Outings and Talks 2019

The Club is delighted to present its outings and talks programme for May to October 2019. This is just a summary. More details about timings, locations and activities on the day have been provided directly to members.

The talks at Cliffe Castle Museum are free and are open to the public. The other events are only for members and their family and friends. But if we have tempted you to join us, please get in touch.

Tour de Yorkshire: Men’s Race Stage 2 and Women’s Race Stage 1
Friday 3 May
Opportunities for some classic cycle race shots and plenty of crowd reactions. Barnsley to Bedale including Bramhope, Cote de Lindley, Parliament Street sprint (Harrogate).

Striving for better photographs
Sunday 5 May, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
Photography as a hobby can be both challenging and very rewarding. This talk by Geoff Smith ARPS gives an insight into why that is, how you might meet the challenge and what may make a picture better.

Tour de Yorkshire: Men’s Race Stage 4
Sunday 5 May
Further opportunities for race shots and crowd reactions. Halifax to Leeds including Cote de Goose Eye, Skipton, Cote de Barden Moor, Kilnsey Crag sprint, Cote de Greenhow Hill, Blubberhouses, Otley, Cote de Otley Chevin, Tinshill Lane sprint (Cookridge), Kirkstall, Leeds.

Powerful portrait photos
Sunday 12 May, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
All great portraits, whether with natural light or studio lighting, depend on the photographer’s ability to use the light and pose the subject. This is true despite advances in technology. This talk by Richard Spurdens EFIAP/p, DPAGB takes you through the basic principles of setting up, lighting and creating powerful portraits.

Starting out in photography
Saturday 18 May, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
This talk by Marion Payne is about how joining a camera club can inspired your photography in so many different ways, not least in venturing away from purely auto settings. It’s a challenging, worthwhile and ongoing experience. But first and foremost it’s about enjoying yourself.

Battle re-enactment
Sunday 19 May
Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens, Barnsley
British and French troops gather with horses and infantry and engage in a skirmish. Check Hall website.

Low Light at Granary Wharf
Wednesday 22 May
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Leeds
Peter Wilson leads our low light experience around the old canal quaysides of Leeds which have found a modern lease of life. He offers tips on what to shoot and how.

Sharp and soft: understanding focus in photography
Saturday 25 May, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
How do you get everything in your photo sharp from the foreground to the far distance? How can you deliberately blur things? This talk by Peter Farmer LRPS explains how to vary your focus and decide what focal results you want.

Steam power
Sunday 26 May
Bancroft Mill Engine Trust, Barnoldswick
Photograph the magnificent mill engine in steam. With its two cylinders and 16 foot flywheel it generated over 600 horsepower and originally drove 1,250 looms.

Inspire yourself with a photo project: bird photography
Saturday 1 June, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
Have you got all the gear but lost your way? This talk by Larry James CPAGB shows how you can combine your photography with other hobbies, interests or passions to develop projects and unlock your mojo.

Bempton and Flamborough Head
Friday 7 June
RSPB Visitor Centre, Bempton
Photograph the gannets, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, herring gulls, fulmars and shags plus the delightful puffins. In the afternoon we move down to Flamborough where we can explore the spectacular views from the cliffs and the two lighthouses.

All in the mind: blending photos for creative results
Saturday 15 June, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
Photography doesn’t have to stop at what you see in the view-finder. Imagination and technical wizardry can produce images that are whacky, surreal or plain creepy. This talk by Tim Sawyer AFIAP, CPAGB and Sharon Sawyer CPAGB will introduce you to the wonderful world of creative results.

Exploring Grassington meadows
Sunday 16 June
Alison Tetley leads a pleasant 3 mile walk partly alongside the River Wharfe, taking in meadows, pastures and woodland, and with wonderful views of Wharfedale. Unleash your macro lenses with opportunities to photograph a very wide range of wildflowers and grasses.

