Bracknell Camera Club Programme 2021-2022

Our new season starts on Monday 6th September 2021.

The Programme remains draft until all speakers and judges have been confirmed (hopefully)  before the end of July 2021.

The majority of speakers will be on ZOOM from September to December inclusive. However, some local based speakers may be available at OLC, but it would be their choice and dependent on COVID restrictions if any.

The Club is offering a ZOOM only membership for new members that will run from September to December inclusive for a fee of £21 – 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.

All the Club’s  Zoom Sessions will open at 7.15 PM and will start promptly at 7.30 PM and all the Club’s  Meetings at the OLC will open at 7.30 PM and will start promptly at 8 PM.

The rules, themes and the guidance for how to enter the Internal Competitions will be published nearer the start of the season. All print competitions have moved to 2022 including the Clive Harrison

This page will be progressively updated as we have confirmations from our speakers 

This update was published on 8th July 2021


Date Lecture Speaker/Judge
6 *Members Evening*


Introduction from Chairman


Welcome presentations


Assorted short presentations from members

13 “Lightroom Live!”

“This is a club night with a difference! The club sends Joe 2 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 Nathan ARPS




Plus ARPS Panel


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




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 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.


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

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).


Peter Prosser APAGB

29 ‘The Greater Picture’

During this presentation Tom gives a broad overview of his life as a fine art wildlife photographer. He will demonstrate the various camera settings used to create his preferred style whilst speaking about the components that he feels are essential in creating evocative wildlife imagery.’

ZOOM – For BCC Members only at this time, no ticket sales permitted

Tom Way





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)

Some of the images could be viewed as contentious especially in a world of political correctness.”



Tony Moussalli




13 “From Paintbrush to Pixels”

“My creative pathway from my roots as an equine portrait artist through to a successful fine art photographer.

Initially my photography was to fuel the need for good clear reference images for working at my easel. This dynamic began to change as clients requested prints as often as paintings, so accordingly, my respect for the camera grew. I joined a Camera Club and my journey took me through LRPS, CPAGB, LMPA, AFIAP and is now resting just above a BPE3*.

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




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








“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? I will take you on a light-hearted journey through my creative process. Starting with a short introduction about myself and how I got into photography, I will then explain how I try to capture the emotions of a moment in my photographs and will show a selection of my images to illustrate some techniques I have found appealing. The presentation should appeal to all levels of photographers, irrespective of their preference of subject matter.




Astrid McGechan



27 No Meeting

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!



27 No Meeting

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

3 Members Evening

Agenda TBA





“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


Alan Barrett


17 Print Round 1



All categories



Leo Rich ARPS


‘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











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


Waiting confirmation



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 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 The final rounds:

Print and PDI rounds 5


These are both open rounds





Brian Burden LRPS

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.


Damon Guy
2 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


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.



Paul Mitchell FRPS

30 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 your 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