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NEWS UPDATE – Due to continuing high rates of Covid, please note that the following 4 Club Evenings will now be on Zoom

  • 13th January    –  Jane Lazenby , BA Hons, ASEA, SAAPA, QTFE2, UKCPS, LRPS, BPE4*, DPAGB, AFIAP, LMPA, EFIAP                                                                                                       > From paintbrush to pixels (already rescheduled to Zoom)
  • 20th January   –  Roger Butler  > An Evening of Canal Photography  (now on Zoom)
  • 27th January   –  Aggregate 3     > Prints: Set: Country (now on Zoom)
  • 3rd Feburary   –  Colin Westgate, FRPS,DPAGB, MFIAP > The Expressive Landscape (now on Zoom)
  • 10th Feburary –  David Boag   > Photographing Nature More Creatively (now on Zoom)
Date What’s On
2 September Opening Night                  CISP Show

A celebration of the great images accepted in our very own international exhibition…The Cheltenham International Salon of Photography.

9 September Van Greaves FRPS                 Hard to Get’ Pictures

With at least 10 illustrated outdoor books, contributions to others, many illustrated magazine articles, calendar, and card publications, Van has been involved in the publishing world since 1980. He gained a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1991 with an applied panel of mountain pictures and his many of his images have won awards in international salons of photography. Tonight, he shows some of his stunning travel imagery, focussing on pictures that are out of the ordinary and ‘hard to get’.

16 September Michael Stephenson           Current work

Michael lectures in photography at the University of Gloucestershire. This evening he will be presenting and discussing his recent work.

23 September Andrew Marker FRPS         Our Beautiful World

A talk of two halves. The first half is composed of prints from Andrew’s ARPS and FRPS panels, together with some ‘F’ ideas that didn’t quite work. The second half is a series of AV sequences from Yellowstone, Tuscany and Namibia.

30September Aggregate 1                      Prints Open

Judge: Les Loosmore  ARPS DPAGB AWPF

Please upload entries by Sept 16th

7 October Peter Crane                       Street Photography

Street photography is the subject for this evening, and for Swindon-based Peter Crane it still entails looking for that decisive moment while looking to tell a story in a single frame. He’s also looking for characters and says he sometimes follows interesting-looking people to get a better background.  Peter will be sharing his techniques and images.

14 October Jane Lazenby LMPA CPAGB AFIAP     From Paintbrush to Pixels

Jane is a multi award-winning photographer, internationally recognised for her fine art portraits and equine work.  Staring as an equine portrait artist, her work is now more based on digital photography and hangs in galleries across the UK and Europe. Her talk take us on her journey from paintbrush to pixels.

Please Note:–  This presentation will be via Zoom and the link will be provided to members in the week leading up to Oct 14th

21 October Aggregate 1                      PDI  Open

Judge: Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP

28 October Peter Siviter EFIAP, DPAGB           Photosynthesis

Peter is well-known to CCC as a judge and has an international reputation as an award-winning photographer. This presentation concentrates on his award-winning images and the methods he uses to create them.

Please hand-in entries for Print Aggregate – Round 2 – Open

 

4 November Paddy Ruske                     Iceland, Land of Contrasts

Paddy is well-known as a  judge with PAGB and MCPF, and among his many awards has been Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photographic Awards. Tonight he treats us to his fabulous images of the land of fire, ice and contrasts, Iceland.

9 November Tuesday Zoom                Battle v Cheltenham USA

Judge: Rikki O’Neill FRPS MPAGB

11 November Aggregate 2                      Prints Open

Judge: Anne Sutcliffe FRPS, EFIAP

Please upload your entries for the Harry Sedgwick Trophy. This year’s subject is ‘Portraits’

18 November Tal Chohan                        From Home to Taboda

Tal brings us great images and an impressive range. The first half  covers local British Wildlife including iconic species such as Kingfisher, Kestrel, Owls and Foxes.  In the second part we meet tigers in India. An evening of documentary, landscape, portraiture and action photography, with tips on light and composition.

