Meetings 2021-2022

Thu 12 May 2022 - End Of Season Social Evening

7:30pm

Thursday 12th May - The Bowls Club - End of Season Social 7:30pm

Please note, the door fee for this event will be £7 - this will include a finger buffet (plus puddings!) - there will also be a bumper raffle - events like this do help with the finances so that we can get the best speakers for the coming season, so do support this evening and enjoy a bit of fun with likeminded, friendly people.

Annie will be running a quiz - sure to tax our brains, but not need us to have MENSA membership - we leave that one to Roger!

The My Stroud & District first...

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Thu 5 May 2022 - Members' Evening

7:30pm

Bring your camera and stroll out from the Bowls Club in any direction for a relaxing evening photo shoot.  Return to share the results at 9:00pm

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Thu 28 Apr 2022 - Members' Night: Table Top/Still Life photography (practical evening)

7:30pm

Bring your camera and tripod together with an interesting object/still life set up (or could just be yourself, if you are happy for other members to try their hand at portraits). We will be setting up various "stations" around the room, and if the weather allows us, also outside. We will be rotating around the room, spending time with each object and using whatever light source you would like to use or bring with you - natural light, torches, lamps, flash - completely up to you to see how creative you can be on the night.

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Mon 25 Apr 2022 - Back To Basics

7:30pm

The topic and format of this workshop will be published nearer the time.

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Thu 21 Apr 2022 - Competition No 7 - Image Of The Year

7:30pm

This is the BIG one!  Mike Dales is our judge for the evening.

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Thu 14 Apr 2022 - Annual General Meeting

7:30pm

Its time for our AGM and for you to select your Committee for the 2022-2023 Season

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Thu 7 Apr 2022 - Speaker: Steve Varman "More Creative photography"

7:30pm

Back by popular demand, Steve's new talk is sure to be equally creative and inspiring.

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Thu 31 Mar 2022 - Mobile Phone Challenge

7:30pm

This is the evening where we show a selection of our mobile phone images - ideally to showcase how clever you are using your phones as cameras, and not just snaps of the kids (although, obviously "portraits" would be acceptable).

Send up to 6 images (you do not have to send 6, you can send just 1 if you like) to Roger by close of play Wednesday 30th March.  chairman@stroudcameraclub.co.uk

Ideally resize to smaller files 1600 x 1200 (but I'm pretty sure that Roger will cope if you haven't been able to do this)

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Thu 24 Mar 2022 - Members' Night: Audio Visuals

7:30pm

Now is your chance to have a go at making one or two 5-minute AVs

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Mon 21 Mar 2022 - Back to Basics

7:30pm

The topic and format for this workshop will be notified nearer the time.

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Thu 17 Mar 2022 - Competition No 6 - Nature

7:30pm

Nature photographer Ralph Snook FRPS, EFIAP is making a very welcome return to SCC to judge our nature Competition

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Thu 10 Mar 2022 - Speaker: Carl Downing

7:30pm

Sports and wildlife photographer Carl will be giving us tips on how to capture movement.

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Thu 3 Mar 2022 - Chairman's Challenge

7:30pm

This year's Chairnan's Challenge is to capture images at night or in low light.  Images should be captured anytime from 1 Jan 2022 but must be submitted by the end of 28 Feb (tomorrow).  Members can submit up to 6 images (up to 1600 x 1200 pixels) for review on Thu 3 Mar.  I will award a prize to the member who, in my opinion, has submitted the best image.

All images should be sent to chairman@stroudcameraclub.co.uk.

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Thu 24 Feb 2022 - Speaker: Kate Peake "Drone Photography"

7:30pm

Former SCC member Kate will return to show us her much-postponed talk on drone photography. 

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Thu 17 Feb 2022 - Competition No 5 - Monochrome

7:30pm

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE BOWLS CLUB THIS EVENING!!!

In a change to our programme, this evening's competition will be held via ZOOM ONLY and you will need to log in from home due to unavoidable circumstances.  All members have been sent a Bulletin (sent Monday 14th Feb) describing the evening in detail.

