Programme of Events 2019 / 2020

Physical Meetings Cancelled for the rest of the season but a number of online events will take place.

Sadly we feel it necessary to cancel meetings for the rest of the season due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) threat. Many of our members (including some of the committee) are vulnerable and do not wish to attend events. Some of the judges and speakers we have booked have also said they do not wish to attend meetings at present. We will complete the Print League and DPI Trophy competitions as soon as possible, once it is safe to resume meetings.

Audio Visual Evening 30th March, from the comfort of your own home.

The club will hold the Members' Audio Visual show online at 19:45 on 30th March. Members have been sent an email with details of how to join the meeting. You only need a computer and an internet connection to take part. You will be able to watch and hear A/Vs from Melvyn Crow, Claire Gilbert, Mike Peak, Jenny Prior, John Newel and BIll Grinney. Put it in your diary now!

Here is the 2019 / 2020 programme of events.


There are 4 rounds in the DPI league with 3 pictures per member per round. Images for the third round must show use of long exposure, the other rounds are open.

There are 4 rounds in the Print League with 3 pictures per member per round. The fourth round is for monochrome images, the other rounds are open.

Other competitions in the season are open to print and DPI:

  • 13th January “Seascapes” Judge: Alex Hare. Print and DPI

  • 9th March “Creative” Judge: Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP Photos taken of any subject using creative methods - textures, layers, ICM, composites etc. Print and DPI

  • 6th April Panel Competition.

September 2019

16th Open evening: Welcome old and new members, pay subs, show photos from summer/outings. Sell any unwanted photographic items

23rd Show photos from the summer challenge: Animal, vegetable or mineral, bring images on the night

Send in images for DPI Round 1

30th SPEAKER: Daniel Bridge “Close Up and Macro”


October 2019


7th 1st DPI comp: Judge Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB Open subject

14th Practical evening: Still Life and Macro. Bring cameras, tripods and things to photograph

21st An evening with Gerry Stone ARPS BPE1*

28th SPEAKER: Janine Ball “Composites - tips and tricks”

Hand in prints and send digital images for Print League Round 1

November 2019


4th Members’ evening: show images from still life and macro, bring images on the night print or DPI

11th 1st Print comp: Judge Ray Bridges LRPS CPAGB ADPS BPE3* Open subject

18th SPEAKER: Chris Shore “Large Format in the Landscape”

25th Practical evening: Long exposures/slow shutter speeds. Bring cameras, tripods and filters


December 2019


2nd SPEAKER Rob Ball, local photographer

9th 2nd DPI comp Judge: Steve Carroll ARPS Open subject

16th It’s a Knockout!

Send in seascapes DPI. Hand in prints and send digital images for Print League Round 2


January 2020


6th Non League competition, subject “Seascapes” Judge: Alex Hare. Bring images on the night.

13th 2nd Print Comp Judge: Andy Smith LRPS Open subject

20th Members’ Evening: Kent Coast Project - show photos taken for this project, bring images on the night.

27th SPEAKER Melanie Chalk “I do it my Way” making an audio visual sequence


February 2020


3rd Recorded talks by Irene Froy.

10th 3rd DPI comp Judge: Paul Parkinson LRPS. Subject Long exposure/slow shutter speed

17th Members’ evening. Presentation by Les Hawkins “Drone Photography” and John Newell “Creating Planets in Photoshop”

Hand in prints and send digital images for Print League Round 3

Wednesday 19th Battle with Thanet and Deal at Deal

24th SPEAKER Gary Stamp CPAGB - “Photographing Wildlife in Your Garden”


March 2020


2nd 3rd Print comp Judge: Helen Taylor ARPS DPAGB BPE3* Open subject

Hand in DPIs for creative competition