Programme 2019-20

Meetings normally start at 7.30 for 8pm and are on Mondays unless indicated otherwise.
September
2 Members Evening Chairman and various members
Assorted short presentations from members
9 Reality is for people without imagination Gary Nicholls
Gary will inspire us to try new ideas and ignore convention in creating a personal project using the camera as a tool to create images from imagination to realisation. http://g-n-p.co.uk/
http://www.imaginariumtrilogy.co.uk/
PDI
16 Hidden Wonders of the Night Sky Lilian Hobbs LRPS
Lilian will share with us some of the amazing sights hidden to the naked eye that are in the skies above us and explain how these photographs are taken.

Also on display will be her LRPS panel and the prints that didn’t make the panel.

http://www.lilianhobbs.com/
PDI & Prints
23 An introduction to cutting a successful bevel mount without grief Helen Longridge
To ensure that everyone understands the basics, to inspire confidence that window mounts can be cut with ease and to appreciate the value of presentation.
30 PDI Competition Round 1 Darren Pullman AFIAP CPAGB BPE1*
All categories PDI
October
7 In the Desert Robert Harvey BA CEnv CSci MCIWEM ARPS EFIAP
Deserts offer photographers exquisite light and patterns. Extraordinary landscapes of dunes, canyons, mesas, arches and hoodoos are explored, along with ancient kasbahs, wildlife and the flowering of the desert. The talk covers using reflected light, high contrast, low light and imaging the night sky. www.naturalworldphotography.net
PDI
14 On Track Guy Swarbrick
How Guy became the official photographer for the Union Cycliste Internationale and travelled the world to all their events. www.swarbrick.com
PDI
21 Print Competition Round 1 Graeme Wales LRPS CPAGB
All Categories Prints
28 The Digital Monochrome Print Andy Beel FRPS
The lecture demonstrates how you can make digital monochrome prints that have the look, taste and smell of a darkroom fibre based paper.
The second half of the talk is a demonstration of Photoshop and Lightroom techniques for creating stunning black and white pictures.
andybeelfrps.co.uk
A2 Prints & PDI
November
4 PDI Competition Round 2 Roger MENDHAM LRPS
All categories PDI
11 Journey to the Arctic Nigel Spencer ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP
This is the story of his journey which began at Alta on the Norwegian mainland where he joined a small fishing boat that travelled over 600 nautical miles to reach the Svalbard archipelago, then headed further north and reached the Pack Ice on the edge of the North Pole. http://www.nigelspencer.co.uk/
PDI & Prints
18 SCPF PDI League Competition Paul Mitchell FRPS
Bracknell is in Division 2 of the SCPF PDI League and will compete against seven other SCPF clubs (hosted by Bracknell). PDI
25 Waiting for That Moment: I Did Have a Plan Vanda Ralevska
In her presentation Vanda will focus on how important it is to be fully present in the moments we have been given. How to appreciate here and now, seize the moment we are in, and re-awaken the sense of wonder. How to look beyond the obvious and find beauty in the ordinary which our world is abundant with. www.mylenscapes.co.uk
PDI & Prints
December
2 Print Competition Round 2 Colin Harrison FRPS FBPE FIPF MPSA MPAGB MFIAP APAGB AWPF GPSA EFIAP/d2
All Categories Print
9 Clive Harrison Trophy Evening Mark Buckley-Sharp
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
16 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 and an extended raffle.
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!
23 No Meeting – Merry Christmas to all
30 No Meeting – Happy New Year to all
January
6 SCPF Print League Competition Jay CHARNOCK FRPS
Bracknell is in Division 2 and will compete against several other SCPF clubs (hosted by Bracknell). Prints
13 Background to my Photography Philip Stevens
If a fast jet or helicopter is to be photographed to the best affect it should be shot in its natural environment; air to air or at low level from a hillside. It’s the background to the image that often makes the image more than the subject itself. Philip will give the background to his photo-projects (magazines or his book) and the images he has taken. http://www.targeta.co.uk/
PDI
20 PDI Competition Round 3 Ian Brash
All categories PDI
27 Inspire – Capture – Print Neil Cave
The talk is about Neil’s life in the Photographic industry and how TimeLine Events was born.
The second half is about his own photography and then a discussion about achieving images and printing.
www.timelineevents.org
February
3 Print Competition Round 3 Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS
All Categories Prints
10 Classic Wild Landscapes David Boag
A beautiful landscape image is not an easy photograph to achieve. http://naturalfocus.co.uk/
A good sub-title for this lecture could be that there is more to a landscape than meets the eye!  In this lecture we will look at a variety of landscapes or habitat pictures. PDI
17 The Art of Photography Ash Smith
How artists and photographers compose their images. www.ashsmithphoto.co.uk
www.instagram.com/ashsmithone
PDI
24 PDI Competition Round 4 David Harford LRPS
All categories PDI
March
2 Nine Clubs Competition Glyn Edmunds APSA EPSA EFIAP/g ABIPP APAGB ARPS
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
9 New Digital Adventure Colin Harrison FRPS FBPE FIPF MPSA MPAGB MFIAP APAGB AWPF GPSA EFIAP/d2
The talk is subtitled “Be creative” and will show the creative side of his Photography. This is a light hearted, fast flowing, non-technical talk and Colin will pass on some of his digital “secrets”. He hopes to share his enthusiasm for photography with everyone there. http://www.colinharrisonphotography.uk/home
Colin will need a laptop and a sound system, and we will need to check his slides display correctly in Win10
PDI
16 How to capture M O R E with your camera David Hogg
This talk will explore the technique of image stitching, the range of possibilities that image stitching opens up, how to do it yourself, and shows the current state-of-the-art in cameras which feature automatic stitching. www.horizonimaging.co.uk
PDI
23 A journey around Spitzbergen John Nathan ARPS
John visited Svalbard in 2008, doing a circumnavigation of the main island, Spitzbergen. There is a lot of wildlife, from seabirds, arctic foxes and reindeer, up to walrus and polar bears. He was on the first ship to do a circumnavigation in 2008 and went right up to the pack ice. PDI and Prints
30 Print Competition Round 4 David Mendus
All Categories Prints
April
6 Portfolio Competition and Members’ Evening Members Participation and Internal Judging
The Portfolio Competition is a competition judged by members. Sit back and enjoy the comments and images.

