Meetings 2023-2024

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Thu 18 Apr 2024 - Image Of The Year Competition - The BIG one!

7:30pm

Image of the Year  Print and DPIC                                     

We are delighted to welcome back Colin Walls as our judge tonight.  Colin gave us a fascinating talk on Street Photography on 23rd November last year and has returned to judge The Big One - our Image of The Year Competition!  Lets look forward to seeing some great images and hearing some helpful and constructive critique from Colin.  

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Thu 11 Apr 2024 - It's the AGM - Select your Committee for the 2024/2025 Season

7:30pm

Annual General Meeting

A review of the past year with reports from Club Officers, plus your chance to vote for your Committee for the 2024-2025 Season
We need as many members as possible to attend this meeting to ensure we have a Quorum of at least a third of the membership.  Without a Quorum we cannot proceed with the meeting.  Before the meeting, you can remind yourselves of the Club Constitution here:
https://www.stroudcameraclub.co.uk/club/constitution

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Thu 4 Apr 2024 - An evening of two halves.*

7:30pm

1) Scott Antony will showcase his PhotoFilms.

Scott will bring a variety of AVs, including a collaboration with Leslie from her trip to see the tigers.

2) Bring your camera for a group discussion about the finer workings/menus/tricks/tips etc about your brand 

Ali is arranging an evening of show and tell - with this being the opportunity for you to ask fellow club members about the "how do I do this?" or "Does my camera do that?". The evening is aimed to be split into groups (by camera brand) but you can also swap tables to learn...

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Thu 28 Mar 2024 - Battle with Cheltenham and Cirencester

7:30pm

 

Tonight it's our annual three-way Battle with Cirencester and Cheltenham camera clubs.  Last year we pulled off a coup and managed to beat Cheltenham to come first!  It would be great to repeat that performance but whatever the result, Battles are good friendly fun with lots of great images to enjoy. Wish us luck!

We offer a very warm welcome to our judge for this Battle who is Lee Spencer-Fleet.  Lee is a well-established tutor at Bristol Folk House and her background makes interesting reading at ...

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Tue 26 Mar 2024 - Back To Basics

7:30pm

March Back to Basics will be on 26th March 2024 at 7:30pm at the Bowls Club with the topic being:

"LightRoom/Adobe Camera Raw - sliders and beyond."  
The aim is once again to run a very interactive session; members please along your laptops and a couple of images you would like to edit.  Trish will then see who is in the session and will tailor it to the appropriate level (you could be a complete beginner or an advanced user - or somewhere in between!) the idea being that Trish can demonstrate a...

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Thu 21 Mar 2024 - Competition No. 6 - Monochrome

7:30pm

It's Competition No. 6 tonight - MONOCHROME
Our judge is Jay Hallsworth LRPS AFIAP
Visit his websites here https://jayhallsworth.mypixieset.com/  and here https://jayhallsworthphotos.wordpress.com/about/

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Thu 14 Mar 2024 - Peter Crane ARPS - Street photography

7:30pm

Our speaker tonight is Peter Crane ARPS who is making a return visit to Stroud after judging our 2nd Open competition on 14th December.  This time he's treating us to a talk on street photography.  He is a photographer who captures moments of something seen and we will be reminded of the benefits of really knowing our camera equipment when shooting from the hip!

Visit Peter's website at https://www.petercrane.co.uk/

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Thu 7 Mar 2024 - Battle with Newent and Forest of Dean *

7:30pm

Tonight it's our annual three-way Battle with Newent and Forest Of Dean camera clubs, hosted by us this year.  It would be great if we could repeat our success of last year but in any event, Battles are good friendly fun and we get to see some great images.

Our judge for this three-way battle is Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB

****REMINDER****
Tonight is the deadline for entries to Competition No.6 - Monochrome
Print entries should be handed to the Competition Secretary before the end of tonight's meeting...

