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  • Wakefield March Artwalk
    Wakefield Camera Club was proud to take part in Wakefield Artwalk’s second event of the year on Wednesday. The Artwalk Community, is a non funded, thriving group of Wakefield based artists who have planned six open house evening events in and around the city this year. Camera Club members’ had the chance to display and …

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  • What can you make of these?
    Members had a chance to show their hand at editing on Monday evening. A selection of ‘straight out of the camera files had been circulated. Choice of software was down to the individual; images could be manipulated on a phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Results were shared and some live editing was also carried out.
  • Club Photographer of the Year – Round 1
    Our Club Photographer of the Year competition consists of four rounds. Each round is split into two parts; Print and Digital. Entries are scored and the photographer with the highest number of points becomes Wakefield Camera Club Photographer of the Year. Grahame Gage from Leeds was our judge for this ‘Open’ round. April’s competition will …

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  • Wakefield’s Winterwatch Contributor
    BBC Winterwatch was recently enriched by member Tim Jonas’ contribution to the programme. Tim is an enthusiastic and innovative macro photographer, who specializes in insects no bigger than a pinhead. Tim says, ‘You’d be forgiven for thinking that the winter months should be a quiet period for a macro photographer, but this is one my …

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  • We welcome the Royal Photographic Society
    On Saturday 9 March we are welcoming the Yorkshire Branch of the Royal Photographic Society to our Brookhouse clubroom, for their annual Members’ Day. There will be three presentations. Sally Sallett ARPS CPAGB AFIAP BPE3 Sally will share her experiences with some process and techniques involved in creating AI showing some great skills and what …

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  • A Night at the Studio
    John Gardner once again opened the doors of his studio for a Wakefield Camera Club evening shoot. Monia was our model and proved exceptionally versatile. As a talented dressmaker, Monia brought a terrific collection of fashion items, gowns and period costumes. John varied the lighting which included very low key with strong side-lighting. This can …

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  • Artwalk
    Wakefield Camera Club was proud to be part of the first 2024 Artwalk, held at the end of January. Wakefield has a growing community of artists who organise this event. Contributors display their crafts at various locations throughout the city. Our stand which displayed member’s prints and cards, was visited by around 90 people. We …

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  • Making a Splash!
    Members enjoyed a workshop with a difference recently when they had the chance to shoot water droplets as they hit the surface of a coloured pool of water. Lighting was from a constant source, so camera set up skills were important to ensure the high shutter speeds required. The four images below started life as …

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  • Back at Brookhouse for our 2024 Programme
    If you’re wondering about what Wakefield Camera Club can offer you, why not come along for a taster with our brand new 2024 programme. This year we’re having more talks, seven internal competitions and clashes with other clubs too. We are running practical workshops, studio model shoots, outings and trips too. If you’re interested in …

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  • Our Very Own Oscars!
    Well ok, it’s our Awards Evening I’m talking about here. Held every year, it is a celebration of our terrific photographers and their splendid photography. Over the course of the year the club holds four rounds of our Club Photographer Competition. Each round is split into a print and digital section. A tally of points …

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  • President’s Evening
    It is traditional for Wakefield Camera Club’s President to organise a special evening of their choice. For Peter Wells, our President for the last three years, this was to be his last such occasion. So this year, Peter had invited Marilyn Roberts, a significant and popular Yorkshire photographer to come and give a talk. Marilyn …

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  • The Whitley Bay Wanderers
    Our camera club trips have proved popular and included stays in Wales and Northumberland. This October, Sara, organised a three day visit to Whitley Bay where there was the opportunity to carry out coastal photography. Also on the itinerary was a visit to Tynemouth Priory, Seaton Delavel and Beamish. Early starts (for some) and plenty …

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  • Club Photographer – Round 4 Judging
    Last Monday Christine Hartley judged the final round of our Club Photographer Competition. This consists of four rounds; two of which are ‘Open’ with other two being themed. Round 4 was themed with Portraits being the subject. Our judge had 16 print entries and 24 DPIs to consider. Christine gave a thorough evaluation of each …

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  • All Settled
    Four clubs representing the four Ridings of Yorkshire battled it out on Monday at Brookhouse for the Settle Trophy. Each club entered 8 prints and 8 DPIs. Brian Crossland, a well respected YPU judge, had the task of scoring the images from the competitors; Doncaster, Pocklington, Selby and hosts, Wakefield. Judging started with the prints …

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  • Tripod Taming in Town…
    Preview in new tab … well actually it was in Leeds, so a city then. Anyway, last week some of our members headed into this great metropolis, for an evening shoot. With a group of experienced members and a few of our recent recruits, this was a great opportiunity to chat and support one another …

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  • Sara’s Scottish Success!
    Sara Cremer loves nothing more than taking in Scotland’s wonderful land an seascapes. So much so, that she has repeatedly entered the prestigious annual Scottish Landscape Photographerof the Year. Success has eluded her – until this year when her monochrome image of Bass Rock was not only accepted but commended and given a full page …

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  • Maurice Biglin Judged
    On Monday evening, Wakefield Camera Club welcomed back our friend and former member Sally Sallett, to judge the 2023 Maurice Biglin competition. A good selection of images meant that judging was not straightforward. However, as a previous winner of this contest, Sally provided expert advice on the do’s and dont’s of plant photography. Even for …

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  • Tackling a New Project
    Recently Wakefield Camera Club has been approached by Sandal Rugby Club, who have refurbished a club room. They are keen to hang images taken in and around Wakefield. At a successful meeting with representatives from Sandal, we agreed to ask our members to submit their favourte local shots. The rugby club will then make their …

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  • What we’ve been up to recently!
    Our club is now two weeks into it’s exciting autumn programme. We started of with an evening where members shared their work from the summer break. These evenings are always fascinating as it’s a chance to have a sneak peak at both experimental, work in progress aswell as finished images. This evening was no different, …

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  • We’re Back at Brookhouse
    After the summer break, our autumn programme begins on Monday 4th September, with an evening devoted to members sharing recent work. This will be an informal session where our photographers bring along a few of their images. It is a great opporttunity to explain how pictures have been created, as well as constructive comments and …

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  • It’s Wildflower Time!
    Many of our members have been spending time during the summer break, preparing for our wildflower photography competition to be held on Monday 18th September. This competition, which is run annually, is named after Maurice Biglin a past president of Wakefield Camera Club. Maurice was a keen wildflower photographer, so to commemorate his passion, this …

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  • Our Annual Exhibition
    Show casing our talented members, the Wakefield Camera Club Annual Exhibition opened in the Ridings Shopping Centre on Monday morning. Fifty prints, including portraits, landscapes and natural history subjects are on display until Saturday 19th August. Each day our photographers will be on hand for a chat. Peter Wells (Club President) said that, ‘There has …

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  • Our Exhibition Preparations
    Our Ridings Shopping Centre Exhibition opens on Monday 14th August at 09:00. Neil and his team of exhibitionists (or should it be exhibitioneers?) spent the evening at our Brookhouse Club base making the final preparations. Fifteen of our members worked tirelessly, preparing 50 prints which will be hung on display stands. This involved naming individual …

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  • Young Photographers
    Wakefield Camera Club is keen to welcome new members, and in particular youngsters. We have recently introduced a trophy for these shooters. Members are increasingly using mobile phones for their photography, so you don’t need an expensive camera to join in the fun! Why not come along and see what we’re all about.