Bracknell Camera Club Programme 2024/25

All meetings are held at the Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell, RG12 7GR unless otherwise stated.

Please note that the programme is subject to change

September 2024

2nd September 2024 First evening back, members evening

Introduction from Chairman

Welcome presentations

Assorted short presentations from members

9th September 2024 Impact and Mood

This talk focuses on how to create an image that really has the ‘wow’ factor. An image with impact and mood. I will show a series of before-and-after pictures with the after picture being a big improvement over the before picture. I find this really emphasises the importance of thinking about what you want to achieve before you hit the shutter release. I will then move on to talk about the thought process behind creating a great picture and the various techniques to help achieve that aim.


Steve Hedges

16th September 2024 Sports and Action Photography

An action packed evening of sports photography. Containing motorsport, kick boxing and more

Brian Worley


23rd September 2024 PDI Round 1
30th September 2024 Patagonia and Penguins

Journey to the tip of South America through awe-inspiring landscapes of volcanoes, fjords and glaciers in search of guanacos, flamingoes and pumas. In the second half discover the extraordinary wildlife of the Falkland Islands such as elephant seals, albatrosses and penguins. This is nature at the End of the Earth.

Robert Harvey

October 2024

7th October 2024 Street, Still Life, Portrait David Rutter

14th October 2024 Members Evening
21st October 2024 PDI Round 2
28th October 2024 The Greatest Showman

Please note this meeting is held on Zoom

Lisa Rendall

November 2024

4th November 2024 The Autumn Digital Image Competition – images with a theme of “XXXXXX”

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

11th November 2024 Pet Photography

Chris is an award winning animal portrait photographer from Windsor.  He brings his passion of working with animals to us this evening.

Chris Knight

18th November 2024 Members Evening
25th November 2024 Travels in Japan

Ric spent a year working in Tokyo and exploring Japan. The seasonal variation is highlighted by the famous cherry blossom in the Spring, the hot humid summers (and typhoon season), incredible autumn colours and the snow-covered winter wonderland of Hokkaido. Japan offers a huge diversity of experiences, with beautiful landscapes and wildlife, incredible cultural heritage and magnificent traditional and modern architecture amongst the hustle and bustle of the busy cities. I was very fortunate to be able to plan my trips to visit most of the regions of Japan and experience the different seasons along the way. I look forward to sharing some of the highlights with you.

Ric Gillam

27th November 2024 SCPF PDI League

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

NOTE this is NOT a Monday evening Judge ZOOM ONLY

Tony Oliver ARPS, CPAGB, BPE5

December 2024

2nd December 2024 Members Evening
9th December 2024 PDI round 3


Pietro Rocchiccioli BA (Hons) Photo, DPAGB, EFIAP/b
16th December 2024 Journey in Printing

Mark talks about making prints, using our own as examples. We progress from neg/pos and reversal darkroom work to current digital printing. Prints are shown to illustrate and discuss various aspects of print making, including mounts, retouching and colour balance. There is some homework for the tea break. A discussion on printer profiling is followed by some of our recent work.

Mark Buckley-Sharp

23th December 2024 No meeting – Christmas week.  A merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!
30th December 2024 No meeting – Christmas week.  A merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

January 2025

6th January 2025 SCPF Print League Competition

Bracknell is in Division XX and will compete against seven other SCPF clubs (hosted by Bracknell).

13th January 2025 Waterscapes

Jonathan is a professional photographer with a specialism in waterscapes and fortunate enough to grow up on the west coast of France between the sandy waters of the Gironde estuary and the wild Atlantic Ocean. From an early age, he spent my time immersed in water, from days spent surfing learning the intimate secrets of the ocean’s waves, to time spent discovering the rich flora and fauna of the wetlands where his grandparents tended their oyster pools.

For the past 3 years, Jonathan has been working on a project photographing the waterscapes of the UK, from the intimate Scottish lochs to the cliff tops of Cornwall and Wales, as well as photographing waterscapes of his home region back in France.

Please note this meeting is held on Zoom

Jonathan Genevaux

20th January 2025 The Winter Digital Image Competition – images with a theme of “XXXXXX”

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


27th January 2025 Wildlife

Please note this meeting is held on Zoom

Kevin Pigney

February 2025

3rd February 2025 Print League Round 1
10th February 2025 Fashion and Advertising

Jon Gray
17th February 2025 Members Evening
19th February 2025 Bracknell Nines 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.

NOTE this is NOT a Monday evening Judge ZOOM ONLY

24th February 2025 Monochrome Photography Micki Aston

March 2025

3rd March 2025 Print League Round 2
10th March 2025 Creative Flower photography

Please note this meeting is held on Zoom

Colin Harrison
17th March 2025 Members Evening
24th March 2025 Print League Round 3
31st March 2025 Guest Speaker TBC

April 2025

7th April 2025 Clive Harrison Print Panel Competition

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.

14th April 2025 Members Evening

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

21st April 2025 Easter Monday – no meeting
28th April 2025 The Neuroscience of Photography

Steven Galvin

May 2025

5th May 2025 Bank holiday, no meeting
12th May 2025 Members Evening
19th May 2025 Guest Speaker TBC
26th May 2025 Bank holiday, no meeting

June 2025

2nd June 2025 AGM + Margaret Woods Trophy and the presentation of the season’s trophies

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.

13th-15th June (TBC) Annual Club Exhibition

1st September 2025 – New Season Starts