Assessing the merits or otherwise of pictures rather than just saying "I like/don't like that picture" is one of the hardest things to do in photography, especially when it comes to your own pictures. Rod Smith will lead this session, aimed at helping members to improve their skills in this area.
Will it be a "winter wonderland" - only one way to find out.
Please note change of programme for tonight.
Unfortunately Andy Latham is ill and can't do his talk tonight - we will arrange for him to come another time.. However, the good news is that at very short notice we have arranged a splendid replacement talk by night-time- and astro-photographer Pete Collins. If you want to find out more about him visit his website www.diamond-skies.co.uk
A practical evening to help develop those skills.
Gallery: Street Life.
We planned to visit Kirkby Lonsdale a little while ago, but it was rained off. Hopefully the weather gods will be kinder this time!
Another visit to Settle by Ray Brammall. If this talk is as good as his previous ones this should be an excellent evening.
The second in our series of DPI Competitions, run on similar lines to the way pictures are selected for the YPU Exhibition. Please note the closing date for entries will be 13 March.
Wed21Mar201814:00Kingsdale, near Ingleton
Last time we went to Yordas Cave there was too much water to be able to get beyond the entrance. However, what we did see was very enticing and everybody was keen to try again when hopefully we can progress further into the cavern.
This date is Easter Monday, so there will not be a meeting.
Further information about the AGM will be provided separately.
Gallery: Bricks and Mortar
Tue17Apr201810:00RSPB Reserve, Leighton Moss, nr Silverdale
The RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss (near Silverdale) is a popular spot for bird-watching and photography. There are a number of hides which are readily accessible, and an excellent cafe for when the excitement gets to be too much.
SPG member John Cooper-Smith is well known in the Group and around the country for his superb railway photography. Tonight he will talk about aspects of planning his shoots using methods and ideas which can be applied to all sorts of photography, not just railways.
Gallery: Spring has Sprung
Fri25May201814:00Feizor, near Austwick
The bluebells at Feizor are one of the local 'wonders of the world', and people come from all over to see them (well, on last years trip I met some people from Lancashire!). For those who need sustenance before venturing forth there is the excellent "Elaine's Tearoom".
Bring your cameras for a practical session looking at aspects of camera use and control, or take advantage of the light evening to go out taking photographs.
Gallery: The Railway Scene
Probably one of the most well-known beauty spots in the Dales, but for a very good reason!
Sue Haddrill will talk about photographing theatrical productions.
Gallery: "For Vibrant Settle"
Wed18Jul2018All daySalford, Greater Manchester
Lines, shapes, patterns galore - a chance to explore somewhere that's thoroughly modern.
Our annual Town Trail of member's photographs will be on display in most shop and commercial premises front windows during this period. This is your chance to take a leisurely stroll around Settle and not just see the pictures but also perhaps to learn more about Settle itself.
Tricks, tips and techniques in Photoshop for you to enjoy, with Margaret and Rod Smith
Gallery: Light and Dark
Tue21Aug201814:30Southerscales, near Chapel-le-Dale
Lots of possibilities at Southerscales, from wide-open vistas to the nooks and crannies in the limestone, and not forgetting that tree!
Sat25Aug2018Mon27Aug201810am to 5pmClapham Village Hall
Our Annual Exhibition again, but this year of special significance because it marks 10 years since the Group was formed.The exhibition is open to all members to display their work - there is no theme or selection so it really is representative of the work of the Group. Come along, see what you think, and maybe even consider joining us.
Admission is free.
Remember the days when the only format for most people was 35mm, or medium format if you were really keen? John will talk about the bewildering array of different formats used by modern cameras and their implications for your photographs.
Gallery:"More than One".
There is much of interest to see and photograph around the canal basin in Skipton, as well as the branch along behind the castle. And if the excitement gets to be too much there are always the ducks to feed!
Meet by the Freddie Truman memorial in Coach Street Car Park.
Exactly what it says - an evening with Alan Stopher, the current President of the YPU.
A chance to see some of the pictures which were selected for this years YPU exhibition.
Gallery:"Style". Another wide open brief for you to interpret.
Thu18Oct201810:30Grass Wood, near Grassington
Grass Wood is an area of mixed woodland offering scope for a variety of nature pictures. There might even be some autumn colours!
Dave visited us in November 2017 when he gave us an excellent evening talking about his street photography. I'm intrigued to see what his approach to 'Life' will be.
Another chance to show off your best pictures and your printing skills.
Wed21Nov201814:00To be arranged
Linton is a delightful Dales village and a good place for photography. Possible subjects include the church, the falls on the Wharfe, and the village green with it's attractive bridge.
Gary last visited Settle in October 2016 when he spoke about his approach to landscape photography. You can see more of his work at http://www.waylandscape.co.uk/
Ymir is a character in Norse mythology:
"From Ymir’s flesh the earth was created,
And from his sweat the sea,
Mountains from bone,
Trees from hair,
And from his skull the sky".
Our annual "jolly".
Gallery: "Photos for the Folly Exhibition." Up to 6 photos each, taken in and around Settle. More information in the December 2018 Newsletter.