Our 2020-2021 season will continue until mid-May using Zoom software
Full details of the programme are shown below.
Because of the current restrictions, we're not yet able to run special events such as workshops, visits to places of interest, our annual club dinner and our annual outing.
There's a lot happening at the club, so if you're not yet a member and want to find out more, then just click on "Contact Us" in the footer on every page and complete the form or leave a message on our Facebook page - link above.
Programme to May 2021
All meetings open at 7.45 for an 8.00 start. Links will be emailed a few days before the meeting.
Subgroup meetings are shaded in yellow.
Thursday 15th April: TALK – Flowers, Nature and Landscape of the British Isles with Andy Small
Andy Small specialises in macro flower photography and photographs of nature and landscapes, particularly of the British Isles. He regularly runs flower photography workshops at RHS Wisley. He photographs dramatic close-up portraits of nature; particularly flowers, and landscapes. His work has become known for its modern graphic style and striking use of colour. His Fine Art background meant he spent as much time painting and drawing as he did developing his photography and this has had a profound influence on his style.
He regularly exhibits at events in the UK, including many of the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Shows - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Tatton Park Flower Show and also the flower shows at RHS Wisley, RHS Hyde Hall and RHS Rosemoor.
Monday 19th April: Image Discussion subgroup (David Godfrey)
The Image Discussion subgroup, led by David Godfrey for the immediate future, aims to encourage and help all members (but especially less experienced ones) to take better pictures and improve those they already have taken. David says "I should comment up front that whilst I am an enthusiastic photographer with some club competition success, I don’t consider myself a qualified judge. I do however like to collaborate with those who have a similar enthusiasm for photography and it is within this spirit that I offer my constructive critique of images on the night. I will also of course invite others on-line in the zoom meeting to comment on images too. When offering critiques of photographs, I try to be considerate and honest by identifying the positives in the image whilst identifying areas that could be improved in my view. Hopefully I achieve this balance and you'll find the review helpful".
Thursday 22nd April: Natural History Competition
All the images will be of wildlife and the judge, Bob Webzell, will offer constructive views on what he sees. The comments will be of immense value to everyone, even if you’re not particularly interested in Natural History. Tonbridge has some of the best Natural History photographers in the county so the images will be well-worth seeing. Have a look at the programme issued to members in November for full details of what's allowed and what isn't.
Monday 26th April: Tondig (Tonbridge Digital Imaging) subgroup (Tony Hill)
These meetings are devoted to more advanced photographic techniques at both the taking and the processing stages.
Thursday 29th April: Competition: Battle with Aperture and Torbay Photo Societies
Three clubs fight it out tonight with each submitting some of their most successful images so the standard will be extremely high.
Mondays in May: No Meetings
Thursday 6th May: AGM (Annual General Meeting)
The Agenda and Annual Reports will be issued on 22nd April.