Programme

  • Mon
    22
    Apr
    2013

    AGM followed by Gallery - 'Life'
    Submit your preferred image to the 'Life 1' gallery for discussion.
    Upload your second image to the 'Life 2' gallery.

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2013

    Talk by artist, Sue Deighton.
    Samples of her work can be found here  

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2013

    Gallery - Nostalgia

    Out and About with cameras. Theme: 'Movement'

  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2013
    09:00Silverdale

    To Silverdale with opportunities for photography at RSPB Leighton Moss, Jenny Browns Point (Morecambe Bay), butterflies, woods (including a butterfly reserve), dragonfly pond and a good range of nice walks. There are cafes at L. Moss and J.B. point. There is a small entry fee for the RSPB reserve.

    Transport: Age UK minibus and as participants need to register, this will have to be done at the June 17th meeting, so any wishing to go should be at the meeting.

    Timings: leave Settle 9am. pick ups on the A65 as required. Arrive approx. 10am. Leave at 5 pm home for 6pm

    Cost: £10 per person .... a fixed fee is payable to Age UK so we need to fill the bus.

    How to book places. Let John Lockwood know by e mailing names to qjlockwood@gmail.com (note the first letter is a q for queen and not a g for goat).First come first served.

  • Mon
    15
    Jul
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    A print competition using the mounts collected at the June meeting. If anyone was unable to collect a mount then mounts will be available from 7.15 on the evening, but you will need to bring along some masking tape to attach your A4 print to the backing board. The entries will be displayed and a simple form of voting will happen on the evening.

    The entries for this years YPU exhibition will be shown and introduced by Dickon Siddall

    The Gallery for August will be "Motion"....following the time we had capturing images during the June meeting, however any image satisfying the title will be acceptable and not just the images taken that evening.

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    Gallery....Motion, following on from the June meeting

    Alan Owens will give a presentation on the uses and possibilities of Lightroom

    The Gallery for October 7th meeting will be "Colour"  and  after the talk by Sue Deighton in May there will be lots of opportunities to  implement some of her advice. As usual there will be two Gallery options the first one giving chances for some critique, but if anyone only wishes for their images to be shown with no comment then Gallery 2 will be available.

  • Mon
    16
    Sep
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    Recently Alan Owens had an exhibition of prints in Bentham and he will present them to us.

    .....followed by "an approach to lighting" by Dickon Siddall.

    also a reminder that the gallery for next meeting will be "Colour"

     

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    Sam Dalby, who lives in Settle, is a talented portrait artist who is going to give some insights into his approach to creating a portrait in one half and a Gallery "Colour" in the other part.

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    Steve Finch will lead us in a practical session in studio portraiture with the opportunity to use his studio equipment

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    Elaine will present images that have been used as book illustrations  alongside a Gallery "a Portrait" using the title in its widest interpretation.

  • Mon
    18
    Nov
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    no introductions necessary here!!.... Carol and Tony come back again and show us some of their recent images from the last year.

  • Mon
    02
    Dec
    2013
    19:30Town Head Court

    Rod Smith is back to expose all the myths and the possibilities of using Layers in Photoshop....... and if you thought previous Galleries unusual then you have something to use your imagination. The Gallery entitled "Song" will allow access to any image so long as the title is that of a well known song.....Imagine that...sorry Mr Lennon!!!

