News 2022


Nelson Camera Club's Print Exhibition 

Nelson Library, Market Square, Nelson BB9 7PU

Nelson Camera Clubs Print Exhibition opens to the public on Monday 24th January and the prints will be on display until 17th February. 

Library Opening Times Can Be Found Here

25th January

Five Minute Audio Visual Competition

On Tuesday evening  we had our 5 minute AV Competition, with 10 entries in total we were in for a splendid evening.

The entries consisted of travel Logs, Snow Scenes, Nature slideshows, images from around our Coast and down the Coal Mines. After all the sequences had been viewed members and guests were given a voting paper to vote for their favourite and that decided the winning AV. The winner was Mr. Roger Johnstone with his AV entitled The Fascination of Fungi, congratulations Roger on your winning sequence.

The image shows Roger being presented with his Trophy by our President Mr. Howard Harrison.

27th January

Mr. Kenneth Wilmore

Its with great sadness we have to announce the death of Mr. Kenneth Wilmore. Ken passed away today after a short illness. Ken was a long standing member of Nelson Camera Club and also a member of our committee serving in many roles including President, he will be greatly missed. His Funeral will take place on Thursday 17th February at  Higherford Methodist Church, 10.15am then at Burnley Crematorium at 11.30am.

13th February

Mr Bill Smith has updated his Gallery of Images, to take a look at these new images follow this link

( or go to Members Galleries and Bill Smith.

13th February

Results from the L&CPU AV Competition

The Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union Annual AV Competition, hosted by Wilmslow Guild AV Group, was held on Saturday 12th February.

The audience of over 100 people enjoyed 39 entries, which covered a wide variety of topics and AV styles.
As well as regular members of Wilmslow and Leeds AV Groups, visitors attended from various clubs around the L&CPU Region, as well as North Wales, Midlands, The Netherlands, USA & Canada, making an International event.

The Judge Keith Brown FRPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP FIPF, commented that he thought the overall standard was high and that he enjoyed viewing all of the entries.

First Place - The Quest by Sheila Haycox - Wilmslow Guild AV Group

Second - Shifting Shores by Malcolm & Jenny Gee - Wilmslow Guild AV Group

Third - The Bell Still Tolls by Ron Davies, Marion Waine & John Rowell - Swinton & District AV Club

Jackass Trophy - Earth, Trees & Sky by Garth Tighe - Wilmslow Guild AV Group

Audience Vote - The Quest by Sheila Haycox - Wilmslow Guild AV Group

Audience Vote - The Fascination of Fungi by Roger Johnstone - Nelson Camera Club

Congratulations Roger on gaining the Audience Vote

23rd March

Mr. Stanley Crick

Sorry to be the bearer of sad news. Its with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Stanley passed away yesterday, he was 93 years old. Stanley was made a Honorary Member of Nelson CC some years ago as was his wife Jean. They both had been members of our club for more than 50 years, both being a big part of the running of the club, Stanley will be sadly missed, and our condolences go to Jean his wife. The image shows Stanley & Jean receiving their Honorary Member awards in 2014.

Stanley's funeral arrangements.

It is on Monday April 4th at 3.15pm at Burnley crematorium.

24th March.

ICPA Digital Knockout 2022 - Results

Padiham Camera Club hosted this years Knockout at Ighten Leigh Social Club Padiham Road Burnley. There was 12 clubs who entered 10 images each, total 120 images, which was no easy task for the judge, who was Mr. Andrew Rothery from Halifax. Andrew had only 7 knockout rounds to find a winner, which he eventually did. The winning club on the night, only by a tie-break decision was Leyland Photographic Society followed by Blackburn Camera Club then Darwen Camera Club.

Nelson came a creditable 7th place.Well Done Everyone and well done Padiham for hosting the competition.

4th April

L&CPU Annual Club Print & Projected Image Competition 2 & 3 April 2022 – Results.

The L&CPU 2022 Annual Club Competitions were held over two days at Elm Bank Conference Centre, Eccles.

The images were judged by Leo Rich. ARPS DPAGB HonPAGB EFIAP/g, Stephanie Cook DPAGB APAGB EFIAP/b and Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP APAG.

