BPG Knowledge Hub

Welcome to our members-only knowledge hub.

Inside, you will (hopefully!) find an answer to your photographic queries and quandries. Practical pointers, Technical Tips, and everything photographic in-between.
Our knowledge hub is a valuable resource accessible to members only, and for convenience, is split into two sections: A comprehensive library, and a private forum manned by our members.

Reference Library

For in-depth answers to common photographic questions, please head over to our growing library of technical and practical information.  Topics are being continually added to by our knowledgeable team but please drop us a line if you want something specific that hasn’t already been covered elsewhere.

Subjects include Equipment choices (gear, lenses camera types etc.), Photographic method, composition, lighting,  and best practice to help you take great images and improve your photography.

Members' Forum

For wider ranging photographic questions on specifics, or if you want one-to one answers, head over to our forum. When you joined, you subscribed to one or more groups. Each group ‘focussing’ on a specific subject, will have an attached forum where you will be able to ask specific questions of like-minded members, browse specifics and generally become involved.

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