Season Programme

Online Meetings – July to Sept 2020

July 8 Mark Pain – Yateley Camera Club. Mark is a Sports Photographer.
22 Glenys Garnett – Glenys runs Creative techniques workshops for the RPS. Tony, Nick Gooderham and I attended one in March and enjoyed it. Glenys will do a presentation on an Introduction to Creative Techniques and a second half on using projects to help develop your Creativity
August 5 Darren Pullman will give us the talk he was scheduled for earlier in the season: “You’ve Taken The Picture …. Now what?”
Creating a great image doesn’t stop when you’ve pressed the shutter. Here are some ideas for what happens next.
26 Roger Crocombe – returning by popular demand to deliver his Introduction to Lightroom Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC. This two hour lecture covers both the “why” and the “how” of using Adobe’s Digital Asset Manager. If you take more than a few pictures a week then Lightroom could speed up your photographic workflow significantly. For those using RAW processing it is also much more intuitive than either Photoshop Elements or Creative Suite. The lecture covers the Library and Develop function in detail as well as how to export images for PDI and print competitions as well as to the web.
Reminders will be sent in advance, but we expect each of the above meetings to start at 7:30 pm. Dates below are for last year.
September 4 “As I See It” talk by Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS ABPE AFIAP APAGB – Rosemary will describe how she approaches her photography in different situations. She aims to provide ideas for less experienced photographer.
Season 2019-2020 enrolment. Completed membership registration forms and subscriptions due
11 “How did you do that?” – Dr Barry Senior Hon FRPS, APAGB
This is a demonstration of non-destructive editing using Photoshop showing the layers I have used in producing the finished prints which will be displayed. There will be a short introduction to layers, layer masks and adjustment layers. Topics covered may include sharpening, enhancing details, conversion to monochrome, creating reflections and simple composites. Many of the techniques can be used in later versions of PS Elements.
18 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 1. Judge: Eddie Hyde ARPS. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
25 “Why Landscape Photography is so Rewarding” A talk by Andy Tobin
Andy has had a lot of experience with photographing premier rugby and football matches. He has changed direction completely now, and this is his story about how he has embraced landscape photography.
October 2 Print of the Year Competition Round 1. Judge David Smith: LRPS CPAGB. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
9 “PIC – The Pat and Ian Collection” by Ian Brash BPE2* and Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1*
The talk is about their award-winning work from BPE exhibitions, CPAGB panels and internal club comps. This is what they call their ‘serious’ work as opposed to their PIMS fun evening.
16 “Camera, Motorbike and Stars Adventures” Dr. Lilian Hobbs LRPS, astrophotographer, travelled 18,500 miles around America by motorcycle. Lilian will also share her images of the night sky from down under.
19 Saturday SPA AGM and Individual Print and PDI Competitions at East Horsley Village Hall
22 (Tuesday 7.45 for 8 pm) Woking’s Keith Hunt Digital AV Competition at Parkview Centre, Sheerwater Recreation Centre, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ Judge: Roger Mendham LRPS
23 Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 2. – Subject “Still Life” Judge: Roy Budden. Maximum 2 image files per entrant. Of the two images that may be entered ONE must be theme.
30 “Members’ Evening” A celebration of skills and interests of some of our members.
November 6 Print of the Year Competition Round 2. Judge: Tim Morland. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
13 “Nature Photography – Telling a Story” by Adrian Davies. As a professional wildlife and natural history photographer, Adrian looks for something different in his images to convey information about his subject.
20 “Urban Garden Safari” by Dr Barrie Brown LRPS
An exploration of the variety, colours, patterns and shocking drama of the fauna living in the gardens and green spaces of suburban London. Presentation includes AVs.
23 (Saturday) SPA Inter-Club Print Championship at East Horsley Village Hall
27 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 3. Judge: Rob Bonfield. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
December 4 “Digital Alternative Printing” by John Bradshaw.
Using digital techniques to replicate old printing techniques such as cyanotype, platinotype, bromoil, lith painting, etc. It includes a Photoshop tutorial showing the various techniques by which these appearances can be achieved digitally.
11 St. Christopher Trophy Set Subject Competition – “Shadows” for PDIs.
Judge: Rosemary Wilman Hon.FRPS AFIAP BPE5* APAGB. Entries must have been taken after 31st May 2019
18 Christmas Social. Festive food and entertainment in the Garden Room.
19 (Thursday) Farnborough Camera Club’s “Inter-Club Challenge” at Heatherside Community Centre, Martindale Avenue, Heatherside, Camberley GU15 1BB, at 7.30 pm.
25 Christmas Break – no meeting.
January 1 New Year Break – no meeting.
8 “The Great Silk Road Today”’ by David Smith LRPS CPAGB
Starting in Xian in China we head for Istanbul in Turkey following the route of the Silk Road stopping in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan including the city of Merv, once one of the world’s biggest cities until it was destroyed by Genghis Khan.
15 “Coast 17 – Walking The Coast of Britain” by Ken Scott ARPS Bsc(Hons) MBPsS who will present a visual record of our country’s coastline taken on his highly ambitious walk solo around the coast of Britain. His presentation shows his unique style of mixing landscapes and light, people, abstract art and everyday observations.
