Winter Programme 2018-2019


All main meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and take place at The Judith Telfer Centre, Exmouth Community College, Gipsy Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 3AF unless otherwise stated. Meetings close at 9.45 p.m. Below next season's winter programme. Please click here for a PDF copy of the programme.

Please go to the Competition News page for details on External Competitions and Events. The Selection Committee will also need Prints early in the season for the SDL, Digital images for the WCPF DPIC by December for Competition in February; Digital Images for the Mix & Match; Digital Images for the SDL Competition by end of February and both Digital & Print Images for the Horseshoe Trophy by end of February.

Cyan = Judith Telfer Centre. Yellow = Holly Tree Tuesday/Fridays. Purple = External events. Orange = Selection. Speaker = Green

Competition Requirements/Notes
19:00 - 21:00 Friday 20th  Apr  Holly Tree Print Group   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 25th Apr Judith Telfer Visiting Speaker: Steve le Provost 'Creative Photography' (At Exeter Camera Club 26th Apr)  
TBC Saturday  12th May  Methodist Church Hall, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3EQ Devon Clubs battle: A print panel by 5 different photographers and 5 DPI images Hosted by Paignton
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 5th Sept Judith Telfer Centre, Exmouth Community College, Gypsy Lane, Exmouth. EX8 3AF  First Evening of the 2018 - 2019 season. Introduction to the Programme.  South Devon International Salon Images.  The images shown are the accepted and award winning images in the following categories: Colour, Mono, Creative and Nature.   The South Devon Salon is organised by Newton Abbot Camera Club and attracts thousands of entries from across the world.   Usually a number of our members enter this competition which accepts entries from 21st April until 15th July.   
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 11th Sept  Holly Tree Inn, 161 Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth. EX8 3AN Audio Visual (AV)  Group session 1: At these sessions led by our Chair Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAB APAGB there is the opportunity to learn how to combine still and sometimes moving images together in a presentation mostly using the program 'Pictures to Exe'.  Members find out how to put their images to music and incorporate sound effects and voice overs. There is the opportunity to critique each others AVs and to watch and discuss AVs from all over the world. Some members work on AVs they can show on our own project evenings and or in AV competitions.  Submit up to 4 DPIs taken in the summer by 10th Sep
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 12th Sept Judith Telfer Members' Evening –  Up to 4 Digitally Projected Images (DPIs) each taken in the summer.  At the end of the 2017 - 2018 season members were asked to participate in a lucky dip challenge giving them 2  different categories from a list of 20.  Then members could choose 2  other different categories from a list of 20, so having a total of 4 different categories altogether.  These images were to be taken at any time or anywhere between 26th April  and 4th September 2018 inclusive.  When viewed on the screen members have to guess which category each photo represents.  Entries needed for Competition 1; Summer DPIs by 10th Sep
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 18th Sept  Holly Tree  Digital Discussion Evening: On these Tuesday evenings led by one of our own members John Perriam DPAGB AFIAP and other experienced members, there is the opportunity to learn about and revisit different techniques using different programmes such as Photoshop and Lightroom.     
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 19th  Sept Judith Telfer Speaker Matt Whorlow : 'Enlightenment - Landscape photography around the South West'.  Matt divides his time between landscape photography and wedding, portrait and commercial work.  Matt sees a link between his landscape and wedding photography as he likes to capture much more than a mere representation of the scene or the people.  He aims to capture the emotion and atmosphere of a scene and will treat us to his photos of Dartmoor and the coasts of Cornwall and Devon.   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 26th Sept Judith Telfer Competition 1: This is the first of four competitions run across the year.  The categories are Mono prints, Colour Prints and DPIs.  Members can enter a maximum of 4 images with no more than 2 images in each category.  For example a member could enter 2 mono prints, 1 colour print and 1 DPI.  Or 0 mono prints, 2 colour prints and 2 DPIs.   
