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…

South Wales Photo Break 2019

An intrepid group of 9 club members made their way down to Pembrokeshire in early November to meet up at the Lovesgrove B&B for a short photographic break. What a great choice the Lovesgrove turned out to be for our base. Super rooms and the owner, ex policeman John Kilcoyne, is a larger than life…

Light Painting with Tunnel Vision!

Back in October, a hardy group of members met up one evening at a dark, wet and cold car park on the Monsal Trail at Millers Dale. Other than us, there weren’t many folk around, but we were there to meet Stephen Elliott and Andrew Mycock. After some quick introductions, we headed off down the…

Getting gothic with Heather Burns

In November, we welcomed Heather Burns to the club for an evening of gothic imagery. We’d seen some of her images on her website beforehand – but we were quite unprepared for what Heather would show us at our club night. Heather began by sharing some of her photographic journey with us. It became very…

Autumn Colours on Facebook

    October is well known for its distinctive autumn colour – so it should come as no surprise that we should have chosen that as our Facebook theme for the month. Enjoy!