Programme 2022

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January 6, 2022
  • AGM and Presentation of Trophies & Member Image Review

    January 6, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom.

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January 13, 2022
  • Wendy Spencer LRPS: “Astrophotography – Landscapes After Dark”

    January 13, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom.

    Join Wendy Spencer on an adventure into the fascinating world of photography at night. Learn the essential skills required to plan and create images at night without the need for any specialist equipment. 

    Ranging from night landscapes to star trails and obvious night sky objects that are easy to find and photograph, you will discover a range of new skills. 

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January 27, 2022
  • Phil Savoie "Principles of Photography"

    January 27, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom

    A photographic journey of self-improvement. Learn how to up your photo game with award-winning cameraman Phil Savoie.

    This talk covers topics not often discussed from the science of our vision, lens testing & optical physics, eyeline and the psychology of perspective as well as the odd location war story.

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February 3, 2022
  • Competition Round 1 'Open'

    February 3, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom

    Judge - Jon Mitchell

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February 10, 2022
  • Image Review Round 1 Competition Images

    February 10, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting will be held via Zoom

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February 24, 2022
  • Paul Mitchell "Woodland Ways"

    February 24, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom

    Paul Mitchell FRPS, is a professional landscape photographer and specialist book designer now living in East Dorset.

    Paul has had numerous exhibitions in London and the South East and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines.

    Paul’s talk centre’s around some of his favourite woodland locations, including Burnham Beeches, Savernake Forest and various locations throughout the UK.

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March 3, 2022
  • Andy Small: "Fine Art Nature & Flower Photography"

    March 3, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom

    Photographic Artist Andy Small is a nature, landscape, and macro flower photographer. He also runs flower photography workshops for the Royal Horticultural Society at RHS Wisley.

    Andy’s talk involves a look at the different techniques he uses to capture flowers and plants covering both in the studio and working outside.

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March 24, 2022
  • Members' Evening - Kev’s Challenge Review

    March 24, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom

    Image review based on Kev’s 7th Challenge - Go out after dark and make images. No flash. No tripod. No blur. No orange pictures!

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April 7, 2022
  • Janey Devine: “Alternative Views”

    April 7, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom

    This will be a new talk in which in the first half of the meeting Janey will talk about showing work as an AV and as a film with examples of both.

    In the second half, she will show ideas about showing work in handmade books, using a few projects she worked on during lockdown.

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April 28, 2022
  • Members' Evening

    April 28, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom.

    Image review based on Kev’s 8th Challenge - "Photograph a watch or other gadget in the style of a glossy magazine advert."

    The website image upload facility is open until 8 pm Wednesday 27th.

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May 5, 2022
  • Competition Round 2 'Open'

    May 5, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This competition will be a Projected Digital Image (PDI), not prints.  The website image upload facility opens on Saturday 23rd April and closes at midnight Saturday 30th April.

    This meeting will be held online via Zoom.

    Judge – Suzannah Jordan

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May 26, 2022
  • Image Review Round 2 Competition Images

    May 26, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting will be held online via Zoom.

    This meeting will be an opportunity chance to discuss the critique given on our latest entries. If anyone wishes to provide a re-edited image, please email these to Gabor by Tuesday, 24th May; thanks.

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June 9, 2022
  • Mount cutting workshop, Kev's challenge and photo gadget jumble/swap

    June 9, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    On 9th June we plan to make a return to the Church Hall (St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE). 

    There will be no ‘hybrid’ element to the evening – it will be a fully ‘physical’ meeting. The Committee suggest doing a Lateral Flow test beforehand and of course, advises members not to attend if they have any Covid symptoms. Windows will be open for ventilation.

    We will review the PDI images submitted for Kev’s 9th Challenge which is: Interpret the phrase "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link" photographically. Please upload your images in the usual way on the Website by Tuesday 7th June

    Mount Cutting Demo and Image Mounting
    For those new to this technique (or those who need a refresher), Kevin will demo the Longridge mount-cutter and there will be a chance to see how images are best mounted

    Photo Jumble/Swap/Sale – We all have unused/unwanted pieces of camera or photographic gear no longer needed. Please bring along any bits and pieces on the night.

    It is hoped that the evening will give us a chance to catch up at long last!

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June 23, 2022
  • Members Out & About - An Evening Wander

    June 23, 2022  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    For members only - see the flyer in the 'out and about' page under members or the June Newsletter for details

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June 30, 2022
  • Members' Evening

    June 30, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom.

    Image review based on Kev’s 10th Challenge - "Pick your favourite Bond theme tune and illustrate it"

    The website image upload facility is open until 6 pm Wednesday 29th June.

    A question posed recently was - do members know what can be found on our Website? Dan Clarke will take us through a ‘virtual tour’. Dan has been carrying out regular website updates, including updating the Google calendar with more detailed information.

