Bracknell Camera Club Programme 2021-2022

 The Club’s Meetings at the OLC will open at 7.30 PM and will start promptly at 8 PM.

The Club’s  Zoom Sessions will open at 7.15 PM and will start promptly at 7.30 PM

The Club is offering a ZOOM only membership for new members that will run from September to December inclusive for a fee of £21 – click here to see our Joining The Club page for more details.

Non-members are invited to attend our Zoom talks, when allowed by speakers, for a fee of £4 plus handling fees. Please look for this banner in the programme entry.

Key: ZOOM indicates the meeting is  available using ZOOM; OLC indicates that Members can attend the hall subject to the then available public health guidelines and the Club’s COVID Guidelines

Last update on September 16th 2021

Date Lecture Speaker/Judge
6 *Members Evening*

Kick-off our season

Held at the OLC, available on ZOOM to Members not wishing to attend

COVID Guidelines for attendees at the OLC

This was a test event for the Club to use ZOOM into and out of the OLC

13 “Lightroom Live!”

“This is a club night with a difference! The Club sends Joe two folders of images.

One has members unprocessed RAW files, the other their processed images. Joe edits the RAW files using Lightroom, Photoshop & Nik Silver Efex, and shows his own approach to editing the file to club standard, then we compare Joe’s edit with the member’s edit and discuss the differences.

This session never fails to entertain, inform and delight, and is the newest addition to Joe’s popular set of club talks.




Joe Houghton






20 ‘A journey around Spitzbergen’

“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.

John will also show his ARPS panel made up of prints from this visit.”

John will be using his own laptop and the Club’s sound system in the OLC

COVID Guidelines for attendees at the OLC

PDI and Print

OLC and available on ZOOM

John Nathan ARPS

Plus ARPS Panel

Talk begins at 8PM

OLC open at 7.30PM, note there will be testing of the equipment at that time

ZOOM will open as soon as testing is complete so will be nearer 8PM

27 PDI round 1

All categories


Gordon Roots ARPS
4 ‘How to capture M O R E with your camera’

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.


David Hogg



Shared Evening with Rhondda Camera Club


Presentations from Rhondda Camera Club
11 PDI Round 2

All categories



David Smith LRPS

18 ‘The Three coasts’

A talk focusing on Suffolk, Norfolk & Essex’s individual coasts. Exploring Long Exposure and the magic of water.


Harry Wheeler-Brand


25 The Autumn Digital Image Competition – images with a theme of “Curves” ;

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

OLC and available on ZOOM


Paul Graber LRPS

1 Where I photograph wildlife in the UK’

Highlighting some of Malcolm’s favourite locations to photograph wildlife in the UK.


Malcolm Hupman

8 PDI Round 3

All categories



Steve Lawrensen ARPS

10 Shared Evening with Rhondda Camera Club


Presentations from Bracknell Camera Club
15 ‘Ultimate iPhone Photography’

Adrian has been capturing images on an iPhone since 2012, within two years he was taking more shots on his iPhone than his Canon DSLR, to the point where today, the iPhone is his preferred camera device.

Within this presentation, he will demonstrate the potential to capture and edit photos that take mobile photography from ordinary to extraordinary both onscreen and in print.

Adrian uses his images as a visual narrative, covers the technical and conceptual aspects of his work, sharing the inspirations and influences that shape his photography.

NOTE: this talk is also appropriate for members with Android smartphones”



Adrian McGarry ARPS





22 SCPF PDI League

Bracknell is in Division 1 of the SCPF PDI League and will compete against seven other SCPF clubs (hosted by Bracknell).


Amanda Millar LRPS CPAGB
29 ‘Just Mono’

On Flickr




Gareth Martin AWPF CPAGB


6 ‘Urbanite having fun with his camera’

Tony will talk us through some of his favourite street photography images (in his opinion this is perhaps a dying art)

Note: some of the images could be viewed as contentious especially in a world of political correctness.



Tony Moussalli



13 ‘From Paintbrush to Pixels’

Janey’s creative pathway was from her roots as an equine portrait artist through to a successful fine art photographer.

Initially her photography was to fuel the need for good clear reference images for working at her easel. This dynamic began to change as clients requested photographic prints as often as paintings, so accordingly, her respect for the camera grew.

