Welcome to the 2022 club progamme

If you have any enquiries at all, please don’t hesitate to message any of the committee.

JANUARY 2022

10th January - Using Lighting in your Portrait Photography

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill Club (Roundhill Rd, Castleford WF10 5AE) at 7pm

On our first meeting in 2022 I (David Hartley) will be doing a presentation to explain the use of lighting techniques in your photography. I will be explaining different styles of lighting and how they can be used in your photography. This will also be a practical demonstration which will also give you the chance to try out these techniques yourself.
Make sure you bring your cameras and also laptops if you would like to edit or help editing on the evening.
Costs.
Your Annual memberships are now available, if you are a current member, please renew your memberships when possible.
The membership for 2022 is £35 which includes a FREE CCC Polo Shirt if you want one. (to be ordered)
The standard weekly subs are
£1 for members
£2 for Non Members
Non Members are always welcome, so come along and develop your photography
Non-Members always welcome
Members of CCC: £5
Non-Members: £8

17th January - Posing Workshop with Stephanie Thornton

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill Club (Roundhill Rd, Castleford WF10 5AE) at 7pm

Stephanie Thornton is a Fine art photographer and owner of Wildberry Photography.
On this evening Stephanie will be showing us how to get the best out of our models, by using different techniques, so that we will all be able to get unique images.
Non-Members always welcome
Members – £1 – (Weekly Subs)
Non Members – £5

31st January - Beginners Workshop

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill Club (Roundhill Rd, Castleford WF10 5AE) 7pm

we are hosting one of our beginner workshops on the 31st January. so anyone looking to take up photography and wants to learn and have the opportunity to take fabulous photos with us, you need to come along and see us. Maybe you received a brand new camera for Christmas, if you did and would like to know how to get the best out if it then come along and see us.
we have regular model night, regular talks and offer tuition and help throughout the year, not just with your camera but also with post production too in photoshop/lightroom
this event is totally FREE to everyone,
looking forward to seeing you there
Non Members always welcome 🙂
Costs are:-
FREE For Everyone
beginners workshop flyer

FEBRUARY 2022

7th February - Finding Your Own Story by Janey Lazenby

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill Club (Roundhill Rd, Castleford WF10 5AE) 7pm

Janey Lazenby over the last decade has become an acclaimxd photographer in the fine art and animal photographer genres, gaining awards and distinctions along the way in multiple photography organisations.
Janey is joining us tonight presenting her “finding your own story” talk.
Im sure this will be an amazing presentation no matter what level of photography you are at.
Non Members always welcome 🙂
Costs are:-
Members of CCC £5
Non-Members £8

14th February - A night at Millenium Bridge

We will be meeting up at The Millenium Bridge in castleford for an evening of night photography.

This is a free event & advice and help will be given to those that need it.

Non members welcome as always.

14th February - A night at Millenium Bridge

We will be meeting up at The Millenium Bridge in castleford for an evening of night photography.

This is a free event & advice and help will be given to those that need it.

Non members welcome as always.

21st February - Photo Feedback & YPU Competition Review Night

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill at 7pm

Tonights camera club meeting is all about feedback on our pictures and also a time to  submit your photos into the YPU competition.

IMPORTANT!  If you are wanting to submit an image into the YPU 2022 Annual Competition this is the only evening we will be accepting images, so it is important to come along. 

Non members welcome as always.

Normal weekly subs apply

28th February - Model night with The Bard

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

The Bard AKA Ciaron Davies will be joining us as a barbarian.

This is set to be a fantastic night of portrait photography, for everyone. Lighting will be supplied. Help will be given to anyone that needs it

Non members welcome as always.

Prices 

Members £5

Non-Members £8

March 2022

7th March - AGM

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

This is your chance as a member to have input your ideas and feelings about the club and how it is running.

Members Only – No fees

14th March - Life as a sports photographer - John Early

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill Club at 7pm

CCC are proud to welcome John Early to the club to give us a talk about life as a Sports Photographer. John has been club photographer for West Yorkshire football team Huddersfield Town for 12 years, running a small team of young photographers who have all gone on to work for the biggest sports agencies at events as big as the Olympics and the World Cup.
John Early studied and taught photography at Bradford University and started a PhD but had to stop when Huddersfield made the Premier League.
With a large background as a professional photographer across diverse sports, events, weddings and in the studio; John is able to provide us with lots of advice and thoughts on gear, working for agencies, running a business, what to charge and how to get started.
Prices
£3 Members
£5 Non Members

21st March - A walk through Lightroom - My workflow by David Hartley, A breif look at Photoshop, Affinity Photo & Gimp

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

If you struggle getting to grips with Adobe Lightroom, then this walk through and workflow will help you understand how lightroom works and help you understand the cataloging process. We will then move onto Photoshop, Affinity Photo & Gimp. These cover all bases needed when it comes to editing your photos.

See the below links to the software below

Adobe Photoshop /Lightroom – Click Here

Affinity Photo – Click Here

Gimp – Click Here

Prices

Members £1

Non-Members £2

28th March - Internal Club Competition

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

Competition 1 of 4 

We will be joined by a judge (still to be confirmed) who will score your images entered into our quarterly internal competition. The judge will score and critique images entered with 1 overall winner for the evening, with 2nd, 3rd and commended placings and scores.

Scores will be added up over the course of the year to have a final placement of 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in the December presentation.

See the rules and requirements here

Good Luck!

Prices

Members £1

No members £2

April 2022

4th April - Photographing Flowers in Water

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

This will be a night to get your creative juices flowing. We will be using flowers in tanks of water along with splashes of colour from food colourings to finish up with a slightly surreal abstract image of a flower with a slash of colour around it.

