2021 Programme

07 January 2021

TBA

Normally we start the year with a fun knockout print competition.  That won't be possible this year so we're working on finding an alternative.  Watch this space for updates!

14 January 2021

Using Birnbeck Unseen and Untold History - Peter Lander of Birnbeck Regeneration Trust

Peter will give a multi-media and Powerpoint presentation showing Birnbeck as it was and Birnbeck Regeneration Trust's view of ifs future.  Supporting the documented history of the pier and island, the presentation includes material from family collections never seen before within the public domain.   The Trust if particularly interested in acquiring more photos, postcards, pictures and memorabilia to include in the pier's timeline.

More information about Birnbeck Pier and the Regeneration Trust's work can be found here www.birnbeckregenerationtrust.org.uk

21 January 2021

Photographing the Oudolf Field - Jason Ingram

Jason will be talking about his recent book that he worked on with Rory Dusoir and Piet Oudolf ‘Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset’.  Illustrated by his beautiful photographs taken through the seasons, Jason will discuss how he captures the spirit of the garden in wide and macro detail, understanding the light and how to control it.  Technical tips and tricks will be revealed throughout the talk as he uncovers his working practice 

 

Review of the book in Gardens Illustrated Magazine by Annie Gatti:

 

“It is thanks to Jason Ingram’s arresting images that readers can visualise just how beautiful these combinations of seedheads and grasses can be, planted en masse and rimed in frost or glistening in the sun. The Plant Directory section, which also features Ingram’s photographs, will entice gardeners to try at least some of these hard-working plants in their own spaces” 

Jason's website is linked here:  www.jasoningram.co.uk

28 January 2021

First Quarterly Image Appraisal

An opportunity for members to have their prints and digitally projected images appraised by an experienced photographer.  If necessary, some guidance will be given on how an image may be further improved.

 

All work is anonymous and appraisals are carried out in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere, with the opportunity for all members to learn from the guidance and feedback given.

 

Members can see more information about the appraisal process in the members' section of this website.

Prints and DPIs

Hand in date 7th January.

04 February 2021

Street Photography My Way - Peter Crane ARPS

Peter will take us into his world of street photography, mostly from the east end of London, covering various techniques, tips and the equipment that he uses - seeing and catching moments in time that hopefully club members can relate to.

Peter's website is linked here: www.petercrane.co.uk

11 February 2021

An Evening With George Reekie - George Reekie DPAGB ABPE

An amusing look at competition photography, followed by a review of George's latest work.

18 February 2021

P G Tips - Latest Creations - Peter R Gennard MFIAP, EFIAP/p

Peter will show a selection of recent work, mainly environmental portraiture, and will give some hints and tips on how he creates his images.

DPIs

25 February 2021

Nature's Calendar - Alec Stewart AWPF

Alec will present a look at the natural world on your doorstep which takes you through the seasons - with tips and techniques to secure that special picture.  A selection of prints will be available to view during the interval.

Examples of Alec's work can be seen on his website https://alecstewart.weebly.com

DPIs

Hand in date for second quarterly image appraisal.

4 March 2021

How To Develop Your Own Style In Photography - Sharon Prenton Jones FIPF, ARPS, DPAGB, ABPE, EFIAP/g and Robert Prenton Jones EFIAP/g, BPE4

The presentation begins with a detailed analysis of why photographers sometimes lose their mojo and enthusiasm for their art before offering suggestions and tips on how to regain a sense of joy and fun in photography.  Using examples from composite and creative photography, Sharon will then 'deconstruct' some of here award-winning recent photographs to show the philosophy and practice of her work-flow and share some post-processing techniques.

During the interval Sharon’s Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation panel of 20 images will be on display.

DPIs

11 March 2021

Smartphone Photography Workshop - Nigel Goldsmith

Smartphone photography (the missing manual).

The aim of this practical workshop is to highlight some of the features of the smartphone that make photography easier and better.  It also covers good smartphone photography technique, using the standard apps and exploring some third party apps and accessories.  Nigel will briefly mention video and sound recording with smartphones.

Attendees should bring along a fully charged smartphone to participate in the practical exercises.

