Tuesday 4th March 2014
The club's annual exhibition opened today in the ACE Centre, and this exhibition will run up until Thursday 27th March.
There is no charge for admission so why not go along and see some of our members splendid work.
Saturday 1st March 2014
Our Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation was held tonight at the ACE Centre in Nelson, this is a really good night to get away from the club room and have a meal, a few drinks, and just have a
nice sociable evening, plus we get to know who's won what with our Annual Competition. We also now have 2 new Honorary Members, congratulations to Stanley & Jean Crick who have been members of Nelson Camera Club since 1958, that's 56 years service, that deserves a big thank you from all the members at the club and we hope you both enjoy being Honorary members for a long time to come. Plus, thanks to all who attended the Annual Dinner for making it such a good evening.
The results of our Annual Print & PDI Competition are now on the competitions page. Click here to view the winners.
Just Added, three new links on the Photography Info page, full of tips, tricks, and good advice. These can be found under Tutorials follow the link and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Tuesday4th February 2014
Tonight we had our annual Audio Visual competition, we had 15 entries in total and our members were the judges. After viewing all the entries each member was given a voting sheet to vote for the AV they enjoyed the most, when the votes were counted we had three AV's in joint first place, they were.......
Pendle & It's Many Faces, by Howard Harrison.
Ardnamurcham Estates, by Keith Fanshaw, and
Of Such Is The Kingdom Of Heaven, by Tony Mellor.
Well done all of you they were really good, and if you missed them or would like to see them again all three will be shown at our ACE Centre Presentation Night on the 11th March, tickets can be purchased from any of our members, tickets are £4 each.
Tuesday 21st January 2014
Our Annual General Meeting was held tonight and each of our club officials gave their reports, we had a good turn out of members and a lively discussion was had by all. There was only one bit of bad news and that was that the committee proposed to the members that with the cost of everything going up they thought it was time the members door admission went up from £1 to £1.50 on club nights, this was put to the members for a vote and it was passed unanimously, so although the membership fee is staying the same at £15 ( which is now due ) the cost of admission is now £1.50.
Could I also draw members attention to the club rules for entering competitions, any competition entry may be held by the club for submission to outside competitions and for exhibitions.
It may also be displayed on the club website. Rules
Tuesday 7th January 2014
Michael Newton of Hebden Bridge judged both our Image of the Year competitions, one for prints and one for digital images and his comments were that these two sets of images was the best he had seen from Nelson Camera Club, and that the standards for both prints and digitals had really improved since the last time he was here to judge one of our competitions, so its congratulations to all our members for submitting such high quality images.
His task was not easy, he was presented with 30 prints and 30 digital images which have all been placed in the top six from all our competitions over the last 12 months and he had to choose just one print and just one digital from each group. The two winners turned out to be a re-run of last years competition with Walker taking the trophy for best digital and Tony Mellor taking the trophy for best print. Congratulations to you both.
Click here to see the images.
Tuesday 3rd December
Tonight saw the last Digital Image Competition for 2013, we had an entry of 77 images, 57 images in the Open section and 20 in the Nature section, Adrian Hendley was our judge for the night and he did a really good job of picking the top 5 from each section.
Click here to see the winners.
The syllabus for the first half of 2014 is now on the Club Diary's page, take a look to see what's in store for next year.
Tuesday 5th November
Results of our print competition have now been put on the web site, the club would like to thank Mr Harry Emmett for judging it.
Click here to see the winners.
Bill Smith's gallery has been added to our galleries page, take a look at Bill's work here.
Tuesday 22nd October
A big thank you to Tony Robinson for giving us his fantastic
talk, Out & About with Tony Robinson, as always a really good turn out with members and guests alike, everybody had a superb evening.
Tuesday 1st October
Tonight's print competition was judged by Mike Stanley from Blackburn and he had the task of picking the best 6 images out of a total entry of 29 click here to see them.
Results are now the competitions page for the second digital image competition click here to see them, congratulations to all the winners.
Tuesday 27th August
Tonight was our third print competition and we had a total of 34 images, Mr Steve Hooton from Padiham was the judge, a good night was enjoyed by all, images are now on the competitions page click here to see them.
Have a look at the advert on the home page from 3B Systems and click on their link to see what they have to offer, there are some really good bargains, also go and have a look around their shop, you will find them on Carr Road in Nelson, tell them you saw the advert on Nelson Camera Club's website.
Check out Andy Pritchards images on the galleries page, also congratulations to Andy on having an image shown on Spring Watch, well done.
Amendment to Club Competition Rules, see rule 5 on Competitions page, or click here.
Tuesday 21st May 2013
saw the second of our print competitions, judged by Jane Lines of Wigan, Images are now on the competitions page. Thank you to all who entered (30 entries) for making it a good night.
Click here to see them.
L&CPU Individuals Competition, results now on their website, check them out.
Tuesday 7th May 2013
Tonight say our first Digital Competition of the year, and I would like to thank you all for entering and making it a good night.
We had two catagories, Open & Nature, in the Open section we had 45 entries, and in the Nature section we had 15 entries. Congratulations to all the winners from each section, you can see the winning images on the competitions page. Our judge for the night was John Fletcher CPAGB of Longridge.
Click here to see them.
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
We had a really great evening at the club tonight with many visitors from other clubs, including Burnley, Padiham, Blackburn, Colne and Rawtenstall, plus several others who had just heard about it through the website.