22 Print of the Year Competition Round 3. Judge: David Carine. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
29 “Archive Video Evening” Alan Meeks
Some new and some not so new excerpts from Alan’s own extensive video archive.
February 3 Three Club Friendly AV Event at Ludshott
5 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 4. Judge: Gordon Roots ARPS. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
12 “Part 2 of The Monopoly Project” by Peter Maybury LRPS
Peter completes his talk about his Monopoly project where he photographs all the places on the playing board.
17 (Monday) 7.45 for 8 pm. Guildford Photographic Society’s “Albany Cup” Competition at Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford GU4 7LP. Judge: Glyn Edmunds.
19 Frank Wickenden Trophy Competition for panels of 5 prints. Judge: Amanda Wright
26 “Outdoor Photography” by Matthew Cattell, Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2016 and a passionate landscape and wildlife photographer. His work ranges from wide landscapes, intimate scenes, wildlife and details.
March 2 (Monday 7.15 for 8 pm.) Bracknell Camera Club’s “Nine Clubs” Competition at Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7GR.
4 Members’ AV Competition for the Barbara Burge Trophy. Judge: Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB Maximum of 8 minutes per entrant. Full Rules are on the Members Website.
10 (Tuesday 7.45 for 8 pm.) Woking Photographic Society’s Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Competition judged by Chris Palmer FRPS, EFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB at Parkview, Centre, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ
11 Members’ Evening. The second of the two evenings this season when we hear about the skills and interests of some of our members.
18 Print of the Year Competition Round 4 – “Architecture” – Cancelled. Judge: Paul Graber LRPS. Maximum 2 prints per entrant. Of the two images that may be entered ONE must be theme.
25 “You’ve Taken The Picture …. Now what?” by Darren Pullman AFIAP CPAGB BPE1*
Creating a great image doesn’t stop when you’ve pressed the shutter. Here are some ideas for what happens next.
April 1 Windlesham and Camberley Inter-Club Challenge Competition Judge: Don Morley.
Event for non-advanced photographers with five other invited clubs competing for the Challenge Trophy.
8 “HDR Images” by Roger Crocombe. Roger will discuss how to capture HDR images and how to produce natural looking images using three different software packages – Photomatix, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS.
15 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 5. – now on the 29th April – entries to the Competition Secretary by the 24th –  Judge: Gordon Rae. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
21 Woking Silver Jubilee Trophy Competition. Judge: TBA. Hosted by Guildford Photographic Society at Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford GU4 7LP
22 “Shooting Sculptures” by Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB Images of Other People’s Art is a fascinating and rewarding aspect of photography with its own technical challenges and opportunities for artistic expression. In this talk Jeff hopes to inform and enlighten us and encourage us to approach this source of images with our own interpretation.
29 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 5. Judge: David Lloyd. Maximum 2 image files per entrant. Entries to the Internal Competition Secretary by 24th April.
May 2 (Saturday) SPA Inter-Club PDI Championship Competition at East Horsley Village Hall, KT24 6QT
6 Annual General Meeting with an opportunity to socialise after the meeting.
9 (Saturday) “Lightwater Village Fete” at All Saints Church. Club print and PDI show (To be confirmed)
13 “Dragon’s Journey” by Margaret Salisbury FRPS MFIAP FIPF FSITTP FSINWP AWPF APAGB
The Dragon’s Journey is not where I have been on travels but my journey into the wonderful world of photography. Sponsored by Fotospeed.
16 (Saturday) Surrey Heath Show at Frimley Lodge Park. Club print exhibition. (To be confirmed)
27 Manx Cup Competition. (later than planned). A non-scoring competition. Images must have been entered in other club PDI competitions in the past two years.  Titles (max. 2) must be supplied to the Internal Competition Secretary by 15th May for judging in advance by Sheena Rogers.
May 19-20 The Paul Barrow Nature Trophy will be announced. Titles (max. 3) must be supplied to the Internal Competition Secretary by 9th May for judging in advance by Chris Palmer, FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB.
June 24 Finals Night. according to official guidelines in progress.
Theme is “Three on a PDI” Titles (max. 1) must be supplied to the Internal Competition Secretary by 23rd May – any format, any theme or subjects, any images taken by member at any time but not been entered for any club competition.
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Members note for competitions: For Projected Digital Image and Print competitions a zip file containing the images must be sent by email to the relevant Internal Competition Secretary latest at the end of the Friday before the competition. For print competitions the titles must be also notified by email to the Print Internal Competition Secretary latest at the end of the Friday before the competition.

PDI resolution for club competitions is max 1600px horizontal x max 1200px vertical. Image files for projection alongside your print need also to be max 1600px x max 1200px.

Full instructions are on the Members Website. Detailed Rules for all types of competitions and the Club Constitution are also on the Members Website.

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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 evening outings may be arranged at times and venues to be decided.

The 2020-2021 season commences on 2nd September 2020.