New technical information available

Following a couple of suggestions from members, the “Techniques” page on the web site has been updated. This includes: – additional information about colour and colour calibration. – reorganisation of the “Recommended Photographers” section to include links to the videos of Thomas Heaton at work. – further links in the Composition section. Click on the […]


The Annual Battle

Our tradition  for some years has been to hold an annual inter-club battle between Bolton Camera Club, Wigan Photographic Society and Bolton Digital Photographic Society. This year, it was hosted by BDPS in Horwich at our meeting on Wednesday 22nd August.  There was a PDI round of 10 images per club, followed by a mounted […]


The Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North is on at the moment, centred in Newcastle, but with other exhibits in places all over The North.  This was a good excuse for a weekend up there, enjoying the sights of the City as well as the many diverse exhibits in many museums, galleries, halls and campuses. This […]


Bill drops in to Cave

Our member Bill Middleton recently visited White Scar Caves, near Ingleton, and captured the experience in a series of fantastic images. These images were all taken using available light, which as you may imagine was pretty dim.  Bill’s skill has clearly come out in these results. Have a look at these highlights of his visit, […]


Botany Bay club outing

On summer evenings, we try to have a monthly trip out to somewhere with a bit of photographic interest.  This was our first venture to Botany Bay, near Chorley.  There is a lot of variety, with the Botany Bay mill itself, the canal and boats in various states of repair, a range of artefacts that […]


Source of Hints and Tips

Our members (and their friends) are at various levels of photographic experience and we all try to learn from each other.  I have come across a good source of information starting with the basics, but covering a range of topics in more depth.  This is: https://digital-photography-school.com/ Apart from the web site itself, you can subscribe […]


Sculpture from across the Pennines

There is a wide variety of interpretations of the sculptor’s brief in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Just wander round and discover stuff or enjoy the trees and lakes. Phil Wood went there recently and captured this sample of the exhibits.


Anybody want to go to Southport Musical Fireworks?

John Docherty has offered a link to something that might be of interest to BDPS members and families, the Southport Musical Fireworks, on 28-30th September,  See  https://www.visitsouthport.com/whats-on/british-musical-fireworks-championship-p169661 Normal admission is only £7.50 and he is planning to go on Saturday 29th.  If we can get 10+ members to go, then the price comes down to […]