Diary

  • Wed
    02
    Jan
    2019

    Member's night on Lightroom and Photoshop led by Carmen Norman

    7:30 pm

    An evening of Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials -
    bring a laptop to join in. Hone those image processing skills!

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Member's 3rd Open Competition

    Judge: Richard Speirs DPAGB, BPE2*, APAGB

  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019

    Member's Night: Panel of Three Prints

    7:30 pm
  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019

    Rosamund and John Macfarlane: "Double Take on Three Archipelagos"

    7:30 pm

    When we travel we find that we often have a different ‘take’ on what we see and photograph. In this talk we shall present a glimpse of our photographic exploration of wildlife, culture and landscapes during travels in Hokkaido and mainland Japan in winter, the Shetlands and Svalbard, in the last couple of years.

    Rosamund Macfarlane     (ARPS, DPAGB, AFIAP, EPSA)

    John Macfarlane                (LRPS, DPAGB, AFIAP, EPSA)

     

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Kirk Norbury: "Iceland and Time-Lapse Photography"

    7:30 pm

    The first half will be on my travels across Iceland
    and then the second half will be on how I create
    timelapse with examples of my setup.

    http://kirknorbury.co.uk

  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019

    Mike Prince: A Quiet beauty

    7:30 pm

    A personal journey in search of "good weather" for photography

    http://www.mikeprincelandscapes.co.uk

    Last submissions for the second set subject competition. This is a PDI only competition judged by Tom Stenhouse with the subject title: "People in Motion"

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    Member's Set Subject PDI Competition: "People in Motion"

    7:30 pm

    Judged by Tom Stenhouse this is a PDI only competition for images based on the concept of "People in Motion"

    Last submission date for 4th Open

  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019

    3 Way Battle

    7:30 pm

    This season's 3 -way battle between Carlisle, Keswick and Penrith camera clubs is being held in Keswick and will be judged by Richard Spiers DPAGB, BPE2, APAGB.

    Please note that this will not be held at our normal venue but at Crosthwaite Parish Rooms, 121 Main Street, Keswick,  CA12 5NN:

  • Wed
    27
    Feb
    2019

    Member's Night; Still Life

    7:30 pm

    This will be a practical session led by Carmen Norman looking at Still Life photography, so bring your cameras along.

  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019

    Member's 4th Open Competition

    7:30 pm

    Judge: Jack Bamford DPAGB, AFIAP, APAGB

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019

    Member's Short Sets Evening

    7:30 pm

    Members are invited to give a presentation, lasting up to 10 minutes, of either a set of still images or an audio-visual show.

    Final submissions for the Portfolio of the Year competition. Three prints and/or three PDI's which have not been submitted in previous Open competitions

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    Visit from Morton Camera Club

    7:30 pm
  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Tony and Carol Dilger: Highlands & Islands

    7:30 pm

    A magical journey to Scotland's Highlands and Islands with wildlife photographers Tony and Carol Dilger. From winter in the Cairngorms and Northern Islands to spectacular seabird colonies in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

    http://tonydilger.co.uk

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019

    Portfolio of the Year Competition

    7:30 pm

    Judge: Dr Rob Hockney DPABG BPES*

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019

    AGM, Prize Giving and Buffet

    7:30 pm
  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    Exhibition and Sale of Member' Prints

    10am to 5pmThe Borrowdale Institute, Rosthwaite
    We are holding an Exhibition and Sale of Keswick Photographic Society Members’ pictures at The Borrowdale Institute, Rosthwaite on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May.  Doors open at 10am to 5pm both days.
    There will be some fantastic mounted prints from worldwide Natural History to local landscapes.  It is free to enter. The sale of prints is to support and promote Keswick Photographic Society, currently one of the most successful photographic societies in the country, despite its modest size.  Visitors will get the opportunity to learn about the society as well as take away photographs at a fraction of their retail value.
  • 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: Jack Bamford DPAGB APAGB AFIAP

    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

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

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

    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 (Images from the British Isles only)

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

    Judge: Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB EFIAP

  • 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

  • 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