Our Calendar

Club nights are every Monday 8pm-10pm

Meetings will now be face to face and via zoom

December

1 Dec 2020
00:00
Other

Member Gallery

Not a real even just enable members photographs linked to a Gallery

December

7 Dec 2020
20:00
Competition

3rd Monthly Club Competition

This month’s topic is 'Movement' DPIs

December

14 Dec 2020
20:00
Other

Christmas Social Event

A social evening with a difference this year! - full details to follow

December

21 Dec 2020
20:00
Other

No Meeting

Closed for Christmas period

December

28 Dec 2020
20:00
Other

No Meeting

Closed for Christmas period

January

4 Jan 2021
08:00
Other

No Meeting

Closed for Christmas period

January

11 Jan 2021
20:00
Competition

Graham Trevor Trophy Competition

This competition is for the coveted Graham Trevor Trophy in honour of a past member who played a significant role when the Club was known as Droitwich Spa Photographic Society.

Graham was passionate and knowledgeable about British Landscape photography and that is the topic for this competition each season. This year DPIs only will be judged and as usual members from both the Standard and Advanced sections will compete against each other for the Trophy.

January

18 Jan 2021
20:00
Other

Club Image Gallery

Several Club Members will show us some of their work this evening.

January

25 Jan 2021
20:00
Speaker

Charles Aston - My Journey to European Salon Submissions

Charles is based in Pershore and is a member of the Royal Photographic Society. He holds the photographic distinctions of ARPS, DPAGB and AFIAP and he says that his influences are Brassai and Cartier-Bresson.

February

1 Feb 2021
20:00
Speaker

Dave Lowe

David is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) and holds the distinction DPAGB awarded by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. He is also a past Chairman of the London Salon of Photography and also a PAGB judge on the UK circuit attending many competitions and exhibitions.

Tonight David will highlight some of his work on Fine Art Landscapes and Abandoned Buildings.

February

8 Feb 2021
20:00
Competition

4th Monthly Competition

This evening the topic of this competition is 'Abandoned' (Prints only*)

* Assuming we are meeting at Chawson Barn otherwise entries will be DPIs shown via Zoom

February

9 Feb 2021
20:00
Other

Six Societies Inter-Club Competition

This Annual competition is to be hosted by Droitwich Camera Club this year, but as we are still unable to meet up, it will take place on the internet via ‘Zoom’.

Unfortunately, as a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, only four clubs are able to participate, these being Droitwich; Bromsgrove; Redditch & Studley. Whilst disappointing this is still bound to be a good evening with a bit if banter as well as some excellent images.

The Judge for the evening will be Graham Walton

NB - Please note this is a Tuesday evening event

February

15 Feb 2021
20:00
Speaker

Chris Upton - Compositional Techniques

Chris is a professional photographer based in Nottinghamshire. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and specialises in Travel, Landscape and Social Documentary photography.

Chris has received awards in national photographic competitions and has twice been commissioned to photograph in Thailand on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. See his website for more details.

February

18 Feb 2021
20:00
Other

3-Way Inter-Club Competition

This annual competition will be hosted this year by Beacon Camera Club.

Further details to follow

Please note this is a Thursday evening event

February

22 Feb 2021
20:00
Speaker

Robert Hardy - The Art of Audiovisual

Based in Wiltshire, Robert is a professional photographer, an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a Chartered Natural Scientist.

Robert says that Digital Audiovisuals are an ideal medium for presenting photography to an audience and tonight he will show examples of the British coast and countryside, tropical wildlife and American landscapes and he will also demonstrate how to build a story in pictures and music.

Sounds like an evening not to be missed. For much more about Robert and his photography go to his extensive website

March

1 Mar 2021
20:00
Competition

5th Monthly Competition

The topic for this month’s competition is 'Open' (DPIs only)

March

4 Mar 2021
20:00
Other

5-Way Inter Club Competition

Details to follow.

Please note this is a Thursday evening meeting

March

8 Mar 2021
20:00
Other

Image Critique Evening

This will be an informal evening where members can submit up to 4 of their own images to be critiqued by their fellow photographers. A great way to learn.

More details to follow.

March

15 Mar 2021
20:00
Speaker

Roger Evans - Every Picture Tells a Story

How true this statement is and tonight Roger will show some of his Award winning landscape, macro and sporting images and tell us all about them.

