Programme Sept 2020 - Apr 2021

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 7:30pm using Zoom. Walks will be operated under social distancing regulations in place at the time of the get together.

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Date
Event
Details
August 2020
Wed 19th
AGM
A catchup on some club business and a look at the year ahead.
Sat 22nd
Wellington Flower Show
Cancelled
Sat 22nd
Competition hand in
Closing date for images for the competition on Aug 26th. Please email your entries to wdcccompetitions@gmail.com
Wed 26th
Competition
A ‘mock’ competition run to test Zoom - for all concerned! Judge: Jon Peters
September
Start of the new season and our ‘light programme’ up until Xmas
Sat 5th
Competition
Send in for September competitions ‘Monochrome’ and Open (PDI).
Tue 8th
Committee Meeting
via Zoom
Wed 9th
Talks: Club Members
Members' 10 minute talks on your activities since we last met or any other subject. Please advise Polly beforehand so she can allocate times.
Wed 16th
’Visions of Silence’. Chernobyl, 32 years later.
Wed 23rd
WCPF Members Exhibition
Your chance to view and comment on images from the 2019 WCPF Members Exhibition, including accepted images from some WDCC members
Wed 30th
September Competitions
‘Monochrome’ and Open (PDI). Judge: John Taylor
October
Wed 7th
'Up Your Photography'. An award winning natural history photographer, and a mix of other subjects too
Wed 14th
Talk: Steve Proctor
'Talk to Me'. Steve will tell us about all aspects of setting up 2 studio portrait shots.
Send in for October competition ‘Song Titles’ and Open (PDI).
Wed 21st
Talk: Pete Colley
'Photographing the night sky'. Pete will be presenting a full range of nightscapes from noctilucent clouds, aurorae and zodiacal light to comets, meteors and the moon; from stars trailing around the celestial pole right through to the intricate beauty of distant nebulae and our own galaxy. He'll also share useful resources to help you plan your night time outings.
Wed 28th
October Competitions
‘Song Titles’ and Open (PDI). Judge: Robert Phelps
November
Wed 4th
’All Things Digital - Part 2’. A welcome return for one of the best speakers we’ve had at Wellington! Not to be missed.
Wed 11th
Talk: Sue Clark
'Composition - rules and myths'
Also its our first Photo challenge of the season. Walk, cycle or drive around your garden, street, neighbourhood etc taking pictures on a theme of ‘evening’. Send in your 4 best images to Martin for viewing next week. Please obey current Covid restrictions.
Send in for November competitions ‘The Best of Devon or Somerset’ and Open. (PDI)
Wed 18th
Photo challenge
Your images and the stories behind them from last week’s photo challenge.
Wed 25th
November Competitions
December
Wed 2nd
WCPF Members Exhibition
Part 2 of viewing and commenting on images from the 2019 WCPF Members Exhibition, led by Peter (Creative section) and Steve (Mono section)
Photo challenge
Take some 'Weather' pictures. Send in your 4 best images to Martin for viewing next week.
Tue 8th
Committee Meeting
via Zoom
Wed 9th
Your pics
Your images and the stories behind them from last week’s photo challenge.
Wed 16th
Seasonal Event
Our Christmas festive meet. Quiz by Peter E, byo wine, mince pies and nibbles.
Wed 23rd
No Meeting
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Wed 30th
No Meeting
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January 2021
Happy New Year
The format of meetings in 2021 is yet to be finalised and the following dates and events are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates or visit our Facebook page for the latest news.
Wed 6th
Talk: Stephen Wilcox
'Three Tog Off To The Lakes' Steve will present a series of landscape images that he and Barbara took in the Lake District just before lockdown, and then pass on some tips on how he gets the best out of lightroom.
Wed 13th
tbc
Hand in for January competitions 'Lockdown Life' and Open (PDI).
Wed 20th
'From Pursuit to Passion to Profession' Ashley charts the highs and lows of his career with brutal honesty. Thought provoking, inspirational and entertaining.
Wed 27th
January Competitions
'Lockdown Life' and Open (PDI). Judge: John Hudson
February
Wed 3rd
Talk: Terry Hewitt
'An Introduction to Lightroom'. Terry will describe what it is, what it does, who uses it and how it integrates with the other Adobe products such as Photoshop and Bridge. The talk will be in the form of an interactive demonstration of Lightroom, including its importing, keywording, sorting, organising, exporting, slideshow & printing.
Wed 10th
Talk: Peter Elliston
Hand in for February competitions 'Happiness' and Open (PDI).
Wed 17th
'The Art of Macro'
Wed 24th
February Competitions
'Happiness' and Open (PDI). Judge: Sara Harpley
March
Wed 3rd
Talk: Peter Tickner
Our Chairman entertains!
Wed 10th
tbc
Hand in for March Competitions 'Intimate' and Open (PDI).
Wed 17th
'A Byte of Barbie' A Mixture of her favourite types of photography and latest work.
Wed 24th
March Competitions
'Intimate' and Open (Prints). Judge: tbc
Wed 31st
'Time travel', wet pants and a tidy shed!
April
Wed 7th
Battle!
Wellington v Dulverton. Sharpen the ploughshares - and the wit! Judge: tbc
Wed 14th
'Starting with a blank canvas' Creative portraiture and still life. This talk will end the season with a burst of creativity. Polina's beautiful, creative flower pictures will inspire all of us who have tried our hand at this genre during lockdown.
Wed 21st
April Competition
Image of the Year (PDI). Judge: Sue Bishop
Wed 28th
AGM


Summer 2021
May-July
Dates tbc
Various Outdoor Activities
With and without cameras. Ideas and suggestions for events to the committee anytime up to and including the AGM please.