Programme Sep 2023 - Apr 2024

Our 2023-24 season starts on September 6th and is a mix of face-to-face meetings (at Wellington Rugby club), for competitions, talks by club members, photo challenges etc. and Zoom meetings in our homes for guest speakers. All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30pm unless otherwise shown.

RC - face-to-face meetings at Wellington Rugby Club.
Zoom - Zoom meetings at home.

Click on any blue text to link to the speaker's or judge's own websites, a contact's email address or other linked pages.
Date
Location
Event
Details
August
Wed 23rd
Cricket Club
Social
Our pre-season get together for a chat and a catch-up. Everybody welcome including prospective new members and members we haven't seen for a while.
September
Wed 6th
Zoom
'How To Get The Best From Your Smartphone'. If you own a smartphone, then you own a camera, and if you own a camera, you have the tools to create stunning images; tips and tricks to get those creative shots.
Wed 13th
RC
Club night
Members' talks and images from the summer, holiday projects etc.
Send in for September competitions ‘Flowers, plants and/or gardens’ and Open (PDI).
Wed 20th
Zoom
Talk: Lois Webb
'China Fom The Inside'. Lois lived in China for four and a half years, giving her some opportunities for photography not available to tourists. Her presentation includes mages taken in her hometown, Shanghai, and across the length and breadth of the vast country of China.
Wed 27th
RC
September Competitions
‘Flowers, plants and/or gardens’ and Open (PDI). Judge: Peter Hyett ARPS, EFIAP
October
Wed 4th
Zoom
'Wildlife and Landscape'. Superb wildlife and landscape photographer. Talk followed by Q&A and a little of why he is an OM System ambassador.
Wed 11th
RC
'Through An Older Eye'. Simon, from Weston Super Mare, will share his expertise in historical photos and cameras.
Send in for October competitions ‘Abstract’ and Open (PDI).
Wed 18th
Zoom
'Abandoned Architecture'. Photographing hidden buildings off the beaten track, locked (some) and disused. James offers tips and tricks to get us started!
Wed 25th
RC
October Competitions
‘Abstract’ and Open (PDI). Judge: Laura Pearce LRPS
November
Wed 1st
Zoom
'How I Process My Wildlife Images'. Kevin shares tips on processing workflows in Lightroom & Photoshop from basics to some advanced techniques; something for all levels of experience.
Wed 8th
RC
Club night
'Polly & Friends': An evening of images from club members.
Hand in for November competitions ‘Local Urban Scene’ and Open (Prints).
Wed 15th
Zoom
Talk: Darren Pullman CPAGB BPE3* EFIAP
'You've Taken The Picture - Now What?' A talk on post-processing (or how to turn a mediocre image into an excellent image).
Wed 22nd
RC
November Competitions
‘Local Urban Scene’ and Open. (Prints). Judge: Ian Bateman FRPS, MPAGB, AV AFIAP, APAGB
Wed 29th
RC
Photo Challenge #1
'Inside Historical Building(s)'. Bring in your 6 pictures and tell the stories behind them.
December
Wed 6th
Zoom
Talk: Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS CPAGB HonPAGB HonMemRPS
'The Bosphorus End to End' - up & down & side to side with an emphasis on the geography, history and culture and
Judy Buckley-Sharp LRPS CPAGB APAGB HonMemRPS
'There Be Dragons' - the back roads, valleys and villages of Turkey that are rarely visited by tourists from UK.
Wed 13th
RC
Social Event
Our Christmas meet with all the trimmings - mince pies, nibbles, byo wine and a quiz!
Wed 20th
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No Meeting
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Wed 27th
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No Meeting
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January
Happy New Year
Wed 3rd
Zoom
'Landscapes' - capturing mood and atmosphere in your images.
Wed 10th
RC
Photo Challenge #2
'Movement in Water'. Bring in your 6 pictures and tell the stories behind them.
Hand in for January competitions 'Architecture' and Open (PDI).
Wed 17th
RC
Club night
Portrait Evening. Tuition on lighting followed by practical photography in small groups.
Wed 24th
RC
January Competitions
'Architecture' and Open (PDI). Judge: Ian Gearing
Wed 31st
Zoom
'Africa, My Journey'. The story of his life as a professional walking safari guide and how it influenced his outlook.
February
Wed 7th
Zoom
Talk: Stephen J Dean APAGB
'Creative'. A landscape and urban landscape photographer with a particular interest in monochrome.
Wed 14th
RC
Talk: Steve Wilcox LRPS
'What The Judge Really Saw'. Club member and newly qualified WCPF judge Steve gives us an an evening of mystery, entertainment and possibly a little enlightenment.
Hand in for February competitions 'Colour' and Open (Prints).
Thu 15th
Chard
Battle:
Our annual battle with neighbours Chard Camera Club (map). Prints & PDIs judged by Peter Hyett ARPS, EFIAP.
Wed 21st
Zoom
Talk: Dave Jordan FRPS
'The 5 Cs of Photography'. Composition, cropping, cleaning up, clutter and care.
and Joan Jordan ARPS
Something for everyone but especially the less experienced photographers.
Wed 28th
RC
February Competitions
'Colour' and Open (Prints). Judge: Simon Caplan LRPS
March
Wed 6th
RC
Battle:
Our annual battle versus Dulverton Camera Club. Always tough opponents but win or lose, its always a great evening too. Judge: Mac Chivers LRPS
Wed 13th
RC
Club night
'WCPF Travelling Exhibition'. Print critiquing in small groups, using the experience gained from Steve Wilcox's talk on judging last month.
Send in for March Competitions 'Leading Lines' and Open (PDI).
Wed 20th
Zoom
Talk: Roger Stevens ARPS DPAGB
'Bexley Audio Visual Group' Award winning AVs from a variety of authors.
Wed 27th
RC
March Competitions
'Leading Lines' and Open (PDI). Judge: Richard Curzon
April
Tue 2nd
tbc
Committee Meeting
Please send any items for inclusion at the AGM to Polly by the start of this committee meeting.
Wed 3rd
RC
Club night
'To The Basin & Back!' Walk to the Wellington Basins, take 4 photos then return to the club to show them.
Hand in for April competitions 'Motion' and Open (Prints).
Wed 10th
Zoom
'Close Up and Macro'. The challenges posed by good macro photography.
Wed 17th
RC
April Competitions
'Motion' and Open (Prints). Judge: Peter Ottley CPAGB LRPS AFIAP
Wed 24th
RC
AGM
AGM and end of season social.