Programme 2020 – 2021


Corona Virus/ COVID 19 UPDATE (26.05.20)

We are very pleased to announce that the club will be starting to resume activities. For the time being these will be via the internet using the Zoom platform.

If you are looking to join the club or are an existing member we are not charging for the online meetings. To get access to the zoom meetings contact us through the form below.

Our summer activities are:

Jun 25, 2020 19:30     Picture Share

Jul 30, 2020 19:30       Project Evening

 Aug 27, 2020 19:30      Guest speaker Ross McKelvey MPAGB MFIAP FIPF EFIAP/p FBPE

(more details in the calendar below)

Alsager Camera Club will be running our 2020-21 programme over Zoom from September to December – the programme will soon be the web site. We will also send out a copy to members in August



Thursday 10th Opening night – Welcome back and welcome new members. Introduction to the new season’s programme. Short Picture Share
Thursday 12th Training – Geoff Reader Composition Camera Setting  Jason Rowley on Fundamentals of Wildlife Photography

Entries for internal competition 1

Thursday 24th Picture share 1  – Competition critique on request –
Thursday 26th Internal Speakers – Geoff – “The art of  the portrait”       David Beardmore – “Cityscapes”


Thursday 1st Geoff Reader –  Landscapes           
Thursday 8th  Internal Competition 1 – Judge – Mike Sharples  Agreed to use Zoom

+ Bill Duffin Open Competition

Thursday 15th Jason Rowley –
Thursday 22nd
Home grown Travelogue :  Andrew Donkin “Iguaze & Beyond”    
Thursday 29th Project 1 Themes    Choose one of the following – Anything linked to Covid-19; Texture; Within a Mile of the House; Long Exposure; Household Items

Entries for internal competition 2




Thursday 5th Martin Kessell   My favourite  images
Thursday 12th L&C PU (1) Mono / Second Half – Malcolm Hart
Thursday 19th
Internal Competition 2  Judge   Chris Boyes  – Agreed to use Zoom
Wednesday 25th Five Towns Mono  Competition  run by Mid Cheshire  Ray Hill
Thursday 26th  Jason – Travels in India   (Hand in submissions to David for Christmas competition – only images making their competition debut are eligible) 




Thursday 3th The Art of Zoo Photography     Tai Chohan  Agreed to use Zoom
Thursday 10th Picture Share 2
Thursday 17th Christmas Competition – Judge Peter E Cheetham – Agreed to use Zoom




Thursday 7th Postal Photo Critique night (This event may not take place and therfore we will start on 14th January)
Thursday 14th Project  2 – Themes   Choose one of the following – Anything linked to Covid-19; Texture; Within a Mile of the House; Long Exposure; Household Items

 Images to Iain for Printing for Internal Competition 3 (if print competition being run)      

Thursday 21st
External Competition with Crewe at Alsager –  Judge Les Hitchcock
Thursday 28th Jack Perks – Diary of a Wildlife Photographer 

Entries for Internal Competition 3





Thursday 4th Members Talks:   Peter Farrer “Curly Locks and the 3 Bears”, Andrew Donkin  “Oh! The Folly”
Thursday 11th Internal Competition 3  Judge Will Stead
Monday 15th Millennium Print Competition – Newcastle TBC
Thursday 18th Bebington Salon at Crewe TBC
Thursday 25th Holmes Chapel External at Holmes Chapel 
MARCH 2021


Thursday 4th “Out and About in the Landscape”  David Slade 
Thursday 11th “Sports Photography”    Mark Pain                

Images to Iain for Printing for competition 4 (if print competition is being run)

Thursday 18th “My Take on Photography”    Paul Hassall                                                                                                               


Thursday 25th Nantwich External  at Alsager  Judge Graham Currey

Entries for internal competition 4

APRIL 2021


Thursday 1st Easter – NO MEETING
Thursday 8th Picture Share 3
Thursday 15th Internal Competition 4     Judge Nick Berentzen  + Bill Duffin Open Competition
Thursday 22nd “Photo Journalism  with the Sunday Times” – Philip Dunn
Thursday 29th Project 3 – Subject “Name my Theme” / “Odd One Out”


MAY 2021


Thursday 6th “Total Immersion”   – Carol McNiven Young
Thursday 13th External competition with Mid Cheshire at Winsford
Thursday 20th  Annual Competition – Judge Adrian Lines
Thursday 27th AGM


Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Spot the Theme or Odd One Out vi...
Spot the Theme or Odd One Out vi...
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spot the Theme or Odd One Out via ZOOM
This meeting will take place via Zoom – If you are interested in joining the club please contact us for a link. Please send Geoff up to 10 images that either have a common theme[...]
7:30 pm Guest Speaker Ross McKelvey – Vi...
Guest Speaker Ross McKelvey – Vi...
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker Ross McKelvey - Via Zoom
Ros will demonstrate how to enhance image to make them more dramatic and moody using photoshop.

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