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.
Gallery - Nostalgia
Out and About with cameras. Theme: 'Movement'
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 email@example.com (note the first letter is a q for queen and not a g for goat).First come first served.
Mon15Jul201319:30Town 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.
Mon19Aug201319:30Town 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.
Mon16Sep201319:30Town 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"
Mon07Oct201319:30Town 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.
Mon21Oct201319:30Town Head Court
Steve Finch will lead us in a practical session in studio portraiture with the opportunity to use his studio equipment
Mon04Nov201319:30Town 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.
Mon18Nov201319:30Town Head Court
no introductions necessary here!!.... Carol and Tony come back again and show us some of their recent images from the last year.
Mon02Dec201319:30Town 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!!!
Raw Imaging... A presentation by Margaret Smith exploring th potential of using this format
Exposure..an introduction to the zone system Paul Higgins
Gallery : Winter
"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
"The Development of Photo artworks" with Gordon Fletcher of UCLAN
mounts for the print competition on 28th April will be available
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Open Gallery ............. mounts for the print competition on the 28th April will be available
Mon28Apr201419:30Town 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
Mon19May201419:30Town Head Court
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
Mon02Jun201419:30Town 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
Mon16Jun201419:30Town 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
Mon21Jul201419:30Town 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
Mon18Aug201419:30Town Head Court
we will examine this years entries for the YPU annual exhibition.....
afterwards some drinks and nibbles
Fri22Aug2014Mon25Aug201419:30Clapham Village Hall
Our Annual exhibition at Clapham Village Hall to be opened by Stephen Garnett of the Craven Herald at 7.30 pm
Mon15Sep201419:30Town Head Court
One of our members Tony Crossland will give us a presentation on Time Lapse Photography
Gallery : .....A postcard from.....
Mon06Oct201419:30Town Head court
An introduction to Composition in images with a practical session to initiate this most complex of issues
Gallery ; Shape
Mon20Oct201419:30Town Head Court
Michael will give a presentation entitled ..... " The Art is in Seeing "..
Mon03Nov201419:30Town Head Court
"People Watching"....a presentation by Tim Hancock of Holme PS
Mon17Nov201419:30Town Head Court
"An Extra Dimension"..... taking a further look at composition with Margaret and Rod Smith
Mon01Dec201419:30Town 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!!!
Mon15Dec201419:30Town 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!!!
Mon05Jan201519:30Town 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
Mon19Jan201519:30Town 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
Mon02Feb201519:30Town 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
Mon16Feb201519:30Town Head Court
a presentation by several members on how they capture images of Insects....
Mon02Mar201519:30Town 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
Mon16Mar201519:30Town 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
There is no meeting tonight because it's Easter Monday.
Mon20Apr201519:30Town 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.
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.
Mon15Jun201519:30Town 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".
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".
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".
A talk about the key camera controls - with practical comments by members with photo examples.
Gallery - "Red"
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.
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".
Several members will talk about and demonstrate their approach to creative photography, either in camera or in Photoshop.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dorothy has lectured before (covering Yorkshire) – this time, she will cover the Lake District with many fabulous photographs.
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.
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!
Gallery – My Favourite pictures since last AGM
Lets see members’ favorite images taken over the last 12 months! Up to four images each.
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.
Trip to the woods above Feizor – Bluebells, wild orchids, primroses etc. For a foretaste see:
Please contact Adrian if you plan to come along. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members’ discussion, pooling ideas of options for collating, organising and looking at our photos.
Gallery - "Reflections".
Wed22Jun201611:00Roundhay 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:
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.
Thu21Jul201614:00Meet at Cross in Market Place.
A look at the whys and wherefores of black & white photography.
Gallery - "Flower Pot Festival"
Thu18Aug201614:00Thorns, 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.
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"
Date and time subject to change.
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.
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".
Date and time subject to change.
A practical camera session, looking at different types of lenses and their creative possibilities.
Gallery - "Landscape"
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"
Fri25Nov201610:00Hoffman Kiln, Langcliffe
Date and time subject to change.
