Programme of Meetings
2011 - 2012

2011
Sep 19
(Mon)
ANNUAL EXHIBITION opens at the Royal Spa Centre – 7.30pm for 7.45pm. (Photographs displayed until Oct 15).
Sep 27 DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS – We update you on future plans for LSPS and London Camera Exchange update us on the latest equipment.
Oct 4 CAMERA SKILLS WORKSHOP & FORUM – how to get more from your camera with our own Mike Calvert.
Oct 11 FIRST CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject. Judge: *Dave McGuire, FRPS.
Oct 18 REVISE, REFRESH & REVIEW – looking at panels, photographic holidays and exciting new projects.
Oct 25
"SIMPLE ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY" – spend a night with the stars! Astronomer Paul Money FRAS, FBIS shows how to photograph stars with basic camera equipment. A lecturer, writer and broadcaster, Paul promises an entertaining and informative evening.
Nov 1 "Subjects that inspired me" - Dave McGuire FRPS will show us over 100 of his favourite prints..
Nov 8 PANELS COMPETITION – our first panel competition for prints and projected images  (maximum 7 images per panel). Judge: *Ian Hodgkiss, ARPS, CPAGB.
Nov 15 "BEYOND THE MOMENT OF CAPTURE" – award-winning photographic fine art expert Brian Beaney, FRPS shows how to create a masterpiece from a straight photograph (bring your notebooks!).
Nov 22 SECOND CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject. Judge: *David Venables, DPAGB.
Nov 29 "PG TIPS - FIDDLING & DIDDLING" – Peter Gennard, MFIAP, EFIAP/p reveals some secrets for success.
Dec 6 "FIVE ESSAYS" – popular tutor, and monochrome specialist, Leigh Preston, FRPS, EFIAP, MPAGB, uses photojournalism to depict powerful stories of people and places from England to Eastern Europe’s Georgia.
Dec 7
(Wed)
3-WAY BATTLE with Badby and Grange at Grange in Coventry.
Dec 13 MEMBERS’ VOTE – Christmas competition and social evening. Bring yourself and one print!
Dec 20 No meeting – Christmas
Dec 27 No meeting – Christmas
        
2012
Jan 3 "EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY" – Peter Preece details recommended equipment and the what, when and where of nature photography.
Jan 10 THIRD CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject. Judge: *Terry Bickley, AFIAP, DPAGB.
Jan 17 DIGITAL WORKSHOP – Answers to your pre-selected processing queries demonstrated by our own Mike Abbott in Photoshop and Elements.
Jan 24 COMPETITION WITH A THEME – "Red Hot" is the challenge. Up to 3 entries: prints, digital or mixed. Judge: *Sue McGarrigle, LRPS, DPAGB.
Jan 31 MCPF TRAVELLING PORTFOLIO – a selection of the best work from Midlands photographers shown in Photofolio 2011.
Feb 7 CLUB MEMBERS’ NIGHT – short talks and demos by members.
Feb 14 MEMBERS’ CRITIQUE EVENING – a much-requested ‘bring and share’ photos evening for constructive comments to improve our images.
Feb 21 FOURTH CLUBMAN COMPETITION – any subject. Judge: *John Cartlidge, EFIAP/g.
Feb 28 "ENGLISH WILDLIFE IN SPRING AND SUMMER" – widely published professional wildlife photographer and former policeman David Kjaer shows his arresting images.
Mar 6 BATTLE with Stratford-upon-Avon at Leamington Spa. Judge: *Peter Gennard, MFIAP, EFIAP/p.
Mar 13 CLUB MEMBERS’ NIGHT – short talks and demos by members.
Mar 20 DOUG HEPBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY – either 2 prints or 2 digital images of NEW work. Judge: *Roger Hague, DPAGB.
Mar 26
(Mon)
3-WAY BATTLE with Dunchurch & Coventry at Coventry.
Mar 27 OUT AND ABOUT – an evening of practical photography around Leamington Spa.
Apr 3 AV COMPETITION – the third of our exciting new competitions for the Digital Clubman Trophy – judged by yourselves.
Hand in Annual Exhibition entries.
Apr 10 No Meeting – Easter
Apr 17 RPS NATURE GROUP – 2011 Annual Exhibition.
Apr 24 TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! David Keith Jones, FRPS, ABIPP talks about "Life After Judges" (progression into professional photography) and "Nomads of Kenya" (providing insights into a remote people).
May 1  ANNUAL EXHIBITION – commentary on this year’s entries. Judge: *Peter Clark, FRPS, EFIAP/p.
May 8 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – please support this important evening.
*MCPF listed lecturer/judge.