Club meeting dates are Thursdays at 7.30 pm, unless specified otherwise.

Club members can download the full pdf 2021-22 programme booklet by clicking here
Please note that some of our speakers this year will be travelling to West Charleton Village Hall to give their talks to us face-to-face (F2F), while others will be delivering via Zoom. For the latter, we hope to offer members two options: watch the Zoom presentation at home, or watch it with others in West Charleton Village Hall. See email newsletters for more detailed information.

9 Sept: Welcome back! Updates and then Opening Shots – all members to share and talk about photo-related projects or processes they have been involved in over the summer, including any new equipment acquired, new software used or new processing methods tried. In particular, members are encouraged to combine up to three images into a single Panel, either PDI or print. If submitting a panel, please upload the individual images separately, as well as the combined image. Up to three images (four if including a panel) to PhotoEntry by midnight Mon 6 Sept.

Sunday 12 Sept: Club Summer Social: 15.00 – 17.00 at Meadow View, Staverton, Totnes. Please bring cake!

16 Sept:: David Clapp: who says “join me for a structured evening of Architectural Wonder. With everything from the chaos of modern cities and minimalism, to post modernism and historical subjects, this evening will highlight how to approach and shoot this subject with and without the use of specialist equipment. From the corrected to the abstract, skylines to staircases, this is sure to be a constructive night!” (Zoom). See www.davidclapp.co.uk.
Entry deadline for 1st Open Competition.

23 Sept: Photoshoot: Brixham – with supper at Rockfish at 19.30. High water 20.43, sunset 19.10.

30 Sept: 1st Open Competition. (We shall attempt to run this meeting in a hybrid format (technology permitting!)

7 Oct: Challenge Shield 4-Way Battle (tbc). We host this year, and hope to be welcoming members from Ivybridge, Newton Abbot and Plymouth to WCVH.

14 Oct: Les Forrester, “The Art in Architecture” (Zoom). See www.lesforrester.com.

21 Oct: Photo Challenge: “The Rejuvenation Project” – breathe life into an old book. Be creative and imaginative in using an old paperback book as inspiration for an image in any genre and in any way you like (as an object? as an idea?). Also: sharing images from the September Brixham photoshoot.
Up to three images per theme to PhotoEntry by midnight Mon 18 Oct.

28 Oct: South Devon Photographic Alliance: SDPA (tbc). Each of the four Clubs in the Alliance – Ivybridge, Plymouth and Plymstock, as well as KDCC – will submit twelve images to be judged by the other three Clubs. This is our evening to assess the thirty-six images submitted by the other three Clubs in the Alliance. Bring along your print entries for the 2nd Open Competition.

4 Nov: Kingsbridge Photoshoot: – meet 5.30 pm for a practical evening exploring a range of camera skills including long exposures and light trails. (Dartmoor photoshoot postponed)
Entry deadline for PDIs for 2nd Open Competition.

11 Nov: Tony Worobiec, “The Water’s Edge: a Celebration of the British Coast” (Zoom). Tony returns to KDCC by popular demand. See www.tonyworobiec.com.

18 Nov: 2nd Open Competition.

25 Nov: The Langford Lecture: Rachael Talibart (Zoom). See www.rachaeltalibart.com.

2 Dec: South Devon Photographic Alliance: SDPA (tbc). We host this year: we hope that members of all four Clubs in the Alliance will join us for a social evening as an external judge critiques the forty-eight images we have already shared.

9 Dec: Workshop/Photo Challenge: an opportunity to follow up some of the ideas raised earlier this term, to learn from others in the Club, to practise new skills and to share images, including those from the November Dartmoor photoshoot. (And to eat mince pies!) Up to three images to PhotoEntry by midnight Mon 6 Dec.

16 Dec: James Kerwin, “Abandoned Architecture” (Zoom). See www.jameskerwinphotographic.com/. https://youtu.be/4DzRZF9oU98.

23 & 30 Dec: No Meeting – Christmas/ New Year break

6 Jan: David Garthwaite, “Fine Art: A Workflow” (Zoom). A step by step guide to how he creates his black and white fine art architectural images. See www.dgshot.uk

13 Jan: Photoshoot: venue and refreshment arrangements tbc. (Urban?)
Entry deadline for PDIs for 3rd Open Competition.

20 Jan: Club Winter Social: (details tbc).

27 Jan: 3rd Open Competition (PDIs only).

3 Feb: Photo Challenge: “Lines and Angles”. Also: sharing images from the January photoshoot.
Up to three images per theme to PhotoEntry by midnight Mon 31 Jan.

10 Feb: Andrew McCarthy, “British Wildlife” (F2F). Exeter-based award-winning wildlife photographer. See www.andrewmccarthyphotography.co.uk.

17 Feb: Club Exchange with Saltash and District Camera Club (tbc). Members of the Saltash Club will entertain us at WCVH with an evening of presentations.

24 Feb: Workshop/Club Presentation: an evening of short presentations by Club members, with opportunities to ask questions and experiment.
Entry deadline for British Wildlife Competition.

3 Mar: Ian Bateman, “An Evening of AVs” (F2F). A selection of AV sequences including documentary, theme, travelogue and humour; and tips on making AVs. See www.ibateman.co.uk

10 Mar: British Wildlife Competition (PDIs only).

17 Mar: Paignton Battle (tbc). An external judge will assess PDI images submitted by Paignton Photographic Club and by KDCC, without knowing to which Club the photographers belong. The winning Club will be the one with the higher score. We host this year.

24 Mar: Photo Challenge: “All things creative”. Up to three images to PhotoEntry by midnight Mon 21 Mar.

31 Mar: Speaker: details tbc.
Entry deadline for 4th Open Competition.

7 Apr: Photo Challenge: “AVs and Videos”. Entry details tbc.

14 Apr: 4th Open Competition.

21 Apr: No Meeting – Easter

28 Apr: AGM, with Closing Shots: Personal Favourites of the Year – sharing of members’ images (one print and one PDI each). Up to two images to PhotoEntry by midnight Mon 25 Apr; bring prints along on the night.

5/12/19/26 May: Informal photoshoots