Programme of Events

Our annual programme of events explores various digital photographic and imaging techniques. We run hands-on workshops where new photographers can learn and gain experience.

January 2022

Monthly Theme – Transport

  • 10th – Showing of YPU Annual Exhibition plus general discussion on future of club and ideas for meetings. 
    Members to raise any AGM items. Entries for Nature competition
  • 17th – AGM Election/Re-election of Committee etc.
  • 24th – Nature Competition – Judge: Bill Mahoney
  • 31st – Members 10 Image Lecturettes – 10 Digital Images on any theme/subject

February 2022

Monthly Theme – Art

  • 7th – Judging of Monthly Theme for January and Demonstration of print mounting to members, in order to encourage more prints being entered into competitions.
  • 14th – Still Life Photography – Practical evening – Romance / Valentines Day Theme 
    Members to bring items/objects to photograph on this theme plus camera and tripods Entries for Photojournalism/Action Competition
  • 21st – Long exposure photography by Jeff Moore. Followed by a car ride into the Town to take Night Time (Long Exposure) Photos, so please bring your cameras and tripods.
    Also if members have any examples of long exposure that they can bring along and explain their camera settings etc.
  • 28th – Photojournalism/Action Competition – Judge: Ray Bramall

March 2022

Monthly Theme – Valentine/Romance

  • 7th – Willems Travels Willems talk on his visit to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman
  • 14th – Members Folio with Willem Van Herp – Feedback and scoring of members folio by Willem Entries for AV competition
  • 21st – Judging of Monthly Theme for February
  • 28th – Audio Visual Competition – Members to Judge Entries

April 2022

Monthly Theme – Silhouettes

  • 4th – Lecture by African Wildlife Photographer, Scott Hurd  (note, Zoom meeting not at Emmanuel)  Entries for Portrait Competition
  • 11th – Judging of Monthly Themes for March and April (Valentine/Romance & Silhouettes)
  • 18th – Bank Holiday
  • 25th – Portrait Competition – Judge: John Elvin

May 2022

Monthly Theme – Looking Up

  • 30th – Wentworth Castle (National Trust), Park Drive, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3EN
    Meet in the car park in front of the building at 11am. Entry is £5.50, or free for National Trust members. Parking is free for everyone.

June 2022

Monthly Theme – Carbon Neutral

  • 20th – Leeds City Centre walk – Architectural interests and possible armouries and/or other attraction visits too.
    Meet at 10am, Emmanuel Church, we can car share from there.

July 2022

Monthly Theme – Patterns in Nature

  • 18th – Saltaire Village (World Heritage Site in Shipley).
    Meet at 10am, Emmanuel Church, we can car share from there.

August 2022

Monthly Theme – Technology

  • 22nd – Thornes Park, Wakefield.
    Meet at 10am, Emmanuel Church,  we can car share from there.

September 2022

Monthly Theme – Photograph a Stranger

  • 5th – Presidents Evening – Theme “Sunset”  one digital image per member, uploaded in the usual way.
  • 12th – Judging of Monthly Themes for May, June, July and August  Entries for Landscape Competition
  • 19th – Creative Photos Competition – Judging by Members
  • 26th – Landscape Competition – Judge: Martin Lichfield

October 2022

Monthly Theme – Green

  • 3rd – Judging of Monthly Theme for September
  • 10th – Practical Evening – To be decided by members Entries for B&W Competition.
  • 17th – Mobile Phone/Tablet Photo Competition – Judging by Members
  • 24th – Brian Pullman (B&W) Competition – Judge: Nigel Plant 
  • 31st –  Lecture 2 by African Wildlife Photographer, Scott Hurd 

November 2022

Monthly Theme – Eyes

  • 7th – Judging of Monthly Theme for October Entries for Open Competition.
  • 14th – Guidance for Members on YPU Entries – Viewing of Images for possible entry
  • 21st – Open Competition – Judge: Chris Hartley Entries for Architectural & Record Competition
  • 28th – Practical “Portrait” evening with a professional model Graham Currey. Just bring along your cameras and tripods, all  lights, modifiers, triggers, backdrops and advice/help will be provided.

December 2022

Monthly Theme – Water

  • 5th – Architecture & Record Competition – Judge: Jonathan Neale
  • 12th – Judging of Monthly Themes for Nov & Dec. Review of Year – What worked, what didn’t. Ideas for next years Monthly Themes
  • 19th – End of Year Social Evening Plus ‘Little Gems Comp – 3 on a Theme – Viewing the winning 2022 Images and Presentation of 2022 Awards. Plus Judging of Little Gems

Monthly Themes 2022

  • January – Transport
  • February – Art
  • March – Valentine/Romance
  • April – Silhouettes
  • May – Looking Up
  • June – Carbon Neutral
  • July – Patterns in Nature
  • August – Technology
  • September – Photograph a Stranger
  • October – Green
  • November – Eyes
  • December – Water


RETURN 9th January 2023