Season Programme

Online “Zoom” Meetings – from July until the forseeable future.

Reminders will be sent in advance, but we expect each of the below meetings to start at 7:30 pm. As the situation evolves regarding the coronavirus and government advice, members will be informed concerning any changes of time or venue.

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.
September   2 Macro Phtography, “Out of the Ordinary” –  a talk and slideshow by Colleen Slater BA, ARPS, – discussing lighting, composition and post processing.  Colleen aims to cover all levels of knowledge and experience.
    9 “Latest Olympus Products” – Jeremy, “Jez” Sugars – Jez will demonstrate the latest Olympus products, cameras and lenses.
  16 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 1Judge: Royston Williams. Two entries  per member.
  23 “Exposure to risk” – a talk by Steve Best, a comedian and photographer who has managed to combine his two passions into a fascinating career. Being a comedian himself, he’s welcome in any green room (camera and all!) and can tell us how he takes shots onstage during a live performance without distracting the performers.
  30 Print Alternative Round 1 (PAlt) Judge Gordon Brown: ARPS. Theme is “from my archive”, literally from “All the images you have ever taken and kept! “. Two entries per member. 
October   7 “Flash Photography” by Brian Worley
Brian Worley is a photography trainer and photographer. He’s a Canon specialist, and enjoys bringing a touch of added light to his images. Tonight’s presentation is a mix of samples of his work with explanations, and a photo shoot demonstration.
  14 “Members’ Evening” – A celebration of skills and interests of some of our members.
  21 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 2 Judge: Peter Orr ARPS. Two entries per member. 
  28 “Sports and Event Photography” by Michael Huggan – Michael’s approach to capturing that special shot, including Motorsport, Equestrian, Track & Field at international events, clubs and schools. The talk will cover camera settings, lens’ choices and goals.
November   4 Print Alternative Round 2 (PAlt) Judge: Paul Graber LRPS.  Theme is “Architecture”, (from last year).  Two entries per member. 
  11 “Music and Concert Photography” by Simon Reed.
Simon is a freelance photographer specialising in music and events. His work has been published in national newspapers and books and he is a regular contributor to the Rockshot music and culture magazine. He is predominantly a live music photographer, but also undertakes band and individual portraiture work.
  18 “Never underestimate an old woman with a camera” by Sally Sallett ARPS – Sally is a very accomplished photographer and uses her own styles of photography and post processing techniques which she will touch upon in her talk.
  25 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 3Judge: Martin Faiers. Two entries per member. 
  26 (Thursday), Farnborough Inter-Club Projected Digital Image Competition Judge: Peter Wells. ARPS CPAGB BPE3* EFIAP. .
December   2 “That Wild Idea” – a talk by Jordan Banks from a photography company specialising in travel and tuition.
    9 St. Christopher Trophy Set Subject Competition – set subject “Curves” for PDIs.
Judge: Caroline Colgate ARPS, APAGB . Maximum of two PDI entries per entrant.  Entries must have been taken after 24th June 2020.
  16 Christmas Social.  Festive food and entertainment in the Garden Room.
  23 Christmas Break – no meeting.
  30 New Year Break – no meeting.
January   6 “Feel the land – Photography & Emotion” by Astrid McGechan.
Astrid is a freelance photographer and book author based in Surrey. Initially, Astrid photographed almost exclusively landscapes, more recently she has become fascinated by urban life and architecture and has spent some time photographing in cities in the UK and abroad. 
  13 “Men v’s Women” – a fun competition to be judged by Mike Warren ARPS. Thirty entries are required for each team.  More information and rules to follow in September, two team captains will be needed!
  18 (Monday), Epsom Inter-Club Challenge Competition – Judge: TBA. Event for non-advanced photographers with other invited clubs competing for the Challenge Trophy.
  20 Print Alternative Round 3 (PAlt) – Judge: Graeme Sleeman, member of SIFGP.     A themed evening, “Inside my house or Indoors close up”. Maximum 2 prints per member.
  27 “Archive Video Evening” from our own Alan Meeks.
Some new and some not so new excerpts from Alan’s own extensive video archive.
February   3 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 4 –  Judge: Ian Brash CPAGB BPE2*. The them is “Abstract”. Maximum 2 prints per entrant, 1 entry to be theme, 1 entry to be open.
  10 “Improving your photography” talk by Martin Patten DPAGB, LRPS, BPE4*, QPSA.  After initially having a career in IT, Martin is now a professional photographer mainly specialising in nature (Flora and Fauna)  and branching out into most other styles of photography.
  17 Frank Wickenden Trophy Competition for panels of 5 prints. Judge: Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB.  See rules for more details, one or two entries per member – decision after asking for interest on 3rd February.
  24 “Infrared photography” by Simon Weir.
Simon 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!  The work of fine-art IR photographers from around the world is also covered as well as his own extensive portfolio of IR images taken over 15 years.
March   3 Members’ AV Competition for the Barbara Burge Trophy – Judge: Roger Mendham LRPS. Maximum of 8 minutes per entrant. Full Rules are on the Members Website.
    8 (Monday), “Bracknell Nines Event” – Judge: Rosemary WILMAN Hon FRPS, AFIAP, ABPE, APAGB.
    9 (Tuesday), Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl- Judge: Leo Rich ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB APAGB, hosted by Woking Photographic Society.
  10 “Members’ Evening” – another opportunity to enjoy the skills and interests of some of our members.
  17 Print Alternative Round 4 (PAlt)Judge:  Steve Kingswell ARPS AFIAP.  Theme is “Travel (showing a sense of place and with minimal post processing)” – local or further afield in the last five years.  Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
  24 “Odd things, dare to be different” talk by Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3*.
  30 (Tuesday), Keith Hunt AV Competition – Judge: Graham Sergeant FRPS, hosted by Woking Photographic Society.
  31 Windlesham and Camberley Inter-Club Challenge CompetitionJudge: Marcus Scott-Taggart. Event for non-advanced photographers with other invited clubs competing for the Challenge Trophy.
April   7 Three Clubs AV event – sharing and presenting AV’s with our very own Mike Reed ARPS, CPAGB/AV.
  14 Projected Digital Image Competition Round 5 Judge: Peter Merry LRPS. Maximum 2 prints per entrant.
  21 “Wildlife of Costa Rica”. Talk by Ann Healey, ARPS EFIAP DPAGB BPE2*.  Ann has won numerous national and international awards and some of her wonderful images can be seen on her website.
  28 “Best PDI of the Year” Judged by Roger Reynolds FRPS APAGB FBPEA non-scoring competition. Images must have been entered in other club PDI competitions in the current year.  Maximum of two entries per entrant.
May   5 Annual General Meeting with an opportunity to socialise after the meeting.
  12 Talk by Steve Boyle ARPS, a Life Vice President of Brighton & Hove Camera Club.  He runs photo workshops in Brighton and in his hometown of Shoreham by Sea, and
has visited “The Photo Festival” in Arles – Les Rencontres d’Arles – on many occasions. He will present images which illlustrate this event, the largest photo festival in Europe, and also show personal work from the streets and galleries of Arles.
  19 Manx Cup Competition – for the best print, (PAlt),  of the year – Judged by Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1*.  A non-scoring competition. Images must have been entered in other club competitions in the current year. Maximum of two entries per entrant.
  26 Finals Night – Judge: David Smith LRPS, CPAGB. The Paul Barrow Nature Trophy will be announced. Two or three entries per member (decision on 14th April); titles of entries must be with the Internal Competition Secretary by 21st April.

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 zoom meetings may be arranged at times and venues to be decided.

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