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"
Our annual Jacob's Join and some seasonal fun.
Gallery: "Humourous photos".
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.
Thu19Jan201719:30Whitefriars 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
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.
Mon20Feb201719:30Victoria 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:
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.
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.
This week we'll be looking at how to make photographs in all sorts of weather, and of skies.
A presentation of pictures from the 2016 YPU Exhibition.
A visit to the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Meet 2pm at Devil's Bridge car park just off A65.
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.
Fri21Apr201710:00Newhouses, 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.
A talk on the Why's and Wherefore's of making money from your pictures.
Gallery: "Weather and Skies"
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.
David Crutchley will talk about his walk around the boundaries of Yorkshire.
Try your luck at photographing the red squirrels.
Details of where and when to meet will be confirmed nearer the time.
Bring your cameras for a practical session looking at aspects of camera use and control.
Tue18Jul201710:00Threshfield 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.
Some member's will be talking about their work and projects.
Gallery: "Using Colour"
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/
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.
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"
Some members will present their favourite photographs from well known photographers.
Gallery: "The Yorkshire Dales"
A well known beauty spot, with lunch afterwards.
Favourite subjects, but often difficult to photograph - a look at how to do it.
Gallery: "Photographs in the style of - -"
Tue21Nov201710:00Kingdale, 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.
Ideas and techniques for making your own cards using your own pictures.
Gallery - "People, Pets and Children".
Our annual social event.
The evening will feature a selection of members pictures taken on group visits.
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.
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.
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.
The Church of St Michael the Archangel in Kirkby Malham is an imposing building also known as the "Cathedral of the Dales".
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:
Selected members will talk about the pictures they would take with them to the proverbial "Desert Island".
Gallery: "Still Life".
Cattle and sheep markets provided fascinating venues for photography, so we're hoping for an interesting morning.
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.
A new one for SPG - tonight will be our first 'proper' competition with an outside Judge. Further details will be advised later.
Wed20Mar201914:00To be arranged
Which waterfall to visit will be decided nearer the time, in the light of weather conditions and other relevant factors.
Mon01Apr201919:30Townhead CourtArchitecture 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.
Your chance to kick out the committee and generally cause trouble.
Gallery: "A Touch of Humour"
Tue16Apr201910:30Newhouses, near Horton in Ribblesdale
It's that time of year, and SPG member Jeanette Davidson has kindly agreed that we can visit Newhouses Farm again to photograph the latest batch of cute arrivals.
Fri17May201914:00Bingley Arts Centre
The YPU Exhibition is this year being shown in Bingley, and it's worth going because it's an oportunity to see the actual prints. Anybody who fancies making a day of it might also want to visit Saltaire in the morning.
If you don't want to drive there are direct trains between Settle and Bingley, with frequent local trains between Bingley and Saltaire.
Please note this date is a week earlier than our usual visits to fit in with the Exhibition opening times.
This evening members will be talking about photographic projects which they have been involved with recently. If you have been working on a personal project which other members would be interested to hear about then please speak to Peter Robinson, Andy Best or Rod Smith. It doesn't matter how small the project might be, if it's something you've found interesting then please let us all hear about it.
Gallery: "Art in Architecture". Your photographs taken in response to the talk by Les Forrester on 1 April.
An informal workshop covering various aspects of using your camera. If there any particular topics you would be interested to learn more about please contact Peter, Andy or Rod.
Alternatively, this could be a good time to wander round Settle on a warm sunny evening and take photographs. Or is there a flaw in that idea?
Gallery: "News and Views". Photographs are often used to illustrate news items or to make a point - a single picture is worth etc. So use your imagination to make some pictures which could be used in this way - perhaps commenting on some aspect of current affairs, or to make a point about something which concerns you.
Colt Park is a converted barn belonging to Natural England which they have kindly agreed to let us use. At this time of year the local hay meadows should be at their glorious best, providing lots of opportunities for photography.
There is only very limited parking available at the barn, so we will need to organise car-sharing. There are basic facilities at the barn - toilet, kettle and shelter from the rain if needed. If members wish to stay longer we can take sandwiches for a picnic.
