Season Programme

Season Programme 2018-2019

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September 5 “Welcome Back” and talk by Margaret Salisbury – We return from our summer break with a talk by Margaret Salisbury Sponsored by Fotospeed. A completely new talk, illustrated with new prints in mono and colour from recent travels to many parts of the world. The country, landscapes, shops, places, events, wildlife and best of all, “the people”, which have been photographed in Margaret’s own way.
[ Also season 2018-2019 enrolment with completed membership registration forms and subscriptions due. ]
12 “Hidden Wonders of the Night Sky”Lilian Hobbs. Lilian Hobbs LRPS is an astro-photographer living close to the light polluted skies of Southampton. From her garden observatory which has been featured on the BBC Sky at Night, she will share with you some of the amazing sights hidden to the naked eye that are in the skies above us.
[ Members please note this meeting is at 7:45pm in The Music Bar room at the Lakeside Country Club Complex, Wharf Road, Frimley Green GU16 6JR. ]
19 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 1. Judge: Ian Brash BPE2*. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
26 “Julia Margaret Cameron” – Dr. Judy Hill. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) took up photography almost twenty-five years after its invention. Judy will look at her life and examine her work she called the “divine art of photography”.
October 3 Print of the Year Competition Round 1. Judge: Roger Mendham LRPS. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
10 “Ethiopia: The Northern Historical Circuit”Rob Bonfield. The journey around the Northern historic circuit from Addis through Lalibela, Adigrat, Axum, the Simien Mountains and Gonder, taking in a few World Heritage Sites along the way.
13 (Saturday) External Event – Surrey Photographic Association (SPA) AGM and Print & PDI competition (Open & Nature) for individual Club Members at East Horsley.
17 “Looking Back Through the Lens – A Psychological Study of Photographers” – Barrie Brown. The influence of the personality of club photographers on their photographic preferences – what images they take, how and why, and what they like to do with them.
23 (Tuesday) Woking’s Keith Hunt Digital AV Competition for individuals at Parkview Centre, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ. Judge: Graham Sergeant FRPS.
24 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 2 : Landscape. Judge: Carole Speight ARPS, DPAGB. Maximum 2 image files per entrant. Of those two images that may be entered ONE must be a landscape.
31 “Landscape and Travel”Slawek Staszczuk. Slawek will present a selection of images taken both locally and further afield, with extensive commentary regarding his techniques, tools, approach etc. Questions are encouraged.
November 7 Print of the Year Competition Round 2. Judge: Royston Williamson. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
14 “Monopoly Project”Peter Merry. Peter has completed a project where he visits all the original Monopoly locations. His images are far from being ‘record’ shots, and his approach is most interesting.
21 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 3. Judge: Martin Faiers. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
24 (Saturday) External Event – Surrey Photographic Association (SPA) Inter-club Print Championship at East Horsley Village Hall.
28 “Mainly Mono”Max Adelman. Max’s talk will be about his life and times in photography focusing on his black and white portrait work and stories around some of the well known personalities he’s encountered.
December 5 “P.I.M.S.”Ian Brash BPE2* and Pat Couder CPAGB, BPE1*. A digital presentation of before and afters of challenges we set ourselves to be taken solely indoors. There’s a lot of humour and audience participation.
12 Print Competition – Set Subject – “Trees”. Judge: Caroline Colgate ARPS, APAGB. Maximum 2 prints per entrant. This is a non-league competition and the St. Christopher Trophy will be awarded on the night. The image entries must have been taken after 31st May 2018.
19 Christmas Social. Festive food and entertainment in the Garden Room.
20 (Thursday) External Event – Farnborough Camera Club’s “Inter-Club Challenge” at Farnborough Community Centre Meudon Ave, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7LE at 7:45pm. Judge: Leo Rich ARPS, EFIAP/gold, DPAGB, BPE3*, Hon. PAGB.
26 Christmas Break – no meeting.
January 2 New Year Break – no meeting.
9 “The Art of Bird Photography”George McCarthy. George has been a professional wildlife photographer for over 30 years specialising in British wildlife and the countryside. Today he runs tours and workshops in this country and abroad and in tonight’s talk he demonstrates the tips, tricks, and skills required to photograph birds at the top level.
16 Print of the Year Competition Round 3. Judge: Gordon Brown LRPS. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
