Programme  2019 - 2020 
Venue and map - all club meetings are held at the Devizes Sports Club on Tuesdays at 7-30 for a prompt 7-45pm start - meetings at other venues and on other days of the week are marked.
Members pay £2 -50 per evening attended or for a Zoom meeting. Non-members may attend as guests for up to three meetings on payment of £2 -50 per meeting before joining the club.
Groups - the Landscape Group meets on the 1st. Thursday of the month
Competitions please check before entering club competitions for information and rules.
Please note that Zoom meetings will be held fortnightly during the summer and weekly from September.
There is a £2-50 charge per Zoom meeting to be paid to the club.

June 2020

An evening of Photoshop Tuition with Clive and Joan Ryder Rathband
  A follow up to the Ladies -v- Gents Battle. Our very own Clive and Joan follow up their judging of the recent Ladies -v- Gents Battle with a practical hands-on in-depth demonstration of some of the Photoshop editing techniques they reference in their commentary.

Joan and Clive will discuss in detail how to improve images, taking as examples some of the images used in the Battle. Joan will then give a tutorial on these images using Adobe Photoshop 2020, starting with showing how to set up the Photoshop Workspace and then work on the images to produce colour and B&W results
Members with the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription are recommended to download Photoshop 2020 prior to the meeting – this version has an icon with rounded corners and the PS in white lettering. If you don’t have a subscription feel free to download the free trial version of Photoshop 2020 as well as Lightroom Classic.
If you have two devices, feel free to join the meeting via one and have Photoshop open on the other – otherwise, notebooks and pens to the ready!


Mark Pain - Award Winning Sports Photography at the Olympics and Beyond  Twice voted Sports Photographer of the Year and also voted Olympic Sports Photographer of the Year 2012, World class sports photography is Mark's speciality.
Mark Pain is a multi-award winning sports photographer with over 25 years’ experience and international recognition. Covering major events worldwide from the Olympic Games to the Ryder Cup, and from football and rugby World Cups to World Championship athletics, Mark has worked at the top of his profession for many years and was Chief Sports Photographer of the Mail On Sunday for over twenty years.
He captures Premier League football action most weeks, as well as taking portraits and features of the biggest and best stars in the world of sport, working for both editorial and corporate clients. Having won many competitions and been highly commended on numerous occasions, including as a sports finalist in the World Press Photo 1998, Mark was named as the Sports Photographer of the Year in 2005 and 2011 at the British Press Awards. He was named as the British Airways Olympic Photographer of the Year 2012 at the prestigious UK Guild Of Picture Editors Awards.
In 2011 Mark successfully launched the first dedicated Sports Photography School in the UK, and in 2013 became a Nikon UK Ambassador.
For more information visit Mark’s website


Annual Social Event

Format to be announced


Polina Plotnikova 1602 9110 22Polina Plotnikova FRPS EFIAP – 'Starting from a blank canvas' 
We are delighted to be able to welcome Polina to the Club with an evening showing her very special approach to Flower Portraits and Still Life photography
The “Flower portraits" part of the evening will be about Polina’s approach to studio-based flower photography, using historical references as her personal inspiration, differences in botanical illustrations and creative impressions in flower photography.
In the "Still Life" part of the evening she will also talk about masterpieces of the art that inspired her and will move on to talking about composition, light, textures and colours that she uses when creating her still life setups.
This is definitely one not to be missed! Do visit Polina’s website

July 2020


The Power of Personal Projects

In this presentation UK Photographer, Educator and Author Glyn Dewis will talk about the importance of personal projects and how they are the key to developing as a Photographer. Glyn will also go through his current 39-45 Portraits Project where he (until lockdown) was touring the UK photographing surviving World War 2 Veterans; an entirely self-funded project that has gained National News Coverage but with the sole intention of providing Veterans and their families with classic, timeless portraits. Glyn will also go through some Veterans stories and also the photography and lighting he uses to take these Veteran Portraits on location and will finish the presentation with some examples of retouching techniques he regularly turns to.
You can check out Glyn's main website and also the 39-45 Portraits Project website 


CU 1Chris Upton ARPS - The Art of Travel Photography.
Missing travel? Chris will take us on a journey with many hints and tips on preparation and execution in the field - all ready for when we are able to get out there and travel again A must see lecture for anyone who enjoys travel photography whether that be on a family holiday or a bespoke photographic trip.
Featuring images from around the world and packed with hints & tips on technique, equipment and preparation this presentation will really help you to improve your travel photography. For more about Chris’ work visit website 

August 2020

The Southampton International Exhibition 2020
Our opportunity to view the Accepted and Awarded entries from the 107th Southampton International, with live commentary from Exhibition Chairman Sue Dunham APAGB CPAGB and added commentary from our own Clive and Joan Rathband who were two of the three judges for the event


Nature and Macro - 'Show and Tell'
an opportunity for members to share and discuss some of their own recent Nature and Macro images and get feedback from other Club members, ready for the start of the 2020-21 season on 1st September

  Please note that Zoom meetings will be held fortnightly during the summer and weekly from September.
There is a £2-50 charge per Zoom meeting to be paid to the club.

September 2020