Phil


New Year – New Material

We enter a new year, 2017, and our members have been away for Christmas and the New Year.  People have been doing all sorts of interesting things, so we will be presenting more of this over the next couple of months. We started with a very interesting “show and tell” night in January, where some […]


Try your hand at Infra-Red Photography

Our member Paul Williamson recently experimented with infra-red photography and demonstrated the results at a club meeting. The pictures and an explanation of the settings behind each one are shown in a page under “Members’ Photos”. Go to Infra-Red Photography


On the lookout for interesting speakers

We are always keen to broaden our horizons and see the work of different photographers, particularly if they have an interesting tale to tell. We have recently heard from Brian White, for example, an excellent local wildlife photographer. On 6th October, we have Tim Line, who mainly does portrait photography in black and white. If […]


Digital Software evening

We had an interesting evening on 28th September playing about with two suites of software editing tools. – Nik software, which offers a range of presets for monochrome and colour editing, with ability to selectively modify parts of your image – Topaz, which has a massive range of presents, cutting out tool and other facilities. […]


Photo opportunities and ideas

Have a look at the page which pops up under “Club Outings”. I have added news of an open weekend at the Victorian Baths, Manchester, involving South Manchester CC. Have a look at this section regularly to see items that have been added on.


First-class national press photographer

We have an external speaker at our meetings every couple of months or so, and we had one  on 24th  August.  This was Gerry Crowther who had spent his life as a press photographer, working for all the national dailies, but mainly for the Daily Mirror. He told us about how he got into photography, and […]


Table-top photography

Once a month, Bolton Digital does a practical exercise, which may be indoor or outdoor, depending on the weather, light and what members wish to try. Last week, we had an evening of indoor table-top photography, involving small objects with macro, computer synchronised camera, dropping fruit into water and lots of other fun things. Here […]


What about Competitions?

Our last meeting triggered off a discussion about whether we like themes or not, and whether they should be applied to Prints, Digital Images or how we want to use themes. There are arguments for and against.  Themes can encourage members to try new ideas in photography, but they can be off-putting if they don’t […]