|Programme 2022 - 2023|
|Meetings at Devizes Sports Club will start on Tuesday 6 September
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.
Competitions - please check before entering club competitions for information and rules.
|6||A Welcome to the New Season
A very warm welcome to all our members, whether returning or new, to the first night of our new season.
We will preview the Season ahead, and there will be a ‘Show & Tell’ session for members to show and talk about some of the images they have taken over the last few months, as well as plenty of time to catch up with your fellow members and renew acquaintances after the summer break.
|13||Print with Confidence
We start our season with a practical session, brought to us by Mark Padovan from the Canon Team, on how to make the best of printing your images at home.
The session consists of two segments; an introduction to Canon professional print covering the range, features, how to set up and get the best from the machines before working our way through the software resulting in a final print. The second part focuses on a practical part of the workshop where we invite members to print their images and explore the software, ask any additional questions, so they understand and get the best out of our session while taking away their images on a variety of media.
Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image
|20||From 60 degrees North
Northern latitudes are an attractive prospect for nature photographers. There is a diversity of species during the breeding season and the beauty of winter landscapes.
Wildlife has to endure extreme temperatures, predators and the risks from migration. They do all this in some of the most beautiful and wild locations on Earth.
We are delighted to welcome back to the club Oliver Smart. Oliver’s journey to the Alaskan Arctic to photograph Polar Bears, the Shetland Isles for thousands of seabirds and to Finland for Golden Eagles and Black Grouse will give you a glimpse of the delights of these three destinations.
Oliver Smart - website
It is our great pleasure to welcome back to the Club Polina Plotnikova FRPS EFIAP.
Small World presentation is featuring art doll photography. It covers aspects of photographic history of collectable art dolls, various ways of creating visual stories with them and aspects of photographing art dolls, adjusting scale of lighting, sourcing props etc.
Polina Plotnikova - website
|4||Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 1
Our Judge this evening is Keith Hart
|11||Messing About with the Landscape
Landscape – with a difference!
Award winning photographer Mark Reeves ARPS’ presentation is designed both to entertain and to stimulate creativity amongst attendees. Mark will demonstrate -
•how photographers and painters portray the landscape differently
|18|| Images from the Club Outings 2022
Over the course of the last few months there have been a number of Club Outings covering a very varied range of locations, subject matter and photographic genres. Tonight therefore is the chance to share some of the images from those outings, discuss them, see what other members have been up to and gain inspiration for the next….
|25||Results for Open Print Competition No 1
Our Judge this evening is TBC
Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 2
|1|| Digital Adventure 2022
And now for something different…… We are delighted to welcome back to Devizes renowned creative photographer Colin Harrison EFIAP/d3 MFIAP MPSA GPSA FRPS FBPE FIPF APAGB MPAGB AWPF
In Digital Adventure 2022 Colin will show the creative side of his photography, showing some of his award-winning images. This is a light-hearted, fast flowing talk, shown in 12 countries in 2021. Colin will also pass on some of my digital “secrets” and provide notes on his talk.
Colin Harrison - website
|8||An Evening of Light Painting
Postponed from last season, Our own Steve Hardman and Caroline Wright lead us in a practical demonstration of how to do light painting and what can be achieved.
|15|| Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 2
Our Judge this evening is Steve Hallam LRPS
Closing Date for entries for the Annual Nature Competition
See Competitions for details on Nature Entries
Tonight we welcome Ash Smith with a presentation on his approach to Street Photography. Ash is a UK based Street Photographer, with a background in fine art and design and a professional background in sports coaching and teaching.
|29|| Fine Art; A Workflow
Tonight we are joined by Zoom by David Garthwaite, who specialises in producing fine art images.
|6||Results for the Annual Nature Competition
Our Judge this evening is Ralph Snook ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB
Closing Date for entries for the Christmas Image Knock Out fun evening
|13||'A bit of a Journey'
For our last speaker of 2022 we are in for something special as we welcome Mark Gilligan FBIPP. Mark is a professional photography teacher and an award-winning landscape photographer who is an official ambassador for Lee Filters as a Master Of Photography.
|20|| Christmas Party and Image Knock Out Competition
Our final meeting for 2022 should see a real visit from Father Christmas conducting the customary pre-Christmas fun knock-out competition, followed by festive snacks and refreshments.
|27|| No Meeting
A Very Merry Christmas and a very peaceful and happy New Year to all our members
|| Projected Image League – ZOOM ONLY MEETING
We start the New Year with the annual competition for the Hewitt Cup. Entry is three sets of 5 projected images, each set being on a theme of your choosing.
|10|| A Year in the Wildlife of Salisbury Plain
Many of you will be familiar through his postings on Social Media with the work of local photographer Alan Benson in chronicling wildlife in Wiltshire.
