Season Programme

Season 2022 – 2023 enrolment. Completed membership registration forms and subscriptions due.

September   7 “Demonstration of studio portraiture” – from a simple single flash to a full professional three light setup by Chris Bearman, MDO Studio.
  14
“Long Exposure Photography” –  Antony Zacharias covers wide-ranging aspects from night images and other long exposure examples. He demonstrates the value of neutral density filters and provides a wealth of tips to encourage members
  21 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 1
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: TBA.
  28 Janet Barton Memorial Lecture – “Impressionist Photography Techniques” – by Andy Small.  – This will include a look at techniques developed to photograph flowers and plants in the studio and outdoors. Also, landscapes covering multiple exposures and ‘In Camera Movements’ and the benefits of focussing on colour and composition.
October   5
Print of the Year Competition Round 1
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: TBA
  12 “Yellowstone in Winter” – A talk by John Nathan, a widely travelled photographer – all about snow, ice, scenery and wildlife.
  19 “Members’ Evening” – A celebration of skills and interests of some of our members.
  22
(Saturday) SPA AGM and Individual Print and PDI Competitions at
East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT
Closing date for PDIs of print entries is 2 weeks earlier on 8th October.
  25
(Tuesday 7.45 pm) Keith Hunt Digital AV Competition Judge: Paul Keene FRPS MPAGB MFIAP EFIAP/d3. This competition will again be held online (via Zoom).
  26 Projected Digital Image of the Year Themed Competition Round 2
One “Transport” image and one open image per member. Judge: TBA
November   2 “Mastering the Art (Monochrome)”. Fine Art photographer Simon Garratt speaks on how monochrome images have the capacity to focus the viewers’ attention down to the simplest bare elements of detail, texture, and tone.
    9 Print of the Year Competition Round 2
Judge: TBA.  Maximum of two images per member.  
  16 “From Camera Club and Beyond” – Sue Sibley. A journey through Southampton and New Forest CC and what to do with all those images entered into club competitions. Get them out of the cupboard and enter external comps to gain other Distinctions.
  19 (Saturday) SPA Inter-Club Print Championship at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT Time?
  23 St. Christopher Trophy Set Subject Competition
Set subject “Wet”. Maximum of two images per member which must have been taken after 31st May 2022. Judge: TBA
  30 “Little Print Show”. The latest ‘Wall Art’ offering from Jonathan Vaines (Blue Room Photography). The talk is based around images working as sets or panels. “I do enjoy working on small projects and use the camera to create art”. Many of the images are multiple exposure in camera and many are abstract. Jonathan will also show some of his favourite single images.
December   7 “Match a Slide” Competition –
Teams and team leaders to be organised in September. Judge: TBA
  14 Christmas Social.
  15 (Thursday) Farnborough Camera Club’s “Inter-Club Digital Competition” held virtually on ZOOM. Judge: TBA Probably 7:30 pm for a 7:45 start
  21 Christmas Break – no meeting.
  28 New Year Break – no meeting.
January   4 “Nepal” Landscape and Travel photographer Julian Elliot in the Upper Mustang region that borders Tibet, a little visited part of Nepal. Covering images from landscapes to new year festivities.
  11 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 3
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: TBA
  18 “Critique your own images.” Martin Patten – ‘We all find it challenging to critique our own images, divorcing our emotions from the process can be very difficult. Understanding how images are evaluated and what judges are looking for can really help us look at our images in a more constructive and detailed way’.
  25 Print of the Year Themed Competition Round 3
One mono and one open image per member. Judge: TBA
February   1 “ZOOM MEETING in the club room”
“Streets of Dublin.” A talk by Joe Houghton on his personal journey through Street Photography discussing craft, kit and influences.
    8 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 4
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: TBA
  TBA (Wednesday) Inter-club AV Evening with Alton & Ludshott at Holybourne Village Hall, Alton.
   13 (Monday) 7.45 for 8 pm. Guildford Photographic Society’s “Albany Cup” Competition at Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford GU4 7LP. Judge: Ken Scott ARPS APAGB MBPsS
   15 “There Be Dragons / Notting Hill.” Talks from Mark & Judy Buckley Sharp based on a phrase used on old maps for somewhere unexplored, covering back roads, valleys and villages in Turkey rarely visited by tourists from UK. The second half looks at Street Photography aspects of the annual carnival.
   20 (Monday) Bracknell Nine Clubs competition. 7.45 for 8 pm at Judge: Tony Oliver LRPS CPAGB. Available on Zoom only.
   22 Frank Wickenden Trophy Competition
For one or two panels of five prints – see rules. Judge: TBA
March   1 “ZOOM MEETING in the club room”
“Impressionist Photography”. Eva Polak (NZ) – The main presentation is 35 min long followed by Q&A. Thereafter impressionist tips and techniques and potentially AV presentations.
    7 (Tuesday 7.45 for 8 pm.) Woking Photographic Society’s Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Competition at Parkview, Centre, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ. Judge: TBA
    8 Members’ AV Competition for the Barbara Burge Trophy
Maximum 8 minutes per entrant. Full Rules are on the Members Website. Judge TBA
  15 “Members’ Evening” – A celebration of skills and interests of some of our members.
  22 Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 5
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: TBA
  29 “Landscapes – Making the Effort.” David Jenner – What makes the perfect Landscape photograph…?.
April   5 W&CCC Non-advanced Inter-club Challenge Cup Competition
Judge: TBA.
  12 ““How to cheat at Photography”. Steven Galvin confesses his sordid kiss ‘n’ tell secrets. He demonstrates various techniques on how to unfairly manipulate images by displaying and discussing examples to show how his more outrageous images were “manufactured.”
  19 Print of the Year Competition Round 4
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: TBA
  25 (Tuesday) Woking Silver Jubilee Competition – hosted by Woking Photographic Society at Parkview Centre for the Community, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ. Judge: Rosemary Wilman Hon. FRPS ABPE AFIAP APAGB
  26 “’Conversations’ – Ramblings of a so-called Street Photographer”. David Cantor. . ‘Street Portraiture is my passion. This wonderful genre comes with endless opportunities to interact with people from all walks of life, ethnicity and backgrounds’.
May   3 Manx Trophy Competition – Best Print of the Year
Maximum of two entries per entrant. Judge: TBA
   10 Annual General Meeting with an opportunity to socialise after the meeting.
  TBA (Saturday) SPA Inter-Club PDI Championship Competition at East Horsley Village Hall
   17 “ZOOM MEETING in the club room”
“Day to Day Sports Photography” and “Covering Five Olympic & Paralympic Games”.
Mark Pain,
award-winning Olympic Sports Photographer, presents 2 halves: The first on day-to-day photography both in the UK and Europe, with the second half covering images and experiences from five Olympic and Paralympic Games.
   24 Roy Devereux Trophy – Best Projected Digital Image of the Year
Maximum of two entries per entrant. Judge: TBA
   31 Finals Night and The Paul Barrow Nature Trophy Competition
Presentation of trophies and awards. Judged in advance by TBA
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Meetings are held at our regular venue on Wednesday evenings commencing at 7:45pm unless otherwise stated.

The club does not meet in the summer months of June, July, and August; although meetings may be arranged at times and venues to be decided.

2023 – 2024 Season commences 6th September 2023