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…

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…

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…