Chet Valley Photography Club

A friendly photography club

Club Calendar

 2019 Programme


Monday 11th March  – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Landscape Photography’ – Justin Minns.  An Inspirational talk about landscape photography. Justin is a professional landscape photographer, author and workshop leader specialising in atmospheric images that capture the natural beauty of the landscape, particularly near his home in East Anglia. He also runs workshops for the National Trust, Forestry Commission and Royal Photographic Society. See his website here for more information.

 Images © Justin Minns

Monthly Theme to bring: Looking Down.


Monday 8th April  – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Give a Child a Camera’ – Julian Claxton. As a freelance photographer, Julian has travelled extensively and held numerous exhibitions. Provided with full access to British pro cycling team Sigma Sport Specialized, Julian joined them on their two week Tour of Britain race, he has also had the privilege of flying with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He returns to Rwanda and Uganda each year where he runs a project called “Give a Child a Camera” which enables African children to tell their stories through the use of photography. Below are some of his shots, see his website here for more information.

Images can be bought here © Julian Claxton

Monthly Theme to bring: Water…


Monday 13th May  – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Studio Photography on a Budget’ – Steve Norris.  Steve is a Norfolk-based commercial photographer who also runs workshops in conjunction with the Hawk & Owl Trust at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve. He is also a portrait and website photographer. Look at his website here for more information.

Images © Steve Norris

Monthly Theme to bring: Wildlife.


Monday 10th June – Club meeting  7 -9.30 pm

‘Thinking in Colour to see in Black & White’ – Alan Sarsby.   As an East Anglian Federation Judge and a tutor in photography at Easton & Otley College in East Anglia, Alan returns to talk to our club on Black and White photography. A link to his website is here.

Monthly Theme to bring: A ‘Studio’ Shot.


Monday 8th July – Club meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Portrait Photography’ – Phil Barnes.  We enjoyed having Phil so much that this will be his third appearance! Phil is based in Norwich and offers excellent lifestyle photography in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, and relaxed photography in your own home or garden. Some of his pictures are below, and his website is here

 Images © Phil Barnes

Monday 13th August – Club Practical Evening 7pm

To Be Arranged – don’t turn up at our normal meeting place, we’ll be somewhere else!


Monday 2nd September – Club AGM 7-8pm


Monday 9th September – Club meeting  7 -9.30 pm

 ‘An East Anglian Wildlife Photographers’ Year ‘ – Kevin Sawford. Based close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Kevin returns for a 3rd time to speak about Wildlife photography. He is an RSPB photography tutor and has started a photography programme for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. His website is here, and some of his shots are below.

All images can be bought here © Kevin Sawford


Monday 14th October – Club Meeting  7.00-9.30 pm

At this meeting club members should bring along their mounted photos (A3 size max please) for the upcoming exhibition.  Also please fill in your entry form to make life easier for the secretary!


Annual Exhibition: 2nd – 3rd November


Monday November 11th – Club Meeting  7-9.30 pm

‘Practical Evening’ As well as returning members’ exhibition photos, all members should bring along their cameras etc. for a practical evening.


Monday December 9th – Club Christmas Get-Together

More details to follow…