6th May

MCPF Travelling Portfolio

A chance to view the MCPF Travelling Portfolio, celebrating the work of some of the Midlands' leading amateur photographers, including one or two of our own members!

Followed by a chance to chat about the images and share ideas. 

(Deadline: Three Themes Competition, 3 images to fit each of the three themes below)


20th May

Three Themes Competition with special guest judges

Up to 3 images, but one on each of the themes:

  • The Colour Orange (any theme, any subject, but must feature the colour orange)
  • Table-top (Any subject, shot on your table-top, or even of  your table-top)
  • Home is where the Heart is (Any subject related to your home, be it your house or home, your hometown, Hearts are optional)


3rd June

Journey Stu McKenzie 

Award winning professional photographer, adventurer, veteran, Associate of the Royal Geographical Society and former Senior BBC Cameraman.  Stu has filmed and photographed all over the world for the last 22 years, more recently he has lived with Reindeer Herders 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle and migrated into the Altai mountains with Eagle Hunters in Mongolia. Stu's presentation is entitled 'Journey', and it is an open and honest account of his own journey and how it is intertwined with those he has photographed and the profound effect those journeys have had on him.


(Deadline: FourPics Competition - 4 images, any subject)


17th June

'FourPics' Competition Judge: The Audience

A second outing for our 'FourPics'  format. Members enter four images (any theme, any subject) and the audience choose their favourite two in the first round. In the second round, we mix things up and the audience is presented with four images from different authors, and so on, until we reach the final four.


 1st July

A Year in their Lives - Roy Carr AWPF

A series of documentary photographs, concentrating on Roy's long term project, A Year In Their Lives, a study on sheep farming in South Wales.



(Deadline: Two-Points Competition, 2 images, any subject)


 15th July

Two-Points Competition - Judge: The Audience

Members enter two images (any subject, any theme). The audience judge the pictures from the comfort of their own home using our 5-point system (award all 5 to one picture, or 1 vote to five pictures, or anything in between).


29th July

An Evening with Phil and Dave Phil Moorhouse LRPS, Dave Venables DPAGB, BPE4*

Two short presentations by two of our own members. Phil takes us on a tour of some of his more creative images and Dave takes us on a tour of various locations, reminding us of a time when foreign travel was not against the law!

(Deadline: Open Competition, 3 images, any subject)


12th August

Open Competition - Judge: Peter Young

Members can enter up to 3 images (any subject, any theme) just for fun.


2nd September

Seeing Opportunities - Erica Oram CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE2*

A talk centred around fitting photography in and around a busy life by seeing the photographic potential in whatever opportunities come your way. Erica has  an open-minded, creative and artistic approach to photography (both in-camera and using digital manipulation) with the aim of producing something a bit different. Subjects will include landscape, details and people.




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