Chet Valley Photography Club

A friendly photography club

Club Calendar

 2018 Programme

Monday 8th January – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm 

‘Visions through a viewfinder’ – Roger Hance. Roger has been photographing for nearly 30 years.  He took up Natural History photography in 1993 and has since won many awards. He has also say on many judging panels for National Exhibitions.

Monthly Theme to bring: Photos looking up…


Monday 12th February  – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Images of Norfolk’ – David Boulton. David has been interested in Nature photography for many years, photographing butterflies, wild flowers, trees, birds, fungi, animals and landscapes. His galleries include photography from around the UK, showing the beauty and diversity of the British countryside.

Monthly Theme to bring along: Sports photo showing movement


Monday 12th March  – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Wild Britain’ – Kyle Moore.  From the moment Kyle first picked up a camera to his most current projects, this talk gives a unique insight into his life as a young wildlife photographer, ranging from the rugged coastline to the urban streets of London. Follow his journey and stories of photographing some of Britain’s most iconic wildlife


Monday 9th April  – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Field Craft for Wildlife photography’ – Kevin Sawford.  Kevin gave us a talk in 2016 and returns this year. Based close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border, several years ago he was asked by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust about starting up a photography programme. These have proved very popular. In 2013, Kevin was one of the RSPB tutors for photography days on Havergate Island. Get a preview of his work here.

 Monthly Theme: Circles


Monday 14th May  – Club Meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘A Photographic Journey’ – Ruth Grindrod.  Ruth is a Loddon resident who has had a variety of work published and has gained various national awards.  Ruth’s passion is Scotland, particularly the Highlands. See Ruth’s gallery here.

Monthly Theme: Following on from Kevin Sawford’s amazing talk on Wildlife photography, please bring along your 3 best photos taken in the last month on “Wildlife / Nature”.  (Concentrate on nice backgrounds and how to improve your pictures!)


Monday 11th June – Club meeting  7 -9.30 pm

‘Portrait Photography’ – Phil Barnes.   After his excellent talk last year Phil returns to our club. Based in Norwich, Phil offers lifestyle photography in the beautiful Norfolk countryside and relaxed photography in your own home or garden. Find out more about Phil on his website.


Monday 9th July – Club meeting 7 -9.30 pm

‘Wait & See’.  We don’t have a speaker booked, so we’ll cover off a few topics that members have asked for (possibly filters etc.)

Monthly Theme: Following on from Phil’s demonstration, please bring along your 3 best PORTRAIT photos taken in the last month.


Monday 13th August – Club Practical Evening 7pm

A Walk by the River Chet with local wildlife photography expert.  Park near Chedgrave Church and meet in the Pits (click for map) to proceed down Pits Lane and along the river. (Bring suitable footwear, and long sleeves and trousers!)


Sunday 19th August – Club Outing 2pm

Earsham Wetland Centre (NR35 2AFA practical afternoon – come along and join us at Earsham Wetlands Centre. Free entry, donations to the Centre are welcome. Great little café for coffee, tea, cake and ice-cream.


Monday 3rd September – Club AGM 7-8pm (Chairman retires!)


Monday 10th September – Club meeting  7 -9.30 pm

 ‘Storm Chasing ‘ – Chris Bell. Originally from Houston, Texas, Chris joined the Weatherquest team in 2005.  Along with his role as a forecaster and public relations at Weatherquest, Chris also teaches part of the weather forecasting course at the UEA. He can also be seen as a weather presenter on BBC Look East.

Monthly Theme: A series of 3 or 4 photographs – linked in some way..


Monday 9th 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!


Monday November 13th – Club Meeting  7-9.30 pm

‘Bernie’s Favourites’ – Bernard Webb.  As well as returning members’ exhibition photos, Bernie will bring a collection of his favourite photos to share with us all.

 Monthly Theme: 3 photos taken from the same place within 24 hours.

Monday December 11th – Club Christmas Get Together – TBA