Schedule

6 Towns Photographic Club, Stoke on Trent - Meet at 7.30pm on Wednesdays.

Schedule for October 2019  - September 2020. 6Towns Photographic Club. Photographic Club in Stoke on Trent.

 October 2019 - Theme is Low Light Photography. A mix of practical workshops.       
          
   2nd October    Low light portrait photography  Bob  
    Low-light portraits on location. We will be shooting in and around the Tunstall Shard area with model Princess Bee. more...    
           
   9th October  Street life - Neon signs  Brian  
        Photoshoot with model in the studio and shop signs  
           
   16th October  Evening shoot from city  Wayne  
       YMCA night shoot over the city  
           
   23rd October    Embrace your Shadows  Pete, Mike  
       Almost full moon this night. Weather permitting shadow photography in the landscape      
           
   30th October    Competition  Derek  
   Themed Competition "Metallic". Judge is Peter Cheetham. 
Competition rules and how to enter...
 
           
November -  Theme is Fire & Light. Drama in images with the use of fire and light.    
           
   6th November    Guest Speaker  Jas  
       John Morton will share his presentation Land of Myths, Legends & Adventures.      
           
   13th November    Light tube painted model  Judy  
       Courtyard shoot of a model lit behind by a light tube    
           
   20th November    Light Paint with Steel Wool and Fire & Lens Workshop  Brian  
       This meeting will be at H. Lehmann workshops ST4 5AA. No activity at Courtyard Studio this evening. An evening of two halves, swop activities at mid point.      
           
   27th November    Live musician - Local recording artist Kira Mac will be on stage for us  Bob  
      Bob has arranged for Kira Mac to sing live for us in the studio with a full light show.
Great opportunity to get fantastic images in a live stage show. more... 
   
           
December.        
           
   4th December    Festive Gathering + Close for Christmas & New Year Break  TBA  
      We will be gathering at a local Indian Restaurant for our Christmas meal.    
           
 February 2020 - Theme is Black & White Photography. Exploring different styles of black & White images.    
           
   5th February    Fun with black and white photography  Brian  
       Darkroom meets digital    
           
   12th February  MacroWorld - Macro photography with a fork in water  Wayne  
        A macro abstract creation that is both interesting and challenging    
           
   19th February  Dramatic Black And White Portraiture  Bob  
       Demonstration and practical supported by local model     
           
   26th February    Competition  Derek  
       Themed Competition "Traditional Pastimes". Judge to be advised. 
Competition rules and how to enter...
   
           
 March - Theme is Feelings. Practical workshops to help build mood and passion into your images.    
           
   4th March    Guest Speaker  Jas  
       Awaiting confirmation    
           
   11th March    Introspective  Pete  
       Explore introspective feelings such as "alone in thought"    
           
   18th March    Moody atmosphere  Louise  
       Period shoot at Ford Green Hall with Louise    
           
   25th March    Black and white or colour starlet  Derek  
       Practical black and white model session to demonstrate how colour and black and white can project different moods in portraiture    
           
 April - Theme is Victorian Period. Workshops to Recreate Victorian Period Image Style.        
           
   1st April    Social evening  Judy, Viv  
       Details to follow    
           
   8th April    Victorian flower arrangements  Wayne  
       Victorian flower arrangements in a vase    
           
   15th April    Still life & Vaseline  Louise  
       An old film technique to blur parts of your image    
           
   22nd April    Bathing costumes  Derek  
       Model shoot in the style of old black and white bathing scenes    
           
   29th April    Competition  Derek  
       Themed Competition "Vivid". Judge to be advised. 
Competition rules and how to enter...
   
     
May - Theme is Spring Time. Explore nature in close up.      
 

 

 

 

 
   6th May    Guest Speaker  Jas  
       Awaiting confirmation  
           
   13th May    Macro evening with some spring flowers  Dave  
       White Lilies      
           
   20th May    On location Workshop - Animal Magic  Matt  
       Foxes at Trentham    
           
   27th May    The Spring landscape  Brian  
       Shoot spring flowers and creepy crawlies in field, part macro close up practical    
           
 June - Theme is Filters. Explore how filters can dramatically change your image.    
           
   3rd June    Practical use of Graduated filters on location at Thornecliffe Bank  Wayne  
       Subject to the weather, we will  experiment with graduated filters for sunsets sun bursts     
           
   10th June    Long exposure black and white in landscape  Bob  
     

 Subject to the weather, we will  experiment with experiment with some 10 stop filters

   
           
   17th June    Water fall Knypersley Reservoir  Brian  
       ND filters for shooting the waterfall or overflow in the woods at Knypersley Reservoir    
           
   24th June    Competition  Derek  
       Themed Competition "Chaos". Judge to be advised. 
Competition rules and how to enter...
   
           
July - Theme is Reflections. Use reflections to your advantage.    
           
   1st July    Guest Speaker    
       Awaiting confirmation   Rob  
           
   8th July    Social evening  TBA  
       Details to be advised    
           
   15th July    Water, Lake or canal  Richard H  
       Reflections in water. Shoot reflections of narrow boats in the canal at Eturia locks     
           
   22nd July    Bokeh in the landscape    
       Use of wide apertures to create bokah and flares in photography   Pete  
           
   29th July    Model shoot using mirrors    
      Reflections in portraiture, how the use of mirrors  Bob  
           
August - Theme is Dreams, soft focus and dreamy images       
           
   5th August    Ambience  Wayne  
      Outdoor shoot at Westport lake to capture ambience of twilight in the landscape. sunset 7:24     
           
   12th August    1940's  Ricahrd, Matt  
       The1940's society in costume to join us on a location shoot    
           
   19th August    Cadburys Flake  Bob  
       On Location shoot with model to create a dreamy Cadbury's Flake style image    
           
   26th August    Competition  Derek  
       Themed Competition "Odd Jobs". Judge to be advised. 
Competition rules and how to enter...
   
           
 September - Theme is Liquids. Having fun with liquids.    
           
   2nd September    Guest Speaker  Jas  
       To be confirmed    
           
    9th September    Psychedelic  Brian  
       Psychedelic with coloured oil and water Coloured oil and water shoot     
           
   16th September    Soap bubble photography  Debbie  
      Macro or close ups of home made soap bubbles    
           
   23rd September    Milk and strawberry splash  Wayne  
                                    Looks easy but.. we explore fruit dropped into milk    
           
   30th September    AGM    
           


 


 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   

 

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