The address is: Colt Park Barn, Chapel-le-Dale, Nr. Ingleton, LA6 3JF
Sun07Jul201910:00Village Hall, Horton in Ribblesdale
What it says on the tin. Bring your framed pictures for the exhibition, or bring your prints and frame them on the day.
Members will be divided into small groups and given some topics to discuss. It's often easier to discuss things in a small group rather than the full house, so it's a chance for everyone to contribute. Ideas for topics gratefully received!
Gallery: "Class". A word which has a variety of meanings, with lots of related words or phrases - classless, classy etc. What does it mean to you, or what examples can you find?
Wed17Jul201914:00Near Helwith Bridge
Dry Rigg quarry is easily seen as you approach Helwith Bridge from Settle. Apart from the obvious (lots of rock) it's also home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Tue30Jul201910:00Ashfield Car Park
Willing helpers needed to distribute pictures round the shops and offices in Settle.
Even in the digital world of vivid colours black and white pictures can still hold their own. Margaret and Rod Smith will talk about various aspects of this powerful medium.
Gallery: "Details". A speaker at a meeting I went to many years ago said "Big scenes are about feelings, the interest is in the detail". So lets see some pictures of details which you found interesting.
Tue20Aug201910:00Ashfield Car Park
Willing helpers needed to retrieve our pictures from the shops ready for the exhibition.
Fri23Aug2019Claham Village Hall
Morning - setting up the display boards.
Afternoon - hanging the pictures.
Evening - 7:30 for 8:00. Opening night - drinks, nibbles, pictures to look at and lots of nice people to talk to. Perfect!
Time and other details to be confirmed.
A look back at some of the trips we have made recently.
Gallery: "Black and White". Aah, some real photography!
Fri20Sep201914:00Gordale, near Malham.
Gordale with it's Scar and Janet's Foss with it's waterfall are both well known features near Malham which have probably been photographed millions of times by now. No pressure there, then!
Ray is a prolific photographer well known throughout Yorkshire (and even beyond!) for the quality of his pictures and the entertaining comments which accompany them. We should be in for a superb evening.
An informal competition where you can show off your prints to other members. It's also a good opportunity to chat about thenpictures, both your own and other peoples.
Members may submit up to two prints which must be mounted. Mounts may be 400x300mm or 500x400mm (20"x16" is acceptable), with member's name and picture title on the reverse.
There is no theme, pictures may be of any subject. You may show prints which were in the Exhibition.
Gallery - "Memories of Summer". With the summer we've had there is plenty of scope for variety, from floods to baking heat.
Tue22Oct201914:00Salt Lake quarry, near Ribblehead.
Salt Lake quarry was originally used as a source of limestone by the Midland Railway while building the S&C. It's now a nature reserve, with lots of interest in quite a small area. Be aware that it's liable to be wet and muddy, and quite uneven underfoot.
You've read the title, now you know as much as I do about what to expect!
Ian Beesley was born in Bradford in 1954, and is an Artist and Social documentary photographer as well as being Course Leader for MA Photography at the University of Bolton. He has exhibited all over the world and published 25 books, he's also a very good story-teller.
For more information about Ian and to see examples of his work visit his website: https://www.ianbeesley.com/
A look back at some of the pictures from the 2019 YPU Exhibition and forward to the 2020 version.
Gallery: "All Kinds of Everything" - photographs inspired by Ray Brammall's talk
Our previous attempt to visit the Church was abandoned because of the snow, so it's finger's crossed this time.
Melvin Nicholson is a UK based landscape photographer who runs workshops both in this country and around the world. For more information about Melvin and to see examples of his work visit his website: https://melvinnicholsonphotography.co.uk/
An informal evening of chat, including the traditional "Jacob's Join" and a Quiz.
Colin Jarvis (MA Photo, FD Photo, PGCE, ARPS) is a professional landscape photographer based in the North West of England. He has worked as a photographer and educator for many years and his work has been featured in books and magazines as well as exhibited in London, Liverpool and Manchester in private exhibitions and in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects. Colin runs residential workshops to some of the most beautiful areas of the UK including Northumberland, Glencoe, Skye and North Wales, along with specialised weekend workshops covering Infrared photography, Long exposure photography and Monochrome masterclasses.
