News 2023

3rd January

A Date For Your Diaries

The Inter-Club Photographic Alliance “Club Digital Knockout Competition 2023”  will be held on 23rd February 2023 and will be Hosted by Preston Photographic Society.
In addition to the live event held at “Moor Park Sports & Social Club” Preston PS will provide a Zoom of the live competition to all Clubs. Login will be provided at a later date.

Nelson Camera Club will be sending an entry for this this space for the results.

17th January

Our Annual General Meeting was held tonight and we now have a change to our Constitution. We now have a Chairperson instead of a President, and the Chairperson can stay on in this role for as long as they deem fit to do so. This was voted on and passed unanimously in a Extraordinary Meeting back in February 2022, and our Chairperson took office at this years AGM. For the officials on the committee, head over to "About Us" on the Menu Bar to see the changes.

Or click on this link to take you there. Also see "Club Constitution" to see the changes.

20th January

Members Gallery Updated

Camera Club Member Mr. Stephen Singleton today updated his Gallery of Images. This is a service that is only open to club members, so if you would like to see your images on our club website then you are more than welcome to come and join us. Club membership for the year is only £15 plus £3 admission fee on each club night you attend, you also get tea/coffee & biscuits in with the price. See our "Syllabus" page for what's going on. Come & join us.

Accrington Camera Club Presents

On Friday 17th March  at 7.45  Accrington Camera Club has a presentation by Irene Amiet on British Wildlife.

Irene and her husband are members of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and the Endangered Wildlife Trust and both of these organisations will receive financial benefit from the lecture.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Irene's book on the night.

We meet in Rishton Methodist Church
Albert Street
Rishton BB1 4JE

The room is open from 7.05pm for a 7.45 pm start.

Accrington members pay £3 per meeting so this is the maximum we would expect from a member of a neighbouring club.

I hope some of your members can take up our offer of a super evening of photography in a convivial atmosphere.

Best wishes
Harry Emmett

News Update

Camera club member Roger Johnstone CPAGB has updated his Gallery of Images, there are now 15 new images on display in his gallery. Link to Rogers Gallery or click on Members Galleries on the menu bar.

Next Tuesday evening the 21st February is our Presentation Evening and the start time has been brought forward for this meeting to 7.15pm instead of 7.30pm. All the results from our Annual Competition will be displayed on our "Results 2023" page after the presentation. 

Our Annual Exhibition this year will be held at Nelson Library from Saturday 4th March to 23rd March inclusive.

This year we have 36 prints on display by our members and its free to get in. Library opening times here.

The ICPA Club Knockout Competition will be hosted by Preston Photography Society on the 23rd February 2033 at 7.30pm
Moor Park Sports & Social Club
Blackpool Road

In addition Preston Club will relay the competition on Zoom for member clubs details are below

Meeting ID: 885 6785 3627

Passcode: 264179 

Nelson Naturalists Society's presentation on the 1st March entitled ...A Wildlife Journey - Norfolk & the North of England is being presented by 2 of our members Anne-Marie Imeson & Howard Harrison. This is bound to be a good night, don't miss it.

Annual Presentation 2023

Our Annual Presentation was held on Tuesday 21st February and for the first time we held it in our club room.

We had a good attendance with over 30 people for the pie & pea super, supplied by Dianne's Caterers of Barrowford. (Recommended)

In attendance tonight was our special guest Gail Hardman-Carr, Gail was the partner of our late member Geoff Proctor. Gail donated a trophy in the memory of Geoff and on behalf of our members I would like to thank Gail for the trophy which will be awarded to one of our members on an annual basis.

The slideshow below is of some of our members receiving their awards and enjoying the pie & pea evening.

For all the results from our Annual Competition go to "Results 2023" 

The Inter-Club Photographic Alliance “Club Digital Knockout Competition 2023”

The ICPA Digital Knockout Club Competition was held on 23rd February 2023 and was hosted by Preston Photographic Society. Clubs from all around the North West took part in the competition. The judge on the evening was Mr Nick Hilton from Southport who did a remarkable job of getting all the images down to the final 4, then choosing an overall winner from them. Chorley Photographic Society came out top after all the scores were added up with 63 points. In second place came Preston PS with 46, then Leyland PS was in 3rd place with 45 points.

Nelson Camera Club coming a creditable fourth place with 44 points. Well done Nelson CC.

The images below was our entry in the competition.

Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union

Annual Club PDI Competition 2023 - Results

The '2023 Annual Club PDI Competition' was judged on Saturday 4th of March 2023 by Roger Parry, Judith Parry, Margaret Salisbury, Ralph Snook.
There were a total of 850 images submitted from 375 individual photographers across 2 sections.
These 2 sections where:- Open, Nature.

Nelson CC did quite well with their entry, with 38 clubs entering our overall position was 20th with a total of 269 points.

In the Open section we gained 23rd place with 173 points, 16 images entered, and in the Nature section we gained 14th place with 96 points, 8 images entered. Congratulations to Oldham PS on winning the PDI Competition, & very well done Nelson CC.

