Our annual programme of events explore various digital photographic and imaging techniques. We run hands-on workshops where new photographers can learn and gain experience.

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January 2019

Monthly Theme – Winter Fun

  • 7th – Practical & discussion –. Sharing of techniques. Plus Member discussion on Programme for 2019
  • 14th – YPU Exhibition – Member Images. Preview, feedback, suggestions. Entries for Nature Competition
  • 21st – AGM
  • 28th – Nature Competition – Judge:- Royston Packer

February 2019

Monthly Theme – Fur

  • 4th – Photoshop – members’ choice – demo of techniques and ‘stuff I’d like to learn’.  Plus Judging for Monthly Theme for January – Deadline for YPU entries to Comp Secretary. 
  • 11th – Painting with Light 2 – practical bring your camera – Members to bring lights, torches etc – Entries for Photojournalism/Action Comp
  • 18th – Members 10 Image Lecturettes. 10 Images on any theme/subject
  • 25th – Photojournalism/Action Comp – Judge:- Christine Hartley

March 2019

Monthly Theme – Blooming

  • 4th – Willem’s Travels – Willem’s annual lecture on his foreign travels
  • 7th – Thurs. – Inter Club Comp with New Image CC – Venue – Dearne Valley Community Fire Station, Manvers Way, Rotherham, S63 5DN. Time 7-30pm. 
  • 11th – Members to show Painting with Light Images – Judging of Monthly Theme for February – Entries for AV competition
  • 18th – Practical Portrait Evening
  • 25th – Audio Visual Comp – Judge:- Members

April 2019

Monthly Theme – Easter

  • 1st – Judging of Monthly Theme for March – Plus Members Folio – Willem Van Herp
  • 8th – Lecture by Andy Kent – ‘Choices and Options’ – Entries for Portrait Competition
  • 15th – Jeff Moore -India/Nepal Holiday – Plus Little Gems Competition
  • 22rd – BANK HOLIDAY
  • 29th – Portrait competition – Judge; Keaton Roebuck

Summer Photo Shoots 2019

  • Monday 17th June – Barnsley town centre twilight walk. – Meeting at 6pm outside the town hall.
  • Thursday 4th July – National coal mining museum – Meeting in the car park at 1pm. – There is a blacksmith’s demonstration at 2pm.
  • Monday 22nd July – Kelham Island museum. – Meeting in the car park at 1pm.
  • Wednesday 14th August – Elsecar Heritage Centre – Meeting in the car park at 1pm.

Monthly Themes 2019

  • May – Rain
  • June – Light
  • July – Sunshine
  • Aug – Focus

September 2019

Monthly Theme – Sunset

  • 2nd – Presidents Evening  & Competition – President’s Trophy – One A4 Print on “Open” theme – Judging of Monthly Themes for April, May, June, July and August
  • 9th – Lecture -Terri  Thorpe: “Pictures by Terri”- Entries for Landscape Competition
  • 16th – Selection of Prints for Cooper Gallery Exhibition in November.
  • 23rd –  Landscape Competition – Judge:- David Goodier
  • 30th – Workshop by K2 Photographic: “Lighting the Way” – Different Flash Photography techniques

October 2019

Monthly Theme – Tranquility

  • 7th – Practical – Capturing water droplets – Members to bring cameras and tripods plus equipment to photograph water droplets 
  • 14th  – Harry Watson – Slide Show – Entries for B&W Competition
  • 21st – Practical & Discussion – Long exposure photography – Members to share various uses, techniques and effects including ND filters
  • 28th – Brian Pulman B&W Competition  – Judge:- Stephen Dean

November 2019

Monthly Theme – Fruit

  • 4th-  Lecture by Roy Packer – Entries for Open Competition
  • 11th – (Monday) Venue TBA –  3 Way Matching competition – BPS, DVCC & Stocksbridge PS (fun night).
  • 18th – Open Competition – Judge:- Christine Hodgson – Entries for Architectural & Record Competition.
  • 25th – Prep/Selection of Prints for Darfield Museum Exhibition in Jan/Feb 2020 – Theme of ‘Spring’

December 2019

Monthly Theme – Christmas

  • 2nd – Architecture and Record Competition  – Judge:- Graham Gage
  • 9th – Monthly Themes – member’s short presentations and an explanation how they interpreted the monthly themes using digital images. – Review of Year- what worked what didn’t.
  • 16th – Social Evening and Presentation of 2019 Awards + “Little Gems – 3 of a kind” Competition.

Monthly Themes 2019

  • January – Winter Fun
  • February – Fur
  • March – Blooming
  • April – Easter
  • May – Rain
  • June – Light
  • July – Sunshine
  • August – Focus
  • September – Sunset
  • October – Tranquility
  • November – Fruit
  • December – Christmas