Programme of Meetings
2007 - 2008



Sep 3 (Mon)

OPENING of the Leamington Spa Photographic Society's ANNUAL EXHIBITION at the Royal Spa Centre by Councillor David Greenwood, Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, at 7.45pm.  (Exhibition on display until Oct 13).


Oct 2



Oct 9



Oct 16

CLUB MEMBERS’ NIGHT - short talks/demos by members.


Oct 18 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No.1 - with Mike Abbott / Mike Calvert. 


Oct 20 (Sat)

MINI EXHIBITION - an all-day display of members’ work at the Royal Priors shopping centre.


Oct 23

FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject.  Judge: *Terry Bickley ARPS DPAGB BPE2*. 


Oct 30

RPS GROUP EXHIBITIONS -  See the RPS Digital Imaging Group’s 2006 Annual Exhibition with a commentary by Clive Haynes FRPS, followed by a showing of the digital section from the RPS Nature Group’s 2006 Annual Exhibition.


Nov 6

“WHY DON’T YOU FLY?” – an illustrated talk by Chris Smith who describes his 16,500 mile cycle tour to China.


Nov 13

AUDIO VISUAL EVENING - AV presentations by our own members plus ‘How to do it’ instruction.


Nov 15 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No.2 - with Mike Abbott / Mike Calvert. 


Nov 20

“VOLCANOES AROUND THE WORLD”illustrated talk by our own member Paul Cole.


Nov 27

SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject.  Judge: *Ian Andrews ARPS.


Dec 4 

3 WAY BATTLE with Badby and Grange Photographic Societies at Leamington.  Judge: *Norman Prue FRPS MPAGB EFIAP.


Dec 11

CLUB MEMBERS’ NIGHT - short talks/demos by members.


Dec 18

PHOTOGRAPHIC QUIZ AND SOCIAL EVENING - a team based quiz to test your knowledge of photography in its widest sense, with seasonal prizes.


Dec 25

No Meeting - Christmas.





Jan 1

No Meeting – New Year


Jan 8

THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject.  Judge: *Dave McGuire FRPS.


Jan 15

3 WAY BATTLE with Dunchurch and Coventry Photographic Societies at Leamington.  Judge: *Peter Siviter EFIAP.


Jan 17 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No.3 - with Mike Abbott / Mike Calvert. 


Jan 22

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE UNDERWORLD  A presentation of cave and mine photography by one of the UK’s leading practitioners, Paul Deakin FRPS.


Jan 29

MCPF TRAVELLING PORTFOLIO showing a selection of the best work by Midlands' photographers.


Feb 5

FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject.  Judge: *John Lacey ARPS CPAGB.


Feb 12

“NATURE AS I SEE IT” with *Terry Bickley ARPS DPAGB BPE2*.


Feb 14 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No.4 - with Mike Abbott / Mike Calvert.. 


Feb 19

BATTLE with Sphinx Photographic Society at Sphinx.


Feb 26

BATTLE with Stratford Photographic Society at Leamington.  Judge: *Malcolm Cook EFIAP BPE3*.


Mar 4 

COMPETITION WITH A THEME - "Something Round" is this year's theme.  Up to 3 entries, prints, slides, digital or mixed.  Judge: *Barry Wheway ARPS.


Mar 11

“HIS AND HERS” – a digital presentation of work by Roger Parry ARPS AFIAP Hon PAGB and Judith Parry Hon PAGB, who reveal some of the techniques employed to create their travel and exhibition images.


Mar 18

DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY - either 2 prints, 2 slides or 2 digital images of NEW work.   Judge: *Katie Platt ARPS.


Mar 25

No Meeting - Easter.


Apr 1

MEMBERS’ PRACTICAL NIGHT at Spencers Yard - Bring your camera and plenty of film/memory cards.


Apr 8

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT - Presentation by LCE on the latest digital and non-digital photographic equipment.


Apr 15

PEOPLE & PLACES” by Peter Roberts ARPS and Hilary Roberts MFIAP, who will share their observations through a fascinating collection of prints and projected images.


Apr 22

RPS NATURE GROUP slide/tape show featuring their 2007 Annual Exhibition.


Apr 29

Commentary on all the entries entered into our ANNUAL EXHIBITION.  Judge: *Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p.


May 6

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


* MCPF listed lecturer/judge