The link you need to view your RAW Files

ThenDownload either the 64 bit or the 32 bit, depending on your system.

The Club is affiliated to the The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain​
If you would like to receive the monthly newsletter from the PAGB​ request it by emailing:
Our local union is the The Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union):
The PAGB is affiliated to the world-wide organisation Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique(FIAP):

The RPS (Royal Photographic Society) site: (eg click on a special interest group for portfolios)


Use local libraries (reference range in 770's - eg books by John Hedgecoe) and internet search engines (eg
Examples of good books include
Paul Hill - Approaching Photography; Mark Galer - Foundations for Art & Design - Guide to Creative Photography;
Susan Sontag - On Photography
Useful information available in websites such as and
A website designed for landscape photographers, with free software to guide you regarding light conditions
in a particular area - eg direction of sun and practicalities at what time (eg dawn):
Useful information also in photography magazines
eg Digital Photo (monthly) and Practical Photography, both of which use the same website:
British Journal of
Image editing (in Photoshop)
Again - use libraries and internet search engines (key in photoshop tutorials)
eg (Photoshop instruction & Gallery);
Examples of good books include
Scott Kelby - The Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers;
​ Tom Ang - Advanced Digital Photography

Audio-visual presentations (slideshows)

Many members use the software PTE (Pictures to Exe) - see the website for updates, forums and advice
See also


Use local libraries and internet search engines
Probably the widest range of books in our region is at Manchester Central Reference Library (Arts Section) but at present this is closed for major refurbishment - check progress on this in due course at
Comprehensive website for photographers up to the middle of the 20th century:

A useful article by Christine Widdall on Plagiarism in photography,
see the LCPU website ( under 'Downloads'

Printing of photographs

Some members use a Manchester firm called DSCL for prints for club competitions:
Another reliable firm is
This firm is based in Burnley on Standish St. and are very good.​

The law regarding taking photographs
​in public places

​The club has identification cards for club members, in light of several cases recently where photographers have been challenged in public places about taking photographs.
​It is worth also noting that the Association of Chief Police Officers issued advice in 2010
​as follows:
​There are no powers prohibiting the taking
​of photographs, film
​or digital images in
​a public place.
​​Therefore members
​of the public including press should not ​be prevented from doing so.
We need to cooperate with the media and amateur photographers. They play a vital role as their images help us identify community.
We must acknowledge that citizen journalism​ is a feature of modern life and police officers are now photographed and filmed more than ever.
Unnecessarily restricting photography, whether for the casual tourists or professional is not acceptable and it undermines public confidence in the
​police service

Once an image has
​been recorded, the
​police have no power to delete or confiscate it, without a court order.

Photography Information & Links

Nelson Camera Club

The images on this website are protected by copyright laws.
Copyright belongs to the individual photographers,
whose permission must be sought for use elsewhere.