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Meeting 22nd February: Photoshoot – Dance School

On Thursday, Natasha Jones who runs a local dance school, NJ Dance, will be bringing some of her pupils for a photoshoot. There will be a selection of ages and styles including jazz, tap ballet, acro and commercial.

So bring along your cameras and accessories for an evening of dynamic photography.

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Meeting 15th February: “There They Stand, Isolated, Majestic, Imperious”

This Thursday, Tom Ford shares his incredible images of abandoned UK Asylums with a presentation entitled “There They Stand, Isolated, Majestic, Imperious”. The Victorian asylum is a system that has long gone and it is doubtful that such a system will ever exist again. An evening of fascinating images and historical interest is guaranteed.

Photo courtesy of Matt Van der Velde



Submissions are due by Thursday for the next DPI competition “Bad Weather”.

Non-members are welcome to attend up to 3 meetings for free to see what we do. We meet at St Thomas’s church hall at 7:30.

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Meeting 8th February: Early French Photography

This Thursday is a welcome return to Tony Cooper who will be giving a presentation on Early French Photography. Tony, from the Bath-based Photographic Arts Collective, will talk to us about photographers working in Paris during the first third of the 20th century.

Non-members are welcome to attend up to 3 meetings before deciding whether or not to join. We meet at St Thomas’s church hall at 7:30pm.

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Meeting 1st February: Peter Rose – Audio-visual sequences

This Thursday Peter Rose of Western Audio Visual Enthusiasts (WAVES) presents a highly entertaining and informative evening about the work of the WAVES group. Formed in 1996, the objective of WAVES is to encourage and promote the understanding, study and practice of the art of audio-visual sequences.

Non-members are welcome to come along for up to 3 meetings to see what we do. We meet at St Thomas’s church hall at 7:30.

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Meeting 25th January: Print Competition – Looking Up or Down

This Thursday is our second print Competition of the season with the category of “Looking Up or Down”. We are very fortunate to have as our judge an extremely experienced international WCPF judge, Sandie Cox ARPS, DPAGB.


Non-members are welcome to come along for 2 or 3 meetings before committing to join. We meet at St Thomas’s church hall at 7:30pm. Why not come along and see what we do as a club?



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Meeting 18th January: Annual General Meeting

This Thursday we are holding our Annual General Meeting. This is an opportunity for members to re-elect or change club officials and provide input to the shape the future of the club.

The agenda, proposals and a revised membership form have been emailed to all members. The minutes of the last AGM were missed from the email, but will be circulated later today.

We would encourage all members to attend as we have some important discussions this year. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Meeting 11th January: Members’ evening – Knock-out print competition.

This Thursday is another members’ evening where we will be holding a knock-out print competition, but we are the judges. Bring up to two mounted prints from your archive or something new – one colour, one mono.

We will mix the Group A and Group B prints together for each category (colour and mono) and randomly choose 2 images to go head-to-head in a series of knock out rounds. We will vote with our hands and the winner goes on to the next round each time, until there is an ultimate winner!

Submissions are due tonight for the “Looking Up Or Down” Print Competition.

New members are always welcome and can attend a couple of meetings for free to get a taste of what we do. We meet at St Thomas’s church hall at 7:30pm.

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Meeting 4th January: Lockdown Wiltshire Wildlife

Happy New Year to you all! For our first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, it is a welcome return to our good friend and local photographer, Eddy Lane. This is a new presentation entitled “Lockdown Wiltshire Wildlife” and will be full of spectacular images that Eddy has taken in his own backyard. Obviously not the ones shown in the photo below from the last time he was at the hall. You can see more of Eddy’s images on the website shared by him and his wife, Pam https://eddyandpamlanephotography.zenfolio.com/.

A gentle reminder to members that prints are due in by the following week (11th January) for the next print competition “Looking Up or Down”.

New members are welcome to come along for a couple of taster evenings to we what we do as a club. We meet at 7:30pm at St Thomas’s church Hall.

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Meeting 21st December: Members Evening – Critique Evening

For the last meeting before Christmas, we have a members critique evening so bring along your prints or digital images on a flash drive, particularly any you feel may benefit from a different perspective or advice on how to improve them. We will have an open discussion with helpful and constructive advice from your fellow photographers.

If there is time or if there are not too many images, Jeff Barber has another presentation in reserve called “Competition Issues – Avoiding Judges’ Clickbait”. This will include a review of common problems with images, the likely causes and some ways to avoid or fix them in Lightroom or elsewhere. If time allows, we will also review the revised club competition rules. People are welcome to bring up any issues they have with any of the images they’ve submitted in the past, or issues they have with competitions or Lightroom in general.

New members are welcome to attend a couple of meetings as a taster, we meet at St Thomas’s church hall at 7:30.

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Meeting 14th December: Timelapse Photography by Ben Maliphant


This Thursday ‘s meeting is entitled ‘Time Lapse Photography’ and is presented by Ben Maliphant. Bristol based visual artist Ben introduces us to the incredible world of time lapse photography and teaches us how we can do it for ourselves. You can see some examples on Ben’s website https://benm.photo/.

Photo courtesy of Ben Maliphant

New members are welcome to attend a couple of taster meetings. We meet at St Thomas’s church hall at 7:30.

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