Author: ajroyle

The L&CPU Novice Cup 2019

Our entry for the third Novice Cup has now been processed and the prints are labelled and ready for presentation at the event on Sunday 20th October. Tickets are still available if you want to join the delegates at the venue in Eccles. Full details are here. The event has the aim of getting those who have not so far…

L&CPU Awards & Exhibition Opening: 6 July 2019

Leigh Spinners Mill is a fascinating place, the history of which is being saved from extinction by 50 volunteers. It houses still the two massive steam engines which always powered the mill. Named the “Mayor” and “Mayoress” they gleam, green and impressive at the base of the engine hall, a tribute to the dedication of the team of restorers. It…

Ian Beesley at Salt’s Mill

Ian Beesley is a documentary photographer with a long history of recording industry in the North. He is a really entertaining speaker who is both inspiring and very very funny. He often teams up with his friend Ian McMillan, the poet and radio presenter. The partnership have an exhibition presently on at Salt’s Mill at Saltaire, just north of Bradford.…

Portrait Competitions, 4 April 2019

There was much interesting debate a while back on our Forums about what constitutes a portrait. We never agreed, but I think the debate informed our indecision! For the purposes of our two portrait competitions this year we kept to adopting the Taylor-Wessing Portrait Prize definition of a portrait being about a person – a nice, open definition which permits…

The Print Annual 28 February 2019

Our judge this year was Rob Millin who holds almost every exhibition based distinction that exists, and to the highest level. He was very decisive, dealing quickly with each print; praise first, then a criticism, then a judgement. It fitted the situation perfectly. These were prints on their second outing, and our members choices from their year’s entries. Of course…

Romania: John Morton 29 November 2018

A relaxed style and a peppering of dry humour made John’s talk especially enjoyable. It was always bound to be interesting because we all know that he has an intimate knowledge of Romania, gleaned from numerous visits and inspired by a genuine love of the place. Haunted forest glades, the shock of bears rummaging in suburban rubbish, the inscrutable road…

Meeting 22 November 2018

Tonight’s meeting was particularly enjoyable in being relaxed and informal. With three or four table-top set ups everyone had the opportunity to turn their cameras on something! I am sure everyone learned a lot about their cameras and how they worked with flash and how a lighting set up can have a marked effect on the look of the image.…

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