Continuous lighting Session
Bring Your camera

[space height=”20″]Monday Feb 6th – A.G.M.

Annual general meeting and election of new Committee.
All members should attend as it’s your vote that counts to a committee & ongoing growth in the club.
If you wish to stand for election to a position let it be known, by telling Bill Eaton who will make a note and mention it.

[space height=”20″]Monday Feb 13th – Portrait Night

Model is “Rachael” who’s Mum Melonie will be in attendance and who is also a club member.
This will also be part of the Coalfields Regeneration trust project, as we will be using the Constant lighting brought with the grant.

[space height=”20″]Monday Feb 20th – Club Matching Competition

Our annual Matching Competition with Ripon & Wetherby upon us once again;
A very good evening and fun for all to watch and cheer to.
Heckling is a must and the judge can be bribed?

[space height=”20″]Monday Feb 27th – Y.P.U. Entries

Last chance to get your entries into the competition for the Yorkshire Photographic Union.
All entries must meet the required specification.
See Dave Morrison for details.

[space height=”20″]Monday March 5th – Competition Judging Subject – Printed Portrait

OK first Club Competition of the year, Printed Portrait.
This is a chance to show off what you know and how good you are with the skills you have.
Good luck everyone!
Judge: Stuart Clark ARPS

[space height=”20″]Monday March 12th – Tabletop Still Life

Tonight will be Tabletop still life: Bring something along for everyone to Photograph.
The aim is to have up to 8 tables with different objects on for the club to move around and take their best photos.

[space height=”20″]Monday March 19th – Know your Camera & Equipment

Bring your questions and Cameras along to an evening of knowledge, whatever the model and make there will be someone who can answer your questions and teach you as well as you teaching them! Knowledge shared.

[space height=”20″]Monday March 26th – View Images of Model night #1 + Tabletop Still life Images

Tonight we will view the Images from our second Model night where we used the New lights for the first time on our own.

We will also be looking at the Tabletop still life images.
Any Images for the model should also be brought along for Melonie to give to Rachael.

[space height=”20″]Monday April 2nd – Water Splash+ Images in for Landscape Comp

Tonight we will be doing Water splash:
This will entail objects such as Lemon’s Oranges, Grapes or any other fruit that will make a colourful splash.

[space height=”20″]Monday April 9th – No Meeting  Easter Monday
[space height=”20″]Monday April 16th – Back to Basics

What do you know? What do you want to know? What can you gain from this? Your chance to ask a question about getting started in Elements and PS CS.

Bring an Image along you are having problems with? Photoshop Elements and CS

[space height=”20″]Monday April 23rd – Competition Subject – Landscape

Tonight we will be looking at the Landscape Competition Entries and they will also be Judged by Tim Parkin – He is a Landscape Photographer and his website is

[space height=”20″]Monday April 30th – 30 Minute Challenge Night

Now it’s a little lighter outside, we have another Challenge Night (like the 15min one we had last year), though this time it’s 30 minutes – so you should have the opportunity to get some good shots around the church or whatever else takes your fancy.

[space height=”20″]Monday May 7th – No meeting Early May Bank Holiday
[space height=”20″]Monday May 14th – Printing Images

Bring your Best Images,
Tonight we are going to learn how to print our Digital Images off, ready for the next step (How to Mount)

[space height=”20″]Monday May 21st – How to Mount Prints

Tonight we are going to learn about Mounting, how to mount the prints we printed off last week.
If you want to enter a competition and didn’t know how to mount Images this is for you.

[space height=”20″]Monday May 28th – Lecture + Constant Lighting Demo

Richard Walker will be giving a lecture on Constant Lighting; This is part of our ongoing Coalfields Regeneration trust Grant/Project.
We will also be given a Demo of how to set them up and how they work.

[space height=”20″]Monday June 4th – No meeting – Spring Bank Holiday
[space height=”20″]Monday June 11th – HDR Image

A lecture by Richard Nolan on HDR photography.
Richard will be going through the settings that you need and how you need to set-up for this type of photography.

Images in for the Black & White Comp

[space height=”20″]Monday June 18th – HDR Night Out

HDR (high dynamic range) or Bracketing;
Tonight we will be out to Clarence Dock to capture the docks night life in HDR.

[space height=”20″]Monday June 25th – Competition – Black & White

Black & White is the subject of this competition.
Your best images will be projected onto the screen.
Judged by: Brian Hemsworth CPAGB

[space height=”20″]Monday July 2nd – Night Out – New Miller Dam

Tonight we will be out at New Miller Dam in Wakefield.
Lots to do here, from the dam to the corn mill to Chevet Hall. Wildlife, flowers and funghi – also to try your HDR photography if you wish.

[space height=”20″]Monday July 9th – Selecting images for the upcoming Projected Image competition with Castleford Camera Club

Tonight we are looking at and selecting the images for the upcoming projected image competition, so bring along any images you think may be suitable. There are 6 categories and 3 images per category. (This is the first time we have held a competition like this since Chris took over as competition secretary).

[space height=”20″]Monday July 16th – Out and about around Garforth

A night out & about, in and around Garforth taking photos of whatever you desire…
Whether it’s scenery, old buildings, HDR or macro, the choice is yours.

