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.

   October 2020
  20 Results for the Annual Nature Competition
    Our Judge this evening is Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b


  27 Smartphone photography - more than just a camera on a phone
   JL 1See how the smartphone camera has evolved, and is no longer 'just a phone'.
Learn how Jeanette Lendon went from a successful corporate and commercial photographer, to running her own smartphone photography masterclasses and not even owning a 'big' camera any more.
She will also let you into to some of the tips and tricks of taking creative photos with your smartphone.
Will the smartphone ever take over the DSLR??!!!

Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 2

   November 2020
  3 Up Your Photography

PS bluetitOur countryside as seen through the lens of award-winning BBC Natural History Unit cameraman Phil Savoie. An evening of photographic discovery with tips and tricks shared throughout. 

7th & 8th - Closing Date for entries for Open Print Competition No 1
  10 Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 2
   Our Judge this evening is Robert Phelps

  17 From Camera to Print
   Tim Jones from Fotospeed guides us as to how to get the best results from your printer, through the camera, colour management and printer.

• Which printer to choose – makes and sizes, Canon vs Epson for and against?
• Inks – genuine or 3rd party?
• Basic colour management
• Spyder X Pro
• Should you work in jpeg, raw or tiff?
• Installing paper profiles
• Basic soft proofing techniques
• Hard proofing technique
• Understanding the print dialogue box
• My prints are too dark, what has gone wrong?
• Look at papers how do I choose the paper that will make my image look amazing?

  24 'Show and Tell’
    Club members will be invited to present a few of their images to the meeting and explain what the subject is, why they took it, anything unusual about how it was taken etc. 

   December 2020
  1 Results for Open Print Competition No 1
Our Judge this evening is John Taylor

Closing Date for entries for the Christmas Image Knock Out fun evening

  8 Photoshop Clinic
  Ray Grace ARPS DPAGB leads this evening’s clinic is aimed at solving Photoshop problems and demonstrating any techniques that you wish to learn.

  15 Christmas Party and Image Knock Out Competition
   Our final meeting for 2020 will see Father Christmas joining us to conduct the customary pre-Christmas fun knock-out competition.
This time enjoy your own festive snacks and maybe a glass or two of Christmas spirit!

Closing Date for entries for the Projected Image League

  22 No Meeting   A Very Merry Christmas to all our members

  29 No Meeting We wish all our members a very peaceful and happy New Year

    January 2021
   5 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

  12 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. 

  19 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.

  29 Results for the Annual Monochrome Competitions
  Our Judge this evening is Sandie Cox ARPS DPAGB AFIAP

Closing Date for entries for the Annual Landscape Competitions

   February 2021
  2 Wildlife Reintroductions and Conservation and Southwest Wildlife Photography 

We are delighted to welcome back to Devizes acclaimed wildlife photographer Nick Upton. 
Nick will show wildlife / documentary shots of UK White stork, Beaver and Pine marten reintroductions, Seal and Bat rescue plus Siberian Flying squirrel conservation in Estonia, then Southwest wildlife / conservation coverage of foxes, badgers, deer, newts and more.

  9 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.

  16 Results for the Annual Landscape Competitions
    Our Judge this evening is Peter Orr ARPS

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

  23  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.

    March 2021
   2 “The Landscape Group Presents”
  An evening of images and presentations from members of the Landscape Group, from both Group and individual excursions.

Closing Date for entries for Open Print Competition No 2
  9 Results for the Close-up & Macro and Creative Competitions
  Our Judges this evening are Clive Rathband FRPS FPSSA EFIAP DPAGB and Joan Rathband FRPS FPSSA AFIAP DPAGB

  16 Wildlife Through a Lens
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Within this talk Multi -Award winning photographer Tom Way goes into what it takes to be a Wildlife Photographer. Talking about the importance of light, the right angles and the emphasis on trying to compose a sellable image when looking through the lens. Tom describes his adventures over the last few years, and how he has gone from working in a gym to now taking wildlife images around the world and exhibiting them over the UK. Awarded many times, including the World Sony Photographer Awards, and the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Award, Tom has been European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. An evening definitely not to be missed.
  23 Results for Open Print Competition No 2
  Our Judge this evening is Mike Hendon LRPS

Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 3
  30 Two Pairs of Eyes
  We welcome two old friends of the Club, John Tilsley ARPS, APAGB, DPAGB and Di Tilsley APAGB CPAGB.
Di and John show that two people can visit the same place and record it in different ways. It is not just the different genre PDI’s for Di and Prints for John but also different styles. John will show the prints in the 1st half and Di PDI’s in the second.

   April 2021
   6 Battle vs Frome Wessex Camera Club
  The next in the series of friendly but nevertheless competitive contests against our friends from Frome Wessex Camera Club.
Our Judge this evening is [TBC]

  13 Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 3
   Judge TBC

  20 Red Arrows and Street Photography
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Our final visiting speaker of the year 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.

  27 The Great Post-Processing Challenge
  Capturing an image in camera is one thing, but in many cases, it is only part of the story. While it is true that Raw images have to be processed, many of the images we see take on an added, possibly dimension in post processing.
Tonight, we set a challenge; given a RAW file, what can you do with it?
This promises to be both fun and instructive – more details in due course.

    May 2021
  4 Print and Projected Image of the Year
  The best of the 2020-21 season.
Our judge for tonight is Adrian Herring ARPS DPAGB

  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 [TBC]

  18 Annual General Meeting and Awards evening