January – April 2024

Most talks are held via Zoom. Meetings, workshops and competition evenings take place at the United Reformed Church, Vicars Cross unless stated otherwise.

You do not have to be a member to attend our events. If you are not a member you are welcome to sign up to any Zoom talk via Eventbrite. You can alternatively use the form which appears on this page below the talk. As a guest we ask you to make a small contribution of £3.99 towards our costs.

For evenings at the church hall – guests please pay £4 in cash only on the door.

Overview of the Programme

Tuesday 9 January

Den Fawcett – Topic to be confirmed

Den is a popular and long-standing member of the Society. He will give us a talk based on his long and extensive time as a photographer.

TUESDAY 16 JANUARY

Competition – Monochrome

With two classes, Prints and Digitally Projected Images (DPI), the competition will take place at the United Reformed Church, Vicars Cross.

Guests £4 – Pay on the door.

Tuesday 23 January

Tony North – Abstract Photography

Tony North is well known to us as an award winning macro photographer including overall winner of the latest International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. 

He is now doing more abstract photography of both natural and artificial subjects, both being featured in his new talk.

Tuesday 30 January

Workshop – Portrait Lighting

A hands-on workshop at the United Reformed Church, Vicars Cross for members to learn some basic skills in portrait lighting.

We plan to have at least two sets of lights available, with models, for members to try out.

Tonight is the closing date for submission of images for the Abstract competition

Tuesday 6 February

Thomas Peck – Imaging Reality, Documentary and Street Photography

https://www.thomaspeckphotography.com/

Tom is a regular contributor to magazines such as onlandscape.com and Black & White Photography where he writes about the aesthetics of photography. He is also a workshop leader for questphoto.co.uk, focusing mostly on landscape and cityscape photography. He judges for the EAF, and is the PDI Secretary for his local camera club, Loughton CC.

Tuesday 13 February

Competition – Abstract

With two classes, Prints and Digitally Projected Images (DPI), the competition will take place at the United Reformed Church, Vicars Cross.

Guests £4 – Pay on the door.

Tonight is the closing date for submission of images for the People competition

Tuesday 20 Febuary

Jason Wharam DPAGB, BAHons, BSc, MSc, DSc – A Guide’s View (Safari Experiences)

https://www.facebook.com/jasonwharamphotography/

Born in Zimbabwe, Jason’s love for the African bush grew by spending time bird watching, hunting, camping and exploring the surrounding areas. He joined the safari industry and started working as a trainee safari guide before joing on to work as a guide in various National Parks all over Southern Africa. He achieved his full Professional Guides Licence in 1999.

Jason has travelled extensively in Africa and is a very keen photographer, having pictures published in well-known travel and outdoor magazines such as Getaway and Africa Geographic. His passion and excitement for Africa’s bush and its wildlife is contagious and rubs off on all that travel with him in search of an authentic African experience.

Tuesday 27 Febuary

Competition – People

With two classes, Prints and Digitally Projected Images (DPI), the competition will take place at the United Reformed Church, Vicars Cross.

Guests £4 – Pay on the door.

Tuesday 5 March

Lecture

To be confirmed.

Tuesday 12 March

Workshop – Tabletop Photography

A hands-on workshop at the United Reformed Church, Vicars Cross for members to learn some basic skills in tabletop photography.

Tonight is the closing date for submission of images for the President’s Theme competition

Tuesday 19 March

Lecture

To be confirmed.

Tuesday 26 March

Competition – President’s Theme

With two classes, Prints and Digitally Projected Images (DPI), the competition will take place at the United Reformed Church, Vicars Cross.

The theme this season is “Industry”. As you are aware this is a very open category, it can be human industry or industry in nature. The choice is yours.

Guests £4 – Pay on the door.

Tuesday 2 April

Lecture

To be confirmed.

Tuesday 9 April

President’s evening

A talk by our current president, Graham Jones.

Tuesday 16 April

Annual Dinner

Information will follow.

Tuesday 23 April

Annual General Meeting

This will be held on Zoom.

Tuesday 30 April

Meeting – Share Some Images

A chance for members to bring along a small portfolio of 3 images, either DPI or prints, to show to other members and discuss. The theme for this evening will be decided at the meeting on 12 December.

We will organise into small groups on an informal basis, with each group using a laptop to display digital images.