The judges scored a total of 840 images from 38 clubs with the Open section opening the competition and nature after lunch.

Chorley PS won the Open section with 210 points, Poulton le Fylde PS a very creditable 2nd place with 207 points and North Cheshire PS with 205 points.

The Nature section was won by Chorley PS with 107 points, Nelson CC close on their heels with 106 points and Oldham PS with 105 points. Very Well Done Nelson CC.

We had 2 maximum scores of 15 and both entries came from our President Mr. Howard Harrison, 

congratulations must go to Howard. We gained 2nd place in the Nature & 19th place in the Open with a final club ranking of 11th out of 38 clubs. Well done everyone. Full set of scores HERE

Our Nature Entry

Our Open Entry

Click on any image to enlarge.

12th May

L&CPU Individual Print and DPI Competition 2022

This weekend saw the judging of the L&CPU Annual Print and PDI Competitions over the two days.

The results are in…………

A really good two days of judging, overall the numbers entered was lower than previous years with an overall entry of 2,036 (1381 PDI’s & 495 prints).

The judges for this competition were....... 

John Cartlidge APAGB EFIAP/p BPE5

Congratulations must go to two of our members who entered the competition, Anne-Marie Imeson & Howard Harrison both gaining scores of 12 marks for their Nature PDI's, well done to both of you.

Full Results Can Be Found Here...

18th May

May 2022,  Print & Digital Image Competition 

Tuesday 17th May we held our second competition of the season, we had a total of 59 entries, 36 digital & 23 prints. The judge on the night was Mark Williams from Chorley and a member of Padiham Camera Club who did a first class job of judging. His remarks and tips were extremely helpful to everyone who entered. Congratulations to all who entered, keep up the good work. See "Results 2022" for full results.

15th June

Results of the ICPA Annual Competition 2022

Nelson Camera Club again did very well in the ICPA Annual gaining  4th place in the PDI Images, 4th place in the Colour Prints and 7th place in the Monochrome Prints, so well done everyone on another splendid result.

Click Here to see all the results on the ICPA website

12th August

Mr Alan Price

It's with great sadness that I have to inform you that Mr Alan Price passed away on Monday 8th August after a long illness.

Alan had been a member of Nelson Camera Club for over 30 years and always took part in our Audio Visual Competitions and year after year he never took any notice of our 5 minute rule, but did he make us laugh with his AV's they were one of a kind and so was Alan.

He will be sadly missed.

Alan's funeral will be held on Wednesday 7th September at Burnley Crematorium at 3.15pm.

21st September

September 2022,  Print & Digital Image Competition 

Tuesday 20th September we held our third competition of the season, we had a total of 65 entries, 40 digital & 25 prints. The judge on the night was Harry Emmitt from Accrington CC who did a first class job of judging. His remarks and tips were extremely helpful to everyone who entered. Congratulations to all who entered, keep up the good work. See "Results 2022" for full results.

19th November

L&CPU Projected Digital Image Club Knockout Competition

Held on Saturday19th November 2022 at the Elm-Bank Banqueting & Conference Centre, Eccles. The  judge for the evening was Mr. Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/d2.

Nelson CC achieved a good result on the evening gaining 4th place with a total of 11 points,

thirty eight clubs from around the region took part.

Bill Smith's image of -  Female Siskin on Pussy Willow - was our star image on the night gaining 7 points out of a maximum of 8, well done Bill and well done Nelson CC.

Full Results Here 

30th November

November 2022, Print & Digital Image Competition

On Tuesday 29th November we held our last Print & Digital Competition of the season.

In total we had 62 entries, 45 Digital Images & 17 Prints. The judge tonight was Mr Jeff Kirby CPAGB of Padiham Camera Club who did a remarkable job of critiquing all the images. We had two sections in the Open Class, Open & Nature and the same two sections in the Nature Class, Eventually the images were whittled down to the top 4 places in each section, to see all the winning images follow this link.

Congratulations to all who entered, we had some fantastic images.

(click on images to enlarge)