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July 3, 2022
  • Members Out & About - Celebration of Henry VIII's visit

    July 3, 2022  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    For members only see the flyer in the out & about page under members

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July 7, 2022
  • Robert Harvey "Photographing Wiltshire"

    July 7, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

    Wiltshire’s landscape encompasses quintessential scenes, together with the world’s largest and most famous stone circles. 

    There is much to delight the photographer here. Yet compared to other parts of the West Country, most
    of the county remains relatively little photographed. In this talk, (which accompanies Robert's book of the same title), he will share its secrets.

    Robert is an award-winning photographer based in Wiltshire who has written a number of books on photography and astronomy.

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July 28, 2022
  • Wendy Spencer "Supermoons, The Milky Way and Meteors"

    July 28, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

    If you have ever fancied trying to photograph a Super Moon, the Milky Way or a Meteor Shower and need some help with where to start, join us on 28th July. Wendy will lead a session on how to take stunning night shots. She promises no complicated calculations of formulae to get your heads around, just straightforward advice from planning through to taking the actual shots using standard equipment.

    If you have PhotoPills and want some help with using it, this may be the session for you.

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August 4, 2022
  • Competition Round 3 "Motion"

    August 4, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

    Judge – Gordon Brown

    This is a print completion (not PDI).

    Gabor has put this forward as a guide “An image that conveys movement or a sense of movement.”


    Taken from https://blog.depositphotos.com/the-basics-of-motion-photography.html the techniques could be summarised as follows:

    • Freeze motion
    • Motion blur 1: A blurred subject with a background in focus
    • Motion blur 2: Blurred background with subject in focus
    • Action sequencing

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August 25, 2022
  • Image Review Round 3 Competition Images

    August 25, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom.

    This meeting will be an opportunity chance to discuss the critique given on our latest entries. 

    Following the competition on Aug 4th, If anyone wishes to provide a re-edited image, please email these to Gabor by Tuesday, 23rd Aug; thanks.

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September 1, 2022
  • Iain McGowan "Print Workshop"

    September 1, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

    Iain McGowan FRPS has been a professional photographer since 1993, specialising in landscape and environmental photography. This, coupled with his membership of several prestigious groups of photographers, has ensured that his work has been widely published and exhibited. 

    He is the author of seventeen monochromatic and colour illustrated books featuring the Hebridean Islands and Highlands of Scotland, the cities of Brighton and Hove, Chichester and Portsmouth, the landscapes of Southern England and numerous aspects of the county of Sussex. 

     Over the years, he has also had photographs reproduced in other books and in magazines, brochures, tourism promotional literature, and postcard ranges. Many of his photographs are stocked in well known photographic libraries. 

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September 29, 2022
  • Members' Image Review #1

    September 29, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

    The images may explore any subject, however diverse, but with some coherence of concept, subject or processing which binds the set together - the scope is endless and an opportunity to experiment and be creative.

    Whilst a formal ‘Statement of Intent’ isn’t necessary, we would like to hear the thought process and creative intent behind the set of work.

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October 5, 2022
October 6, 2022
  • Annual Exhibition of Members Prints (6th - 8th)

    October 6, 2022  9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    At Bishop's Waltham United Free Church, Basingwell Street Lower, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AL

    The aim of the exhibition (now in its ninth year) is to showcase the talents of the members of BWPS by displaying photographs taken by them either as prints, panels (a set of images) or in digital image form.

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October 7, 2022
  • Annual Exhibition of Members Prints (6th - 8th)

    October 7, 2022  9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    At Bishop's Waltham United Free Church, Basingwell Street Lower, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AL

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October 8, 2022
  • Annual Exhibition of Members Prints (6th - 8th)

    October 8, 2022  9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    At Bishop's Waltham United Free Church, Basingwell Street Lower, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AL

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October 27, 2022
  • Members' Image Review #2

    October 27, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is online via Zoom

    The images may explore any subject, however diverse, but with some coherence of concept, subject or processing which binds the set together - the scope is endless and an opportunity to experiment and be creative.

    Whilst a formal ‘Statement of Intent’ isn’t necessary, we would like to hear the thought process and creative intent behind the set of work.

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November 3, 2022
  • Competition Round 4 "Open"

    November 3, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meetingis in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

    Judge – Caroline Preece

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November 24, 2022
  • Image Review Round 4 Competition Images

    November 24, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meetingis in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

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December 1, 2022
  • David McKibben: "Jack of all Trades"

    December 1, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This meeting is in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

    Dave is an absolute Master of photography and this talk will cover a number of different genres with some really useful hints and tips and some recent and award-winning images.

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December 8, 2022
  • Christmas Social

    December 8, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    This event is in St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1EE

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