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All events are virtual via zoom except for walks/social evenings.

2021/2022 Season

24/09/2021 – 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.


28/09/2021 – Practical Tuesday


01/10/2021 – “London Streets : The Monopoly Project” with Peter Merry

"London Streets : The Monopoly Project" with Peter Merry

The project is the result of a years photography, visiting over 40 locations and covering more than 70 miles walking and photographing around London. The project features 120+ images showing the highs and lows from each location of the London monopoly board. The talk covers why the project was started, the approach to finding, shooting, editing and image selection. See https://www.petermerry.co.uk/


08/10/2021 – PDI COMPETITION 1 – OPEN SUBJECT

Judge – Graeme Sleeman. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


15/10/2021 – The Best Camera………..

is the one you have on you! Try to take at least one picture everyday as you go about throughout for a month and then show the most interesting as PDIs to the club at this evening. The pictures can be taken on any camera, including phones


22/10/2021 – “The Craft of Dynamic Composition” with Jayson Brinkler

"The Craft of Dynamic Composition" with Jayson Brinkler

Jason will show us how to create striking and dynamic composition in street photography. See more of his work at http://www.jaysonbrinkler.com/


26/10/2021 – Practical Tuesday


29/10/2021 – “Looking Local” with Chris Shepherd

"Looking Local" with Chris Shepherd

As photographers we often suffer from “Locational Myopia”, constantly wishing we were in some exotic location with the best possible equipment. In this talk, I detail my fight with locational Myopia and ways to overcome it as well as a personal journey to become a landscape photographer. See more at https://www.shepherdpics.com/


05/11/2021 – PDI COMPETITION 2 – OPEN SUBJECT

Judge – Suzannah Jordan. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


12/11/2021 – SCPF League Competition

Judge – Paul Thackeray LRPS This evening we host a round of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation league competition in our division.


19/11/2021 – “The Challenge” with Steve and Jen from Sleepy Robot Photography.

“The Challenge” with Steve and Jen from Sleepy Robot Photography.

How we used club themes to create simple stories, to working with alternative materials to create fashion shots with a difference. In the 2nd half we share our journey working and learning to shoot Ballet Dancers. http://www.sleepyrobotphotography.co.uk


26/11/2021 – MEMBER’S EVENING

Two of our club members, Stella Fagg and Len Quinn, are going to give presentations of their work. We can look forward to some outstanding images.


30/11/2021 – Practical Tuesday


03/12/2021 – PDI COMPETITION 3- OPEN SUBJECT

Judge – Dr Paul Hendley LRPS 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


10/12/2021 – “The Beautiful Light” with Jane Goodall

"The Beautiful Light" with Jane Goodall

In her talk, Jane will show how she works the light for maximum effect and will consider perspective and visual clues to make succesful landscape images. Jane will show us her essential kit for a landscape photographer, some of which may surprise. She will also discuss the latest online and smartphone applications to aid in image making and to optimise the choice of landscape locations – post-processing included. A fun and interactive evening.  https://www.thebeautifullight.co.uk/


17/12/2021 – CHRISTMAS MEAL -DETAILS TBA

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


07/01/2022 – 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.


14/01/2022 – PDI COMPETITION 4- OPEN SUBJECT

Judge -Carl Reeve LMPA 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


21/01/2022 – “What is a portrait?” with Tom Peck

"What is a portrait?" with Tom Peck

Tom’s presentation will look at the history of photographic portraiture from the Victorian beginnings through to our selfie culture of the 21st Century. You’ll never look at a portrait in the same way again. https://www.thomaspeckphotography.com/


25/01/2022 – Practical Tuesday


28/01/2022 – 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.


04/02/2022 – PDI COMPETITION 5- SET SUBJECT “TRANSPORT”

Judge – Trevor Prince Any mode of transport, cars, trains ships bicycles etc will qualify. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website).


11/02/2022 – “The Art in Architecture” with Les Forrester

"The Art in Architecture" with Les Forrester

Architecture is Les’s main love in photography, this presentation covers various aspects of his architectural photography, mainly reflecting on modern architecture and the occasional cityscapes. His style is based on visualizing architecture as art and not as record image. Les also walks you through from the RAW file to the final image. https://www.lesforrester.com/


18/02/2022 – Auction

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


22/02/2022 – Practical Tuesday


25/02/2022 – PDI COMPETITION 6- SET SUBJECT “MODERN ARCHITECTURE”

Judge – Malcolm Bull Modern Architecture is full of lines and curves and surfaces. You can make it as abstract as you like. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


04/03/2022 – “The Industrial Tourist – Exploring the Industrial North” with Andy Marland

"The Industrial Tourist - Exploring the Industrial North" with Andy Marland

This thought-provoking talk (previously titled ‘Mechanical Landscapes’) is a wander through the remnants of the northern industrial landscape. Covering diverse sites such as slate quarries in Snowdonia, abandoned textile mills, a disused coal mine, steelworks, a beached ship, as well as unique views of the inside of derelict cooling towers, this talk is somewhat different to the majority of camera club talks. The images are predominantly black and white, with splashes of colour. Check out Andy’s images at https://www.mechanicallandscapes.com/


11/03/2022 – The Art of Flower Photography” with Celia Henderson LRPS

The Art of Flower Photography” with Celia Henderson LRPS

Celia is an accomplished and creative fine-art phtographer specialising in flowers. See more of her work at http://www.celiahenderson.co.uk/gallery.htm.


18/03/2022 – BRIAN HODGSON TROPHY- THEME “THE WEATHER”

Judge – Glyn Paton LRPS One thing we have lots of in this country is weather so there should be many opportunities to get out over the season and record it! 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


25/03/2022 – PDI COMPETITION 7- OPEN SUBJECT

Judge -Mark Lanigan LRPS 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


01/04/2022 – “Camera RAW: What, Why and Should I Bother?” with Terry Hewitt

Terry’s talk will explain Camera RAW and Adobe DNG covering what they mean, their advantages and disadvantages, workflow, and non-destructive image editing. It will demonstrate workflow with Adobe Camera RAW in Bridge, Photoshop and Lightroom.


08/04/2022 – PDI COMPETITION 8- OPEN SUBJECT

Judge – Zaid Meherali 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)


22/04/2022 – SCPF Exhibition

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


26/04/2022 – Practical Tuesday


29/04/2022 – TBC

TBC


06/05/2022 – Photograph Of The Year

Judge – Giles Barkley 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.


13/05/2022 – 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.


20/05/2022 – 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.


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