Nigel's website is linked here:  http://www.nigelgoldsmith.co.uk

18 March 2021

Second Quarterly Image Appraisal

An opportunity for members to have their prints and digitally projected images appraised by an experienced photographer.  If necessary, some guidance will be given on how an image may be further improved.

 

All work is anonymous and appraisals are carried out in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere, with the opportunity for all members to learn from the guidance and feedback given.

 

Members can see more information about the appraisal process in the members' section of this website.

Prints and DPIs

Hand in date 25th February

25 March 2021

An Evening With Richard Pring and Our Specialist Groups

An evening of two parts, featuring:

 

  • Richard Pring presenting high magnification photographs of the internal structure of plants and fungi taken with electron microscopes.  Richard's presentation will also explain how the instruments work and give an insight into how specimens are produced - and what you can believe!!

  • Selections of images made by our members of our travel, practical and photoshoot groups and by our community photographers.

DPIs

1 April 2021

Easter Break

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8 April 2021

Fine Art Flower and Nature Photography - Andy Small

Andy will present the development of his images and show practical studio set ups along with examples showing different techniques, most based on plants found in the garden.

Andy's work can be seen on his website linked here www.andysmall.co.uk

DPIs

15 April 2021

Critique Evening

An evening of two parts, featuring:

 

  • Richard Pring presenting high magnification photographs of the internal structure of plants and fungi taken with electron microscopes.  Richard's presentation will also explain how the instruments work and give an insight into how specimens are produced - and what you can believe!!

  • Selections of images made by our members of our travel, practical and photoshoot groups and by our community photographers.

DPIs

22 April 2021

Canada Revisited - John Tilsley ARPS, APAGB, DPAGB and Di Tilsley APAGB, CPAGB

John and Di  have visited Canada on a number of occasions in the summer exploring the West Coast, Rockies and Ontario,  they have walked, camped and photographed whilst there.  However their last visit was in 2004.  Much has changed since then, both in the country and with the photographic equipment they use.   They deliberately timed their visit in 2019 to coincide with the Canadian Fall hoping to experience autumnal colours and a little snow in the Rockies.   This talk illustrates both the changes they discovered and the weather they  experienced. 

DPIs and Prints

 

Hand in date for third quarterly image appraisal.

29 April 2021

A Wet Night In With Penny and Spike - Penny and Spike Piddock both DPAGB and EFIAP

An evening of two parts, featuring:

 

  • Richard Pring presenting high magnification photographs of the internal structure of plants and fungi taken with electron microscopes.  Richard's presentation will also explain how the instruments work and give an insight into how specimens are produced - and what you can believe!!

  • Selections of images made by our members of our travel, practical and photoshoot groups and by our community photographers.

DPIs

6 May 2021

Living World Competition

A themed annual competition of colour DPIs and colour or monochrome prints.  Winners for each category will be awarded the Sheila Briggs Trophy and the Dick Drake Challenge Cup, both commemorating founder members of the club.

More information on entry criteria can be found in the members' section of the website.

Prints and DPIs

Hand in date April 15th

13 May 2021

Third Quarterly Image Appraisal

An opportunity for members to have their prints and digitally projected images appraised by an experienced photographer.  If necessary, some guidance will be given on how an image may be further improved.

 

All work is anonymous and appraisals are carried out in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere, with the opportunity for all members to learn from the guidance and feedback given.

 

Members can see more information about the appraisal process in the members' section of this website.

Prints and DPIs

Hand in date April 23rd

20 May 2021

Svalbard - Kingdom of the Ice Bear - Eddy and Pam Lane, both ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP

Frozen landscapes and very close encounters with the polar bears and walrus of this Arctic Ocean wilderness.

Pam and Eddy's work can be viewed on their website here:  https://eddyandpamlanephotography.zenfolio.com

DPIs

27 May 2021

Safari Photography - Grete Howard LRPS

TBD

3 June 2021

Presentation By Guest Camera Club

More details to follow.

10 June 2021

Staying Simple - An Uncomplicated and Relaxed Approach to Photographing - Phil Starkey

Phil is landscape photographer based in Devon and her talk will include recent examples of work made in and around Devon and Dartmoor. 

Phil's work can be seen on her website https://www.philstarkeyphotography.co.uk

Phil is a Pro Partner for Kase Filters UK and will bring a selection of Kase filter equipment that we will be able to look at during the break.

