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Monochrome Results

Our Monochrome competition was judged this Thursday by Monty Trent. The Corona Virus did stop us from meeting in the club house but through the wonders of 'Zoom' our members met online and we were joined by Monty who shared his results. Thank you to Monty for the excellent feedback and congratulations to the winners too. Click on the winning image by Keira Thorogood (Solitary Hare) to view the winners of the digital competition and the winning picture by Julie Wilks (Bright Eyes) to view the printed competition results.

Our Club is Zooming

So unless you've been in a nuclear bunker for the past couple of months you won't have been able to escape the coronavirus pandemic and the many and numerous issues it has caused globally. We at the camera club wanted to find a way to keep in touch with our members in this period of self isolation and social distancing. Cue: Zoom. I had never heard of Zoom before and I'm sure that was the case with many people but not anymore; Zoom is a platform for video and audio conferencing and as it turns out the solution to all our camera club problems. No longer do we have to cancel all of our commitments for the foreseeable future. We can continue our club competitions, social nights and speakers. We

Selling Photographs

Making money out of photography is not easy especially if you want to do it as hobby and with a limited amount of effort. Professional photographers make their money from wedding, portrait and corporate photography but they need to stand out in their field and produce amazing results. Some may be able to sell their creative or landscape photography as art but again need to offer something wow, different and creative and also provide opportunities to sell them, e.g. online, shop, market stalls. You could consider selling your photos through stock sites. Stock sites are used by people who need a photograph for commercial, editorial, entertainment or artistic purposes. For example, a holida

Otley Camera Club Women

The 8th March was International Women's Day and so I thought it would be good to take a moment to reflect on the wonderful women members of Otley Camera Club. There is a strong women's contingent in the club and we fully contribute to all aspects of the organisation including the committee. We come from all walks of life and range from our 20's to our 60's - but what we all have in common is a love of photography. A love of getting outside and taking images! A big shout out for all our women members - Diane Murrell, Carol Hardy, Charlotte Naylor, Janet Gomersall, Julie Wilks, Jane Orton, Lynne Hardcastle, Marjorie Rogan and Mary Thorpe. See some of our images below and visit our galleries to

Connect with Cookridge: Inter-Club Social

This week was yet another first for Otley Camera Club! Otley was joined by Cookridge Camera Club for a social night with a difference: 'Connect with Cookridge'. Who knew that Connect Four and photography could go together? Members of each team had been asked in advance to bring in a variety of prints from home which everyone did. When members arrived at the clubhouse the two clubs were mixed together and then split into two teams. The two teams were then pitted against each other in a ruthless game of Connect Four! Best of three winning the overall competition. But how was photography involved I hear you ask - well, teams could only take their Connect Four turn if they were able to match a

Cosplay & the Press

Chris, from the Club, and I visited two events in Bradford last week. Bradford Valley Parade hosted the annual ‘Bradford Unleashed’ comic-con where we had an interesting time photographing the many cosplay, many of whom were dressed as superheroes, Star Wars, Batman characters etc. Oh and lots of zombies! The costumed characters welcomed being photographed as they were raising money for charity. They had taken great care to make their costumes as authentic as possible. The second event at Cartwright Hall in Lister Park was the exhibition ‘Assignment 2019’ by the British Press Photographers Association - 100 of the best photos by professional press photographers. These photos where topical

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