For more information and to see examples of his work visit https://www.colinjarvis.co.uk/
Bring your possible entries for the exhibition for discussion and feedback prior to finalising them.
There will be no Gallery this month.
Tue21Jan202011:30National Science and Media Museum, Bradford.
The museum has a huge collection of photographic items and a number of exhibitions.And at least it should be warm and dry indoors!
For more information visit https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/
Suggested travel arrangements for this visit are as follows:
Depart Settle 10.02
Change Bingley arrive 10.44 depart 10.55
Arrive Bradford Forster Square 11.11.
Return fare to Bradford is £12.10 or £8.00 with railcard.
There are return services from Bradford at 13.16 (Settle 14.16), 15.16 (Settle 16.20) and 16.46 (Settle 17.49). For those who want to sample the night life there are also later trains.
In both directions the train to/from Bingley will call at Ribblehead, Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle and Hellifield.
It’s approx ½ mile from the station to the museum in Bradford, so we would expect to arrive at the museum at about 11.30. There is a good cafe at the museum for drinks/lunch etc.
By Car: Arrange to meet at the museum at 11.30.
Charlotte Graham is a professional photographer based in the north of England. Her unique combination of technical and creative photographic talent combined with a desire to create the very best image possible from any scenario makes her in demand with both international press and businesses alike. You will see her work published regularly in The Telegraph, The Times and The Observer broadsheets as well as gracing the covers of leading tourism and leisure attractions and entertainment venues.
For more information and to see more of Charlotte's work visit https://www.charlottegraham.photography/
Members talking about projects they have been working on.
Gallery: "Journeys". Colin Jarvis talked to us recently about his journey to an MA in photography. But people undertake all sorts of journeys for all sorts of reasons, from travel to life and much in-between. Show us a picture about one of your journeys.
Tue18Feb202010:30Malham Village Hall
Please note change of date and time.
We have booked Malham Village Hall for this visit, on the basis that if the weather is fine we can use it as a base to get out and take photographs and if not then at least we can be indoors. There are facilities for making hot drinks, so bring sandwiches for lunch, and members can choose to stay on during the afternoon if they wish.
There will be a small charge to cover the cost of hiring the hall.
Amy Bateman is a freelance photographer who lives on a farm in Cumbria and whose life through a lens came after having children. Having giving up her previous career to look after them at home on the farm, the camera went with her capturing their early years. She is now thrilled to be pursuing a career as a photographer, and thoroughly enjoys capturing light, memories and making the important details stand out.
For more information and to see more of her work visit https://amybatemanphotography.com/
Members will show and talk about the photographs they would choose to take to a desert island.
Gallery: "Photojournalism". Your chance to have a go following Charlotte Graham's talk.
Everybody goes to Stainforth Force for the salmon, but it's still there for the rest of the year so we'll give it a go in early spring.
The competition is in two parts, for prints and Digital Projected Images (DPI's). There is no set theme, you may enter any pictures of your choice.
The arrangements are:
1 Member's may enter up to two prints and/or two DPI's.
2 Prints should be mounted in standard mounts (500x400mm or 400x300mm. 20"x16" mounts are acceptable). They must be handed in at the meeting on 16 March. If you are submitting prints you must also upload a jpg copy to the online Gallery in the usual way by 16 March.
3 DPI's must be uploaded to the online Gallery by 16 March.
UPDATE - We will still be running the competition even though meetings have been cancelled. The entries will be judged remotely and results will be publicised subsequently. If you were intending to enter prints please upload the digital versions as previously advised, but there will be no facility to judge the actual prints.
All the fun of the - - - AGM!
Gallery: "Spring is Sprung". A change from the original gallery for this month. All locked down and nowhere to go? Well spring is springing all around us, indoors as well as outdoors, so no excuses.
We are hoping to arrange a Photography Workshop, details will be published as soon as possible.