  • Mon
    20
    Jan
    2014
    19:30Town Head

    Raw Imaging... A presentation by Margaret Smith exploring th potential of using this format

    Gallery :SIZE

  • Mon
    03
    Feb
    2014
    19:30Town Head

     Exposure..an introduction to the zone system   Paul Higgins

    Gallery : Winter

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2014
    19:30Town Head

    "Developing Landscape Photography" with Andy Latham..... a chance to discover the background to the photographs we saw at the Folly a couple of years ago

  • Mon
    03
    Mar
    2014
    19:30Town Head

    Projects

    Gallery: Monochrome

  • Mon
    17
    Mar
    2014
    19:30Town Head

    "The Development of Photo artworks" with Gordon Fletcher of UCLAN

    mounts for the print competition on 28th April will be available

  • Mon
    07
    Apr
    2014
    19:30Town Head

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Open Gallery ............. mounts for the print competition on the 28th April will be available

  • Mon
    28
    Apr
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    Landscape photo print competition... bring along your mounted prints for the start of the meeting. (some mounts may be available if you arrive early i.e. pre 7.10pm)

    Travel Photography ...a presentation by Allan Hartley A2RPS an international mountain guide from Bentham

    after the judging Allan will pick out half a dozen of the prints to make comment on

  • Mon
    19
    May
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    Gallery :

    1 a Photoartwork....   following on from the presentation by Gordon Fletcher, an image which may be described as a photo artwork,... best of luck!

    2 The Elements..   air, earth, fire or water or even any combination

     

    Extreme Elemental images...   David Crutchley

          

  • Mon
    02
    Jun
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    Meet at Town Head Court and then going out around the area individually or in small groups taking photographs.....   hopefully there will be an opportunity to discuss cameras and their settings, and sharing ideas about procedures involved

  • Mon
    16
    Jun
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    Speaker...Hannes Pretorius .... Northern Life,  Dark Skies,...Cold Feet

    Hannes  works out of Leeds, lives near Lancaster and is interested in capturing Street images in Northern towns

    There may be time for a gallery which will be just one image depicting Life, possibly street life in a Dales environment

  • Mon
    21
    Jul
    2014
    19:30Town Head court

    Stephen Garnett will show us some of his work as the photographer at the Craven Herald.

    Gallery ; an image for the Craven Herald

  • Mon
    18
    Aug
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    we will examine this years entries for the YPU annual exhibition.....

    afterwards some drinks and nibbles

  • Fri
    22
    Aug
    2014
    Mon
    25
    Aug
    2014
    19:30Clapham Village Hall

    Our Annual exhibition at Clapham Village Hall to be opened by Stephen Garnett of the Craven Herald at 7.30 pm

  • Mon
    15
    Sep
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    One of our members Tony Crossland will give us a presentation on Time Lapse Photography

    Gallery : .....A postcard from.....

  • Mon
    06
    Oct
    2014
    19:30Town Head court

    An introduction to Composition in images with a practical session to initiate this most complex of issues

     

    Gallery ; Shape

  • Mon
    20
    Oct
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    Michael will give a presentation entitled ..... " The Art is in Seeing "..

  • Mon
    03
    Nov
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    "People Watching"....a presentation by Tim Hancock of Holme PS

    Gallery.............."People"

  • Thu
    06
    Nov
    2014
    11:00Blackpool

    Day trip to Blackpool details from John Lockwood at qjlockwood@gmail.com

  • Mon
    17
    Nov
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    "An Extra Dimension"..... taking a further look at composition with Margaret and Rod Smith

  • Mon
    01
    Dec
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    John will be showing black and white images of steam trains taken some time ago............. followed by a gallery

    after the "Song" gallery last year this time your picture needs a title which is also the title of a famous Book or Film...... possibly Trainspotting!!!

  • Mon
    15
    Dec
    2014
    19:30Town Head Court

    a while since the last print event so the mounts will be available beforehand at meetings and the theme is " a seasonable image"

    There will be a short look at monitor calibration...............followed by a seasonable social event ....possibly some wine and mince pies!!!

  • Mon
    05
    Jan
    2015
    19:30Town Head court

    an evening for members to show images from 2014 that they find successful....  up to 9 images allowed and these will be looked at in groups of three

  • Mon
    19
    Jan
    2015
    19:30Town Head Court

    A presentation by several members as to how they approach Bird photography

    Gallery to follow....A Diptych..    a chance to present two images together which have a mutual relationship

  • Mon
    02
    Feb
    2015
    19:30Town Head Court

    First three songs only.... a presentation by member John Bentley

    Shall I or shall I not?.........  A session looking at the forthcoming YPU annual exhibition possible entries and a chance for a critique of images that members may be considering for entry using a Gallery 

  • Mon
    16
    Feb
    2015
    19:30Town Head Court

    a presentation by several members on how they capture images of Insects....

