Programme 2020-21

During the September to April season we normally meet on Thursday evenings at 7.30 in West Charleton Village Hall, but keep an eye on our facebook page for updates and additional activities:
The club's 2019-20 Season programme was cancelled due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, but Kate and her team have produced a draft programme for the 2020-21 season, starting in September, all going well, as follows:

6 Sep Informal get together – tbc
10 Sep Welcome back! Overview of programme for the year; and then Opening Shots
17 Sep Online Speaker: Tom Peck, “Photography and the Sublime” – how artistic traditions of the Sublime influence photography past, present and future (via YouTube)
24 Sep Photo shoot: Great Mattiscombe Sands, with supper at the Cricket Inn, Beesands, and optional night shoot at Start Point.
1 Oct 1st Open Competition
8 Oct Member’s Presentation: James Day, “A Life behind the TV Camera.”
15 Oct Tuesday 13 Oct: Challenge Shield 4-Way Battle – Newton Abbot host this year.
22 Oct Internal Competition: members to enter a Set of Three print images.
29 Oct Speaker: Sue Brown, "Creative Photography"
5 Nov South Devon Photographic Alliance (SDPA): the League. We assess the images submitted by the other three Clubs in the Alliance.
12 Nov 2nd Open Competition
19 Nov Speaker: Steve Brabner, “Taking Images, Making Images”. With optional classroom-based workshops at extra cost to participants the following day (Friday 20 Nov) to follow up with some practical activities.
26 Nov Speaker: Phil Starkey and Alan Howe, a talk on landscape and seascape photography (perhaps with a particular focus on Dartmoor) and Kase filters.
TBC Possible Photo shoot: Wembury sunset
3 Dec South Devon Photographic Alliance (SDPA): the Cup. We host this year. Members of all 4 Clubs in the Alliance will join us for a social evening critiquing the sixty images already shared.
10 Dec Langford Lecture: Huw Alban, “That’s not a landscape photograph!”
17 Dec Workshop/internal fun competition: Christmas Card competition (DPIs); and opportunity to follow up ideas raised earlier this term, and practise new skills. (And eat mince pies!)

- 24 & 31 Dec No Meeting – Christmas / New Year break

7 Jan Speaker: Ian Bateman, “An Evening of AVs”.
14 Jan Photoshoot: Barbican, Plymouth
21 Jan Club Social (tbc)
28 Jan 3rd Open Competition
4 Feb Speaker: Glenys Garnett, “Get Creative.” With optional creative photography workshop (at extra cost to max 20 participants) the following day, Friday 5 Feb, to follow up with some practical creative activities.
11 Feb Internal competition: “A Closer Look” (including macro)
18 Feb Post-processing exercise: experimenting with creative post-processing.
25 Feb TBC: Club exchange with Saltash and District Camera Club. Members of the Saltash Club will
entertain us to an evening of presentations.
4 Mar Speaker: Paul Naylor, “Marine Wildlife”.
11 Mar British Wildlife Competition
18 Mar Club presentation: A “Show and Tell” evening of “creative” images, with members talking about
the thought processes as well as the technical processes behind the images.
25 Mar Internal competition: AV/Moving image
Monday 29 Mar: Paignton Battle (Paignton host) No meeting on 1 April at West Charleton.
8 Apr No Meeting - Easter break
15 Apr Speaker: Pam Sherren, creative images and processes, and the journeys taken to get there.
22 Apr 4th Open Competition
29 Apr AGM, with Closing Shots: sharing of members’ images: Personal Favourites of the Year.

May Thursday evenings: informal photoshoots