Programme of Meetings
2004 - 2005



Sept 6 (Mon)

OPENING of the Leamington Spa Photographic Society's ANNUAL EXHIBITION at the Spa Centre by Councillor Mota Singh, Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, at 7.45pm. (Exhibition on display until Oct 3).


Oct 5

"CAMEL TREKING" with Gordon Morris who will share with us his experience of this form of travel. 


Oct 12 

"NEW ZEALAND - NORTH ISLAND" with Reg and Sheila Elliott who will continue their talk on the fascinating scenery of New Zealand.


Oct 19

FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject.   Judge: *Sue Wilson. 


Oct 26

"PICTURES THROUGH A PINHOLE" - An in depth view into Pinhole Photography from adapting existing cameras to making your own, with examples from various types shown by *John Bissell & *Heather Woodhams.


Nov 2 

CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks/demos by members.


Nov 9 

"ON PORTRAITURE" by Ian Aldcroft ARPS. A recorded PAGB lecture on the techniques used by Ian to produce portraits, resulting in a successful Associateship application and which concludes with the contrasting Fellowship panel of Roy Chisholm FRPS.


Nov 16

"ACHIEVING THE EXCELLENCE - EFIAP" with *Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p which continues the talk Peter gave us in March.


Nov 23

"WHO GOES THERE" with *Dave Johnston FRPS EFIAP/g who will describe his visits to Africa and India. 


Nov 30

3 WAY BATTLE with The Grange and Badby Photographic Societies at Leamington (7 prints and 7 slides from each club). Judge: *Peter Young CPAGB APAGB.


Dec 7

SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Bob Underhill ARPS AIPF.


Dec 14

"PATAGONIA PLUS" with Jean Evans ARPS who will share with us her recent experiences in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile.


Dec 21

No Meeting - Christmas. 


Dec 28

No Meeting - New Year. 





Jan 4

"PHOTOGRAPHY QUIZ NIGHT" - a team based quiz to test your knowledge of photography in its widest sense, with seasonal prizes.


Jan 11

THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Barry Wheway ARPS.


Jan 18

CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks/demos by members.


Jan 25

MCPF TRAVELLING PORTFOLIO.  Showing a selection of the best work by Midland's photographers. 


Feb 1

FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p. 


Feb 8 

BATTLE with Stratford Photographic Society at Stratford (10 prints and 10 slides from each club).


Feb 15

"IN SEARCH OF DIGITAL QUALITY" with *Dr Philip Lawson DPAGB BPE3*. Members who wish to access more information on this talk should go to and follow the link to Photo School.


Feb 22

BATTLE with Sphinx Photographic Society at Leamington.  (12 prints and 12 slides from each club). Judge: *John Lacey ARPS CPAGB.


Mar 1

"SERENGETI SELECTION" with Reg and Sheila Elliott.


Mar 8

COMPETITION WITH A THEME with "Love and Affection" being this year's theme.  Up to 3 entries, prints, slides or mixed, to be brought on the night.  Judge: *Dave Symonds FRPS EFIAP.


Mar 15

PORTRAIT NIGHT at Avon Studios, Wellesbourne. Bring your camera and plenty of film.


Mar 22

"THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST AND SCOTLAND" with Graham Lowe who will take us on a fascinating voyage of discovery.


Mar 29

No Meeting - Easter


Apr 5

DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY - either 2 prints or 2 slides of NEW work.  Judge: *Peter Preece Dip.A.D.(Hons).  Bring work on the night.


Apr 12

"MORE TRAINS AND LANDSCAPES" another memorable medium format experience with Andrew Bell.


Apr 19

Commentary on the selected prints and slides entered into our ANNUAL EXHIBITION.  Judge: *Norman Prue FRPS EFIAP MPAGB ABPE. 


Apr 26

RPS NATURE GROUP slide/tape show featuring their 2004 Annual Exhibition.


May 3

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - would all members please support this event. 


* MCPF listed lecturer/judge.