Nelson Camera Club

News 2019
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13th January

This years Presentation at the ACE Centre is on Tuesday 12th March 2019 and instead of it being in an evening we are holding it in the afternoon, see the poster on the right >>>
We are very pleased to announce that we have a Guest Speaker this year, Mr. Boyd Harris from Chorley. Boyd has given many illustrated lectures at Nelson Camera Club and they have always been very good. As well as Boyd Harris we will be showing a selection of members images that have done really well in last years competitions plus some Audio Visual sequences produced by the members.

 Tickets are now on sale from members of Nelson Camera Club priced at £3.
You can also pay on the door on the day.
Doors open 1.30pm for 2.00pm.​​
25th January

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 22nd January.
​We now have a new president for the next 12 months
 Mr Andy Pritchard, he took over from Mr Howard Harrison.
During 2018 our finances went down hill by some £336 so at the AGM it was decided to increase the admission on the door to £2 for members & £2.50 for non members,membership for the club will remain unchanged at £15 for the year.
Also if you would like to know who the new officials are at the club, head over to "Who's Who at the Club"​ to see who they are,
or click on the link​.

25th January

​Bill has updated his Gallery with 17 new images click on this link to go over there to see them.

Any member wishing to update their Gallery or create a new Gallery ​ please contact the Webmaster
( Tony Mellor ) for details. 

27th January

New Gallery​

Mr. Jeff Needham has now ​published his Gallery of 15 Images, head over to the Galleries page and click on his name, this will take you to Jeff's page. 
30th January

Five Minute Av Competition​

​Michael Whittaker CPAGB wins the 2019 Five Minute Audio Visual Competition.
Michael was awarded the trophy ​for the best​ 5 minute AV, "Landscapes of France " a stunning presentation of his images taken while on his trips around France.
Congratulations ​ Michael, well done.​​
24th February

On Saturday 23rd​ February we held our Annual Dinner at 
Rosehill House in Burnley, 23 members and guests enjoyed a 3 course meal and after the meal we found out the results of our Annul Competition. Certificates were awarded to members for their work being Commended,Highly Commended & Very Highly Commended plus 3rd & 2nd places, with a Trophy for the winner from each category. This was followed by the raffle and 1 or 2 more drinks and a good night was had by all.

To see all the winners from our Annual Competition please click on this link and it will take you there or go to the main menu and click on "Results 2019"​
1st March

Nelson Camera Club "Free Membership" to new members.

Nelson CC is offering free membership to new members​​ until 2020 in order to boost our membership and encourage people to come and join us. This was discussed by the committee at our last committee meeting and passed unanimously. Over the past couple of years we have seen our membership decline and that we needed to do something about it, so for the next 12 months its free membership to all our new members, come and join us and see what we do.

Theres also a change to the way we run competitions, from this year, starting with our first competition in April we will be having 2 seperate competitions, 1 for Advanced workers and 1 for Intermediate workers, and its up to each individual to choose which category you place yourself in. This is to give all members a chance when it comes to entering our competitions. More of this will be explained at our next club meeting.

Also from the 19th March, our more knowledgeable members will be on hand from 7pm till 7.30pm on club nights to give advice and tuition to anyone who needs it, so bring your cameras bring your questions and we will try to answer them for you.

Shortly we will have a new page on our website and its going to be called "Items For Sale" this will be for members only to advertise their unwanted camera equipment (not your 3 piece suite). More on this later, watch this space for details.


4th March

The "Items For Sale " page is now up and running​. If you want to advertise on the website please send an email with the details of your advert in the exact manner you would like it to appear on the website, with your name phone number and email address. The advert will be copied  from your email and  pasted onto the website ( no changes will be made by the webmaster ) so please make sure you have all the info correct. All adverts MUST be sent to
7th March

The L&CPU Annual Club Projected Digital Image Competition. 

Nelson Camera Club achieved the following results.

Nature Section

9th Place with 92 marks (8 images) (1st was Bury PS with 102 marks)

Open Section

23rd Place with 167 marks (16 images) (1st was Chorley PS with 200 marks)

Final Club Ranking

20th Place with 259 marks (1st was Chorley PS with 301 marks)

Maximum marks in each section are 15. Of note for our club:-

Roger Johnstone gained 14 for Milk Drop Mycena

 and 13 for Black Veined White Butterfly

Michael Whittaker CPAGB gained 13 for Local Man of Oatman

           Click on the link below to see the full set of results


Milk Drop Mycena
Local Man Of Oatman
Black Veined White Butterfly
The Inter Club Photographic Alliance held thier annual knockout competition on Saturday April 13th and this year it was hosted by Chorley PS, who actually won the competition with 52 marks.
Nelson Camera Club came a very creditable 4th with 43 marks.  A total of 11 clubs entered.
                                        The images below was our entry on the night.

