The Programme

 

The Calendar here shows upcoming club evenings as well as external competitions and events.

 

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Welcome Evening

MEMBERS EVENING

Welcome to the season for members old and new. An outline of events planned for this season and a chance to get to know our new members over nibbles and a drink.

 

Camera Basics

WORKSHOP

Edith Ward Alphabet Competition

COMPETITION

Print & Digital
The annual competiton using the alphabet as it’s theme, this season we have got as far as ”H”! 

Judge: Steven Galvin

Editing

WORKSHOP

Basic editing and how to make your images sparkle enough to impress the judges

Composition

Workshop

Following on from last week this evening focuses on how to compose images with impact

1st PDI Competition - Street Scene & Open

COMPETITION

Digital

We are delighted to welcome back Amanda to judge the first of this seasons competitions. 

Street photography Scan focus on people and their behavior in public, thereby also recording people's history. This motivation entails having also to navigate or negotiate changing expectations and laws of privacy, security and property. In this respect the street photographer is similar to social documentary photographers or photojournalists who also work in public places, but with the aim of capturing newsworthy events; any of these photographers' images may capture people and property visible within or from public places.

Judge: Amanda Wright

Members Evening

Summer trip

Enjoy and review the results of this summers club outing

ROSEBOWL Round 1

EXTERNAL COMPETITION

Round 1 of this seasons Rosebowl 

1st Print Competition - Old Transport & Open

COMPETITION

Print

It seems like a "simple" subject but it probably demands extra creativity to make a memorable high scoring image. Vintage vehicles range from aircraft, steam trains to vintage cars. Several railways are doing 40s themed events over the summer as well as the Militaria show in Kent.

Judge: Julia Cleaver

Colour

Workshop

2nd PDI Competition - Candid & Open

COMPETITION

Digital

Candid Photography can be interchangeable with street photography but often concentrates on the more unscheduled or unanticipated events. As with all set subjects try to ensure that your image is creatively captured and memorable.
Judge: Michael Lurie

Phone vs DSLR by Rojer Weightman

TALK/WORKSHOP

The Charles Harding Trophy

COMPETITION

This competition is based on a presentation of up to 12 projected images (including title pages or text images.) with or without live commentary, and lasting a maximum of 5 minutes. The winner will be selected by members present on the basis of best all round entertainment, subject matter, quality of presentation and commentary. Technical ability is not the sole deciding factor.

TVH By Professor Bob Crocker

TALK

This evenings talk will take place in St Andrews Hall

  

2nd Print Competition - Autumn Colours/Events & Open

COMPETITION

Print

 What seems like a simple set subject needs an outstanding image to lift up above the myriad of photos we have all seen. Subject matter can include Autumn leaves, trees. Harvest festivals, Halloween etc. Late blooming flowers.
Judge: Lloyd Moore

Christmas Social Evening

MEMBERS SOCIAL EVENING

The Christmas social – plenty to eat and drink, light hearted fun and games.

CHRISTMAS EVE

CLOSED

NO CLUB MEETING

NEW YEARS EVE

CLOSED

NO CLUB MEETING

OTHER PEOPLE'S ART

Workshop

The Art of Mono by Micki Aston

TALK/WORKSHOP

A Welcome return to Micki Aston who is presenting this evenings talk

ROSEBOWL Round 2

EXTERNAL COMPETITION

Round 2 of this seasons Rosebowl is hosted by Maidenhead 

Wildlife

TALK

A Welcome return to Tom Way who is presenting this evenings talk

Three of a Kind Competition

COMPETITION

Sets of three prints showing some connection or a common theme may be entered. Prints must be no larger than A4 (210mm x 297mm). There are no restrictions on which prints may be entered in this competition. Individual entries in a previous years competition are eligible to make up a set of three images. Entries may be used in other print competitions held in the season. In St Andrew’s Hall 

3rd Print Competition - Graffitti & Open

COMPETITION

Print

Graffiti is someone else’s art so photograph it in a way that adds something of you to the mix. Juxtapose a person walking by to add relevance. Murals are not graffiti but you could find one and contrast it with the urban scrawl nearby.
Judge: Cat Humphries

Mounts and Cutting Tools

Talk

Chris Longridge

Workshop

Mount Cutting

ROSEBOWL Round 3

EXTERNAL COMPETITION

Round 3 of this seasons Rosebowl is hosted by New City. Everyone is encouraged to go along to not only support SPPC but also enjoy the first class images that will be shown. 

