PROGRAMME October 2020 - May 2021

Generously supported by

The Leyburn Bolton Arms

Due to the coronavirus, communication will currently take place via email and meetings via Skype on Mondays, 7.15 for 7.30pm.

This replaces our usual meetings at The Leyburn Bolton Arms.

For information about competition rules, see our Competitions page.


12 October 2020

Welcome and Members’ Show & Tell.

Please send 6 of your digital images to Paul Taylor by the deadline of Friday 9 October.

17 October (Saturday)

natural history outing – cancelled, given the circumstances

19 October

Presentation by Mark Ashcroft on astro-photography

26 October

Presentation by Neil Wilmore on natural history

2 November

cancelled, given the circumstances

9 November

Presentation by John Clare – photography in album covers

Hand-in for “Open” competition

16 November

Test out of Zoom meeting facilities and announcement of club awards from last season.

23 November

“Open” Competition results – The judge’s verdict (David Boath)

30 November

NYSDPA Silver Salver results – Find out who’s top in the region!

7 December

will now be a committee meeting to confirm the rest of the year’s programme

14 December

PRESENTATION Glenys Garnett – fine art inspiration and techniques

21 December

Yuletide Social and PDI Secret Santa.

The programme for the rest of the season is subject to change based on the latest COVID situation.

11 January 2021

NYSDPA Inter-club Competition results – Find out who’s top in the region! – Spoiler alert, it’s Mark. For 18 January – send abstract pictures to Paul – 6 dpi’s maximum.

18 January

You are the judge! – Informal competition of “Abstract” DPIs Hand-in for “Movement” competition – 6 dpis maximum

25 January

PRESENTATION Charlotte Graham – award winning and widely published photographer presents her images of people from the region

“Pictures on Permajet” – a talk by Irene Froy MPAGB EFIAP HonPAGB.  It covers images from Holland, Portugal, France and England.  The talk is narrated by Irene as she shows landscapes, flowers, and buildings, inside and out.  There is mist, frost and some colourful images too.  I am sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

1 February

“Movement” competition results  – The judge’s verdict (Miles Langthorne)

8 February

Fine art photography – a practical how-to session with Christine Carr Send DPI’s to Paul for next weeks competition.  No time limit on photos, any subject,maximum 6 photos.

15 February

DPI Knockout – rapid-fire fun in photographic head-to-head Hand-in for “Dramatic Weather” competition

22 February

PRESENTATION Guy Carpenter – well known and much admired photographer shares his love of reporting life in the Dales Guy is unable to make this event now – changes to be decided.

1 March

“Dramatic Weather” competition results – The judge’s verdict (Colin Hugill)

8 March

Updated. Share ideas.  Club members share ideas on techniques, styles, equipment etc. that they think others may be interested in.

13 March (Saturday)

updated:  possible outing to Foxglove Covert.

15 March

Workflows revealed – members share their techniques for getting results

22 March

PRESENTATION Guy and Paula Davies – guest presentation of photography, including a review of Permajet printing paper Hand-in for Annual Competition – 6 PDI’s maximum only.

29 March

Equipment demo – a hands-on look at the Phase One XT camera system, which marries medium format sensors with Rodenstock optics, from photography specialists Teamwork Digital

12 April

Annual Competition results – The judge’s verdict (Stephen Fowler)

19 April

Foxglove Covert follow up

26 April

tba Sunset Landscape – an outdoors practical session

10 May

Sunset Landscape follow up session & Annual General Meeting – this maybe online or live dependent on COVID restrictions.

17 May

Annual Awards Dinner – to be announced dependent on COVID restrictions.