Meetings 2020-2021

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Thu 26 Aug 2021 - Summer Club Week 15

7:30pm

Well, it doesn't seem five minutes ago that we were starting Summer Club with 15 weeks stretching ahead of us!  And now here we are at Week 15 already. And it's going to be a good one too as we're doing some light painting. All the details are below so members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details including a map of our meeting point.  Click on the heading above (Summer Club Week 15) to show the full page of information

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Thu 19 Aug 2021 - Summer Club Week 14

7:20pm

Summer Club Week 14
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which are now below here. 

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Thu 12 Aug 2021 - Summer Club Week 13

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 13
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 5 Aug 2021 - Summer Club Week 12

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 12
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 29 Jul 2021 - Summer Club Week 11

7:00pm

Summer Club Week 11
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details below. 

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Thu 22 Jul 2021 - Summer Club Week 10

5:00pm

Summer Club Week 10
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 15 Jul 2021 - Summer Club Week 9

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 9
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 8 Jul 2021 - Summer Club Week 8

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 8
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 1 Jul 2021 - Summer Club Week 7

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 7
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which are now below:

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Thu 24 Jun 2021 - Summer Club Week 6

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 6
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 17 Jun 2021 - Summer Club Week 5

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 5

This week we're off to Minchinhampton Common.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details below. 

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Thu 10 Jun 2021 - Summer Club Week 4

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 4
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 3 Jun 2021 - Summer Club Week 3

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 3
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 27 May 2021 - Summer Club Week 2

7:30pm

Summer Club Week 2
Each week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which will appear below. 

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Thu 20 May 2021 - Summer Club Begins - Click For Details!

7:30pm

At last we can meet up again face-to-face as Covid restrictions ease on 17th May! Every week, details of the meeting location and timing will be made available to members on this Programme page in the entry for the week.  Members please make sure you are logged in so you can see all the details which appear below. 

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Thu 6 May 2021 - Nic Stover - Via Zoom from USA

7:30pm

The pandemic has given us this great opportunity to enjoy a presentation from Nic Stover in America via Zoom.  His talk is entitled "Spirit Of The Western US" and it should be a great evening including some tips on low light landscape photography.  One to really look forward to!

Nic is based in San Luis Obispo, California,  and focuses on landscape photography. His work has taken him all over the globe from the backcountry of Greenland to the windswept mountains of Patagonia to the frigid extremes of Alaska.   His portfolio of work...

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Thu 29 Apr 2021 - Mobile Phone Challenge

7:30pm

Be as creative as you like and show up to six images taken with your mobile phone or other electronic device.  Details about how to upload these were sent out recently in a Bulletin from Roger to all members.

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Tue 27 Apr 2021 - A Tour Around Our Website

7:30pm

We have a great website with lots of information available to members but we do get a lot of questions about it so I'm running a short session this evening, just to show what is there and how to find it.  The website differs in the way it is presented to you, dependent upon whether you are usiung a PC/Laptop/Mac or a smart phone, so I will first of all give you a tour based on how it appears on a larger screen then follow it up with how the layout varies on a smartphone.  I will not specifically deal with the view on a tablet as that falls somewhere between the two other views...

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Thu 22 Apr 2021 - Image Of The Year Competition

7:30pm

This is the BIG ONE, the Image Of The Year!

Our judge for the evening, making a welcome return to Stroud, is Michael Krier ARPS, MA (Photography)

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Thu 15 Apr 2021 - AGM

7:30pm

Time to elect your committee for next season!

And after the formal business you can vote for your A & B Group winners in the My Stroud & District Competition, 1st Quarter of 2021

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Thu 8 Apr 2021 - Speaker - Polina Plotnikova

7:30pm

An evening of fine art with flower and still life photography.  Polina's beautiful images can be seen on her website: 

www.polinaplotnikova.com

Members - MIDNIGHT TONIGHT is the deadline for entering our Image Of The Year competition on 22nd April

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Thu 1 Apr 2021 - Battle - Stroud v Cheltenham v Cirencester

7:30pm

Our annual Battle with Cheltenham and Cirencester and our judge for the evening is Bob Ryan.  GO STROUD!

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Thu 25 Mar 2021 - Competition No 6 - Nature

7:30pm

Our judge is Sandie Cox on a welcome return to Stroud.  It should be a great evening with some great images.

