Programme Sept 2018 - May 2019

All meetings are at 7.30 in Wellington School New Science Block unless stated otherwise. In addition to the events below, we run camera and software tutorials, dates to be announced.

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Date Speaker / Event Details
Sat 25th
Wellington Flower Show Alan Rogers building. Wellington School. Helpers please to set up 10.00 am. Volunteers needed for manning the display pm.
Weds 5th
Talk:Simon Caplin 'Extraordinary ordinary' Finding hidden beauty in the urban environment and everyday places.
Weds 12th
Talk: Brian Northmore Landscape and stunning mono!
Hand in for September competitions ‘Landscape’ and ‘Open’ (Dpi)
Weds 19th
Macro evening with Paul Jones Paul will give a talk and run a practical evening. Bring cameras, tripods and small things to photograph.
Weds 26th
September competitions ‘Landscape’ and ‘Open’ (Dpi) Judge: Rod Fry CPAGB, ARPS
Weds 3rd
Talk: In house 10 minute talks - please bring a few pics on a stick featuring something you have done in the holidays. Contact Peter T in advance to book a slot.
Weds 10th
South Devon Salon Always a good evening of interesting pictures. Relax!!.
Hand in for October competitions ‘Patterns, shapes or textures’ and 'Open' (Prints).
Weds 17th
Talk: Robin Gregory 'Oh Yeah'!' An evening of creative anarchy! One we will thoroughly enjoy.
Weds 24th
October competitions ‘Patterns, shapes or texture’ and 'Open' (Prints). Judge: Peter Fry ARPS, DPAGB, BPE4*
Weds 31st
In House Battle. Please bring a variety of good images as prints (A4ish and preferably mounted) - A fun and manic team game.
Weds 7th
Talk: Peter Elliston 'CPAGB' - A difficult choice'. Peter will show some of the pictures he selected for this award, and Neil Harris will follow after the break with a few of his recent favourites.
Hand in for November competitions ‘Natural History’ and 'Open'. (Dpi). A WEEK EARLY
Weds 14th
Exhibition Launch 6.00 - 8.00 At Brewhouse. Bring and share supper. Please take a plate of food to share. Drinks will be at the bar. .
Weds 21st
Talk: Gary Holpin 'My journey into photography'. This will be his first camera club talk, though not his first talk by any means.
Weds 28th
November competitions ‘Natural History' and 'Open'(Dpi). Judge: Duncan Armour
Weds 5th
Talk: John Summerill
Weds 12th
Seasonal event. Seasonal fun event Please bring a plate of food to share. Coffee and tea available.
Weds 19th
Weds 26th
January '19
Weds 2nd
Weds 9th
Talk: Andrew Davis A local landscape photographer on 'Lessons I have learnt in pursuit of 'The Image''.
Weds 16th
Talk: Paul Carter 'Twenty favourite images. Try, try and try again'.
Hand in for January competitions ‘Soft’ and 'Open' (Prints).
Sat 19th
WDCC dinner Beam Bridge, 7.30pm for 8pm. Please book with Peter E.
Weds 23rd
January competitions ‘Soft’ and 'Open' both Prints. Judge: Marija Lees LRPS
Weds 30th
Portrait evening In Junior School Hall. Bring cameras, tripods, flash if available.
Weds 6th
Talk: Polly Knowles Polly's travels! India and possibly Albania - a travelogue.
Weds 13th
In House Critique evening. Please bring 2 -3 pictures on a usb stick.
Hand in for February competitions ‘Contemporary’ and 'Open' (Dpi).
Weds 20th
Talk: Lea Tippett Lea, from Phoenix club, will talk on 'Foveon Landscapes' Mostly Somerset - but possibly some from Iceland and talk about Sigma cameras and lenses.
Weds 27th
February competitions ‘Contemporary’ and 'Open' (Dpi). Judge: John Foulkes
Weds 6th
Talk: Victoria Hillman, wildlife researcher and creative photographer Victoria is a wildlife photographer who comes from a scientific background. She takes an ethical stance and that comes out in her talks. She has a style of photography all of her own – it will make you just want to get out with your camera! She says - ‘My passion is to share with people the way I see the natural world in the hope that I can help to change peoples’ perceptions and inspire them to get outdoors, understand, enjoy and conserve its beauty. I always put the safety and welfare of both my subject and the environment first even if this means missing a crucial opportunity. The trust that I am able to build up over time with my subjects is very rewarding, allowing me to enjoy and capture aspects of their day to day life." An open meeting , we hope to fill the lecture theatre. Cost three pounds . There are 20 places available to other groups – 15 filled already. Could I please have a commitment from group members beforehand. Thank you
Weds 13th
Group Members An in house evening. 'All the tips you didn't know you needed'. It will be interesting!
Hand in for March Competition ‘Hot or Cold’ and ‘Open’ (Prints).
Weds 20th
WCPF travelling exhibition Critique and discuss in small groups.
Weds 27th
March competitions ‘Hot or Cold’ and ‘Open’ Prints. Judge: Mac Bouchere FRPS
Tues 2nd Battle with Dulverton Dulverton
Weds 3rd Talk: John Perriam Having fun with creative images and other things.
Weds 10th
In House Discussion, tips and other help on members' (Photographic!) problems.
Hand in for April competitions ‘Portrait’ and' Open' (Dpi).
Thurs 11th Battle with Chard Chard
Weds 17th
Talk: Ann Cook A second visit from Ann, who comes all the way from Wells to speak to us. She is highly entertaining and great fun. A passionate traveller and accomplished portrait photographer, Ann gets to places we may not dare! Those of us who have been around for a while will remember her talk with prints called 'Granny Goes to Glastonbury'. Now all digital her talk will be on her photographic life, people and festivals. We would like a full house if possible and there will be a total charge of £3 per member instead of the usual £1.
Weds 24th
April competitions 'Portrait’ and' Open' both Dpi. Judge: Jane Kearney CPAGB
Weds 1st
Talk: Peter Tickner Dartmoor a different view...' Mythology, industrial archaeology and landscape.
Weds 8th
Weds 15th
Local visit Bring cameras and coats. 'Abstracts in Wellington' is the topic! Meet by postbox in Bullford carpark.
Weds 22nd
Local visit Tba
Weds 29th
SUMMER PROGRAMME - Details to follow - Organised by Peter Tickner
Weds 14th
Informal gathering 8.30 at the Arts centre. Topics TBA but to include Flower Show and Programme.
Sat 24th
Wellington Flower Show Alan Rogers building. Wellington School. Helpers please to set up 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Volunteers needed for manning the display pm.
Weds 4th
First meeting of new season.