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2019-20 Programme

Chapel Camera Club Evening is on a Wednesday evening during the months September to May.
Start time for club night is at 8pm and finishes at approximately 10pm (doors open 7.30 onwards).
Visitors are welcome to any of our meetings, there is an admission charge of £3.50.  This year there are 3 special speakers identified with ** on these sessions the charge to visitors is £5.00.

 2019/20  Wednesday Evening Club Programme


Intro to the season

Welcome and introduction to the season +

Buxton Photo Challenge Awards

 Welcome to our new season and to all our Buxton Photo Challenge Winners 

18-Sep **

George Bamby


“George Bamby shares the seedy, intimate and often hilarious secrets of his huge success as to why he is the best celebrity media photographer in the country. A 45 minute talk followed by a 1 hour questions and answers session. Not to be missed! George talks all over the country and has a reputation as one of the most straight talking people you will ever meet”. £5 for non-members

25-Sep Hand in

Ashly Franklin ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB

The Wider World of Photography (Part 1)

 A two-part talk which looks at the world of photography that lies outside of the camera club’s pictorial tradition, delving into the history of portrait, social documentary, fashion, advertising, science & nature and war photography plus a few other areas


Caroline Bridges 

From Boots to Ballet Shoes

 Caroline is a talented commercial, portrait and lifestyle photographer based in the World Heritage town of Belper in Derbyshire.


First Open Competition (Colour)

1 or 2 COLOUR prints and 1 or 2 colour DPIs

 Please make sure you have paid your membership fee before entering. Judge Christine Widdall MPAGB, EFIAT,FBPE


Members Night

 Keith will talk about the Challenge and Progress Group 

All welcome to contribute. Contact Keith: 

23-Oct Hand in

 David Lowe ARPS, DPAGB A Guide to Long Exposure Daylight Photography  This is a technical talk explaining the equipment required and the process for daylight exposures of several minutes, I bring the camera, filters etc and explain the whole taking process



Street Photography

 An historical perspective, starting with Robert Frank, looking at the work on Winogrand et al in the 1960/70s New York, looking at some of the unrecognised antecedents, both art and photography, and then taking a look at contemporary street photography.


Second Open Competition (Mono)

1 or 2 MONO prints and 1 or 2 mono DPIs

 Judge: Ray Brammhall ARPS, DPAGB,APAGB, EFIAP


 Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE3*  

Route 66

 A photographic journey – travel photography

20-Nov Hand in

Justin Garner 

Macro Photography

 We will explore the small world of macro photography.  This will cover flowers, plants, insects and small objects how I photograph them.  It will include equipment that I use and techniques such as photo-stacking. 

25th Nov

Inter Club: High Peak Trophy Comp (Staleybridge, Bramhall, Macclesfield & CCC)

At Bramhall PS


27-Nov **

Andrew Gill

Magic Lantern Slide Show

 ‘I use an original showman’s magic lantern and remarkable hand painted and photographic lantern slides to illustrate Victorian life and show how audiences were entertained one hundred years ago.’ £5 for non-members


Theme Competition - 'People'

1 or 2 prints and 1 or 2 DPIs.  

 Judge: Diana Magor EFIAPb, MPSA, CPAGB, LRPS, BPE3*

10 or 11-Dec

Members Night ...Date and venue to be decided



Christmas Party

 Chapel Golf Club 

 Quiz, dinner and social


No Meeting




No meeting




8-Jan    Hand in

Jack Perks

Diary of a Wildlife Photographer

 As seen on BBC Springwatch! 


Member's Night

rescheduled from 29th Jan...



Natural History Competition

Judge Ian Whiston

1 or 2 prints and 1 or 2 DPIs

 Judged by Ian Whiston DPAGB, EFIAP/b, ABPE


Simon Geddes

A quiet Life

  ‘Photography has been a source of expression for me since I was given a camera on my 16th birthday…my style has developed into capturing natural subjects close up’.

5-Feb   Hand in

Ashley Franklin ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB The Wider World of Photography (Part 2)
 Part 2: More info above


Erica Oram CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE2*

Seeing Opportunity

  'Making the most of any opportunity for photography by thinking creatively and doing something a bit different’


Panel Competition

Colour print panel of three images
Mono print panel of three images
DPI panel of 3 images

 Judge TBA


Members Night

A year with my camera presentation

 Contact Ann Carter


Verity Milliagan

 Beauty in the Benign

 Looking at the details of the landscape, mostly through images shot on telephoto lenses

11-Mar ** Hand in

Tony Worobiec FRPS

Photographing Landscape whatever the Weather

Award winning photographer and author. Non-members £5.

Additional opportunity to attend an afternoon photographic workshop – fees apply. Let Helena know if you’re interested

18-Mar    (19- Mar)

North Cheshire Challenge

DPI knockout

 Poynton Town Hall

Exhibition opens at 7 pm

Competition starts at 8pm

Door fee required


Meeting Cancelled

Third Open Competition

Judge Paul Gallager

1 or 2 prints and 1 or 2 DPIs. Either Colour or Mono


1-Apr   Hand in

Meeting Cancelled

Three Shires Competition: North Cheshire, Leek and ourselves

At Chapel 

 Chapel, Leek & North Cheshire go head to head. Judge TBA


Meeting Cancelled

Diane Seddon 

My Journey to ARPS

 ‘My inspiration and the story of how my images came about, and then how your members can recreate them.


Meeting Cancelled

Best of Season Comp

Best Prints & Best DPIs to be judged by Erica Oram

 Judge Erica Oram ARPS CPAGB BPE3*

22-Apr Hand in

Meeting Cancelled


All welcome



Meeting Cancelled

Presentation Evening & Dennis Milner  Competition