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4th - Extraordinary AGM

11th - Member Project Evening

Your 10 favorite IMAGES FROM THE SUMMER. Please bring in 10 images you have taken during the summer. bring or send in 10 images you've taken during the summer for 'show and tell'.  

18th - Technical Session

A look PhotoEntry and movies and AV from members

25th - Practical Session

PROCESSSING.  Processing evening, members share how to master certain techniques in different softwares.  Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe camera raw, Affinity and Topaz

NB: Hand in for 'Flora' competition, up to 2 x DPIs and 2 x prints

Welcome the the Winter season 

It is competition time where we are back at Wrafton Hall from September to April.  Meeting commences at 7:30 but arrive earlier for a tea, coffee and chat, we conclude at 9:30

Details of the full programme for this season can be found below. Here you'll see headline details of what we'll be doing each week. We provide extra details about, techniques to try out, learning resources, etc This Month... pages

Winter Competitions

Our competition subject for the 2023-2024 winter. Link to details of the full program 

September - Minimalism  

October - Open - any subject

November - Mono - Tools not Rules

December - Winter Challenge - Creative 

January - Landscape 

February - DPI and Print of the Year  

Interested in becoming a member? Non-members are welcome to come along to our meetings at a cost of £3.50 per evening. Link to our membership page for more information 

Winter Program 2023-2024


2nd - Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker Adrian Beasley.  Black and white photography and how to process in bnw

NB: Hand in Minimalism competition.  2 x prints and 3 dpis. 

10th - Practical Session 

Theme to be decided.  Please bring cameras etc.

16th - Practical Session 

Show and Tell - What’s in your camera bag and why? Please bring in your camera bag and ‘show and tell’ why you decided to buy and what you like and dislike.

23th - Competition Judging

Mandy Smith judging ‘Minimalism’

30st - Guest Speaker

Technical Session from Tim at Fotospeed - everything you need to know about printing.  Live printing demonstration.


6th - Practical Session

HOW TO MAKE AN ‘AV’ (audio visual)


NB: Hand in Open competition.  2 x prints and 3 x dpis

13th - Practical Session

Critique Evening - Please bring along either prints or a stick with a couple of images on that you would like critiqued.  We will sit in groups and critique/ help out how to improve each image.

20th - Practical Session

Before and after - Please bring in images on a stick that you have processed to show the before and what they look like after processing

27th - Competition Judging

With Pete Fry, in person.

NB: Hand in ‘Tools not rules’ competition.  3 x dpis



4th - Practical Session

Practical or processing evening…. to be decided by the members

11th - Guest Speaker

Talk by Jane Kearney 
Hand in Winter Challenge ‘Creative’ 2 x prints and 2 x dpis.
See winter comps list.

NB: Hand in Winter Challenge ‘Creative’ 2 x prints and 2 x dpis.
See winter comps list.

18th - Quiz and Social

We'll have fun with our annual quiz. We'll also view each others '3 on a theme' projects, so please bring in 3 images which collectively represent one theme. 




8th - Competition Judging

‘‘Mono’ ‘Tools not rules' Judging with Caroline Preece. ZOOM From home 

15th - Guest Speaker

TALK -  Joe Houghton on AI and Photography or how to use Topaz or Lightroom masks.  ZOOM From home 


19th - Member Project Evening 

Favourite Images from 2023.  Please bring in 10 images from 2023 on a USB stick to show.

NB: Hand in Landscape competition.  3 x prints and 2 x dpis.

22nd - Guest Speaker

ZOOM From home Talk by Inaki Hernandez Lasa Architectural This is a premier photography talk from Inaki, a top architectural / abstract photographer but with a slight difference.  His advice applies to general photography. One not to be missed

29th - Practical Session

A DAY IN THE LIFE.  Please record a day in your own life or someone else, either in still or you can make a short film or an AV.


5th - Planning Session

Discuss the summer programme

12th - Open at the moment

Open as yet, we will add in something as we get nearer the time.  Ideas welcome.

19th - TBA



26th - Competition Judging

Open competition. Judging by Penny Piddock.

NB: Hand in DPI of the year 3 x prints and 2 x dpis.



4th - Project Session

AV Evening EVENING.  Please bring in any audio visuals you have made to show

11th - TBD

Open as yet, we will add in something as we get nearer the time.  Ideas welcome.

18th - AGM and Social

AGM, discuss the summer programme, and social


25th - Competition Judging

DPI and Print of the year, plus awards 

Summer programme begins 8th April…..



Date to be confirmed - 3Bs (Challenge between Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton) 


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