Programme of meetings - Unless otherwise stated, we meet on Monday evenings, arriving by 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm. Our formal club programme runs from September to June. Meetings will be face-to-face at the Brownsword Hall or online using Zoom video conferencing.

Guest tickets will be on sale for each meeting - please email the club stating which meeting you wish to attend.

The remaining programme for 2023-4 is below. This may be subject to changes and additions so keep watching here for the most up-to-date version.
2023-2024 Programme:


June 17th. ZOOM
Still Life - Lay Flat and Floral Textures with a live Edit
A return visit of the very popular Sally Sallett.
Zoom presentation is a double Bill with Sally Sallett. ARPS CPAGB, AFAP BPE3

June 24th
Informal wander with our Cameras in Thornecombe Woods
Weather Dependent. Times to be agreed. Note parking fees, it might be an idea to car share.

2024-2025 Programme:
A draft copy of our next season programme is below. Its likely to be subject to changes so keep checking here for the latest version


September 9th
Illustrated News & Updates.
Presentations from the Special Interest groups.
A chance to catch up with friends and see what has been happening in recent weeks.

September 16th ZOOM
Tools Not Rules
Caroline Preece LRPS
Caroline is a Street photographer & judge with an unusual take on ‘rules’ and aims to introduce us to a different way of thinking about photography and composition.

September 23rd
Tabletop activities
Led by experienced Club members.
Bring cameras and any items you wish to use. More details later.

September 30th
Free Mines: Coal Faces
Nick Hodgson FRPS
Free Mining in the Forest of Dean

October 7th
Competition 1 - Open PDI

October 14th
WCPF Travelling Exhibition
Awarded & Selected Prints

October 21st ZOOM
Street Photography
John Gill

October 28th
Wessex Battle
Multi Club PDI Battle, hosted this year by Dorchester
Judge: Lee Spencer-Fleet

November 4th
100% Pure Nature
Sue Buckland DPAGB & Tim Downton ARPS

November 11th
Competition 2 – Set Subject Prints: ‘Weather’
Judge: Ginny Campbell LRPS

November 18th ZOOM
It’s Not a Sport
Ken Holland
Exploring photo competitions. Why we enter, advantages and disadvantages, judging, comments, and discussion.

November 25th
Unique photography & Artwork
Unique photographic artworks inspired by the beauty, fragility and resilience of nature.
Sian Cann

December 2nd
Social Documentary & Story Telling
Sue Macpherson MA. ARPS

December 9th
Competition 3 – Mono PDI
Judge: Jim Le Feuvre

December 16th
Social Evening


January 6th
Completely in the Dark
Light Painting (Pt 2 ) with Penny & Spike
Bring your cameras and wear dark clothing

January 13th
Club Night
Bring your pictures for critique, ask questions, and watch processing demos

January 20th ZOOM
Staying Mobile
Gerry Coe
What is possible using just a mobile device and a live demo of using Snapseed and other apps to transform an image

January 27th
Ladies v Gents PDI Competition

February 3rd
Club Night

February 10th
Competition 4 - Nature Prints
Judge: Jane Kearney DPAGB

February 17th ZOOM
Capturing Time, long exposure landscapes
John Miskelly FRPS

February 24th
Panels Night
Panels by club members

March 3rd
Jack Lodge
Professional landscape photographer

March 10th
Competition 5 – Set Subject PDI: ‘Different Perspective’
Judge: Chris Hilton.

March 17th ZOOM
Lost In Cappadocia
James Kerwin
Architectural shots of abandoned buildings

March 24th
Birds and Beasts
Mary’s stunning nature photography
Impressions of Morocco
Jane Tearle LRPS
A member of the RPS Travel Group, Jane’s pictures are mainly of people

March 31st
From Camera to Canvas
Sue Sibley ARPS
Sue will show both her original PDI’s and her finished prints

April 7th
Competition 6 - Open Prints
Judges: Sue O'Connell FIPF MPSA EFIAP/d3 DPAGB ABPE and Peter Brisley DPAGB EFIAP

April 14th
Jim is a professional photographer and regular judge

April 28th
AV Night
Audio Visuals from club members and others

May 12th
Competition 7 – Creative PDI
Judge: Rose Atkinson ARPS

May 19th ZOOM

June 2nd
Chairmans Challenge

June 9th

June 16th ZOOM