19:30 - 21:30 Friday 28th Sept  Holly Tree Print Group:  These sessions led by one of our own members Derrick Holliday ARPS give members the opportunity to view prints and discuss different aspects such as composition, contrast and orientation such as portrait and landscape and much more.  There is the chance to look at colour and mono prints on different types of paper and different types of mount. Members if they wish can bring along their own prints for a friendly critique.    Sometimes members work together to produce prints on a particular theme.  
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 3rd Oct Judith Telfer Speaker: Alex Nail 'Timelapse and Mountain Photography' - Alex finds 'Time-lapse' is an engaging medium through which he captures the landscape at its most changable and spectacular. A large portion of his commercial work involves time-lapse photography for tourism and conservation organisations  in the UK.  Alex is well travelled  and has designed and built an ultralight time-lapse rig to allow him to shoot footage in remote locations.   Alex is at Newton Abbot Camera Club on 2nd Oct
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 9th Oct  Holly Tree AV Group session 2   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 10th Oct Judith Telfer Speaker: David Shaw 'Black White Infra Red'.  For David the small details are as important to him as the bigger picture, and he is always looking for natural abstract patterns. He finds that the use of black and white can be effective with this and as we will see he  has found himself more and more drawn to monochrome, including infrared.  
19:00 Thursday  11th Oct  Members' home  Selection committee for the Kingswood Salver Competition  
TBC Saturday  13th Oct Village Hall Clyst St Mary EX5 1BG Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 17th Oct Judith Telfer  'Open Evening' - to promote the club.  Drinks and nibbles.  A display of prints by our members followed by audio visual presentations by our own members Sheila Haycox ARPS; MPAG/AV; EFIAP, Christine Chittock CPAGB and John Perriam DPAGB; AFIAP   
19:30 - 21:30 Friday 19th Oct  Holly Tree Print Group:   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 24th Oct Judith Telfer Speaker: Simon Caplan 'Extraordinary Ordinary'.  When looked at and captured through the lens in the right way, even the most mundane object can be transformed into an extraordinary work of art. Through these unique 'found' still life photographs, Simon  aims to reveal the hidden beauty that generally lays undiscovered in the environment around us.    
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 31st Oct Judith Telfer The Exe Estuary; Facts and curiosities',  an illustrated talk by Mary Solway, Exmouth and District University of the Third Age. Project evening led by Andy Lock LRPS.  NB. There is space on this evening for other members to contribute.  Entries needed for Competition 2 
TBC Thursday 1st Nov Members' home  Selection committee for the South Devon League Print Competition  
19:00 - 21:00 Tuesday 6th Nov  Holly Tree AV Group session 3    
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 7th Nov Judith Telfer 2018 WCPF Travelling Print Exhibition.  These prints are the acceptances from the WCPF members exhibition.    
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 14th Nov Judith Telfer Competition 2  
19:00 - 21:00 Friday 16th Nov  Holly Tree Print Group   
TBC Saturday  17th Nov Bovey Tracey Golf Club, Monks Way, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9NG Kingswood Salver Annual WCPF Inter Club Print Panel Competition; We enter this panel competition each year with a panel of 5 different images on a theme taken by 5 different photographers. Usually more than 20 clubs enter this competition. Judge & Speaker   
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 20th  Nov  Holly Tree Digital Discussion Evening   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 21st Nov Judith Telfer  'Corners': Different workstations in each corner with sessions on Photoshop, Lightroom, Table top photography, Printing etc.  
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 28th Nov Judith Telfer International Exchange; a selection of photos from clubs in other countries as well as our own.  The contributing clubs are:  EPG, Edinburgh Photographic Society, Gibraltar Photographic Society, Moussey Art Paris and Waitko Photographic Society New Zealand.  Each club submits 30 dpi images.  Digitally Produced Images (DPI) Entries needed for Set Subject competitions Part 1 and 2; Prints 'Close Up', 'Landscape', 'Nature' and 'Portrait'required for the critique on 16th January
19:30 - 21:30  Wednesday 28th Nov  Dawlish and Teignmouth  South Devon League Print Competition:  EPG, Crediton, Dawlish, Newton Abbot.  There are two battles for the South Devon League trophy the first being this print competition followed by a DPI competition in the spring.  We enter 15 images with no more than 2 images from each member.   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 5th  Dec Judith Telfer Project evening 'Time Travelling' led by our Chair Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAB APAGB  
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 11th Dec  Holly Tree AV Group session 4   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 12th Dec Judith Telfer Set Subject Competition Part 1: Ecclesiastical; Fur and feather; Gold. Members were asked to submit 1 DPI image for each category.  
