Programme  2021 - 2022
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.

We will return to the 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.

  Summer Programme    All presentations start at 7:30 pm and will take place via Zoom.     Guests welcome
   The cost is £2.50 per meeting for members and guests alike. 

      August 2021

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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   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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Please note -  We anticipate being able once again to meet in the Devizes Sports Club from September and to enjoy the social side of the club.
This year several of our speakers and judges will be joining us via Zoom. 

    September 2021
 All meetings are on Tuesday evenings unless otherwise shown

 07
 A Welcome to the New Season
A very warm welcome to all our members, whether returning or new, to the first night of our new season.
We will preview the Season ahead, present the trophies for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons to the Winners,
There will be a ‘Show & Tell’ session for members to show and talk about some of the images they have taken over the last few months, as well as plenty of time to catch up with your fellow members and renew acquaintances that you have not been able to do for the last 18 months.

   
 14  Getting the Best from your Camera - a practical workshop

Our very own Dave Gray presents a practical session on understanding your camera and optimising the use of your camera settings, plus many other useful practical tips.
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Bring your camera


Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 1 - See Competitions for details
   
 21  A Personal Response - Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB 

We all see the world slightly differently.

'It is never my intention to mimic another photographer's shot, but to bring my own vision to bear to produce an individual and personal point of view.
I constantly strive to produce images that are different.'

Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB returns to the Club to discuss the creative process that he uses, both when out shooting, and subsequently when producing his prints. The lecture features many of his latest prints, and culminates in the work that he produced to earn his RPS Fellowship.

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 28  CS Fistral GloryApproaching The Coast 

Chris Simmonds visits us from Cornwall with a look into capturing the dynamic influences at play down on the tideline followed by a Q&A session on approach and Photoshop post-processing

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   October 2021
   
 05  Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 1
Our Judge this evening is Bob Ryan FRPS FRSA

Closing Date for entries for the Annual Nature Competitions  See Competitions for details
   
 12  PB mongoliaTravels Towards the Edge

Sue O’Connell (ARPS, EFIAP/p, DPAGB, BPE 5*) and
Peter Brisley (ARPS, DPAGB, BPE1*) bring us a presentation from their travels featuring 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, and a visit to the world’s largest wetland, the Pantanal of Brazil.
Colour and monochrome dpi presentation plus a display of fine art prints.
Website Sue O'Connell       Website Peter Brisley

   
 19  The Sea and Me

We saw Roger Crowcombe’s work for the first time on Zoom – now he returns to us in person, to talk to us more 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.
Illustrated with prints and PDIs

   
 26  Results for the Annual Nature Competitions
Our Judge this evening is Victoria Hillman

Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 2   See Competitions for details
   
  November 2021
   
 02  Whatever Next

Richard Price gives a reflective look at his photography through the years with a personal perspective on his photographic journey and how it changed his mental health.
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 09  Studio Evening

Bring your cameras and kit for an evening of practical Tabletop and Portraiture and the chance to compare notes with and learn from other members

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 16  Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 2
Our Judge this evening is Laura Pearce LRPS

Closing Date for entries for Open Print Competition No 1   See Competitions for details

   
 23  Out of the Dark – The art of still life photography

Simon Caplan LRPS explores the history and development of still life photography before introducing members to Simon’s own striking ‘renaissance style’ light painted still life images, which are lit with only hand held torches.
The presentation provides an insight into Simon’s working methods and gives members’ ideas and tips for setting up and lighting their own still life work.
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 30  Nobody

Mike Martin AWPF AFIAP returns to the Club to talk about non-people or anonymous people photography. 
Mike shows how his approach to image making used in to my portrait photography cross over into my non-portrait work and how there is a continuity of style across multiple genres.
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 December 2021
   
 07  Results for Open Print Competition No 1
Our Judge this evening is Peter Woodhouse

Closing Date for entries for the Christmas Image Knock Out fun evening See Competitions for details
   
 14  Nick HansonMaking the Most of Focal Lengths and Ratios

Crop in camera, not in the computer - Award winning professional photographer ‘Nick Hanson Zooms’ into us from his base on the Isle of Skye and uses his portfolio of stunning photos to explain how to make the best use of a wide range of focal lengths. He also demonstrates how the right choice of crop ratio can have a major impact on the success of an image.
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Closing Date for entries for the Projected Image League  See Competitions for details
   
 21  Christmas Party and Image Knock Out Competition

Our final meeting for 2021 should see a real visit from Father Christmas conducting the customary pre-Christmas fun knock-out competition, followed by festive snacks and refreshments
   
 26  No Meeting     A Very Merry Christmas and a very peaceful and happy New Year to all our members
   

 

 

     January 2022

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Projected Image League
We start the New Year with the annual competition for the Hewitt Cup. Entry is three sets of 5 projected images, each set being on a theme of your choosing. The competition is judged by those Club members present on the evening, scoring each set out of 10, with the scores for each set being averaged to give the final score for the set.