Mon18May202019:30Townhead Court, Settle
It's almost mid-summer so you might like to take advantage of the evening light to tgake photographs around Settle. Alternatively there will be a "Camera Clinic" for members who might wish to learn more about their cameras.
Gallery: "A Camera Technique". This is all about making a photograph which is out of the ordinary but achieved totally in-camera. So no Photoshop trickery, just camera trickery such as use of long or short shutter speeds, camera movement, or any other creative way of using a camera you can think of.
Tue19May202010:30Parceval Hall, near Appletreewick.
We paid our first visit to Parceval Hall as a Group last autumn, and highly enjoyable it was. Everybody said we should really go there again in the spring for the flowers, so that's exactly what we'll be doing
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during May.
Mon15Jun202019:15Online - Skype
Given that "Lockdown" is likely to prevent us holding conventional meetings for a few more months, we will be holding our first virtual meeting through the magic of Skype. More details will be forthcoming via the Newsletter, the website and other announcements.
Mon15Jun202019:30Townhead Court, Settle
Elaine Newington-Ward is the member who produces a seemingly endless stream of creative posters advertising our meetings and events, and tonight she will tell us how she does it.
Gallery: "Exhibition Pictures". We may or may not be putting on an exhibition this year, but upload your prospective entries into this gallery so at least we have an online exhibition.
Wed17Jun202014:00Salt Lake Quarry, near Ribblehead.
Salt Lake Quarry is a small quarry situated beside the railway about a mile south of Ribblehead station. Although small it's full of interest, with a wide variety of fauna and flora to capture.
We cannot put on our usual physical exhibition this year, but please upload your prospective images so that we can at least have an online exhibition.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during June.
Sun05Jul202010:00Village Hall, Horton in Ribblesdale
This is the day when all the pictures for the annual Exhibition are collected up ready for the "Town Trail". Bring along the pictures you will be entering for the exhibition, either framed or you can frame them on the day.
We live in a wonderful part of the country, so this should be easy! Rumour has it there are also other outdoor places which aren't too bad, so there should be plenty of scope for this one.
Following last month's introduction to photographic panels, this month we will hear how to create one using digital tools.
Thu23Jul202010:30Threshfield Quarry, near Grassington
We've been here before, on a glorious hot sunny day, so how will it be this time? Whatever, it's the kind of place which will be well worth a second visit, whether to explore a corner you missed last time, to try again for a shot you wish you'd taken before, or even just because the light and weather are almost bound to be different. And if you haven't been before then now's your chance.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during July.
Indoors could mean at home, or other buildings, or anywhere that's not outdoors.
Galleries: "My Panels" and "The Great Indoors". Indoors could mean at home, or other buildings, or anywhere that's not outdoors.
Meet in Skipton for some photography as the light fades and the lights start coming on.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during August.
Gallery: "Outside the Box!". Think outside the box and let's see pictures you wouldn't normally take. Health warning - this will probably mean venturing outside your comfort zone, but it's quite safe!
Tue22Sep202010:30Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, near Carnforth
Always well worth a visit, and we haven't been for a while.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during September. Location suggestion: Langcliffe Village.
Annual General Meeting, followed by a discussion of "My Panels" Gallery.
We will review the "My Month - August", "My Month - September" and "Outside of the Box" galleries.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during October. Location suggestion: Leeds Liverpool Canal
Elaine Newington-Ward will share with us how she designs and creates the posters that grace our home page every month. We will also review the "Travel" gallery.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during November. Location suggestion: Grassington.
PAGB online lecture featuring some images by Irene Froy. We will also review the "My Month - October" and "My Month - November" galleries.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during December.
Christine Hodgson will demonstrate the art of "Colour to Black and White Conversion."
You may post up to six images that you are considering as entries for the YPU exhibition, so that you can receive valuable feedback at our next Members' Meeting.
A chance to review, debate and maybe even improve your potential entries for the Yorkshire Photographic Union exhibition. We will also review the "My Month - December" gallery.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during January. Suggested location: Close to Home.
