Club News

Update from our meeting on Tuesday 14th August 2018

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Along with many other photographers, I was at Rochdale’s Feel Good Festival on Saturday. I didn’t take the grown-up camera though, I took my family a relived the 90s with the main act Feeder. There was even a cask ale called “Buck Rogers” to remember their most popular single! It was a great showcase of Rochdale at its best, with the new market opening too.

Last Week’s Meeting – Members’ Evening
Many thanks to John Taylor and Richard Adams for sharing some of their work with us last week. John’s varied work was great to see, with some top tips for using a 12mm prime lens! Using a wide (see what I did there?) variety of inspirations and techniques, John’s work is proof that no two photographers produce the same image from the same scene.
Richard surprised us all by showing a comparatively short photographic history, with some impressive progress. Richard’s nature work is top of the class and proves that there is really no substitute for practise and hard work.

Tomorrow’s Meeting – Mick Ryan: Landscape & Nature, plus an appraisal
Long-time friend of the club, Mick will visit us again tomorrow to share some of his Landscape and Nature photography. Most of us will know Mick’s work and how good it is… he works in so many genres of photography and produces some fabulous work in all of them. After the break, Mick will give an honest appraisal of some of OUR work, so bring along some of your images on a USB stick for Mick to assess. Try to stick to 3 maximum if you can, but please do bring some images along: Mick’s opinions are based on sound technical knowledge and a strong commercial and artistic experience.
Check Mick’s website if you don’t know him already.

Next Week – Working Night – this time with themes!
On 28th August, we’re having a Working Night but in response to you asking for a bit more structure to these nights, Ken and Frank have agreed to put on specific sessions to encourage everyone to address areas of photography. Ken has provided a sheet (attached to the members’ weekly email) which he’ll use in his Basic Flash Photography session, but please take a look to prepare yourselves in advance.

Our Recent Portrait Night – Please email your images
I’ve received a few images to share with our models from our Portrait Night recently, but I’m sure there are plenty more out there. Would you please email them to me as soon as you can so I can send them on to Jack, Caroline and Emma? Thank you 🙂

With that final appeal, I’ll bid you a fond farewell until tomorrow night. Don’t forget to put your images onto a USB stick for Mick to appraise, and I’ll see you there.

With very best wishes,

Phill Connell, Secretary, Rochdale & District Camera Club
+44(​0)7397 919938
Twitter @PhillConnell
Instagram @PhillConnellPhotos
Upcoming Events
8:00 pm Mick Ryan – Pt1 Landscape/Nature...
Mick Ryan – Pt1 Landscape/Nature...
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tues 21st August …. Mick Ryan – Pt1 Landscape/Nature Photography, Pt2 images by members for appraisal by Mick.
8:00 pm Workshop
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tues 28th August …. Workshop
8:00 pm Jeremy Malley-smith – A Brief In...
Jeremy Malley-smith – A Brief In...
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tues 4th September …. Jeremy Malley-smith – A Brief Introduction to Lightroom – Scottish Wildlife
8:00 pm Mark Radcliffe – Talk and demo
Mark Radcliffe – Talk and demo
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tues 11th September …. Mark Radcliffe – Talk and demo