3rd January

Tonight we held our Print and Digital Image of the Year competition, we had 60 entries, 30 prints and 30 DPI's. These were judged by Mr. Adrian Hendley CPAGB of Colne, he had the task of choosing just one print from the print section,and then one DPI from the from the digital section. The night ended with the winning Digital Image of the Year going to Roger Johnstone with "Common Blue Butterflies Mating" and the winning Print went to Bill Smith with " Female Siskin "

You can see the winning images on the Results 2017 page, or click on this link.

Congratulations to Roger & Bill.​​​​

Female Siskin
Common Blue Butterflies - Mating

15th January

​​This years Evening Presentation at the ACE Centre is on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

We are pleased to announce we have 3 presentations for that evening.

Roger Johnstone with an illustrated presentation on Butterflies of Great Britain & ​Europe also Studley Royal & Fountains Abbey.

Bill Smith will be showing his images from

Bill & Clares trip to Skye.

Plus, Tony Robinson will be doing an illustrated lecture with ​ A Natural History Journey​​​. Tickets are now on sale from members of Nelson Camera Club priced at £4.

You can also pay on the door on the evening.

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm.​​

15th January

Nelson Naturalists Society​




Further information 01282 863012​​​​​​​​

19th January

​​Our Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 16th January.

​We now have a new president for the next 12 months Mr Howard Harrison, he took over from Mr Ken Wilmore.

​There are changes to Print Competition rules, we have decided to have 2 categories in future competitions, Open & Nature and these will be judged separately, go to the Competitions page to read the changes. 

Also if you would like to know who the new officials are at the club, head over to "Who's Who at the Club"

31st January

Jeff Needham wins the 2018 Five Minute Audio Visual Competition.

Jeff was awarded the trophy for the best

5 minute AV, " Walking Devon & Cornwall Coast Path " a stunning presentation of his walks on the way to Lands End.

Congratulations  Jeff, well done.

6th February

John R Barlow ​Wild Bird Photographer gave us a presentation of the wildlife that he has photographed in and around his local area.

The presentation and the images were excellent, as was the knowledge of how he had taken the images​. To see more of John's images visit his website on this link.  www.jrbarlow.co.uk

20th February

Presentation night ​of trophy's and certificates for those who entered the Annual Print & Digital Competition. There was a total of 7 trophy's to be won, and certificate's  for Commended and Highly Commended. We had a good mix of members gaining trophies and certificates.

This year we held the awards presentation in our own club room at Walton Lane, and we think that it went down very well with our members, who enjoyed tea and cake afterwards​.

To see the winning images go to "Results 2018" on our Competitions page or click this link to go there.​


Our members being presented

with their awards by our president Howard Harrison​.

26th February

Anne-Marie Imeson has updated her Gallery with new images.

​Take a look by clicking on this link.​

5th March

Nelson Camera Clubs ​Annual Print Exhibition​

​is now on at the ACE Centre Cross St. Nelson​.​

​Prints are on display in the upstairs gallery at the ACE Centre until

​28th March.   Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm. Entrance is free.

10th March

We regret to announce that Geoff Proctor, treasurer and valued member passed away on Thursday 8th March. Geoff had been a member of Nelson Camera Club for quite a number of years, he was the clubs treasurer and committee member, he will be sadly missed.

Funeral will take place at Skipton Crematorium on Thursday 22nd March at 1.20pm.

5th April

The L&CPU Annual Club Digital Competition

After a hard day of judging by Phil Charnock FRPS MSIAP, Gwen Charnock FRPS MSIAP and Dianne Owen FRPS, ​​​​

​the L&CPU once again demonstrated the outstanding quality of photography in the federation.


We now have the results of Nelsons entry in the L&CPU Annual Club Digital Competition 2018. 

This was judged on 5th April 2018.

In the Colour Section   Nelson gained 7th place with 90 marks      (Winners  Chorley PS with 99 marks)
In The Nature Section  Nelson gained 11th place with 89 marks    (Winners  Chorley PS with 107 marks)
In the Monochrome Section  Nelson gained 17th place with 82 marks   (Winners  Chorley PS with 101 marks)

There was an entry from 34 clubs and in the Final Club Rankings Nelson gained a very creditable 12th place with a total of 261​​.

Results for all the clubs who entered can be seen HERE​

Flock on the Move
Forever Friends
Morning Stroll Fountains Abbey
Canary Wharf - Entrance to Crossrail
Misty Morning - Ullswater
Storm Doris, February 2017
Leaking British India Line at Eldroth
Dawn Ullswater Boathouse
Wren and Crane Fly
Water Vole
Snow Bunting - Pendle Hill
Orb Web Spider
Brimstone Butterfly Feeding on Wild Flower
Common Blue Butterflies - Mating
Fighting Starlings
Wast Water and Beyond
The Girl's a Singer
River Wharfe In Winter
Railway men taking a Break
A ray of light catches Tornado passing past Langcliffe.
Fighting for the lead  Colne Grand Prix
Lakeland Farm
Leader of the Tour  of Britain
Nelsons Entry in the L&CPU Club Digital Competition

19th April

Nelson Camera Club Wins the ICPA Digital Knockout​

​​The ICPA Digital Knockout was held at Bury PS on the 19th April 2018,

16 clubs entered from all over the North West and Nelson CC came out

​on top ​with a total of 42 points beating Chorley and Darwen into

joint second place​ with 39 points and Bury gaining 4th.

River Wharfe In Winter
Wren and Crane Fly
Orb Web Spider
Snow Bunting - Pendle Hill
Fighting Starlings
Water Vole
Common Blue Butterflies - Mating
A ray of light catches Tornado passing past Langcliffe.
Forever Friends
Misty Morning - Ullswater
Morning Stroll Fountains Abbey
Our ICPA Digital KO Winning Entry

24th April

April Print Competition

Results of Aprils Print Comp can now be viewed on the​​ "Results 2018" page.

