Members' Showcase - Phil Moorhouse LRPS
Bring TWO prints on the night. Plus a series of short video presentations celebrating the photography of our own members.
Getting the Most from your Digital Camera - Carl Wright LRPS
A guide to the ins and outs of digital cameras of all types and how to get the most out of yours.
Deadline: First Open Projected Competition (3 images)
The Good Old days - Bob Moore HonFRPS HonMPAGB & Sue Moore FRPS MPAGB
A nostalgic look at Birmingham throughout the 1960s and 1970s in Mono.
First Projected Competition - Judge: Paddy Ruske
Deadline: First Open Print Competition (3 prints)
Creative Portraiture - Steve Proctor DPAGB BPE5* QPSA
Steve is a member of both Ribblesdale and Chorley camera clubs, and specialises in photographing people in a more creative way, telling more of a story, including post-processing ideas and techniques.
First Print Competition - Judge Trevor Bell LRPS
We welcome back Trevor, this time in person, rather than from the comfort of his home in Malvern.
Deadline: Natural History Competition (2 prints / 2 digitals)
Sri Lankan Wildlife - Gianpiero Ferrari FRPS DPAGB FBPE AFIAP
A welcome return for Gianpierro, who joins us via Zoom, documenting his travels around Sri Lanka in search of the island's wildlife.
Natural History Competition - Judge: Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s
Ralph is a well travelled wildlife photographer who is a member of Bristol Camera Club. We saw his last presentation via Zoom in November 2020, but this time Ralph visits us in person.
Dark Horizons - Oliver Taylor
Astrophotographer, Oliver Taylor, is an international award winning photographer, with published images in numerous publications. His talk is based on a self-drive journey in the Bolivian, Chilean and Peruvian Altiplano, areas, considered a Mecca for landscape astrophotography, and renowned for having the best atmospheric conditions on the planet for astrophotography. An adventure over some of the most remote landscapes in the world riddled with logistical problems, high altitude, sub-zero temperatures, low humidity and a complete lack of civilization and infrastructure. The presentation will show landscape, nightscape, astronomy images alongside behind the scenes images and video.
Deadline: President's Set Assignment (Straight Lines) (3 digital images)
Looking Local - Chris Shepherd
A return visit for Chris who reflects on how as photographers we often suffer from 'Locational Myopia', constantly wishing we were in some exotic location with the best possible equipment. In this talk, he details his fight, in his own humorous way, with his own Locational Myopia and ways to overcome it, as well as a personal journey to become a landscape photographer. Chris also tells us he has the best joke, so watch out Phil!
President's Set Assignment (Straight Lines) - Judge: Phil Moorhouse LRPS
This year's President, Phil Moorhouse, is in the hot-seat to appraise your Straight Lines.
More Pictures Wot I Like - Dave Tucker EFIAP/g DPAGB CPAGB BPE3*
A welcome return for great friend of the club, Dave Tucker.
Deadline: Landscapes Competition (2 prints / 2 digitals)
Monica on Tour - Monica Doshi
Local photographer, Monica Doshi, takes us on a journey around the world with a series of digital images and prints.
Landscapes Competition - Judge: Louise Hill LRPS MPAGB
Deadline: Xmas Knockout entries
Monday 11th December
Christmas Meal - Fulford Heath Golf Club
Member's Evening - Ian Cooke and Kevin Watts
'A Day Out' with Ian, and then Kevin gives us 'A taste of Myanmar'.
Christmas Knockout - Judge: The Audience
A fun evening where, each round, two images are projected at random, and the Audience chooses their favourite by voting 'left' or 'right'. Round-by-round, we whittle down the entries to the final few, concluding with our favourite photograph of the night.
Deadline: Straight-out-of-Camera (3 digital images)
Straight out of the Camera Competition - Judge: Mike Sharples MFIAP MPAGB ARPS EFIAP FBPE
The only rule for this one is that your image comes straight out of the camera. Just press the shutter and show us what you saw! No manipulation allowed, with the exception of resizing!
Deadline: Monochrome Competition (up to 2 prints, and 2 digital images)
Living and Working as a Professional Photographer in Namibia - Scott Hurd
The content of Scott's presentation is as diverse as the Namibian people, the wildlife and the land itself. As a born story-teller he speaks lovingly of a land that fast became his home, a land where camera technique has to adapt to very different, sometimes arduous and often extreme conditions. This is an Africa that visitors can only guess at.
Monochrome Competition - Judge: Darron Mathews FRPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE5*
Deadline: Panels Competition (up to 2 print panels, and 2 digital panels)
The Journey Continues - Paul Hassell FRPS MPAGB FBPE FIPF
Paul returns to continue his journey from his start in club photography to competing in national and international competitions, told in his own distinctive style.
Panels Competition - Judge: Peter Siviter DPAGB EFIAP
Panels of 3 or 4 images, in print and digital formats.
Deadline: Travel Competition (up to 2 prints, and 2 digital images)
Friday 2nd February
Six-Way Interclub - Judge: Ralph Duckett MPGB APAGB EFIAP
A new Interclub competition with Shirley PS joining Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Kings Norton, Redditch and South Birmingham. South Birmingham PS will be hosting the competition at The Friends Meeting House on the corner of Hamlet Road and Stratford Road in Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9BG. Doors will open at 7 pm for a 7:30 pm start.
Member's Evening 'In Search of Giants in Brazil's Pantanal and Guyana - Tim Hutchin
Tim reflects upon his long-awaited journey to South America.
'Travel' Competition - Judge: Steve Clifford CPAGB BPE3* AFIAP
Deadline: Annual Projected Competition (3 images)
TBC - Barbara Lindsey
Annual Projected Competition - Judge: Vin Scothern DPAGB EFIAP PPSA BPE5*
Deadline: Annual Print Competition (3 prints)
Bring SIX Prints - Judge: The Audience
Bring 6 prints on the night, for the audience to select two images to go through to the final round.
Annual Print Competition - Judge: Bob Goode ARPS EFIAP/g CPAGB BPE3*
The finale to our formal competition season, with 3 prints, any subject, any theme, any genre,
Interclub Competition - Judge: Dave Tucker EFIAP/g DPAGB CPAGB BPE3*
Our annual Interclub competition where we compete with South Birmingham and Knowle CC, for the prestigious Warwickshire Plaque.
Deadline: Creative Competition (3 images) & AV Competition (1 AV)
Maundy Thursday - No Meeting at the Church Hall
Our final 'fun' competitions of the year, where members get creative and the best AV of the night is awarded the prestigious David Venables Trophy.
President's Evening - Phil Moorhouse LRPS
This year's President, Phil, presents an evening of his own photography.
Friday 12th April
Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Fulford Heath Golf Club
AGM and MCPF Portfolio