Programme

This is the Programme of events from the 6th September 2018 through to the end of season on the 16th May 2019.

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Portishead Camera Club – Programme of Events for the 2018-2019 Season

Week

Date

Event

Speaker/Judge

Type

Further Information

1

6 September 2018

Welcome Members & Club Night

PI

Features images from our projects & summer activities including St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.

2

13 September

In the Desert

Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP

PI

Deserts offer exquisite light and patterns. Robert covers using reflected light, high contrast, low light and imaging the night sky.

3

20 September

Nature’s Seasons

Alec Stewart AWPF

PI

Alec travels from Wales with locally found wildlife across the 4 seasons.

4

27 September

The Night Sky & “How I do it” (Salons)

Dr Ed Cloutman EFIAP

PI & Prints

Two halves. Night sky images captured by telescope & created for the naked eye. Followed by EFIAP Salon print work explained by International judge.

Closing Date for Competition No. 1

1 October

(Monday)

Bridgend 12 Way Club Print Battle

Trip

Our members are invited to the judging evening & social (car share). Option for afternoon of photography.

5

4 October

Art in Photography

Rod Fry ARPS CPAGB

PI

Return by the Fine Art Contemporary photographer from Teignmouth who shares his take on art in photography.

6

11 October

Competition No 1

Martyn Pinches AFIAP AWPF

PI & Prints

13 October

(Saturday)

WCPF AGM & Knightshayes Trophy

Trip

Postponed open print competition subject "Formation". Held at Clyst St Mary; entry free. (car share)

7

18 October

Big Views of Tiny Creatures

David Spears, Clouds Hill Imaging

PI

Clouds Hill specialise in macro, microscopy, time lapse imaging. An exquisite portfolio of images.

8

25 October

Using Time Exposure Creatively

Janet Miles LRPS CPAGB BPE1 AFIAP

PI

Published photographer & exhibitor who enjoys helping others develop camera & post processing skills. Wide-ranging portfolio includes natural world & abstracts.

9

1 November

You are the Judge

Ian Bateman FRPS, MPAGB, AV-FIAP, APAGB

PI & Work-shop

Interactive, informative fun group exercise - see how WE judge “competition” images

10

8 November

A Room of 2 Halves

Martin Walters & Linda Meaton

PI demo

Explanation of how certain images are achieved e.g. HDR, reflections

Closing Date Competition No 2

11

15 November

The Windmills of Your Mind

Barry Mead FRPS MPAGB AV-FIAP APAGB

PI & Prints

A variety of images: creative, landscape & wildlife with Barry increasingly focusing on the creative art. Prints for close viewing.

17 November

(Saturday)

Annual WCPF Inter-Club Print Panel Competition

Trip

Judging of the Kingswood Salver at Bovey Tracey (car share). Also an afternoon talk “The Way I see it” by Rosemary Wilson Hon FRPS APAGB AFIAP BPE5* (Lecture will cost £6.00)

12

22 November

Competition No 2

Peter Weaver APAGB CPAGB LRPS

PI & Prints

13

29 November

Winter Wildlife

Nigel Spencer ARPS

PI

Images from myriad geographic areas; also featuring Northern Lights. Advice on coping with snow - focusing, & high exposure compensation (causing lower shutter speeds).

14

6 December

Have Camera will Travel

Bob Bishop LRPS EFIAP/b BPE3

PI & demo

Evening covering a variety of photographic genre. Bob will demo how he processed a number of images from RAW to form his desired image.

15

13 December

XMAS Social Evening: Birnbeck Pier Trust

Peter Lander, Trust Archivist

PI

A possible future for this local landmark? And a lost history - images & stories of those that lived, worked & loved on the pier. FAMILY & FRIENDS welcome; XMAS refreshments.

16

10 January 2019

Extraordinary Ordinary 2

Simon Caplan LRPS

PI & Prints

Simon sees the interesting detail in the world about us; & shares his still life portfolio with hints, tips & opinion on the technical & creative process.

Closing Date Theme Competition

17

17 January

A Walk on the Wild Side

Shaun Boycott-Taylor ARPS AFIAP DPAGB

PI & Prints

Wildlife, habitats, landscapes from the wilds of Scotland, Hungary, Danube Delta & Catalonia.

18

24 January

Theme Competition

Jenny Hibbert MPAGB EFIAP AWPF

PI & Prints

The theme: “Gold”

19

31 January

Travels Towards the Edge

Sue O’Connell ARPS AFIAP/s BPE4 & Peter Brisley DPAGB

PI, AV & Prints

Less frequented destinations: World Heritage Sites of the Libyan Sahara, active volcanos in Java, Mongolian Eagle Hunters. Fotospeed sponsored.

20

7 February

Visit by Reflex Camera Club & social evening

PI & Prints

Showing selected members’ images from this active practical photography club.

10 February (Saturday)

WCPF Inter –Club “DPIC”

Trip

At Exeter Corn Exchange (car share). Clubs in region enter 18 digital images by at least 5 photographers. Entry cost £7.00.

21

14 February

You are the Judge “2”

PI & Demo

Image critique with demo of developing the image. Variety of genre. Led by members.

Closing Date Competition No 3

22

21 February

Sports Press Photography

Regional Press Photographer

PI

23

28 February

Competition No 3

John Scaife

PI & Prints

24

7 March

Beyond the Summit

Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP

Prints

Chris, an RPS Fine Art Panel assessor, discusses the direction of his work post RPS Fellowship. Expect exceptional print images: Fotospeed sponsored.

9 March

(Saturday)

2019 Knightshayes Competition on the theme of ‘Gold’

Trip

Bovey Tracey golf club.

25

14 March

Option 1 – Club visit to Reflex Camera Club

Trip

Friendly, sociable Reflex Camera Club invites all Portishead's members to their modern fully accessible venue (car share).

Option 2 -Recorded Lecture in Club Room

Kaleidoscope 1 - Audio Visuals by Leicester Forest AV-Group

AV

Members not travelling may view a fine AV selection.

26

21 March

All the Best

Peter Weaver APAGB DPAGB LRPS

PI

Presenting an eclectic selection of his work Peter reveals his skill & ability to see photographically.

Closing Date Competition No 4

27

28 March

The Opportunist Photographer

Colin Walls CPAGB

PI

Simple seen images perhaps? But Colin reveals his unique viewpoint & how to use abstraction, reflections, shadow & more.

28

4 April

Competition No 4

Sandy Cox ARPS, DPAGB

PI & Prints

6 April (Saturday)

WCPF Audio Visual Competition

Trip

At Clyst St Mary (car share)

29

11 April

A Slice of Life

Dave Mason

PI

Street photography in colour featuring life on the streets of London.

30

18 April

WCPF Exhibition Travelling Prints

Prints

100 WCPF 2018 exhibition quality prints for close critique

31

25 April

Adventures with my camera at home & away

Jane Rees ARPS

PI & Prints

Including wildlife & Jane features images from her travels & her time in the USA.

Closing Date End of Season Competitions

32

2 May

Club night out of Practical Photography

Trip

33

9 May

AGM

AGM

Reports from the past year, proposals for the coming season. An opportunity to make comment or suggestions. It's your Club!

34

16 May

End of Season Competitions

Keith Cooper LRPS

PI & Prints

Our club Folio, Picture Board & Bing White Nature Competitions