Photography News Issue 47


Photography News | Issue 47 |

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Camera club news If your club has any news that you want to share with the rest of the world, this is the page for it. Your story might be about your club’s success in a contest, or a member’s personal achievements; it could be about a group outing you had recently or when the annual exhibition is on show. Any news is eligible for inclusion, so club publicity officers please take note of the submission guidelines and get your stories in

How to submit

Deadline for the next issue: 28August 2017

We need words and pictures by 28 August 2017 for the next issue of Photography News , which will be available from 11 September 2017. Write your story in a Word document (400 words max). Please include contact details of the club, exhibition or event: website, meeting times, opening times, whatever is relevant. Images should be JPEGs, 2000 pixels on the longest dimension, any colour space, and image credits should be included. If the story is an exhibition or event, please send a picture from the exhibition (not the publicity poster) or one from the event. If it includes people, please identify them. Attach the Word document and JPEGs to an email and send to

New centre for RPS Digital Group

Windsor PS’s great start

World-renowned photographer comes to Bromsgrove

The RPS Digital Imaging Group has a new south east centre and kicks off its programme with a talk by renowned photographer Steve Le Provost FRPS. He is a multi award-winning, widely exhibited image maker and his talk features several newworks. This launch event is sponsored by Fotospeed, and there will be a raffle with support from Epson, PermaJet, Hahnemuhle as well as Fotospeed with great prizes to bewon. This inaugural event takes place 1 October,from10amto3.30pm,andthe venue is the Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2JP. For details and bookings for Le Provost’s talk, email Barrie Brown at Cost is £12 for non RPS members, £9 for RPS members and £6 for DIG Group members and students. The new centre’s organiser is Bruce Broughton. “A programme of other notable speakers is already being planned for 2018,” he says.

Windsor PS has a great line-up of speakers to kick off its new season. On 4 September, there is Matthew Cattrell who won LandscapePhotographer of the Year 2016. The following week PN’s editor Will Cheung FRPS talks about his work, and on 18 September leading sports shooter Mark Pain does a talk. Meetings take place at The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL. These talks cost £5 for non-members.

Award-winning wildlife and nature photographer Des Ong will deliver The Bill Chambers Memorial Lecture on 21 September at the Bromsgrove School commencing at 7.30pm. Roger Lewis, Chair of the BPS said “Bill Chambers was a leading light of the society for many years. In honour of his dedication and commitment to the club, each year we organise a special evening and invite world-renowned speakers to share their experiences. Des Ong has won many awards and his work has been published in numerous leading journals. I feel we are lucky to book him.” This is a ticket only event at £2.50 per person and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be ordered by emailing Jan Harris on:

“The launch of the south east centre has been made possible by the hard work, enthusiasmand determination of a small group of DIG supporters. However, more volunteers are needed to get the centre fully up and running, so if you live in the south east and would like to help with this exciting new venture, please let me know on”


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Annual exhibitions

As the new season kicks off in September, many clubs use this time of year to showcase their work. Here are four clubs with annual shows in the coming weeks

EarlShiltonCameraClub Earl Shilton CC’s third annual exhibition takes place 25 to 30 September. The exhibition is

RiponCityPhotographic Society

Shillington andDistrict Camera Club Shillington and District CC annual exhibition features 200 digital images and 200 colour and monochrome pictures. The show is being held on Saturday 16 September at Barton Village Hall in Hexton Road, Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire MK45 4JY, between 10.30am and 4.30pm. The exhibition also features trade stands, refreshments, a tombola and a picture competition. Shillington and District Camera Club’s new season starts on 18 September with lectures and competitions every Monday evening at 8pm.

The City Photo Club is the brainchild of Steve Gibson and Belinda Buxton. “There are quite a few clubs in Norfolk but not many that are based inNorwich city centre,” says Steve. He continues: “We are both old hands on thecameraclubsceneandbelieve they need a fresh outlook. Our programme is on our website now. As it’s our first year, we are not charging a sub but a meeting fee of £2.50 per person. Our aim is to promote photography at all levels and we aim to make the club a practical and proactive one.” The first meeting is 5 September, then every 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month. The venue is The Reindeer Pub & Kitchen, 10 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 4AY.

Ripon City PS’s annual exhibition will be held at the Allhallowgate Methodist Church, Victoria Grove, Ripon HG4 1LG on 2 September. It’s free to all, in a mobility- friendly venue and is open from 9.30am to 4pmwith an official opening at 10amby the Mayor of Ripon, Councillor Pauline McHardy. As well as a varied selection of prints there will be a display of digital images, both including prize-winning entries fromRCPS competitions, the Yorkshire Photographic Union, the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and other organisations. riponcityphotographicsociety.

exclusively sponsored by Earl Shilton Town Council and entry is free. The venue is the Atkins Gallery, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1QU, with opening hours from 10am to 3.30pm. Other aspects to the exhibition including a range of old cameras and the chance to vote for your favorite photograph. On 27 September Earl Shilton’s meeting takes place at the exhibition, starting at 7pm so visitors get the chance to experience club activities too. There’s also the chance to take portraits (£1 donation appreciated) using a studio set-up.

BungayCameraClub Bungay CC’s exhibition opens 2 September from 10amuntil 6pm at Broome Village Hall, Sun Road, Broome, NR35 2RW. Entry is free and as well as the chance to see members’ photographs, there will be photography-related talks; craft stalls; the chance to try optics from Viking Optical; tea, coffee, sausage rolls, cakes; and a tombola! Plenty of free parking available.

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