Main meetings

Hoylake Photographic Society Main Group Syllabus

Due to Covid19 restrictions all meetings of the Society in 2020 will take place as on-line zoom meetings.  The Projected Image Competitions will take place as usual, but, for the moment, there will be no Print competitions.

Zoom meetings will be open to members from 7.30pm and will start at 7.45pm.  Some meetings may be made into videos and be available online from the Society’s web page, or on a restricted membership YouTube page.  Details will be sent out to members as appropriate.

Full instructions will be sent to members and the first meeting on September 11th will be an introduction to the process and the opportunity to sort out any problems.

Further details of the 2021 meetings will follow later.


11-Sep Introductory Zoom Meeting Zoom

My Lock Down Images 


25-Sep Annual General Meeting Zoom Hand in for

Open/Alt. Reality

2-Oct Starting from a blank canvas

Polina Plotnikova FRPS, EFIAP

See Polina’s website

They say that a photographer is either a picture taker or a picture maker. I am firmly in the picture makers’ club. While fully appreciating the “what you see is what you get” approach, I am much more interested in chasing an ever-elusive image that appears in my mind’s eye, an image that conveys my feelings and emotions, rather than remains a mere statement of fact. My favourite photography subjects are: flowers, still life, and also capturing my impressions when traveling

9-Oct Open/Altered Reality Competition        Judge Richard Barrett LRPS Zoom

L&CPU Individual Competition


A selection of images chosen from the 2020 L&CPU Individual Competition

3 Sections


                      • Mono
                      • Nature
                      • Open


23-Oct An evening with Barbara Singleton and Mike Waring Zoom Hand in for

Man Made


Landscape & People  

John Tilsley    Fotospeed

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I have been fascinated by photography since taking charge of the family Box Brownie at the age of 12. The gift, five years later, of an old Gnome enlarger introduced me to the magic of the darkroom! A prolific worker in a wide range of cameras & films, I worked exclusively in film until 2010. I wasn’t happy to print digitally in monochrome until the quality of paper, ink & printer was available! I now produce both colour & monochrome prints. For me, the real joy of photography is seeing images in print form.

Over the years I have been fortunate to travel to many interesting places – recently these have tended to be on the cold side! Wherever I go, landscapes and people feature strongly in my photographs

6-Nov Man Made Competition                         Judge: Dave Jones CPAGB Zoom
13-Nov Infra Red Photography                          Mal Holmes Zoom Hand in for


Intentional Camera Movement

20-Nov Eight Years of the Hoylake International Exhibition      Brian Magor Zoom
27-Nov President’s Theme Competition    “ICM”     Judge: Mark Reeves ARPS Zoom
4-Dec Wildlife Photography Pt 1


See Tracy’s website

I am a photographer from Hull that specialises in Wildlife.

I work shifts as an engineer at my local telecommunications company and in my spare time I am travelling near and far to photograph wildlife.

I have always enjoyed photography and loved wildlife but when I went on my dream trip to Africa in 2004, I started to take the two more seriously.

My passion for wildlife has taken me around the world and there is nothing I love doing more and I try hard to show that passion through my images.

I spend hours in the field and what some people don’t understand is that some feelings you get are priceless…it is a true blessing to be able to take the time to sit and watch wildlife let alone photograph it. Sometimes it’s more important to experience the moment rather than miss it taking photos.

There is no better feeling than having those magical moments that will probably never be repeated but stay with you forever.  These are the moments that come back to me when looking at my images and make me smile and feel so lucky in doing what I do.

Zoom Hand in for

A/V competition 

11-Dec Audio Visual Competition Zoom