November Club Meeting – Sky

Our November club meeting expanded on the theme of the talk by James Ritson in October and we asked you to submit your pictures on the theme of Sky. We didn’t expect anyone to submit any deep sky pictures and whilst we got that right, the images you did send us were varied and stunning….

Summer – Our September Meeting

For our meeting in September, we dedicated the club night to your images of this summer and what the unusual and unique year 2020 has meant to you and your photography. We had an huge number of images submitted and the quality of the images and the story they tell was brilliant. I think presented…

Wildlife in Derbyshire – Our July Meeting

At our July meeting we kicked off with the first 30 mins being dedicated to the club AGM. The main event of this section being the re-election of the committee. The AGM presentation plus supporting documents can be found under the Members section of this site. For the main event of the evening, we had…

Summer Walks

As the lockdown finally started to ease and we were allowed to meet in small groups outside and socially distanced, we were finally able to implement a series of countryside walks. A massive thanks to Chris Caverley for organising them and to Dave Gilbert for some expert advice on good places to see wildlife. So…

Lockdown lovelies

It was in June that we asked members to send us their favourite lockdown photos – those images that were taken during lockdown. Whilst we still can’t meet as a club yet, members are still taking fabulous photos at every opportunity. Enjoy.

Chris Upton on Landscape

Our May 2020 meeting was the second under the coronavirus lockdown. However, members weren’t disappointed as professional photographer Chris Upton stepped up to the plate to give us all the benefit of his wisdom on taking landscape photos. And what a cracking ‘virtual’ meeting it was as Chris shared his ideas and techniques with us…

OPC goes virtual!

April 2020 marked a somewhat unforeseen milestone in Ockbrook Photographic Club’s journey. The coronavirus pandemic had forced us all into lockdown – some into isolation – and caused the abandonment of the spring agenda. However, all was not lost and the club decided to try something new – a different way of doing ‘photography club’……

Corona Virus Response

In line with Government and Health Authority guidelines, Ockbrook Photographic Club have suspended all club meetings and other events until further notice. As soon as we are informed the it is safe for us to resume meetings, we will contact all members with an agenda for the rest of 2020. In the meantime, please keep…

January Meeting – A Story in 3 Pictures

Well we welcomed in 2020 with a challenge for our members that was a bit different to anything we had done before. Rather than the focus being on the image, this time the focus was on the story that the images told. Our theme was to tell a story in three images. And it generated…

December Meeting – Gothic Review

Following on from our recent visit by Heather Burns, our theme for our December meeting was ‘Gothic’. Given that some of our members usually do almost no post processing, it was good to see that Heather had inspired so many to have a go at the techniques that she covered. I think we had a…