Programme of Meetings
2008 - 2009



Sep 1 (Mon)

OPENING of our ANNUAL EXHIBITION at the Royal Spa Centre by Cllr Balvinda Gill, Deputy Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, at 7.45pm. (Exhibition on display until Oct 12).


Sep 30

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT – a presentation by LCE of the latest products.


Oct 7

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


Oct 14

“IT’S A FUNNY WAY TO MAKE A LIVING” – wildlife photographer, film maker and author, Mike Leach humorously views the highs, lows and tricks-of-the-trade.


Oct 16 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No. 1 – with Mike Abbott / Mike Calvert. (Sutherland Room) 


Oct 21

FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject.  Judge: Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p. (Sutherland Room) 


Oct 28

RPS EXHIBITIONS – View the RPS Digital Imaging Group’s 2007 Exhibition and digital section of the RPS Nature Group’s 2007 Exhibition.


Nov 4

“IMAGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD” – print and AV presentation by David Eaves ARPS.


Nov 11

PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS WORKSHOP – demonstrations of simple and advanced techniques – bring your camera!


Nov 13 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No. 2 – in the Sutherland Room


Nov 18

“NAMIBIA – A PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE” with our own Helen Ashbourne ARPS.


Nov 25

SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject. Judge: *Terry Bickley ARPS DPAGB BPE3*.


Dec 2

AUDIO VISUAL EVENING – AV presentations and ‘How to do them’ with Gayle Kirton and John Berry ARPS BPE3*.


Dec 3 (Wed)

3 WAY BATTLE with Badby and Grange Photographic Societies at the Grange.


Dec 9



Dec 11 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No. 3 in the Sutherland Room 


Dec 16

“MEMBERS VOTE” – competition and social evening. Bring yourself and one print!


Dec 23

No Meeting – Christmas.


Dec 30

No Meeting – New Year.





Jan 6

THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject.  Judge: *Ian Andrews ARPS.


Jan 13

“TRAVELLING SOUTH AFRICA’S GARDEN ROUTE” – an illustrated talk by our own Mike Calvert. 


Jan 20

“GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY” – master of the genre, Clive Nichols shows some of his garden, wildflower, macro and fine art photography.


Jan 22 (Thu)

DIGITAL TUTORIAL EVENING No. 4 in the Sutherland Room.


Jan 27

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


Feb 3

FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject. Judge: *John Cartlidge EFIAP/s


Feb 10

“FASCINATION WITH IMAGES” – photographer, illustrator & designer Adrian Bradbury BA(hons) fine art, Surrey Diploma (photography), ARPS reveals a unique approach to image making.


Feb 17

BATTLE with Sphinx Photographic Society at Leamington. Judge: *Norman Prue FRPS MPAGB EFIAP.


Feb 24

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


Mar 3

COMPETITION WITH A THEME "An Unusual Viewpoint" is this year's theme.  Up to 3 entries – prints, slides, digital or mixed.  Judge: *John Lacey ARPS CPAGB.


Mar 10

BATTLE with Stratford-upon-Avon Photographic Club at Stratford.


Mar 17

DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY – either 2 prints, 2 slides or 2 digital images of NEW work.   Judge: *Bob Underhill AIFP APAGB.


Mar 24

“PICTURES ON PERMAJET” with Irene Froy FRPS EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB BPE4*. Fine art from your camera!


Mar 31

“LIFE THROUGH A LONG LENS” – sports photography with Glyn Thomas ARPS.


Apr 7

AV COMPETITION – exciting new competition for the new Clubman Digital Trophy – judged by yourselves!


Apr 14

No Meeting – Easter.


Apr 21

RPS NATURE GROUP featuring their 2008 Annual Exhibition.


Apr 28

Commentary on all the entries submitted for our ANNUAL EXHIBITION. Judge: *Graham Hodgkiss ARPS DPAGB APAGB.


May 5

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – please support this important evening.


* MCPF listed lecturer/judge.