What's New and Quick Reference

STEPHEN RILEY 1953-2020
On Wednesday 24th June we sadly said goodbye to Stephen Riley, a member of the club for a number of years who suddenly passed away on 14th June. He was also president of Preston Photographic Society and friends from both clubs formed a socially-distanced guard of honour on the road to Preston Crematorium as Stephen's funeral cortege passed by. A talented and dedicated photographer, Stephen was particularly known for his portraits, and a number of them are reproduced here in tribute to him. RIP Stephen.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak, all our meetings have been suspended until September. More details to follow


ANNUAL COMPETITION RESULTS
Our annual competition this year has been organised by email for obvious reasons and therefore there are no print entries. Winners and those with commendations are shown here, alongside other DPI entries. Thanks to Keith Barber FIScT CPAGB LRPS, president and treasurer of Swinton and District Photographic Society, for judging the competition and congratulations to those who have done well. Thanks also to our members for continuing to support the competition in such trying times. Full details HERE

NEW QUIZ
Can you identify the Lancashire Shot Spots? Here are 30 well known sites in Lancashire - can you identify them all? No Googling! Answers here Shot Spots answers

OUR QUIZ ANSWERS ARE NOW IN!
With coronavirus restricting our activities, here's a photography quiz to keep your brain in gear! How did you do?

BECOME A MEMBER
Like photography and want to share your hobby with others? Our annual membership fees are £30 single, £20 conc, £50 couple; then £3 for each weekly meeting, with complimentary refreshments.

VISIT OUR NEW WHAT'S ON SECTION
Events that may be of photographic interest and some local (ish) photographic exhibitions to get your creative juices flowing... See the menu above or link HERE

TUTORIAL ON LAYERS
Following Nigel Airey's tutorial on layers at a recent club meeting, here are LINKS to the sites he used for reference.

COMPETITION LOG-IN
Club members should enter images into competitions using the PhotoEntry software. Log-in HERE or in the Members' Area, which also has a user guide.

MENTORING HELP
Don't forget that as an Accrington Camera Club member it is possible to receive some photographic mentoring from a more knowledgeable or experienced member of the club. So whether you want to know more about your camera settings, how best to convert images to mono, or any other query - get in touch with our president Ian and he will find the most appropriate member to speak to.

LOAN SERVICE
Don't forget that members have access to equipment owned by the club. Laptop and projector - see Mary Braithwaite. Calibration Spyder - see Martin Yates. Slide scanner - see Harry Emmett.

Welcome

Accrington Camera Club is a registered charity (number 1165395), with a group of friendly and enthusiastic photographers pursuing all aspects of image capture.
We welcome all levels of photographers, from complete beginners to advanced workers, and have a wide range of experiences which we willingly share.
We produce all styles of images, from 'record' (e.g. images of buildings) through to 'salon' style digital manipulated work, in both mono and colour, utilising many types of cameras from compacts up to professional DSLRs.

Accrington Camera Club promotes photography by:
  • Illustrated lectures and the viewing of national portfolios
  • Practical demonstrations and
    hands-on evenings
  • Friendly monthly competitions
  • Freely given advice on all aspects of photography
  • Loan equipment available for members' personal use,
    e.g. slide scanner, screen calibration device etc

Accrington Camera Club is also a member of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) and Inter-Club Photographic Alliance (ICPA). Click here to visit the L&CPU website and here for the ICPA.