The calendar can sometimes be subject to change, so please keep an eye out on this page for more information.
Members' evening : Summer photos (DPiC & Prints) Bring two or three images as prints or on a tablet to share with other members.
Ken Holland: RPS distinctions and Elliot Erwitt
As a member of the Royal Photographic Society assessment team, Ken is lucky enough to have access to some successful licentiate panels. He will be showing these panels, explaining the criteria used for RPS assessments, and outlining the whole award application process.
In the second half of the evening Ken will be examining Elliott Erwitt's quote "Photography is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place" and showing his own "ordinary" places and people.
October 4th - on Zoom:
David Gilliver The Art of Light Painting
David’s amazing Light Paintings are created using very long exposures, whereby he ‘paints’ with light to add beautiful and ethereal light trails to landscapes and cityscapes. In his talk, he will explain his processes and the tools he uses, and share a variety of his stunning images.
Club night : Light painting practical. A follow-up practical to D Giliver talk the previous week
Hot on the heels of the inspirational talk by David Gilliver on Light Painting, members will have an evening to put into practice the tips and techniques that David shared. There will be a short recap in the hall, then there will be time outside to paint with light. The session will be led by Nigel West and Jackie Ridley. Come prepared to be outside and also bring your camera.
Club night Looking at light paintings and an Open Night
We will be looking at the light painting images inspired by David's talk the previous week. Then we will be looking at club members photography. If you want to participate, please let us know via the contact page.
Digital images : A critique evening on the theme of Near and Far
We will be looking at both local images and images from far flung places. From Teignmouth and Dawlish, to the Arctic and tropics.
November 1st - on Zoom and in the Hall
All about Mobile Phone photography
Jeanette (Jet - hence Jet Black Squares) is the founder and Creative Director of Jet Black Squares. Combining her former teaching career in the East End of London with a more recent corporate photography business of 13 years, she has created a hub for everything creative surrounding the smartphone.
Her passion is showing people of all ages how to get the best photos from their phone - she believes that photography should be available to everyone and not just those who have a ‘fancy camera’. She will be demonstrating how to get the best from the camera we have with us at all times..
November 10th - FRIDAY
South Devon Photographic League at Crediton Camera Club
November 8th- on Zoom
Cole Thompson : Black & white Fine Art photography
Cole's goal is to create black and white fine art photography which reflects his personal vision. he covers a wide range of subjects, from portfolios such as The Ghosts of Auschwitz, Harbinger, Melting Giants and Easter Island, as well as many of his favorite individual images, such as The Angel Gabriel. What is the difference between “black and white photography” and “black and white fine art photography?” I guess one documents, and one interprets. It does not represent reality, but rather how he see things.Black and White Fine Art Photography
WCPF Travelling Exhibition: Critique Evening Prints (coming via Newton Abbot)
Ever wanted to be a judge? Well now is your opportunity to get some insight into what it takes and the considerations they have to make. This is ideal for everyone who wants to improve their images.
A night of photography in Teignmouth
We will meet at the entrance to Teignmouth Pier at 7pm.. See the briefing page for everything you need to know.
This evening we will be looking at images from the previous week. Naomi will then show some of her photography from Hospiscare in Exeter and take us from an initial brief "Hospice at Home" to the finished fundraising booklet. We will then have a demonstration on mounting prints.
December 6th - On Zoom
Martine Hamilton-Knight : Architectural photography
Martine Hamilton Knight DLitt (Hon), FHEA is a professional architectural photographer with over three decades of industry experience. Her images are published worldwide in books, journals, and have been the subject of several exhibitions, most recently with her photographs for Sir Nikolaus Pevsner's Buildings of England series of guidebooks.
December 13th - Now Tuesday 12th!
Christmas Dinner social
Club night - Festive memories. Bring a maximum of 10 images each
It's a small world - A practical session
Bring your camera and any other equipment you may have for taking macro photos. Marc Dunlop will be leading a session on what macro ‘is’ and how to go about getting in close and personal. Don’t worry if you haven’t got anything suitable as there will be plenty of things to borrow from cu lens to extension tubes.
People in Photographs - A talk by Ken Holland FRPS
It will be a fun evening looking at the variety of different ways in which we can photograph people, delivered by Ken Holland FRPS.
All are welcome!
Digital image critique evening
To help us all improve, we are asking everyone to bring between 3 and 6 projected images for group discussions. Bring a memory stick on the night or email your images to Naomi ahead of time on firstname.lastname@example.org
The idea is to display your best work, your ‘almosts’ which you could do with some help on, and the ‘I really don’t know what I did wrong here’ pictures and we can all offer constructive criticism.
A club night
Plase upload your close up and macro images in time for the first half of this meeting to our close-up-and-macro photography page. A reminder that the image stacking software is still on the club laptop if you want to have a go.