After the break two presentations from members:

“My long walk to F ….” – Daan Olivier

“My motoring Life” – Brian Poulton

Graham Peacock

Daan Olivier FRPS AFIAP

Brian Poulton

PDI and Print

13 Easter Monday – No Meeting
20 Yellowstone in Black, White & Infrared Simon Weir
This cold weather adventure tells the story of Yellowstone National Park in the dead of winter. It combines a touch of history and geology of Yellowstone, with Infrared landscape and B&W wildlife images. www.simonweir.com
PDI
27 Round 5 is the theme round of Projected Digital Image Competition and the Print Competitions (one entry only). David Smith LRPS CPAGB
The titles of the images will be read out for both competitions.
For PDI this will be any image with intentional camera movement. (Note: this is not light trails taken during a long exposure.)
For print this will be a triptych of visually connected images. All prints must be presented on a single mount with the same mount specifications as for the other print rounds. The three images may be printed on three sheets or combined and printed on one. The mount may have one cut-out or three.
PDI and Print
May
4 Bank Holiday – no meeting
11 My Photography Margaret  Salisbury FRPS, MFIAP, FIPF, FSITTP, FSINWP, AWPF, APAGB
Margaret will present us with the best of her images and insights into her methods. Her talk will include images of a wide range of subjects and styles, starting with her first image, her love of Welsh Slate landscapes from darkroom to digital, mono to colour capturing the amazing places events and people, their way of life, culture and ceremonies.
This talk is sponsored by FotoSpeed
http://www.rps100heroines.org/heroinic-stories/margaret-salisbury/
PDI and Print
18 Finals evening – the Best of the Best Tony Oliver ARPS BPE3* CPAGB
The judge will select the best of all the 10s in both PDI and Print competitions. Awarding 1-2-3 and commendations in both. Then will choose the best image from both competitions. PDI and Print
25 Bank Holiday – no meeting
June
1 Annual General Meeting and the Margaret Woods Trophy Internal judging
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 in the Margaret Woods Trophy.
PDI
8 Annual Exhibition Judge’s Evening Peter Prosser APAGB
and the presentation of the season’s trophies Prints and PDI
September
7 Next season starts