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September 2019


Members' Showcase

Welcome to a new season at Shirley Photographic Society.
The season opens with a showcase of some of our own members' work, the accepted entries in our first exhibition and the results of the mobile phone photography competition.

The Use of Flash

Terry Livesey

Commercial photographer, Terry, brings his practical demonstration on the use of various flash equipment, including on-camera flash and external speed-lights.

Deadline 1st Projected Image Competition (3)


Advanced Techniques for your DSLR

Carl Wright

A welcome return for Carl with his latest talk demonstrating how to get the best out of your digital SLR camera.


First Projected Image Competition

Judged by Steve Clifford

Deadline 1st Print Competition (3)


October 2019



An Evening with Ralph

Ralph Duckett


First Print Competition

Steve Dormer

Deadline Natural History Competition 2 prints and/or 2 digitals


The Game As I See It

Cliff Williams

We welcome Cliff for the first time to Shirley with his talk on sports photography, aviation photography and a few other things besides.


Natural History Competition

Judged by Peter E. Cheetham


Member's Evening: An Evening with David Venables

An evening of prints and audio visual presentations. Dave may have retired from the Camera Club circuit, but we are lucky enough to be able to to still enjoy a presentation of prints and AVs covering every genre of photography. 

Deadline The President's Assignment 'The Passage of Time' (3 digital entries)

November 2019



The Wider World of Photography, Part 1

Ashley Franklin

A return visit for professional photographer, Ashley with the first part of his talk exploring the history, style and impact of a range of photographic styles: portraiture, fashion, industrial, war-time, press and social documentary.


President's Set Assignment

This year's President, Phil Moorhouse is in the 'hot-seat' judging your images on the theme of 'The Passage of Time'.


Hide and Seek

Peter Preece

Local commercial photographer, Peter with a presentation exploring how he achieves stunning nature photographs.

Deadline: Panels Competition (2 print panels and/or 2 digital panels)


Long Exposure Daylight Photography

David Lowe

A popular visitor to Shirley, David returns with his lecture on the use of long exposure.


December 2019


Panels Competition

Judged by Trevor Bell

The Long Wild Journey Down Under

Gianpiero Ferrari

A welcome return for Gianpiero. Gianpiero is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been interested in nature for many years. He started wildlife photography about 25 years ago and he loves every aspect natural history, from the smallest flowers to the larger mammals. He has won many national competitions, and some of his work has been used in a variety of publications for example BBC Wildlife magazine, RSPB calendars and Collins field guidebooks.

Christmas Knockout!

Our annual fun night where digital images are pitted against each other, voted for by the audience.


January 2020


Bring Six Prints

Phil Moorhouse

Deadline: Themed Competition 'Transport' (2 prints and/or 2 digital)


MCPF Travelling Portfolio

Phil Moorhouse


Themed Competition 'Transport'

Judged by Ken Hudson

Deadline Mono Competition (2 prints and/or 2 digitals)


The Wider World of Photography Part 2

Ashley Franklin returns for the the second part of his talk


February 2020


Mono Competition

Judged by John Haines

Deadline: Landscapes Competition (Up to 4 images - 2 prints and/or 2 digitals)


East, West and in Between

An evening with Graham Walton.


Landscapes Competition

Judged by Paddy Ruske

Deadline: Annual Projected Competition (3)


Moore and Moore Prints

Bob Moore and Sue Moore

A welcome return for local photographers, Bob and Sue, with a selection of their latest prints.


March 2020


Annual Projected Image Competition

Judged by Chris Fletcher

Deadline: Annual Prints Competition (3)


Member's Evening

An evening in the company of our own Mick Schilling.


Annual Print Competition

Judged by Dave Tucker

Deadline: Digital AV (1), Creative (2)


Travelling Light

Dr Anne Sutcliffe (FRPS, EFIAP, PPSA) returns with her latest talk.


April 2020



Digital AV Evening

Judged by the Audience

An opportunity for members to see and present AV presentations with the Dave Venables Shield presented to the best AV

Creative Competition

For the second part of the evening we have our Creative Competition, just for fun.


Maundy Thursday

No Meeting


President's Evening

An audience with this year's President, Phil Moorhouse LRPS.



Annual Dinner and Awards Evening

Fulford Heath Golf Club, Tanners Green Lane, Wythall, B47 6BH - 7 for 7.30 pm



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