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 been prepared so the meetings can be held online but we currently plan to meet in person at our new venue, Whitstable Rugby Club!
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 £40 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 meet weekly on Monday evenings from September to May, at 7:30pm at Whitstable Rugby Club, Reeves Way
Chestfield, Kent CT5 3QS.
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
New Season, New Venue and Start Time!
We have a new venue for the 2021 / 2022 season, starting on 13th September. Please note meetings will start at the earlier time of 7:30pm!
We will be meeting at Whitstable Rugby Club, Reeves Way, Chestfield. This is close to Sainsbury's and has plenty of parking available. The meeting room is upstairs but there is a stair lift for people with disabilities and a disabled persons toilet on the same level. There is very good WiFi and a built-in projector and screen, with loudspeakers.
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.