Welcome to Bracknell Camera Club

Programme 2018/19
Meetings normally start at 7.30 for 8pm and are on Mondays unless indicated otherwise.
September
3rd
The Lucky Dragon
This talk include images from her recent travels to many parts of the world, illustrated with prints in Mono and Colour. Travel to some wonderful places in different parts of the world has given her the opportunity to capture memories and “see” the country, landscapes, shops, places, events, wildlife and best of all, "the people", which she has photographed in her own way. This talk is sponsored by Fotospeed
Prints & PDI
Margaret Salisbury FRPS, MFIAP, FIPF, APAGB, AWPF
10th
Welcome Back - Members Evening
A selection of member presentations on a variety of topics.
Prints & PDI
Various Club Members
17th
Food Photography
Jonathan isn’t a foodie, not in the usual way. He’s all about the stories behind the stove. He will give us a taste of what it takes to bring astonishing plates of food to our tables. Jonathan works with some of the UK’s and the world’s top chefs, shooting for restaurants, international magazines, online publications and the suppliers at the grass roots of the food chain.
PDI
Jonathan Thompson
24th
Projected Digital Images Competition
All categories
PDI
Judge - Peter Merry
October
1st
Sports Photography
Mark was Sports Photographer of the year in 2011 and has covered all the major sporting events from the Olympics to the Rugby World Cup. The talk this evening will be an exciting look into the world of sports photography.
PDI
Mark Pain
8th
Beyond Visible Light
This fascinating and inspiring talk looks at the history of infrared photography (IR) over the last 100 years. Simon will cover the discovery of "invisible" light, the invention of IR films and their many civilian and military uses, the move to digital camera conversion and even a moment of space exploration! Along the way Simon will showcase the work of other IR photographers from around the world as well as his own portfolio of IR images taken over 15 years.
PDI
Simon Weir
15th
Print Competition
All categories
Prints
John Randall
22nd
Time lapses & long exposures: Pushing boundaries' on the 'Behind the Lens Stage'.
Nigel’s talk will be crammed full of information about what goes on behind the scenes for the creation of his long exposure photos and time lapses. The talk will cover the planning, the apps to use and his workflow.
PDI
Nigel Levanter
29th
Creative Landscape Photography
Slawek will be showing a diverse selection of his work, taken both locally and overseas, with an extensive commentary regarding the techniques and tools used, creative choices, planning, any obstacles that he had to overcome, anecdotes etc.
PDI
Slawek Staszczuk
November
5th
SCPF PDI League Competition
Bracknell is in Division 2 of the SCPF PDI League and will compete against seven other SCPF clubs (hosted by Bracknell).
PDI
Sandy Watson
12th
Projected Digital Images Competition
All categories
PDI
Damon Guy
19th
The Wall of Death Project
James will talk about his project photographing Luke Fox’s Original Wall of Death; both in front of house and behind the scenes. James is an editorial and commercial photographer who is based in Brighton.
PDI
James Hole
26th
Light Underwater
Simon’s talk will be on the challenges and rewards of underwater photography. His presentation will take the form of a photographic journey through the world’s oceans, looking at the different marine environments and their potential for photography. At the same time, Simon will consider the evolution of underwater photography from its earliest exponents to the digital revolution.
PDI
Simon Rogerson
December
3rd
Clive Harrison Trophy Evening
This is an annual competition for a thematic panel of between three and eight prints. The images should all share a common theme, tell a story or complement each other in some way when viewed together. Entrants are encouraged to provide a written statement to explain the purpose of the panel or what the images are about.
Prints
Judge - Monica Weller FRPS
10th
Print Competitiion
All categories
Prints
Judge - Peter Orr LRPS
17th
Christmas Party and Bring & Buy Sale
Enjoy a chance for an informal evening with other members over a drink and a bite to eat along with a book sale. Please bring any items of a photographic nature for the sale this evening. Then spend your hard-earned money on the much-prized photographic contributions of other members. Please bring wads of cash and a glass!
24th
No meeting - Merry Christmas to all
31st
No meeting - Happy New Year to all
January
7th
Projected Digital Images Competition
All categories
PDI
Judge - Keith Newton LRPS
14th
A Photographers Perspective: My Life Through a Lens
Viveca will discuss the various photographic techniques that she has been experimenting with, continuing to develop her work and the way that she sees things.
