WELCOME

Welcome to Mid-Cheshire Camera Club

Founded in 1976, we are a club for photography enthusiasts and those who want to improve their photographic skills. From September to May we meet every Wednesday at the Dingle Recreation Centre, High Street, Winsford at 7:45 p.m. for 8 p.m.start. However, under the current pandemic situation, all Club meetings are now taking place on Zoom. Meetings are only available to club members.

We offer a varied annual Program that covers everything from Camera Basics to Practical Sessions to Competitions. As part of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU), we regularly view folios of a cross-section of high-quality images that hopefully educate and inspire.

Revised Programme for the 2019/20 season is now available in the Programme section.

Please note This page will be updated with any changes to the Programme.

MCCC actively encourages visitors or prospective members to the club, however, a small charge of £3 (normal meetings) and £5 (meetings where we have a guest speaker) will be payable on the door to assist MCCC in covering its costs.

MCCC is an excellent place for social interaction with like-minded people who just enjoy their photography. The Wednesday evening meetings are an ideal opportunity to catch up with fellow members picking up tips and tricks in relation to your photographic technique, equipment and if you are lucky, good places to go and take interesting and imaginative photographs.

Do you fancy obtaining your first photography accreditation! Then this is the place to do it with experienced members to assist and inspire you on your journey.

Coronavirus Update

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION RELATING TO THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, ALL CLUB MEETINGS WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Physical meetings continue to be temporarily suspended due to the government enforcements in place at this time.

However, the Club has put together a reduced but interesting programme that will be hosted via a Zoom conference. Please refer to the Programme guide in the relevant section on the SIte.

MCCC Competition Info

  1. 21st April - Annual PDI Competition


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PDI Photographer of the Year League Table

MCCC POTY League Table - Final Result March 21
MCCC POTY League Table - Final Result March 21
The league table indicates to members how well they are doing in this current year. The rankings in the league are denoted by the member who accumulates the most marks from 6 competitions held throughout our season. From the 6 qualifying competitions, members have an opportunity to submit a total of 18 images in both PDIs and Prints. The top 10 highest scoring images from each section will go towards your league score.

Each member can be identified by their unique membership number. This adds a layer of privacy-protecting the member as the results are openly available on the internet.

Using the table, members are able to identify their progress year on year by being able to review their season average and comparing it with previous seasons. This is a fairer way of ascertaining any improvement or regression.

The highest mark indicates to the member any opportunities to improve on this season. The lowest mark again indicates whether a member has any room to improve on forthcoming competitions.

Check out our latest Slideshow


This slideshow comes from our 2021 PDI Knockout competition which was held on 3rd March. Our congratulations go out to Sheila Regan for the winning image.
Further slideshows can be viewed by clicking on the button below.
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Read the Latest News Story

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This week's article reports on the presentation given by Chris Shepherd from H2 Photographic society in London entitled London Light London Life.

Local Events to Photograph

MCCC is informed from time to time of a number of Photographic events happening around the region. This section of the Home page details these events for the information of members who may choose to attend.

**MCCC members should, prior to travelling, check any advertised event to ensure of any COVID restrictions or possilbe cancellations.**

Daffodil Walks West Cheshire - March through to April 2021

If you love daffodils, Fairies, beautiful countryside, cake and a lovely day out, then come along to The Whitegate Daffodil Farm Open Weekends. Enjoy a daffodil walk or for the little ones follow a Fairy trail. Located in the village of Whitegate, in the heart of the Vale Royal, Cheshire with all proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kelsall Hill Trials - 23th- 25th April 2021

Kelsall Hill International Horse Trials 2021 will make it’s debut from 23th- 25th April 2021, kicking off the North West’s British Eventing (BE) calendar!

Cross-country course designs will be created by the legendary, Captain Mark Phillips. Spectators may also get to catch a glimpse of elite International and Olympic riders, as year-on-year the smaller events hosted by Kelsall Hill have attracted the best in equestrian talent.

There are some great photo opportunities in a number of locations around the course.

Location: Kelsall Hill EC, Organsdale Farm, Kelsall, Middlewich Road, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CW6 0SR

Bradwell Horse Trials 2021

Bradwall Horse Trials 2021 are set to take place on between the 1st-2nd May 2021, providing a friendly and relaxed competition environment for all to enjoy!