We give a very warm welcome to our judge, Pete McCloskey, who will critique and score all our best mono images this evening.

Members please ensure you are logged in to see the Zoom link below for tonight's...

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Thu 10 Feb 2022 - Cheltenham International Salon Of Photography

7:30pm

Cheltenham members entertain us with selected entries from the 2021 CISP which will be shown as a series of audio visuals

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Tue 8 Feb 2022 - Battle with Cheltenham & Cirencester

7:30pm

The annual three-way Battle with Cheltenham and Cirencester takes place tonight! This will be a Zoom-only Battle again this year.  All SCC members are welcome to tune in and watch our progress.  Zoom details are visible to members below  GO STROUD!  If you want to keep score as the evening progresses, download and print off the file below:

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Thu 3 Feb 2022 - Members' Night: Three Way Team Challenge Evening

7:30pm

Three teams competing for the coveted title of "Team Winners"! Check your bulletin for details of the team you are in. You will be the judges on the evening as well, so come along and make your votes count. 

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Mon 31 Jan 2022 - Battle with Forest of Dean and Newent

7:30pm

Our annual Battle with Forest of Dean and Newent Camera Clubs is hosted by FoD this year.  Anyone wishing to go, please let Roger know ASAP by emailing him at chairman@stroudcameraclub.co.uk Roger will co-ordinate car-sharing where it helps.
See Roger's Bulletin from 27th January for more details.

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Thu 27 Jan 2022 - Speaker: Simon Pizzey

7:30pm

To "keep his options open" photographer Simon studied Classics and has a love of ancient archaeology so we will find out what has kept him in Stroud for 30 years as a press photographer.
Members please make sure you're logged in to see the Zoom details below:

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Thu 20 Jan 2022 - Competition No 4: Impressions

7:30pm

Martin Cooper makes a very welcome return to SCC as our judge this evening.  Look forward to some insightful critique.

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Mon 17 Jan 2022 - Back to Basics

7:30pm

Photoshop cleaning, cloning, removing distractions - but not just the clone stamp!

Join Trish on Zoom at 7:30pm for this session. No limit to numbers, Zoom codes in last week's bulletin.

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Thu 13 Jan 2022 - Speaker: Nigel Forster - Technique and Creativity in Night Photography

7:30pm

A late change to the programme, Nigel has kindly agreed to talk to us about Techniques and creativity for night photography.  This should be an excellent background talk to take forward to the Chairman's challenge.

Night photography is incredibly popular these days and with short nights it’s perfect time to do it! Nigel will cover photographing the night sky, the moon, mixed lighting and urban lighting in a variety of settings. He will also cover light painting (although it doesn’t cover non-landscape based light painting).

His website is: ...

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Thu 6 Jan 2022 - Members' Night

7:30pm

This will be a member evening where we will show our "Winter 2021" images. So if you don't have these already, don't forget to get out over the next couple of weeks. We will probably be happy with images from the first week of 2022, but ideally don't trawl further back than January 2021 for this particular evening. Send a few images to Roger by email - chairman@stroudcameraclub.co.uk 

Zoom details for this evening are as follows:

Time: Jan 6, 2022 07:30 PM London

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Thu 30 Dec 2021 - Christmas Break - No meeting

7:30pm

Hope you had a good Christmas!  Now get yourselves ready for New Year celebrations

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Thu 23 Dec 2021 - Christmas Break - No meeting

7:30pm

If you haven't finished your shopping by now - you're probably in trouble!

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Thu 16 Dec 2021 - Christmas Break - No meeting

7:30pm

Christmas is coming!  Get your shopping done!

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Thu 9 Dec 2021 - Christmas Social

7:30pm

Party time!  Bring your own "individual picnic platter" of food for an evening of fun and entertainment with Annie and Jenny B. We will also be member judging the "My Stroud and District" latest round, as well as attempting a quiz set by Roger.

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Thu 2 Dec 2021 - Gentle Critique Evening

7:30pm

A change to the original programme. We will be working in small groups (4 - 6 people per table) looking at how images may be improved. Bring 2 - 3 images on a memory stick and join a small group for the evening to peer review/critique/improve images.

