Towcester Camera Club Programme

Towcester Camera Club meets on alternate Wednesday evenings at the St Michael’s Church Rooms in Silverstone from 19:30 ~ 10:00pm. We warmly welcome anybody who enjoys photography as a hobby.
Our members have a very wide range of photographic interests and ability and most find that they thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to share ideas and to learn techniques from each other and from visiting speakers, either before the formal session starts, during the midway break, or at the end of the session.
The Club updates its programme twice a year and aims to cater to a spread of interests, mixing external speakers with informal, participative member sssions.
We are always keen to hear from people keen to show their work or demonstrate new techniques.

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Programme of Events ~ 2018 - 2019


Date Title of Evenings Event Speaker's Name / Other Information
5th September 2018 Terry Chapman Print Selection 3-4 DPIs per member 9 to be selected by Keith Long
19th September 2018 Show us yours for some Informative Critique

Critique evening with Chris Baldwin. Please bring in 3 or 4 images may be new or not so new that you would like some help with and Chris will give some pointers as to what you could have done to improve those images whether it be in the taking of the image or in post-production. Look forward to seeing you all.    

(Collect prints for Terry Chapman competition)

3rd October 2018 Understanding Composition Talk by Richard Cobby entitled “Understanding Composition”. In Richards own words :- “I believe that with inspired moments of photography each photographer should strive to absorb, translate and project the work they create and in combination with a good measure of passion and vision, should also have the potential to simultaneously capture a snapshot of the photographer's own soul”. 
17th October 2018 Versatility Challenge 
Titles for this year’s Versatility Challenge are:-
  • Still Life
  • Circles
  • Flash
  • Untouched by Humans
  • Panorama
  • Slow Motion
  • Negative Space
  • Blue Motion
31st October 2018 Joint meeting with N.N.H.S. @ Northampton T.B.C.
3rd November 2018 Terry Chapman Print Competition Irchester Village Hall
14th November 2018 Lightroom Brian Worley 
28th November 2018 Pastel Moments.   Colour prints with my distinctive pastel style. Irene Froy 
12th December 2018 Christmas Nibbles & Photo Debate Review of the Year
9th January 2019 Russell Valentine

Russell Valentine is presenting an evening of two halves. In the first part Russell will be showing some of his old colour and mono prints he developed in his own dark room at home then in the second half he will show how to set up a simple studio and may be have a model to do some head and shoulder portraits so do bring your cameras along

23rd January 2019 British Landscapes in Colour & Mono Bill Allsopp coming to give a talk on Landscape photography. Bill  is a renowned Landscape photographer and has just published a book on the subject  which you can see below and purchase if you want or I am sure he will bring a few along on the night.
6th February 2019 Mastering Macro Techniques Bob Brind-Surch will be presenting ‘Mastering Macro Techniques’ 
and will be about the fascinating world of macro photography, which at first can seem very baffling and   expensive.  During the course of the evening, Bob will try to dispel both of these by exploring the various options and  techniques available to the photographer, who wishes to experiment with macro photography.
20th February 2019 PermaJet "Print with Confidence"

Colin Hulley of PermaJet present their "Print with Confidence" Lecture to the members of Towcester Camera Club.

The "Print with Confidence" Lecture consist of an explanation of both monitor calibration and printer profiling, colour management through various software and general profiling queries.

We then discuss Ink and Paper, continuous Ink Flow system and many other areas including Monitors etc.
After the main lecture. we open up the floor for any questions and we bring along a range of PermaJet Papers and demonstrations items, offering special deals on the papers and accessories on the night.
6th March 2019 PermaJet "From a Print 2 Perfection" Colin Hulley 
20th March 2019 Print/Digital Image selection for Olney  
3rd April 2019 Joint meeting with N.N.H.S. @ Silverstone Huw Alban
17th April 2019 A Guide To Daylight Long Exposure Photography David Lowe 
1st May 2019 AGM This is where you can have your say about the running of the club and put your ideas forward and even put yourself forward to be on the committee so please come along. After the meeting we will be showing projected images by Irene Froy.
15th May 2019 Using the Light (Talk using prints to show how to use light) Roger & Judith Parry 
29th May 2019 Olney Competition @ Olney Annual competition with Olney Camera Club this year being held at Olney. This is a projected image competition for which images were selected on March 20th and details of venue will follow.
12th June 2019 Members Presentation - Dave Kidd and Paul Tuckey Members evening. Club chairman Dave Kidd will be giving a talk on his safari to Kenya last year and then Paul Tuckey will be talking about his visit to France.
26th June 2019 Club Outing - Stoke Pavillions Visit to Stoke Pavilions at Stoke Bruerne weather permitting. Details of how to find the venue will be given out at the previous meeting and email. Bring your cameras, lenses, tripod and anything else you may need.
10th July 2019 Show and Tell This is the last meeting until September. Please bring your 5 favourite images taken at the previous meeting and give a short talk about why you took those images.