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Thu 29 Feb 2024 - Triptych & Creative

7:30pm

A members' evening.
Please bring up to 3 images on a memory stick for the evening.  The 3 images can be any combination of triptych and/or creative.  Eg. you could bring one triptych and two creative images, or 3 triptychs or 3 creatives.

Be ready to explain to members why you thought a triptych suited your image, and how/why you created your creative image.   Try to create a new image for the evening - we have seen plenty of creative speakers over the past couple of years to stimulate your ideas.  Creative can be anything you...

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Thu 22 Feb 2024 - Competition No.5 - OPEN

7:30pm

Tonight is Competition No.5 which is the fourth and last of our Open Competitions.

Our judge for this evening's competition is the very popular Steve Varman LRPS
Steve has entertained us in the past both as a speaker and a competition judge so we look forward to his critique of our images tonight.

Steve has a website at https://stevevarman.co.uk/

 

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Thu 15 Feb 2024 - MARK EVANS - in a change to our advertised programme!

7:30pm

Apologies but our published speaker this evening let us know yesterday afternoon that he is unwell and understandably can't make the trip from Birmingham to talk to us this evening. After some hasty research by the committee and various options being discussed, Trish has come up with a video presentation which we think will prove to be a highly entertaining, informative and appropriate replacement.

Mark Evans runs Camversation, ( https://www.camversation.co.uk/ ) which as I'm sure you all know is a website organising...

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Thu 8 Feb 2024 - Trish Bloodworth presents "Tales with my camera"*

7:30pm

"Tales with my camera"    Tonight, we are guaranteed an evening of creative genius from Trish, one of our most successful club members!

****REMINDER****
Tonight is also the entry deadline for Competition No. 5 - OPEN
Print entries should be handed to the Competition Secretary by the end of the meeting and Digital entries must be on the system by midnight.

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Thu 1 Feb 2024 - Chairman's Challenge

7:30pm

Chairman's Challenge
The subject for this will be set in good time for you to put together your image answers to the challenge! Watch this space and lookout for a Bulletin giving the details of the challenge and how to enter!

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Thu 25 Jan 2024 - VIA ZOOM - JP Stones - Story Telling for Photographers

7:30pm

A ZOOM PRESENTATION!

MEMBERS - 
Do NOT come to the club tonight!! Please make sure you are logged in, then scroll to the bottom of this screen for the ZOOM DETAILS
Details have also been sent to every Member by Bulletin 

JP Stones has spent the last decade photographing the same group of Mexica, or Azteca, dancers.  In that time, he learned how connected the Mexica are to their mythology, to ancient stories passed down across generations.  That's when he realised that these stories were so...

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Thu 18 Jan 2024 - Competition No. 4 - OPEN

7:30pm

Competition No. 4 - OPEN

Making his first visit to Stroud, we give a warm welcome to our judge this evening, Jonathan Bolgar
Jonathan is a member of the North West Bristol Camera Club and the RPS Documentary and Digital Groups.  He has completed a two-year course in commercial photography at the City of Bristol College. 

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Thu 11 Jan 2024 - PortraitScapes - Sylvain Guenot

7:30pm

Tonight's talk is entitled "PortraitScapes" and the speaker is Sylvain Guenot ARPS
Sylvain is a French professional portrait photographer.  He has been living in Stroud since 1992 and was elected Associate of the Royal Photographic Society in 2006  Sylvain explores the many facets of human character through artisitic expression.

His website is at http://www.sylvainguenot.co.uk/

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Thu 4 Jan 2024 - Members' Evening - A New Year *

7:30pm

A New Year. 
Our meeting will begin with a discussion on the remainder of the programme and feedback on what's gone before and followed by a critique of competition images and prints that scored 18 - 15  in the preceding three competitions (Nature and 2 Opens)—lastly, a discussion about Artificial Intelligence and its relation to camera photography. 

