DRAFT Programme 2020-2021


We plan to start our 2020-21 season on Monday 7th September 2020 at either the Open Learning Centre or using Zoom for online meetings.

The Clive Harrison Trophy will be moved after Christmas if the Club cannot hold meetings in the OLC.

The Club Print League has been suspended in the first part of the season.


Date Lecture Speaker/Judge
7 *Members Evening*


Introduction from Chairman


Welcome presentations


Assorted short presentations from members

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!”



Or, if OLC open PDI (and laptop needed)

Margaret McEwan (Flo)



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


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





Or, if OLC open PDI

Rojer Weightman


28 PDI round 1


All categories




Or, if OLC open PDI



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 half way 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.





Or, if OLC open PDI

Richard Peters






12 PDI Round 2


All categories



Or, if OLC open PDI




19 “Why do we still shoot monochrome?”


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

The final part ideally includes examples provided by club members in the audience.


We need to provide example images 2-3 weeks earlier




Or, if OLC open PDI (and laptop needed)

Paul Graber









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 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.


Or, if OLC open PDI & Print

Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB



9 PDI round 3


All categories


Or, if OLC open 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.”



Or, if OLC open PDI

Rod Bird



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).



Or, if OLC open PDI

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. “





Or, if OLC open PDI (and laptop with PowerPoint needed)

David Cantor
7 PDI Round 4


All categories



Eddie LORD


14 “Why DSLR”



Mark will give 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!

In terms of kit, Mark has a set of ‘go to’ lenses. He uses the Sony G 24-105mm lens for documenting his family life. He also uses the FE 90mm f/2.8 macro lens, not for close-ups but for portraits.”

Changing from Micro Four Thirds to Sony Full Frame mirrorless cameras has had a big impact on how Mark shoots. With innovative technology such as the Eye AF it enables him to hold the camera anywhere and still get the eye in focus.
He will bring this to life through live demonstrations on the night.



Or, if OLC open PDI & Tables

Mark Baber




21 T B A




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 quiz, 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!


28 No Meeting

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

4 Members Evening


Presentations from Club members


Welcome to 2021!