19:30 Wednesday 19th Dec Maltsters Christmas Meal  
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 8th Jan  Holly Tree Digital Discussion Evening   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 9th Jan Judith Telfer Speaker: Tony Worobiec 'Landscape Photography whatever the weather'.  Tony is the author of 16 photographic books and has had many of his photos used for the covers of books and album covers.  He is very well travelled  particularly to the USA.  
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 15th Jan  Holly Tree AV Group session 5   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 16th Jan Judith Telfer Set Subject Competition Part 2;   Marine; Vanishing Point                                                                            Prints - Close up, Landscape, Nature and Portrait - A critique will be given for the prints  Entries needed for Competition 3 
TBC Thursday 17th Jan Members' home Selection Committee for the Horseshoe Trophy and DPIC  
19:30 - 21:30 Friday 18th Jan  Holly Tree Print Group   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 23rd Jan Judith Telfer Project evening led by our own members Jenny Baker LRPS and Mike Gillan.  NB There is space on this evening for other members to contribute.   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 30th Jan Judith Telfer Competition 3   
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 5th Feb  Holly Tree AV Group session 6   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 6th Feb Judith Telfer Speaker: Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP 'Wildlife in all seasons'.  A return visit by Robert  who will show us that exciting wildlife photographs do not require overseas travel! Featuring owls, kingfishers, puffins, hares, otters, seals and purple emperor butterflies, his talk shows how, when and where to make striking images of iconic British species in the wild.    Robert is at Newton Abbot on 5th Feb
TBC Sunday 10th Feb Corn Exchange  WCPF Digitally Projected Inter-Club (DPIC) Competition.  18 images from each club with no more than 4 from each member.  Usually up to 60 clubs in the region enter this competition.  This is judged by 3 judges who award a maximum of 5 for each image.   
TBC Monday 11th Feb Members' home Selection Committee for the Mix and Match Competition  
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 13th Feb Judith Telfer Composition night: tutorial followed by sample prints with mounts for you to recompose and discuss in groups; After the break a Critique session led by one of our own members John Perriam DPAGB AFIAP looking at and discussing dpis.  
19:30 - 21:30 Friday 15th Feb  Holly Tree Print Group   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 20th Feb Judith Telfer Project evening led by our own members Deirdre Jennings and Derrick Holliday ARPS.  NB there is space on this evening for other members to contribute.  Entries needed for Competition 4 
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 27th Feb Judith Telfer Mix and match Competition with Exeter Camera Club;  a 'fun' competition. Exmouth and Exeter take it in turns to put up an image on the screen and then Exmouth or Exeter have to find a 'good' match. 1 point for a 'good' match and 1 point for the best of the two images just seen.  An evening with friendly banter on both sides! We are hosting - Confirmed 20171219
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 5th Mar  Holly Tree AV Group session 7   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 6th Mar Judith Telfer Competition 4   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 13th Mar Judith Telfer Project evening led by our own members: Carol Hyett LRPS and Peter Hyett ARPS. 