Please upload your PDI entries for Aggregate – Round 2 – Open

25 November Harry Sedgwick               Portraits  

Judge: David Lowe DPAGB ARPS

2 December Aggregate 2                      PDIs

Judge: Peter Crane ARPS

9 December

Colin Dixon EFIAP CPAGB:     My journey from a Horse to EFIAP and beyond

My photography journey from a picture of a horse I took that won a competition and got me to enter a camera club. From there the talk follows my journey in photography including landscape and street photography, portrait and art nudes  and on to my newly found creative portraiture.

16 December How to get your images into CISP

An addition to the advertised programme!

The Cheltenham International Salon of Photography attracts entries from all over the world, including some from our members. In this special event, CISP experts will analyse a number of members’ images that were accepted – and some that were not – in the 2021 salon.   An essential evening for anyone interested in entering salons, whether in Cheltenham or elsewhere.  A  timely evening as entries for CISP 2022 open in early January.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND EVERY GOOD WISH FOR 2022 TO ALL MEMBERS. 
1 January CISP 2022 – ENTRIES OPEN
6 January Sharon and Rob Prenton Jones          The Art of Composite Photography       ** By Zoom ** 

Sharon and Rob are internationally famous for their fine art composite images. Sharon provided the cover for CISP 2021 where she won two gold medals and three ribbons. This talk will cover the thinking behind some of their images. It illustrates the fun involved both on the shoot and in playing with Photoshop afterwards. Hints, tips and plenty more.  Deconstructing images and making a composite live on Zoom. Among Sharon’s distinctions are MPAGB, MFIAP and ABPE. Rob’s honours include EFIAP Platinum and BPE *5.

13 January Jane Lazenby BA Hons, ASEA, SAAPA, QTFE2, UKCPS, LRPS, BPE4*, DPAGB, AFIAP, LMPA, EFIAP

From Paintbrush to Pixels  ** Now By Zoom **

Jane is a multi award-winning photographer, internationally recognised for her fine art portraits and equine work.  Staring as an equine portrait artist, her work is now more based on digital photography and hangs in galleries across the UK and Europe. Her talk take us on her journey from paintbrush to pixels.

Please hand-in entries for Print Aggregate – Round 3 – ‘Country’

20 January Roger Butler                      An Evening of Canal Photography        ** Now By Zoom **

An evening of colourful images introducing the wonderful world of our inland waterways. Expect dramatic engineering, unusual architecture, interesting landscapes, historic boats and lots of quirky features. Roger, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, reveals the diverse and often little-known heritage associated with our 2000-mile canal network.

27 January Aggregate 3                      Prints: Set: Country      ** Now By Zoom **

Judge: Leigh Woolford AWPF, EFIAP

3 February Colin Westgate, FRPS,DPAGB, MFIAP       The Expressive Landscape    ** Now By Zoom **

Colin asks “why are so many of our landscape pictures so disappointing and fail to stir the emotions?” Often it is because they lack atmosphere and light, plus the appropriate post-processing techniques.  This talk shows how to add these elusive elements to produce fine art images of the highest quality.

Please upload your PDI entries for Aggregate – Round 3 – ‘Town’

8 February Tuesday Zoom Battle      v Cirencester & Stroud

Judge: Ralph Duckett MPAGB APAGB EFIAP

10 February David Boag            Photographing Nature More Creatively      ** Now By Zoom **

A step up from most nature and wildlife talks!  David has been a professional wildlife photographer for more than 40 years and is the author of 18 books. In this inspirational lecture he enthuses and encourages us to develop more creative ideas by thinking differently.

17 February Aggregate 3                      PDI. Set: Town

Judge: Leigh Woolford AWPF, EFIAP

Please hand-in entries for Print Aggregate – Round 4 – Open

24 February Margaret Salisbury FRPS MFIAP   Pictures in Monochrome

Margaret, known as ‘The Welsh Dragon’ thanks to her photographic signature, offers us a varied talk.  It features many different genres including Margaret’s favourites, ‘Pictorial’ and ‘People in their Environment’. The talk will include how she approaches the subject, the choices we have when taking/making pictures and techniques used.  Margaret will show and talk about personal feelings about pictures and why she thinks Monochrome is so appealing for so many subjects.

3 March Aggregate 4                                 Prints: Open

Judge: Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB AFIAP

10 March Howard Bagshaw  MPAGB ARPS           My World of AV

Awarded the Henry Dobson Medal by the RPS for his outstanding contribution to the world of AV, Howard has also been RPS AV Group Chair and organiser of the RPS National AV Championship. We are delighted that Howard will share his own world of AV with us tonight.

