Programme



 

Last updated 20th December 2016

8

September 2016

Speaker

Steve Lewis
FIGURES IN A VANISHING LANDSCAPE
London�s East End during the 1960s
A photographic study by Steve Lewis
Steve Lewis is a professional photographer who spent many years working for the Newham Recorder and the Sun Newspaper, and has now moved to Bookham.
Early in his career he covered Central Africa for United Press International based in Rhodesia now Zimbabwe, and was one of a few photographers allowed to stay in the country after UDI.
The photographs he will share with us capture the gritty reality of life in East London during the �Swinging� Sixties.
The images graphically illustrate that the pop revolution and the early stirrings of flower power had little discernible impact on the working-class Cockney.
East Enders were preoccupied with other concerns: widespread poverty, poor housing, industrial unrest, racial tension�
The area proved fertile ground for news-gatherers, such as Steve Lewis, who was destined to become a distinguished national newspaper photographer.
�He has published three books on the history of the East End and held numerous exhibitions. With his wealth of anecdotes this should be a cracking start to the season

15

 

Competition

Print / Open

Judge: Don Morley�

Note change from last season: Two Images per member, Club and Advanced Classes

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

22

 

Club evening

Members� summer pictures

Bring along a USB stick with a dozen or so images you may have taken recently that you would like to share with other members.

A great opportunity to share experiences and tips, and to learn about each other�s photography.

29

 

Competition

PDI / Open

Judge: �Marcus Scott Taggart

 

Two images per member, Club and Advanced Classes

Note new file naming protocol, See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

6

October 2016

Speaker


Slawek Staszczuk
Creative Landscape Photography
A Polish-born photographer based in Brighton, Slawek specialises in landscape, architecture and travel photography; his imagery has been published in numerous magazines, used in brochures, advertisements and websites.
Although his passion for photography evolved from computer graphics, his approach to the subject is rather traditional. He strives to keep any post-production to a minimum and to perform most of the work in the field, before actually pressing the shutter release button. He relies on capturing the natural/available light in those rare moments when it turns even mundane everyday objects into something out of the ordinary. Slawek also runs Landscape workshops

13

 

Club Evening

Projects and Special Interest Groups

An evening allowing members to work in groups to plan activities for the season.

This season some of last year�s projects will morph into special interest groups and some new projects will be started. Topics can be about a new skill, learning or improving a technique or a photographic challenge.

20

 

Competition

Print / Open

Judge: Royston Williamson

Note change from last season: Two Images per member, Club and Advanced Classes

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

27

 

Club Evening

SPA Print selection evening

On November19th the SPA will hold their annual Inter-Club Print competition; tonight is the presentation of the images chosen to represent our club.

Members of our club who are accredited judges will have previously selected the images from internal print competition entries. On this evening they will present the chosen images along with some that they rejected and share their reasoning.

3

November 2016

Practical

Painting With Light and Fire

As the evenings draw in, we will have an evening learning from last year�s light painting project, spiced up with a few fireworks outside, health and safety permitting. So bring your cameras, tripods and release cables, long exposures are the order of the day.

10

 

Speaker

Rachael Talibart
From Canal To Coast
As well as being a very popular judge, Rachael is an extremely accomplished Landscape� Photographer, and we are delighted to welcome her as the second speaker in our Landscape theme.
Much of Rachael's early childhood was spent at sea. This has left her with a life-long fascination for the ocean in all its forms, but especially in stormy weather. Although Rachael travels widely, she retains a special fondness for the South of England and many of her images are created there. For Rachael, nothing beats a day on an empty shore, the wilder the weather the better, and this is reflected in her work.
Rachael is also co-founder of f11 Workshops, providing photography day tours and workshops in Surrey, Sussex and London. Her photographs have been published in books and both print and online magazines, have been exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.

17

 

Internal Speaker

PDI / Open

Judge: TBA

Note new file naming protocol, See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

24

 

Club Evening

Landscape Workshop

An evening where members share their expertise on Landscape Photography and in the second half discuss ways to improve member�s images.

1

December 2016

Speaker

Tom Wey
Wildlife Through a Lens
Tom is an award winning fine art wildlife photographer based in Buckinghamshire. He has been awarded in various competitions with his biggest success to date being awarded in the European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015 competition with his image �Dragon Duel�.
His work is widely published and he is a contributor to the BBC Wildlife Magazine. Tom exhibits his images as large framed prints around the UK at art exhibitions and galleries.
Tom photographs both in the UK and overseas. Recent projects have seen Tom work with Meerkats in the Kalahari Desert, Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and Red Foxes in the UK.
Within this talk Tom goes into what it takes to be a Wildlife Photographer. The importance of light, the right angles and the emphasis on trying to compose a sellable image when looking through the lens

8

 

Club Evening

Shaping the Light

Eddie Hyde will be guiding us through the technicalities of portrait lighting, the theory and in the second half, practice with some classic lighting rigs you can copy yourself on location. If you wondered what Paramount and Rembrandt lighting are come and find out. Bring your cameras!

15

 

Competition

PDI� Set subject

Subject : Landscape

Judge: Martin Faiers

The competition formats and rules have changed since last season; please make sure you have read and understood the new rules. Members of the committee would be happy to answer any questions. This year, PDI only, 2 images each member!