****REMINDER****
Tonight is the deadline for entries to Competition No. 4 - OPEN
Print entries to be handed to the Competition Secretary before the end of the meeting and...

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Thu 28 Dec 2023 - No meeting tonight - Christmas Break

7:30pm

No meeting tonight - we're on our Christmas break!

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Thu 21 Dec 2023 - No meeting tonight - Christmas Break

7:00pm

It's our Christmas break!

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Thu 14 Dec 2023 - Competition No. 3 - Open. Our judge tonight is Peter Crane ARPS

7:30pm

Competition No 3 - OPEN - is judged for us tonight by Peter Crane ARPS
Based in Swindon, Peter's first love is "street" photography although he enjoys many other genres too.
Visit his website at https://www.petercrane.co.uk/

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Thu 7 Dec 2023 - Oliver Smart - RAW Nature: Images uncovered

7:30pm

Our speaker this evening is Oliver Smart, wildlife photographer and ornithologist who studied at the University of Birmingham. His passion for nature and interest in photography captures the diversity of wildlife from behind the camera. As well as scores of magazine covers, his images have been published in the national press, nature magazines, books and wildlife guides as well as an image on a Seychelles banknote and an Australian postage stamp!

Oliver joins us to share in detail how he makes his impactful wildlife images. Learn about tricks of the trade,...

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Thu 30 Nov 2023 - A very early Christmas celebration - plus PAGB images

7:30pm

A Member's Evening of Two Halves:   

1. The PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) showcase some of the very best of Club photography. This evening we will start with a slide show of some of the digital images from the 2023 inter federation championships.     

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Tue 28 Nov 2023 - Back To Basics - Affinity (Part 2)

7:30pm

Roger will lead the evening on Affinity - this is the B2B postponed from September.

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Thu 23 Nov 2023 - Colin Walls - Observational Photography *

7:30pm

Our speaker tonight is Colin Walls, with his talk "Observational Photography." Colin says:

“Like most photographers, I started out shooting anything that came to hand. Over the years, I have dabbled in a number of genres, looking for my niche. In the last few years, I have begun to feel that I found it: Observational Photography. This is defined [by me] as: “Seeking and finding images in unexpected places”. This talk is a tour through some of my recent work as I home in on this genre.”

Check out Colin's website at www....

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Thu 16 Nov 2023 - Martin Fry FRPS FBPE EFIAP/d3 AV-EFIAP/b APAGB

7:30pm

We are very pleased to welcome back our old friend Martin Fry FRPS FBPE EFIAP/d3 AV-EFIAP/b APAGB with his talk "Capturing The Moment"

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Thu 9 Nov 2023 - Jonathan Vaines - "Compose Yourself"

7:30pm

This is a ZOOM presentation - Please do NOT come to the Bowls Club this evening!! 
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Compose Yourself with Jonathan Vaines - LRPS.  Jonathan is a creative eye and wall art photographer who has been successful in club and salon competitions; he is proud to have won a medal in a top London Salon. He regularly judges CC competitions and runs workshops for the RPS that are always sold out.  Tonight, he will introduce us to the basics of composition and more complex ways of...

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Thu 2 Nov 2023 - Nature - but not Nature COMPETITION Photography!

7:30pm

Forget all the rules and restrictions for Nature Competitions for this evening - this is your opportunity to share up to 5 of your best images of domesticated animals (e.g., Horses, donkeys, pot-bellied pigs), farm animals, garden plants, flowers, landscapes of gardens, etc.  In other words, all of nature in the true sense of the word, but not in Nature Competition photography terms!!!  Our own Trish Bloodworth will give us some image critique in the evening. Usual arrangements, bring along your images  on a named memory stick 

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Thu 26 Oct 2023 - Competition No. 2 - Nature

7:30pm

Our judge this evening for our annual Nature Competition is Peter McCloskey FRPS APAGB
Peter is a past president of WCPF He has judged competitions for us before and we enjoyed his insightful and balanced critique of our images.

