Programme  2017 - 2018 

All club meetings are held at the Devizes Sports Club on Tuesdays at 7-30 for a prompt 7-45pm start   Venue and map
Meetings at other venues and on other days of the week are marked

The Landscape Group meets on the 1st. Thursday of the month

For club competition details and entry requirements see Competitions

Members may be interested in - RMS Digital Imaging Group Expo 2017 on 23 September   details

September 2017     


Chairman’s Evening
A warm welcome to existing and new Members.  We start the new season with an introductory presentation by our Chairman Richard Watson. We would also invite you to bring prints and photo books to share with fellow members.
New members always welcome. - just turn up and someone will look after you.



Devizes Camera Club Biennial Print Exhibition
Our biennial exhibition will be opened at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Long Street from 2.00pm by the Mayor of Devizes. Judging for the Leaze Cottage Trophy and Derek Parker Plaque will be by Adrian Herring ARPS, DPAGB.  The exhibition will be on display during museum opening times until Sunday 8 October at Devizes Heritage Museum.
(Members see Competitions for entry details)

12  ‘Tides and Tempests'
Fine art photographer Rachael Talibart won the Sunday Times Award in the 2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.  She shares her coastal photography with tips on image capture and post-processing. Website
Collection of entries for Projected Image Competition 1: Open 

19  Practical Evening
Once you've clicked the shutter, what do you do with your photographs?  Tonight, Dave Gray shows us how to get the best from our images using the advanced editing facilities available in Adobe Lightroom.

26  Results of Projected Image Competition 1: Open
Judge: Peter Weaver APAGB CPAGB LRPS
Collection of entries for Annual Nature Competitions (Projected Image and Print)

October 2017

3  ‘A Professional’s Approach to Outdoor Photography'
Guy Edwardes BA (Hons) Photography presents landscape and nature photography techniques, showing around 300 images from around the world. Plenty of tips and advice. Website

10 Confessions of a Failed Five Second Flasher’
Bob Train LRPS CPAGB enjoys street and urban photography, as well as images that require time to observe.  His presentation also looks at the impact of new technology on creativity. Audience participation welcome!

17  Results of Nature Competitions:
• Nature Print competition
• Nature Projected Image competition
 The judge will be Penny Piddock DPAGB AFIAP
Collection of entries for Projected Image Competition 2: Open

24  ‘Visions of America'
Tony Gervis FRPS has photographed all 50 States, over 100 National and State Parks along with top rodeos. Website

31  Members’ Speed Critique.
We invite a number of our members to bring in a selection of their images, while the rest of the members split into groups and spend 10 minutes giving feedback on a set of images before moving on to the next set.  A great way to learn more about your fellow members.

November 2017
7  Results of Projected Image Competition 2: Open
Judge: Peter McCloskey APAGB FRPS
 Collection of Entries for Print Competition 1: Open

'An Evening with Charlie Waite' 
Devizes Camera Club hosts world-renowned photographer Charlie Waite to present evocative images with an insight into his style and approach to making memorable pictures. 
With over 30 books published, numerous solo exhibitions and founding the UK and USA Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, nobody is better qualified to talk about this subject.
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, 7.30pmTickets priced at £15, available in advance.

C Waite evening
14 ‘Throw Away the Tripod' 
Enthusiasm for the three f’s: fur, feathers and fins has taken Bob Ryan ARPS FRSA and Alison Price ARPS FRSA across five continents.  Tonight they tell stories of their many fun-packed adventures along the way.

Calne Multi-Club Annual Digital Battle. 
Ten local clubs submit Projected Images for this annual battle, hosted by Calne Camera Club at the Beversbrook Community Centre in Calne, starting at 7.00pm for 7.45pm.  The judge is Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP.

