Kingsbridge Camera Club 2019-20 Season provisional programme:
Sep: Kingsbridge Show: come and see (or help to staff!) our stall
Sep: KDCC Summer Gathering: 14.00 – 16.00 at Loddiswell Station
Sep: Welcome back! Reports on the Exhibition and Kingsbridge Show; overview of programme for the year; then Opening Shots – members' summer activities. Bring a memory stick with some photos to share (AV or stills), with upto 5 minutes to talk about them and any new kit, gadgets or software you have acquired since last season
Sep: Kay Wilson, “How to Judge Photographs (and panels)”. This will launch us on our theme of judging and appraising which will run throughout the year and sharpen our critical skills. Entry deadline for 1st Open Competition
Sep: Slapton Ley photo shoot and walk (details tbc). High water 17.00, sunset 19.05. Supper in The Queen’s Arms at 20.00.
Oct: 1st Open Competition
Oct: Challenge Shield 4-Way Battle at Ivybridge Camera Club (Community Hall, Bittaford, PL21 0DA).
Oct: No meeting in West Charleton VH
Oct: Damien Demolder, ex-Editor of Amateur Photographer and Panasonic Ambassador: “Street Photography”. website
. Follow-up walk and street photography workshop next day (Friday 18 Oct, 10.00-16.00) in Plymouth for 10-15 participants at £35 per head). Entry deadline for “Circles” internal DPI competition
Oct: Dartmouth photo shoot. High water 15.41, sunset 18.05.
Oct: Internal Competition: set subject "Circles" (DPIs only). Be creative and think outside the box!
Nov: South Devon Photographic Clubs Alliance (SDPCA): the League. Each of the 4 Clubs in the Alliance - Ivybridge, Plymouth and Plymstock, plus KDCC each submit 15 images to be judged by the other 3 clubs
Nov: 2019 Langford Lecture: Victoria Hillman, panel judge for BWPA and BPOTY: “The Wonderful World of Macro”. website
. Creative macro photography in the field and what macro photography is, what equipment is needed, the overcoming the challenges that arise, plus recommended equipment. Entry deadline for 2nd Open competition
Extra: Wed 20
Nov: South Devon Photographic Clubs Alliance (SDPCA): the Cup. Plymouth Photography Club will host this meeting (at Kings Tamerton Community Centre, Plymouth, PL5 2BU) for members of the 4 Clubs in the Alliance to meet and have all 60 images judged by an external judge
Nov: Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Travelling Critique: we get the opportunity to review and judge the “second 250” images from the WCPF Competition. Entry deadline for “Urban” internal competition
Nov: 2nd Open Competition
Dec: Internal competition on the theme: "Urban" – could be on any subject, including street photography, people, architecture or lights, from street photography workshop, Dartmouth photoshoot, etc, but must be from May 2019 or later
Dec: John Baker, “Pushing the Envelope” (incl. astrophotography and high ISO, also action with birds and insects and slow shutter speeds).website
Dec: Workshop: an opportunity to follow up some of the ideas raised earlier this term, to learn from others in the Club and to practise new skills – incl. focus-stacking and preparing a panel. Mountboards will be available for all members wishing to enter the panel competition after Christmas
Dec: No Meeting – Christmas break
Jan: No Meeting – New Year
Jan: Lee Pengelly, “Back from the Brink: rediscovering my passion for photography”. website
. Entry deadline for 3rd Open
Jan: Internal Competition: Panel of 5 images. 5 images of any size and on any subject in print form on one mount – mounts (A1 size, approx. 60 x 80 cm) to be provided for members (before Christmas) and finished panels to be brought along on the night.
Jan: 3rd Open Competition
Jan: Club Social: (tbc). Deadline for “It’s a Knockout” internal competition
Feb: Jason Parry, “Wildlife Photography” – and the stories behind the pictures
Feb: Internal competition: "It's a Knockout". An old favourite - members submit up to 4 DPI images each, on any subject, to be projected at random 2 at a time, with 1 of each pair to be eliminated until we have a winner.
Feb: Club exchange with Saltash Camera Club. We will take a number of presentations to Saltash (Ashtorre Rock Community Centre, Saltash, PL12 4GT).
Feb: No meeting in West Charleton VH
Feb: Club member David Shawe: “From Image to Print.” Presentation/workshop incl. print profiles, sharpening, soft-proofing and the different print papers available. website
. Entry deadline for British Wildlife Competition
Mar: Ken Holland, “People in Photographs”. website
. Entry deadline for “My 3 Favourite Photos"
Mar: British Wildlife Competition
Mar: Club presentation: "My 3 Favourite Photos" – choose your favourite photographers (past or present) and select 3 images which can be digitally projected and explain your choices. Entry deadline for Sharing Smart-Phone Images -- and Calendar
Mar: Paignton Battle with external judge (at W Charleton VH)
Apr: Sharing smart-phone images: members each introduce some of their smart phone images of the last 14 months (since Jo Bradford’s talk, Feb. 19) for group critique and discussion. Also: selection of images for the 2021 KDCC Calendar. Entry deadline for 4th Open competition
Apr: No Meeting - Easter break
Apr: Linda Wevill: topic tbc but to include her RPS Fellowship panel and more recent work, in-camera techniques and Photoshop processes. website
. This will launch a theme of “creative photography” which runs over the summer and into the 2020-21 season. Entry deadline for Personal Favourites of the Year
Apr: 4th Open Competition
Apr: AGM, with Closing Shots: sharing of members’ images: Personal Favourites of the Year (1 print and 1 DPI each: bring prints along on the night)
May: Informal photoshoots