    Gallery.... "Playing"

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2015
    19:30Town Head Court

    Getting Closer3.....really close!!!

    Rod Smith takes us into the world of close up and macro photography, followed by ......

    Using the Healing Tool and the Dust and scratches filter in Photoshop by John Cooper-Smith

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2015
    19:30Town Head Court

     

    "Maybe it's time to turn back". Images from active volcanoes, by Harry Pinkerton

    "Cleaning up your pictures". Using the 'Dust & Scratches' filter and the 'Healing Brush', by John Cooper-Smith

     

  • Mon
    06
    Apr
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    There is no meeting tonight because it's Easter Monday.

  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2015
    19:30Town Head Court

    Part 1              Annual General Meeting.

    The AGM will be preceded by a brief Special General Meeting to consider a proposed change to the Group's Rules. Assuming the AGM doesn't go on for too long it will be followed by:

    Part 2              "Getting Closer - 3"

    Rod Smith will talk about and demonstrate equipment for taking close-up photographs.

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    Part 1              Gallery - "Close-up Photographs"

    Part 2              "Size Matters"

    Margaret Smith will show how to adjust Image Size and Resolution to get your pictures the size and quality you want them to be. If you have any questions about preparing pictures for the Annual Exhibition this is the time to raise them.

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2015
    19:30Town Head Court

    Tony Speight is a photographer of many talents - not only is he a successful commercial photographer who also lectures in photography (including at Craven College), he even finds time to take his own photographs for pleasure. Tonight we will be treated to a mix of images taken "at work - - and at leisure".

  • Mon
    20
    Jul
    2015
    Mon
    17
    Aug
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    July and August sessions will both be practical sessions with your cameras. If weather is favourable, both will be outside, but we have planned for inside activity in case. The gallery will be viewed on 20 July if wet or on 17 August, wet or dry. Please upload gallery images by 20/07. Both sessions will end at Townhead Court for drinks/gallery.

    For both sessions members will be grouped with leaders, dependent on numbers. Leaders will help those who wish to understand their cameras better as needed. Bring wide/standard/macro lenses + Flash and tripod as available. The Project theme will be "Settle in Close-up", designed to encourage pictures of the finer detailed aspects around Settle rather than whole street views and taken using Portrait format for creative effect.

     

    Gallery - "Work and Leisure".

  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    Informal competition - judging by members as December last year. Any subject, but picture must have been taken in 2015. UP TO TWO A4 PRINTS EACH. Collect mounts on 17 August if you wish to use them.

    Gallery - "Settle in Close-up".

     

  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    A talk about the key camera controls - with practical comments by members with photo examples.

    Gallery - "Red"

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    All things nature - from birds in flight to macro!

    Margaret [EFIAP/gold, FBPE EPSA] and John [EFIAP/gold, BPE5*, EPSA] Sixsmith are keen naturalists and amateur photographers who lecture widely on nature photography throughout the country. Living on the Wirral, they have both exhibited internationally and had work published in magazines and books. They tutor at residential courses in Scotland, one of which has been attend in '14 & '15 by Adrian & Sue Binney.

    No Gallery.

  • Mon
    02
    Nov
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    A discussion of some of the techniques to get our photos better without the need to spend ages in front of a computer - or for those who don't use Photoshop etc, to improve their output from a better understanding of cameras.

    Gallery - "It's Nature".

  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    Several members will talk about and demonstrate their approach to creative photography, either in camera or in Photoshop.

  • Mon
    07
    Dec
    2015
    19:30Townhead Court

    A talk by Steve Finch.

