Programme 2021/22

November Snow by Gordon Wilson


September 7th

Annual General Meeting and the presentation of Trophies

September 21st

Mark Banks – Back to Basics Part 2

A welcome return to the club for Mark who will once again answer questions and deal with issues relating to members photography and post processing

October 5th


Canadian artist/photographer, Judy Hancock Holland will take us through her approach to minimalism in photography, in preparation for the competition that will follow in February. The object of the webinar is to aid us in the creation of striking images that communicate the essence of your subject and the feelings you had when you took the shot. A competition on this subject will follow in the new year !!

Results of the Sheep Fair Exhibition

October 19th

Ben Watson – “From iPhone to Drone”

An enthusiastic smartphone and drone photographer , Ben will give an insight to these two increasingly popular ways to make images – both stills and video.

Results of the competition “My phone shots 2021

November 2nd

Lime Tree Observatory, Grewelthorpe.

We will meet at the Observatory where we will be given a photography talk followed by imaging of the night sky (weather permitting). The observatory was established in 2016 following the recovery of a large telescope and dome from an observatory in Kent. The telescope is a 24inch reflecting telescope with a motor drive which allows observers to keep the desired object in view for long periods of time.

November 16th

Bob Heywood“Are You Mad !!”

Bob is a keen traveller, walker and photographer so with such an intriguing title to the talk, we can expect an eclectic mix of images and stories

Results of “Monochrome Autumn” competition

December 7th

Due to inclement weather and the planned speaker being unable to attend, a zoom meeting was held and a short film on street photography by Nick Turpin was enjoyed by all.

December 21st

Christmas Quiz

Results of “Here Comes Christmas” competition


January 4th

Charlotte Graham – “A Day in the Life of a Press Photographer”

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.  Charlotte has a passion for her native Yorkshire and works regularly with businesses across the county to create compelling marketing images that reach out to news editors looking for a photo story, as well as across social media channels, websites and print marketing. 

January 18th

Ian Mayor “Influences and Inspirations

Club member Ian will briefly explore the work of a small handful of photographers who captured his imagination from boyhood to more modern times. 

Results of “Minimalism” competition

February 1st

Les Forrester – “The Art in Architecture”

Back at the club by popular demand, Les will talk about his passion for architecture which, coupled with another of his passion, travel, will result a broad and eclectic mix of architectural styles. Les has a BA in photography and has competed around the world in international competition and achieved numerous awards, one of the highlights being invited to be a member of the prestigious “The London Salon of Photography”

For more information go to the Les Forrester website here

February 15th

Nic Stover –  “Adventures in Californian Nature Photography” + a Review of Members images

Nic will be making his presentation via zoom from the West Coast of the USA. For the first part of the evening Nic will take us on a journey through California’s Central Coast and beyond, including some of the state’s most iconic national parks, coastal wonders, desert landscapes, and more.

In the second half Nic will comment on some members images and suggest some post processing techniques that he uses

Nic is based in San Luis Obispo, California and focuses on landscape photography classes and workshops along with selling custom and limited edition prints for businesses or homes. Nic enjoys showcasing the amazing places that are unique to the Central Coast from sea caves to sand dunes and our dramatic coastal landscapes.

March 1st – A Members evening lead by Ian Pyrah

An Audio Visual the covid way

Ian shares his latest attempt at an audio visual in 16 x 4 format made during the first year of covid.

Results of “Winter in the Dales ” competition

March 15th

Guy Davies – “Double Take 2”

Guy is a Permajet supported lecturer and together with his wife Paula  gives talks to camera clubs and other interested societies around the UK. The talks are all print talks with the prints made on Permajet paper and using Permajet ink.  

Results of “Rural Buildings” competition

April 5th

Hvað? Hvenær? Hvar er hvalurinn?

Adventures in Húsavík, my (other) hometown.

Our member Kate Tench shared many amazing images of 18 months spent locked down with her dog on the edge or the arctic in northern Iceland.

A selection of Kate’s Images can be seen below

April 19th

Tracy Lund – “Wildlife Photography Part 1”

Tracey is based in Hull and will give her presentation via zoom. Tracey works for a telecommunication company in Hull , but her real passion is wildlife photography and she will travel near and far in pursuit of this. For this talk , Tracey will showcase images from Japan, Finland, Greece, Iceland, the Camargue and the UK as well as stories/experiences encountered along the way.

For more information go to Tracey’s website here

Results of “New Beginnings” competition

May 3rd

Joanne Coates

Joanne is a working class documentary storyteller who uses the medium of photography. Her key themes are Northern culture in rural places and working class life. Joanne is working on a project at the moment in Middlesbrough which will form the basis for her talk, it involves marginalised groups across the town. Joanne is currently the Artist in Residence at Berwick Visual Arts and the Director of the arts organisation “Lens Think”, which aims to meet, share, grow ideas, & develop photography in the North of England. Her website is below.

May 17th

Bill Ward“In Search of………”

Bill is an award winning actor and photographer born and raised in Newcastle. Perhaps best known for playing the badly behaved builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street, a role he played for over 400 episodes and three and a half years, and for which he won numerous awards. He also played the long suffering farmer, James Barton, in Emmerdale, for over 300 episodes.

In this talk Bill will explains a bit about his background, and his acting career, before going on to 
discuss the photographs he takes (all 3 are very closely related) and why 
he takes them. Bill tells me that he shows “a lot of pictures” !!!

June 7th

30 Images Member Night

Three 20 minute slots from Gordon Wilson, Bill Tetlow and John Cole.

Our three intrepid members will present examples of the ‘30 images-40 seconds each- 20 minutes total’ idea which we have planned to use as a club resource; this will be an exciting evening!

Results of :This Working Life” competition


Himalayan Gardens

We will have a private evening visit to these spectacular Gardens and sculpture park. Members will be free to explore the area from 7pm – 8:30pm and images from this evening will form the basis for a future competition. No refreshments will be available.

July 5th

Annual Barbecue

Results of “Himalayan Gardens” competition.

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