Events Diary

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Woodland Workshop with Richard Corkrey ARPS @ Petworth Park
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Woodland Workshop with Richard Corkrey ARPS @ Petworth Park | Chichester | England | United Kingdom

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 have them.

Meeting up at New Lodges entrance on the A272 at 09.00. There is only limited parking here so you may have to park at Tillington and walk along.Mail to if you wish to attend. Free to all Midhurst Camera Club Members.

Please contact organiser for final details as these are liable to change.

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Members Summer Social
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Members Summer Social

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 lead by Clive for between 1 & 1.5 hours.
  • Please bring along your own choice of liquid     refreshment, tea and coffee will be provided

For further details contact:

Shirley Blott
Membership Secretary at
or telephone 07885071406

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First Meeting of New Season – Club Welcome @ Capron House
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
First Meeting of New Season - Club Welcome @ Capron House | England | United Kingdom

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.

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Speaker Evening: Paul Mitchell FRPS @ Cowdray Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker Evening: Paul Mitchell FRPS @ Cowdray Hall | Easebourne | United Kingdom

“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 autumn. Paul’s talk centre’s around some of his favourite woodland locations including Burnham Beeches, Savernake Forest and various locations in the Lake District. The talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images and prints made throughout the four seasons.

Paul has had numerous exhibitions in London and the South East and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and currently serves on the Fine Art Distinctions Panel, a member of the prestigious Arena group and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer.

Paul has also been successful in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, winning the Sunday Times Choice Award in 2013 and being the Urban Category winner in 2015. He has also had recent successes in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year and the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

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Workshop – Camera Basics – Peter Jones (PJ) and Richard Corkrey ARPS @ Cowdray Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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 members are using Olympus and Panasonic MFT system cameras so there will be some help on hand for these also. If you are not using any of the above we will help you as far as we can so it is important that everyone should bring their camera manuals. The aim of this and future workshops is to get everyone out of the automatic modes. Subjects covered will include using Program, Aperture, Shutter/TV, and Manual Modes, Metering Modes, ISO, Image Stabilisation, and using a tripod/monopod. We will also discuss lenses.

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Print Competition (Non-League) – Ladies and Gentlemen’s Trophy @ Cowdray Hall
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Print Competition (Non-League) - Ladies and Gentlemen's Trophy @ Cowdray Hall | Easebourne | United Kingdom

Open – No set subject, but must be new work.
Judge – Stéphane Rocher

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Speaker Evening: Astrid McGechan @ Cowdray Hall
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker Evening: Astrid McGechan @ Cowdray Hall | Easebourne | England | United Kingdom

“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 she saw.

In 2010, she held her first exhibition, jointly with fellow landscape photographer Huw Alban. The strongest memory she has of that event is of a visitor, who told her that she was going through difficult times with her family. But looking at her photographs made her feel much better, they conveyed a sense of harmony, beauty and calm, she said. She returned twice over the following two weeks, each time silently taking in the work.
Astrid realised then that being able to convey an emotion with her photographs was very important to her. So she started to try and be more aware of what she felt when exploring a scene, and to determine what influence her state of mind had on the resulting photograph. Over time, this process has helped her to change the way she makes her photographs, and, hopefully, to produce photographs that convey feelings and thoughts and thus evoke an emotional response in the viewer.

Astrid is a landscape photographer based in Surrey. Since 2010, she has regularly exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the UK and in Germany. In 2013, she was appointed Head Judge of a corporate photography competition for a multinational client, headquartered in Beijing. Her first book “The Elmbridge Hundred – A Visual Journey” was published in 2014 and she is currently working on a new book project. Her photographs have been published in the UK and Europe, and sold in the UK, Europe and US. She teaches photography at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey and is a contributor to Landscapes by Women.

In this lecture, she will explain how she tries to capture her emotions of the moment in a photograph. She will be showing a selection of her images to illustrate the various techniques that she has found helpful.

The lecture, which will begin with a short introduction of herself and how she got into photography, Astrid will then take you on a light-hearted journey through her creative process, which should appeal to all levels of photographers, irrespective of their preference of subject matter.

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Workshop – How To Enter a Competition with Peter Jones (PJ) @ Cowdray Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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 correct focus placement and avoidance of oversharpening. Guidelines including the Rule of Thirds, and the Golden Spiral will be discussed. Cutting mount board and sizing prints will be demonstrated along with choosing the best photographic paper for your prints. If you do not wish to do your own printing or cutting you will be shown various on-line options. Learn sizing and formatting of Photographic Digital Images (PDI).

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PDI Competition R1 – “Open” @ Cowdray Hall
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
PDI Competition R1 - "Open" @ Cowdray Hall | Easebourne | United Kingdom

Open (no set subject).
Judge – David Eastley LRPS

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Speaker Evening: Caroline Fraser ARPS @ Cowdray Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker Evening: Caroline Fraser ARPS @ Cowdray Hall | Easebourne | United Kingdom

“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 her love for nature and the peace that she finds when exploring wild places .

Using her photography as a means to express the fragility and transience of life, she prefers the intimate landscape to the bigger picture. Her favoured locations include the highlands of Scotland, Iceland and the beach at Camber Sands close to her studio at the ‘The School Creative Centre’ in Rye. She uses multiple exposure and intentional camera movement alongside traditional techniques as a means of self expression.

In 2010 she achieved the ARPS (Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society) with impressionistic images of sand and water from the Hebrides.

In 2011 she gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts, London. During this period she worked on the series ‘Springtime in Suburbia’, exploring man’s desire for law and order over nature’s tendency towards chaos in the suburban environment.

She has published a number of books and poems through her own publishing house;  Hawkwood Press. She also has her own website which can be viewed at

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