As usual we will be on hand to help you along through the whole process and also editing the image with you if you bring  your laptop with you.

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

flower in coloured water

11th April 2022 - Back To Basics

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

Back To Basics Evening – In this back to basics evening we will be exploring your cameras shutter speed. This will consist of a short demonstration and quickly moving on to some practical objectives which will show you how you can use your shutter speed creatively and effectively in your photography.

Prices

Members £1

No members £2

18th April 2022 - Outdoor Meeting

We will be meeting up at TBA

As it is Easter Monday (Bank Holiday) we will be having an outdoor meeting.

Prices

Members – Free

No members – Free

25th April 2022 - Video Presentation by Sue Berry

We will be meeting up at the Roundhill club at 7pm 

Sue Berry – Capturing the feelings that lie beneath the surface

This presentation by Sue Berry will sure be a great evening for all, it will be presented to us on a DVD format on the big screen projector

Prices

Members – £1

Non members – £2

May 2022

2nd May 2022 - Outdoor Meeting

We will be meeting up at TBA

As it is Bank Holiday Monday  we will be having an outdoor meeting.

Prices

Members – Free

Non members – Free

9th May 2022 - Screw City

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

Screw City – In this practical evening is sure to get your creative and artistic juices flowing! You will be creating a city scene using nuts, bolts, washers and screws or any other object that takes your fancy. we will provide a selection of items for use but please feel free to bring a batch yourself to share around the group.

The backdrops and lighting will play an important role in your finished image and we can hep you with this on the evening. there are no special lenses required.

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

nuts and boltsmake a ccity scene

16th May 2022 - How to prepare an image for exporting.

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

This will be a great evening for anyone who struggles when it comes to resizing & exporting images for differing purposes.  We will demonstrate how to resize your files and also what format types are and also how to actually export your images to the correct or best format for its purpose.

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

23rd May 2022 - Back To Basics

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

Back To Basics Evening – In this back to basics evening we will be learning aspects of your aperture and depth of field. This will consist of a short demonstration and quickly moving on to some practical objectives which will show you how you can use your aperture creatively and effectively in your photography.

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

30th May 2022 Hi-Fashion Shoot with Benjie Kusita

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill Club (Roundhill Rd, Castleford WF10 5AE) 7pm

Benjie Kusita will be modelling for us with a statement 16th century ship style head dress with a high fashion make up style.
Benjie Kusita is also a professional Make Up Artist and creative director.
This is going to be an amazing event for us all and a chance to put into practice the posing and lighting techniques you have learned over the past couple of weeks.
Costs are:-
Members of CCC £5
Non-Members £8
benjie kusita model

June 2022

6th June 2022 - 2nd Internal Club Competition

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

Competition 2 of 4 

We will be joined by a judge (to be confirmed) who will score your images entered into our quarterly internal competition. The judge will score and critique images entered with 1 overall winner for the evening, with 2nd, 3rd and commended placings and scores.

Scores will be added up over the course of the year to have a final placement of 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in the December presentation.

See the rules and requirements here

Good Luck!

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

13th June - Water Drop Photography

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

This is a super fun technique to try out and gives some awesome abstract & colourful results. We will be using glue sticks, coloured lights and water to create little pieces of art.

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

20th June - Andy lovell's little monsters

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

This will be an evening which involves photographing Andy Lovells little monsters, you will  be up close and personal with lizards and spiders. It may not be the best event for you if you are petrified of spiders, but you will be in safe hands and you wont need to touch them.

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

27th June - Back To basics - White Balance and Drive Modes

We will be meeting up at The roundhill club at 7pm

Back To Basics

We will be looking at white balance and ways you can use this bot practically and creatively in your photography. in the second half of this evening we will also be going over your camera’s different drive modes as this sometimes gets confused with other features within your camera, but this plays an important role in you photography

Prices

Members £1

Non members £2

4 Towns Inter-Club Competition

We will be meeting up at Pontefract Camera Club 

4 Towns Inter-club Competition

Pontefract are hosting this years 4 Towns Inter-Club Competition in Pontefract.

We would love to see as many of our members their to support Castleford Camera Club in this competition.

The evening starts at 7pm

The Carleton Grange Community Centre

Carleton Rd

Pontefract

WF8 3RJ

JULY 2022

Monday 4th July - "How To" use gels in your photography

We will be meeting up at the Roundhill Club at 7pm 

In this “How To” Evening we will be looking at how you can use gels creatively and effectively in your photography.  This is a hands on evening and you will need yor cameras and if you have any gel kits with your flash guns please bring  those along too.

Prices

Members £1

Non Members £2

Flash Gels

Monday 11th July - Photographing Smoke

We will be meeting up at the Roundhill Club at 7pm

This is a practical evening where we will be photographing smoke, smoke can be from a lit match or  incense sticks or any other burning object, by using a various techniques you can achieve different effect within your photography. This is a practical even and your cameras ans tripods will be needed. If you have any candles, matches or incense sticks available, please bring them along

The evening starts at 7pm

Members £1

Non Members £2

Monday 17th July - Model Night with HillBilly Blanco

We will be meeting up at Castleford 4×4 Centre (Behind The Griffin Pub Lock Lane) 

This will be an excellent model evening with HillBilly Blanco and his Army Jeep

The evening starts at 7pm

Members £TBA

Non Members TBA

Monday 25th July - Abstract Refraction Photography

We will be meeting up at The Roundhill Club

This is a practical evening where we will be photographing abstract refraction’s.  You will need your cameras and tripods

The evening starts at 7pm

Members £1

Non Members £2