Season 2023 – 2024 enrolment.
Completed membership registration forms and subscriptions due.
|September||6||“Close-up and Macro Nature Photography” – Daniel Bridge
Covering the different types of close-up and macro shots we can take, the variety of subjects available, lighting, lenses and accessories, techniques, focus stacking, and more. Subjects ranging from insects to flowers, abstracts to animals.
||“The View from the Pit” – Simon Reed.
The first half deals very much with the music part of music photography – the how and the why I got started. The second part details the photography part of music photography – equipment and techniques.
|20||Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 1
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Paul Graber ARPS
|27||Astrophotography – Dr Lilian Hobbs
Talking about all the different types of things you can see in the night sky, from the milky way to planets, distant galaxies and even how to photograph the International Space Station as it passes overhead. Colour and composition.
||Print of the Year Competition Round 1
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: David Eastley LRPS
|11||“Developing Your Mono Vision” – Simon Ellingworth speaking via ZOOM.
A discussion on what black and white photography achieves for photographers, what makes a powerful mono image, and the range of images from genres including portraiture, landscape, street, etc
|17||(Tuesday) Keith Hunt Digital AV hosted by Woking Photographic Society at Parkview Centre for the Community, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ Judge: TBC.|
|18||“Members’ Evening” Including “A Picture of India” by Peter Walmsley|
|21||(Saturday) SPA Individual Print & PDI competition and AGM East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT|
|25||Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 2
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Graham Mansfield
|November||1||“He Shoots, He Scores” – Andrew Moss.
How to take different images of sports and action. From accessing and scouting the arena to shooting and then processing a wide range of sports. I share the inside track on sports from croquet to roller derby and chess boxing to rugby and prove you don’t have to get a press pass to take stunning images.
|8||Print of the Year Competition Round 2
One entry with two images on one mountboard; one open image
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: TBA
|15||St. Christopher Trophy Set Subject Competition on the Theme of “Weather”
Subject is Weather, maximum of two images per member which must have been taken after 31st May 2023. Judge: Eddie Hyde FRPS
|18||(Saturday) SPA Inter-Club Print Championship at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT|
|22||Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 3
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Caroline Colgate ARPS APAGB
|29||“Creating an AV” – Alastair Taylor, ARPS, DPAGB
Been away on a great trip and brought home loads of great images? Not sure how to tell the story? Why not turn them into an AV Presentation which you can use to tell your story, share your emotions and feeling about the place, and perhaps even enter an AV Competition.
|December||6||Fun Competition Men vs. Women
Team leaders to be organised in September. Judge: Ian Brash CPAGB BPE3*
|20||Christmas Break – no meeting.|
|27||New Year Break – no meeting.|
|January||3||“The Prints and the Paper” – Chris Palmer.
This is not a technical talk but will make the audience aware of the personal approach I take both to my photography, and subsequent printing. “When viewing the finished print, I am guided by an underlying question…” Have I done the image justice?”
|10||Projected Digital Image of the Year Themed Competition Round 4
One panoramic image, one open image.
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Gladys Perrier LRPS
|17||ZOOM “Classic Wild Landscapes.” – David Boag
In this lecture we will look at a variety of landscapes or habitat pictures and whilst enjoying the scenery we will draw out of it various features that we can use to improve our photography. Whilst almost any camera can be used for an appealing landscape we can consider using it in a different way.
|24||Print of the Year Competition Round 3
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Steve Galvin LRPS
|31||“Patagonia, Landscape Photography at the End of the World” – Julian Elliot.
The trials and tribulations of working on commission in the Patagonian fjords on a cruise ship. Very often from an outsider’s point of view the life of a travel photographer looks glamorous and exciting. What is not seen is the battles against ‘Mother Nature’ when working on the job.
|February||7||Wickenden Trophy Competition
For one or two panels of five prints. Judge: Janey Devine FRPS
|14||Studio Activity Evening – Still Life (Focus Stacking / HDR) / Portrait / Print Mounting)|
|21||Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 5
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Rob Bonfield
|28||“One a Week, Every Week” – Darren Pullman
My presentation shows the pictures I took in the first two years of doing a picture a week challenge. 2019 and 2020 were quite different years, though ….
|March||5||(Tuesday) Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl hosted by Woking Photographic Society at Parkview Centre for the Community, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ Judge: Judge: Ken Scott ARPS APAGB|
|6||Barbara Burge Competition for AV
Eight minutes maximum per entrant. Judge: Norman Horsham CPAGB
|13||Woking Silver Jubilee Competition – We host this annual competition. Judge: Rosemary Wilman Hon FRPS, AFIAP, BPE 5*|
|20||Paul Barrow Nature Competition
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Roger Reynolds Hon FRPS, FBPAA, FBPE, APAGB
|27||“Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) & Multiple Exposures (ME)” – Steven Kingswell.
A look at the techniques of ICM, who the current photographers are that have the top reputation for this work in the field. It then explores my journey with this type of work.
|April||3||W&CCC Non-advanced Inter-club Challenge Cup Competition
Judge: Tim Clarke LRPS
|10||“The Roof of South America – Bolivia.” by John Nathan
Bolivia with a touch of Brazil (Rio and Iguassu). We visited Lake Titicaca, trekked round Illimani and drove across the Uyuni salt flat, the biggest in the world and recently on Simon Reeve’s programme. They are so big they can be seen from space.
|17||Print of the Year Competition Round 4
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Tim Morland LRPS
|24||Members’ Talks – Carol Drew, Niall Ferguson (TBC) .|
|May||1||Roy Devereux Trophy Competition for the best Projected Digital Image
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: Sue Sibley ARPS, CPAGB, EFIAP, BPE3*
|8||Annual General Meeting|
|15||Manx Cup Competition for the best Print of the Year
Maximum of two images per member. Judge: David Smith LRPS, CPAGB
|22||“The stunning architecture of Valencia” – Steve Gosling.
‘I have spent many visits to Valencia photographing the amazing Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences). This complex of stunning modern architecture is mind blowing and creates a feast for the camera’
|29||Finals Night Presentation of Awards and Social|
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, as well as a digital image corresponding to the dimensions below which will be projected for overall viewing.
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.
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.