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Our next meeting, Tuesday 10th March 2020 – ‘Reflections’, a mini-competition.

Good evening all,

I hope you’re all having a great weekend and you’re reflecting on some great photos – see what I did there? I’m going to keep this week’s update brief for two reasons:
1. I’ve been working all day taking a group of enthusiastic photographers around East Lancs Railway so I’m almost ready to call it day,
2. You all have some homework to do so I want you to focus on the task in hand (see what I did there?)​

Last Week’s Meeting – Joe Campion, Aircraft Photographer
Once again, Joe was a fantastic speaker last week. His experiences of taking some fantastic photographs of aircraft around the world belie his 23 years​​​ on the planet. He’s a fantastic example of how tenacity, a friendly nature and a positive attitude can bring enormous opportunities our way. If you’d like to follow Joe on Instagram, just search for ‘@jc96photography’ in the Instagram app.​

This Week – A Mini-Competition – Reflections
On Tuesday we will be holding a mini-competition with the theme “Reflections”. Bring along 3 images on a usb stick which go with our chosen theme. All members attending on the night will score your images out of 20 and a winner will be crowned on the night. To keep things simple, only those people who attend can take part so please do come along. It’s going to be a fun evening and if you’re anything like me, the theme will have made you get your camera out this weekend!

The Flying Scotsman at East Lancs Railway
In May this iconic steam engine will be visiting East Lancashire railway again, travelling between Heywood and Rawtenstall from 8th to 10th May. This will be a wonderful photo-opportunity and if you’d like to be a passenger, take a look at

Springhill Hospice Calendar Competition
The annual Springhill Hospice calendar competition is free to enter on line at The closing date is 31 March 2020.  Please get involved with this very worthy cause to see your image in the 2021 Calendar, all around Rochdale.  

Oldham Camera Club – Dr Michael Leech this Thursday 12th March
Dr Michael Leech has presented a couple of time at RDCC and has always received fantastic feedback for his tales from near and far. His talk “It’s a Funny Way to Make a Living” will be on Thursday 12th March if you want to note the date. Visitors from RDCC will be welcome.

Also on 12th March – Martin Parr and The North at Hepworth Gallery
Martin Parr has been shooting in northern England throughout his long career.  To coincide with a display of works made of industrial regions in the North by Bill Brandt in our current exhibition, Martin Parr’s talk will explore his own work from West Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, and more recently, Hull and Wakefield.
The cost is £15 (or £12.50 if you are a member at the Hepworth) and you can book a place by following this link…  

Upcoming weeks:
Tuesday 10th March – Mini Competition
Tuesday 17th March – Humanitarian Vision

I’m looking forward to seeing some great ‘reflections’ photographs on Tuesday and to finding out who will win the bragging rights of the best image chosen by our very own members. Can’t wait! See you there.

Until then, my very best to all of you,

Phill Connell, Secretary, Rochdale & District Camera Club​​
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