Bradwall’s competitors should expect a world-class cross country course featuring the Bradwall ‘staple’ of solid and inviting fences and natural hedge lines.

Steampunk Race the Waves Weekend - 15th & 16th May 2021 @ Bridlington

This Family-Friendly event is absolutely free entry so no advance tickets are required, no admission fee to pay on the door and no wristbands to purchase or 'stamp on your hand' needed to enjoy the spectacular Race The Waves event and Car and Bike Display outside, or to peruse the fabulous Retail Emporium, Entertainment and Vintage Motorbike Exhibition inside, what's not to love!

For more information click on this link

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power - June 2021 (exact date TBC)

The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power takes place in the beautiful grounds of Cholmondeley Castle.

The Pageant of Power is perfect for any motor racing enthusiast looking for an unbeatable fun-packed day out and bag some super images.

Southport Air Show 2021

The Southport Air Show 2021 will take place on the 3rd & 4th July 2021. Weather permitting this is a really good show and is one of the nearest to us.

MCCC member, David Jones recommends any member wishing to visit the air show should go by train due to the heavy traffic and ques. There is a train from Winsford to changing at Liverpool South Parkway onto the MerseyRailine to Southport.

For more information click here

Whitby Steampunk Weekend X - 23rd to 25th July 2021 @ Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Steampunk Weekend is a rather splendid affair indeed, with a cornucopia of delightful indulgences and fanciful extravagances for all your sumptuous decadent desires, dreams and pleasures, and all held indoors within the beautiful Whitby Pavilion.

Considered by many to be one of the largest Steampunk events in the U.K., and certainly one of the friendliest, a family-friendly, and totally free entry to where grace, style and elegance is the order of the day at the wonderfully whimsical world of Whitby Steampunk Weekend, where the past is always in the future.

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Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials 2021 - 31st Jul 31 - 1st Aug 2021

The Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials 2021 runs across two days, hosting competition from BE90 to Open Intermediate.

Located in stunning parkland, the cross-country course travels through the prestigious castle grounds. The course makes good use of the natural lay of the land. The design encourages confidence, for both horse and rider, before the Autumn event season kicks off.

With courses designed by Alec Lochore, competitors are set for a truly international feel to the competition. Lochore will bring to the table his knowledge and wealth of expertise from experience as the Eventing Manager for London 2012, Technical Delegate for Rio 2016, and Event Organiser of the 2015 FEI European Championships.

This event provides a super opportunity for action photography

Edinburgh Fringe Festival of Art 2021

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. For three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

The Fringe is due to be held in Edinburgh from 6th Aug - 30th Aug 2021. Details of the line up are sketchy at present but as soon as more is published further details will be published here.

For further information on the Fringe Festival click the link

Tough Mudder North West 2020

Tough Mudder North West - Cholmondley Castle 4th - 5th September 2021
Tough Mudder North West is the muddiest course in the UK! This is an excellent opportunity for environmental action portraits. We have seen these type of images recently over the last couple of seasons and they have done very well in our open competitions. The full address of the event is Cholmondeley Castle, Cholmondeley, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8HA

The Photography Show 2021

The Photography Show is planned to be held at the NEC in Birmingham between 18th - 21st September 2021.

Further information can be found using the below links
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Hell Runner 2021

This year Hell Runner Event usually takes place at Delamere Forrest. As yet we have no details of dates. As soon as they are published they will be posted here.

MCCC is on Facebook

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MCCC Committee is encouraging members to actively use and post messages and images to our Facebook page. Members can follow the group by clicking the Facebook Icon in this section or at the bottom of the page. Members are free to post comments and images within the group. Once the posts have been verified they will appear on the news feed.

Northwich Guardian Facebook Group

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Fancy getting your pictures published in the local newspaper? Then consider joining the Northwich Guardian Facebook group. This group is for readers of the Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich, Knutsford and Wilmslow Guardian to share their favourite pictures of the town and swap ideas.

Any pictures posted in this group may be printed in the newspapers with full credit.

Click on the Guardian Image to navigate automatically to their Facebook Group site.