Our Programme from September 2018 through to April 2019

Sept. 5th.

Welcome to the new season. Gordon Fawley

Tell us your interests: subjects, topics, styles... and show some of your summer photos.


Sept. 12th.

Presentation and discussion

of the images we took at the Pinchbeck Engine museum visit.


Sept. 19th.

Print Presentation by Peter Yeo - Island Hopping

Fotospeed paper at a discounted price will be available tonight

Sept. 26th.

Presentation and discussion

of the images we'll be using in an upcoming inter-club competition.

Oct. 3rd.

Practical evening - Macro and Still Life

Bring your camera and try these areas of photography


Oct. 10th.

Deadline for Prints and PDIs for the 1st Aggregate Competition

Bruce Hayes - Discovering Photography


Oct. 17th.

Photoshop Practical Evening

Essential techniques and specific solutions requested by members

Oct. 24th.

1st Aggregate competition
Judge - Richard Houghton

Oct. 31st.

Recorded lecture from PAGB – “How to Judge or not to Judge”


Nov. 7th.

Images for the 2019 Calendar.

Assessment and final selection by members' consensus.


MONDAY Nov. 12th.

Inter-club competition - the PAT GOODE MEMORIAL Competition

A multi-club competition at Wisbech Camera Club for us to experience other clubs' images and standards. We will car pool for those who want to attend.

Please note, this is on a Monday not our usual Wednesday meeting this week.
Deadline for entries for Three-on-a-Theme



Nov. 21st.

A presentation at DEEPINGS CAMERA CLUB by Sarah Kelman

Ten Thousand Miles of Ocean

We will car pool for those who want to attend.

Please note, this is at Deepings Community Centre at 19:30 not at the Outdoor Bowls Pavilion in Spalding.

Nov. 28th.

Three-on-a-Theme  competition Prints & PDIs
Judge - Ralph Bennett

Scores are to count towards the Aggregates


Dec. 5th.

Portrait Photography - from photograph to print.

A practical demonstration of this genre where all stages of the process - posing, lighting effects, camera setting options, post-editing and printing, will be explained and demonstrated.


Dec. 12th.

Christmas Social

Closed for the Christmas Break.

The Programme for 2019 will include:

A presentation by Jim Hartje - "How To Improve Your Photography"

Presentations on Digital Imagery - Tips and Tricks, where we will explore the fine lines between reality, invention and trickery.

A return visit from Ray Fidler, with his inspirational approach to photography, style and learning.

The 3rd Aggregate competition and the Annual competitions for Prints and PDIs.

Drone photography.

A photography Treasure Hunt.

And an exhibition in the Geest Gallery at Ayscoughfee Hall.

Jan. 9th.

NEMPF Exhibition Photo CD.

An evening viewing and discussing award-winning images of the highest quality in amateur photography.

Deadline for entries to the 3rd Aggregate competition

Jan. 16th.




Jan. 23rd.

3rd Aggregate competition
Judge - Steve Marriott

Jan. 30th.

Presentation - "How To Improve Your Photography"
By Jim Hartje



Feb. 6th.

Drone Photography
Gordon Fawley


Feb. 13th.

Exposure and Aperture


Feb. 20th.

Annual Print and PDI Competition
Judge - Colin Lusby


Feb. 27th.

A return visit by Ray Fidler

Mar. 6th.

Presentation by Steve Reid

Mar. 13th.

A Practical Introduction to Studio Lighting
By Steve Marriott



Mar. 20th.

NEMPF CD of Winning Prints entries

A chance to view and discuss the latest award-winning NEMPF competition images

Mar. 27th.

Portrait Practical Evening

Bring a camera, tripod and remote trigger if you have one. We will try out some of the studio lighting scenarios that Steve Marriott explained and then demonstrated on March 14th.


Apr. 3rd.

Favourite Pic of the Year

An evening of members' images taken in the last year, with an explanation of why these became favourites.


Apr. 10th.

AGM, Awards and end-of-season Social


Mid-April to End August 2019

To encourage our photography to continue to develop throughout the summer, the club will arrange a number of photography-related opportunities. Members' images from these events will be displayed on the website and in ongoing exhibitions around Spalding Town Centre.

To this end, we will:

  • notify members of professional exhibitions such as the SONY Awards in London. Some of us already attend these to see the latest trends and standards.
  • notify members of presentations that may be of interest at nearby clubs whose seasons continue through the summer months, and
  • continue our own photographic and social activities through the summer with informal meetings via:
    • local photo walks in parks, nature reserves and around Spalding itself
    • visits to museums that offer niche photo opportunities, such as The Newark Air Museum, The Imperial war Museum at Duxford and The National Space Centre in Leicester
    • trips to Water Mills, parks, gardens and stately homes, including The Botanic Gardens in Cambridge and the elegant and photogenic university colleges in Cambridge during their close period
    • entry to inter-club competitions at nearby camera clubs.

The dates, times and transport arrangements for proposed visits will be notified to members by phone and email.