Meetings 2020-21

Meetings start at 7.30pm at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel, South Baddesley Rd, Lymington SO41 5ZB



10th September 2020 Welcome evening

24th September 2020 - Tony Nutley – “45 years in Films and Television pt. 2”

8th October 2020 1st PDI Competition : Judge – Anthony Oliver 

22nd October 2020 1st Print Competition : Judge – Rob de Ruiter 

12th November 2020 Guest Speaker – Peter Crane – “Street Photography”

26th November 2020 2nd PDI Competition : Judge – Glyn Paton 

10th December 2020 Christmas social – Members’ Evening

14th January 2021 2nd Print Competition : Judge – Pietro Rocchiccioli 

28th January 2021 Guest Speaker – Guy Edwardes – “Seeing the Light - 25 Years of Landscape and Nature Photography Techniques".

11th February 2021 League Print Competition : Judge – Jim Pascoe

25th February 2021 3rd PDI Competition Set Subject 'Something you Love' : Judge – Amanda Miller 

11th March 2021 League PDI Competition : Judge – Alison Cawley 

25th March 2021 – Tony Worobiec – “The Waters Edge”

8th April 2021 3rd Print Competition Set Subject Black and White, Toning and Split Toning : Judge – Glyn Edmunds

22nd April 2021 AGM

13th May 2021 Best of Year Competition : Judge – John Tilsley

27th May 2021 – Ollie Taylor  - Astro Photography 

Notes on Set Subjects

PDI - 25 Feb 2021, ‘Something you Love’


Hopefully an opportunity for some fun and enjoyment in these exceptional times.   You may be as creative and innovative as you like.   As this is such a broad subject we’re adding an additional twist just for this competition;  all images must have been taken since the start of lockdown, 23 March 2020.   So, no last minute search through your back catalogue!   


‘Only photograph what you love’, Tim Walker (surrealist Fashion photographer).   Do have a look at his images from the recent V&A exhibition ‘Wonderful Things’.   His work is not everyone’s cup of tea but definitely different.

PRINT - 8 April 2021, ‘Black and White, Toning and Split Toning’


For our technical challenge this season, we’re reviving this competition and expanding it to include black and white images with split toning applied to enhance mood or meaning.

Monochrome:   An image (in addition to a straight black and white image) toned entirely in one colour

Split Toning:   Adding specific colours to one or more tonal areas of a black and white image (highlights, mid-tones, shadows).

(Important Note:  although it is possible to split tone a coloured image, these are not eligible for this competition and will be disqualified)


There are a lot of articles and instructive videos online to help you develop your monochrome skills further than the ‘b/w convert’ button.   These include how to recognise a good monochrome composition and various post-processing techniques (for example, using zones).   Most cameras now have a black and white mode so you can preview the effect before taking the image.


Again, there’s lots about split toning online, the following links may be a starting point:  Julieanne Kost, Black and White Toning Lightroom Video (2015)