The second half of the evening we will be working on Triptychs and how to put them together for our Tryptic / Panel evening on 13th March.
Paul Mitchell - On Zoom: The Seeing Eye
Paul talks about looking beyond the obvious and includes exploring details, textures and shapes found in both nature and man made objects. He will also explain various creative techniques such as intentional camera movement, multiple exposures through to the use of creative lenses and filters. Paul’s talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images.
Tony's birthday evening.
Tony Worobiec - The Intimate Landscape.
Often when we consider the notion of "Landscape Photography" we think in terms of the grand panorama, which can often lead us to well-known iconic locations. In this presentation I want the audience to value the often unseen aspect of landscape that possibly only they will have identified. By appreciating the subtle changes in the land possibly as a consequence of the seasons, or valuing some small isolated detail others may well have passed by, one's response to landscape becomes much more personal and ultimately more valued.
Tony has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery, Bradford’s National Museum of Photography, The Menier Gallery London and The Fox Talbot Museum Lacock. Dozens of his photographs have been used for book or album covers. Tony’s work has appeared in more than a 100 photographic magazines both here in the UK and in America. A passionate traveller, Tony has made frequent visits to the USA, documenting the depopulating areas of western Nebraska, North and South Dakota and south-eastern Montana. His most recent book;The Water's Edge; co-written with his fellow-photographer wife Eva, celebrates the wonderful British coast, an aspect of landscape both photographers have greatly enjoyed over many decades.
Simon Palmer - Conservation. Educate, debate, enthuse, enjoy…
Between 2011 and 2018, Simon travelled to Namibia to work with AfriCat documenting the wildlife and their annual health checks for predators. Producing a body of work that became a book, along with his images being used for research, raising money from corporate sponsorship, and highlighting the human wildlife conflict in the region that impacts key species.
Simon's main inspiration comes from seeing people view his images and then challenging their viewpoints. He wants to cause debate, discussion, emotion, and empathy. His inspiration comes from the likes of Nick Brandt and Ansel Adams, though it doesn’t stop there.
March 6th - On Zoom
Eva Polak: Impressionist photography. How to be an Artist with the Camera
Impressionist photography is a passion that started for Eva in 2007 when she became enchanted with the beautiful images created by this style of photography. Impressionist photography is a perfect tool which allows her to communicate with the world and to share her vision. It results from the need to express her feelings through images. It is a way to connect her creative vision with the world. Whether it is a landscape, still life, or nature, she aims to respond to the effects of colour, light or atmosphere on the subject. Eva’s Zoom promises to be as captivating as her brand of photography.
March 19th (Tuesday)
South Devon Photographic League Digital competition - Held at Newton Abbot
The South Devon Photographic League (SDPL) consists of an interclub competition with our nearest neighbouring clubs. These are Newton Abbot (our deadly rivals and good friends), Exmouth and Crediton. It has two parts a Dpic Competition and a Print Competition. This is an opportunity to showcase our best work and show it to a wider audience. We also get to visit other clubs and to make personal contacts. Obviously the photography is the main focus but the cakes come a close second.
Emily Endean, Photographer
She is a chaser of light, coffee addict, lover of nature and a complete ocean obsessive! She uses her camera to connect with the world around her, and feel so grateful she gets to follow her passion in life! She has reached a point in time where she actually doesn't remember life without photography... She has a talk on Dorset and Beyond, Seascapes from the shoreline and the deep, and she is working on a new one around Travel in her van and the places she has been and how she is navigating full time freelance photography - this one is a work in progress but should be fully complete by the time of her talk.
Print critique evening
Chris Upton - on Zoom: Essential Composition
Many photographers cite composition as the most difficult aspect of photography to master. In his talk, Chris will explain the 20 Ways to Improve Your Images. So whether you whether you are perplexed and confused about the subject, need to refresh your techniques, or want a burst of creativity, this presentation will help you improve your image creation.
Set Subject/Chairman’s Challenge.
The theme is "Something funny"
Sue O’Connell/Peter Brisley -The Changing World
Sue’s two great passions are photography and travel. The two, she says, are inseparable in her mind. She travels to see, to experience, to understand. Photography is a key tool in this, as well as the way she can share the journey later. Over the years her travels have taken her to wonderful far-flung places around the globe, but however impressive the sights, her encounters with ordinary/extraordinary people mean the most to her. Sadly the resulting images often show a way of life that is under threat or perhaps already lost, giving them a haunting historical dimension. Sue will be travelling with her fellow-professional photographer husband, Peter Brisley, and the talk will focus on the rapidly changing world It promises to be a fascinating evening.
Friends and Family evening.
Image of the Year – Members' Choice
AGM, awards night and end of season social evening