23 “Composition in the Landscape”Alan Barrett. Alan started photographing seriously in the late 1990’s in anticipation of his then up-coming retirement from business. He is not interested in photography as a competitive activity and does not enter competitions nor seek distinctions of any description – he photographs purely for his own pleasure, although he does enjoy sharing his images with like-minded people.
30 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 4. Judge: Peter Orr ARPS. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
February 6 “Photographing Nature More Creatively”David Boag. David aims to give an inspirational lecture that enthuses and encourages the audience to develop more creative ideas. It is for any photographic ability and the whole point is to show great shots that almost any club member could produce.
13 Frank Wickenden Trophy Competition for panels of 5 prints. Judge: Ken Scott ARPS. Maximum of 2 panels per entrant. This is a non-scoring competition.
18 (Monday) External Event – Guildford Photographic Society’s “Albany Cup” Competition at Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford GU4 7LP, at 8:00pm. Judge: Ian Brash BPE2*.
20 “Underwater Photography”Keith Lyall. Keith’s passion is his scuba diving. He will show us a wide range of underwater photography from all over the world.
27 Windlesham & Camberley Inter-club Challenge Competition. Judge: Chris Palmer FRPS, EFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB. We host our second inter-club challenge event for non-advanced photographers with five other invited clubs competing for the Challenge Trophy.
March 4 (Monday) External Event – Bracknell Camera Club’s “9 Clubs” Competition at The Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell, RG12 7GR at 7:30pm. Judge: TBD.
6 Members’ Evening. A celebration of skills and interests of some of our members.
12 (Tuesday) External Event – Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Competition judged by Don Morley at Parkview Centre, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ at 7:45pm for 8:00pm.
13 Print of the Year Competition Round 4 : Mono. Judge: Marcus Scott-Taggart AFIAP. Maximum 2 prints per entrant per entrant. Of the two images that may be entered ONE must be monochrome.
20 “Confessions of a Landscape Photographer”Paul Mitchell. An illustrated talk about how Paul researches and plans ahead before going on his landscape photography trips, including insights into techniques and equipment he uses as well the type of landscape images he would make under varying weather conditions.
27 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 5. Judge: Darren Pullman. Maximum 2 image files per entrant.
April 3 “Fine Art Flower and Nature Photography”Andy Small. Andy Small is a professional Fine Art photographer and RHS course tutor who specialises in photographs of flowers, nature and landscape, particularly of the British Isles.
10 Members’ AV Competition for the Barbara Burge Trophy. Judge: Steve Poole. Entrants have a maximum of 8 minutes and can use this in any way they wish. Please refer to the rules on the Members Website.
17 Woking Photographic Society’s Silver Jubilee Trophy (External). Hosted by us at Windlesham & Camberley in the Garden Room. Judge: Leo Rich ARPS, EFIAP/gold, DPAGB, BPE3*, Hon.PAGB.
24 Print of the Year Competition Round 5. Judge: Jay Charnock FRPS. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
May 1 “Motion and Experimentation” – Simon Parker. Simon’s talk will cover using motion in stills photography and experimentation within this technique.
8 Annual General Meeting with an opportunity to socialise after the meeting.
11 (Saturday) External Event – SPA Inter-Club PDI Competition.
11 (Saturday) External Event – Lightwater Village Fete at All Saints Church, Lightwater. Club print and PDI show.
15 “Glimpses of Goa”Iggy Tavares. Iggy’s talk comprises more than 250 images from several trips to Goa since 1975. It covers temples and cathedrals, markets and beaches, and much more – with a little bit of history, too.
18 (Saturday) External Event – Surrey Heath Show at Frimley Lodge Park, Frimley Green. Club print exhibition.
22 Manx Trophy Competition for the best Projected Digital Image on the night. Judge: Jeff Lawrence LRPS, CPAGB. Maximum 2 image files per entrant. This is a non-scoring competition and images must have been entered in other club PDI competitions in the past two years.
29 Finals Night. Social evening with entertainment and presentation of trophies and awards. The Paul Barrow Nature Trophy Competition (for PDI) will also be awarded. Titles (maximum 2 per entrant) for the Paul Barrow Trophy need to be supplied to the Internal Competition Secretary by 24th April 2019 and the judging will take place remotely after that (judge: Ann Healey ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE1*).

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.


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 2019-2020 season commences on 4th September 2019.