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

22

 

No meeting

Christmas Break.

29

 

No meeting

Christmas Break

31

 

No meeting

New Year�s eve

5

January 2017

Club Evening

 

Outings Show�

In the last year members of the club have been on a number of trips together � notably to the Peak District in June, and Rye and Dungeness in August Tonight we�ll get to see some of the great images from these events, followed by drinks and nibbles

12

 

Meal

New Year Dinner

Venue TBA

19

 

Competition

Print / Open

Judge: Prof. Sheena Rogers

Note change from last season: Two Images per member, Club and Advanced Classes

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

26

 

Speaker

Robert Canis
Nature in Miniature: Macro and Close Up Photography
Robert Canis is a professional nature photographer living in Kent. He has always had a fascination with the natural world and from the moment he first picked up a camera, at the age of 10, he has been hooked!
Although photographing on his �local patch� is certainly his first love, over the years he has had a growing fascination with northern and eastern Europe, which has resulted in trips to Poland, Finland and to the Czech Republic where he regularly leads photographic tours.
This time, Robert is going to give us some insight into his techniques for Macro and Close Up Photography, one for our Special interest group..

2

February 2017

Speaker

Neil Cave
Introduction to Timeline Events
Ever wondered how Andy shot �Last Bus Home� and Paul set up �Brief Encounter�? Ever wanted to do boat to boat or air to air photography or just find lots of beautifully lit historic planes and trains? Well Timeline Events is one company offering all this and more.
Neil will explain how it all works and show us some great examples of set ups and photography.

9

 

Club Evening

Printing and Mounting Evening

Member experts will be on hand to offer demonstrations and advice on ways to make printing and mounting less of a hassle. On line printing and use of pre-cut mounts will be covered.

16

 

Competition

PDI / Open

Judge: Graeme Wales

Two Prints per member, Club and Advanced classes

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

23

 

Club evening

Post Process Hints and Tips

Eddie Hyde will share some post processing tips and secrets which can give your images extra impact.

2

March 2017

Club Evening

Special Interest Groups Evening

An evening of images from our newly formed special interest Groups. Expect lots of close up and Nature photography.

9

 

Speaker

Andy Hooker FRPS

"Observations from a Visual Journey"

Andy has developed an interest in the opposite of 'broad' canvases-: focusing in on the �close-at-hand� detail in the landscape. Sometimes he thinks we are so attracted by the �long view� or the �wide view� that we forget our immediate surroundings � what�s above our heads and at our feet. And it is these small details that deserve and reward attention What he searches for are images that have a pictorial quality and he uses the term MicroScapes is used to describe them � because these images are, in effect, putting the Scape (meaning the pictorial view) under the Microscope.� He hopes to achieve a different perspective on them as being an integral elements of the landscape.

His talk will describe his progress and development as a photographer and what he has learnt along the way including the cultivation of a "Seeing Eye". His website www.lenscapes-photography.co.uk is well worth a visit.

 

16

 

Competition

Print / Open

Judge: Ian Brash

Note change from last season: Two Images per member, Club and Advanced Classes

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

23

 

Speaker

James Day

'Cameraman as Photographer - and How Olympic Rowing and other large events are brought to your TV�

James has enjoyed a long career as a TV cameraman, but always had his trusty Nikon at hand to shoot stills at the same time.

James will share some insights into the complexity of setting up TV camera positions and� equipment to cover a major sporting event and show lots of his still images captured while shooting video.

30

 

Competition

PDI� Set subject

Subject: Nature

Judge: Paul Graber LRPS

Please make sure you have read and understood the rules.

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

6

April 2017

Exhibition official opening

Official opening of annual exhibition and social evening

Following on from last year's huge success, we are again holding our annual exhibition at the Leatherhead Theatre throughout April.

Tonight we meet at The Theatre at 8pm. Bring your partners and friends to enjoy what we can produce. The bar will be open.

Judge of competition: TBA

13

 

Easter

No meeting

 

20

 

Competition

PDI / Open

Judge: Gerald Kitiyaka

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page..

27

 

Club evening

SPA PDI selection presentation

In May the SPA will hold their annual Inter-Club PDI competition; tonight is the presentation of the images chosen to represent our club.

Members of our club who are accredited judges will have previously selected the images from previous internal PDI competition entries. On this evening they will present the chosen images along with some that they rejected and share their reasoning.

4

May 2017

Club Evening

Projects Evening

An opportunity for project teams to feedback their experiences and show us some of their images.

11

 

Competition

Club Final

Judge: Graham Johnston ARPS DPAGB EFIAP

Details to be advised

What is acceptable for this competition? See the competition notes on the web site�s documents page.

 

18

 

Speaker

Roger Mendham

The British are Coming

A pictorial insight into the invasion and influence on the East Coast of the USA by the British settlers.

25

 

Practical

Practical outside TBA

1

June 2017

AGM

AGM, awards, picture show

The highlight of the year � the AGM. Topped with the handing out of the trophies and other awards earned by members in the year�s competitions.

8

Meal

 

End of season meal

Venue: TBD







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