She joined a Camera Club and her journey took her through LRPS, CPAGB, LMPA, AFIAP, EFIAP, DPAGB, AMPA and is now resting just above a BPE4*.”

Her artwork is now more digital based and hangs in galleries across the UK and Europe, join her on this insightful journey from paintbrush to pixel.”



Janey Lazenby BA(hons) Fine Art, QTFE(2), ASEA, LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3, EFIAP, LMPA




20 ‘Feel the land – photography and emotion’

Photography and emotion go hand in hand, it is no different from any other art form. So how do we go about capturing or evoking an emotion in our photographs?

And how do we know whether we have succeeded?

Astrid will take us on a light-hearted journey through her creative process. Starting with a short introduction about herself and how she got into photography, she will then explain how she tries to capture the emotions of a moment in her photographs and will show a selection of her images to illustrate some techniques that she has found appealing.

The presentation should appeal to all levels of photographers, irrespective of their preference of subject matter.


This is our first meeting to be held only in our hall.

The Club will monitor closely public health guidelines and the wishes of the speaker and Club Members to confirm OLC only.


Astrid McGechan




11 No Meeting

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!




 Welcome to 2022!

All meetings will be held in the OLC subject to public health guidelines and availability of speakers




Members evening

My ARPS Panel – Steve Buesden ARPS

Presentations to Members of awards and certificates carried over from last season

Print Stands  & PDI


January 2022 to Easter 2022

All meetings will be held in the OLC subject to public health guidelines and availability of speakers and judges


3 Members Evening

Awards from last season delayed from our AGM in June 2021

Plus the certificates from our competitions held last season

My ARPS Panel – Steve Buesden ARPS

Print Stands  & PDI



10 ‘Composition in the Landscape’

“Alan is a passionate landscape photographer of some 25 years’ experience and he has been fortunate to have travelled to many of the iconic photographic locations around the world

… and to many more that are less well known. “

PDI & Print Stands


Alan Barrett

17 Print Round 1

All categories


Leo Rich ARPS
24 ‘One Hundred Steps to Excellence’

‘The Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) awards distinctions primarily is based on success in international photographic exhibitions.

Robert will demonstrate how to gain FIAP distinctions using 100 of his images that were accepted internationally, including a selection of those with which he achieved an Excellence FIAP award.’

PDI & Tables







No Title or synopsis available 

Details dependent on whether David can arrange other presentations in this area

OLC if  David’s speaking bookings  in London permit his travel


David Clapp




7 Print round 2

All categories


Keith Newton LRPS

14 Members Evening





‘Motion capture’

A comprehensive exploration of the creative use of shutter speed

Dr Eddie Hyde ARPS



28 The Winter Digital Image Competition images with a theme of “Let there be light”

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


Royston Williamson



‘It is all in the mind’

An introduction to photopsychology – how our minds and social environments shape how we see, think, feel and behave as photographers

Ken Scott ARPS


14 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.


Rob Bonfield

21 Print Round 3

All categories

Gordon Brown ARPS
28 Member’s evening

The Chris Bradley Cup – when members contribute humourous images that are then marked and given new titles by other members.

Followed by presentations from members

4 ‘Animals on the edge’

Why threatened wildlife populations are still in decline and reveals how, by making animals worth more alive than dead, we can turn the tide in the battle against extinction.

Chris Weston




11 Print and PDI rounds 4

These are the last rounds of the competitions and are both open  rounds

Brian Burden LRPS
18 Easter Monday – no meeting  





April 2022 to the end of the season

All meetings will be held in the OLC subject to public health guidelines and availability of speakers and judges


18 Easter Monday – no meeting  




25 Clive Harrison Trophy

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.

Peter Prosser APAGB

Bank Holiday – no meeting


9 Yellowstone in Black, White & Infrared

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


Simon Weir


16 Summer Party

Details to be made available

23 Best of the Best

Our 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.


Paul Mitchell FRPS


Bank Holiday – no meeting


6 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 their favourite nature image in the Margaret Woods Trophy.

13 Results of the Exhibition judging

and the presentation of the season’s trophies


Ken Scott ARPS

5 Next season starts