Club 2021/2022 Programme

Despite the difficulties, we have a good mix of nights for this season, both in the hall and with speakers or judges joining us remotely. We found last year that Zoom brings us the benefit of a huge choice of speakers whom we could never afford if they had to travel to Deeping, so we will be continuing to book such presentations throughout the coming year.

Best of both worlds! We will be offering many evenings as a choice of hall or home, and this will be made clear in the programme listing below (plus we will give weekly reminders). For these events, those who opt to come to the hall will watch the Zoom presentations on our big screen, while those who choose to stay at home can watch on their computers.


Last year we had no hall to pay for so we waived the weekly fee except for the few nights where a speaker was a tad expensive but this year we will be paying for the hall every week regardless of how many attend in person. The weekly admission fee will therefore apply to everyone who attends a Wednesday meeting (Monday Mentoring Sessions are free), whether in the hall or at home. For meetings held on hall nights we will accept payment in cash at the door, although our preferred method of payment will be for weekly fees to be paid by bank transfer in blocks of a month (best done by setting up a monthly payment). The Treasurer will be able to tally your attendance (hall or via zoom) against your payments and will ensure that no one is out of pocket by the end of the season. Last year there was the option of paying by Paypal but we do lose a significant amount in transaction fees this way, so we want to avoid this method if at all possible.


Visitors are very welcome to join us for some of our meetings - you will find a PayPal tab on these meetings. The meeting cost is £4.50. If you wish to join any other meeting night - this can be up to three times this season - please contact our Membership Secretary. Email:

2021/2022 Programme

Evenings are coded as follows:
Blue = Zoom only  (Z)
Orange = Hall meeting. Possible Zoom also (HPZ)
Purple = Hall AND Zoom  (H+Z)
Pink = Hall only (H)

Wednesday January 5th 2022 7:30pm - Showing of the 2021 N&EMPF DVD's

Closing date for PI 3 Competition

Wednesday January 12th 2022 7:30pm - PI's Competiton 3 - Judge: Brian Pere

Wednesday January 19th 2022 7:30pm - Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Monday January 24th 2022 7:30pm - Mentoring Evening - TBA

Wednesday January 26th 2022 7:30pm - "SPORTS IMAGES WITH IMPACT – moving beyond the record shot" - David Keep

Sports images are very successful on the competition circuit & there’s no surprise why - they almost guarantee an image with impact. In this talk I will share my approach to gaining access, technical challenges on the day & post-processing. Sports covered include; athletics, squash, tennis, boxing, cross-country horse jumping, speed skating, white water canoeing & several more.

Examples of David's work can be found here -

Wednesday February 2nd 2022 7:30pm - Print Competition 2 - Judge: Nick Akers L.R.P.S.
Closing date for entries: 26th January

Wednesday February 9th 2022 7:30pm - Themed Critique - Landscape - Pete Atkinson

Monday February 14th 2022 7:30pm - Mentoring Evening - Panels - Dave Stewart

Wednesday February 16th 2022 7:30pm - Portrait Photography Presentation - Steve Coomes

Wednesday February 23rd 2022 7:30pm - "Winter Wonderland" - Keith Snell  EFIAP EPSA LRPS

Closing date for POTY/Themed Competitions

Wednesday March 2nd 2022 7:30pm - POTY & Themed Competition - Theme: 'Silhouettes and/or Shadows" - Judge: David Kissman

Wednesday March 9th 2022 7:30pm - Architecture Through the Viewfinder - Martine Hamilton

Wednesday March 16th 2022 7:30pm - "Motion Capture" - Edward Hyde ARPS

Wednesday March 23rd 2022 7:30pm - "Fine Art: A Workflow" - David Garthwaite

Monday March 28th 2022 7:30pm - Photo Outing to Stamford Lenten Fair (Details to follow)

Wednesday March 30th 2022 7:30pm - Print Competition 3: Judge - Malcolm Sales
Closing date for entries: 23rd March

Wednesday April 6th 2022 7:30pm - 'An Image Seen" - Sarah Howard

Due to technical problems, our previously scheduled speaker cannot be with us this evening. Instead we have a fascinating talk by Sarah Howard, who will cover landscape photography techniques, including composition, light, and the use of filters.

Wednesday April 13th 2022 7:30pm - Macro Photography - Colleen Slater A.R.P.S, A.T.C

‘With a background in Fine Art painting, I have lived in Brighton since 1978 and been working as a photographer since 2006. I have a particular interest in macro photography and through my images, hope to draw attention to the ordinary, often unnoticed things in the everyday world which appear extraordinary and sometimes unworldly when seen through a macro lens’.

Wednesday April 20th 2022 7:30pm - Jo Watt memorial Competition
Closing date for entries: 13th April

Monday April 25th 2022 7:30pm - For one night only! "The Dark Art Of The Flasher" - Chris Rogers

A guide to the set up and use of Speed-lights on and off camera for creativity.
It is aimed at members and guests who have yet to use or experiment with this type of lighting and how to do it on a budget.

Wednesday April 27th 2022 7:30pm - Capturing the Imagination - Warren Alani MSc ARPS DPAGB AFIAP BPE4*

Wednesday May 4th 2022 7:30pm - Panels Competition
Closing date for entries: 27th April

Wednesday May 11th 2022 7:30pm - The Opportunistic Photographer - Colin Walls  (H+Z)

Wednesday May 18th 2022 7:30pm - Presentations & AGM   (H+Z)

Wednesday June 14th 2022 7:30pm - 'Abandoned Architecture' -James Kerwin   (Z)

After an initial four years shooting a variety of genres such as weddings and events, I stumbled across architecture photography in late 2013 and I have been shooting inside abandoned spaces and buildings ever since.

In 2014, I began shooting my first abandoned building series ‘Decadence’ and six years on I have now built up a large portfolio taken in some of the most striking locations in Europe and beyond. My primary focus is capturing rich colour palettes and straight lines in the camera, then utilising modern post-processing techniques to develop each photograph.