The Programme Secretary is still working on our programme for later in the season but so far we have a good mix of nights 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: email@example.com
Evenings are colour-coded as follows:
Blue = Zoom only
Orange = Hall meeting. Possible Zoom also
Purple = Hall AND Zoom
Pink = Hall only
Wednesday September 8th 2021 7:30pm - Welcome Evening
Wednesday September 15th 2021 7:30pm -'Summer Challenge' - Dave Stewart
Wednesday September 22nd 2021 7:30pm - 'The Art of Macro' - Tony North
Monday September 27th 2021 7:30pm - Mentoring Evening - TBA
Wednesday September 29th 2021 7:30pm -You Be The Judge: Dave Stewart
Wednesday October 6th 2021 7:30pm - PI's Competition 1 - Judge: Stephen Mulvey
Closing date for entries: 29th September
Wednesday October 13th 2021 7:30pm - 'Portfolio' - Daniel Bridge
Daniel Bridge is a full-time professional photography tutor and nature photographer who has run photography workshops since 2003, and provided private photography tuition since 2007, now helping around 300 people a year get more from their photography. Daniel's portfolio talk aims to inspire and inform, with a wide selection of images from portraits to landscapes, seascapes to animals, macro and more, with anecdotes, and loads of advice.
Wednesday October 20th 2021 7:30pm - 'Abandoned Architecture' - James Kerwin
After purchasing his first ’real’ camera in 2010 – photography quickly became an all-consuming passion. After four years shooting a variety of genres such as weddings and events James stumbled across architecture photography in late 2013, and has been shooting inside abandoned spaces and buildings ever since.
Monday October 25th 2021 7:30pm - Mentoring Evening - TBA
Wednesday October 27th 2021 7:30pm - Print Competition 1 - Judge: Richard Houghton
Closing date for entries: October 20th
Wednesday November 3rd 2021 7:30pm - 'The Magic Of Long Exposure' - Harry Wheeler-Brand
Harry Wheeler-Brand is a professional British landscape photographer from East Anglia. Harry specialises in inspirational photography of the wonderful landscapes of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire.
Wednesday November 10th 2021 7:30pm - 15 Minute Challenge - One camera, one lens
Wednesday November 17th 2021 7:30pm - 'Crossing Lattitudes - Part 2' - Peter & Eileen Crichton
This is Part 2 of Peter's 'Crossing Latitudes’ presentation, which covers a journey from the maximum northerly latitude reachable by a 4x4 ( near the Russian Border) to the most southerly destination (Cape Horn in South America). Section (2) covers the journey from Colombia down through south America to reach Buenos Aires in Argentina. This presentation includes a crossing of Amazonia, which is especially interesting.
Monday November 22nd 2021 7:30pm - Mentoring Evening - TBA
Wednesday November 24th 2021 7:30pm - PI's Competition 2 - Judge: Clive Hardward
Closing date for entries: 17th November
Wednesday December 1st 2021 7:30pm - 'Taming The Chaos' - Kieran Metcalfe
Nature is fundamentally chaotic and, as landscape photographers, the challenge we face is creating images with a clear narrative for the viewer. There is much in the landscape which we cannot control, but this talk discusses how the choices we make with the Subject, the Context and the Camera can be used together to create an engaging image.
Wednesday December 8th 2021 7:30pm - Photohunt
Monday December 13th 2021 7:30pm - Monday Mentoring - Preparation for 15 minutes of fame (19th Jan 2022)
Wednesday December 15th 2021 7:30pm - Christmas Dinner???
Wednesday January 5th 2022 7:30pm - Top Trumps
Wednesday January 12th 2022 7:30pm - POTY & PI Themed - Silhouettes & Shadows
Closing date for entries: 5th January
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 - TBA
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 - TBA
Monday February 14th 2022 7:30pm - Mentoring Evening - TBA
Wednesday February 16th 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Sat/Sun February 19th/20th 2022 - Annual Exhibition
Wednesday February 23rd 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Wednesday March 2nd 2022 7:30pm - PI's Competition 3 - Judge: Brian Pere
Closing date for entries: 23rd February
Wednesday March 9th 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Wednesday March 16th 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Wednesday March 23rd 2022 7:30pm - "Fine Art: A Workflow" - David Garthwaite
David is a fine art photographer from Leeds in the UK, specialising in B&W landscape architecture, portrait and product photography. He started photography in 2017 and soon came across the work of Michael Kenna and was immediately drawn to his minimalist high contrast B&W style.
Later, he found the works of Joel Tjintjelaar and an editing style that
allowed for greater expression by crafting the luminosity of a scene in a
very smooth and realistic way. This prompted him to develop his own technique of producing fine art images and portraiture.
See examples of David's work here.
Monday March 28th 2022 7:30pm - Mentoring Evening - TBA
Wednesday March 30th 2022 7:30pm - Print Competition 3: Judge - Malcolm Sales
Closing date for entries: 23rd March
Wednesday April 6th 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Wednesday April 13th 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Wednesday April 20th 2022 7:30pm - Jo Watt memorial Competition
Closing date for entries: 13th April
Wednesday April 25th 2022 7:30pm - Mentoring Monday - TBA
Wednesday April 27th 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Wednesday May 4th 2022 7:30pm - Panels Competition
Closing date for entries: 27th April
Wednesday May 11th 2022 7:30pm - TBA
Wednesday May 18th 2022 7:30pm - Presentations & AGM
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