Bracknell Camera Club Programme 2020-2021

Our new season starts on Monday 6th September 2021.

This 2020-2021 Programme shows the wide variety of speakers and subjects that we cover for Members each season.

This latest update was on the 20th June 2021.

 

Date Lecture Speaker/Judge
September
7 *Members Evening*

Introduction from Chairman, Alan Edwards

“Nowhere to go …” a short AV from Daan Olivier about how the permanent residents on the English canals experienced lockdown

External competitions – Paul Hendley

“Infrared journey” – a short AV from Alistair Balharrie on his infrared journey so far.

Internal Competitions – Peter Terry

14 “Adventures of a Duchess”

“Join Flo for an evening of adventure as she talks about her obsession with abandoned buildings and she shares her photography from her escapades around the world.

Plus hear about her obsession with Seaforts and how she came to spend her birthday being winched up onto a 7-storey WW2 gun tower in an evening dress and tiara!”

 

 

Margaret McEwan (Flo)

 

PDI (and laptop needed)

21 “Still Life, Allegory, Vanitas and Momento Mori”

A history of and the difference between still life and its variants in art and photography.

https://gurushots.com/Scirocco/photos

 

Rojer Weightman

 

PDI

 

28 PDI round 1

All categories

Steven GALVIN LRPS

 

October
5 Building blocks to success

A look into what it takes to create successful wildlife images. Educating and inspiring the audience with tales from the field, tips, tricks and lessons learned from mistakes made along the way.

 

Back Garden Safari

Wildlife photography isn’t all about telephoto lenses and flying halfway around the world. Follow this story of how an iPhone photo of a fox was the catalyst for a project that resulted in one of this most successful images to date, all the while gaining an understanding of how a little time and persistence can result in wonderful wildlife imagery, without the need to leave your home.

https://www.richardpeters.co.uk/ 

 

Richard Peters


PDI

 

12 PDI Round 2

 

All categories

Rojer WEIGHTMAN

 

 

19 “Why do we still shoot monochrome?”

 

Paul will talk about ‘Why monochrome now?’ ‘What works in monochrome?’ and ‘How to produce good monochrome’.

 

 

Paul Graber

 

PDI (and laptop needed)

 

26 “What makes a great image”

This evening Caroline will take a critical look at some of the best images that the Club has produced recently. Many are images that the Club considers to be good enough for external competitions against other SCPF clubs. Most of these images will have scored 9.5 or 10 in our internal club competitions.

 

The idea is to help us all understand what National judges look for in an image in inter-club competitions and to highlight areas where our top images may be lacking. To further help our understanding, Caroline has selected images of a similar genre from other clubs so that we can compare and contrast them with our images.

 

As outlined last season, the Club is striving to improve the photography of every member and thus make us all more satisfied with the images that we produce. It is also another step towards helping the Club compete more successfully in external competitions.

 

 

Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB

PDI

November
2 “Shooting Sculptures”

Taking images of other people’s art is a fascinating and rewarding aspect of photography with its own technical challenges and opportunities for artistic expression.

 

Jeff will inform, enlighten and encourage us to approach this source of images with our own interpretation.

 

Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB

 

PDI & Print

9 PDI round 3

 

All categories

Alan TABERER

 

PDI

 

16 “Photographers and their images”

“A look at some of the images which have become well known over the 170 years since photography was invented, ending with a look at how this history influences club photography today.”

 

Rod Bird

 

PDI

 

 

23 SCPF PDI League

 

Bracknell is in Division 2 of the SCPF PDI League and will compete against seven other SCPF clubs (hosted by Bracknell).

Tim MORLAND ARPS
30 “Ramblings of a so-called street photographer”

 

“David describes what/who had  influenced him and the story behind the images.  The majority of the images are of complete strangers that he approached during his wanderings.

 

During the talk he also will describe some his amazing experiences on the streets.

 

Most of his photography takes place in the Shoreditch/Spitalfields area and in the talk, he describes the benefit of re-visiting a particular location in order to get under the skin of a place. “

davidcantor.weebly.com 

 

 

David Cantor

PDI

December
7 PDI Round 4

 

All categories

The next to last round

 

 

Eddie LORD

 

14 “Why DSLR”

“Mark will give us a fascinating insight into the real world battle between DSLR & Mirrorless Technology. If you are thinking of “making the switch” this is a great way to find out more with lots of hints & tips!

