Camera Types

Modern digital cameras (those manufactured from approx 2002 onwards) fall roughly into three groups:

DSLR
Compact (now being superseded in some respects by cameras housed in smartphones)
Mirrorless

The DSLR is an evolution of film-era SLR cameras. DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. DSLR’s use a pentaprism and a mirror to display the actual view (as seen through the actual ‘taking’ lens attached to the camera) through to an optical viewfinder. The principal advantage over compact cameras is the flexibility of interchangeable lenses, numerous controls and a large range of optional specialised accessories.

Compact …

Mirrorless …

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Competition - Conditions of entry

This contest is only open to fully paid-up members of Bollington Photographic group.

Images should be submitted with the theme/title as specified on our contest page and elsewhere on social media – all photographs to be taken in the local vicinity unless otherwise agreed with the organisers in advance. Images not complying with these conditions will be disqualified from the contest.

Submissions must be your own work and by entering the contest, you are agreeing that they may be subsequently used for promotional purposes by the group. Credits to the individual photographer will be given, and copyright of the image(s) remain(s) with the photographer.

Winning entries will be professionally printed for display in the exhibition and the winners agree to contribute to the production costs at £5 per image chosen by the voting process. 

Voting is only open to paid-up members of Bollington Photographic group and members of the Bollington Photographic Facebook Group. 

Voting will only be allowed following the closure of the submission period. No cheating, mind. You can only vote once for your TWELVE  favourites, – so make your votes count!

Please note: You WILL be disqualified if you vote for your own Photographs!

  • Image format should be JPG, either colour or mono and of a quality to allow printing up to A3 in size.
  • All submissions will be validated following the closure of the submission period and voting will then  commence. 
  • The voting period will be as specified on the contest pages. Votes outside these dates will be disqualified.
  • The twelve images with the most votes will be declared the winners and will be selected and printed for exhibition.
  • Winning entries will be announced within the website and on social media following the closure of the voting period and the winning photographers will be also be notified by e-mail.
  • The winners’ images will be posted on the groups’ Facebook Page and will be printed and displayed in the Turners’ Arms as part of the Bollington Photographic Group  exhibition. At the end of the exhibition period, the prints will be archived for future exhibition or returned to the photographer upon request.    The decision of the organisers will be final. E&OE