Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Monochrome images

 We held our second club meeting of the season via zoom.  The first part of the meeting was our AGM, with new amendments to our constitution to take into account the 'new normal', followed by a review of our Monochrome challenge images 

It was good to see that despite our meetings being held via Zoom, our members are still keen to attend, with lots of chat around images, techniques and future events.

Our next meeting, via Zoom, will be on the 1st October at 7.00pm and will include a presentation by Ros Vickers about her Safari to Kicheche Bush Camp as well as a review of images from our Clevedon shoot in the summer.  If you are interested in joining our zoom meetings, then please contact the club

Here's a selection of our monochrome images

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020 

© Rose Porfirio 2020 

© Sue Power 2020 

© Ruth Baldwin 2020 

© David Sage 2020 

© Howard Moreland 2020 

© Irene Stuttard 2020 

© Danny Wootton 2020 







Thursday, 10 September 2020

Club meeting resume via Zoom

Our club meetings have resumed after the summer break, but inline with government guidelines, we have resumed via Zoom meetings.

We had a great turnout for this week's meeting with 15 members joining, for what was an enjoyable and very interactive session reviewing images from our Calne summer shoot and our Creative Photography challenge.

Images from our Calne shoot

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

© Howard Morland 2020 

© Sue Power 2020 

Images from our Creative Photography challenge 


© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020 

© Rose Porfirio 2020 

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

Our next meeting, via Zoom, is on Thursday 17th September 2020, where we will be reviewing images from our Monochrome challenge, setting our 'Shapes' challenge as well as our club AGM.

If you are interested in joining one of our meetings before joining our club, please contact us and we can forward you the invite 

Monday, 27 January 2020

Replication, Puffins and Cemeteries - you can't beat a varied agenda

It was a packed agenda at Thursday's club meeting, with the review of our 'replication' challenge, two talks and a new challenge one creative photography.

First up was our review of our replication challenge, which was to recreate, with our own interpretation, a famous picture or painting.  We had 14 photos submitted.

Our first example is Rose's creation of an Elvis album cover (OK it was a CD cover but seems more appropriate for Elvis to call it an album cover)
© Rose Porfirio 2020 

Next is Sue's recreation of Edvard Munch's The Scream.  By all accounts appropriate after their hire car broke down.
 © Sue Power 2020

Julia's contribution was an interpretation of Monet's Charing Cross Bridge

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020

Next was a an interesting presentation on Skomer (Puffin) Island by Amanda Gregory.  A group trip made by a number of club members for a few days
 © Amanda Gregory 2020

 © Phil Selby 2020

© Amanda Gregory 2020 
© Amanda Gregory 2020

© Sue Power 2020



And then finally, we had a fascinating talk by Bob Bray, who for the last six months has been volunteering at Down Cemetery in Trowbridge to document the restoration of the cemetery.
© Bob Bray 2020

© Bob Bray 2020

© Bob Bray 2020


Sunday, 12 January 2020

Alaska and what makes us smile

Philip Male gave a superb talk on his Alaska adventure.  What was supposed to be a 30 minute talk last 90 mins, with everyone really enjoying a great mix of fantastic photos and humour
Here are a few images from his talk
© Philip Male 2020

© Philip Male 2020 

© Philip Male 2020

© Philip Male 2020 

© Philip Male 2020


We also reviewed images from our Images That Made You Smile Challenge

© Amanda Gregory 2020

© Peter Smith 2020

 © Ruth Baldwin 2020

© Sue Power  2020

Out next club meeting is on there 23rd January and will include a talking on Skomer Island (famous for its wildlife) and a talking creative photography techniques, plus a review of our 'replication' challenge.  Hopefully we'll see you there