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 […]


We have the Technology!

The BDPS web site now has a “Techniques” page, (See the menu at the top).  This directs you to information about equipment, software and photographic techniques. This will grow over time, as we have information presented in meetings. The idea is to keep our members updated, as far as we can, with things that might […]


Members’ images – Pleasington Priory

Our member Keith Brooks recently discovered Pleasington Priory on a fabulous day when the sun was shining in through the stained glass windows.  He took these lovely images of the inside and outside for our interest. He commented: “When I went to visit I was impressed by its size and was lucky to meet a man, […]


A trip to Moses Gate

The nearest meeting to Midsummer Day was 18th June, when members went out to enjoy the glorious sunshine at Moses Gate Country Park, just south-east of Bolton town centre. This little haven has lakes with water birds, plenty of trees and plants and there is a large house, Rock Hall, within the park. A lovely […]


Resizing your images

After discussion with some members, I have updated the guidance document on resizing images.  This is shown at the bottom of the Competitions page. This hopefully is clearer to understand.  It sets out the resizing for our competition standard, and also if you submit winning images for the web site.  It also explains about the […]


Telling the public about BDPS in Westhoughton Library

We have been given the opportunity to show off the wealth of interesting work that our members produce through an exhibition in Westhoughton Library.  Many of our members have their work on display in a variety of themed panels, including Landscape, Portrait, Monochrome, Seascape and water, cities and so on.  There are 120 images in […]