OPC Trip to Alnmouth

After our successful trip to Derwentwater last Autumn, there was a clamour for the next club trip. It was booked for Alnmouth on the Northumbria coast and seven members joined for the 4 nights.  Staying at Nether Grange hotel, we were ideally placed for, travel up and down the coast, dawn interest and some good…

February – Richard O’Brien

Well in our February meeting we were treated to a amazing talk by Richard O’Brien entitled Architecture – Exposure to Edit. Richard talked us through some of the most wonderful architectural images he has take around the world and how he approached the technical and sometimes the security problems associated with obtaining these images. We…

January 2022 Club Meeting

Well we welcomed in the New Year with a Zoom presentation by husband and wife couple Robert and Sharon Prenton-Jones. Both of these amazing professional photographers are award winners in their own right. Although they both mainly produce composite images with a magical feel to them, there is a distinct difference in their approach and…

December Club Meeting – Christmas Fuddle?

Well the plan was to hold our usual Christmas fuddle at the clubhouse in Ockbrook, but once again the virus that keeps on giving struck again and with the rapid increase in Omicron variant, the committee reluctantly decided that we would switch to a Zoom meeting instead. We did manage to have our planned activities…

November Club Meeting – Dave Mason

Well the presentation given by Dave Mason must go down as one of the most entertaining we have had so far. The subject was Street Photography, but his presentation and style is so much more than that. He definitely has a unique eye for the ironic, amusing and downright hilarious side of human nature. Despite…

October Club Meeting – Flash Tutorial

For our October meeting we had a flash tutorial and demonstration evening led by Mick Govan and Mark O’Rafferty. We started off with a presentation, which you can find using the link below, followed by a quick demonstration of some of the information and techniques in the tutorial. The evening was finished with members having…

September Club Night – The Reunion

Well we finally made it, a real clubnight finally happened. To try and keep the risks associated with Covid to a minimum, we took advantage of the good weather and had an evening outside taking pictures around Ockbrook village with teams of two working on some (very) random topics they were given. These ranged from…

August Club Meeting

We don’t normally have a meeting in August as many folk are away on holiday, but we are still in unusual times, so we decided to hold a Zoom meeting this year. It seems it was a good decision as the meeting was as well attended as other months and we had a super set…

June Club Meeting and AGM

The first part of our June club meeting was taken up with our AGM. The committee for the 2021-22 Season was elected and the club finances approved. We have decided to resume our face to face club meetings at the Ockbrook Parish Hall from September this year and a team from the committee will be…

May Club Meeting – Creative

For our club meeting in May, we had two challenges for the members based on the theme of Creativity which followed on from the excellent presentation given by Glenys Garnett in April. For the first challenge, we gave the members four very ordinary images and asked them to be as creative as they liked with…