Closing Date for entries for the Annual Monochrome Competitions  See Competitions for details

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 NF 1The Use of Natural Light in Landscape Photography

Light can lift an image from the mundane to the spectacular! Nigel Forster visits us from South Wales and will illustrate the great variety of lighting conditions and how to make the most of them.
The presentation is fully illustrated with case studies that take you through the thought process in creating each image.

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 18  Member’s Speed Critique

We invite a number of our members to bring a selection of their images for discussion.
Divided into small groups, the remaining members will have about 10 minutes giving feedback on the set before moving on to the next set.
A great way to learn from your fellow members and about them too – those who have taken part in previous sessions have found it very valuable

 
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Results for the Annual Monochrome Competitions
Our Judge this evening is Tony Byram ARPS DPAGB EFIAP AWPF

Closing Date for entries for the Annual Landscape Competitions   See Competitions for details

    February 2022
   
 01  An Evening of Light Painting

Our own Steve Hardman and Caroline Wright lead us in a practical demonstration of how to do light painting and what can be achieved.
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 08  Studio Evening – Macro

We are delighted to welcome our own Steve Burgess demonstrating the creation of superb macro images using his own computer-controlled macro rig. Members are invited to bring along their own equipment.
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 15  Results for the Annual Landscape Competitions

Our Judge this evening is John Tilsley ARPS DPAGB APAGB

Closing Date for entries for the Close-up & Macro, and Creative Competitions   See Competitions for details


22

Birds eye view - 360 Panoramic photography by drone

And now for something completely different. Local photographer Ian Collis talks to us about he creates immersive 360-degree aerial panoramas - safely and within the law. The presentation covers an explanation of equirectangular images, and the equipment, techniques, and software used to capture and process them.
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     March 2022
 
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RH Langdale'The Landscape Group Presents’

Our very own Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP MCIWEN CSci CEnv presents his latest book “Britain’s Best landscapes and how to Photograph them’ followed by images and presentations from members of the Landscape Group, from both Group and individual excursions

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08

Results for the Close-up & Macro and Creative Competitions
Our Judge this evening is Colin Harrison FRPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/d2


15

ST cheetahTwo in the Bush

Multi-award winning Wildlife photographers Ann and Steve Toon speak to us from their base in the north-east of England to discuss their 20 year career as professional photographers specialising in the wildlife and wild places of Southern Africa, and explain the techniques and creative approaches they use to make their pictures stand-out from the crowd.
The presentation will be held via Zoom.

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 22  Results for Open Print Competition No 2

Our Judge this evening is Mike Dales ARPS CPAGB

Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 3      See Competitions for details

 29  Animals on the Edge: Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction

Award-winning Professional wildlife photographer Chris Weston presents images with behind-the-lens stories and anecdotes from his time in the field documenting the world’s rarest and most endangered wildlife.
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    April 2022
 
05

RB bananaFlying with the Red Arrows
Our speaker tonight gives us something very special. Richard Baker spent a year photographing and flying with the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows with a medium format film camera.

Tonight, Richard talks about his year and how the resulting book came about, together with his obsession with street reportage that sells to the editorial market via Getty Images. Richard’s work has received Pictures of the Year award in the USA from World Press - we are in for a treat.

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Friday

Battle - Devizes CC vs Frome Wessex CC (AWAY)

The next in the series of friendly but nevertheless competitive contests against our friends from Frome Wessex Camera Club.
Our Judge this evening is [TBA]
Details to follow

   12  Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 3

Our Judge this evening is Peter Crane APRS

   19  Shooting commercially off the beaten track.

Documenting the Origins of Coffee
• How does a photographer work so far from home?
• What are the pros & cons of working this way?
• What can we learn from working in difficult conditions?
There is a massive pressure to produce when time is money.
Mc2 Photography’s James McCormick will open up and show his entire shoot from start to finish whilst explaining the techniques he employed to produce the images and the all-important reasoning behind each and every shot.
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How to present your images as an Audio-Visual sequence

What makes a successful Audio Visual presentation? How do you go about making a sequence – what do you need?
Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP APAGB is Vice-Chairman of the RPS AV Group, and will explain how to prepare images and sound to create an AV sequence, with examples of the many AV sequences in his portfolio.
The presentation will be held via Zoom.
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    May 2022
   
    03
 
Print and Projected Image of the Year

The best of the 2021-22 season
Our judge for tonight is Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP APAGB


   10

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 [TBC]

  17 Annual General Meeting and Awards Evening