TBC Cheltenham v Cheltenham Australia
17 March Steven Galvin                            Judge, Jury and Executioner

Steven has enthusiastically and successfully competed at club level and above since 2006 and has been judging since early 2017.  As a poacher and gamekeeper, he has a fascinating insight into the world of club competitions.  His candid observations are thought provoking, often humorous, informative, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, but always positive.

Please upload your PDI entries for the Annual Exhibition

24 March Chair’s Evening

The nature and format of this evening remains a mystery until the Chair announces it at 7.45pm! What surprises are in store this year?

Please upload your PDI entries for Aggregate – Round 4 – Open

30 March – Deadline for entries to CISP 2022

31 March University of Gloucestershire           Students’ work

Students from the BA and MA Photography courses showcase their current work.

7 April Aggregate 4                                 PDIs: Open

Judge: David E Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b BPE5*

Please hand-in your Prints for te Eric Franks Sedgwick Trophy

And upload your AV’s for the Jean Krier  

9 April Annual Exhibition

 To be tied in with CISP

Note: No meeting on 14th April as it’s Maundy Thursday

21 April Eric Frank/Jean Krier Competitions

Two competitions in one evening: Mono images of Cheltenham, and AVs.

Judged by a panel led by last year’s winners, Andy Buckley and David Elder.

28 April Malcolm Cook EFIAP/p                   Endless Skies

Having reached the dizzy heights of EFIAP platinum it is no surprise that Malcolm’s photographs are stunning. His talk tonight will feature an enthralling mix of excellent photographs, technical tips on the use of the camera and Photoshop, and a lot of good humour.  However, it’s not all landscapes and seascapes…water sports also feature heavily.

12 May Home Grown Talent                    Club members

 Three club members share their own images and their thoughts on them.

19 May Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3  Creativity with your camera

Diane is a now-retired commercial photographer based in Louth, Lincolnshire and has been producing great images for more than 20 years. She now concentrates on personal projects. Tonight, she shares her thoughts (and images) on creativity, thinking outside the box, and getting your images noticed.

26 May The Annual General Meeting

Committee Reports, Presentation of Trophies, Election of new Committee, Motions for debate – how can you miss this evening? Come and play an active part in the running of your club! Do not forget to bring your favourite mounted print for the Members’ Choice competition.

BEST WISHES FOR A VERY HAPPY SUMMER TO ALL MEMBERS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN ON SEPTEMBER 1st 2022

Date   –   What’s On
2 September –  Opening Night: CISP Show

A celebration of the great images accepted in our very own international exhibition…The Cheltenham International Salon of Photography.

9 September – Van Greaves FRPS  >  Hard to Get’ Pictures

With at least 10 illustrated outdoor books, contributions to others, many illustrated magazine articles, calendar, and card publications, Van has been involved in the publishing world since 1980. He gained a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1991 with an applied panel of mountain pictures and his many of his images have won awards in international salons of photography. Tonight, he shows some of his stunning travel imagery, focussing on pictures that are out of the ordinary and ‘hard to get’.

16 September – Michael Stephenson  > Current work

Michael lectures in photography at the University of Gloucestershire. This evening he will be presenting and discussing his recent work.

23 September – Andrew Marker FRPS  > Our Beautiful World

A talk of two halves. The first half is composed of prints from Andrew’s ARPS and FRPS panels, together with some ‘F’ ideas that didn’t quite work. The second half is a series of AV sequences from Yellowstone, Tuscany and Namibia.

30 September – Aggregate 1  >  Prints Open

Judge: Les Loosmore  ARPS DPAGB AWPF

Please upload entries by Sept 16th

7 October – Peter Crane  >  Street Photography

Street photography is the subject for this evening, and for Swindon-based Peter Crane it still entails looking for that decisive moment while looking to tell a story in a single frame. He’s also looking for characters and says he sometimes follows interesting-looking people to get a better background.  Peter will be sharing his techniques and images.

14 October –

Jane Lazenby LMPA CPAGB AFIAP   > From Paintbrush to Pixels

Jane is a multi award-winning photographer, internationally recognised for her fine art portraits and equine work.  Staring as an equine portrait artist, her work is now more based on digital photography and hangs in galleries across the UK and Europe. Her talk take us on her journey from paintbrush to pixels.