Ladies’ Day at the Races
Thursday 20 June
Ripon Racecourse
A glorious afternoon of colourful racing at Ripon’s ‘garden’ course plus a touch of glitz and glamour with competitions for Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat.

Decisions – means to an end: a look at the critical choices
Saturday 22 June, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
Images that have impact and touch the emotions depend on critical choices about many factors including location, timing, composition, exposure, lighting and focus. This talk by Stuart and Judy Parker tries to guide you through the maze.

Harness racing
Sunday 23 June
Peel Park, Hellifield
Thrills and spills with handicap, heats & finals.

Shooting landscapes
Sunday 30 June, noon for up to 90 minutes
Cliffe Castle Museum,Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH
With a national park on our doorstep and regular travel abroad, we have wonderful scenery all around. So why are we sometimes disappointed with the photos we produce? This talk by Phil Reeds CPAGB gives you pointers and techniques for better landscape shots.

Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure
Wednesday 10 July
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster
Great opportunities to photograph polar bears, giraffe, rhinos, tigers, leopards, lions and baboons without going to Africa or the North Pole. Get in the enclosures with wallabies, lemurs and monkeys.

Adel Dam
Tuesday 16 July
Golden Acre Park, Leeds
At the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s little known reserve beyond Golden Acre Park, we invite you to watch for wildlife from the hides at the dam, hoping to see kingfishers, mandarin ducks and dragonflies, red kites and perhaps sparrow hawks.

Quarry and Limestone pavements
Tuesday 23 July
Ribblehead Quarry
Alison Tetley helps us explore photo opportunities at the ancient quarry and surrounding area including landscapes, limestone pavements and wild flowers. We may also view a steam locomotive heading North over the viaduct.

Tough Mudder Yorkshire
Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July
Broughton Hall, Skipton
A few thousand mudders, 10 miles and 20 plus obstacles, lots of mud, and all in an otherwise very beautiful location. A recipe for photographic fun.

Sporting Scenes
Any time during August
Take six photos of sport being played at times and places to suit you. Perhaps several shots of the same sport – even the same match – or shots of different sports. Bring out the flavour and excitement of the sport.

Skipton Horse Trials
Saturday 3 August
Funkirk Farm, Skipton
Includes the same horse riding disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country as the Three Day Events at the Olympics, Badminton and Burghley.

Ingleborough Cave and Rock Formations
Saturday 10 August
This exciting visit starts with a tour inside the cave with local guides for about 30 minutes. After that we are free to photograph inside at our leisure.

Hoffman Kiln and Stainforth Force
Saturday 17 August
Nic Robinson and Marion Payne lead us from an amazing example of industrial heritage to the pretty village of Stainforth and its impressive falls.

Modern Architecture Trail in Leeds
Sunday 18 August
We visit the outside of four modern buildings in the university area of Leeds – starting at the Laidlaw Library, then Broadcasting Place, the Rose Bowl and the First Direct Arena. After a meal we visit the same sites at dusk for an alternative shoot.

Kirklees Light Railway
Tuesday 20 August
Clayton West Station
John Slack introduces us to Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Locomotives.

Top of the Locks
Saturday 24 August
Bingley Five Rise Locks
A visit to one of the marvels of the canal system. See boats in the famous five staircase locks. A mile downstream from the Five Rise are the Three Rise Locks.

Sunset at Almscliffe Crag
Tuesday 3 September
We aim to shoot beautiful lower Wharfedale from this rocky point as the sun sets.

Autumn in the Himalayas
Wednesday 9 October
Himalayan Garden, Grewelthorpe
Peter and Chris Farmer invite you to capture the rich colours and reflections of Autumn in 45 acres of stunning gardens, woodland and lakes with 70 contemporary sculptures.

Skipton Castle Woods
Sunday 20 October
Springs Branch Canal Towpath, Skipton
Mike Barnes helps us capture the impressive castle walls and autumn colours, viewing the woods and streams in evening light.