The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography.
On Thursday12th January the Club held its first Open PDI Competition of the year.
The competitions this year are to be competing at 3 levels known as Club, Intermediate and Advanced Levels.
The judge for this competition was Jeremy Malley-Smith who looked at all 87 images that had been entered in the 3 levels and gave his experienced comments on each.
The judge awarded top marks of 20points each to 2 images in all 3 levels and these were:
Advanced Level Competition
Early Morning Fieldfare by Blake Wardle Hard Life by Ian Walker
Intermediate Level Competition
Lone Tree at Buttermere by Mike Hesp BOF, Rust in Peace by Don Isherwood
Club Level Competition
Pulpit Rock by Jian Huang South Stack Lighthouse by Jian Huang
Welcome to the 2017 Bolton Camera Club Competition Year.
We start this year with a competion for both Prints and Pdi that were taken by members on our various days out during 2016.
The judge on this occassion was Nick Berentzen who admitted that his task was made difficult by such a high standard of entries.
There are two awards for this competition and they are
The David Farrell Trophy for Best PDI image taken on a Club Day Out
Winner Alan Bromiley
Canning Dock, Liverpool.
The Russell Trophy for Best Print image taken on a Club Day Out
Winner Phil Durkin
New Brighton Sea Defence
PDI Runners Up are
Got it Taped by Ken Bradley The Old Bridge, Dumfries by Alan Bromiley
Viking Bug by Paul Longden A wheel Photo by Ken Bradley
Print Runners Up are
Albert Dock,Liverpool by John Morris A Day at the Seaside bt Phil Durkin
To see how we fared in this competition please click here
On 14th August 2016, it is intended to arrange a Club Day Out to Carnforth for a photoshoot of Stock Car Racing.
The event is called "Monarch of the Marsh" with events for Unlimited Bangers, Ladies Bangers, Stock Cars, Ministox, and Senior Minis.
If you would like to come on what promises to be an exciting and fun day out, then enter your name in the Days Out Book at the club.
We have a Day Out to Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit planned for 7th May 2016. Any members wishing to go should enter their name in the book so we know who to expect. Meet at the club at 0845 for a 0900 departure.
To read the review and see all the scores from this print competition, please click here.
To read about the latest Bury battle and find out who won and to view the scores, please click here.