Programme of Meetings
2015 - 2016


Sep 22 FROM RAW TO FINISH - This talk is aimed at average club level and involves the processing of images from camera using Adobe Photoshop. Award-winning wildlife photographer Scott Latham talks about the story behind the images and the build up of them, from the original RAW files to the completed image and every step in between.
Sep 29 GB CUP OPEN COMPETITION & NATURE - The best images from Clubs around the country.
Oct 6 FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Graham Walton CPAGB.
Oct 13 THE PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY - Award-winning photographer Guy Edwardes returns to Leamington to talk about capturing subjects in new ways, often working on new techniques in order to produce a unique image.
Oct 20 CREATIVE GROUP SHOWCASE - Each active group will talk about their progress, future development and show some examples of their achievements.
Oct 27 THE BEAUTIFUL LIGHT - Donít miss this opportunity to join this Jane Goodall lecture. She strives to capture fleeting moments of changing light and tides focusing predominantly on the British coastal regions. Find out her favourite destinations and how she works the light for maximum effect. Loads of hints and tips and a few surprises!
Nov 3 DIGITAL POST-PROCESSING - With some new surprising technology in digital software with our own Mike Abbott.
Nov 10 EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY - Louise Hill ARPS MPAGB tells us what makes a good image work and her talk depicts her many skills and interests.
Nov 17 SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *David Venables DPAGB.
Nov 24 I SHOOT PEOPLE - Dave Mason finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on the streets of London, which offer a constant changing canvas of textures, people and events.
Dec 1 PANELS & AV COMPETITIONS - First the panel competition for prints and projected images and then the AV Competition. Winners selected by ourselves.
Dec 2
3-WAY BATTLE with Badby and Grange at Badby.
Dec 8 KEEP ON RUNNING - Anne Sutcliffe is an enthusiastic creative digital photographer. Her images are created with love and attention to detail. Seeing creates a competent image, vision inspires a great one!
Dec 15 MEMBERS' VOTE - Christmas Competition and social evening.
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Dec 22 No meeting - Christmas
Dec 29 No meeting - Christmas


Jan 5 DIGITAL BLACK AND WHITE - Some of Keith Cooperís most personal work is expressed in his black and white landscape photography - itís the sort of stuff that strikes a real emotional chord for him. He is always looking to provide images that convey just that little bit extra.
Jan 12 THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Louise Hill ARPS MPAGB.
Jan 19 BURNING THE SHADOWS - Almost every print could benefit from selective lighting or darkening of one or more areas. Graham Walton shows us that skills of darkroom printing are still relevant today when preparing a digital image.
Jan 26 MCPF TRAVELLING PORTFOLIO - a selection of the best work from Midlands photographers shown in Photofolio 2015.
Feb 2 COMPETITION WITH A THEME - "Shadows" is the challenge. Up to 3 entries: prints, digital or mixed. Judge: *John Haines.
Feb 9 MOMENTS IN NATURE - Multi award-winning nature photographer Ben Hall - a regular contributer to leading photographic magazines and BBC Wildlife.
Feb 16 DIGITAL WORKSHOP - Do you know how to use video on your camera? Mike Abbott will take us through all the pitfalls.
Feb 23 FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION - any subject. Judge: *Tony Thomas EFIAP.
Mar 1 DIGITAL ADVENTURES LOOKING AT IMAGES - Colin Harrison believes that by working for various photographic qualifications has improved his photography and always gave him a goal to aim for. He talks about this journey to the distinction of MFIAP.
Mar 2
3-WAY BATTLE with Dunchurch and Coventry at Dunchurch. Judge: *Dave Tucker CPAGB BPE2*.
Mar 8 BATTLE with Stratford Photo Group at Leamington. Judge: *John Lacey ARPS CPAGB AFIAP.
Mar 15 CLUB MEMBERS NIGHT - short talks and demos by members.
Mar 22 DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY - either 2 prints or 2 digital images of NEW work. Judge: *Martin Fry FRPS APAGB.
Mar 29 No Meeting - Easter
Apr 5 No Meeting - Easter
Apr 12 PAGB PRINT & PDI SHOWCASE - All the best images from around the UK in 2015.
Apr 19 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY - Our own Rob Bailey will show us some of his stunning images from the depths.
Apr 26 ANNUAL EXHIBITION - commentary on this year's entries. Judge: *Graham Hodgkiss ARPS MPAGB APAGB AFIAP.
May 3 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - please support this important evening.
*MCPF listed lecturer/judge.