Wednesday 26 July, the old abattoir before demolition, Castle Ings Road, access from 6.30pm. Disclaimer emailed to members to be signed before access allowed. Allow extra time as no parking at hand.


Summer programme May to July
These dates are weather permitting so look out for weekly details on our home page of our whereabouts at locations throughout the district.

MAY 2017
31 May 2017: The fun of the fair, Harrogate Stray, 7.30pm. Bring tripods.

JUNE 2017
7 June 2017: Staveley nature reserve between Boroughbridge and Knaresborough, 7.30pm

Autumn and winter programme 2017-2018 (indoors)

  • Wednesday 27 September: enrolment and programme overview

  • Wednesday 4 October: club talk – How to enter and win competitions
  • Wednesday 11 October: practical evening – Looking at filters; what they are, what they do and how to use them

    Submission date for open contest
  • Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October: outdoors practical at Knaresborough Castle Use your filters in earnest
  • Wednesday 18 October: guest speaker TBC
  • Wednesday 25 Open competition: judge TBC

  • Wednesday 1 November: digital techniques – Textures, borders, frames, diptychs and triptychs
  • Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November: outdoors practical at Brimham Rocks – Use your landscape photography skills
  • Wednesday 8 November: club talk practical review evening  Presenting and discussing work from the Knaresborough Castle and Brimham Rocks practical sessions
  • Wednesday 15 November: practical –  Still life tabletop photography

    Submission date for mono competition
  • Wednesday 22 November: guest speaker Giles Rocholl – Press and PR photography
  • Wednesday 29 November: mono competition judged by Alison Raven

  • Wednesday 6 December: Let's go light painting  Light painting, general night photography and Christmas lights
  • Wednesday 13 December: club talk – Practical review evening presenting and discussing the results of the tabletop top and night photography practical sessions

  • Wednesday 24 January: club talk – Six of the best action and sport images
  • Saturday 27 and Sunday 28: outdoors practical  Outdoor portrait session with model and outdoor lighting 
  • Wednesday 31 January: practical indoor portrait session  – Working with a model and studio lighting with Steve Howdle and Stephanie Thornton

  • Wednesday 7 February: practical review evening – Presenting and discussing results from the outdoor and indoor portrait practical sessions

    Submission date for action competition submission
  • Wednesday 14 February: digital processing session – Software and techniques and portrait editing demonstration
  • Wednesday 21 February: action competition judged by Ian Wray
  • Wednesday 28 February: open practical evening taking –  Suggestions from club members

  • Wednesday 7 March: mini lectures Presentations from club members
  • Wednesday 14 March: portrait competition judged by Paula Beaumont
  • Wednesday 21 March: guest speaker Kathryn WiddowsonThe business of photography
  • Wednesday 28 March: final competition of the season – Best of the best. Winners from the year go head to head. Judged by Richard Egan

APRIL 2018
  • Wednesday 4 April: AGM – the opportunity to voice your opinions on the year.

NOTE: GUEST SPEAKERSplease click here for guidance notes.