Programme 2020-21

Because of COVID-19, we will not be holding face-to-face meetings until Christmas, at the earliest, so the planned programme for the autumn term has been amended and speakers will deliver presentations via Zoom. Meeting dates are Thursdays unless specified otherwise, at 19.45 for zoom evenings.
8 Oct: Tom Peck, “Photography and the Sublime” – how artistic traditions of the Sublime influence photography past, present and future. website

Tues 13 Oct: Challenge Shield 4-Way Battle – Newton Abbot host this year. No meeting on 15 Oct for KDCC.

22 Oct: Photo Challenge: following last year’s Print Panel Competition (Jan 2020) – members to enter a Set of 3 linked PDI images on the theme "Shadows and Reflections". 4 JPEGs to be uploaded to PhotoEntry by 09.00hrs Tues 20 Oct – the 3 separate images, and, if possible, 1 image with all 3 together.

29 Oct: Sue Brown, "Creative Photography." website. Entry deadline for 2nd Open Competition

Week of 5 Nov: Hembury Woods photoshoot - details TBC

12 Nov: 2nd Open Competition

19 Nov: Steve Brabner, “Taking Images, Making Images”. Steve runs a creative group within Amersham Camera Club, and uses Photoshop extensively to make his images. See, for example website

26 Nov: Joe Houghton, “Long Exposure Photography” (Dublin-based). Joe will talk us through the whole process, including kit, sharing a wide range of examples, and demonstrating post-processing techniques for eg combining images of light trails. website

3 Dec: TBC: South Devon Photographic Alliance (SDPA). We host this year. Members of all 4 clubs of Alliance will join us for a social evening critiquing the 48 images already shared. Plan B: no meeting.

10 Dec: 2020 Langford Lecture: Huw Alban, “That’s not a landscape photograph!” See website and Huw’s YouTube channel here

17 Dec: Workshop/Photo Challenge: Christmas Card photo challenge (PDIs); and then an opportunity to follow up some of the ideas raised earlier this season, to learn from others in the Club and to practise new skills. Images to be submitted via PhotoEntry by midnight Tues 15 Dec.

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

The programme from this point on remains in draft form.

7 Jan Ian Bateman, “An Evening of AVs”. A selection of AV sequences including documentary, theme, travelogue and humour; with hints and tips on making AVs. Entry deadline for 3rd Open Competition
14 Jan Photoshoot: Barbican, Plymouth.
21 Jan Club Social (tbc)
28 Jan 3rd Open Competition. Entry deadline for photo challenge, “A Closer Look”
4 Feb Glenys Garnett, “Get Creative.” Optional creative photography workshop (at extra cost to max 20 participants) the following day, Friday 5 Feb, for some practical creative activities. website
11 Feb photo challenge: “A Closer Look” (including macro)
18 Feb Post-processing exercise: 6 images will be sent out to members to use as the basis for creative post-processing – choose any 2 to work on, and we will compare and critique the outcomes at the meeting.
25 Feb TBC: Club exchange with Saltash and District Camera Club. Members of the Saltash Club will entertain us to an evening of presentations. We host. (Date needs to be agreed with Saltash.) Entry deadline for British Wildlife Competition
4 Mar Paul Naylor, “Marine Wildlife”. website
11 Mar British Wildlife Competition. Entry deadline for photo challenge AV/Moving Image
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 Photo Challenge: AV/Moving image. Entry deadline for 4th Open Competition
Monday 29 Mar: Paignton Battle - an external judge will assess PDI images from Paignton Photographic Club & KDCC. (Paignton host this year: Methodist Church Hall, Palace Ave, Paignton TQ3 3EQ.)
No meeting on 1 April at West Charleton.
8 Apr No Meeting - Easter break.
15 Apr Pam Sherren, creative images and processes, and the journeys taken to get there. (Possibly bringing other creative photographer(s) from Torbay to share evening). website. Entry deadline for photo challenge "Personal Favourites": AV/Moving image
22 Apr 4th Open Competition
29 Apr AGM, with Closing Shots: sharing of members’ images: Personal Favourites of the Year (one print and one PDI each: bring prints along on the night).
6, 13, 20 & 27 May Informal photoshoots