Tony Pioli, who achieved his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (the highest honour in the amateur photography world) with his fabulous nature images, gave a wonderful presentation about the local wildlife, giving us all the benefit of his in depth knowledge of the flora and fauna of his local area around Buxton, while showing a large selection of his stunning nature images.
Thank you to all who attended, especially all the new faces, who really made it an evening to remember.
Tony's work can be viewed on his website:
Tuesday 16th April 2013
The club's first monthly print competition took place this evening and members produced a wide range of subject matter for the visiting judge, Mike Davis of Rochdale had quite a job sorting out which images should take the awards for the top six places. Congratulations go to Edward Charlesworth who took first and second place with his stunning landscapes.
The results were as follows:
1st Marooned in the Mud by Edward Charlesworth
2nd Pendle Landmarks by Edward Charlesworth
3rd Days of the Old Tin Bath by Roger Johnstone
4th Brown Hare by Howard Harrison
5th White Knuckle Ride by Roger Johnstone
6th Patrick by Jean Greenwood
Click here to see images
Saturday 16th March 2013
With ten of our images entered, the ICPA (Inter-Club Photographic Alliance) Annual Knock-Out Competition for Digital Images was a nail-biting affair for the members who attended. The club fared very well among competition from some of the giants in the camera club world.
Chorley Photographic Society came 1st with an outstanding lead of 14 points ahead of their nearest rival and it was one of their members who won the overall prize for the judges choice for the evening.
The judge for the evening was Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP BPE5* and, with 150 entries, she had a hard task to choose just one from so many fabulous images, and to fit in feedback for all of the images entered.
Full results were as follows:
Willet Dispute by Geoff Walsh, Chorley PS
Club Scores Points
1st Chorley PS 52
2nd Prestwich CC 38
3rd Preston PS 35
4th Bury PS 33
5th Leyland PS 30
6th NELSON CC 29
7th Rochdale & District CC 26
8th Ribblesdale CC 23
9th Accrington CC 21
Bacup CC 21
Blackburn CC 21
12th Rochdale PS 20
13th Colne CC 19
14th Burnley CC 18
Padiham & District CC 18
Scores are given according to which round the image was knocked out in and were as follows :
5 Male Common Darter Eating Aphid by Walker
5 Little Bittern by Roger Johnstone
4 Ready For The Final Sprint - Roger Johnstone
3 Yellow Hammer by Tony Mellor
3 Wheels In Motion by Anne-Marie Imeson
3 Gannet by Andy Pritchard
2 Mother & Young Orangutans by Roger Johnstone
2 Autumn Glory by Walker
1 Chrysanthemums by David Threlfall
1 The Busker by Geoff Proctor
Tuesday 5th March 2013
It was great to see so many people attending the club's annual event this evening, which was held at the ACE Centre for the first time. The theatre was an excellent space in which to show off some of the club's fabulous photography to the wider public, with the tiered seating giving everyone a splendid view of the proceedings.
Presentations included City in the Sea - Venice by Tony Morris, Exploring the Austrian Alps by Anne-Marie Imeson, Images from a Greek Island by Roger Johnstone and the winning AV from the club's annual AV competition, Autumn on the Rochdale Canal by Tony Mellor.
There was also a showing of entries to the club's Annual Digital Image Competition, with a selection of prints being displayed in the club's Annual Exhibition in the gallery in the foyer, which is running until 23rd March.
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Nelson Camera Club
Our Syllabus for the first part of 2014
is now on the Club Diary page,
check it out, there are a lot of good things going on, thanks to the hard work
of our syllabus secretary Mr. Roger Johnsone, thank you Roger. As you will see
we have a varied first half of the year. Sports Photography with George Franks, and one of our favourites Boyd Harris is back early in the new year with one of his fantastic talks, Tony Pioli is here again with Nature in Focus. Margaret & John Sixthsmith make a return visit with Digital Delights.
New members are always welcome, so why not come and join us. Membership is currently £15 for the year and £1.50 admission on club nights, come as a guest anytime you are more than welcome, admission for guests is £2 and that includes refreshments
Nelson Camera Club are always on the look out for speakers who can fill a night at the club, if you can do this and would like to come along and give us a talk or tutorial please get in touch with the details.
News...Good News...Good News
It is our pleasure to
announce that Nelson Camera Club had great success in the ICPA Annual Competition
( Inter Club Photographic Alliance )
The ICPA has a membership of 18 clubs mostly throughout Lancashire.
Nelson took 1st place in the Monochrome Print Section,
we also took 1st place in the Colour Print Section, and
we also came 3rd in the Digital Image Section
so now we are the proud holders of the
Toulmin Trophy for Monochrome Prints Section
Arthur Clayton Rosebowl for Colour Print Section
The image below shows our president Mr John Bateson & our competition secretary Jean Greenwood with the Toulmin Trophy & the Arthur Clayton Rosebowl.
and that's not all.....................
On Saturday 16th November the L&CPU held the
Club PDI Knockout, and out of 38 clubs
we managed to gain 5th place, congratulation to all our members who entered images for this competition.
Click here to see all the results.
Tickets Now on Sale
Annual Presentation & Exhibition
ACE Centre, Nelson
Tuesday 11th March 2014
Jeff Needham - Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
Tony Mellor - North Berwick the Home of Bass Rock
Joan & John Bateson - If You Go Down in the Woods Today
Tickets £4 from any of our members
Entry to the Exhibition is free
4th March to 27th March
Mr & Mrs Stanley Crick with their Honorary Members Certificate