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The Syllabus contains information on the activity for each meeting i.e. a competition, a practical evening, a talk, member's evenings etc. Also, the hand-in nights for entries into competitions are noted. Occasionally an event may have to be changed at short notice but we try to give as much notice as possible if this happens.

Further information, for example meeting nights where members are required to bring in specific photographic equipment for practical sessions, is shown in the Syllabus and calendar entries within the members only Newsgroup. A downloadable version of the Syllabus can also be accessed on this page, it covers a period of 6 months. It is a foldable design on an A4 sheet to provide a handy pocket sized Syllabus. The downloadable file for the following 6 months will be made available before the current version "expires"



SYLLABUS January - June 2018


3rd      Closed – No Meeting

10th     Ken Geddes, lecture “The bits of China that tour guides avoid!”       Also, Hand In for Quarter 1

 17th    George Steele Lecture – “Digital imaging the Next steps”.

24th     1st Quarterly Competition – Judge Keith Barber.

31st    Famous for 15 minutes – Opportunity for members to present their work for a short period of time, discuss their method of working, for example a before and after image and the work done in enhancing the image.


7th      Members AV (Audio Visual) night – bring work in on media, on the night.            

14th    Practical Night – Painting with Light with Mike Heaton. Photography with other light sources.

21st    L&CPU Folio NA.

28th    MIPS (Mersea Island Photographic Society Competition) - Judge Graham Currey.        


7th      Hand In for Annual Competition

14th    Bebbington Salon – Presented by Bob Dennis.

21st    Steven Rittey - Journeys through concrete and glass. Modern architectural travels

28th    Annual Competition (Prints) – Judge Terry Donnelly.


​4th      Annual Projected Digital Image (PDI) Competition - Judge Jane Lines

11th     A talk by Lewis Speight from Olympus ​ Also Hand in for Quarter 2

​18th     Annual Dinner at Madisons Restaurant, Rochdale

25th     2nd Quarterly Competition - Judge Ove Alexander CPAGb

Thursday 26th April - Away Battle at Oldham PS


​2nd      AV Show by Sue Berry "Capturing the Feelings that Lie Beneath the Surface"

9th       Practical Night with Graham Curry Bring camera and tripod (tripods can be shared)

​16th     Creative A4 Competition - Judge Ian Greenhalgh

Tuesday 22nd May   Ted Coleman Cup at Rochdale Camera Club

23rd     Practical session at St. Edmund's Church, Falinge, Rochdale

             (bring camera & tripod, if you have one - Start from 18:30).

30th     Theme Night - Mono Prints and PDI's


​6th       Away Battle against Padiham PS

13th     Home Battle against Oldham PS

20th     Mini Print Competition

27th     President's Night. The Collabrative Approach.  Natasha J Bella  Bring your camera 


4th       Outdoor Challenge in Rochdale  'Stars and Stripes' Bring camera

9th       (Monday)  Away Battle with Swinton PS

11th     Members AV night.  Bring your AV's on the night

18th     Maurice Wilson talk.  Can't Stop Cheating

25th     Home Battle with Prestwich PS.  Judge George Steel  Hand-in night for Quarter 3


1st       Visit to Mel and Steve's Farm.  Take camera

8th       Quarter 3 competition.  Judge Harry Emmett

15th     Home Battle with Padiham PS. Judge George Steel

22nd    Home Battle with Oldham CC.  Judge Keith Barber

29th     Practical Night.  Theme: 'Small Animals'  Bring camera


5th       Digital KO competition.  Judge Nick Hilton

12th     Practical Night.  John Steel and Mark Chadwick.  Bring camera. Hand in night for Memorial Competition

19th     An evening with Ed Whitaker

26th     The Memorial Competition.  Theme 'Scapes'


3rd        AGM and Buffet.  Annual subs now due.

10th      Practical night.  Theme: Halloween.  Hand in night for Quarter 4

17th       Centenary Cup.  Theme:  Occupations.  Judge Nick Berentzen

18th      (Thursday)  Oldham CC Mono Competition

24th      Quarter 4 competition. Judge Sheila Giles

25th      (Thursday) Away Battle with Oldham CC

31st      Members AV night.  Bring your AV's on the night


7th       L & CPU Folio night

14th    An evening with Andrew Hardwick

21st     An evening with Brian White

28th     Postal Photographic Club Exhibition


5th       Club Auction 

12th      President's Competition and Buffet.  Theme:  Christmas

19th and 26th - closed.  No meetings