Author: Andy

Happy Birthday!

Buckley Camera Club has just passed it 3rd Birthday celebrating with a fun photo themed quiz night hosted by member Mark Newman. We would like to thank all our members both past and present for making our club as successful as it is and it's continued growth. We would also like to thank  Buckley Working Mens Club for its continued support and use of facilities to host our meetings. The club has recently undertaken refurbishment works including new decor and carpet to the ground floor improving its excellent facilites even further. We have had a great start to the season with excellent talks from the speakers who have visited us and superb competition entries where the newer members have done brilliantly. 

New Season

Wednesday 4th September saw us open the doors on our 4th season. We once again welcomed a handful of new members at the start of the season, we have plenty of room for more of course. We have this season put together a full and varied program of events to entertain the members and guests who join us each week. We are fortunate that our club meeting room is about to undergo a refurbishment in the next few weeks making it even more warming and welcoming as ever. With our membership steadily growing we would love to see you come and join us to see what we have to offer. 

Summer season almost over

The summer seasonis almost over with the new 2019 - 2020 season starting first week of September.  Over the summer months members have been out there snapping away at various events and locations around the county and beyond no doubt using many of the new found skills gained from being a member at Buckley Camera Club. We are now meeting weekly back at the working mens club every wednesday evening where we have welcomed a few new members to the group. If you like the photographs we take why not come along and iimprove you photography skills. We look forward to seeing you. 

Buckley Camera Club are having a busy summer season, members are out and about on group meetings making the post of the summer light to create wondeful images. We have also been promoting the club at various local events, the most recent being Buckley Cricket Clubs beach party and Hanson Cement open day. We will also be out and about around Buckley during the jubilee, give us a wave if you would like your picture taken!!

End of season review

Buckley Camera Club have just completed our third season since being formed in 2016. A season filled with fun, laughter and a lot of incredible talent from our guest speakers who have imparted their extensive knowledge upon our members. This season saw the competitions in the club keenly contested with most members entering all competitions. In our projected image league 3rd place was Richard Hipwell, 2nd place Mark Newman and winner Peter Williams. Printed image league 3rd place Richard Hipwell, 2nd place Peter Williams and winner Steve Anders. Photographer of the year strongly contested with Richard Hipwell finishing in 3rd place, runner up Steve Anders and our Champion Peter Williams. Congratulations to all. 

Congratulations

Congratulations go to all our members who entered our first competition of the new season entitled Flora and Fauna. We had our largest entry to date which made a for a very strong competition. Mr Peter Williams came out on top in the digital images with his image entitled “The Red Kite” and over in the printed section Mr Steve Anders scored top marks for his image “Don’t sit down”. Our newer members who entrered a competition for the very first time had a very strong slection of images and featured very highly in the results. The weeks and months of teaching and mentoring we have put in are starting to pay off which is great news for the club and its members. 

The summer season has drawn to a close with the new 2018 – 2019 season starting in earnest on Wednesday 5th September. We have compiled a packed season of competitions, tuition, lectures and guest speakers so there is something for everyone. Take a look at our syllabus to see what we have on offer.

Summer season

At Buckley Camera Club we meet all year round, our summer season is a little less formal than the main season (September to April). We welcome guests and potential members to come and join us for an evening or two completely free of charge to see what we do. With a mix of indoor and outdoor activities there is always something new to learn. Post production of images in the computer using one of the many software’s available enables you to take your photography to new territory, we offer tuition to members on this subject extensively during the summer season.  The subjects for our 2018 – 2018 competition have been set and can be found on the competitions page. 

End of season Honors

This seasons presentation evening saw Andy Lewis crowned Buckley Camera Club’s Club Photographer Of The Year. Other notable winners included Steve Anders picking up 7 first prize certificates and the runner up in the club photographer of the year with Tony Stores Finishing in 3rd place. Peter Lancaster, Thomas Leach, Tony Stores, Sue Harris and Margaret Jones also received first prize certificates for category wins during the season. This was BCC’s first competition season since opening it’s doors back in November 2016. For a new club the standard of thee work has been tremendous and we look forward to entering competitions in the wider photographic community during the 2018 – 2019 season.

Competition season draws to a close

Last evening welcomed Mr Kevin Hirst to officiate over our final competition of the season. This was our first competition season since we opened our doors in November 2016. The standard of images for our first season has been truly remarkable with most of the judges encouraging us to enter into multi-club competitions and salons. Congratulations to every single member that entered this year.