Dorchester Camera Club programme for our 2019-2020 season (check back here for any changes). Download a copy of the outline programme (pdf format, suitable for printing).

Unless otherwise listed below, we meet at the Brownsword Hall, DT1 3GW on Monday evenings; arrive from 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.30.
DateTitleSpeakerAdditional Information
New SeasonSep 2019  
02 Sep 2019Club Night - New Season Starts Welcome and Celebration of Club Members Work. Projected Images with prints on display
09 Sep 2019"A Year Through my Lens at Abbotsbury Swannery" & "It’s not all Swans"Charlie WheelerTwo talks by Charlie - Abbotsbury Swannery (first half) then nature & landscapes elsewhere (after the break)
16 Sep 2019How to put an AV togetherIan Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP APAGBIan shows us how to prepare Audio Visual sequences [Raffle]
23 Sep 2019Club Night
Celebration of DACA Print Success
 Club members talk about their successful prints from the photography exhibition of the Dorset Arts and Crafts Association, followed by a critique/discussion session
30 Sep 2019Street PhotographyPeter Crane ARPSPeter Crane shows his work and explains his approach to street photography [Raffle]
 Oct 2019  
07 Oct 2019Club Competition 1 Open Projected Images (A)Judge Mike Dales ARPS CPAGBSection A - Submit images by 23 Sep [Raffle]
14 Oct 2019WCPF Travelling Exhibition Medallists and Selected Images - a chance to view, discuss and critique prints from the Western Counties Photographic Federation Member's Print Exhibition
21 Oct 2019Club Competition 1 Open Projected Images (B)Judge Sara HarpleySection B - Submit images by 07 Oct
28 Oct 2019Wessex Battle - Inter-club competition with Projected Images Competition with images from clubs across the Wessex region at the Brownsword Hall [Raffle]
 Nov 2019  
04 Nov 2019Club Night
Mentoring Night
 Take your photography to the next level - mentoring in small groups led by specialists from within the club; with a bring and buy sale. See club email for details.
11 Nov 2019Contemporary PhotographyChris Hilton LRPSChris introduces us to his world of Contemporary Photography - in his own inimitable style.
18 Nov 2019Club Competition 2 Themed Prints: TravelJudge Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAPSeparate Section A and Section B - PSA 2015 Photo Travel definition applies (see p5 of Competition Rules, Guidance & Definitions for details before entering) - Submit entries by 04 Nov [Raffle]
25 Nov 2019“An Introduction to Sport and Music Photography”Michael Berkeley LRPSMichael explains his approach to Sport and Concert Photography, with technical insights and case studies. Projected Images
 Dec 2019  
02 Dec 2019Club Night
AVs by club members and WPCF
 Short Audio Visual Sequences by club members with successful entries from the Western Counties Photographic Federation AV competition
09 Dec 2019PostponedMatilda TemperleyPostponed
09 Dec 2019 John and Di TilsleyJohn and Di will present their new talk to the club [Raffle]
16 Dec 2019Club Night Social Evening
23 Dec 2019No MeetingChristmas Break 
30 Dec 2019No MeetingChristmas Break 
 Jan 2020  
06 Jan 2020"Life as a professional Photographer"Lara Jane Thorpe [Raffle]
13 Jan 2020Club Night
Print Panels Evening
 Panels of prints on a theme: max 5 prints per panel - collaborative panels welcome
20 Jan 2020Club Competition 3 Themed Projected Images: StreetJudge Peter Crane ARPSSeparate Section A and Section B - Submit images by 06 Jan [Raffle]
27 Jan 2020"The Energy of a Forest and its people"Mark TatchellA talk by biologist, traveller and wildlife photographer, Mark Tatchell. [Raffle]
 Feb 2020  
03 Feb 2020Explaining RPS & PAGB DistinctionsLed by John and Di TilsleyA chance to find out about RPS & PAGB distinctions with examples of recent successful submissions
10 Feb 2020Club Night - Rarekiek Exchange Evening A chance to view and critique the work of our 'twin' club in the Netherlands - Fotoclub de Rarekiek. Projected Images
17 Feb 2020Club Competition 4 Monochrome PrintsJudge Alison Cawley ARPS DPAGB EFIAPSeparate Section A and Section B - PSA Monochrome definition applies - Submit entries by 03 Feb [Raffle]
24 Feb 2020“inside my Head”Janet Haines ARPS DPAGB FIPFA talk by our own Janet Haines
 Mar 2020  
02 Mar 2020TBCTBC
09 Mar 2020Club Night
Mentoring Night
 Mentoring in small groups led by specialists from within the club - see club email for details. At the Brownsword Hall, for those not away at Southampton
09 Mar 2020Triple Challenge
Away at Southampton
 Friendly inter-club battle with Highcliffe & Infinity and Southampton (prints and projected images)
16 Mar 2020VBloggingJulian BairdA talk by landscape photographer, Julian Baird on Video Blogging [Raffle]
23 Mar 2020Club Competition 5 Focus on Nature Projected ImagesJudge Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAPSeparate Section A and Section B - Common Nature definition of the PSA, FIAP & RPS applies - Submit images by 09 Mar
30 Mar 2020Club Night - Rarekiek Exchange Feedback A chance to receive feedback on our pictures from our 'twin' club in the Netherlands - Fotoclub de Rarekiek
 Apr 2020  
06 Apr 2020Southampton International Salon A selection of accepted and awarded prints from the 2020 Southampton Salon
13 Apr 2020No MeetingEaster Monday 
14 Apr 2020 TueThree Way Meet at Bradford Abbas Meeting of clubs from Shaftsbury, Bradford Abbas & Dorchester - ten images from each club, each with a story to tell
20 Apr 2020Club Competition 6 Open PrintsJudge Trevor PrinceSeparate Section A and Section B - Submit entries by 06 Apr [Raffle]
27 Apr 2020"A Project Based Approach to Photography"David Keep ARPS DPAGB AFIAP ABPE (In collaboration with other clubs where different talks are offered) [Raffle]
 May 2020  
04 May 2020TBC  
11 May 2020Bristol International Salon All the Awards and a selection of accepted images set to music (projected images), at the Brownsword Hall
18 May 2020"Shooting People and Other stuff"Mike MartinMike charts his journey into creative portraits [Raffle]
25 May 2020No MeetingPublic Holiday 
 Jun 2020  
01 Jun 2020Club Night
08 Jun 2020Annual General Meeting Annual General Meeting (NB presentation of awards will be on 22 June)
15 Jun 2020Club Competition 7 Creative Projected ImagesJudge Chris Hilton LRPSSeparate Section A and Section B - Submit images by 01 Jun [Raffle]
22 Jun 2020Chairman’s Challenge
 with Presentation of Awards by Club President, John Tilsley
29 Jun 2020Field Trip
 Jul 2020  
06 Jul 2020Club Night at Tom Browns, DorchesterSocial EveningSkittles, buffet and good company at Tom Browns Pub, High East Street, Dorchester
07 Sep 2020New Season Opening meeting of the 2020-21 season