Programme  
Venue and map - Normally, all club meetings are held at Devizes Sports Club on Tuesday evenings. However, given the current situation with Covid-19 restrictions, all meetings and competitions will be online using Zoom. These start at 7.30 promptly so please log in before that time and you will be let into the meeting from the virtual waiting room.
You will be emailed the log in link before each meeting.
Members pay £2.50 per meeting.

If you are not a member but would like to attend one of our Zoom meetings, please contact the Membership Secretary
Non members pay £2.50 per meeting, up to a maximum of 3 meetings, after which they are asked to join the club.

It is likely that the current situation will continue until at least the New Year and we will try to return to normal venue at the Sports Club as soon as circumstances permit.

Groups - Groups – the Landscape Group, which normally meets on the 1st. Thursday, is suspended for the time being.
Competitions please check before entering club competitions for information and rules.

    May 2021
   
  11 Ladies -v- Gents Battle
  The annual contest between the genders at the Club. It’s not competitive of course!
Our Judges for this evening are Pam Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP and Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP

 18 Annual General Meeting and Awards evening
   
  Summer Programme    All presentations start at 7:30 pm and will take place via Zoom.     
   The cost is £2.50 per meeting for members and guests alike or £12.50 for the complete season of 6 meetings if paid in advance by 31st May 2021

 1 June    Chasing the Light 
KM Quiraing GlowTonight we welcome Kieran Metcalfe BPE1* with an exploration of the joys and challenges of landscape photography in different conditions, looking at the pitfalls and opportunities they present.

By day, Kieran is a 40-something, freelance graphic designer - while being self-employed has many benefits, it inevitably leads to me spending most, if not all, of the day at home - mainly in one room. In the last year or so, he has found that photography provides an excellent remedy for cabin-fever - when work pressures are high, you can't beat getting out into the fresh air and the stillness of the countryside. Having camera with you certainly focuses your attention on what is around you, rather than the busyness of the day.
“When I find and take the time to look, I find the natural world to be full of wonder, from awe-inspiring vistas, to delicate details, and the images here are the ones which I feel capture that best.”
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15 June

LM creativeCreative Photography with Lynne Morris PAGB FBPE AFIAP AWPF
Explore lands full of humour, creativity and imagination from the mind of Lynne Morris a multi-international award winning photographer and creative digital artist.
From a Mother Goose setting out on a grand adventure to animals and humans performing amazing feats or just reflecting on life, Lynne’s work is designed to delight the eye and intrigue the mind.
Her skilful & beautiful imagery has been recognised by many prestigious bodies for its inventiveness, humour and imagination, whilst always managing to put a smile on people’s faces.

 

See examples of Lynne's work


  6 July  

sr BreakfastAdventures of a Wildlife Photographer
Simon Roy gives us the images and stories from some of his best wildlife encounters.
I am an award-winning wildlife photographer based in Wetherby, Yorkshire, UK. I hope to expose the beautiful, fragile, yet enduring nature of our British wildlife. My work is widely published and has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards, International Garden Photographer of the Year, and Bird Photographer of the Year competitions.

Often working close to home, I specialise in garden wildlife and the relationship between people and nature. My aim is to make original, inspiring, and thought-provoking images that raise awareness of the creatures we live beside.
My passion for wildlife began during childhood when I spent many hours observing and identifying the various bird species in the hedge outside my window. I have a degree in art and design and worked as a Graphic Designer for ten years before I became a professional photographer.
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 20 July

JE MongoliaMongolia - From Steppe to Eagle Hunters

Journey with award winning professional freelance landscape and travel photographer Julian Elliott from Mongolia's capital to the Altai in the country's far west.
See how Julian's journey in this vast country unfolded and hear how he captured the vast landscapes and the people that inhabit them.
Watch how Julian switches between from being a landscape photographer to travel to sports when the talk finishes with a look at the Eagle Festival

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3 August
IH city Architectural Photography, in search of the “genius loci”.

Tonight we have something very special. We are privileged to be joined from Ireland by IÑAKI HERNÁNDEZ-LASA FRPS FIPF AFIAP who will discuss the concepts and fundamentals in architectural photography followed by his Fellowship from the Irish Photographic Federation and his Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society.

Followed by an AV with over 100 images and commentary on his 50 favourite images.

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 17 August  OK spectacularA Shot in the Dark

We conclude our Summer Programme with something completely different.
East Anglian photographer Mike Kwasniak has worked with professional theatres, youth theatres and amateur theatre companies since 1984. In his presentation Mike will share some of his images, along with a little bit of theatre history, an illustration of the challenges, a few anecdotes, a bit of gossip, a horror story or two, a peek inside his camera bag, and an explanation of his nail-biting path to becoming an ARPS


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