    Steve gave a very interesting Portraiture talk in Oct'13 - this time we have asked him to give tips to help us with our Christmas family/party photos!

    No Gallery. Instead we will have our Xmas party - a 'Jacob's Join' finger buffet.

  • Mon
    04
    Jan
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Hoylake Camera Club holds an annual competition open to anyone in the world, under categories of Open Colour, Open B&W, Nature, Photo-Journalism and Photo-Travel. Two of the judges will show a sample from this year’s competition and initiate discussions over the winning entries – members free to comment/ask questions on each.

    No Gallery.

  • Mon
    18
    Jan
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    A timely discussion covering printing skills, with members encouraged to ask about their specific problems or aspirations.

    Gallery –"This is Creative"

    Following on from member contributions on 16 November, any two Creative images taken “in Camera” or with the full power of software! Let your imagination flow!

  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    An open (ie: any subject, Colour or B&W) competition of up to two entries per person to encourage all to enter! Please enter any two images taken from 1 January 2015 – and not previously used for Exhibition, gallery or competition. Entries will be made through the Web site as for Gallery entries.

    No Gallery.

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    John talked to us in 2014 with many photos covering his live music images - this time his talk will be about documentary and street images, all taken in Yorkshire and will include a number he has scanned from his significant collection taken pre-digital.

    Gallery –"Informal Portraits"

    Using lessons learnt from the December lecture by Steve Finch.

  • Mon
    07
    Mar
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Dorothy has lectured before (covering Yorkshire) – this time, she will cover the Lake District with many fabulous photographs.

    No Gallery.

     

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    The Photoshop sub-group will demonstrate skills from past activity and discuss plans for the future.

    Gallery – "Photo Story"

    The idea is provide a sequence of photos made into one image that illustrate a story.The sequence may consist of up to 6 images.

     

  • Mon
    04
    Apr
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Members’ Night – A group of members offering short demonstrations of what they have been photographing in recent months

    Gallery – "A Landscape from the North"

    Following lectures on both Yorkshire and Lakeland – your turn!

  • Mon
    18
    Apr
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    GalleryMy Favourite pictures since last AGM

     

    Lets see members’ favorite images taken over the last 12 months! Up to four images each.

  • Mon
    16
    May
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Oliver is an award winning Leeds based full-time professional photographer - full details on his website below. He has spent the winter being the Northern Lights guide at Abisco National Park in Sweden, well within the Arctic Circle. I have asked him to show his stunning images taken during this winter, including Northern Lights, Winter scenery and artistic winter images. He will also include some of his favourite images from the UK.

    http://www.oliverwrightphotography.com

    No Gallery.

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016

    Trip to the woods above Feizor – Bluebells, wild orchids, primroses etc. For a foretaste see:

    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/bluebells-austwick-yorkshire-dales.html

    Please contact Adrian if you plan to come along. Email: adrian@binney.co.uk

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Members’ discussion, pooling ideas of options for collating, organising and looking at our photos.

    Gallery - "Reflections".

  • Wed
    22
    Jun
    2016
    11:00Roundhay Park, Leeds

    Visit to Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2HH. Meet 11 am at Tropical World, Prince's Avenue by the cafe.

    Roundhay Park now covers over 700 acres of parkland, lakes and woodland and is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The Park has a scented for the blind, National Plant Collections, Canal Gardens, the Monet and Alhambra Gardens, plus Tropical World (also known as Butterfly Gardens and Butterfly World) which attracts visitors all year round. Newly opened in 2005 is the Friends Garden, located alongside Canal Gardens and the Rainbow Garden. In the 21st century, following extensive renovations to the park a new area of award winning 'Chelsea Gardens' has been created where gardens created for the Chelsea Show have been rebuilt for all to enjoy in the 'Speciality Gardens' area just off Mansion Lane.