March

22 Mar 2021
20:00
Speaker

Wendy Carter - Wildlife From Wyre to the Vale

Wendy is the Communications Officer for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and also a very keen photographer. This evening Wendy will take us on a journey through some of Worcestershire's common, unusual and photographic wildlife habitats and their inhabitants.

March

29 Mar 2021
19:00
Competition

6th Monthly Competition

The topic for tonight’s competition is ‘Mono' Prints*

* Assuming we are meeting at Chawson Barn otherwise entries will be DPIs shown via Zoom

April

5 Apr 2021
19:00
Other

No Meeting

Closed for Easter

April

12 Apr 2021
19:00
Other

Wychavon Trophy Inter-Club Competition

This year’s competition will be hosted by Evesham Camera Club

Further details to follow

April

26 Apr 2021
19:00
Other

AGM and Chairmans' Competition

The first part of the evening will be our AGM where Officers for next season are appointed and Members get to air their views.

The second part of the evening is much more fun, with a light hearted competition where members show their images* on a topic set by our Chairman

* Assuming we are meeting at Chawson Barn otherwise entries will be shown via Zoom

July

18 Jul 2021
09:30
Day out

Shelsley Hill climb

Hi Everyone,

Sorry about the short notice for Shelsley Hill climb but I was waiting to hear from the organisers of this event.

if you enjoy seeing classic cars racing and would like to come on this day out for the classic/Nostalgia weekend, then please book on their website direct. The ticket price is £20 PP which is a discounted price if paid in advance until midnight the day before. The ticket price
includes access to the enclosure, parking and spectator viewing area. The price per ticket has gone up considerably since my last visit to Shelsley which was a very long time ago. I am sure this will be a very enjoyable day out! The place to meet up will be at the main entrance
gate for 10.30am.

August

14 Aug 2021
00:00
Day out

Hartpury International Horse trials

Hartpury International Equine cross country event is on Saturday August 14th,

Members have already signed up and registered for this event and we will meet at the main water jump area after you have collected your tabards from the press office. Anyone still wishing to attend will need to register their details asap with the press office as you will be part of Droitwich camera club group. The event starts at 8.am and continues throughout the day until approximately 6pm.

I hope you all have an enjoyable day out at this prestigious event.

Pat





August

22 Aug 2021
00:00
Day out

Spetchley Gardens

You will all have received an email from Audrey about a forthcoming photo exhibition at Spetchley gardens on September 22nd to 26th.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our club to showcase our images, promote the club and if possible sell some of our prints.
With this in mind would you like to meet up on the above date for 9.15am to enter at 9.30am to see if you can capture some more fantastic images. We have early access to the park by special arrangement, an hour before the general public.

The exhibition is not exclusively images from Spetchley but a mix of open prints as well.

There is so much you can photograph, apart from flowers. You have wildlife, dragonflies, swallows, landscapes and architecture. On the 22nd August there is a variety of sculptures from the Oxford Sculpture Group who will exhibit their work in the park grounds and also in the learning centre, where we will exhibit our work in September.

Please let me know if you would like to attend this day out by email

Pat


September

6 Sep 2021
00:00
Other

Opening Night

Our meetings start at 20;00 and end at 22:00
We will meet each week at the Methodist Church and broadcast to members via Zoom. (Covid-19 rules permitting)
Opening night . There will be Committee presentations including Highlights of Last Season's Competitions and Highlights of the Days Out.
We will also see a selection of photographs shared by Julian Rouse, Ric Harding and Ian Johnston.
All new members are welcome to join us. Please make yourseves known.

September

13 Sep 2021
00:00
Speaker

Barbie Lindsay - A Byte of Barbie

Photographer Barbie Lindsay, MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP/s, AWPF will give a varied lecture covering most genres. Her work is based in and around Suffolk.
Take a look at Barbie's website to see examples of her work and links to her Top 10 Memories, giving a flavour of her interests.

September

20 Sep 2021
00:00
Speaker

David Boag - Photographing Nature More Creatively

In this lecture, David Boag talks about his approach to photographing natural subjects. It is aimed as an inspirational lecture that enthuses and encourages the audience to develop more creative ideas. It is for any photographic ability and the whole point is not to show images that are very difficult to achieve, but to show great shots that almost any club member could do with enthusiasm and effort. He believes it shows some of his more interesting photography and, as the title suggests, it is all based around thinking more creatively.

