If you would like to become a “virtual” member for this season or attend one of our Zoom meetings as a guest please email at: contactkeswickPS@gmail.com
Member's night on Lightroom and Photoshop led by Carmen Norman
An evening of Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials -
bring a laptop to join in. Hone those image processing skills!
Member's 3rd Open Competition
Judge: Richard Speirs DPAGB, BPE2*, APAGB
Member's Night: Panel of Three Prints
Rosamund and John Macfarlane: "Double Take on Three Archipelagos"
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)
Kirk Norbury: "Iceland and Time-Lapse Photography"
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.
Mike Prince: A Quiet beauty
A personal journey in search of "good weather" for photography
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"
Member's Set Subject PDI Competition: "People in Motion"
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
3 Way Battle
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:
Member's Night; Still Life
This will be a practical session led by Carmen Norman looking at Still Life photography, so bring your cameras along.
Member's 4th Open Competition
Judge: Jack Bamford DPAGB, AFIAP, APAGB
Member's Short Sets Evening
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
Visit from Morton Camera Club
Tony and Carol Dilger: Highlands & Islands
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.
Portfolio of the Year Competition
Judge: Dr Rob Hockney DPABG BPES*
AGM, Prize Giving and Buffet
Sat11May2019Sun12May201910am to 5pmThe Borrowdale Institute, Rosthwaite
Exhibition and Sale of Member' PrintsWe 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.
Wed04Sep20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
Opening Night and Buffet
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
Wed11Sep20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
Kirk Norbury: Landscape and Timelapse photography
"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."
Wed18Sep20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
"Versatility in the Landscape" by Tony HigginsonI 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 etcI 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.
Hand in entries for 1st Open competition
Wed25Sep20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
“Basic Creative Techniques” by Julie Walker
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.
Wed02Oct20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
“My Vision My Photography” by Les Forrester
"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."
Wed09Oct20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
1st Open Competition
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.
Wed23Oct20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
1st Set Subject Competition “Small” (prints and PDIs) Judged by Tony Marsh
Wed30Oct20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
“Discovering Nature Photography Part 4 - Japan and Beyond.” By Alan and Julie Walker.
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
Wed06Nov20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
"The Astro Landscape" by Stephen Cheatley
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.
Wed13Nov20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
“My Approach to Wildlife Photography” by Tom Langlands
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.
Wed20Nov20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
2nd Open Competition (Images from the British Isles only)
Judge: Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB EFIAP
Wed27Nov20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
"Processing landscape images" by Ken Rennie
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
Wed04Dec20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
“A Look at RPS Distinctions”
A presentation of several successful LRPS and ARPS panels and a look at what was required to achieve these.
Wed11Dec20197:30 pmFriends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ
2nd Set Subject Competition “City Life” (prints and PDIs) Judged by Alan Walker MPAGB ARPS
Hand in entries for 3rd Open Competition.
Time and venue to be confirmed