Chet Valley Photography Club

A friendly photography club

Club Calendar

2021 Programme


All meetings will be held on Zoom until further notice.



Monday January 11th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

‘Pole to Pole’ – Keith Snell PhD EFIAP EPSA LRPS. Keith lives in the Lake District and is an ex-Chairman of Keswick Photographic Society. This Pole to Pole presentation features landscape and wildlife photography during expeditions to the arctic and antarctic. See his gallery here.

© Keith Snell



Monday February 8th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

‘A to Z of Imaging’ – Dave Russell AFIAP. After popping along to his local camera club in Cardiff, thirty years on Dave’s still there, having gained his AFIAP in 2013 and becoming a judge and lecturer. The A-Z presentation has at least 1 topic for each letter of the alphabet, from Achilles to Zoom. It covers people pictures, landscapes, natural history and more, with a variety of straight shots and more creative images. Dave’s website is here.

© Dave Russell



Monday March 8th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

‘Japanese Winter Wonderland’ – Robert Snary. After starting off with a box brownie 620 film camera, Robert has progressed to being a PAGB Lecturer. This presentation is of a trip in Japan Jan/Feb 2020 including Culture, Snow Monkeys, & Tokyo.

© Robert Snary



Monday April 12th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

‘Looking Local’ – Chris Shepherd. After receiving a camera for Christmas in 2000, Chris has developed a wide variety of subjects. He says “As photographers we often suffer from “Locational Myopia”, constantly wishing we were in some exotic location with the best possible equipment.” In this presentation Chris details his fight with locational Myopia and ways to overcome it as well as personal journey to become a landscape photographerSee his gallery here.

© Chris Shepherd



Monday May 10th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

‘Passion for Wildlife’ – Kevin Pigney ARPS DPAGB ASINWP. Cambridgeshire photographer Kevin is mainly interested in UK wildlife, although he is also a proficient pet photographer. “I like to achieve clean, out of focus backgrounds which show an essence of the environment without distracting from my subject.”  In 2018 Kevin received 2nd and 3rd place in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. See his gallery here.

© Kevin Pigney

Monthly theme to send in: A tree within 1 mile of home.



Monday June 14th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Howard Denner and “Tales from the Pit”.  Howard has always been a keen amateur photographer, so in 1996 took early retirement from the Ministry of Agriculture to become a professional photographer in the Live Music Sector. Howard’s presentation includes digital images of jazz, blues & rock stars ranging from Sonny Rollins & B.B. King to Elton John, Mick Jagger, Madonna & Barbra Streisand. The photos were taken in a wide range of venues from small jazz clubs to the Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena & festivals like Glastonbury.  In 2013 he retired and moved to High Kelling in Norfolk. See Howard’s website here –

© Howard Denner

Monthly theme to send in: Steps, stairs & ladders.



Monday July 12th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Malcolm Hupman: An Australasian  Adventure and its Wildlife”.  Malcolm is an enthusiastic wildlife photographer based in Corby, Northamptonshire and has been interested in wildlife and photography since 1976 although his main interest is birds. In 2009 Malcolm bought his first DSLR and has since specialised in wildlife photography.  See his website here.

© Malcolm Hupman

Monthly theme to send in: Bridges.



Monday July 26th – Club Outing 7:00 – 9:00 PM

CVPC On the Road – Gorleston.  Meet outside the Pier Hotel, Gorleston for an evening of dog walking, eating ice cream, sandcastles, walking on the prom, and taking a few photos!

© Jonathan Orland



Monday August 9th – Club Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Martin Patten DPAGB LRPS BPE*4 QPSA AFIAP : Improving your Photography”.  We are delighted to welcome Martin who is a professional photographer and photographic judge. This talk provides some quick tips and tricks that will have an immediate impact on your captured images as well as covering some of the most common areas of photography, how to approach them, what ‘good’ looks like and what equipment you might need to capture them.  See his website here.

© Martin Patten

Monthly theme to send in: Keys/Locks/Keyholes.



Monday September 6th – AGM Zoom Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 PM

All members are encouraged to attend.



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

A new year, a new venue.  Meeting details to be announced shortly!