21 Dance, Portraiture and Urban Exploration’
Derwood Pamphilon LRPS EFIAP DPAGB photographs people in studios, performance venues and striking locations such as derelict factories and hospitals. Website

28 Results of Print Competition 1: Open
 Judge: Terry Walters
Collection of entries for the Annual Monochrome Print and Creative Projected Image competition

December 2017

 ‘A Bug’s Life’
Johnnie Rogers ARPS DPAGB AWPF AFIAP shows macro photographs of insect life in his native Wales, with hints and tips on getting the most from your equipment.    Website

12 Results of Creative and Monochrome Competitions
• Monochrome Print competition
• Creative Projected Image competition

Collection of entries for the Christmas Knock Out

19 Christmas Party and Image Knock-Out
 Festive snacks and fun competition, with a visit from Santa to act as master of ceremonies. 
 Maximum of 6 projected images per member please.

Collection of entries for the Projected Image League

26 No Meeting 
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our members.

January 2018

 2 'Projected Image League'
 Our Annual Competition for the Hewitt Cup. Please enter three sets each of five images on a theme.

Collection of entries for the Annual Landscape Competitions (Projected Image and Print)

 9  ‘Oh Yeah!'
Master of altered reality Robin Gregory returns to Devizes to recount his photo club journey, show creative audio-visuals and explain how some of his images are put together.  Website
16  ‘The Secret Forest’  
Tony Rackham FRPS and Betty Rackham FRPS present aspects of the New Forest that visitors don't normally see, including the plant and animal life.  Website

23 Results of Landscape Competitions
• Landscape Print competition
• Landscape Projected Image competition
 The judge will be by John Tilsey APAGB DPAGB ARPS

Collection of entries for Projected Image Competition 3: Portrait

30  ‘Light on the Wiltshire Landscape’
Stephen Davis presents a selection of landscape images, including many familiar scenes within the Pewsey Vale, all characterised by wonderful light.  He will also show a selection of images from the recent Wiltshire Wildlife Trust book, Wild Wiltshire.  Website

 6 Results of Projected Image Competition 3: Portrait
 The judge will be Beryl Heaton ARPS EFIAP CPAGB

 Collection of entries for Projected Image Competition 4: Open

13 'Is Photography Art?'
Colin Tracy ARPS explores the nature of art and asks: Is photography art or simply technique? This presentation will be a visual exploration of what might make us describe a photographic image as art. Website

18    Sunday Western Counties Photographic Federation Digital Projected Image Competition (DPIC). 
Tickets available in advance for this competition against clubs from across the western counties, to be held in Exeter.

20 The Landscape Group presents.... 
Tonight the club’s Landscape special interest group showcases their work, activities and pictures taken on field trips including their week in Skye. 

27 Results of Projected Image Competition 4: Open
 The judge will be announced here later.

Collection of entries for Print Competition 2: Open
March 2018
 6 ‘Now You See It, Now You Don’t’
Martin Cooper LRPS presents a selection of colour, monochrome and abstract images featuring landscapes
mainly from around the UK. Website:

13   ‘Movement in Photography’
Switch off your Image Stabilisation!  Derek Gale LRPS will show how camera movement and subject movement
can bring an extra dimension and fun to your photography.  Website

 20  Results of Print Competition 2: Open
 The judge will be Mike Hendon.
 Collection of entries for the Innovation Projected Image Competition: Smartphone images
27  Inter-Club Battle  
Devizes Camera Club hosts Swindon, Stratton and Royal Wootton Bassett clubs for a four-way Battle
to be judged by Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB AFIAP
April 2018

 3  'Audio-Visual Spectacular’
See winning and commended images from the Western Counties Photographic Federation Annual Competition and discover what made them stand out.
 10  Results of the Innovation Projected Image Competition: Smartphone images
 The judge will be announced on the club website.

 Collection of entries for the Print and Projected Image of the Year competitions

17  Our Members Present  
Four club members will each give a 20 minute presentation of their work.  A great way to learn more about your fellow members.
24 'How To Move From Good to Great Photography'  
Andy Beel FRPS suggests how to become an unconsciously competent photographer, so your mind can use its full potential in your photography. Website 

May 2018

  Print and Projected Image of the Year competitions 
The best of the 2017-18 season
The competition will be judged by Ralph Snook ARPS EFIAP DPAGB

 8 Ladies v Gents Battle 
A gentle competition between genders at the club. 
The judges will be announced here later

15 Annual General Meeting and Awards

June 2018
TBA  Annual Social Event
 Date and venue to be announced nearer the time