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Thu 25 Nov 2021 - Speaker: Ray Grace

7:30pm

A Photoshop evening with expert Ray Grace who will answer all the things you've ever wanted to know about Photoshop and demonstrate those you never dreamed were possible!

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Thu 18 Nov 2021 - Competition No 3 - Open

7:30pm

Yet another old friend, Bob Train, makes a welcome return to SCC to judge our 3rd open competition of the current season.

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Mon 15 Nov 2021 - Back To Basics

7:30pm

The topic and format for this workshop will be notified nearer to the time

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Thu 11 Nov 2021 - Speaker: Ross McElvey MFIAP MPAGB FBPE EFIAP/p FIFP

7:30pm

A multi-award-winning photographer, Ross will will present his talk "An Eclectic Mix" which will be a fascinating selection of images across several genres including landscape, portraiture, nature, creative etc  One to look forward to!  Ross will present to the Club via Zoom
For this event you will only be able to enjoy the presentation from home using Zoom - PLEASE DON'T COME TO THE BOWLS CLUB ON THURSDAY 11th NOVEMBER!

The link for the Zoom meeting is below and if you've forgotten how to use Zoom(!) you'll find a helpful document in...

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Thu 4 Nov 2021 - Speaker: Mike Martin "Shooting People"

7:30pm

Another old friend returns to Stroud to chart his journey into portrait photography and demonstrate the advantages of using different Fotospeed papers. Mike Martin with his talk "Shooting People"
Not only is Mike a talented portrait photographer but he is a member of the prestigious Bristol Photographic Society and an appointed tutor for Fotospeed Academy.  
Visit Mike's website for a flavour of his work at http://www.mikemartinphotography.co.uk

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Thu 28 Oct 2021 - Competition No. 2 - Open

7:30pm

Aleks Gjika is our judge for the evening - treat him as gently as he will treat us!  His insights are always entertaining, at the very least! We're lucky to have him because, as Brian Swinyard told us recently, Aleks has just been appointed to run the Cheltenham International Salon which is a very big commitment on his time and a great tribute to his expertise.

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Thu 21 Oct 2021 - "Your Take" and Triptychs

7:30pm

Bring along your triptychs for us all to see. Plus, show us your editing take on several images, taken by various members, which will be circulated in advance of the evening.  Fun to see how we all treat the same images differently!

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Mon 18 Oct 2021 - Back to Basics

7:30pm

The topic and format of this workshop will be advised nearer the time. 

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Thu 14 Oct 2021 - Audio Visual Night

7:30pm

Scott Antony and several members will entertain us with their AVs

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Thu 7 Oct 2021 - Speaker: Eddy Lane "In The Footsteps Of Shackleton"

7:30pm

The wildlife, frozen landscapes and history from two expeditions to Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica.

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Thu 30 Sep 2021 - Four Stroud Members

7:30pm

Trevor Blundell, Ian Peters, David Hunt and Richard Atkinson will share their favourite images with us.

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - Competition No 1 - Open

7:30pm

Our first competition of the new season and our judge for the evening is our old friend Brian Swinyard

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Mon 20 Sep 2021 - Back To Basics

7:30pm

Members please log in to see the topic and location of this session.

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Thu 16 Sep 2021 - Speaker: Stephen Spraggon - "See Shapes"

7:30pm

In a change to the original programme, we give a warm welcome back to a popular speaker, Stephen Spraggon, with his latest talk "See Shapes: Composition In Landscape Photography"

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Thu 9 Sep 2021 - Members' Night

7:30pm

We are looking forward to this first face-to-face meeting after such a long time!  However, the Committee thought it prudent to abandon the idea of bringing and sharing food this time, so please make sure you've had your supper before you come along!

The revised plan for the evening is to show the latest "My Stroud & District" entries for the 2nd Quarter of the year and vote for the winner(s) with a show of hands. We can also see the selected images for Longfield Hospice.  In addition to that, we are planning to set up a number of "Demonstration...

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