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East Grinstead Camera Club – Club Programme 2024-25

05/09/24 Members’ Social: Pre-season get together. Venue and time to be announced.
12/09/24 Members’ Evening: Welcome back and sharing the photography we did over the summer.
19/09/24 Talk (in person): Landscapes & Street Photography
The natural landscape has always held a special place in James’ heart, and he strives to incorporate this love into his work
Presenter: James Ratchford,
26/09/24 Talk (in person): Be Bold with Camera Angles
Nick’s photography falls somewhere between Fine and Visual Art.  It is the result of a particular way of seeing at the shooting stage followed by the use of powerful post processing applications which help me to tell the story as I see it.
Presenter: Nick Ryan, LRPS
03/10/24 Competition: Smartphone – PDI only
Judge: Rob Bonfield
10/10/24 Talk: TBC
Speaker: TBC
17/10/24 Competition: Portrait of the Year
24/10/24 Talk (in person): Portfolios
Daniel’s portfolio talk aims to inspire and inform, with a wide selection of images from portraits to landscapes, seascapes to animals, macro and more
Presenter: Daniel Bridge,
31/10/24 Members’ Evening:  Bubble Photography with Val Jenkins & Chris Griffin.  This will be a practical evening so please bring your cameras and, ideally if you have one, a Macro or telephoto lens.  Otherwise whatever lens you have will do!
07/11/24 Competition: 1st Open PDI and Print
Judge: David Eastley, LRPS,
14/11/24 Talk (via Zoom): Understanding Art Photography
Steve has developed a distinct interest in post-modernist photographic art where the image is just the start of the viewers experience. Post-modernist art looks to consider our culture, and challenge the viewer with more abstract & conceptual messages that invite deeper consideration of the place of photography in our world.
Presenter: Steve Kingswell, ARPS, FIAP
21/11/24 Talk (via Zoom): Never Underestimate an Old Woman with a Camera!
Sally says: I’m a bit of a ‘rag-bag’ photographer & will have a go at capturing anything that takes my eye. However, I always seem to gravitate back to either still life or flowers where I can employ my editing skills to enhance the originals
Presenter: Sally Sallett, ARPS, CPAGB, AFIAP BPE3*
28/11/24 Competition: Nature
Graeme Wales ARPS, CPAGB, BPE2*,
05/12/24 Talk (via zoom): Landscapes – A Learning Curve
Justin says: Over the last few years I have become increasingly absorbed by landscape photography. This presentation aims to pass along some of the things I have learnt during that time, illustrated by plenty of images.
Presenter: Justin Minns, FRPS,
09/12/24 Competition: Inter-club ‘Mix and Match’This year’s Mix and Match Competition will be hosted by Crawley Camera Club.  Further details TBC.
12/12/24 Members’ Social: ‘Fish and Chip’ Supper and Quiz night
19/12/24 No meeting
26/12/24 No meeting
02/01/25 No meeting
09/01/25 Talk (zoom): Urban Night Photography
This talk focuses on everything from cityscapes in Docklands to car parks in Leeds. In addition to static photography the capture of moving light from things like cars, trains and people will also be included. Composition techniques, equipment and lighting will all be covered to provide insights and examples of successful night photography.
Presenter: Alistair How, LRPS,
16/01/25 Competition: 2nd Open PDI and Print
Judge: Martin Faiers
23/01/25 Talk (zoom): Creative Photography – It’s Not What You See, It’s What You Make
This is a mixed evening – in addition to an overview of my people photography, this also showcases some of my non-portrait photography, step by step walk through making of some of my creative images using a live Photoshop demo and sharing some of my creative projects during lockdown (as featured in the PAGB eNews for May 2020.)
Presenter: Mike Martin, EFIAP, AWPF, BPE1*,
30/01/25 Members’ Evening: TBC
06/02/25 Competition: Set Subject PDI and Print
Set subjects for PDI – ‘Sea’ and ‘Sport’.
Set subjects for print – ‘Capture Motion’ and ‘A Scene From A Walk’.
Judge: Royston Williamson
13/02/25 Talk: TBC
Presenter: TBC
20/02/25 Talk (zoom): Urban and Creative
In this talk Tony covers his cityscapes and other urban images, and also my creative work mainly involving multiple exposures.
Presenter: Tony North, DPABG, MPAGB,
27/02/25 Competition: 3rd Open PDI and Print
Judge: Gerald Kitiyakara, LRPS
06/03/25 Talk (in person): Demystifying Printing

We will have a presentation by Tim Jones of Fotospeed on the basics of printing at home for those looking to get started with that approach.

Tim will take you through the basics of printing your own photographs at home. Starting with an introduction on colour management and the steps you will need in place to achieve great prints on Fotospeed papers including Black and Whites. Tim will also take you through proofing ideas for your prints on screen via Soft proofing and also Tim preferred technique of printing test print. The evening finishes with a talk on choosing the right paper for your pictures and what to look out for when choosing a paper.

Presenter: Tim Jones of Fotospeed,

13/03/25 Members’ Evening: TBC
2o/03/25 Competition: Panel PDI and Print
Members may submit between 3 and 6 images to form their panel (PDI and print).
Judge: TBC
27/03/25 Talk: TBC
Presenter: TBC
03/04/25 Competition: 4th Open PDI and Print
Judge: TBC
10/04/24 Talk (zoom): Photography on the Dark Side – Urban nightscape Photography.
During this presentation I will first take you back into the early days of photography and the start of  Urban Night Photography running alongside my family history in Photography. Then I will take you on a tour around some of my favourite places for night photography in and around Central London. During this journey I’ll be giving some hints and tips sprinkled with a bit of history about some of the places, so there is something for everyone.
Presenter: Peter Benson, FRPS MCrGP AWPF,
17/04/25 Talk (in person): An Evening of Distinctions
As an avid photographer, Clive has achieved the highest distinctions possible, but even so he says that you can make a picture out of anything, it doesn’t necessarily have to be great it just has to be beautiful.
Presenter: Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB APAGB
24/04/25 Competition: Best PDI and Print of the Year
Judge: Tim Morland, ARPS
01/05/25 Members’ Evening: Club AGM followed by Members’ Knock Out Competition. Members can enter up to 3 images – they can be old or new, serious or funny – anything goes!
Date & time to be confirmed Members’ Social: End of season get together and competition awards.
Details will be circulated to members nearer the date.


New members are welcome.  For more information please take a look at our Join Us page