10th April
Starling feeding young
Milk Drop Mycena
Migrant Hawker Dragonfly
Golden Tree Frog with Reflection
Little Egret
Local Man Of Oatman
Male Stonechat with Prey
Black Veined White Butterfly
Barn Owls
23rd April

Our first print competition of 2019 was h​eld on the 16th April, now with 2 catagories instead of just 1.
We now have an Intermediate Class & an Advanced Class, so now in theory our judges will have judge 2 competitions, 1 for the Advanced workers & 1 for the Intermediate workers, this was put in place this year to give all our members a chance of winning competitions.
Click here to see the results.
Soft Slipper Toadstool
2 Wallabies at the side of theh road
Tenby Lifeboat
20th May

Digital Image Competition ​number 1 was held on the 14th May, judged by Ove Alexander CPAGB.
Its not an easy task judging a competition in front of the club members but Ove did a remarkable job in not upsetting any members on the night.
​Full results can be seen here just click on the link.
6201 Princess Elizabeth powering round the bends near Clapham
Mayfly Dun
Man and Machine
24th May

L&CPU Individuals Competition 2019​

Nelson Camera Club members do very well in ​this years Annual Individual competition.

Bill Smith gained 14th place in the Photographer of the Year and Tony Mellor gained 21st place, Bill also gained 8th place in the Digital Photographer of the Year and Tony managed to get 31st place. In the Individual Colour Print category Michael Whittaker came in a creditable​ 28th place and Tony Mellor managed 35th place. We had 9 images held back for exhibition & folio, these will go around the clubs in the L&CPU in the coming months.
In the Nature section Tony Mellor did really well with an image of a Subalpine Warbler he (me) got a full 15 marks and gained 2nd place overall. Anne-Marie Imeson got 2 images in the top band with a score of 13 marks each,very well done, and Michael Whittaker got 13 marks for his image Forever Friends. To see the full results go to the L&CPU website or click on this link.
Migrant Hawker Dragonfly
Little Egret
Forever Friends
Starling feeding young
Subalpine Warbler
Soft Slipper Toadstool
Beyond Repair
28th May

The second of our print competitions was held tonight, judged by Mr John Flecther CPAGB of Grindleton. John remarked on the standard of work achieved by our members, especially the Intermediate section.
We had 4 sections to be judged, 2 sections in the Intermediate & 2 in the Advanced. After a lot of deliberation John finally choose the top 3 in each section. Congratulations to all the winners, to see all the places click on this link or go to 
"Results 2019" on our main menu.

On the Leeds Liverpool Canal
Scar Lighthouse
Golden Tree Frog & Reflection
21st July

A Date for your Diary.... ICPA lecture

Title: An Evening with Alex Benyan and Sony Cameras

Location: Chorley Photographic Society, St Mary’s Parish Centre, Devonshire Rd, Chorley PR7 2BY, UK

Date: Monday 2nd September, 7:30pm The costs is £2 per head payable at the door

Includes Buffet, There is a bar

Alex is a Principal Photographer for Sony and we will also have the latest Sony cameras and lenses for members to have a play with (organised by Wilkinsons).

Alex is a professional photographer, educator and speaker based in Leicester, Leicestershire and a Principal Photographer for Sony. He specializes in commercial and corporate portraits and takes inspiration from photographers and artists from all over the world. He is also very much a people person and loves working with individuals and teams to achieve the best results from their photo-shoot through gentle posing guidance and personality coaching at every session.

Alex has a genuine passion for teaching and sharing his photographic techniques and approaches with individuals and groups through workshops and events. He also enjoys giving talks and sharing his experiences at events and photography conventions around the UK. ​  To see Alex's Website click on the link below.

12th August

Results of the ICPA Annual Competition

Inter Club Photographic Alliance (ICPA) Annual Competition 2019

In the Digital Image Section Nelson Camera Club gained joint 2nd place with 74 marks

Bill Smith scored a maximum 20 with his image "Starling Feeding Young"

In the Colour Print Section Nelson gained 4th place with 67 marks

In the Monochrome Print Section Nelson Gained 7th Place with 64 marks.

More Details to follow as soon as we have the full results.​
17th August

Nelson Camera Club Print Exhibition, Barrowford Library​

Nelson Camera Club will be holding a print exhibition at Barrowford Library from Saturday 14th September 2019 and it will run until Saturday 12th October 2019. For opening times please see details at Barrowford Library.
Please come along and see the standard of work our members are turning out, and if you would like to join our club we are offering free membership for 2019.