Welcome to Whitstable Photographic Group
Having fun with photography.
The programme of meetings for 2021 - 2022 has been published! There is a good mix of new events and the return of some old favourites. The programme has geen prepared so the meetings can be held online but if we are able to meet in a hall, it will work for that too. In the meantime we have a variety of outings planned during the summer.
Our members are of all ages and abilities and we welcome new and experienced photographers to the club; most members use digital cameras, including camera-phones, and others shoot film. Our meetings feature talks from leading photographers, practical evenings and friendly competitions judged by supportive experts. In the summer we visit different locations to take pictures together. We hold an annual exhibition and through our affiliation to the Kent County Photographic Association our members can take part in county and national events.
Membership costs £35 a year (only £20 if you are a student) and we also charge members £2 per physical meeting to cover the cost of the hall. Guests are welcome for £3. We usually meet weekly on Monday evenings from September to May, at 7:45pm for an 8pm start in the Parish Social Centre, 15a Castle Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2DY.
We hope you enjoy looking at our members' work in the Gallery and if you are interested in joining us we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our group.
Practical evenings are always popular at Whitstable Photographic Group. Members help each other to improve their skills and try different types of photography. As well as table-top and macro photography we have held portrait nights, tried light painting and Cyanotype printing.
2021 - 2022 Programme Published
We have some themed competitions for the 2021/22 DPI League:
11th October 2021 – Open subject.
6th December 2021 – Nature (including flora) and animals in the wild or captivity (no pets please).
24th January 2022 – Landscape, Seascape and Urban Landscape.
21st March 2022 – Open Mono (any subject, straight or creative and any mono colour ie black and white, sepia, cyanotype etc).
You can submit 3 images per competition.
Here are some things you can be working on over the year:
7th March 2022 – show your Audio Visual presentations.
4th April 2022 – show your panels following Roger Hance’s talk on 10th January 2022.
9th May 2022 – Another Project evening as the last one was so popular. Up to 10 images allowed. Choose your subject and get cracking!
ALL MEETINGS ARE BEING ARRANGED USING ZOOM UNLESS WE ARE BACK IN A HALL AND CAN ACCOMMODATE SPEAKERS AND JUDGES ACCORDINGLY
End of Season Battles
The club took part in two battles at the end of the season. The traditional "Swale Trophy" against Sittingbourne and Faversham saw us come second, whilst in the new InterKent battle between nine clubs we came third.
Congratulations to Jeff Neale for "Storm Ciara" scoring 20 in the Swale Trophy, and to Peter Banks for a 20 with "What's In The Bag" in the Interkent.
There is a packed programme of activity through the summer, starting on 11th June.
Don't forget the Summer Challenge, "Essence of Place”.
Show up to six photographs that portray your interpretation of a town or place.
Next Season's DPI League includes some rounds with themes, so think about them when out taking pictures this summer. The rounds are:
Open – any subject, colour or mono
Mono – any subject
Landscape (landscape, seascape or urban landscape)
Nature and wildlife including animals in captivity but no pets please.