2023/24 Indoor Season commences
New season welcome evening, with a preview of our Programme by the Chairman,
followed by a selection of images/knowledge from your committee.
(Entry for Monthly Competition required)
What it takes to win the WCPF DPIC Competition.
A look and in-house discussion on last year's southwest entries and ultimate winners.
Live Lecture with John Hudson ARPS, DPAGB, SPSA, ASPS - "The quest and beyond".
Monthly Competition 1, Judge-Jane Kearney DPAGB.
Print - Open, DPI - Creative.
Photo-marathon results and images taken on the day.
Results and feedback of our first Photomarathon held in the summer. Then, ‘How a Judge Thinks’ in-house feedback and learning points based on our members experience of recent WCPF Judging courses.
Live Lecture with Victoria Hillman - “Macro & Garden Photography”.
(Entry for our second Monthly Competition required)
Live Lecture with Janet Miles LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*, AFIAP - "Having fun at home."
(Entry for our own Print and DPIC review evening required)
Internal DPIC and Print review evening.
Hosted by our in-house selection team, led by Brian Sweeting.
This will help source our prime battle and WCPF entries for the season.
Monthly Competition 2, Judge-Steve Field LRPS, AWPF, EFIAP, BPE2*.
Print - Wet, DPI - Open
Members Evening – Time to get the cameras out for practical photography.
An evening of in-house photography, inspired by Janet Miles lecture in October!
(Entry for our third monthly competition required)
Live Lecture with Lisa Rendall - "Dare to be different."
Portrait Night - Bring your cameras using your time slot for a bit of Portrait practice.
In parallel we will consider enabling members to try some still life and experimental setups in the other half of the hall whilst waiting their turn at the portrait setup
Monthly Competition 3, Judge-Ian Gearing.
Print - Open, DPI - Impact
We travel to Mid-Somerset for the Three Way Battle
Mid Somerset hosts our intriguing annual three-way battle between Bridgwater/Yeovil/Mid-Somerset, being held at Victoria Sports and Social Club, Leigh Street, Street BA16 0HB, 7:30 start.
Annual Christmas Meal
Venue Maypole Inn, Thurloxton, Taunton TA2 8RF
Buffet and pre-Christmas social evening.
No Meeting - New Year Break
Let’s look at some Software Tools and how they can help our images.
(Entry for our fourth monthly competition required)
Live Lecture with Chris Marsham.
A selection of Chris’s work.
Members Evening - With Graham Treharne.
Graham reopens his selection of images from his travels to near and far off places.
Monthly Competition 4, Judge-Laura Pearce.
Print - Happiness/Celebration, DPI - Open
Live Lecture with Peter Rose of WAVES
A selection of audio visuals.
(Entry for our fifth monthly competition required)
Internal Panel Competition
Our own images with some common thread to gel as a panel of 3 or 5 when presented together.
Ideally prints to show the true impact.
Live Lecture with Stephen Spraggon
Stephen shows us what photographic opportunities we have all around us.
Monthly Competition 5, Judge-Peter Weaver APAGB, CPAGB, LRPS
Print - Open, DPI - Street Life
Live Lecture with Simon Caplan LRPS – “Working Lives”.
We look at Simons images of people at work and their handiwork.
(Entry for our sixth monthly competition required)
WCPF Travelling Exhibition
We will see first-hand a selection including the winning prints from the WCPF Members Exhibition.
Taunton Battle, Judge-TBA
Our turn to host this challenging annual battle.
Monthly Competition 6, Judge-John Scaife
Print - Portraiture, DPI - Open
Live Lecture with David Bathard FRPS, AWPF.
A selection of images from David’s trips to India
(Eligible print entries for winners’ competition are required, we already have the DPIs)
Bristol Salon at Pheonix Group of Photographers
We travel to West Monkton Village Hall for inspiration from this International Salon.
Instead, we will have been to the prestigious Bristol Salon at Pheonix on Mon 8th April.
Members Night with Neil Perkins
‘Drones, what I learned and what I have achieved’.
Including some practical demonstrations (weather permitting)
Your choice three of non-winning previously entered prints, and notification of three DPIs for the 2nd chance competition.
Winners Competition, Judge-John Tilsley APAGB, DPAGB, ARPS
John gives his appraisal on the top images from all our monthly competitions and advises on his final favorites.
Live Lecture with Rose Atkinson ARPS.
“Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) - much more than just blurry images!”
(Last day to hand in any seconded proposals for our AGM being held on May 21st)
2nd Chance Competition, Judge-Stephen Wilcox LRPS
The popularity of our competitions means many excellent images just miss the winning podium, tonight they get a second airing and appraisal.
Live Lecture - TBA
Annual General Meeting
An important evening where you can question what we do and offer to help us run your society.
End of Season Photography
Let’s get outside with our cameras at the start of our Summer Outings.
See our Summer Programme for trips and events June-August