PDI
Viveca Koh FRPS
21st
SCPF Print League Competition
Bracknell is in Division 2 and will compete against several other SCPF clubs (hosted by Bracknell).
Prints
Judge - Barbara Lyddiatt
28th
Looking at Nature
Maurice has a passion for nature and he combines this with photography to make both enjoyable hobbies.
PDI
Maurice Pugh
February
4th
Print Competition
All categories
Prints
Judge - Kevin Day
11th
Portrait Lighting is EASY! Trust Me
“There was a time when I honestly thought that lighting was some kind of dark art; something I’d never be able to grasp, something that was for those advanced photographer types.” “During this evening I don't want to just tell you, I want to show you that portrait lighting is EASY!”
PDI
Glyn Dewis
18th
Photoshop FTJ
An insight which looks at the manipulations required to take an image from capture to completion. It does not include any "tricks" as most shots do not require fancy effects.
PDI
Mike Farley LRPS
25th
Projected Digital Images Competition
All categories
PDI
Paul Graber LRPS
March
4th
Nine Clubs Competition
The annual hosting of this prestigious competition which Bracknell has run for many years. This is your chance to see the very best images from Bracknell and eight other local clubs.
PDI
Judge - Allan Thompson
11th
Coast17
In February 2017, Ken set out on a highly-ambitious plan to walk solo around the coast of Britain. Ken will cover not only a visual record of our country’s coastline; he will tell the story of a challenging physical and emotional journey, full of anecdotes and reminiscences. The talk will feature Ken's unique style of presentation and photography - mixing landscapes and light, people, abstract art and everyday observations. Ken has nearly forty years’ experience as a photographer. He is a professional speaker and photography coach as well as a lifetime adventurer whose photography journey began in the mountains.
PDI
Ken Scott APRS, MBPsS
18th
Print Competition
All categories
Prints
Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS, AFIAP, BPE5
25th
Portfolio and AV Event
The Portfolio Competition is a member’s competition judged by members. Tonight, sit back and enjoy the comments and images. After the break members’ AV sequences will be shown.
PDI & AV
Members Participation and Internal Judging
April
1st
Fuzzy Landscapes and Gritty Nudes
Glyn’s print talk has appeared under the same name since the late 1990’s, albeit the content has changed quite a bit. It is a rather like his life story in photography, going back over 30 years. A real mixture of genres, including most everything apart from sport.
Prints
Glyn Edmunds APSA EPSA EFIAP/s ABIPP
8th
Lenses...
Why are there so many different types of lenses? And why do some of them cost so flipping much? This talk is a romp through the history of optical technology, illustrating how things have become more and more sophisticated and consequently more and more expensive. Stewart will bring along a load of exotic and unusual lenses for people to handle and play with.
Stewart Robertson
15th
Print Competition (one entry only) and Projected Digital Image Competitions
Print Set Subject: ‘In an English country garden’ PDI Set Subject: ‘Toy box and fairy tales’
Prints & PDI
Judge - Steve Lawrenson ARPS APAGB
22nd
Easter Monday - No Meeting
29th
Members Evening: Photobook Competition
This members’ evening is aimed at those who have produced Photobooks. An award will be given by Brian Steptoe to the best book. Books must be submitted one week before the event. Please see the programme secretary if you are interested.
PDI & Books
Judge - Brian Steptoe FRPS
May
6th
Bank Holiday – No Meeting
13th
Aviation & Defence Photography
An individual perspective into a high tempo, high risk, high reward, field of photography. It covers tips on composition, technical setup, and post production in an enthusiastic, personal, informative, and occasionally humorous way. It contains a few AV's, and plenty of images, tips and context
PDI & AV
Zaid Meherali
20st
Finals Evening – The Best of the Best
We welcome back all the images we have seen throughout the monthly Print and PDI competitions that have scored a perfect 10. All images now compete against one another for the Print and PDI of the Year awards.
Prints & PDI
Judge - Jim Nemer
27th
Bank Holiday – No Meeting
June
3rd
Annual General Meeting and Margaret Woods Trophy
A chance for members to attend and hear the reports from committee members on how the club has been run during the season and what can be expected from the season ahead. Then vote for your favourite nature image.
PDI
Internal Judging
10th
Annual Exhibition Judge’s Evening and Presentation of this Season’s Trophies
Prints & PDI
Judge - Leo Rich ARPS, EFIAP/g, DPAGB, HonPAGB
September
2nd
Start of Next Season