Programme of Meetings
2012 - 2013


Sep 6
ANNUAL EXHIBITION opens at the Royal Spa Centre - 7.30pm for 7.45pm. (Photographs displayed until September 28)
Sep 25 AN EVENING WITH GRAHAM HODGKISS - A presentation of prints from this highly-respected judge, showing the skills and quality of his work and which is delivered with great humour.
Oct 2 LAND OF THE NORTH - Paul Gallagher is a fine-art black and white and colour photographer and specialises in Northern England and the Scottish Highlands. He will show us how to achieve outstanding results with many examples of his work.
Oct 9 FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Dave McGuire, FRPS.
Oct 16 HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER - Neil Turner has been a passionate professional photographer since 1986 dividing his time between editorial and commercial photography. The great challenge for Neil is to keep shooting pictures without shooting the same picture. He explains how he achieves this.
Oct 23 A DAY IN THE LIFE - Ever wondered about the day to day life of a professional photographer? David Peters will teach us a great deal about lighting and attention to detail as used in his 10,000 square foot drive-in studio.
Oct 30 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Nov 6 DIGITAL WORKSHOP - answers to your pre-selected processing queries demonstrated by our own Mike Abbott.
Nov 13 THE WAY I SEE IT - Gerry Coles will talk about the work he has been producing since he started entering national and international exhibitions, and gaining his AFIAP, DPAGB and ARPS distinctions. He will explain some of his techniques showing the original images or combination of images which make up the final image.
Nov 20 SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *John Cartlidge, EFIAP/g.
Nov 27 DIGITAL PRINTS - Bob & Sue Moore will show some of their inspiring work.
Dec 4 GEORGIA TO AFGHANISTAN - Travel photography at its best. John Pilkington takes us from Georgia to Afghanistan showing the images of daily life of the people from central Asia.
Dec 5
3-WAY BATTLE with Badby and Grange at Badby.
Dec 11 PANELS COMPETITION - A panel competition for prints and projected images. Judge: *David Hollis.
Dec 18 MEMBERS’ VOTE - Christmas Competition and social evening.
Dec 25 No meeting – Christmas.


Jan 1 No meeting – Christmas.
Jan 8 THE ART OF WILD LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY - Bob Brind-Surch shares with us his experiences and explores the lessons he has learnt, the mistakes he has made and the options available to the aspiring wild life photographer.
Jan 15 THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge *Terry Bickley, AFIAP, DPAGB.
Jan 22 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Jan 29 MCPF TRAVELLING PORTFOLIO - a selection of the best work from Midlands photographers shown in Photofolio 2012.
Feb 5 COMPETITION WITH A THEME - "Old age" is the challenge. Up to 3 entries: prints, digital or mixed. Judge: *David Venables, DPAGB.
Feb 12 DIGITAL PHOTO ART - As well as presenting many of her own images, Ann Miles lecture includes discussion of the early history of photography, showing that manipulation of images is not a new phenomenon. Audience participation is encouraged in trying to determine how photography fares as a creative art form.
Feb 19 MEMBERS CRITIQUE EVENING - a second helping of ‘bring and share’ photos evening for constructive comments to improve our images.
Feb 26 FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge *Peter Gennard, MFIAP, EFIAP/p.
Mar 5 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! - a welcome return by David Keith Jones, FRPS, ABIPP who will give two talks. A trip to Italy covering mountains and cities of Umbria and Marches. African Elephants an in-depth look at these beautiful and endangered animals.
Mar 12 BATTLE with Stratford-upon-Avon at Stratford.
Mar 19 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Mar 26 DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY - either 2 prints or 2 digital images of NEW work. Judge: *Sue McGarrigle, LRPS, DPAGB.
Apr 2 No Meeting - Easter.
Apr 9 AV COMPETITION - the fifth of our for the Digital Clubman Trophy - judged by yourselves.
Apr 16 RPS NATURE GROUP - Portfolio of the 2012 Annual Exhibition.
Apr 17 3-WAY BATTLE with Dunchurch and Coventry at Dunchurch.
Apr 23 PORTFOLIO - Christine Widdall’s aim is very simple and straightforward - to try to capture places, people and moments in time and make them as beautiful and interesting as possible. She tries to go beyond the objective recording of fact and uses self-expression to provide an interpretation of her subjects.
Apr 30 ANNUAL EXHIBITION - commentary on this year’s entries. Judge: *Graham Hodgkiss, ARPS, MPAGB, APAGB, AFIAP.
May 7 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - please support this important evening.
*MCPF listed lecturer/judge.