And as a special extra for us, Mark has invited Glyn Dewis to join him in the presentation to talk about their experiences using mirrorless cameras.”

 

Mark Baber

and Glyn Dewis

 

 

21 “My Journey in Street Photography”

In this talk Joe takes a walk through his personal journey discovering Street Photography, discussing craft, kit and influences, and the creation of his book “Streets of Dublin”.

https://www.houghtonphoto.com/

 

 

Joe Houghton
28 No Meeting

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

 

January

 

Welcome to 2021!

 

4 “Themes and journeys”

 

“A journey through landscapes and urban spaces including lowlight images”

https://www.sjdphoto.co.uk/index.html

 

 

Stephen Dean LRPS APAGB

 

 

 

Date Lecture Speaker/Judge
January
4 “Themes and journeys”

 

“A journey through landscapes and urban spaces including lowlight images”

https://www.sjdphoto.co.uk/index.html

 

 

Stephen Dean LRPS APAGB

 

11 PDI Round 5

 

For this final round we ask for the submission of a triptych of visually connected images.

Your title will be read out to the judge.

 

Roger REYNOLDS Hon FRPS, APAGB, FBPPA, FBPE

 

 

18 This is the first of four individual digital image competitions that replace our Print League. This is an open competition with up to two entries allowed.

Certificates will be awarded for 1st place (Gold), 2nd place (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze), two Highly Commended and two Commended.

The 1st place image and the 2nd place image will be entered into the Best of the Best competition.

Peter MERRY

 

20

Extra guest speaker courtesy of the Club’s Monoists SIG

“Still”

“Photography has been my salvation and solace from the noise of the world. This presentation looks at why we photograph things and the reasons we are drawn to notice certain subjects above others. I prefer to work simply and silently, photography is a time of reflection, almost meditation and personal space. The subjects I choose to photograph are those that call out to me, they are not always traditional and don’t always follow the rules, I am guided by my connection and emotion response to each subject, choosing to accept what is offered rather than wish or strive for perfection, which in my opinion does not exist.

This presentation starts with a look at my previous role as a news photographer and as Picture Editor of The Times, I give insight to the benefits of photography to mental health, personal development and the challenges of choosing your own path rather than the accepted norm.

I feature over 100 images from my collection, hopefully you will enjoy the evening.”

https://www.discoverstill.com/

Paul Sanders

25 “Using photography as a means of communication”

“Getting emotion, feeling and atmosphere across in a photograph isn’t always an easy thing to do, but we need to take care to equip the viewer with all the clues required to ensure our message strikes home.

This talk deals with how we take control of what we present, and how we can use colour, exposure and composition to communicate more effectively. “

https://damiendemolder.com/

 

Damien Demolder

February
1 “The Peak District in Black & White”

“Ian’s love of Black & White photography is illustrated in this lecture that shows the Peak District in monochrome.”

PDI

https://www.highstonegallery.co.uk/

 

 Ian Daisley

8 This is the second of four individual digital image competitions that replace our Print League. This is an open competition with up to two entries allowed.

Certificates will be awarded for 1st place (Gold), 2nd place (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze), two Highly Commended and two Commended.

The 1st place image and the 2nd place image will be entered into the Best of the Best competition.

Kevin DAY

 

15 “Abstract, Pattern and Art in your Eyes”

“What is an abstract? What do you look for when making one?

Photographers often find abstracts difficult to understand. In response, judges often see a fuzzy concept.

Learn about abstract art and the feeling that goes into the shots. Damon’s talk uses a wide range of abstract images.”

www.photokonnexion.com

Damon Guy

PDI

22 “Talking pictures”

“Often the most effective pictures are those that communicate with the viewer, maybe emotionally, and/or aesthetically.  During the core of this lecture I will talk about the actual taking and subsequent production of my pictures, emphasising field and camera craft, composition and location work.”

www.chrispalmerphotographer.co.uk

 

 

Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB

 

PDI & Print

March  
1 This is the third of four individual digital image competitions that replace our Print League. This is an open competition with up to two entries allowed.