TBC Thursday TBC Kilmington Village Hall Horseshoe Trophy: An interclub competition  with each club entering 10 images, 5 Prints and 5 Digital Images. The prints  must fit the following categories: Mono, Closeup, Landscape, Nature and Portrait. This year the different categories  for the digital images are:  Ecclesiastical; Fur and Feather; Gold; Marine; Vanishing Point  
19:30 - 21:30 Friday 15th Mar  Holly Tree Print Group   
19:30 - 21:30 Tuesday 19th Mar Holly Tree Digital Discussion Evening   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 20th  Mar Judith Telfer Speaker: Clive Haynes 'Pandora's box of Creativity, Image and imagination'.  Clive is primarily concerned and interested in 'making pictures' by using photography as a medium of artistic expression. He enjoys the unique transposition of reality that photography involves, especially when combined with the techniques of multi imaging,   toning and hand tinting.   Clive is at Newton Abbot on 19th and Exeter on 21st March; DPIs required for the Panel Competition; Bring prints on the night
TBC Friday Mar Crediton South Devon League DPI Competition:  EPG, Crediton, Dawlish, Newton Abbot.  This is the second and last part of this competition for the coveted trophy.  15 images from each club with no more than 2 from each member.  
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 27th Mar Judith Telfer Speaker: Victoria Hillman 'Wonderful World of Macro Photography' This is no ordinary macro photography talk, it focuses on creative macro photography in the field.  Victoria will cover what macro photography is, the equipment needed, challenges and how to over come them as well as the little extras that she recommends you carry in your bag at all times.  
TBC Monday  1st April Members' home Selection Committee for the Devon Clubs Battle - Panel and DPIs  
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 3rd April Judith Telfer Panel Competition; 4, 5 or 6 photos in a panel on a theme.  Mono and colour prints and DPIs Print panels required
19:00 - 21:00 Tuesday 9th April  Holly Tree AV Group session 8   
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 10th Apr Judith Telfer Speakers: Nick and Heather Bodle -  Nick and Heather from Launceston Camera Club will showcase their many prints including scenes from Dartmoor, the Lake District and Scotland.  Nick will share with us his mono landscapes and Heather will show us her landscapes and still life.    
TBC Saturday  TBC Village Hall Clyst St Mary EX5 1BG WCPF AV Competition  -   The Coote Challenge Cup will be awarded to the winner of the “Short” Competition.    The Presidents Salver will be awarded to the winner of the “Long” Competition. The Photo Harmony Trophy will be awarded for the best Photo Harmony Sequence.   The M.A.D. trophy is awarded to the winner of the audience vote.  The Innovation Award Trophy is for something 'different'.  Join the audience, to enjoy a wide variety of Audio Visual presentations, and to see the work of other photographers who expand their interests by creating image sequences which can be projected at their clubs, or shown privately in formats suitable for tablets, smart phones, and HD Television                                                                                                                                                                                   The deadline for entries is usually in February. 
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 17th Apr Judith Telfer Project evening led by our own members Beate Gregory and Sheila Haycox ARPS; MPAGB/AV; EFIAP  
19:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 24th Apr Judith Telfer AGM and Awards Evening. Viewing and results of the Chair's Challenge for 2018 - 19. Announcement of the Chair's Challenge for 2019 - 20  
09:00 -  18:00 Saturday  27th Apr Judith Telfer WCPF Judging Seminar  We are providing refreshments for this session 
TBC Saturday  May  TBC Devon Clubs Battle.   For this we submit one print panel produced by 5 different club members and 5 DPI images. Tophies are usually awarded for the Best Panel, Best Digital Set, Best Overall Print Winner and Best Overall Digital Image. Certificates are usually awarded for 2nd and 3rd places in the same sections.  
TBC Saturday  May  TBC WCPF Members Exhibition is usually held over a fortnight in May.  The categories are usually 3 print classes - Open, Mono, Nature and 4 Projected Digital Images (PDI) - Open, Nature, Creative and Photo Travel. The exhibition  has PAGB Patronage  and Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals plus Selectors Ribbons and Highly Commended Certificates (at the selectors discretion)  are usually awarded in each class.

The ‘Margaret Aven’ trophy for the entrant with the most acceptances across all 7 classes, and the ‘Best Wildlife’ trophy in the digital and print Nature classes are usually  awarded.
Entries Early January, Entries Close early March.  Reports in April.