Tonight Alan visits us to talk about one aspect in particular – the wildlife of Salisbury Plain through all four seasons of the year.
Alan Benson - website
|17|| Member’s Themed Lightbox
A few weeks in advance we will announce the theme for tonight’s Lightbox session. You may interpret this however you like as long as your images fit the theme. All members are invited to submit up to three images on the theme. We would like to encourage members to take images specially for the evening if at all possible, but it it’s not a requirement to do so.
The images will be shown in random order and each photographer is invited to talk about their image as it is shown on the screen. This will be followed by some group discussion about each image and some gentle critique.
|24|| Results for the Annual Monochrome Competitions
Our Judge this evening is Sandie Cox ARPS DPAGB EFIAP
Closing Date for entries for the Annual Landscape Competitions
|31|| Photography and Music
Tonight we are joined by Martin Addison FRPS. Martin started taking photographs when he was about 15 and started to do it more intensively when he joined a camera club in 1970, since when he has never stopped.
Awarded his ARPS in 1992 with a set of creative colour slides, he started making audio-visual sequences in 1977 which were presented initially on a two and later a four projector system. Now he creates AVs digitally using Proshow Producer.
In 1992 he started printing colour images on Cibachrome and was awarded his FRPS in 1994 with Cibachrome prints. In 1997 he started using Photoshop, scanning slides for a few years before purchasing his first digital camera in 2004 and now uses Lightroom for pretty much everything.
|7|| Practical Evening – Still Life and Table Top
Our own Bridget Codrington and Penny Clarke lead us in a practical demonstration of how to create effective Still Life and Table Top images – with plenty of opportunity to try these out for yourself
|14||Results for the Annual Landscape Competitions
Our Judge this evening is Peter Orr ARPS
Closing Date for entries for the Close-up & Macro, and Creative Competitions
|21|| Iceland – the Adventures of Four photographers
A year ago, Devizes Camera Club Members - Robert Harvey, Sue Wadman, Caroline Wright and Frank Collins set off for a photographic adventure to Iceland.
They got rather more than they bargained for, battling snow, ice, blizzards, high winds, closed roads, biting temperatures and two unplanned extra nights in pursuit of their photographic art.
This is their story……
|28|| More Lightroom Magic
Our very own lightroom guru Dave Gray gives us more insights, hints and tips on how to get the most out of Lightroom – definitely not to be missed!
|7||Results for the Close-up & Macro and Creative Competitions
Our Judge this evening is Simon Caplan LRPS
|14|| Abandoned Architecture
Tonight we are joined via Zoom by James Kerwin. A British born photographer who was living in Norwich until January 2019, James has spent the last seven years composing images of once-thriving buildings that are now crumbled, hidden, or completely forgotten. Having stumbled across architecture photography in late 2013
|21|| The Emotional Landscape
We are delighted to welcome Huw Alban back to Devizes. Huw explore why the dialogue between him and the subject is so important, and also how he include the results of that dialogue in his own images.
Rather than blind the audience with lengthy psychological theories Huw illustrates what he has done and why with a series of examples, with each explaining what was in his head at the time, and how that has influenced the final result.
Huw Alban - website
|28|| Results for Open Print Competition No 2
Our Judge this evening is Peter Ottley CPAGB LRPS
Closing Date for entries for Open Projected Image Competition No 3
Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3 joins us via Zoom to give us her insights into thinking about personal creativity, experimentation, and getting to grips with your camera.
Dianne Seddon - website
|11||The Water’s Edge; a celebration of the British Coast
Tonight’s presentation by Tony Worobiec FRPS is based on a recent publication of the same name which explores a variety of locations in the UK and abroad and explains how to make the best of the inherent photographic opportunities.
|18||Results for Open Projected Image Competition No 3
Our Judge this evening is Wendy Allard FRPS CPAGB EFIAP/s BPE3*
|25||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.
Richard Baker - website
|2|| Battle Devizes CC vs Frome Wessex Photographic
The next in the series of friendly but nevertheless competitive contests against our friends from Frome Wessex Photographic
|9|| Print and Projected Image of the Year
The best of the 2022-23 season
|16|| Ladies -v- Gents Battle
The annual contest between the genders at the Club. It’s not competitive of course!
|23||Annual General Meeting and Awards evening|