Programme 2016 to 2017  Download this programme as a PDF







Further information


1st September

Vote on Image of the Season 2015-2016.  Image of the summer and introduction by each member.

John Stratford Trophy Every member to submit one digital image and introduce themselves and their photograph.

Holmes Chapel Photographic Society is all about helping you, with your photography, whether you’ve just started or have been making photographs for years.  Our members range from young to old, and photograph just about anything from macro to landscape and everything in between.


The society meets every other Thursday in the room at the back of the library in the centre of Holmes Chapel from 8pm to 10pm, on the dates shown on the right.


We offer a range of activities from lectures, demonstrations, practical evenings and talks from a variety of guest speakers.


Holmes Chapel Photographic Society is a member of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union.  We run internal competitions throughout the season which are judged by accredited L&CPU judges, and we enter L&CPU competitions as a club and as individual members. 


Our group on flickr:-



Members can upload one image per day.



15th September

External speaker – Martin Allfrey – robotics Photography


29th September

Open competition - 3 digital and 3 prints per member. 

Entries deadline for 1st Open - Sunday 18th September (3 digital, 3 prints (matching digital files required)).  Judge: Cy Newton

10th October

Robertshaw Trophy - Blythe Bridge


13th October

Photoshop introduction Owen Lloyd

Basic concepts: layers, masks and channels, using a couple of worked examples.

27th October

Myanmar -Teresa McFarquhar


10th November

Colin Jarvis

Colin’s journey to achieving an MA in photography.


24th November

Richard Jackson

An hours presentation on astro photography

Great opportunity to look at telescopes, equipment and an astronomy ccd camera; and ask questions.

8th December

Knockout competition - 3 digital images per member

22nd December

Gadget Night and social evening

Members to bring along gadgets, gizmos, practical ideas, details of useful apps etc to share.

5th January 2017

Adrian McGarry – iphone, pixel painted art and collage


19th January

Open competition - 3 digital and 3 prints per member

Entries deadline for 2nd Open - Sunday 8th January (3 digital, 3 prints (matching digital files required)).  Judge:  Justin Garner

2nd February

Intentional Camera Movement discussion of techniques and demo. Owen Lloyd and Chris Davies


16th February

Alsager Battle - Holmes Chapel hosting

External judge - Nick Berentzen


Visit to local site to practice Intentional Camera Movement


2nd March

Knockout competition - Intentional Camera Movement and abstract - 3 digital and 3 prints per member


16th March

Karin Albinsson – Sahara documentary


30th March

Owen Lloyd – creative lighting. 

The gloves are off! (Well sort of).  No constraining theme to this one, but still using Speedlights and other cheap/readily available lighting to create compelling images on set.

13th April

Annual General Meeting


27th April

Open Competition - 3 digital and 3 prints per member

Entries deadline for 3rd Open - Sunday 16th April (3 digital, 3 prints (matching digital files required))    Judge: Brian Law

11th May

Table top Photography:

a practical with

Tremaine Cornish

Tremaine will provide the necessary items.

25th May

Annual review of images and Photographer of the Year Trophy presented.