Certificates will be awarded for 1st place (Gold), 2nd place (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze), two Highly Commended and two Commended.

The 1st place image and the 2nd place image will be entered into the Best of the Best competition.

Dr Edward Hyde ARPS

 

8 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.

Rosemary WILMAN Hon FRPS, AFIAP, ABPE, APAGB

PDI

15 “The Great Silk Road Today”

 

“Starting in Xian in China we head for Istanbul following the route of the Silk Road, stopping in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan including the city of Merv, once one of the worlds’ biggest cities until it was destroyed by Genghis Khan”

 

 

David Smith LRPS CPAGB

PDI

 

22

Members evening:

Introduction to the LEE Filters Photography Club Outreach Programme
Simon Garratt of LEE Filters

Update on External Competitions
Paul Hendley

“Infrared journey” – a short AV from Alistair Balharrie on his infrared journey so far.

After the break:
The Chris Bradley Cup
When members contribute humourous images that are then marked and given new titles by other members.

 

 

29 This is the last of four individual digital image competitions that replace our Print League.

This round continues to be open but entries are restricted to photographs taken on a smartphone or tablet.

As in the earlier rounds  up to two entries allowed.

Certificates will be awarded for 1st place (Gold), 2nd place (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze), two Highly Commended and two Commended.

The 1st place image and the 2nd place image will be entered into the Best of the Best competition.

Kathy CHANTLER LRPS

 

April
5 Easter Monday – no meeting  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Lecture Speaker/Judge
April
5 Easter Monday – no meeting

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12 “Whiskers & Wings”

“This talk combines Sue’s passions for photographing wildlife with a fairly recent foray into aviation photography.

Seems that the two subjects could not be more different, but strangely the appeal and also the technique seem to have lots in common.”

https://www.suemorrisphotography.co.uk/

www.suemorriswildlifeimages.co.uk

 

Sue Morris

PDI & Print

(Laptop required)

19 “Long exposure”

“In this fascinating and wide-ranging talk Joe takes a look at many different types of image which fall under the ‘long exposure” descriptor.

He discusses technique, kit and approaches to shooting, and shares images from his “Great Buildings of Dublin” collection as well as many more taken all around the world.

The talk finishes with a quick demo of combining 5 light trails images into an impact shot using Lightroom & Photoshop.”

https://www.houghtonphoto.com/

 

 

Joe Houghton

 

 

 

 

 

26 This evening is a digital image competition to replace this season’s Clive Harrison Trophy. This is a themed competition with up to two entries allowed.

The theme for this evening is “Reflections in water”. We ask that you submit a title with your image but these titles will not be made available to this evening’s judge.

Certificates will be awarded for 1st place (Gold), 2nd place (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze), two Highly Commended and two Commended.

The 1st place image and the 2nd place image will be entered into the Best of the Best competition – when the titles will be available to the judge for that evening.

For your diaries, the Clive Harrison Trophy next season will be on Monday 25th April 2022

Marcus SCOTT-TAGGART

 

May
3 Bank Holiday

No Meeting

Enjoy the break!

10 “Introduction to press photography”

“Cliff will run an interactive session that aims to prepare the audience for when they encounter a newsworthy event.

This will cover what picture editors want, equipment and workflow, legal and ethical considerations and concludes with the stories behind a number of real-life published images and how much they sold for.”

 

Cliff Hide

PDI

 

17 Best of the Best

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.

Jim PASCOE

 

24 “Outdoor photography”

“Matthew’s talk will cover all aspects of outdoor photography, from panoramic vistas down to the details and behaviour of the wildlife on our doorstep. “

 

NOTE MATHEW’s TALK WILL START AT 8 PM.
THE ZOOM SESSION WILL OPEN AT  7.45 PM.

 

Matthew Cattell

PDI

31 Bank Holiday – no meeting
June
7 AGM + 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 in the Margaret Woods Trophy.

14 Results of the Exhibition judging

 

and the presentation of the season’s trophies

Chris PALMER FRPS, DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP

 

September
6 Next season starts