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. Non-members may attend as guests for up to three meetings on payment of £2 - 50 per meeting, except for events marked * in the programme which are £5 for non-members, of which £2-50 is refundable on 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.
Dates for your Diary

Please note - there is a £5 charge for non members for presentations marked * (£2-50 refundable on joining the club)
November 2019

ME light paintingChange to the Programme
Light Painting with Michelle Essenson 
 Michelle is a most enthusiastic speaker and regularly presents at the RPS.will be showing the various tools she uses for this genre of photography and invites us to join in.
A practical session so please bring the following if you would like to take part.
A DSLR or mirrorless camera with a ‘M’ manual control setting allowing ‘bulb’ mode (‘Live Comp’ is an ideal alternative for Olympus users) and the ability to control focus manually.
• A sturdy tripod if you own one.
• Spare batteries.
• Wireless triggers enabling you to operate your own camera from a distance would be ideal. Alternatively, a cable release (or remote control via an app) is helpful.
If you are stuck at the point, we’ll find a way for you to manage with shutter delay. 

Short intro then set up cameras etc – coffee – practical session
It is not compulsory to take part, there is lots to learn just by watching.


Mike Martin Flyer'Shooting People and Other Stuff" *
Mike Martin shows us a selection of prints charting his journey in portrait photography, and some creative portraits. He goes on to deconstruct a few images to show how these images are put together and techniques used. His aim is to inspire people and encourage them to think outside the box and create something unique.


Calne Multi-Club Annual Digital Battle.
Ten local clubs submit Projected Images for this annual Battle, hosted by Calne Camera Club at the Lansdown Hall,Derry Hill, starting at 7.30p

Results of Print Competition 1: Open

Collection of entries for the Annual Monochrome Print and Projected Image competitions

December 2019
 3 Heidi Stewart'Every Step I Take' *
Heidi Stewart will take you on her landscape journey to different parts of the UK and Iceland. We will be visiting Anglesey, West Cornwall, Northumberland, the Highlands of Scotland, Southern/South East Regions of Iceland and many more!

Results of Monochrome Competitions
• Monochrome Print competition
• Monochrome Projected Image competition
Judge: Ginny Campbell ARPS

Collection of entries for the Christmas Knock Out  Maximum of six projected images per member please.


Christmas Party and Image Knock-Out
Festive snacks and fun competition, with a visit from Santa to act as master of ceremonies. 


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A very Merry Christmas to all our members


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Wishing all our members a prosperous and successful New Year.

January 2020

Chris Palmer 3 Trees France'Beyond the Summit'  *
 A Fellowship of the RPS represents, for many, a photographers Everest - something to aspire to; our speaker, Chris Palmer FRPS PAGB APAGB EFIAP, has done just that. The question then arises as to what one does now?
Chris discusses the new challenges he has set himself, the decisions he’s made, and the photographic directions he is taking in in his current work.


'Audiovisual Spectacular'
We take the opportunity to showcase superb AVs from the Western Counties Photographic Federation 2019 competition.

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


KirsteenTitchener Autumn'From Psychologist to Photographic Artist' *
From the day Kirsteen Titcherner discovered Photoshop and its inherent opportunities for image manipulation she became completely hooked on photography.
 Her journey takes her from psychologist to pet photography to award winning photographic artist.
She’ll cover some of her techniques, her inspirations, and how psychology and observation inspire her work.


28 Studio Portrait Evening
No less than Kyra Wilson will take us through the practical aspects of setting up a studio portrait shoot.

February 2020

Results of Landscape Competitions:
• Landscape Print competition
• Landscape Projected Image competition
Judge: John Tilsley ARPS APAGB DPAGB

Collection of entries for AV and Creative Competitions. Please see COMPETITIONS for more information


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.
See WCPF website

Huw Alban'That's Not a Landscape Photograph!' *
Huw Alban takes apart the common themes and assumptions associated with landscape photographs and photography, and portray them with a fresh perspective.
In doing so he’ll lean heavily on his own experience, the events that occasionally unfolded during his workshops and, of course,those interesting conversations you have after camera club competition evenings.


(Date tbc) Multi-club Print Battle
and lecture at the Lakeside Centre, Warminster. 1.00pm for 1.30pm start.


'English Wildlife - Spring and Summer' *
David Kjaer will be showing a superb selection of birds, mammal,amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies and other insects, aswell as our resident reptiles that one might expect to see in a typical English Spring and Summer.


Results of Audiovisual and Creative Competitions
Judge: Diana Neale

Collection of entries for Print Competition 2: Open

March 2020

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.


Change to the Programme - Speaker tbc


Results of Print Competition 2: Open
Judge: Beryl Heaton

Collection of entries for Projected Image Competition 3: Open


Nicki Douglas Lee'Sports Photography' *
 Nicki Douglas-Lee talks on capturing the passion, the intensity and the art of movement in the one genre that encapsulates all of these elements - Sports Photography.

Entries for the 'Projected Image League'  Please enter three sets each of five images on a theme. See COMPETITIONS for details


Sue OConnell Eagle Hunters'Travels Towards the Edge' *
Sue O’Connell ARPS EFIAP/p DPAGB BPE 5* & Peter Brisley ARPS DPAGB BPE 1* take us to more out-of-the-way people and places - from camel herders in the Gobi Desert and eagle hunters in the far west of Mongolia, to the nomadic peoples of Gujarat, plus a visit to the world’s largest wetland, the Pantanal of Brazil.
Sue -  website    Peter -   website

April 2020

Results of Projected Image Competition 3: Open
Judge: Peter Weaver APAGB DPAGB LRPS

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

14 Projected Image League - our Annual Competition for the Hewitt Cup.
Please enter three sets each of five images on a theme, to be judged by members present on the evening.

'The Sea and Me' *
Roger Crocombe ARPS presents an illustrated talk that is all about his love for the shoreline, with its many moods and colours, photographed from his base on the West Sussex coast over two years.
Using various photography techniques he explores this ever-changing environment and how the same scene can change so dramatically in sympathy with the wind, tide and sky.


Josh Cooper Snow'What Aperture for Antarctica?' *
A once in a lifetime trip to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica provides a wealth of photographic opportunities.
Josh Cooper will give an illustrated talk about his recently completed trip and will explain how he photographed this amazing corner of the southern hemisphere.

May 2020

 Print & Projected Image of the Year competitions
The best of the 2019-20 season. 

Judge: Ralph Snook ARPS EFIAP


Ladies vs Gents Battle
A gentle competition between genders at the club.
Judge: tba

19 Annual General Meeting and Awards

June 2020


Annual Social Event

Venue to be announced nearer the time