Programme of Meetings
2013 - 2014


Sep 24 NATIONAL PARKS OF AMERICA - In his talk the highly-respected photographer David Kjaer showcases his work including photographic tips and information on research and equipment.
Oct 1 THE LATEST AND GREATEST - London Camera Exchange shows us new equipment and the advances in photographic technology. Joss King will talk about Street Photography and all its pitfalls.
Oct 8 FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Valentina Kulagina ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE2*.
Oct 15 DODGING THE HIGHLIGHTS - Darkroom to Digital including Monochrome, Infra Red, Colour, and HDR is the fascinating topic chosen by *Graham Walton CPAGB.
Oct 22 CREATIVE GROUP SHOWCASE - Each active group will talk about their progress, future development and show some examples of their achievements.
Oct 29 COLOUR MANAGEMENT - Without implementing any kind of Colour Management into your digital printing procedure, you will waste time, paper, inks and most importantly of all... money! Permajet will us tell all!
Nov 5 DIGITAL WORKSHOP - answers to your preselected processing queries demonstrated by our own Mike Abbott.
Nov 12 PEOPLE, PETS AND PANCAKES - Fabulous photography comes from passion, personality, and paying attention to detail. Sally Evans talks about the adventures of a commercial photographer.
Nov 19 SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Peter Clark FRPS EFIAP/p.
Nov 26 MARINE PHOTOGRAPHY - Charles Erb is a midland-based scuba diver and photographer with a passion for underwater photography. His awards include winning the Grand Prize at the BSoUP Splash-In 2010.
Dec 3 3-WAY BATTLE with Badby and Grange at Leamington. Judge: *David Venables DPAGB
Dec 10 PANELS COMPETITION - A panel competition for prints and projected images. Judge: *Ian Andrews ARPS.
Dec 17 MEMBERS' VOTE - Christmas Competition and social evening.
Dec 24 No meeting - Christmas.
Dec 31 No meeting - Christmas.


Jan 7 SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY - World class sports photography from the Olympic Games to Football and Rugby World Cups, World Athletics Championships to Ryder Cups, Mark Pain has worked at the top of his profession.
Jan 14 THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge *Terry Bickley AFIAP DPAGB.
Jan 21 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Jan 28 MCPF TRAVELLING PORTFOLIO - a selection of the best work from Midlands photographers shown in Photofolio 2013.
Feb 4 COMPETITION WITH A THEME - "Bridges and Tunnels" is the challenge. Up to 3 entries: prints, digital or mixed. Judge: *David Hollis.
Feb 11 IMAGINATION TO IMAGE CREATION - Getting the best out of your RAW files by Richard Cobby ARPS CPAGB. A mix of styles to inspire the creative imagination to create really great photographs and images. Topics include: Observation, Visual Illusions, Cropping, Framing, Perspective, Composition, Working the subject, HDR, Cloning, Advanced editing with many before, intermediate and after examples.
Feb 18 MEMBERS CRITIQUE EVENING - a third helping of 'bring and share' photos evening for constructive comments to improve our images.
Feb 25 FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge *Stuart Hewins DPAGB.
Mar 4 PRACTICAL PORTRAIT EVENING - The winner of the Click Group Portrait Photographer of the Year 2012 and 2013, Mark Ashworth has won numerous accolades for his outstanding and original images. He will show us how he achieves outstanding results.
Mar 11 BATTLE with StratforduponAvon at Leamington. Judge: *Roger Hague DPAGB.
Mar 18 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Mar 25 DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY - either 2 prints or 2 digital images of NEW work. Judge: *Graham Walton CPAGB.
Apr 1 A PASSION FOR PASTELS - The latest talk by the well-respected Photographer Irene Froy EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB BPE4*. She will show her unique style using delicate colour and soft images to convey the mood.
Apr 8 AV COMPETITION - the sixth of our competitions for the Digital Clubman Trophy - judged by yourselves.
Apr 15 3-WAY BATTLE with Dunchurch and Coventry at Leamington. Judge:*John Cartlidge EFIAP/p.
Apr 22 No Meeting - Easter.
Apr 29 ANNUAL EXHIBITION - commentary on this year's entries. Judge: *Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p.
May 6 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - please support this important evening.
*MCPF listed lecturer/judge.