Programme of Meetings
2014 - 2015


Sep 23 COMPOSITION - In this talk Rex Darby will talk about the many elements of composition. Members are invited to bring along a print so that he can comment on the merits of the images.
Sep 30 WHAT’S NEW IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORLD - London Camera Exchange will show us new equipment and the advances in photographic technology.
Oct 7 FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p.
Oct 14 VISUALISATION - Seeing the image before taking the picture. Gary Groucutt will take us through the thought process and demonstrates if he has managed to capture what he first visualised.
Oct 21 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - Short talks and demos by members.
Oct 28 THE DIGITAL MONO PRINT - Andy Beel will showcase his stunning prints and in the second half describe the Photoshop or Lightroom techniques used to achieve these results.
Nov 4 DIGITAL WORKSHOP - If there is a processing query that you need to know to improve your editing skills, now is your chance. Mike Abbott will answer preselected queries on Photoshop and Elements.
Nov 11 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY – Tony Winfield has a passion for creative type images. Together with AV`s he will take us through his work and reveal his techniques for achieving his passion.
Nov 18 SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Peter Clark FRPS EFIAP/p.
Nov 25 IMAGINATIONS - a talk by Graham Heywood EFIAP/p FBPE. Although he specialises in Sports, Creative and Travel photography there is a little something for everyone. The mix of AV and discussion with a splash of humour provides an inspirational blend of tips, techniques and ideas.
Dec 2 CREATIVE GROUP SHOWCASE - Each active group will talk about their progress, future development and show some examples of their achievements.
Dec 3
3-WAY BATTLE with Badby and Grange at Grange.
Dec 9 PANELS COMPETITION - A panel competition for prints and projected images. Judge: *David Venables DPAGB BPE4*.
Dec 16 MEMBERS' VOTE - Christmas Competition and social evening.
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Dec 23 No meeting - Christmas.
Dec 30 No meeting - Christmas.


Jan 6 DARE TO BE DIFFERENT - The well- respected photographer Doug Chinnery is known for his creative work. Joe Cornish quoted that “Doug thinks artistically and poetically about the landscape”.
Jan 13 THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Roger Hague DPAGB.
Jan 20 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Jan 27 MCPF TRAVELLING PORTFOLIO - a selection of the best work from Midlands photographers shown in Photofolio 2014.
Feb 3 COMPETITION WITH A THEME - "Decay" is the challenge. Up to 3 entries: prints, digital or mixed. Judge: *Louise Hill LRPS DPAGB.
Feb 10 WORLD OF A WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER - In this lecture David Boag spans 35 years of photography and take us to 5 continents. Working his way through his commissions, he brings us right up to date with his latest and most exciting projects.
Feb 17 MEMBERS CRITIQUE EVENING - another helping of 'bring and share' photos evening for constructive comments to improve our images.
Feb 24 FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Martin Fry FRPS APAGB.
Mar 3 LIFE OF A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER - Our own Mark Green gives us an insight into the busy life of a professional photographer.
Mar 10 BATTLE with Stratford Photo Group at Stratford.
Mar 17 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Mar 24 DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY - either 2 prints or 2 digital images of NEW work. Judge *Terry Bickley AFIAP DPAGB BPE3*.
Mar 31 AV COMPETITION - another opportunity to compete for the Digital Clubman Trophy - judged by yourselves.
Apr 7 No Meeting - Easter.
Apr 13
3-WAY BATTLE with Dunchurch and Coventry at Coventry.
Apr 14 PAGB PRINT & PDI SHOWCASE - All the best images from around the UK in 2014.
Apr 21 LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY - Shooting long exposures at night is challenging. Once the sun’s gone down there’s no hiding behind your camera’s “Auto” modes. Andrew Whyte shows us how it is done.
Apr 28 ANNUAL EXHIBITION - commentary on this year's entries. Judge: *Graham Walton CPAGB.
May 5 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - please support this important evening.
*MCPF listed lecturer/judge.