A full set of results can be found here.

Monthly Print & Digital Competition - April's Results

Our first competition of the year was held last night and as always we had a very good selection of images both in the print section & the digital section. The judge for this competition was Rebecca Entwistle, her first time at Nelson Camera Club. Rebecca's comments on our images were warmly received by our members and guests. Its not an easy task to be a judge and turn up on an evening and be presented with over 60 images you have not seen before and give comments on each one, so well done Rebecca. Full results on "Results 2023" 

Annual Individual Competition Results 2023

The 2023 Annual Individuals Competition and Young Photographer of the Year were held over two days at Elm Bank Conference Centre. The images were judged by Dave Coates ARPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/p, Ralph Duckett MPAGB APAGB EFIAP and David Lowe ARPS DPAGB.
The Annual Individuals Competition also provides selected prints for the L&CPU Annual Exhibition and the Folio Boxes (which are delivered to your clubs); also from the prints entered into the Annual Individuals the L&CPU entry for the PAGB Inter Federation Competition is selected.
Day One was the Print Competition and our judges viewed 191 Monochrome prints, 145 Nature prints and 212 Colour prints.
Day Two was the PDI Competition and our judges viewed 510 Nature images and 1355 Open images and the Young Photographer of the Year competition.

We had 3 members who entered this year and they all did very well, Anne-Marie Imeson & Howard Harrison did very well in the PDI Sections and Tony Mellor did very well in the Print Sections, Tony got a maximum score of 15 and a Commended for his image Common House Fly in the Garden. Well done all of you.

Follow this link to see full results....

Follow this link to see all the Individual scores....

Monthly Print & Digital Competition - May's Results

The judge for our second Print & Digital Competition was Mr Nick Berentzen CPAGB, BPE3*. The feedback that came from our members was that Nick did a very good job of judging our images, one comment was that he made some good observations and comments and was not too critical, he spoke well of every image.

Again we had a good entry with over 50 images in total and below you can see the winning images from each section. Well done every one for a good competition.

Inter Club Photographic Alliance

The ICPA Annual Club Competition was held last weekend and there were 3 sections...Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints & Open Dpi's.

What a Result for Nelson Camera Club we won two of the three sections.

We won the Colour Print section as well as the Monochrome Print section then came 5th place in the DPI's and yes we receive trophy's for our outstanding work,we won The Arthur Clayton Rosebowl and the Toumlin Shield for the Monochrome Prints.

All club results can be found here.

Click here for the link to the ICPA Website, Results + Images

What A Result....Well Done Nelson CC.

These are just some of the images that did very well in the competition.

Monthly Print & Digital Competition - October's Results

On Tuesday 3rd October held our third Print & Digital Competition, the judge for the evening was Mr. John Riley from Manchester. We had a total of 56 images in 4 sections of the competition and once again the standard of the images was very high, well done to all who entered, and a big thank you to John who gave each image a detailed appraisal.

Below are the 4 images that took top spot in each section, for full results see "Results 2023" under Competitions.

Nelson Naturalists Autumn Programme - 2023

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Nelson Camera Club are proud to announce that we have 3 new life members.

Dedication and hard work finally paid off for three of our members on Tuesday evening. 

Mr Tony Hughes & Mr Colin Hesketh both with close on 50 years of membership received life membership certificates' while Mrs Anne-Marie Imeson received her certificate for all her hard work that she has done for our club over quite a number of years. Congratulations to you all they are all well deserved.

Below are the images of our life members receiving their certificates'.

L&CPU Annual Knockout Competition 2023

Congratulation go to Wigan 10 for winning the Annual PDI Knockout on Saturday night.
The event was held at Elmbank Conference Centre, Eccles and our judge for the evening was Simon Allen MPAGB APAGB EFIAP who had travelled down from Scotland.

40 clubs entered the competition, giving us a total of 320 images. As per the rules the number of images used in the competition depends on the final number of images entered; we used the first four images entered by each club, giving Simon a total of 160 images to judge and critique.
The competition went to 7 rounds, with five images in the final round.

Wigan 10 take first place, Chorley PS second and joint third place went to Oldham PS and Lytham St Annes PS.

Nelson CC came in at 24th place, not one of our best results but not that bad out of 40 clubs, well done Nelson CC. Our entry below (click to enlarge)

Monthly Print & Digital Competition - November's Results

Tuesday Evening saw the last of our four competitions for this season and what a good entry we had. We had a total of 62 images for our judge Mr Gordon Watson of Kirkham to give awards to the top 4 images in each of the four classes. Our newer members faired really well in this competition with Brian Hinton getting two images placed in the top four in the digital Open class. Also David Roberts image of "Packhorse Bridge" was awarded second place in the Open digital class, well done to both of you, (us older members had better watch out).

To see all the results go to "Results 2023"  Below are the 4 first placed images from each class.

(click on imagesto enlarge)

The ICPA  Annual Club Competition  (Update)

We have been presented with the winners Trophy's

 The Arthur Clayton Rosebowl and the Toumlin Shield for the Monochrome Prints.