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Tonight’s Meeting – Tuesday 20th August 2019 – Aviation Photography, a presentation.

Good morning all,

I hope you’ve all had a great week and a wonderful weekend. It’s been another busy one in at Connell Towers, with another vehicle falling apart on Sunday. No sooner had we got Mrs C’s car back on the road than our beloved campervan Hetty decided to shed her exhaust. Some string and then some welding may have to do the trick until a brand new one gets fitted!

If you haven’t done so already, please note that we have some excellent Club meetings booked and our Syllabus pages have recently been updated, so please do take a look on the right hand side of the main Club website. –

Last Week’s Meeting Street Photography in Rochdale Town Centre
It was good to see so many of you in Rochdale Town Centre last week. Despite a promising forecast we didn’t see the wonderful sunset we were hoping for, but we did get a nice Blue Hour and, to be fair, The Medicine Tap made us very welcome 🙂 It’s always good to get a chance to photograph impressive places in good company and it’s easy to forget what a wealth of great architecture Rochdale has.

Rochdale Town Hall
Tonight’s Meeting – Aviation Photography
Paul O’Hare has lined up a guest speaker tonight, so our grateful thanks are due. Joe will talk to us about aviation photography and show us some of the amazing photos he’s taken around the world. I’ve seen a few sneak previews and he’s had some fantastic access privileges which have enabled him to use his skills to produce stunning photographs. Tonight should be a real treat.

Two High Profile Speakers at RDCC
A couple of speakers for you to be aware of and to invite extra people along to. These promise to be great evenings by accomplished presenters.
10th September, Andrea Hargreaves MPAGB EFIAP/b BPE3 PSA4
Andrea Hargreaves is a photographer and digital artist based in Selby, North Yorkshire. She is highly active in exhibitions and competitions with a huge range of images from nature to fantasy. Her website showcases some of her work and is definitely worth a look. –
15th October, Neil Hulme
Neil’s work has a signature style and he’ll be joining us to share his work and approach. For a look at some of his images, visit his website at

The ICPA Annual Lecture 2019 – An Evening With Alex Benyan and Sony Cameras
On Monday 2nd September at 7.30pm, Chorley Photographic Society play host to Alex Benyan for a cost of just £2 per head which includes a buffet, and the bar will be open. Alex is a Principal Photographer for Sony and will bring along some of their latest kit for members to see and play with (with thanks to Wilkinsons). Alex specialises in people photography for commercial clients as well as leading workshops with photographers throughout the UK. His work can be seen at
The venue will Chorley Photographic Society, St Mary’s Parish Centre, Devonshire Road, Chorley PR7 2BY.

I look forward to seeing you tonight for an enjoyable night of airborne images and the always-unforgettable RDCC brew and biscuit.

As always, my very best wishes,

Phill Connell, Secretary, Rochdale and District Camera Club
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