PLEASE NOTE
All the rules for Nature Competitions as specified by PAGB, FIAP, RPS, PSA etc apply here so PLEASE read the rules on our website specifically for nature competitions. You can find the full rules for all competitions in our Competition Terms and Conditions document under the "Club" menu on the website but to help you,...

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Thu 19 Oct 2023 - From Pursuit to Passion to Profession

7:30pm

Our speaker tonight is Ashley Franklin ARPS ABPPA APAGB BPE1*
How did Ashley, the amateur snapper, become Ashley Franklin Photography, offering a wide range of professional services?
In Part 1, see how the pursuit quickly became a passion as Ashley made his way through the camera club world. Then, in Part 2, how he ventured into the commercial sphere.  Ashley would not have become a pro without the stimulation and inspiration he picked up as a member of Derby City Photographic, so this presentation is a celebration of the camera club ideal as well as a journey into the world...

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Tue 17 Oct 2023 - Back To Basics - Critique your images

7:30pm

Led by Trish, this critique workshop will help you understand the elements of a photo which make a successful image

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Thu 12 Oct 2023 - Minimalism with Tony Worobiec FRPS

7:30pm

This is a ZOOM meeting so please DO NOT come to the Bowls Club tonight!!
Details of the ZOOM login as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting

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Minimalism with Tony who is a fine art photographer and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Tony has work on display in the permanent collections in the RPS, the Fox Talbot Museum and...

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Thu 5 Oct 2023 - Members' Evening *

7:30pm

Frame Within A Frame.

This is a compositional technique that will enhance the dimensionality of your images. The viewer will be pulled through from one plane to another.  You can use a literal frame or, like Ansel Adams and Michael Freeman who have both used objects found in the environment to frame a shot.  Members please select up to 5 of your best images to share and bring them along on a memory stick - with your name on please!

If you're stuck for ideas, Google frame within a frame photography to get a few hints

****REMINDER****
Tonight...

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Thu 28 Sep 2023 - Competition No. 1 - Open

7:15pm

Our judge for the first Competition of the new season is Graham Walton DPAGB
Graham is President of the MCPF (Midland Counties Photographic Federation), inter-federation Competition Officer for the MCPF and a MCPF lecturer and judge. Take a look at Graham's website at:
https://grahamwalton.foliopic.com/

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Thu 21 Sep 2023 - Aleks Gjika - Chairman of the Cheltenham International Salon

7:30pm

Aleks will present his AV of the winning images and a selection of Accepted images from all sections of the 2022 Cheltenham International Salon Of Photography.  This is always a keenly anticipated event every year.  Look out for some successful images from our own club members!

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Tue 19 Sep 2023 - *******Session POSTPONED*******

7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BACK TO BASICS SESSION IS POSTPONED - DATE TO BE ADVISED - AS PER ROGER'S NOTE BELOW.

As a result of a family health issue, I have to be in London tomorrow afternoon and therefore need to postpone the Affinity Back to Basics session scheduled for tomorrow evening.  

I will rearrange this session at a future date.

Apologies for the short notice.

Roger

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Thu 14 Sep 2023 - Members' Evening - Still Life and Macro *

7:30pm

Still Life & Macro: Members can select up to 5 of your best images of still life and or macro to share.  Bring them along an a memory stick - with your name on please!

****REMINDER****
Tonight is the deadline for entries for Competition No 1 - Open. Digital, you have until midnight tonight - Prints must be handed to the Competition Secretary before tonight's meeting closes.

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Thu 7 Sep 2023 - Members Evening - WCPF Print Exhibition

7:30pm

Welcome back to the first meeting of the new 2023/2024 Season.
An evening split into groups and looking at the WCPF Print Exhibition prints, comparing our own critique with the actual scores awarded.  A fun and instructional evening which is always enjoyable - and sometimes eye-opening!
This will be followed by a discussion about the remainder of the forthcoming Programme.

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