    The simplest way to get there is A65 to the outskirts of Leeds, turn left (east) on the Ring Road (A6120) and follow the signs to the park. There are several car parks in and around the park, also plenty of street parking.

    For further information visit:

    http://www.roundhaypark.org.uk/index.html

  • Mon
    18
    Jul
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    An entertaining evening is promised! Expect the unexpected! Tony is a very experienced (Grand Master PSA and Platinum FIAP in Photo Journalism/Travel) and well thought of photographer. He will bring a large number of his award-winning A3 prints (many on Photo-Journalism/travel) and talk informally about his techniques and will encourage debate about photography in general.

    http://www.keswickphotosoc.co.uk/koken/essays/2015/01/press-release-14115/

    No Gallery.

     

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    14:00Meet at Cross in Market Place.
  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    A look at the whys and wherefores of black & white photography.

    Gallery - "Flower Pot Festival"

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2016
    14:00Thorns, near Gearstones

    Thorns is an abandoned farmstead, full of interest and atmosphere. It's about 3/4 mile walk each way, generally easy underfoot but with a short, steep slope to negotiate.

    Date and time subject to change.

  • Mon
    19
    Sep
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Informal competition organised like the last couple of years – members voting for their favourites. Up to two A4 size prints each member.

    Gallery - "Black and White"

  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2016
    10:00Malham Tarn

     Date and time subject to change.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Landscape Photographer of the year comp multiple award winner from 2008.

    Gary loves all aspects of the great outdoors – wild camping and photography! He will treat us to his varied images, mostly taken within the UK and discuss technical considerations for landscape photography.

    http://www.waylandscape.co.uk/html/introduction.html

     No Gallery.

  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    A group of members will show pictures taken within the UK, sharing ideas for possible subjects and places.

    Gallery - "Best Holiday Pictures". Pictures taken on holiday which are not "holiday pictures".

  • Tue
    18
    Oct
    2016
    14:00Catrigg Force

    Date and time subject to change.

  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    A practical camera session, looking at different types of lenses and their creative possibilities.

    Gallery - "Landscape"

  • Mon
    21
    Nov
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Taken from the latest annual competition. Split into two parts – a slideshow from entries across all categories, showing what images fellow Yorkshire club members are taking – followed by a more detailed view and discussion over the top images.

    Gallery - "Wide Angle/Telephoto"

  • Fri
    25
    Nov
    2016
    10:00Hoffman Kiln, Langcliffe

    Date and time subject to change.

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Print night - An opportunity for members to display and talk about some of their prints (maximum 2 per member), using our new print viewing stand. Mounts (optional) will be available on the night.

    Gallery - "Wide angle/Telephoto"

  • Mon
    19
    Dec
    2016
    19:30Townhead Court

    Our annual Jacob's Join and some seasonal fun.

    Gallery: "Humourous photos".

  • Mon
    16
    Jan
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    A look at working in the dark, including the practical aspects and some creative possibilities.

    Gallery: "Gallery on the Green" - looking at the pictures now showing in the Gallery on the Green in upper Settle.

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    19:30Whitefriars Car Park

    A night time excursion to try out some of the techniques and ideas discussed at last Monday's meeting. NOTE THE TIME AND LOCATION

  • Mon
    06
    Feb
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    A talk on the "Why's and Wherefore's" of processing software, including some, none or all of what programmes are available, why you might want to use them, and how to use them.

    Gallery - "Night Photos". These can be photos taken during the practical session in Settle on 19 January, or any other suitable photos.

  • Mon
    20
    Feb
    2017
    19:30Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle

    Adrian is a Landscape and Travel photographer who lives on the southern edge of the Lake District. If you would like a preview of what we might expect from him his website is at:

    http://www.adrianalmondphotography.com/

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.

    No Gallery.

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017
    14:00Catrigg Force

    The planned visit to Catrigg was rained off in December, so we'll have another go today - finger's crossed! Be aware it's about a mile each way to walk, with a steep, slippery (can be very slippery) final stretch.

