Chet Valley Photography Club

A friendly photography club

Club Calendar


2022 Programme


 

 

Monday January 10th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

An Introduction to Affinity Photo.  With its low one-off price, and good features, Affinity Photo is becoming very popular.  Jonathan will introduce some of the basics, and ‘improve’ some photos?

Star Trails: Camera settings and workflow.  Some of our members have expressed an interest in star trail photography.  Jonathan will give a brief run through of what equipment you need, and how to process the images afterwards.

Monthly theme to send in: Weather.

 


 

 

Monday February 14th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Kenny McLean.  Lockdown and Distinctions – an Evolution. 

This lecture arose from the large number of images Kenny had created during Lockdown.

During 2021 he started entering salons again after a break of 20+ years. Kenny started adding information about his successes to a Lockdown talk and it grew from there.  See more of Kenny’s photos on his website.

 

© Kenny McLean 2022

 

Monthly theme to send in: Shoe, shoo, choux .  Get creative, and shoe us your best!

 


 

 

Monday March 14th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Kylie-ann Martin EFIAP, BPE2, CPAGB, LDPS.  My journey in mono. 

Kylie re-sparked her passion in photography with the 365 challenge, and hasn’t looked back. She started winning trophies, and now has a list of letters after her name!  This talk is about Kylie’s black and white photography, and explains how she first got into photography, how she’s restricted with locations, and shows that local images can earn you distinctions.  See more of Kylie’s photos on her website.

© Kylie-ann Martin

 

Monthly theme to send in: Colour vs Mono

 


 

 

Monday April 11th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Dave Couldwell –  My way with Photography. 

After 16 years photographing British Superbikes, Dave retired from the hustle and bustle of motorsport photography. Dave is starting again, and now enjoys portraits and landscapes. He has had work published in papers and magazines around the World and also work accepted in major photographic salons around the UK.

Monthly theme to send in: Hands

 


 

 

Monday May 9th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Steve Myall EFIAP, BPE5*.  Moths. 

This talk is on macro photography featuring moths found in the UK. Steve will give plenty of tips on finding your subjects and photographing them, both in the field and under controlled conditions. More of Steve’s images can be found on his website.

© Steve Myall

 

Monthly theme to send in: Passing the Time of Day

 


 

 

Monday June 13th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Details to be announced shortly.  TBA. 

TBA

Monthly theme to send in: Celebrations, food

 


 

 

Monday July 11th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

An introduction to Photography.  Ideal for beginners, this back-to-basics discussion will cover shutter speed, aperture, different lenses and some of those buttons on your camera that you never dare to press!

 

Monthly theme to send in: Street photography. (You can really go to town on this one!).

 


 

 

Monday August 8th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Details to be announced shortly.  TBA. 

TBA

Monthly theme to send in: TBA.

 


 

 

Monday September 5th – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 PM

CLUB AGM.

 


 

 

Monday September 12th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Details to be announced shortly.  TBA. 

TBA

Monthly theme to send in: TBA.

 


 

 

Monday October 10th – Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Peter Benson ARPS CrGP AWPF CPAGB BPE3*.  Photography on the Dark Side. 

Peter’s presentation will take you back into the early days of photography and the start of Night Photography running alongside his family history in Photography. He will take us on a tour around some of his favourite places for night photography in the UK, and also show some of the places he has been to further afield in cities such as Dresden, Seville and New York. During this journey he’ll be giving some hints and tips sprinkled with a bit of history about some of the places, so there is something for everyone.  Peter also gives photography tours and workshops, and examples of his photos can be found on his website which can be found here.

Monthly theme to send in: TBA