Chet Valley Photography Club

A friendly photography club

2018 Exhibition results

Well done to the whole club for putting on a terrific exhibition in 2018.


The results from the judge and the public vote can be seen on our Exhibition page.


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Thanks to Chris Bell from WeatherQuest

for his fantastic talk recently.   He spoke on weather, storm chasing, hailstones, lightning and burgers!  It was so good we re-booked him to return in Jan 2020.

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Two recent outings with two kingfishers!

Club members enjoyed a walk beside the Chet on a pleasant summer evening seeing deer, owls, a kingfisher or two and buzzards.  We followed this up with an outing to Earsham Wetland Centre where we saw kingfishers, roe deer, Suffolk Punch horses and all the other animals on display.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable time, followed by refreshments from the tea shop!

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Thanks to our last speaker Kevin Sawford

for his amazing talk on wildlife photography, and how to improve images whilst in the field.  Check your pictures and see what you can do better (flatten that stray piece of grass, change your angle or wait 5 hours!).

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Thanks to our last speaker Bill Blake the kite photographer

Most of the club were completely sold on photography by kite instead of by drone, Bill pointed out the many advantages (the length of time you can have your camera in the sky, no need to have a licence, and being able to fly a kite right above buildings and crowds and in wildlife reserves), and a few downsides!  Here are some of the photos from his website Bill

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Thanks to Alan Sarsby for his talk

…Composition beyond the thirds. Alan’s talk got us all thinking and discussing many composition techniques far beyond the ‘rule of thirds’.  Here is a selection of photos from the evening.

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Thanks to Claire Carter…

…who drove all the way from Shropshire to Norfolk to finish her talk on Aurora, misty mornings and a trip to the small island of Eigg.  These are a few of the fantastic landscape photographs she showed us, see more of her work here:

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