Programme Sept 2019 - Apr 2020

All meetings are on Wednesdays from 7.30-9:30pm in the New Science Block, Wellington School unless shown otherwise.

Click on any blue text to link to the speaker's / judge's own websites or other linked pages.
August 2019
Aug 14th
Informal Meeting
Arts Centre Eight Acre Lane, Wellington. From 8pm. Time to chat and catch up. Please bring pictures (any size - but mounted), cards, mugs etc. for the flower show.
Sat 31st
Wellington Flower Show
Alan Rogers Building, Wellington School. Helpers please to set up 10:00-12:00am. Volunteers needed for manning the display 2:15-4:45pm. Please bring in any items to display by 10:30am.
Start of the new season - Welcome back!
Weds 4th
Talk: Sheila Haycox ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, MPAGB-AV
An Evening with Sheila Haycox. Sheila returns to WDCC bringing some new prints and a selection of AVs.
Weds 11th
Talk: Club Members
Members' 10 minute talks on anything you have done, seen, visited or are passionate about! Please advise Peter T. beforehand so he can allocate times.
Hand in for September competitions ‘Street Life’ and Open (PDI)
Weds 18th
Print Demo Evening
The WDCC team will show you how to improve your prints. From printer profiles to different papers to mounting your images.
Weds 25th
September Competitions
‘Street Life’ and Open (PDI). Judge: Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV AFIAP
Weds 2nd
Talk: Jane Kearney CPAGB
Jane returns to Wellington with A Trip to the Camargue. A fabulous romantic region in the south of France. Horses, flamingos, bull running and…mosquitoes!!
Weds 9th
South Devon Salon
South Devon Salon - sit back and enjoy a variety of excellent pictures.
Hand in for October competitions ‘The Blues’ and Open (Prints).
Tue 15th
Committee Meeting
Venue: Paul C.
Weds 16th
In House Battle
An evening of irreverent fun as teams try to best each others’ pictures. Please bring several pictures on a wide variety of subjects - preferably mounted.
Weds 23rd
October Competitions
‘The Blues’ and Open (Prints). Judge: John Foulkes
Weds 30th
Duncan and Deborah return with Kusafiri - a new talk on Africa. Kusafiri is Swahili for ‘To journey’. Images of wildlife, people and travel with stories around their visits to Africa. Not to be missed!!
Weds 6th
Alan Rogers Building, Wellington School. Round the World and Back Again. A new speaker for us, travel and portrait photographer Tommy tells of his adventures around the remoter areas of the world, sharing special moments along the way.
This is our annual invitation meeting, open to all our members, members of other clubs and the general public.
Admission by ticket £5, available in advance or on the door.
Weds 13th
Talk: Nick Corkill
Nick, from Taunton, will be telling us all about his passion for the coast and surfing.
Hand in for November competitions ‘Sports’ and Open. (PDI)
Weds 20th
Alyn travels from Wales to bring us his incredible landscape and astrophotography images.
Weds 27th
November Competitions
‘Sports’ and Open. (PDI). Judge: Alan Davey LRPS
Weds 4th
Expect the unexpected! - Camera-less photography, and Smart phone photograph'. Jo is very enthusiastic about her photography and will guide us through apps to help with getting the best photos out of our smart phones. And camera-less photography will certainly be a change for us!
Weds 11th
Seasonal Event
Christmas party and quiz. The competition this year is to make a Festive Mask!
Please bring a plate of food to share. Coffee and tea available.
Weds 18th
No Meeting
Weds 25th
No Meeting
January 2020
Happy New Year
Weds 1st
No Meeting
Weds 8th
Award-winning street, travel and landscape photographer from Weston Super Mare. Alex will talk about his professional life and book. Alex works mostly in mono.
Weds 15th
Talk: Laura Pearce LRPS
Don't Walk on the Grass - Think of Breaking Rules.
Hand in for January competitions ‘Mono’ and Open (Prints).
Sat 18th
Annual Dinner
Oake Manor Golf Club, 7:30pm for 8pm. Please book with Peter E.
Weds 22nd
Bring in items, other than prints, made using your pictures, e.g. t-shirts, mugs, calendars, cards, etc.
These items will be judged!!
Tue 28th
Committee Meeting
Venue tba.
Weds 29th
January Competitions
‘Mono’ and Open (Prints). Judge: Peter Fry ARPS, DPAGB, BPE4*
Weds 5th
Wellington v Chard. Always a great evening! Judge: Deborah Armour
A nice cake or two would be most welcome for our guests!
Weds 12th
Talk: Sue O'Connell FIPF, ARPS, EFIAP d/1, DPAGB, BPE 5*
Travels Toward the Edge, an enthralling talk from award-winning photographers with a passion for travelling to less frequented destinations.
and Peter Brisley ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE 2*
Featuring out-of-the-way people and places - from camel herders in the Gobi Desert and eagle hunters from West Mongolia to the nomadic peoples of Gujarat, plus a visit to the world’s largest wetlands - the Pantanal in Brazil.
Hand in for February competitions ‘Wet’ and Open (PDI).
Weds 19th
Members’ Evening
‘Tips n Tricks’: More ‘How do I ...?’ help from the WDCC team. Please pass your ‘need to know’ requests to Peter E. or Paul C.
Weds 26th
February Competitions
‘Wet’ and Open (PDI). Judge: Mac Bouchere FRPS
Weds 4th
Portrait Practical
Alan Rogers Building, South St, Wellington School. Bring cameras and tripods.
Weds 11th
Subject tbc
Hand in for March Competitions ‘Natural History’ and Open (Prints).
Weds 18th
WCPF Travelling Exhibition
CANCELLED. A group critique evening on some of the best images in the West Country.
Weds 25th
March Competitions
CANCELLED. ‘Natural History’ and Open (Prints). Judge: Ralph Snook ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB
Weds 1st
CANCELLED. Wellington v Dulverton. Pistols at dusk again!! Judge: Jane Kearney CPAGB
Please bring refreshments.
Weds 8th
Talk: Peter Tickner
CANCELLED.The Chairman entertains!! (Will a train be popped in there somewhere?)
Hand in for April competitions ‘Portrait’ and Open (PDI).
Tue 14th
Committee Meeting
Venue tba. Items for discussion at the AGM should be submitted to Peter E. before this meeting.
Weds 15th
Talk: Peter Crane ARPS
CANCELLED.Street Photography. All the way from Swindon, Peter’s talk on street photography will feature images mostly from London’s East end, as well as techniques, tips and equipment used.
Weds 22nd
April Competitions
CANCELLED.‘Portrait’ and Open (PDI). Judge: Mac Chivers LRPS
Weds 29th
To Be Confirmed.

Summer 2020
Dates tbc
Various Outdoor Activities
With and without cameras. Ideas and suggestions for events to Peter T. anytime up to and including the AGM please.
Weds 12th
Informal Meeting
The Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington. From 8 pm.
Sat 29th [tbc]
Wellington Flower Show
Alan Rogers Building, Wellington School.