Club News - Sept 2017

Welcome to the September 2017 Wetherby and District Camera club newsletter.


Our 2017-2018 season starts on the 12th September 2017 with an Open Night and we hope to welcome some potential new members as we did last year. As such, at the Open Evening we will be splitting the room in half with one section looking at a selection of Summer photographs from members and the other containing a number of talking points for existing and new members (e.g., example photobooks, A3 pre and post editing examples showing adjustments, a photographic storyboard, PS creation of the powered light bulb, an image within an image, the new season program of events and some prints including some YPU submissions).


We have three meetings in September 2017 as we are starting a week later this year:


12th September 2017
The Open EveningPlease bring a selection of your summer images along on a USB stick.


19th September 2017
Thornton & Howdle Pro-active Seminar



Stephanie Thornton and Steve Howdle will demonstrate how to shoot portraits creatively, showing how to create depth and contrast quickly and confidently. Stephanie will also show techniques on how to pose and style your model. Members are also invited to bring along their own cameras to have a go themselves so it is a more pro-active evening.




Stephanie Ann Thornton is a professional photographer specialising in Fine Art, Fashion, Hair & Beauty and Portraiture, qualified with the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Master Photography Associaition (MPA). She is well known for her creative mind and always on the lookout to work with other creatives to produce beautiful works of fine art. Her work is often published and used at major exhibitions such as The Photography Show held at the NEC. Renowned in the industry for her relaxed style and easy going nature Stephanie's work has a strong style and has gained the admiration of the photographic industry and helped her to create a strong client base.

Steve Howdle a fashion, hair and beuty advertising photographer started his professional photography career in 2000 and by mid 2002 was shooting his first campaign for the global product brand BaByliss Professional. His work ethic and affable nature have gained him the respect of clients and the industry alike and the passion for his craft is reflected in the work he carries out for organisations such as The Master Photographers Association who have awarded him with their highest qualification, a Fellowship, in recognition of his fashion photography. From his studio in West Yorkshire Steve carries out a wide range of commissions for fashion, corporate and commercial clients and is a regular feature writer for The Master Photography magazine.

26st September 2017


As always you can find the full program here.


Competition Submission dates


26th September Submit entries for Ingram 1 (Open). Don’t forget you can submit up to 2 images in each of the media B&W Print, Colour Print and Projected Digital Images (max of 1400x1050 resolution).


Important: This year if you submit a print entry please also bring a digital version on a USB stick.


You can find a list of competitions and rules here.


Future Club Trips


Ian Butterworth is looking into club days out and one of the proposals during the season is Yorkshire Sculpture Park which has a host of new displays. Other possibilities are being reviewed.