Diary

  • Wed
    04
    Sep
    2019

    Opening Night and Buffet

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Winning Images from the 2018-19 season will be presented by 10 of our members.

    Hand in framed prints for the "Theatre by the Lake" Exhibition

  • Wed
    11
    Sep
    2019

    Kirk Norbury: Landscape and Timelapse photography

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    "I will be discussing my latest landscape photography and how I’ve transitioned over the years to find what I want to put out to the world. The second half will be about my timelapse photography."

    www.kirknorbury.co.uk

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    "Versatility in the Landscape" by Tony Higginson

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
    I am going to be talking about using a wide range of photographic techniques and styles when out on location photographing the landscape which I believe allows me to capture good images whatever the weather or time of year. Many landscapers are limited by their favoured style which only really works given certain conditions which I think really limits their ability to get the best out of what they are confronted with.
    I use lenses from 24mm tilt-shift to 70-200 2.8 and I shoot classic landscapes, seascapes, woodland, ICM, Long exposure minimalism, colour, monochrome, abstract, detail etc
    I will be going through different styles showing my examples, talking about why I like each type of landscape, and trying to encourage people to step outside of their comfort zones and embrace a whole range of styles which ultimately makes us better photographers.

    www.anthonyhigginsonphotography.co.uk

    Hand in entries for 1st  Open competition

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    “Basic Creative Techniques” by Julie Walker

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    A look at some basic Photoshop techniques used in making composite images. It will include: making selections, layers, masks and applying textures using some of my recent work as examples.

  • Wed
    02
    Oct
    2019

    “My Vision My Photography” by Les Forrester

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    "A presentation that covers various aspects of my photography, looking at architecture, landscapes, seascapes, long exposures, cityscapes and a section called anything goes. The evening is a mixture of mono and colour and also shows some before and after work."

    www.lesforrester.com

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019

    1st Open Competition

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Judge To be appointed.

    Hand in entries for 1st Set Subject competition. The subject set by Tony Marsh is "Small". Entries can be any combination of prints and PDI's up to a total of three.

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    No meeting

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019

    “Discovering Nature Photography Part 4 - Japan and Beyond.” By Alan and Julie Walker.

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    This pushes us to our limits to capture wildlife in extreme conditions. From the cold and snow of Japan to the hot and dusty Kalahari desert and then back to the cold again for Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada. Also Mountain Hares in the Scottish Cairngorms and other UK wildlife.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    1st Set Subject Competition “Small” (prints and PDIs) Judged by Tony Marsh

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Hand in entries for 2nd Open Competition

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    "The Astro Landscape" by Stephen Cheatley

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    This talk is about capturing the night sky and solar system objects, i.e. the sun & moon, and incorporating these into a landscape. I talk about the challenges involved, such as where to shoot, light pollution and how to operate in darkness.

    http://www.stephencheatleyphotography.co.uk/

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    “My Approach to Wildlife Photography” by Tom Langlands

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    A talk about how I approach wildlife photography in the UK with additional background information on some of the subjects I photograph. Subject matter will include numerous birds but also other animals.

    www.tomlanglandsphotography.co.uk

     

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    2nd Open Competition

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Judge to be appointed

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    "Processing landscape images" by Ken Rennie

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    A live demonstration showing how I process a number of my landscape images using Photoshop and Lightroom. I will include lots of tips on sharpening, avoiding and removing halos, foolproof ways of adding or removing elements in the image and the use of blend modes and luminosity masks. I will vary the programme to try and answer any questions posed by the audience

     

    Hand in entries for 2nd Set Subject comp. The subject chosen by Alan Walker is "City Life", prints and PDI's

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    “Memorable Places”

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Members are invited to present up to 10 images (prints or PDIs) of a memorable place they have visited. Examples include a country, region, city, town, village, museum, gallery, building, national park, mountain, lake etc. Presentations should last no longer than 10 minutes.

    Hand in entries for 3rd Set Subject competition

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    “A Look at RPS Distinctions”

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    A presentation of several successful LRPS and ARPS panels and a look at what was required to achieve these.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    2nd Set Subject Competition “City Life” (prints and PDIs) Judged by Alan Walker MPAGB ARPS

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Hand in entries for 3rd Open Competition.

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Dinner

    Time and venue to be confirmed

  • Wed
    08
    Jan
    2020

    "External Competitions"by Tony Marsh

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    A look at our entries for the NCPF, PAGB and PSA competitions including the presentation of awards and an explanation of why the images were selected. The award winning authors will be invited to talk about their successful images

  • Wed
    15
    Jan
    2020

    “A Wander to Wonder” by David Woodthorpe

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    I have recently had a book published about my favourite short walk in Borrowdale which contains images of the very diverse environments and the natural history en route.  It is a guided tour of the circular walk over Grange Crags to the Chinese Bridge, returning to Grange via the southern shores of Derwentwater.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    3rd Open Competition

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Judge to be appointed

    Hand in PDIs for “Memorable Places”

  • Wed
    05
    Feb
    2020

    “A Change of Direction” by Stuart McGlennon

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    A look into making the transition to professional photography and also the challenges of running a photographic gallery.

    http://www.lensdistrict.com

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    3rd Set Subject Competition “Posed or Unposed” (unmounted prints)

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Judged by  Keith Snell LRPS EPSA EFIAP

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2020

    Andrea Hargreaves: The Art of Metamorphosis

    Penrith Rugby Club, Winters Park, Penrith, CA11 8RG.
    I begin by showing a brief digital presentation of images showing how I started in club photography and some of which I used to gain my early photographic distinctions.  
    This is followed by a presentation explaining the route my images take from photo shoot to finished competition entry – showing how I constructed a successful series of images which made up my latest distinction submissions.  
    The images are mostly Creative / Altered Reality and include female nudity.
     
    Time permitting, I show a couple of extra powerpoint presentations where I build up some images layer by layer  - very quick but effective!
     
    The talk is digital which is loaded onto my Macbook pro but I also bring prints to supplement the talk and for members to look at during the break if they wish.

    www.andreahargreaves.art

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2020

    3 Way Battle between Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith.

    7:30 pmMeeting at Carlisle
  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    Short Sets Competition

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Members’ audio visual and short sets presentations. Judged by members.

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020

    “Thinking Image”. By Roger Coulam

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    A talk about the reasoning and thought processes behind my image making. With over 120 diverse images from my documentary and longer term projects.

    www.rogercoulam.com

    Hand in entries for the Portfolio of the Year Competition

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

    4th Open Competition

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Judge to be appointed

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    “Living with nomads and eagle hunters of Mongolia. A photographic journey” and "Reflections: above and below the water surface"

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    By Rosamund Macfarlane ARPS, DPAGB, EPSA, AFIAP and John Macfarlane ARPS, DPAGB, EPSA, AFIAP

  • Wed
    01
    Apr
    2020

    Portfolio of the Year Competition

    7:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ

    Judge to be appointed.