Season Programme

Season 2021-2022 enrolment. Completed membership registration forms and subscriptions are due.
Until further notice images for Print competitions must be submitted as PDIs.
In March we resumed face to face meetings at our new venue in Deepcut.

September    1 “Cowboys in America” Michael Huggan will show his images of Cowboys on ranches
in Colorado and Wyoming and the fast action Rodeos.
   8 “Wildlife and Work of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya” A talk by Glyn Edmunds.
  15 Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 1 Judged by Sheena Rogers. Two entries per member.
  22 “Creative Composites” A talk by Glenys Garnet showing how she builds creative
composites in Photoshop. It includes adding textures and making photographic brushes.
  29 Print of the Year Competition Round 1 Judged by Kevin Day
October    6
“A Year in East Anglia” Harry Wheeler Brand will talk about the last year of visiting
East Anglia’s fantastic coastlines, hidden landscapes and eloquent waterways.
 13 “Members’ Evening” A celebration of skills and interests of some of our members.
 20 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 2  Judge: David Lloyd LRPS. Two entries  per member.
 23 (Saturday) SPA AGM and Individual Print and PDI Competitions at East Horsley Village Hall KT24 6QT.
 26 (Tuesday 7.45 pm) Woking PC’s Keith Hunt Digital AV Competition at Parkview Centre, Sheerwater Recreation Centre, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ. Judged by Graeme Wales LRPS CPAGB BPE1.
 27 “Night Sky Photography” Sally Sallett will give her new talk about night sky photography.
November    3 Print of the Year Competition Round 2. Theme Competition. ‘In the style of’ … (naming artist). Judged by Sue Sibley ARPS CDAGB EFIAP BPE3*
 10 “Spirit of the Western US” Professional landscape photographer, Nic Stover from San Luis Obispo, California, will take us on a journey through “The West” and 36 National Parks in 11 states.
 17 Images of Iceland” Colin Westgate’s talk visits most of the Icelandic features, including lava fields, ice caps, glaciers, hot springs, geysers, waterfalls, black beaches and the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010.
 20 (Saturday) SPA Inter-Club Print Championship at East Horsley Village Hall KT24 6QT. Judge TBA.
 24 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 3 Judged by Jay Charnock FRPS.
December    1 “Seeing Opportunity” Erica Oram will talk about making the most of limited time for photography by “seeing” opportunity and by being a little creative both in camera and afterwards.
   8 St. Christopher Trophy Set Subject Competition – “Calm” for PDIs
Judged by Eddie Hyde ARPS. Entries must have been taken after 31st May 2021
 15 Christmas Social.  Festive food and entertainment. Location tba.
 16 (Thursday) Farnborough Camera Club’s “Inter-Club PDI Challenge” to be held virtually. Judge tba
 22 Christmas Break – no meeting.
 29 New Year Break – no meeting.
January    5 “British Wildlife” Tesni Ward is a wildlife and nature photographer and an Olympus/Benro/PermaJet Ambassador based in Sheffield. Her talk covers stories from the field, essential field craft and how to remain ethical whilst developing your portfolio. To be held on ZOOM
 12 Men v’s Women Competition Judged by Graeme Wales LRPS CPAGB BPE1*
 19 Print of the Year Competition Round 3 Judged by Martin Patten LRPS CPAGB BPE2*. Maximum 2 prints per member.
 26 “Archive Video Evening” from our own Alan Meeks.
February    2 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 4 Theme – Landscape within a three hour drive from home. Judged by Tim Morland ARPS.
   2 (Wednesday) Inter-club AV Evening with Alton & Ludshott at Holybourne Village Hall, Alton. Judge TBA
   9 “Access to Photography – Travel and Street” A talk by Lawrence Homewood covering his camera equipment and accessories, setting, tricks and techniques, useful facts, knowing your rights, composing and editing images, staged and un-staged street photography. Images featured were taken all over the United Kingdom, Europe and Thailand featuring a diverse selection of people, buildings and locations. All images have been edited and many were used to gain Lawrence’s photographic distinctions with BPE, PAGB and FIAP.
 14 (Monday) 7.45 for 8 pm. Guildford Photographic Society’s “Albany Cup” Competition at Burpham Village Hall, Burpham Lane, Guildford GU4 7LP. Judged by David Eastley.
 16 Frank Wickenden Trophy Competition for panels of 5 prints. Judged by Rob Bonfield.
 23 “Kingdom of the Ice Bear” Bob Johnson spent 4 weeks touring the island of Svalbard in search of seals and polar bears and will give us an insight into his polar adventure.
March    2 Members’ AV Competition for the Barbara Burge Trophy  Judged by Howard Bagshaw ARPS MPAGB/AV. Maximum of 8 minutes per entrant. Full Rules are on the Members Website
   8 (Tuesday 7.45 for 8 pm.) Woking Photographic Society’s Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Competition Judged by Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB APAGB at Parkview, Centre, Sheerwater Recreation Ground, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ.
   9 “Members’ Evening” – another opportunity to enjoy the skills and interests of some of our members.
 14 (Monday 7.30 for 8 pm.) Bracknell Camera Club’s “Nine Clubs” Competition Judged by Rob Bonfield
 16 Projected Digital Image of the Year Competition Round 5 Judged by Amanda Wright”.  Maximum 2 images per entrant.
 23 “Wildlife of Costa Rica” Ann Healey ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b BPE3* will talk about her photography in Costa Rica..
 30 W&CCC Inter-club Challenge Competition for non-advanced photographers Judged by Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1* QPSA.
April All SPA Biennial Exhibition at Guilford House Gallery GU1 3AJ. Opens 1st April, closes 2nd May
April   6 “Night & Day panoramas & award-winning photographs” David Jenner will give a guided tour through his photographic career focusing on his unique panoramas which capture a complete day and night in one image. The second half will show many other award-winning images accompanied by tales of near misses and humorous anecdotes.
 13 Print of the Year Competition Round 4 Judged by Graham Mansfield. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
 20 “RHS Garden Photography” Nigel Chapman was the Royal Horticultural Society Photographer of the Year in 2005 and was awarded gold medals at the RHS Autumn Exhibitions in 2006, 2008, 2010, and again last year for the panel “Waterside Plants”. He particularly enjoys making books of his images using both traditional methods and also online publishing.
 21 (Thursday) Woking Silver Jubilee Competition – hosted by Farnborough CC Judge tba.
 27 Best PDI of the year Competition for The Roy Devereux Trophy
Judged by Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS ABPE AFIAP BPE5* APAGBA non-scoring competition. Images must have been entered in other club PDI competitions in the current year.  Maximum of two entries per entrant
May   4 Annual General Meeting
 11 “Infrared Photography” A talk by Simon Weir. This fascinating and inspiring talk looks at the history of infrared photography over the last 100 years. It covers the discovery of “invisible” light, the invention of IR films and their many civilian and military uses, the move to digital camera conversion and even a moment of space exploration. Along the way he showcases the work of fine-art IR photographers from around the world as well as his own extensive portfolio of IR images taken over 15 years.
TBA (Saturday) SPA Inter-Club PDI Championship Competition at East Horsley Village Hall.
 18 Manx Cup Competition for the best Print (PAlt) on on the night Judged by David Smith LRPS CPAGB. A non-scoring competition. Images must have been entered in other club PALT competitions in the past two years. Maximum of two entries per entrant.
 25 Finals Night and The Paul Barrow Nature Trophy Competition Presentation of trophies and awards. Judged in advance by Ann Healey ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE3*
The 2022 -2023 season commences on 7 September 2022

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.


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

The 2021-2022 season commences on 1st September 2021.