Programme of Meetings 2017-2018 season

Meetings held at 8:00pm on Friday evenings at St John's Hall, Churchfields, Hertford, SG13 8AF (near to All Saints Church: approach from London Road) unless otherwise stated. | map

 Key    meetings    regular comps    other comps     not Friday   Sunday outings
September 2017

15

Chairman’s Evening

and competition for Image of the Year from last season

22

 assignment #1 

We know what you did last summer!

Bring prints and PDIs taken during your summer adventures, and tell us how and why you took them.

29

Club competition No 1: open projected images¹

Judge: Ron Tear ARPS MPAGB PSA3* BPE3*

October 2017

6

 lecture 

Motorsport Photography and Running an Agency

Jakob Ebrey

This leading motorsport photo agency covers professional events for manufacturers, drivers, teams and sponsors.

13

Club competition No 2: open prints¹

Judge: David Steel DPAGB

19

 thursday  inter-club competition 

8-way print battle v Enfield, Southgate, Walthamstow, Edmonton, Ware, Barnet & Finchley and Muswell Hill; at Enfield

20

TBA

The meeting will include an introduction to Assignment 2 on 1 December. Check this page and Twitter for updates.

23

 monday  inter-club competition 

The Ron Harvey Trophy for Landscape Prints, at Potters Bar

Judge: Colin Southgate FRPS DPAGB

27

 lecture 

Photographing Architecture: Tips and Techniques

Alan Ainsworth

Alan is a professional architectural and urban photographer.

November 2017

3

 lecture 

The Journey After ABPE

Chris Forster EFIAP FBPE

Chris talks about the successful images that gained him the Fellowship in the British Photographic Exhibitions awards.

10

 inter-club competition 

3-way print and PDI battle v Ware and St. Albans

Judge: Adrian Stone Change of judge

11

 saturday  annual exhibition 

The Club’s Annual Exhibition of Prints and Projected Digital Images, in Hertford Museum

Judged by Barbara Norris

17

 lecture 

With A Little Help From My Friends

Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5*

Entering national and international exhibitions: Roger will show how his own and other photographers' images were processed – from RAW files to successful entries.

24

Club competition No 3: open projected images¹

Judge: Marilyn Steward

30

 thursday  inter-club competition 

4-way print and DPI battle at Letchworth

December 2017

1

 assignment #2 

Turning Off Auto White Balance

Practice turning of AWB for greater consistency in the studio, using flash, or with a mixed lighting. Bring images to discuss.

8

Club competition No 4: open prints¹

Judge: Dave Wilcox

15

Christmas Social Evening

22 no meeting
29 no meeting
January 2018

5

 inter-club competition 

3-way ‘Match-a-DPI’ battle v Hoddesdon and Ware

Judge: Paul Radden LRPS DPAGB

12

Brains Trust

Please submit your questions in advance for answers by selected experts from the club.

19

Club competition No 5: open projected images¹

Judge: Naomi Saul ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP

26

 discussion 

Judging and Judge Bait

Roger Poyser CPAGB

Roger returns to look at our “judge bait” images and make comments and suggestions. Bring emotive work!

February 2018

2

Club competition No 6: open prints¹

Judge: Colin Southgate

4

 sunday  eaf event 

EAF PDI Event at Fulbourn

9

 practical evening 

Hands-on Photography: Macro

Bring cameras & tripods. Practical evenings are a chance to try new subjects & techniques with support from other members.

16

 lecture 

Judging: How To Do It and What Not To Say

Paul Radden LRPS DPAGB

Always an informative and entertaining judge, Paul is also the Judges Officer of the East Anglian Federation.

20

 tuesday  inter-club competition 

9-way print battle at St Albans

23

Set Subject Competition: Roses

Judge: Peter Ruffles

24

 saturday  inter-club competition 

‘St Ives Interprint’ at St Ives

March 2018

2

 lecture 

Reality is For People with No Imagination

Gary Nicholls

An artist with a camera, Gary will talk about his widely exhibited ‘The Imaginarium’ project.

4

 sunday  eaf event 

EAF Print Event at Fulbourn

9

 lecture 

Wildlife Photography: The Easy Way & The Hard Way

Sarah Kelman

Sarah will share her love of wildlife through her images, with the story of how the two interests came together.

16

Sliding By

Members present some of their images from yesteryear.

23

Club competition No 7: open projected images¹

Judge: Bob Norris APAGB EFIAP

31

Good Friday, no meeting

April 2018

5

 wednesday  inter-club competition 

3-way print and DPI battle v Ware and St. Albans, at Ware

Judge: Ron Tear ARPS MPAGB PSA3* BPE3*

6

 assignment #3 

Picture This: Hitchin

For 'Picture This', members are invited to visit a nominated town or other place of interest over the course of the year and take a selection of photos capturing the essence or spirit of the place. This year bring images of the historic market town of Hitchin. Colour or monochrome, prints or PDI.

10

 tuesday  inter-club competition 

6-way print and PDI battle at Bishop's Stortford

13

Club competition No 8: open prints¹

Judge: Naomi Saul ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP

20

 lecture 

Night Photography

Peter Warne

Peter’s interests cover wildlife, sport and landscape, and his most recent passion is night photography of all sorts.

25

 tuesday  inter-club competition 

2-way PDI battle at Southgate

27

 audio visual 

The Dick & Dave AV Show

Dave Wilcox and Dick Williams return to us for the fourth time.

May 2018

4

Small Print Competition: picture area 300 sq cm max

Judge: Byron Sinfield

11

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

followed by a photographic presentation

18

 inter-club competition 

2-way PDI battle v Southgate

Judge: David Steel

25

CLUB DINNER

with presentation of end of season trophies

 

¹ Competition entries are due the week before each competition.

² Dates of weekend outings may change if weather conditions dictate.

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