A talk by Keith Beven. We will also review the "My Month - January" Gallery.
Several members will show their audio-visual projects. We will also review "2020 - A Year to Remember" and "The Long and Short of it" galleries.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during February. Suggested location: Settle Scenery.
Colin Williams has kindly agreed to judge our images. The exact format of the competition will be communicated nearer the time.
In addition to Desert Island Photos and a member's project, we will review the "Black and White" and "My Month - February" galleries.
A Year after Covid-19 restrictions forced us to rethink our activities, and we introduced the "My - Month" gallery concept, we once again have an open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during March. Suggested Location: Water.
After a belated AGM last year, we return to our traditional timing this year for this important meeting. The AGM will be followed by a review of the "Night Scenes" and "My Month - March" galleries.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during April. Location Suggestion: Wildlife.
A chance to learn some new post-production skills in this practical demonstration of Photoshop and Lightroom techniques. We will also review members' images from the "Symmetry" and "My Month - April" galleries.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during May. Location Suggestion: Rock.
This month we have the first in a series of galleries focusing on various aspects of composition - "Thirds"
Final date for submission of image choices, titles and sizes. Although we encourage members to purchase their own frames, a limited number of SPG frames are available on request. Further details will be communicated to members in due course.
David Boag will entertain and educate us on the theme of wildlife photography, and hopefully inspire more of us to try this challenging genre. David's website is at http://naturalfocus.co.uk There will be no gallery review this evening.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during June. Location Suggestion: "Man-made".
Sun04Jul202110:00Horton Village Hall
The second of our composition-themed galleries.
In the first meeting of its type, members will have the opportunity to put forward questions about any aspect of photography in advance, and hopefully some one will be able to provide the answer during the meeting. Full details of how this will be organised will be communicated nearer the time. We will also review the galleries "Thirds", "Lines" and "My Month - May".
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during July. Location Suggestion: Not man-made.
Prior to our exhibition, the framed photographs are displayed in shop windows around Settle. Help in distributing these is always very welcome.
Another gallery with a compositional theme - this time the subject is "Shapes".
This month's meeting will be a recorded presentation from the PAGB. However, should we be unable to hold our traditional Annual Exhibition due to Covid restrictions, we will use this meeting for a Virtual Opening and Viewing of the exhibition. We will also review the galleries "Shapes", "My Month - June" and "My Month - July".
Please volunteer to help collect our wonderful photographs from the shops in Settle where they have been on public display.
Fri27Aug202110:00Clapham Village Hall
Again, we will be looking for volunteers to help set up the exhibition, including building the display stands and hanging the framed prints.
Fri27Aug202119:30Clapham Village Hall
After all the hard work of producing, printing and framing our images, and setting up the display, this is a chance to enjoy a relaxed evening together admiring all of our members prints.
Sat28Aug2021Mon30Aug2021Clapham Village Hall
After a pause in 2020, we are once again planning to hold our Annual Exhibition showcasing the skills and artistry of our members to the public. The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday, Sunday and Monday over the Bank Holiday weekend from 10:00 to 17:00 each day. We look forward to welcoming you all. (Should Covid restrictions make a physical exhibition impossible, we will revert to the virtual format introduced last year.)
Mon30Aug202117:00Clapham Village Hall
Once the final visitors have viewed the exhibition, one last task remains - taking down the prints and returning the display stands to storage. Again, the more helpers the merrier.
Open gallery for anything from your activities or thoughts during August. Location Suggestion: High Summer.
Have you spotted the pattern yet? This month's composition theme for the gallery is "Patterns".
Mon20Sep202119:30Town Head Court
Members will have the opportunity to process a selected set of images provided ahead of the meeting. At the meeting we will compare and discuss the various post-production treatments. We will also review the "Patterns" and "My Month - August" galleries. Whilst we sincerely hope that we will finally be able to meet up together for the first time in 18 months, the meeting will of course be held online if necessary.
Hopefully we will be able to reinstate our monthly outings this month. More details will be provided nearer the time.
Another compositionally themed gallery for you to interpret.