September

27 Sep 2021
00:00
Speaker

Sue O'Connell and Peter Brisley - More Travels towards the Edge

Sue and her husband, Peter, are widely travelled photographers whose work has been seen in International Salons and a number of publications. They are based in Bristol but their work takes them to 'countries on the brink of change'. They are both PAGB judges and Photospeed photographers. Their websites give a flavour of their work and travels.

October

4 Oct 2021
19:00
Competition

Comp No 1 - Open Prints

Our first competition of the new season is "Open" prints. Members are invited to enter a maximum of three prints. We will be welcoming back John Haines as our Judge.

October

11 Oct 2021
00:00
Speaker

Colin Hully - From Print 2 Perfection

This is an 'in-person' presentation and Colin's lecture encompasses him bringing along a Canon Pro 300 Printer to use members images. Members will be informed beforehand about how to submit images for printing.

October

18 Oct 2021
00:00
Speaker

Joe Houghton - I didn't know Lightroom could do that!

This is a brand new talk from Joe Houghton, who is based in Ireland. Judging by the comments on his website, we are in for an entertaining treat.

'Penny and Joe Houghton are a Dublin based husband and wife team. Both avid photographers, we both enjoy sharing our skills and experience with others and helping people develop their own creativity. Our passion is helping others develop their photographic eye, through 1-1 sessions, small group photo walks, video training or bigger workshop forums to groups. We also provide photographic services to businesses who wish to learn how to take their own shots, spending time with staff working out and documenting optimum and reproducible setups which the business can then use themselves.'

October

25 Oct 2021
00:00
Speaker

Alison Mees - Living the African Dream

Alison was born in the UK, and from an early age had a passion for wildlife and photography. She had a strong desire to be in Africa from a child.
Alison spent 4 years working in the Serengeti, Tanzania. Her passion for wildlife and photography keeps growing, spending time with the Serengeti Cheetah Project learning about individual cheetahs.

In June 2017 she moved to Mara North Conservancy, Kenya to manage a camp with Tom, her husband. Alison has the opportunity to continue her own cheetah observations and studies, working with the Local Masai Community with various projects. Still finding time to continue with her passion for photography.

Due to the pandemic Alison returned to the UK in March 2020. Her love and dedication of cheetahs continues and since April 2020 she has been a volunteer at CCF UK - Cheetah Conservation Fund. Spending time fund raising and delivery of workshops showing her photographs and raising awareness of how endangered the cheetahs are in the wild.

November

1 Nov 2021
20:00
Competition

Comp No 2 - "Open" DPIs

Competition No. 2 is "Open" DPIs. Members are invited to enter a maximum of three images. Closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 26 September. Landscape images must be a maximum of 1600 pixels wide x 1200 high. Portrait or square images must be a maximum of 1200 pixels high.

This competition will be judged by Dave Tucker via Zoom.

November

8 Nov 2021
01:00
Speaker

Mark Sisson - Wild Islands, the nature of the Falklands

Mark Sisson is based in Newport, Shropshire, and is kept busy by publishing in an array of books and journals such as BBC Wildlife, Natures Home, The Shropshire Magazine and Wild Planet Photo Magazine among many others. He has long-standing contracts with the RSPB’s Image Library and FLPA for his stock image.
Mark also runs a leading wildlife photography holiday and workshop business called Natures Images with fellow professional Danny Green.
He provides a number of illustrated talks and 'slideshows' of his travels around the world.

November

15 Nov 2021
01:00
Speaker

James Kirwin - Abandoned Architecture

James Kirwin, originally from Norwich, describes himself as 'living the nomadic lifestyle to grow a better photography and adventure tour business'. His interest in Abandoned Architecture and Decay dates from 2014 and his talk highlights his journey and 10 years behind the camera.

November

22 Nov 2021
01:00
Speaker

Darren Lewey - Using and Choosing Light

Darren Lewey is a photographer, originally from Hertfordshire, who now lives in Morocco.

'To achieve wonderful photography that can inspire you and connect beyond your circle of friends and followers, requires structured thinking skills ............. see how they differ from the mainstream.'

Darren believes that -
You may want to break away from the camera club notion of what good photography is.
You want find out more about the range of great photography out there and take inspiration from it.
You yearn to spend more of your leisure time being a creative photographer.

November

29 Nov 2021
01:00
External Competition

2 Way Competition v. Kidderminster Camera Club

External competition against Kidderminster CC, at Kidderminster.
Please see link to find the venue.
https://kidderminster-camera-club.co.uk/contact-us/find-us/