02/09/2022 – How Did We Do?

A review of last season’s SCPF results, the JPCR competition, what we did well and not so well. If time, all or some of the images used will be shown.


09/09/2022 – “How To Take Better Portraits” with Colin Winstanley

"How To Take Better Portraits" with Colin Winstanley

In this camera club talk Colin shares his thoughts, ideas and experience to help you create better portraits. It is one of those subjects that many photographers feel understandably nervous about, as it is far more than knowing how to use your camera. he covers everything from finding models, posing, lighting, working on location and working in the studio. he also looks at editing and how to add a professional polish to your images. Colin’s Website Speaker will give presentation via Zoom


16/09/2022 – “Starting From a Blank Canvas” with Polina Plotnikova FRPS EFIAP

"Starting From a Blank Canvas" with Polina Plotnikova FRPS EFIAP

Two parts presentation featuring Creative Flowers and Still Life photography in studio. Focusing on how to start creating an image in your mind’s eye and proceed to taking photographs only after all details have been thought through. With historical references and technical tips. Polina’s website Speaker will give presentation via Zoom


23/09/2022 – Image Critique

Member’s are invited to submit up to 5 PDI images for a (friendly and constructive) critique by other members.


30/09/2022 – Nature in Macro Photography with Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE5*

Nature in Macro Photography with Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE5*

Roger shows how he approaches photographing the wide assortment of butterflies, moths, damselflies, dragonflies and other insects found in the UK. It also covers fungi, wildflowers and orchids, reptiles, amphibians. In the talk he shows the equipment he uses, and how he goes about tackling each different subject. It covers focus stacking, aperture, depth of field, use of flash, and how to get sharp pictures in windy conditions. It also shows how to find and to get within range of easily scared subjects. In the second part of the talk there is a quiz where the members must pick out which one of 10 images shown was taken under controlled conditions in a studio set up. Roger’s website Speaker will give presentation via Zoom


07/10/2022 – PDI Competition 1 – Open Subject

Judge – Andy Weatherburn LRPS. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


14/10/2022 – “Introduction to Marc Riboud” with, our Chairman, Michel Claverie

“Introduction to Marc Riboud” with, our Chairman, Michel Claverie

Marc Riboud (1923-2016) was a French “reporter-photographe” recognized for his elegant and perceptive coverage of everyday life and historical events alike. “A privileged witness and a humanist, [Marc Riboud] brushes along cardinal or dramatic events across the world and always invites us to think that light can reach Man’s heart.” (Lorène Durret, director of the association “Les Amis de Marc Riboud”.) Invited into the Magnum photo agency by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, Riboud was one of the first European reporters to visit China in 1957. Over 70 years of activity, he made multiple and long visits to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the USA, and Japan, producing a remarkable portfolio of iconic and elegant pictures. His in-depth reportages have been published in more than 60 books, in the international press and in numerous exhibitions.The talk will refer to 2 favourite books: “Marc Riboud: 60 years of photography” (2014) and “Chine: instantanés de voyage” (1980) and will use the material generously authorized by the association “Les Amis de Marc Riboud” hosted at the Musée Guimet in Paris. Speaker will be present in Hall.


21/10/2022 – “On the Steppes of Genghis Khan – Mongolia” with John Nathan ARPS

"On the Steppes of Genghis Khan - Mongolia" with  John Nathan ARPS

https://j-nathanphotography.co.uk/ Speaker will give presentation via Zoom


28/10/2022 – “The Idle Rich – Sliding into Digital Version Two” with Leo Rich ARPS, EFIAP/gold, DPAGB, BPE3*

Well … he has jumped! A brand new digital talk has emerged based on his experiences in going Digital. https://www.leorich.co.uk/section629984.html Speaker will be present in Hall.


04/11/2022 – PRINT Competition 1 – Open Subject

Judge -Brian Burden LRPS Up to 3 mounted prints, picture area minimum size 13×18 cm, maximum mount size 40×50 cm. Must be handed in by 7.45pm at the latest, or your entry may be refused.


11/11/2022 – SCPF League Competition

Judge-Chris Hutchinson.This evening we host a round of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation league competition in our division. (Zoom?


18/11/2022 – “Architecture: Exposure to Edit” with Richard O’Brien

A two-hour talk on shooting internal and external architecture covering gear, tricks and thought process, all from the point of view of an amateur photographer. Also includes a live demonstration of editing techniques using a combination of Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop CC, from the point of view of a professional IT instructor! www.richobphoto.co.uk Speaker will give presentation via Zoom


25/11/2022 – Member’s Challenge

Following on from Polina Plotnikov’s presentation earlier in the season, including Still Life photography, your challenge is to put together 3 still life images for friendly discussion and judging by member’s. They can be in the style of Old Master’s or something more modern. Try to be different.