Please Note:  – This presentation will be via Zoom and the link will be provided to members in the week leading up to Oct 14th

21 October – Aggregate 1  >  PDI  Open

Judge: Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP

28 October – Peter Siviter EFIAP, DPAGB  > Photosynthesis 

Peter is well-known to CCC as a judge and has an international reputation as an award-winning photographer. This presentation concentrates on his award-winning images and the methods he uses to create them.

Please hand-in your entries for Print Aggregate – Round 2 – Open

4 November – Paddy Ruske  >  Iceland, Land of Contrasts

Paddy is well-known as a  judge with PAGB and MCPF, and among his many awards has been Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photographic Awards. Tonight he treats us to his fabulous images of the land of fire, ice and contrasts, Iceland.

9 November – Tuesday Zoom Battle v Cheltenham USA

Judge: Rikki O’Neill FRPS MPAGB

11 November – Aggregate 2  >  Prints Open 

Judge: Anne Sutcliffe FRPS, EFIAP

Please upload your PDIs for the Harry Sedgwick Trophy. This year’s subject is ‘Portraits’

18 November – Tal Chohan  > From Home to Taboda

Tal brings us great images and an impressive range. The first half  covers local British Wildlife including iconic species such as Kingfisher, Kestrel, Owls and Foxes.  In the second part we meet tigers in India. An evening of documentary, landscape, portraiture and action photography, with tips on light and composition.

Please upload your PDIs for Aggregate Round 2 – Open

25 November – Harry Sedgwick  >  Portraits  

Judge: David Lowe DPAGB ARPS

2 December – Aggregate 2  >  PDIs

Judge: Peter Crane ARPS

9 December – Colin Dixon EFIAP CPAGB  > My journey from a Horse to EFIAP and beyond


My photography journey from a picture of a horse I took that won a competition and got me to enter a camera club. From there the talk follows my journey in photography including landscape and street photography, portrait and art nudes  and on to my newly found creative portraiture.

16 December – How to get your images into CISP

An addition to the advertised programme!

The Cheltenham International Salon of Photography attracts entries from all over the world, including some from our members. In this special event, CISP experts will analyse a number of members’ images that were accepted – and some that were not – in the 2021 salon.   An essential evening for anyone interested in entering salons, whether in Cheltenham or elsewhere.  A  timely evening as entries for CISP 2022 open in early January.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND EVERY GOOD WISH FOR 2022 TO ALL MEMBERS. 
1 January – CISP 2022 – ENTRIES OPEN
6 January – Sharon and Rob Prenton Jones > The Art of Composite Photography   ** By Zoom **

Sharon and Rob are internationally famous for their fine art composite images. Sharon provided the cover for CISP 2021 where she won two gold medals and three ribbons. This talk will cover the thinking behind some of their images. It illustrates the fun involved both on the shoot and in playing with Photoshop afterwards. Hints, tips and plenty more.  Deconstructing images and making a composite live on Zoom. Among Sharon’s distinctions are MPAGB, MFIAP and ABPE. Rob’s honours include EFIAP Platinum and BPE *5.

13 January – Jane Lazenby BA Hons, ASEA, SAAPA, QTFE2, UKCPS, LRPS, BPE4*, DPAGB, AFIAP, LMPA, EFIAP

From Paintbrush to Pixels  ** Now By Zoom **

Jane is a multi award-winning photographer, internationally recognised for her fine art portraits and equine work.  Staring as an equine portrait artist, her work is now more based on digital photography and hangs in galleries across the UK and Europe. Her talk take us on her journey from paintbrush to pixels.

Please hand-in your entries for Print Aggregate – Round 3 – ‘Country’

20 January Roger Butler  >  An Evening of Canal Photography          ** Now By Zoom **

An evening of colourful images introducing the wonderful world of our inland waterways. Expect dramatic engineering, unusual architecture, interesting landscapes, historic boats and lots of quirky features. Roger, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, reveals the diverse and often little-known heritage associated with our 2000-mile canal network.

