Programme Sept 2024 - Apr 2025

Our 2024-25 season starts on September 4th 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.

Update 12th July 2024
Date
Location
Event
Details
August
Wed 21st
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 4th
RC
Club night
'Show and Tell'.
Wed 11th
Zoom
how curiosity became a hobby - photographs of people and wildlife.
Wed 18th
Zoom
Sands of time- Sands of Time is a follow on from the "abandoned architecture" talk . James visits three ghost towns that have been left abandoned.
Wed 25th
RC
September Competitions
October
Wed 2nd
Zoom
'Floral Creativity'.
1. For the first hour of this talk I show my best indoor flower and leaf images and discuss my principles of indoor floral photography.
2. After a break I carry out a live demonstration of editing a few images.
Wed 9th
RC
Photo Challenge #1
nostalgia/ memories ideas:

    Re-visit places from your past to photograph
    Family photographs
    Wellington through the years in photographs
    Personal belongings still life photographs
    A celebration you captured in photos
    Could be from your early life or even just a few months ago you could show photographs from many different times/ places or occasions or from one in particular

Wed 16th
Zoom
Talk to be confirmed (mission penguin?).
Hand in for October competitions ‘Two, Pair, Twin' (Prints).
Wed 23rd
RC
Still life flower evening.
Wed 30th
RC
October Competitions
‘Two, Pair, Twin' (Prints). Judge: Simon Caplan LRPS
November
Wed 6th
Zoom
'Autumn in Japan'. An award-winning professional freelance landscape and travel photographer - capturing autumn colours in Japan.
Wed 13th
RC
Club Night
Talk: Paul & Nick: Further details TBA.
Hand in for November competitions ‘Fete, festival or local event’ and Open (PDI).Judge: Ian Bateman FRPS, MPAGB, AV AFIAP, APAGB
Wed 20th
Zoom
'10x secrets of street photography' international award-winning photographer and educator, who specialises in street, available light portraiture, composition, gestalt theory and black and white photography.
Wed 27th
RC
November Competitions
‘Fete, festival or local event’ and Open. (PDI). Judge: Ian Bateman FRPS, MPAGB, AV AFIAP, APAGB
December
Wed 4th
Zoom
Talk: Kevin Pigney ARPS DPAGB ASINWP
'Flash techniques for wildlife photography.' -
Wed 11th
Zoom
Talk: Stan Farrow FRPS EFIAP DPAGB

'Abstract photography' - This Zoom talk is still in the development stages and is due to be shown for the first time in October 2024. The intention is that it will be a little bit different in style to "Photo Art".

I am planning that it will start with a discussion of what abstract art is and whether there is truly such a thing as abstract photography. It will introduce the work of some of the great abstract photographers of the past, and then the remainder will concentrate on how to create your own abstract images, including what to photograph and how to compose your work, before going on to develop some examples and ideas that you can try out for yourself.

Stan is a creative digital art photographer with many years of photographic experience. He is based near St Andrews in North East Fife, Scotland.

Wed 18th
RC
XMas Social
Our Christmas meet with all the trimmings - mince pies, nibbles, byo wine and a quiz!
Wed 25th
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No Meeting
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January
Happy New Year
Wed 8th
Zoom
Talk: Simon Caplan LRPS
'out of the dark' - capturing the mood and atmosphere in your images.
Wed 15th
RC
Photo Challenge #2
'project/ story telling'.

A collection of photos of a place/ person/ event ect, could be over a period of time – for example a walk you have been photographing for years or from one day – for example a collection people wearing bright colour from a day trip.

For inspiration have a look at: Projects

Hand in for January competitions 'Macro or Close up' and Open (PDI).Judge: Jim Le Feuvre
Wed 22nd
RC
Club night
Still Life Photography. Further details tba.
Wed 29th
RC
January Competitions
'Macro or Close up' and Open (PDI). Judge: Jim Le Feuvre TBC
February
Wed 5th
Zoom
'Scottish sisters travel'. Kate Stevenson and Clare Harte present their travels around scotland, Iceland and Sweden photographing Landscapes and wildlife .
Wed 12th
RC
Battle: Chard Camera Club
Our annual battle with neighbours Chard Camera Club. Prints & PDIs. Hosted by WDCC.Judged by Mac Chivers.
Hand in for February competitions 'Complementary Colours' and Open (Prints). Judge: Peter Hyett ARPS, EFIAP
Wed 19th
RC?
Talk: Huw Thomas
'my photographic journey'. TBC
Wed 26th
RC
February Competitions
'Complementary Colours' and Open (Prints). Judge: Peter Hyett ARPS, EFIAP
March
Wed 5th
Zoom
TBA
Further details TBA
Wed 12th
RC
Travelling Exhibition
Further details TBA
Send in for March Competitions 'The Great Outdoors' and Open (PDI).Judge: Richard Curzon
Wed 19th
Zoom
'Portraits, Fashion, Beauty - My Photography'. Laura talks about the way she goes about portrait, beauty and fashion photography, from concept to the shoot and to how it all comes together for possible magazine publication".
Wed 26th
RC
March Competitions
'The Great Outdoors' and Open (PDI). Judge: Richard Curzon
April
Tue 1st
tbc
Committee Meeting
Please send any items for inclusion at the AGM to Polly by the start of this committee meeting.
Wed 2nd
Zoom
'Safari Talk'. Further details TBA
Wed 9th
RC
Club Night
'Portrait Evening'.
Hand in for April competitions 'Shadow and Light' and Open (Prints).
Tue 15th
tbc
Committee Meeting
Pre AGM committee meeting.
Wed 16th
Zoom
Slideshow with Max
Further details TBA
Wed 23rd
RC
April Competitions
'Shadow and Light' and Open (Prints). Judge: Peter Ottley CPAGB LRPS AFIAP
Wed 30th
RC
AGM
AGM and end of season social.