Covid-19 Update

All activities are on Zoom to ensure a Covid Safe environment. 

Autumn 2020

All meetings will be over Zoom in order to ensure a Covid Safe environment.
To attend Zoom meetings please see your member email.

Tuesday 10th November 2020
Guest Speaker - Andrew Fusek Peters
Title - The Wildlife and Landscape of Shropshire

Peter regularly has images featured in national press and photography magazines.

Thursday 12th November 2020
Guest Speaker - Colin Jarvis
Title - ‘My journey towards an MA in Architectural Photography and Landscape Images’

Some of our members have been to one of Colin's great workshop, great architectural images and tips.

Monday 23rd November 2020
Guest Speaker - Dave Mason
Title - ‘I shoot people' 

Dave looks for the extraordinary in everyday life.


Tuesday 24rd November 2020
Guest Speaker - David Keep
Title - ‘A Project Based Approach to Photography' 


Wednesday 8th December 2020
Guest Speaker - Polina Plotnikova
Title - ‘Starting from A Blank Canvas'

Polina is an FRPS and EFIAP, she also has a number of photography awards including eight Gold and Silver Gilt Medals at the RHS photography competitions.

2021 Year 

Tuesday 5th January 2021
Speaker - Alisair Taylor ARPS CPAGB/AV
Title - ‘My Journey to RPS and PAGB Distinction in Audio Visual and Multi Media'

Alistair is a member of Newport Photographic Club and will share with us about his approach to documentary photography and how he puts this together into an AV Production.
He will show us some of his award winning work as well as one or two examples from his AV friends.
Prepare for a different sort of evening.

To see an example of Alastair’s work, visit his Vimeo Channel


Tuesday 12th January 2021
Speaker - Howard Broadbent
Title - Workshop on Raw and Photoshop

Howard will provide a practical workshop for learning Photoshop. Please submit any particular tasks that you would like to cover.  

Tuesday 19th January 2021
Guest Speaker - Adam Georgiou
Title - A practical look at Drones

Drones; their uses from photography through to other uses such as for surveys and agriculture, including legal requirements 

Monday  25th January 2021
Guest Speaker - Daniel Bridge
Title - Wood

A close look at woodland photography

Tuesday  2nd February 2021
Guest Speaker - Helen Iles
Title - Snowdonia Landscapes

Helen is a qualified Mountain Leader, member of the local Mountain Rescue Team and will join us over Zoom to provide a personal account of her experience and exceptional work in photographing Snowdonia.

Helen was shortlisted in 'Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017' and runs 'Walking with Helen Iles' photographic workshops in Wales. l

Monday  8th February 2021
Guest Speaker - Nigel Forster
Title - Heritage Historic Building Photography

Nigel has considerable experience with photographing historic buildings. The evening should provide tips for creating stunning images.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Guest Speaker - James Kerwin
Title - Abandoned Architecture

James Kerwin is a Fine Art Photographer of Heritage Buildings, Abandoned Structures, Relics & Ruins. He is also an Adventure Tour Host to off the beaten path destinations and will share his experience with us over Zoom.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Guest Speaker - Ashley Franklin
Title - Under a Tuscan Sky

Thursday 18th March 2021
Guest Speaker - Chris Upton
Title - Travels with my 'X'

Chris Upton is a professional photographer specialising in Travel, Landscape and Social Documentary photography. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and is proud to be a brand ambassador for Fujifilm.
In this talk he will share images taken on the Fujifilm X series and explain how he managed to capture the images.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Guest Speaker - Tesni Ward
Title - British Wildlife

Britain is home some of the most elusive and secretive wildlife in the world.
In this talk Tesni will share essential fieldcraft tips.

Tuesday 20th April 2021
Guest Speaker - Simon Roy
Title - Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer


Thursday 22nd April 2021
Guest Speaker - John Rowell and Marion Waine
Title - The Size of the Rat

Sounds mysterious?  It's about how photographers constantly seek to get 'that' image time after time.
Should be fascinating!


Tuesday 6th May 2021
Guest Speaker - Nigel Forster
Title - Long Exposure and Use of Filters

Tuesday 18th May 2021
Guest Speaker - Harry Wheeler-Brand
Title - The Three Coasts

Tuesday 25th May 2021
Workshop with Guest Speaker - Paddy Ruske
Title - Paddy Ruske - A journey through the Kalahari, Namib Desert and Skeleton Coast
Members will remember that Paddy Ruske has judged for us previously.

Thursday 10th June 2021
Guest Speaker - Scott Hurd
Title - Nabibia

Judy and Scott Hurd will present their talk 'Namibia' directly from Namibia via Zoom for us.

Tuesday 15th June 2021
Guest Speaker - Bob Brind-Surch
Title - Macro and Close Up Photography

"As a predominantly wildlife photographer macro quite simply enables me to get ‘up close and personal’ to the natural world. In this talk I explore the options available to the amateur photographer who wishes to experiment with macro as well as share some of my own photos."


Tuesday 6th July 2021
Guest Speaker - Rachael Talibart
Title - Oceans & Odysseys

One of ‘the best outdoor photographers working in the UK today'
- Outdoor Photography Magazine, June 2016.
Rachael’s photographs have been published in books and both print and online magazines, have been exhibited widely and appear in private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Black and White Photographer of the Year 2018
World Photography Awards, Professional Portfolio (‘Sirens’), 2018
Winner, Classic View, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
Winner, Sunday Times Magazine Award, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010

Thursday 15th July 2021
Guest Speaker - Cherry Larcombe
Title - Flower Photography 

Thursday 20th July 2021
Guest Speaker - Laurie Cambpell
Title - Wildlife Photography

Laurie Campbell is an award-winning Scottish natural history and landscape photographer.
Laurie Campbell is the author of two books - 'The Wildlife Photographs of Laurie Campbell' and 'The RSPB Guide to Bird and Nature Photography', and he has illustrated several others including 'The Great Wood of Caledon', 'The Cairngorm Reindeer', 'Wild Scotland', 'Badgers', 'Golden Eagles' and 'Highlanders'. His most recent book is 'Otters: Return to the Rivers'.