02/12/2022 – PDI Competition 2- Open Subject

Judge – Bob Hart. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


09/12/2022 – “Publishing A Book: A Mystery?” with Astrid McGechan

https://www.astridmcgechan.com/lectures Speaker will be present in Hall.


16/12/2022 – CHRISTMAS MEAL -DETAILS TBA

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on availability, the dinner may be held on another day of the week.


23/12/2022 – NO MEETING

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR MEMBERS


30/12/2022 – NO MEETING

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS


06/01/2023 – Straight From The Camera

Ever missed the perfect picture because you weren’t quite in the right spot? Not a fan of Photoshop? Please bring along your images straight from the camera with no processing and we will discuss how we can get closer to that ideal image at the time of shooting, without any post processing.


13/01/2023 – PRINT Competition 2- Open Subject

Judge -Peter Markwick. Up to 3 mounted prints, picture area minimum size 13×18 cm, maximum mount size 40×50 cm. Must be handed in by 7.45pm at the latest, or your entry may be refused.


20/01/2023 – “HDR Photography” with Justin Garner

This is a lecture on the history of HDR photography and Justin’s approach to creating High Dynamic Range images. Things he looks for and the techniques he uses. http://www.jags-photography.co.uk Speaker will give presentation via Zoom


27/01/2023 – Member’s Evening – Lucky Dip

This evening members will show up to 5 PDIs (submitted thorugh the website) of their Lucky Dip subject. This year, subjects will be allocated by email to members in October.


03/02/2023 – PDI Competition 3- Set Subject “Close Up”

Judge – Steve Kirkby.CPAGB/AV. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


10/02/2023 – Shoot a Theme

Up to 5 PDIs, submitted through the website, telling a story or illustrating a specific theme of your choice. To be judged by members.


17/02/2023 – Auction

Bring along all those rare and valuable items, photographic or otherwise, and make a few pounds for your self and the club.


24/02/2023 – Print Competition 3- Set Subject “Informal Portrait.”

Judge – Dr Peter Walmsley. LRPS. CPAGB.EFIAP Up to 3 mounted prints, picture area minimum size 13×18 cm, maximum mount size 40×50 cm. Must be handed in by 7.45pm at the latest, or your entry may be refused.


03/03/2023 – Michael Berkeley ARPS

An illustrated talk on how to get started with and sports photography. The talk provides examples of what works and what doesn’t and Michael also provides the metadata for each of the images shown, drawing attention to points of interest. The presentation features cricket and soccer, but also examples from a wide range of other sports. https//wwwmichaelberkeleyphoto.uk Speaker will be present in Hall.


10/03/2023 – “On the Streets” with Alf Myers

A talk designed to give an introduction to street photography for photographers covering – What is street photography?, What to look for and what makes an interesting street image?, Hints and tips on taking candid images on the street, Cameras, lenses, and settings, And more.https://www.alfmyersphotography.co.uk/ Speaker will give presentation via Zoom


17/03/2023 – BRIAN HODGSON TROPHY- THEME “LIFE ON THE STREET”

Judge – Graeme Sleeman Up to 3 mounted prints, picture area minimum size 13×18 cm, maximum mount size 40×50 cm. Must be handed in by 7.45pm at the latest, or your entry may be refused.


24/03/2023 – PDI Competition 4- Open Subject

Judge -Gladys Perrier 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


31/03/2023 – “Lockdown Wiltshire Wildlife” with EDDY LANE ARPS DPAGB EFIAP & PAM LANE ARPS DPAGB EFIAP

https://eddyandpamlanephotography.zenfolio.com/about.html Speaker will be present in Hall.


07/04/2023 – NO MEETING-GOOD FRIDAY


14/04/2023 – Print Competition 4- Open Subject

Judge – Jason Hyde. CPAGB. Up to 3 mounted prints, picture area minimum size 13×18 cm, maximum mount size 40×50 cm. Must be handed in by 7.45pm at the latest, or your entry may be refused.


21/04/2023 – SCPF Exhibition

A chance to enjoy images from other clubs in the Southern Counties Photographic Federation which were featured in their exhibition.


28/04/2023 – “Re-enactment Images – showing photographic opportunities and creative possibilities” with Marilyn Taylor ARPS CPAGB AFIAP FSWPP

Speaker will be present in Hall.


05/05/2023 – Photograph Of The Year

Judge – Caroline Colegate. ARPS APAGB. PDI competition. Images selected only from this season’s quarterly competitions with a maximum of 2 images per member in each category. Choose the ones YOU think are the best, not necessarily high-scoring images. Bring your print entries on the night, PDIs to be submitted through the website.


12/05/2023 – Discussion and Social Evening

An evening to discuss any issues prior to the AGM. The committee welcomes all member’s view on any aspect of the club.


19/05/2023 – AGM and Trophy Presentation

Please come to this important meeting which will include reports from committee members, matters to be voted on and a new committee to elect. If you have any items for the agenda please forward to the Secretary in advance.