    Meet Booths car park at 2pm - NOTE REVISED TIME.

  • Mon
    06
    Mar
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    This week we'll be looking at how to make photographs in all sorts of weather, and of skies.

    Gallery:  "Winter"

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    A presentation of pictures from the 2016 YPU Exhibition.

    Gallery: "Landscape".

  • Tue
    21
    Mar
    2017
    14:00Kirkby Lonsdale

    A visit to the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Meet 2pm at Devil's Bridge car park just off A65.

  • Mon
    03
    Apr
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    The AGM will be followed by our first Digital Competition, with the winner decided by popular vote. Members may submit two pictures each on any subject to the online Gallery. Please note the closing date for entries will be 26 March.

  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017
    10:00Newhouses, Horton in Ribblesdale

    A visit to Newhouses Farm, home of SPG member Jeanette Davidson. Lambing will be in full swing so there should be plenty of excitement.

    Details of where and when to meet will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    A talk on the Why's and Wherefore's of making money from your pictures.

    Gallery: "Weather and Skies"

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    10:00Feizor

    Our annual  (well, we went last year) visit to Oxenber Woods for the bluebells, one of the wonders of the year, folllowed by lunch in Feizor.

  • Mon
    19
    Jun
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    David Crutchley will talk about his walk around the boundaries of Yorkshire.

    Gallery: "Water"

  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017
    14:00Snaizeholme

    Try your luck at photographing the red squirrels.

    Details of where and when to meet will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Mon
    17
    Jul
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Bring your cameras for a practical session looking at aspects of camera use and control.

    Gallery: "Wildlife"

  • Tue
    18
    Jul
    2017
    10:00Threshfield Quarry, near Grassington.

    Quarrying at Threshfield started in the early 1900's and ended in 2003. It is now being developed as a visitor centre, so there should be lots to see.

    Details of where and when to meet will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Mon
    21
    Aug
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Some member's will be talking about their work and projects.

    Gallery: "Using Colour"

  • Mon
    18
    Sep
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Andrew says: "Mechanical Landscapes is an unsophisticated fusion of my interests in black and white photography urbex, mechanical engineering and the industrial landscape". Examples of his work can been seen at http://www.mechanicallandscapes.com/gallery/

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    10:00Malham Tarn

    Possibly the tarn, maybe the board walk, lots of possibilities, followed by lunch in Malham.

    Details of where and when to meet will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    A variation on a well known theme.Inspired by the radio programme "Desert Island Discs" Elaine Ward will present a biopic in 10 images.

    Gallery: "Urban/Industrial Landscape"

  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Some members will present their favourite photographs from well known photographers.

    Gallery: "The Yorkshire Dales"

  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
    10:00Bolton Abbey

    A well known beauty spot, with lunch afterwards.

  • Mon
    06
    Nov
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Favourite subjects, but often difficult to photograph - a look at how to do it.

    Gallery: "Photographs in the style of - -"

  • Mon
    20
    Nov
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Dave is "a British born photographer, [who takes] great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on the city streets".

    See more at http://www.davemasonimages.com/

  • Tue
    21
    Nov
    2017
    10:00Kingdale, nr Ingleton

    A spectacular but easily accessible cave for some photography with a difference.

    Details of where and when to meet will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Ideas and techniques for making your own cards using your own pictures.

    Gallery - "People, Pets and Children".

  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    2017
    19:30Townhead Court

    Our annual social event.

    The evening will feature a selection of members pictures taken on group visits.

  • Mon
    15
    Jan
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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.

    Gallery: Angles.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018
    10:00Clapham

    Will it be a "winter wonderland" - only one way to find out.

  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    A practical evening to help develop  those skills.

    Gallery: Street Life.

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    10:00Kirkby Lonsdale

    We planned to visit Kirkby Lonsdale a little while ago, but it was rained off. Hopefully the weather gods will be kinder this time!

