8th September

Members Showcase Evening - Phil Moorhouse LRPS

An evening celebrating the photography of Shirley Photographic Society. Included, are some of our own members' favourite photographs accompanied by their own commentaries.

(Deadline for contributions (4 images & 4 commentaries) is Thursday 25th August)


15th September

My Process, My Way - Huw Alban

Huw is based in Dorset and describes himself as an Artist using Photography, specialising in the creation of images that capture true nature - whatever the subject. This is a light-hearted exploration of Huw's own photographic process, looking at kit choices, why and how to use neutral density filters, both graduated and full neutral greys, how to use the histogram behind the camera and software choices.


(Deadline: First Open Digital Competition, 3 images)


22nd September

Rules and Qualifications Demystified - Various SPS Members

BPE, CPAGB, DPAGB, FRPS, LRPS, EFIAP - Ever wondered what all those letters stand for? Or what you need to do to obtain them, all will be revealed tonight!  Plus, SPS rules explained with some examples of what will be accepted and what our competition secretary may reject.


29th September

First Open Digital Competition - Colin Walls CPAGB ARPS AIPF

We welcome back Colin who is travelling from Malvern to join us, and is an active member of Beacon Camera Club.

(Deadline: First Open Print Competition, 3 prints)


6th October

'A Lonely Man Walks Lonely Cities' - The Evolution of a Style - Adrian Donaghue

Adrian is a Clinical Psychologist joins us from Melbourne Australia where they are 12 hours ahead of us. Adrian is a brilliant creative photographer with a street/urban touch and a distinguished surreal style.

Adrian is appearing via Zoom, to save on travelling expenses...


13th October

First Open Print Competition - Judge: Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP APSA

A welcome return visit from Anne, who is a great friend of the club and lives in Solihull.

(Deadline: Landscapes Competition - 2 digital / 2 print)


20th October



27th October

Landscapes Competition - Judge: Rob Ings

Rob is a wedding photographer based in Lichfield, and is an active member of Lichfield Camera Club.

Wedding Photographer in Lichfield - About Us


3rd November

Beautiful Baja, Wet Mountains and a Dry Valley - A Whale of a Winter Trip Jane Roby


(Deadline: President's Set Assignment 'Feeling, Emotion, Mood', 3 images)


10th November

Barbie's Indian Takeaway - Barbara Lindsay MPAGB FBPE EFIAP/s AWPF

Barbie's own individual take on India, visiting Deli, Agra, Varanasi and the Kumela Festival in Allahabad. 



17th November

President's Set Assignment  - 'Feeling, Emotion, Mood' - Jenny Ladbrooke

This year's President, Jenny, is in the 'hot-seat' and has the unenviable task of appraising our images, all conveying Feeling, Emotion or Mood.


24th November

This, That and Wildlife - Sandie Cox ARPS DPAGB EFIAP

A welcome return to our friend, Sandie, with her latest print lecture. Sandie is an active member of Bristol and Tetbury Camera Clubs.

(Deadline: Panels Competition, 2 digital / 2 print panels)


1st December

An Insight into my Photography - Paul Hassell FRPS MPAGB FBPE FIPF

Paul is a member of Smethwick Photographic Society, and started club photography 10 years ago and competes regularly in national and international competitions. He talks about the early years and his mindset to start competing at the highest levels. 


8th December

Panels Competition Judge: John Haines

A welcome return to John, to judge our Panels Competition, both prints and digitals.

(Deadline: Christmas Knockout, 50p per image)


15th December

Landscape - It's all about the Light - Colin Ross ARPS AIPF

Colin lives in Northern Island and describes himself as a Fine Art Landscape Photographer, but his work covers many different genres.



22nd December

Christmas Knockout 

The return of our 'just for fun' fund-raiser, where the audience acts as the judge. Two images are projected at once, and the audience must choose their favourite 'Left' or 'Right' ('Door' or 'Window' for those who prefer). Each round we whittle down the entries until we reach our final few when we choose our winner. Just-for-fun, so remember entries do not count as one of your formal entries of the season.

(Deadline: 'Straight out of the Camera' Competition, 3 images)

5th January

'Straight out of the Camera' Competition - Judge: Steve Clifford LRPS

A new competition, where the aim is to get it right in-camera. So, no tinkering around in Photoshop (or similar) no cropping, no removing distractions, etc. Please just use your editor to re-size to the normal image size of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

(Deadline: People Competition - 2 prints and 2 digital images)


12th January

North - Deborah and Duncan Armour DPAGB

We have been South with Deborah and Duncan, and stopped off in Africa on our way North for this presentation - Travels in Northern Climes, looking for landscapes and Wildlife. This presentation covers more than 20 years of photography and describes the frustrations and challenges of photographing locations in Scotland, Alaska, Spitzbergen and Lofoten.



19th January

People Competition -  Judge: TBC

(Deadline: Mono Competition - 2 prints and 2 digital images)


26th January 

London Light, London Life - Chris Shepherd

Can you become an expert photographer in your lunch hour? Many years ago Chris set about the task of improving his photography by practising every lunch hour. Working in central London provided many opportunities to capture interesting images of the places and the people of London. Chris is Chairman of H2 Photography Group in Harlow.