Meetings 2021-22

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



9th September 2021 Guest Speaker – Tom Way – “Wildlife Through a Lens” via Zoom

23rd September 2021 Welcome evening

14th October 2021 1st PDI Competition : Penny Piddock

28th October 2021 1st Print Competition : Tony Oliver

11th November 2021 Members Evening - Speed Dating

25th November 2021 2nd PDI Competition : Ashley Francis

9th December 2021 Members’ Evening - Christmas

13th January 2022 3rd PDI Comprtition : Jim Pascoe via Zoom

27th January 2022 Guest Speaker – Peter Crane – “Street Photography, My Way” via Zoom

10th February 2022 Guest Speaker – Kos Evans – “Walking on Water”

24th February 2022 3rd PDI Competition Set Subject : Abandoned Judge:Roger Creber

10th March 2022 League PDI Competition : - Andrew Mills via Zoom

24th March 2022 – Guest Speaker – John Tilsley – title TBC 

14th April 2022 3rd Print Competition Set Subject : Glow Judge:Kev Sandall

28th April 2022 – Girls vs Boys - Judge TBC

12th May 2022 Best of Year Competition : Roy Lambeth

26th May 2022 – AGM

Set Subjects

PDI - 24 February 2022, ‘Abandoned’

Our PDI set subject encompasses many suggested themes including ‘broken’, ‘decay’ and ‘deserted’.   As well as buildings, spaces and objects, abandoned could also refer to animals, people, relationships, cultures.....   Another definition of ‘abandoned’ is to be unrestrained or uninhibited.   Lots to think about.

There are some great Urban Exploration (Urbex) photographers online.   Take a look at Viveca Koh, FRPS if you don’t already know her work.


Print – 14 April 2022, ‘Glow’

Our technical challenge this season is all about controlling light and luminosity to create narrative and emotion.   ‘Glow’ can be created by environmental light, reflective light, light emanating from your subject (including liminal/transitional light) and by strong tonal contrast.   Techniques to help you create images that ‘glow’ include Contre-Jour (backlighting), Chiaroscuro (light-dark) and Light Painting.   You may also like to look at Grant Simon Rogers  who uses and explains the cinematic technique ‘Day for Night’.   There are, of course, filters that create various Dreamy or Vintage Glow looks if you get desperate!