  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    Another visit to Settle by Ray Brammall. If this talk is as good as his previous ones this should be an excellent evening.

  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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.

    Gallery: Travel.

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018
    14:00Kingsdale, 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.

  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    This date is Easter Monday, so there will not be a meeting.

  • Mon
    16
    Apr
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    Further information about the AGM will be provided separately.

    Gallery: Bricks and Mortar

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018
    10:00RSPB 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.

  • Mon
    21
    May
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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

  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018
    14:00Feizor, 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".

  • Mon
    18
    Jun
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    10:00Malham

    Probably one of the most well-known beauty spots in the Dales, but for a very good reason!

  • Mon
    16
    Jul
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    Sue Haddrill will talk about photographing theatrical productions.

    Gallery: "For Vibrant Settle"

  • Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018
    All daySalford, Greater Manchester

    Lines, shapes, patterns galore - a chance to explore somewhere that's thoroughly modern.

  • Wed
    01
    Aug
    2018
    Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018
    Settle

    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.

  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    Tricks, tips and techniques in Photoshop for you to enjoy, with Margaret and Rod Smith

    Gallery: Light and Dark

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018
    14:30Southerscales, 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!

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018
    10am 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.

  • Mon
    17
    Sep
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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".

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    10:30Skipton

    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.

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    Exactly what it says - an evening with Alan Stopher, the current President of the YPU.

  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    10:30Grass 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!

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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.

  • Mon
    19
    Nov
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    Another chance to show off your best pictures and your printing skills.

    Gallery: "Movement".

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018
    14:00To 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.

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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".

  • Mon
    17
    Dec
    2018
    19:30Townhead Court

    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.

  • Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court

    Tonight we will be looking at aspects of making prints for exhibitions. As well as our Annual Exhibition in August also coming up are an exhibition in the Folly and the annual YPU exhibition.

  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court

    A video presentation looking at aspects of judging pictures.

    Gallery: "Best of 2018". A chance to show off your best pictures from last year and to explain what makes them special for you.

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    10:30Kirkby Malham

    The Church of St Michael the Archangel in Kirkby Malham is an imposing building also known as the "Cathedral of the Dales".

  • Mon
    04
    Feb
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court

    Shy Burhan is a social documentary photography based in Shipley. She will be talking about her latest project "Life at 40" in which she documented 40 people who turned 40 in 2018.

    For more information about Shy and her work visit her website:

    http://shybphotography.com/iam-shy/

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court

    Selected members will talk about the pictures they would take with them to the proverbial "Desert Island".

    Gallery: "Still Life".

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    10:30Gisburn

    Cattle and sheep markets provided fascinating venues for photography, so we're hoping for an interesting morning.

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court

    Andy last visited us a few years ago, showing his pictures of the Ribble valley. Tonight will be the opportunity to see more of his excellent work.

  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court

    A new one for SPG - tonight will be our first 'proper' competition with an outside Judge. Further details will be advised later.

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019
    14:00To be arranged

    Which waterfall to visit will be decided nearer the time, in the light of weather conditions and other relevant factors.

  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court
    Architecture is my main subject of photography. This talk/presentation looks at various cities around Europe mainly focusing on modern architecture both in colour and monochrome. The subject can be in dark monochrome or the very light delicate tones of monochrome, in colour I show the vivid colour ranges of the Munich U Bahn to the subtle desatured colours of Stuttgart. In the talk/presentation I explain my thoughts behind the images some go much deeper showing the original RAW file that came out of camera and its journey through my vision and processing that makes the final image, I talk and show you through this process plus others I will show the final image and the RAW. It is not only an evening of showing images I try to explain my workflow, research and what to look for in architectural shoots to help your member if they shot architecture. Although the talk/presentation is digital I also bring a selection of prints for members to view.
  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2019
    19:30Townhead Court

    Your chance to kick out the committee and generally cause trouble.

    Gallery: "A Touch of Humour"