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WHERE WE MEET From September to May we meet every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Dale Street, Bacup, OL13 8AP where we have facilities for our lectures, competitions and a small studio setup. The best access for cars is via Bankside Lane, just off Market Street near the town centre roundabout. Free parking is available on Dale Street, (but very restricted), off Bankside Lane at the lower end of Dale Street, off Bank Street opposite the old market building and off Fern Street.
EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAYS The primary objective of most photographers is to exhibit their work although there is no compulsion if members are uncomfortable about this. We have two main exhibitions each year, the first being a display of our annual competition images and the second is an opportunity for each member to display a ‘panel’ of their images which reflect their current approach to photography. We are constantly exploring new ways to exhibit our work and currently these include public areas of business premises, shop windows, a local health centre and, of course, this web site. More ideas are welcomed.
TRAVELOGUES In recent years we have had talks and audio visual presentations from independent traveller photographers    More …….
LECTURES From the basics of how to use a camera and editing software to higher level techniques  for more  More …….
PORTFOLIOS We receive portfolios of images from regional bodies such as the ICPA and L&CPU which are compiled  More …….
APPRAISALS A few sessions each year involve members bringing images that they may be working on to get constructive   More …….
WORKSHOPS Possibly the most popular sessions, these have developed into a ‘doctor’s surgery’ approach , whereby  More …….
COMPETITIONS We have a variety of external competitions, both regionally and locally. Some of our members choose not to compete   More …….
HOW WE WORK From September to May we have a programme of Wednesday evening meetings. These take the form of  More …….
OUR ETHOS We encourage members to follow their own photographic style. Whilst competition can be an enjoyable diversion. More…..
WHAT WE ARE Bacup Camera Club is a charity (HMRC Ref: XT33069). Its aims are to expand photographic knowledge and skills of the local community through a mixture of lectures, competitions, tuition and other activities within a social environment and by outreach working with other local charities and schools. For a full version of the constitution please see the Documents page. because we are a charity we encourage members who are tax payers to pay their subs by Gift Aid.
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