This year we have changed the format for the print competitions, we now have 2 categories

Open and Nature and only the top 3 in each category will go through ​ ​with a chance of being Print of the Year.

Click here to see the results​


Golden Eagle in Flight
Connonly Lead Mine

8th May

Digital Image Competition 1

We held our first digital image comp tonight​​​​ with a total of 37 images, 20 in the Open section & 17 in the Nature section.

Roger Johnstone came out the winner of both sections with his images of Azure Damselflies Mating & Struggling to stay in Touch, Colne Grand Prix 2017​, congratulations to Roger your images are superb, and a big thank you to all who entered and made the evening a great success. Click here to see all the results.

Azure Damselflies - Mating
Struggling to Stay in Touch -Colne Gand Prix 2017

22nd May

Results of our second Print Competition are now on the website under "Results 2018"​

We had a total of 31 entries, 21 in the Open Section and 10 in the Nature Section. The judge for the evening was Mr George Steele from Bury​ who made some genuine constructive comments for all the entries.

To see all the images go to "Results 2018" of click on this link.​

Gannet Coming in to Land

2nd June

Our Syllabus to take us up to the end of January 2019​ is now on the " Club Diary " page.

Our thanks go out to Mr. Geoff Atkins ​for organizing it, theres a lot of hard work and patience goes into this. Thank You Geoff for a very varied and interesting next 6 months.

Click on the link to go to the Club Diary page.​

23rd August

Last Tuesday saw our 3rd Print Competition​​, and we had a good response with over 40 prints. Our judge for the evening was Daryl Giles CPAGB of Preston who did a brilliant job of picking the top 3 in each section. Well done to Bill Smith with 1st place in the Open section and also Tony Mellor who took 1st place in the Nature section.

Click on this link to see the winning entries.​

Black Viened White
Evening Light on Bristol Waterfront

3rd September

​​Inter Club Photographic Alliance (ICPA) Annual Competition 2018


Nelson Camera Club has won the Frank Sellers Trophy in the Projected Digital Image Competition by gaining 1st place.

Nelson scored a total of 77 points, beating all other clubs who entered.

Two of our members got a maximum score of 20 for their images - Bill Smith with “Fighting Starlings” and Tony Mellor CPAGB with “Storm Doris February 2017”.

​ Bill was awarded 2nd place and Tony 3rd Place in this section of the competition.

In the Colour Print competition Nelson gained 4th Place

In the Monochrome Print competition Nelson gained 6th Place

Follow this link to see the full results​

Fighting Starlings
Storm Doris, February 2017

11th September

Results of our second Digital Competition ​​are now on the "Results 2018" page,

follow this link to go over there to see all the results.​

Mr George Steele​​ CPAGB, LRPS, BPE2* came all the way from Rochdale to judge the competition. There was an excellent entry on the night with 34 in the Open section & 22 in the Nature section & George had to choose the top 5 in each section, which he did remarkably well with such a good standard of images in each.

Anne-Marie Imeson won the Nature section with an outstanding image of a Migrant Hawker & our newest member Ken Jensen won the Open section with Beneath the Stars. Congratulations to you both​, both superb images.

Migrant Hawker Dragonfly
Beneath the Stars

25th September

Our 4th Print Competition was held tonight, judged by Mr. Graham Currey of Stockport. Once again our newest member, Mr Ken Jensen, took 1st place in the Nature section & he also gained 3rd place aswell.

Well done Ken,keep up the good work.

All the results can be found by clicking on this link.​​

15th October

Our yearly Themed Competition ​​was held on Tuesday night. We had 38 entries and it was judged by Mr. John Fletcher CPAGB of Grindleton.

Michael Whittaker CPAGB took top spot with his image "Woodcutter" and by winning the competition this year Michael ​gets to choose next years Theme so watch this space for his decision.

Click this link to see the top 5 winning ​images,

Red Grouse
Forever Friends

6th November

Our final Print Competition ​​for this year was held tonight, again we had a very high standard of work from our members. Entries totaled 32 so our judge Mr. Nick Berentzen CPAGB,BPE 1* of Stockport had his work cut out for him. At the end of the night he had chosen 3 Open prints and 3 Nature prints taking 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each catagory. 

To see the winning enteries click on this link.

Well done every body for producing such a high standard of work.​​

Little Church At Fleurie
Coal Tit with prey

27th November

The last of our Digital Image Competitions​​ for 2018 came to an end tonight with Roger Johnstone keeping up his winning ways, taking 1st & 2nd in the Nature category, well done Roger.

Tony Morris won the Open category ​with his image of Brighton Beach in Winter,well done Tony.

The judge for the competition was Harry Emmett CPAGB from Acrington​ Camera Club.

To view the winning images click here to take you to the results page.​

Brighton beach in winter
Black Veined White Butterfly

19th December

Print & Digital Image of the Year Competition​​ 2018

Over the past year we have held various competitions both print & digital​​ and Tuesday night saw all the images which got placings in this years competitions go into thier own competition.  We had 30 Digital images & 30 Print images. These were judged by Mr. Adrian Hendley CPAGB from Colne, Adrian had the task of choosing just 1 print for Print of the Year & 1 digital for Digital Image of the Year, and in Adrians own words "with the standard of work that is being produced by Nelson's members this is not going to be easy".

In the end Roger Johnstones digital image of Azure Damselflies Mating​ took the award of Digital Image of the Year 2018 and

​Tony Mellor CPAGB was awarded Print of the Year 2018 with his print of Golden Eagle in Flight.

Congratulations to Roger & congratulations to me.​

Follow this link to see the images.​

Azure Damselflies - Mating
News 2018