27 January – Aggregate 3  >  Prints: Set: Country        ** Now By Zoom **

Judge: Leigh Woolford AWPF, EFIAP

3 February – Colin Westgate, FRPS,DPAGB, MFIAP  >  The Expressive Landscape        ** Now By Zoom **

Colin asks “why are so many of our landscape pictures so disappointing and fail to stir the emotions?” Often it is because they lack atmosphere and light, plus the appropriate post-processing techniques.  This talk shows how to add these elusive elements to produce fine art images of the highest quality.

Please upload your entries for PDI Aggregate – Round 3 – ‘Town’

8 February – Tuesday Zoom Battle  v  Cirencester & Stroud

Judge: Ralph Duckett MPAGB APAGB EFIAP

10 February – David Boag    > Photographing Nature More Creatively            ** Now By Zoom **

A step up from most nature and wildlife talks!  David has been a professional wildlife photographer for more than 40 years and is the author of 18 books. In  this inspirational lecture he enthuses and encourages us to develop more creative ideas by thinking differently.

17 February Aggregate 3  >  PDI. Set: Town

Judge: Leigh Woolford AWPF, EFIAP

Please hand-in your entries for Print Aggregate – Round 4 – Open

24 February – Margaret Salisbury FRPS MFIAP  >  Pictures in Monochrome

Margaret, known as ‘The Welsh Dragon’ thanks to her photographic signature, offers us a varied talk.  It features many different genres including Margaret’s favourites, ‘Pictorial’ and ‘People in their Environment’. The talk will include how she approaches the subject, the choices we have when taking/making pictures and techniques used.  Margaret will show and talk about personal feelings about pictures and why she thinks Monochrome is so appealing for so many subjects.

3 March – Aggregate 4  >  Prints: Open

Judge: Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB AFIAP

10 March – Howard Bagshaw  MPAGB ARPS  >  My World of AV

Awarded the Henry Dobson Medal by the RPS for his outstanding contribution to the world of AV, Howard has also been RPS AV Group Chair and organiser of the RPS National AV Championship. We are delighted that Howard will share his own world of AV with us tonight.

TBC – Cheltenham v Cheltenham Australia
17 March – Steven Galvin  >  Judge, Jury and Executioner

Steven has enthusiastically and successfully competed at club level and above since 2006 and has been judging since early 2017.  As a poacher and gamekeeper, he has a fascinating insight into the world of club competitions.  His candid observations are thought provoking, often humorous, informative, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, but always positive.

Please hand-in / upload your entries for Annual Exhibition

24 March – Chair’s Evening

The nature and format of this evening remains a mystery until the Chair announces it at 7.45pm! What surprises are in store this year?

Please upload your entries for PDI Aggregate – Round 4 – Open

30 March – Deadline for entries to CISP 2022

31 March – University of Gloucestershire  >  Students’ work

Students from the BA and MA Photography courses showcase their current work.

7 April – Aggregate 4  >  PDIs: Open

Judge: David E Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b BPE5*

Please hand-in your Prints for Eric Franks and upload AVs for the Jean Krier

9 April – Annual Exhibition

 To be tied in with CISP and Annual Exhibition judging weekend

Note: No meeting on 14th Apr as it’s Maundy Thursday

21 April – Eric Frank/Jean Krier Competitions

Two competitions in one evening: Mono images of Cheltenham, and AVs.

Judged by a panel led by last year’s winners, Andy Buckley and David Elder.

28 April – Malcolm Cook EFIAP/p > Endless Skies

Having reached the dizzy heights of EFIAP platinum it is no surprise that Malcolm’s photographs are stunning. His talk tonight will feature an enthralling mix of excellent photographs, technical tips on the use of the camera and Photoshop, and a lot of good humour.  However, it’s not all landscapes and seascapes…water sports also feature heavily.

12 May – Home Grown Talent   >  Club members

Three club members share their own images and their thoughts on them.

19 May – Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3   >  Creativity with your camera

Diane is a now-retired commercial photographer based in Louth, Lincolnshire and has been producing great images for more than 20 years. . She now concentrates on personal projects. Tonight she shares her thoughts (and images) on creativity, thinking outside the box, and getting your images  noticed.

26 May – Annual General Meeting

Committee Reports, Presentation of Trophies, Election of new Committee, Motions for debate – how can you miss this evening? Come and play an active part in the running of your club! Do not forget to bring your favourite mounted print for the Members’ Choice competition.