Programme

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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.

Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Petworth Park
Woodland Workshop with Richard Corkrey ARPS. Many members have enquired about how I shoot trees and woodland. If you are interested in a hands-on way of learning this tranquil and very rewarding branch of photography then I would be pleased to see you. Bring a tripod and polariser if you…
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Members Summer Social in the Blotts Easebourne Garden Saturday 4th August With an optional walk along local footpaths to photograph the surrounding countryside and nearby woodland. “American Supper” catering where everyone brings along a sweet or savoury contribution to share. We plan to meet at 10:30am for a circular walk…
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Capron House
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 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…
Sep 26 @ 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…
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open – No set subject, but must be new work. Judge – Stéphane Rocher
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Landscape Photography and Emotion” Landscape photography and emotion go hand in hand. When Astrid started out in photography years ago, she did not think much about what she felt when seeing something she wanted to photograph: she just picked up the camera and pressed the shutter button to capture what…
Oct 24 @ 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 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open (no set subject). Judge – David Eastley LRPS
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“Abstracting The Landscape” Caroline’s interpretation of the Landscape is very individual so this talk will be about abstract landscape photography, and her forays into making books. The talk will also encompass the history of abstract landscape photography referencing other photographers. Photography is Caroline’s passion, and is a means to express…
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject “On the Beach” Judge – Rob de Ruiter ARPS
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
“The Kruger National Park (Summer in December)” A detailed look at the animals and birds of the park as the wet season commences. “Summer in December” is a trip around the Kruger National Park in South Africa with me and my wife, Carol. It is a magical time of the…
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set Subject – “From an Unusual Perspective” Judge – Jon Mitchell
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Richard Earney FRPS “Time” In the last few years Richard has come to realise that a lot of his work is concerned with time; not just the shutter speed when taking a photo, but time within the landscape and what affect time can have on images. In his talk he…
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject – “Signs, Signals, Symbols” Judge – Tony Baverstock LRPS
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Sean Goswell “From There To Here. A Journey Of Disciplines.” Out of the trees, onto the street, and into the ocean. A lighthearted talk on my photographic journey. Never settling on one genre of photography, Sean has spent the last few years photographing the things he is passionate about, and…
Feb 27 @ 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 – Martin Pickles
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Valda Bailey “Impressionistic Photography – Creating Beyond Imagination” Valda will be talking about how she changed from being a street photographer to someone who tries to paint with a camera. Valda Bailey is a freelance photographer living in Sussex who first became passionate about photography when she was 14. Her…
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open (No set subject). Judge – Malcolm Bull
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cowdray Hall
Vince Cater – Fotospeed “An Ideal Print Workflow” For the first section Vince will be covering the importance of print workflow touching on the importance of profiling, calibration and monitors. For the second half he will discuss the differences between printers, ink types and then talk about picking the right…
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject “Flora and Fauna”. Judge – Paul O’Toole
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Ken Scott “Walking the Coasts of Britain” Ken Scott is a photographer, judge, adventurer and a few other things. In February 2017 he set off from home in West Sussex to attempt to walk around the British coast. He was plagued by a recurring shin splints injury and had to…
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set subject “Seen on the Street” Judge – Peter Merry
May 29 @ 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”
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