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, make yourself known at the desk 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.


 ‘Tides and Tempests'
Rachael Talibar smalltFine 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.


Tickets for visitors £2-00 at the door

All welcome

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'
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Guy Edwardes BA (Hons) Photography presents landscape and nature photography techniques, showing around 300 images from around the world.

Plenty of tips and advice.


10 Bob TrainConfessions 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 Tony Gervis ‘Visions of America'

Tony Gervis FRPS has photographed all 50 States, over 100 National and State Parks along with top rodeos.


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

Charlie Waite'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, 7.30pm

Tickets priced at £15, available in advance.


14 Alison Price‘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 DerwoodDance, Portraiture and Urban Exploration’

Derwood Pamphilon LRPS EFIAP DPAGB photographs people in studios, performance venues and striking locations such as derelict factories and hospitals.


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

 Johnnie Rogers‘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.  


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

Collection of entries for the Christmas Knock Out - max. 6 entries per member.

19 Christmas Party and Image Knock-Out
 Festive snacks and fun competition, with a visit from Santa to act as master of ceremonies. 
 Vote for your favourite image in the Christmas Knock Out compered by Father christmas himself.

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. Members vote for their favourite sets. The results will be given on the 9th after each entrants 3 scores have been averaged and added together to give the places and highly commendeds.

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

 9 Robin Gregory‘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. 


16 Tony Rackham ‘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. 


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 Stephen Davis ‘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. 

 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 Colin Tracyjpg'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.


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 Sandie Cox ARPS DPAGB

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  Derek Gale ‘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.


 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 Andy Beel'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.


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 Richard and Sue Winkworth

15 Annual General Meeting and Awards

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