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Thu 18 Mar 2021 - Glenys Garnett - Creative Techniques

7:30pm

One of the benefits of holding remote sessions is that we can take advantage of speakers from other areas. Our speaker this evening is Glenys Garnett from Wakefield in Yorkshire.  Glenys's talk is entitled "Creative Techniques" and having looked at her website it's clear that there will be some real artistry on show.  Read about Glenys and her photography on her site:- http://www.ggcreativeimages.co.uk/about/

It promises to be a fascinating evening

The originally planned AV evening has been moved...

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Thu 11 Mar 2021 - Battle - Stroud v Newent v Forest of Dean

7:30pm

Our annual Battle with Newent and Forest of Dean Camera Clubs!

Our judge for this evening's contest is our old friend Martin Cooper.  

Members - MIDNIGHT TONIGHT is the deadline for entering our NATURE competition on 25th March! 

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Thu 4 Mar 2021 - Chairman's Challenge!

7:30pm

Always a fun evening!  This year's challenge: 'try your hand at a new technique or genre of photography' and upload 3-5 images.  Tonight you will have the opportunity to show your images and share your story - why the technique or genre was chosen, difficulties encountered and resources that you found helpful.  The Chairman will select the best challenge portfolio and award a prize to the winner.  See Bulletin dated 22 Jan for more details.

 

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Thu 25 Feb 2021 - Competition No 5: Monochrome

7:30pm

Competition No5: Monochrome

After giving us his presentation "My Digital View" on 7th January Peter now returns as our judge for this evening's Monochrome Competition.  Monochrome is always popular with our members and this competiton should give Peter some difficult decisions! 

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Thu 18 Feb 2021 - Cheltenham International Salon

7:30pm

An audio visual presentation by Cheltenham Camera Club members, of a selection of the best images from around the world accepted in the Cheltenham International Salon.  Always a stimulating evening.

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Thu 11 Feb 2021 - Speaker - Peter Bartlett

7:30pm

Our speaker this evening is Peter Bartlett ARPS EFIAP/b CPAG BPE3

Hailing from Manchester, Peter is a top class street photographer for which he was awarded his ARPS in 2018.  his talk "The Way We Were" covers the evolution of Peter's street photography from single images to various projects including his recent photobook "A Day At The Races."  Street photography is always popular with members and Peter is a great exponent of the art.  Take a look at his website https://www.peterbartlettimages.co.uk

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Thu 4 Feb 2021 - Speaker - Sarah Howard

7:30pm

Sarah Howard will give us her talk "An Image Seen - landscape photography thoughts and techniques"

Sarah is a professional landscape photographer who leads creative landscape photography workshops. Her website says it all

www.sarahhowardphotography.com

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Thu 28 Jan 2021 - Competition No 4 "On The Move"

7:30pm

We have TWO judges for this evening's competition:-

Sue O'Connell FIPF, ARPS, EFIAP/d2, DPAGB, BPE5 (Sue's website is https://www.sueoconnell.photography/)

Peter Brisley ARPS, EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE2 (Peter's website is https://www.peterbrisley.photography/)

This is a competition for everyone and can include travel, transport(ation), sport, dance, nature (including macro), street photography etc., plus a range of techniques...

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Thu 21 Jan 2021 - Speaker: Linda Bembridge

7:30pm

Our speaker this evening is Linda Bembridge FRPS EFIAP and her talk is entitled "Abstract with a bit of Landscape.  Linda's website images look fabulous - and very much as indicated in the title of her talk.  Take a look at Linda's website at https://www.lindabembridge.me

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Thu 14 Jan 2021 - Members' Night - Your Seasonal Images!

7:30pm

Update:  As announced by Roger on Thursday, and as per his Bulletin yesterday, there is now a gallery set up for you to upload up to six of your winter/Christmas images for us all to enjoy together on Thursday 14th January.  Details of the Zoom session will be published here as soon as I have them, probably on Tuesday.

In the meantime, make sure you are ready with up to six of your winter images!

Members - deadline is midnight tonight to submit your images for Competition No4 "On The Move" which takes place on 28th January

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Thu 7 Jan 2021 - Presenter - Peter Weaver - My Digital View

7:30pm

Peter has visited us before as a competition judge but this is our chance to see how it should be done

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Thu 31 Dec 2020 - Christmas Break continues - no meeting today

7:30pm

Happy New Year to all our readers!

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Thu 24 Dec 2020 - Merry Christmas! No meeting today(!)

7:30pm

Merry Christmas to everyone!

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Thu 17 Dec 2020 - Christmas Break - No Meeting

7:30pm

No meeting this week - Christmas is coming!

