Midhurst Camera Club is a social club for people who love photography, offering our members the opportunity to learn and improve by

  • Inviting inspirational guest speakers to visit the club and show us their work
  • Running internal competitions, both print and PDI (Projected Digital Image) which are judged anonymously by invited judges
  • Running practical evenings on camera techniques and all aspects of photography
  • Learning from each other

Have a look at the rest of the pages in this section to find out more about each of these events.

Details of all up-coming events in the current programme can be seen below and in the events diary section of this website.

Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
A welcome back to existing members and a big welcome to all members who will be joining us for the first time. We will be explaining how the Club functions, and give everyone an introduction to Speakers Evenings, Workshops, and Competitions.
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Black & White are the Colours of Photography” The evening will be one of “show and tell” rather than simply “went there, saw that”. It is Nick’s journey into Black & White photography, warts and all, and questions/comments are very welcome. Nick Jenkins is an award-winning landscape photographer whose love…
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
What to bring: Your camera, camera manual, and tripod What to expect: The evening will be mainly centred around DSLR and CSC/Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras. At the last count most members were using Canon or Nikon cameras so there will be plenty of expert help on hand for these. Some…
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open – No set subject, but must be new work. Judge – Stéphane Rocher
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Photographing Plants and Gardens” Clive will be giving us an insight into why he is regarded as Britain’s leading garden and plant photographer. He will explain the equipment that he uses, as well as how to use light, composition, colour and texture to create beautiful and dramatic images of gardens…
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
What to bring: One or two photographic prints for assessment (we don’t recommend prints smaller than A4) What to expect: You will learn the basics of photographic composition and the points that judges will be looking for. Tips on avoiding blown highlights, blocked shadows, white skies, etc. The importance of…
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open (no set subject). Judge – David Eastley LRPS
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Light Painting Still Life” Roy started his photographic career 30 years ago with publishing house Hodder & Stoughton producing book cover artwork and author portraits. After a number of years as head of studio photography he turned freelance in 1990. Over the years he has worked for many mainstream clients…
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
What to bring: If you have a laptop with either Lightroom, Photoshop, Elements plus the Nik Software Collection please bring it. If you don’t have a laptop then bring a notebook. What to expect: This session is aimed at the beginner. A brief description about each of the programs. Opening…
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject “Blue Mood” Judge – Roger Crocombe ARPS
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“From iPhoneography to Fellowship: My Continuing Journey” Viveca is making a return visit to Midhurst, this time with her second presentation which follows on from “Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey”. In this presentation Viveca will discuss her use of an iPhone to take photographs, leading up to…
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set Subject – “People” Judge – Ken Scott
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Once again Rob will ably demonstrate the art of taking portraits and suitable lighting. We will cover basic processing and related subjects.
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Brindle’s Magic Lantern Show” Alan Brindle ARPS is a native of Derbyshire, moving to Southampton in 1967 to join the Ordnance Survey. He has been a professional photography for 45 years, specialising in wedding, portrait, commercial and environmental photography. During his career he has been the photographer for the Ordnance…
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject – “Within the Churchyard” Judge – Rob de Ruiter ARPS
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Let me be the judge of that” Details to follow
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
We will cover the tricks you can employ to get the best from ICM. We will also touch on Multiple-Exposure.
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
One panel of between three and six prints on a related theme. No set subject. Prints may be displayed individually or mounted on a single board Judge – Tim West FRPS
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Tides and Tempests” Rachael Talibart will be making a very welcome return to Midhurst on 14th March with another watery presentation entitled “Tides and Tempests”. Rachael Talibart grew up on the South Coast and studied at Southampton University. Much of her early childhood was spent at sea which has left…
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
What makes a good black and white photograph and how to convert to B&W using Lightroom, Photoshop. and Elements. Toned prints will be discussed (Cyanotype, Selenium, Sepia, etc).
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open (No set subject). Judge – Walter Benzie ARPS
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“My Fellowship and Beyond” Linda has been passionate about photography for many years. She moved to Devon about 20 years ago and is able to combine this passion with the beautiful surroundings that she finds herself in. Linda especially enjoys experimenting with shutter speeds which enable her to capture the…
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Having listened to members’ concerns throughout the season, we will attempt to tailor the evening to answer your questions and demonstrate camera/software tips and tricks.
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set subject “Intentional Camera Movement” Judge – Ken Woods
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject “Flora and Fauna”. Judge – Martin Pickles
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
(Enprints are un-mounted and un-manipulated photographs). They can be printed either 4”x6” or 5”x7” – a chance for all members to be “a judge for the night”
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm TBC
A chance for us to all get together over dinner and celebrate the successes of the 2017/18 season.
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Woodland Ways” Stepping into an English woodland enables one to enter a magical world that delights the senses and lifts the spirit. Paul visits woodlands throughout the year, each season having its very own characteristics. From the sights and smell of a bluebell wood in springtime to the honey dripped glory that is…
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