Programme  2021 - 2022

PLEASE NOTE - all meetings until mid-February 2022 will be held via Zoom only. There will be NO Devizes Camera Club meetings held at Devizes Sports Club during January or the early part of February.

Club members will be sent details for the Zoom link to each meeting a few days prior to the meeting - if you have not received the link by the day before the meeting please contact Dave Eagle.

Non-members wishing to join the Zoom meetings may do so as a guest of a Member, or by contacting Caroline Wright, Lynda Croft or Dave Eagle not later than 24 hours before the meeting.

An announcement regarding the arrangements for the February meetings will be made around 18th January.

Venue and map - All club meetings are held at Devizes Sports Club on Tuesday evenings - doors open around 7-15 with the meetings commencing at 7-45.
Members pay £2.50 per meeting.
Non members pay £2.50 per meeting, up to a maximum of 3 meetings, after which they are asked to join the club.

Groups  – the Landscape Group, normally meets on the 1st. Thursday

Competitions please check before entering club competitions for information and rules.

     January 2022
 18  Member’s Themed Lightbox evening - 'Winter Light' - on Zoom only

This year we are trying a different format to the traditional Member's Speed Critique

Prior to the evening Members will be asked to submit up to three images on the theme 'Winter Light'

The images will be shown in random order and the photographer will be invited to briefly talk about their image, following which there will be some gentle critique during which members will have the opportunity to join in the discussion.

A great way to learn from your fellow members and about them too – those who have taken part in previous sessions have found it very valuable


Results for the Annual Monochrome Competitions - on Zoom only
Our Judge this evening is Tony Byram ARPS DPAGB EFIAP AWPF

Closing Date for entries for the Annual Landscape Competitions   See Competitions for details

    February 2022
 01  Visual Storytelling - on Zoom only

Our speaker tonight is Tracey McEachran who will be talking about her work creating visual stories through series of images for panels or exhibitions.

 08  Underwater Photography - from swimming pools to sharks - on Zoom only

Tonight we are delighted to welcome to Devizes David Keep ARPS MPAGB FBPE EFIAP who will be talking to us about his underwater photography, from working with models in the swimming pool to photographing the magnificent creatures that swim in the oceans around our world.

22 Patrolling Reef Sharks

 15  Results for the Annual Landscape Competitions

Our Judge this evening is John Tilsley ARPS DPAGB APAGB

Closing Date for entries for the Close-up & Macro, and Creative Competitions   See Competitions for details


Birds eye view - 360 Panoramic photography by drone

And now for something completely different. Local photographer Ian Collis talks to us about how he creates immersive 360-degree aerial panoramas - safely and within the law.
The presentation covers an explanation of equirectangular images, and the equipment, techniques, and software used to capture and process them.

     March 2022
RH Langdale'The Landscape Group Presents’

Our very own Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP MCIWEN CSci CEnv presents his latest book “Britain’s Best landscapes and how to Photograph them’ followed by images and presentations from members of the Landscape Group, from both Group and individual excursions



Results for the Close-up & Macro and Creative Competitions
Our Judge this evening is Colin Harrison FRPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/d2


ST cheetahTwo in the Bush

Multi-award winning Wildlife photographers Ann and Steve Toon speak to us from their base in the north-east of England to discuss their 20 year career as professional photographers specialising in the wildlife and wild places of Southern Africa, and explain the techniques and creative approaches they use to make their pictures stand-out from the crowd.
The presentation will be held via Zoom.

Website    Safari Website

 22  Results for Open Print Competition No 2

Our Judge this evening is Mike Dales ARPS CPAGB

Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 3      See Competitions for details

 29  Animals on the Edge: Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction

Award-winning Professional wildlife photographer Chris Weston presents images with behind-the-lens stories and anecdotes from his time in the field documenting the world’s rarest and most endangered wildlife.

    April 2022

RB bananaFlying with the Red Arrows
Our speaker tonight gives us something very special. Richard Baker spent a year photographing and flying with the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows with a medium format film camera.

Tonight, Richard talks about his year and how the resulting book came about, together with his obsession with street reportage that sells to the editorial market via Getty Images. Richard’s work has received Pictures of the Year award in the USA from World Press - we are in for a treat.



Battle - Devizes CC vs Frome Wessex CC (AWAY)

The next in the series of friendly but nevertheless competitive contests against our friends from Frome Wessex Camera Club.
Our Judge this evening is [TBA]
Details to follow

   12  Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 3

Our Judge this evening is Peter Crane APRS

   19  Shooting commercially off the beaten track.

Documenting the Origins of Coffee
• How does a photographer work so far from home?
• What are the pros & cons of working this way?
• What can we learn from working in difficult conditions?
There is a massive pressure to produce when time is money.
Mc2 Photography’s James McCormick will open up and show his entire shoot from start to finish whilst explaining the techniques he employed to produce the images and the all-important reasoning behind each and every shot.


How to present your images as an Audio-Visual sequence

What makes a successful Audio Visual presentation? How do you go about making a sequence – what do you need?
Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP APAGB is Vice-Chairman of the RPS AV Group, and will explain how to prepare images and sound to create an AV sequence, with examples of the many AV sequences in his portfolio.
The presentation will be held via Zoom.

    May 2022
Print and Projected Image of the Year

The best of the 2021-22 season
Our judge for tonight is Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP APAGB


Ladies -v- Gents Battle

The annual contest between the genders at the Club. It’s not competitive of course!

Our Judges for this evening are [TBC]

  17 Annual General Meeting and Awards Evening