What Photos Mean by Rod Bird

TALK

Rod will be investigating "What Photos mean?" with us. The lecture is more about why images are taken than how they are taken.

Workshop

Perspective

Copyright and Law by Cliff Hide

TALK

Cliff Hide has been a press photographer since 2010 after a career change away from the financial and PR worlds of the City.  He is currently Business Picture Editor at The Times newspaper and has worked on the picture desks of papers such as The Mirror, Metro, Sunday Times and the (short-lived) New Day.

Friendly V's Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross

EXTERNAL COMPETITION

Held at Gerrards Cross, an Evening of frantic fun and laughter in a light-hearted return match against Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross. Fast becoming a highlight of our season, this really is about the taking part more than the winning! 

Judge: TBA

3rd PDI Competition - From a Different Angle

COMPETITION

Digital

Change your viewpoint. Go low, go high, go close, go behind. Show an object in a different way.
Judge: Paul Burwood

The Three Nations Competition

EXTERNAL COMPETITION

The annual competition between ourselves, Australia and South Africa. Having been soundly beaten last year can we restore our pride and come away with the honours.

Judge: Chris Palmer

The Five Clubs Competition

EXTERNAL COMPETITION

The annual competition between Maidenhead, Marlow, Wycombe, Woodley and ourselves with 10 of the very best images from each club on show. This year it is hosted by Woodley

4th Print Competition - Into the Woods & Open

COMPETITION

Print
Looking into a wood or forest. Paths leading through trees. Twisted branches. Early morning sunlight/mist through the trees. Stars through the trees.

Judge: TBC

SPRING BREAK

CLOSED

NO CLUB MEETING

4th PDI Competition - Avenues and Alleyways & Open

COMPETITION

Digital

Empty roads, deserted alleys, busy pedestrian walkways. Maybe even shopping centers like Westfield.
Judge: Alan Colegrave

Critique of Year

TBA

Also includes the Chinese Whispers Competition

Print Competition - FINAL SET SUBJECTS

COMPETITION

Print

Your best Set Subject shots entered in competition from this season.
Judge: Jim Nemer

AGM

Review of past season with reports from the committee, election of the new committee and selection of set subjects for 2021/2022.

Print Competition - FINAL OPEN

COMPETITION

Print

Your best Open shots entered in competition from this season.
Judge: Lloyd Moore

PDI Competition - FINAL SET SUBJECTS

COMPETITION

Projected

Your best Set Subject shots entered in competition from this season.
Judge:  Micki Aston

PDI Competition - FINAL OPEN

COMPETITION

Projected

Your best open shots entered in competition from this season.
Judge: Dave Hipperson

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Programme

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2019/20 Set Subjects

Please refer to the calendar for competition dates 

PDI (1600 X 1200 pixels)

Avenues and Alleyways

Candid

From a Different Angle

Street Scene

 

PRINT

Autumnal Colour and Events/Foliage

Graffiti

Into The Woods

Old Transport

 

 

2020/21 Set Subjects

Subjects voted for at the AGM on Tuesday 14th May 2019

PDI (1600 X 1200 pixels)

Cutlery/Kitchen Utensils/Equipment

Stairs/Escalators/Lifts

Neon Signs/ Strange or Funny Signs

Smoke

 

PRINT

Circles/Swirls

Bottles

Water droplets/Water Patterns

Watches/Clocks

The club is affiliated to the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs (CACC).

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