[space height=”20″]Monday July 23rd – Projected Image Competition with Castleford Camera Club

Tonight we are having the first Projected Image Competition against another club.
Subjects are: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Transport, HDR any subject and The Elements (fire, earth, air and water)
There will be a limit of 3 Images per category.
Judge: Bob Free

[space height=”20″]Monday July 30th – Roundhay Park Cycle Races

Our yearly event photographing the cycle races at Roundhay Park. Get up close to the action and be prepared to get some action shots! Lots of other photo opportunities while in the park.

[space height=”20″]Monday Aug 6th – Geoff Brady Trophy

For this year’s “Geoff Brady Trophy” it will be a printed competition.
The subject is Portrait, with only one person in the picture.
Judge: Stuart Clarke ARPS

[space height=”20″]Monday Aug 13th – An auto-shoot at Temple Newsam House.

Trip to Temple Newsam for a Photo shoot of a BMW Z4 and a Honda Goldwing, both owned by club members.
Also, if we are lucky there may be two Honda Civics that are street tuned to photograph.

[space height=”20″]Monday Aug 20th – Projected Images from all members

Tonight we will be looking at the last 2-3 months worth of shoots that have occurred in and around the club.

A limit of 6-7 images each, but please bring some back-up images just in case.


[space height=”20″]Monday Sept 3rd – Wildlife Photography Lecture

A lecture by Oliver Wright on Wildlife photography.

You may have seen his work and want to know how! Tonight we will learn the do’s and dont’s of wildlife photography. Oliver will be going through the settings that you need, the planning of a days shoot and how you can get the best from your existing set-up.

[space height=”20″]Monday Sept 10th – Astro Photography & Lecture at West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

Lecture on Astro Photography (at Carleton Observatory, Pontefract)
and chance to take photos of the stars and planets (weather permitting!!)
£4 Per person.
Lecturer: Tony Mitchell

[space height=”20″]Monday Sept 17th – Image Hospital night

Having trouble with an image too dark or too light or out of focus?
Bring an image along that you would like to see edited and maybe given a new lease of life, instead of deleting it.

Images in for the Elements Competition, Maximum of 3 images each

[space height=”20″]Monday Sept 24th – Wedding Photography

A lecture by Mick Gill on Wedding photography.
Mick will be going through the settings that you need, planning for the day and how you need to set-up for this type of photography.

[space height=”20″]Monday Oct 1st – Competition: The Elements

Projected Image Competition with your selection of the elements, individually or combined, it’s your choice. Maximum 3 images per member.
Judge: Jim Edwards

[space height=”20″]Monday Oct 8th – Manipulated Images

Tonight we will be looking at Manipulated Images – Photos taken and then put through Photoshop, Gimp, Picasa and other such editing programs.

This is your chance to show off the editing skills beyond the normal editing of a photo ie. to superimpose one image on another like the two sisters who created the fairies at the bottom of the garden (The Cottingley Fairies) – Suggestion is 5 images from each person.

You can keep it a secret and leave members wondering or bring along the originals to explain how it was done.

[space height=”20″]Monday Oct 15th – YPU Images from 2012

Viewing this years entries from the Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU) competition. This is your chance to see all the entrants for the YPU and the images that were picked and placed. Hopefully with some winners from our club in amongst them!

[space height=”20″]Monday Oct 22nd – Model Night & Startrails

Indoor and outdoor this evening (weather permitting!)

[space height=”20″]Monday Oct 29th – Flash Photography

A lecture on Flash photography – this is in-built flash, hot-shoe mounted or off camera flash photography NOT studio lights.

As most of us have this type of equipment, it would be good experience to get some practice prior to the coming winter months.

[space height=”20″]Monday Nov 5th – Bonfire Night

NO MEETING. Make sure you shoot plenty of images! Fireworks, bonfires, people, parties etc. as we’ll be viewing images taken tonight on the 19th Nov.

[space height=”20″]Monday Nov 12th – Programme Meeting

General meeting to gather ideas for the 2013 Club Programme.
This is your chance to have something put into the programme – get your ideas down on paper and let’s hear them. Individually or as fun for the whole club, all ideas welcome.

[space height=”20″]Monday Nov 19th – Viewing Images of Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Tonight we will be looking at your pictures taken on Bonfire Night – Fireworks etc. After last year’s fantastic results I’m sure we have learnt a lot and have now got the hang of making the most of what we know!

[space height=”20″]Monday Nov 26th – A.G.M.

Annual General Meeting – All members required to attend.
It’s your club and tonight’s the chance to elect/re-elect new or old committee members. Do you fancy a position on the committee and want to stand for election to a post? New ideas and fresh faces are always welcome.

[space height=”20″]Monday Dec 3rd – Presentation Night & Overall Picture of the year

Presentation night – Certificates given out to the winners of the competitions throughout the year.
Also – A final competition for the Overall best image of the year.
Judge: Three camera club members

[space height=”20″]Monday Dec 10th – Christmas Dinner

Annual Christmas feast! (Venue to be Announced)

[space height=”20″]Monday Dec 17th – Quiz Night

Something different before the festive break, a quiz – this will be about Photography (surprise, surprise!) and will be great fun!


Download a PDF of the 2012 Programme here