DPIs

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Summer Break

The club has a summer break from the middle of June until September.  Activities of some of the specialist groups continue during this period, so members should keep an eye on the website for news of activities and events.

9 September 2021

Club Opening Night

An opportunity to catch up with other members, find out what is happening for the rest of the year and, of course, pay those membership fees.

16 September 2021

This, That and The Other - Gordon Bunney

Club member Gordon will present a varied selection of his photographs.

Hand in date for fourth quarterly image appraisal

23 September 2021

Every Step I Take - Heidi Stewart

Returning to Backwell after her very successful first visit in 2018, Heidi will show us landscapes of the UK and Iceland; a continuing photographic journey.  Together we will be visiting the South/South East of Iceland, Anglesey, Northumberland, West Cornwall, the Scottish Highlands and more! 

Heidi's work can be seen on her website at http://heidistewartphotography.weebly.com

A selection of printed work will be on show during the interval.

DPIs

30 September 2021

Most Recent Work - David Bathard FRPS AWPS

David will show a selection of panels of prints in colour and black and white, including work made in Goa, Gujarat and the Thar Desert.

Prints

7 October 2021

Fourth Quarterly Image Appraisal

An opportunity for members to have their prints and digitally projected images appraised by an experienced photographer.  If necessary, some guidance will be given on how an image may be further improved.

 

All work is anonymous and appraisals are carried out in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere, with the opportunity for all members to learn from the guidance and feedback given.

 

Members can see more information about the appraisal process in the members' section of this website.

Prints and DPIs

Hand in date September 16th

14 October 2021

Special Interest Groups Presentation

An opportunity to enjoy some of the work of club photographers from the travel, photoshoot and practical groups and our community photography.

DPIs,

21 October 2021

Portraits, The Easy Way - Steve Haddon

Over the course of the evening, through a combination of practical demonstrations as well as examples of his work, Steve will aim to show that you don’t need expensive equipment to take great portraits.  He will show how you can use speedlights, LED lights, reflectors and even projectors to create great portraits.  

 

Along with simple lighting, Steve will show his day to day kit to show the differences, or lack of them.  He will also discuss when to use studio lighting and what are the advantages of studio equipment over a cost effective solution.

DPIs and equipment demonstration.

28 October 2021

Battle with Darwen

A repeat of our annual battle with Lancashire based camera club Darwen.  This year's event will be hosted by Backwell.

 

DPIs

 

Hand in date for Print and DPI of the Year Award.

4 November 2021

AGM and Nailsea Town Council Trophy Competition

See members area of the website for AGM details and for competition rules.   Hand in for this competition is on the night.

Hand in date for Print and DPI of the Year Award.

11 November 2021

South Africa to Shetland, Shrimps to Sharks - Dr Matt Doggett

Matt will talk about what got him started in wildlife photography, how he learned the tricks of the trade and what happened along the way. 

 

This talk will take you from the wilds of South Africa and the meerkats of the Kalahari to the coral reefs of the Philippines and the chilly yet rich and colourful seas around our shores including the story of how Matt photographed the underwater gannets with Richard Shucksmith.

A selection of prints will be on display during the interval.

Matt's website is linked here:  http://www.mattdoggett.com

DPIs

18 November 2021

TBA - Anna Dagger and other club members

TBA

25 November 2021

Print and DPI of the Year Award

Please refer to the members' area for competition rules.

Hand in date 28th October.

Prints and DPIs

2 December 2021

Critique Evening

A sociable evening where the photographers assume the role of appraiser and groups of members get the opportunity to critique and present their thoughts on some 50 printed images with the aim of advising on improvement.

Prints

9 December 2021

Capturing the Human-Built World: Architectural photography - Nigel Hicks

What the eye sees and what the camera can achieve: finding techniques and inspiration to create both artistic and technical architectural photos.

Nigel's website is linked here www.nigelhicks.com

DPIs

16 December 2021

Christmas Show and Tell

In memory of Denzil Ellis, who for many years hosted the final club evening before Christmas, an opportunity for club members to show small selections of the work that they have produced during the year.  Followed by festive drinks and nibbles.

Prints and DPIs

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