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Thu 10 Dec 2020 - WCPF Members' Exhibition & Virtual Social!

7:30pm

This should have been our Christmas Social when we all bring food to share and play silly games and a quiz or two!  Covid has changed most of that but get yourself something to eat and drink, log in to Zoom and sit back and enjoy the evening.  Roger is going to set up a Seasonal Quiz (and there MIGHT even be a prize!) and we're going to have a look at some of the amazing images from the WCPF (Western Counties Photographic Federation) Members' Exhibition. Join in for a fun night!   

Zoom details below:

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Thu 3 Dec 2020 - Presenter - Steve Varman - Eclectic & Creative Photography

7:30pm

Image-making through a wide range of genres including macro, photo-compositing, fantasy, street, landscape and travel.  Something for everyone, with practical and software tricks to try out at home

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Thu 26 Nov 2020 - Oliver Herbold - A Landscape Photographer and the Lockdown

7:30pm

Back by popular demand, Oliver will be giving us his latest talk "A Landscape Photographer And The Lockdown"  The lockdown has forced Oliver to move out of his comfort zone and delve into macro and a bit of drone work in addition to his more familiar astrophotography and time lapses.  It should be a fascinating evening! 

Zoom details for members below:-

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Thu 19 Nov 2020 - Competition No 3 - Open

7:30pm

Our judge for this evening's competition is Aleks Gjika.  Be sure of some entertaining comments and incisive critique!

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Thu 12 Nov 2020 - Presenter - Terry Livesey - Commercial Photography

7:30pm

Ever thought about earning a living as a photographer? Find out what makes a good commercial photographer.

Members if you are logged in you will see the Zoom session details as follows:

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Thu 5 Nov 2020 - Presenter: Ray Grace - Photoshop Clinic

7:30pm

Welcome back to Ray Grace for another Photoshop Clinic, this time online of course.  We will ask the questions and Ray will show us how it's done.

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Thu 29 Oct 2020 - Triptychs and Your Take

7:30pm

This is will be a great chance to see each others' work and ideas in a fun and non-competitive way.  Members please make sure you are logged in and you will then see below for details of how to take part:

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Thu 22 Oct 2020 - Competition No 2 - Open

7:30pm

Our judge for the evening is Sue Hartley. This will be our second fully online competition so all should go smoothly.  Thanks to Sue for taking us on!

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Thu 15 Oct 2020 - A Trip Around New Zealand.

7:30pm

Our two roving reporters, Leslie Holmes and Roger Matthews both made pre-Covid trips to New Zealand and tonight they are pooling resources to give us a fascinating show of the beautiful and interesting places they each visited. Don't forget to pour yourself a glass of lovely New Zealand wine (I'm prejudiced too - my Dad was a New Zealander!)

Members - please make sure you're logged in and click on the link below on Thursday to join the Zoom session.  If you're not logged in you won't see the link!  

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Thu 8 Oct 2020 - Layers, layers, layers and more layers!

7:30pm

In a change to our published programme, look forward to a fascinating talk by our very own Trish Bloodworth.  You might learn some of the secrets of how she achieves her amazing images!

PLEASE NOTE THAT TODAY (8th) IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES FOR COMPETITION No 2 - OPEN, WHICH WILL BE JUDGED ON 22nd OCTOBER BY SUE HARTLEY

Members please make sure you are logged in to see the Zoom link for Trish's presentation here:

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Thu 1 Oct 2020 - Presenter: Phil Savoie "Up Your Photography"

7:30pm

This would have been Phil's first visit to Stroud but he's having to forgo that pleasure and make his presentation online instead! A biologist, photographer and award-winning BBC filmmaker, Phil will share images, lens science and methods to better your photography.  No matter what you shoot - sports, people, nature or astrophotography, there will be useful practical tips for everyone, beginner to pro.

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Thu 24 Sep 2020 - Competition No 1 - Open

7:30pm

Our judge for the evening is our old friend Brian Swinyard.

This will be quite an event as it will be the first time we have run a competition online to be judged LIVE online and we're very grateful to Brian for agreeing to be our guinea pig!  

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Thu 17 Sep 2020 - Presenter: Cate Barrow

7:30pm

Cate is a brilliant wildlife photographer and she will making an online presentation of her beautiful images of UK mammals. For a taste of Cate's work, visit her website at https://www.catebarrow.co.uk/index.html 

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Thu 3 Sep 2020 - Season catch-up and learn ZOOM

7:30pm

Members please make sure you are logged in to see the details, including how to log in to Zoom for the meeting. 

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