Open Competition 5th June 2019

Open Competition 5th June 2019

We held our first competition of the year on Wednesday. The theme was “Open” the media was print which, could be either colour or monochrome. This brought in a large number of entries from the club members, and as it was an open subject, a very diverse selection of images.

There were quite a number of monochrome images as well as colour. A few years ago we had separate competitions for monochrome and colour. However now either can be entered into the club competitions, as sometimes images are more suited to monochrome. Jeff Cummins was declared as first place, with his monochrome portrait image titled “From Russia With Love”. 

To give new members the opportunity to enter the competitions and gain experience and recognition of heir work, we have the endeavour section. All new members are entered into the endeavour section and when they either win one first overall as an overall winner of the competition two seconds or three thirds they are then moved up into the open section.

The winner of the endeavour section was Adrian James with his monochrome image titled “Winter 201819”

Holmfirth Folk Festival

Holmfirth Folk Festival

Set in the “Last of the Summer Wine” country, the annual Holmfirth Folk Festival attracts thousands of visitors. Being a place of colorful characters with their faces painted, playing instruments and dancing it uplifts everyone even on the dullest of days.

This years event had plenty of mixed weather including Rain, Hail and Sunshine. This didn’t deter the visitors who flocked on the town, including members of Penistone Camera Club.

Club members attended on a Saturday with some going on Sunday. Regarding the weather Sunday was the better of the two days, being sunny and warm.

On Saturday the day started out dismally with the weather throwing everything it had got. This resulted in numerous coffee stops giving a chance for members to natter over a cuppa and slice of cake, comparing images and discussing the best vantage points for the different events around the town. Also the Saturday Craft market was taking place, tempting some members to indulge in the home made cakes on offer.

There were photographic opportunities galore, which club members relished. As always regular attendees like Pig Molly were there with their amazing painted faces and costumes, along with the sword dancers. 

(Photographs: Joy Williamson)

Sheffield 17th April 2019

Sheffield 17th April 2019

Camera Club Outing To Sheffield – Wednesday Evening 17th April 2019, by Peter Mudd
We met at Sheffield Railway Station at around 6.45pm. Some of us started by taking a few photographs around the exciting station approach and the iconic external concourse, after a while we walked over to the canal at Victoria Quays. The early evening light was still quite good when we arrived at the canal so some general images of boats, reflections and canal side scenery were there for the taking. I specifically had my eyes peeled for trams which pass by overhead in the distance – I deliberately wanted the trams to be illuminated but it seemed ages before the sky eventually got darker at around 8.30pm. On reflection I think there were better locations to photograph the trams, however you have to try different things.

Overall I counted at least 15 members who attended, which was a good turnout for our first spring and summer season outing. I know some members tried other Sheffield locations as well as the station and the canal so it will be interesting to see a sample of their images. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening but the ‘proof of the pudding’ will be when we collectively review some of our images at our club critique session on 1st May 2019.

Images courtesy Peter Mudd

About us

Penistone Camera Club was established in 1967 by a group of people passionate about photography. One of the founder members Joe Windle enjoyed capturing the local area and landscape. Joe’s legacy lives on in the club with a trophy dedicated to him.

Since those early beginnings the club has seen may changes in photography from medium format & 35mm mechanical film cameras producing prints in a dark room with chemicals, to the all electronic cameras with a small SD card we have now, producing prints in a lit room from a printer.

Over the years club has gone from strength to strength, with an ever growing membership. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club helping each other to improve our photography. Whatever level you are or what type of photography interests you, we have a wide range of knowledge within the club.

Subjects covered are Landscape, Portrait (we have our own studio lights & backdrop), Architectural, Macro or Natural History. Also we delve into post production of images using Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom. 

The programme of activities includes Guest Speakers, who give talks on a variety of subjects, outings to places of interest, practical evenings  as well as  Club and inter-club competitions. 

New members are made very welcome and we offer you the opportunity to come and meet us and share in club activities for 4 weeks free. This allows you to gain an insight into what we do and to get to know us. After which you can join the club, we charge an annual subscription which is currently £40 per year (new members are charged pro rata), also there is a nominal weekly charge of £1 which is only paid when you attend a meeting. 

Therefore if you’re Interested in developing your photography?  Why not come along and join us remember the first 4 weeks are free so you have nothing to loose but plenty to gain.

Meetings are held:-

Wednesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm
St Johns Community Centre,
Church Street,
S36 6AR.

Visit to Sheffield

Visit to Sheffield

Wednesday 17th April 2019
There is a club outing to Sheffield, this takes place in the evening, meeting around 6.30pm – 6.45pm at the train station. There is no fixed agenda people can take photos wherever or whatever they want. were will be opportunities for street / architecture photography, then later as dusk approaches the chance of light trails / low light photography. There are photographic opportunities galore, and the chance to share tips and advice with each other. Afterwards when all has been exhausted, a sit down with a cuppa or a beer and exchange the nights experiences, before returning home with a card full of great images.

From a safety point, as it is an evening outing, walking in twos or threes is advisable when carrying expensive photographic equipment, and keeping an eye out for each other.


Ken Fisher – Livelink Training

Ken Fisher – Livelink Training

Wednesday 10th April Ken Fisher of Livelink Training will be giving a talk titled “Getting To Know Your Camera”. Ken is a photographer and Adobe Certified Trainer in Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as a qualified teacher. He teaches photography, Photoshop and Lightroom at colleges. He is well known around the Camera Club circuit for his simple but effective way of explaining the depths of Photoshop and Lightroom. His photography ranges from glamour and studio portraiture, lighting a food still life photograph, arranging a group portrait or investigating the ideal viewpoint for a Landscape or Cityscape.

The £2 entrance fee which is cheap for the knowledge that will be gained from Ken, This is definitely an evening not to be missed…..