Our Programme from September 2019

From time to time this page will be updated for additional meetings including:

  • visits to other clubs for presentations that might be of particular interest
  • events offering photo opportunities such as historical re-enactments, photo walks, car rallies etc.
  • visits to photographic exhibitions.

Non-members wishing to extend their current knowledge of photography will be welcomed.

For further information, contact: gordon@spaldingphotographicsociety.co.uk 

Sept. 4th.

Welcome to the new season - Gordon Fawley

What we did this summer; where members show a selection of their summer photos with details of the image.

Sept. 11th.

Treasure Hunt Results

Images from the Summer Event that took place on July 7th.

Judged by Richard Houghton.

Sept. 18th.

Beginners Evening

An introduction to Photography Basics to help understand camera settings and the fundamentals of photography.

Deadline for the 1st Aggregate competition on Oct. 2nd.

Sept. 25th.

Practical Evening - Close Up and Still Life

Bring a camera. A tripod and remote shutter release will be an advantage.

Oct. 2nd.

COMPETITION: 1st Aggregate

Judge - John Wilcox

Oct. 9th.

Review and discussion of Still Life Photos from last week

Presentation on The Value of Editing - Brendan D'Abreo

Oct. 16th.

Practical Evening - Portraits with single/two flash units

Bring a camera.

Oct. 23rd.

Mounting and Preparing Prints for Exhibition and Competition

Brendan D'Abreo

Oct. 30th.

Informal Competition for new members

Judging and discussion of the images by the members.

Nov. 6th.

VR Imaging - The Future of Photography


Nov. 13th.

Starscapes for Everyone - by Pete Atkinson


Nov. 20th.

Long Sutton Battle

A competition against Long Sutton Photography Group


Nov. 27th.

Colin Lusby - Around Britain with My Camera


Dec. 4th.

Steve Marriott


Dec. 11th.

Christmas Social

Dec. 18th.



Dec. 25th.



Jan. 1st.


Deadline for the 2nd Aggregate competition/Three-on-a-Theme, on Jan. 15th.

Jan. 8th.

Picture Quiz by Chris Dark

Featuring images of Spalding.


Jan 15th.

COMPETITION: 2nd Aggregate/Three-on-a-Theme - Judge: Nick Akers



Jan 22nd.

NEMPF DVD of Prize-winning Projected Digital Images

As we are dependent on receipt of the DVD, this evening  may have to be moved to later in the year.


Jan 29th.

10 x 30 Evening

A series of presentations of ten digital images taken by our members, where the author will speak to each image briefly. The presentations advance images automatically after 30 seconds.

Depending on receipt of the NEMPF DVD, this evening may move back to January 22nd.

Feb. 5th.

Creative Photography; where you'll be shown how to take Pictures of Smoke. Bring a camera.
Deadline for the 3rd Aggregate competition on Feb. 19th.

Feb. 12th.

Two presentations by members Bill Fisher and Bruce Hayes.

Feb. 19th.

COMPETITION: 3rd Aggregate - Judge: Richard Houghton


Feb. 26th.

Ray Fidler - Part III


March 4th.

An introduction to basic editing of a RAW file using the RAW Processor of Photoshop Elements.
And an introduction to layers and masks if there's time.
Deadline for the Annual competition on March 18th.

March 11th.

Members evening: Getting started with Layers and Masks. An introduction to the process and the possibilities.


March 18th.


to acknowledge the threat of Covid-19.
The Annual Competition of prints and PDIs planned for this date has been postponed to September 16th. Judge: Dave Stewart.



March 25th.


to acknowledge the threat of Covid-19.
The Members' Evening on photographing movement has been moved to the new season that starts on Sept. 2nd. The revised date of the Members' Evening on photographing movement, will be announced in the new season's Programme.


April 1st.


to acknowledge the threat of Covid-19.
The feedback session planned for April 1st, has been moved to the September 2nd. It will follow the AGM.




April 8th.


to acknowledge the threat of Covid-19.
The AGM & Start-of-Season Social has been moved to Wednesday Sept. 2nd. At the Social which will follow the AGM, we will discuss members' personal  photographic aspirations and the Programme for the 20/21 season.
The Programme will be circulated to members as a printable document as soon as it is ready. This is expected to be in the summer months.