Programme 2021-2022


 

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR September 2021 – June 2022

Last Updated: 25th October 2021

Please keep checking this page for any changes to the programme.  Any changes, since the last update, will be highlighted in GREEN text.

Due to improvements being made at the hall, we will now be unable to meet there on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.  The planned club evening will still happen over ZOOM.

Please visit\login to the Members Only section, to download a copy of the programme in PDF format

Changes from October 2021

Our Committee have now finalised the details for a move to a new meeting hall. The move was required as all our programme for this season is booked over Zoom and Madginford does not have WiFi facilities. Our first meeting in the new hall is booked for Tuesday 5th October and we hope to see as many of you as possible there so that the social aspect of our club, sadly missed for the last 18 months, can be re-established.

At present we have the hall available to us for 3 Tuesdays out of 4 each month as the hall has a previous booking for one Tuesday each month to honour. Details of when we will be meeting in the hall and when meetings will be from home only will be given to you in advance.

Those of you not wishing to meet in the new hall at present will still be able to log in from home in the usual way and the Zoom details will be distributed each week as they are now.

NEW HALL DETAILS

Civil Service Social Club (CSSC)
Recreation Close (off Wheeler Street)
Maidstone
ME14 5AZ

The committee have produced a programme of online meetings\talks\competitions members can attend using Zoom or by coming along the the hall.    IDs and passwords for the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all club members in advance.

All meetings\talks\competitions will commence from 19:30.  When joining a meeting\talk you may enter a waiting area until the host allows you in.  

For competitions, only the competition secretary’s & judges microphones will be enabled.  All members viewing the competition will only be able to view and hear the meeting.  You will not be able to ask questions or comment etc.

The Natural History Group are now meeting again in Grove Green Hall.  Members will also still be able to join by Zoom if they wish.  We will be meeting once a month (1st Thursday).  Details on how to attend, via Zoom, will be emailed to members of the group.

The IIG (Image Improvement Group) are holding online meetings, via Zoom.   Details on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members of the group.


Monthly PDI Competitions 2021 – 2022 Season

Members that would like to enter the upcoming Monthly PDI competitions will need to email their entries in. 

Each member may submit a total of 3 images.  Full rules can be found in the club handbook.

With the extra time required, to make sure everything is correct for the competitions, the following rules apply:

  • No entries on memory pens can be accepted at this time
  • All entries MUST be received two weeks before the competition date.  This is to allow the competition secretary time to check all the images, setup the competition and send a copy of all the images to the judge to view on their own screen. Please see the programme for entry due dates
  • Entries must be within 1400px width and 1050px height 
  • No late entries will be accepted (e.g. the day after entries were due)
  • The competition secretary will not be able to resolve any image issue(s) (e.g. corrections to colour space, image size) or replace incorrectly entered images
  • Any images not entered correctly will be rejected
  • All entries must be in a ZIP file and entitled with the members name (e.g. Joe Bloggs, Joe Bloggs LRPS)
  • All entries must be numbered 01, 02, 03 followed by the title (e.g. 01 My Best Photo, 02 Windmill in Kent, 03 Bird on a stick)
  • All entries must be listed in the email text, so the competition secretary knows which image is 01, 02 & 03
  • If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd images will be automatically withdrawn and members notified 
  • We cannot accept a paper entry slip, at this time.  Members can either scan in an entry form and send it with their images or list in their email the order and titles of their images.  Please make sure your entry information\image names matches your PDI files

If any member does not wish for their images to be possibly selected for external competitions, please could they let the competition secretary know by email.

The images displayed in the Zoom meeting\competition will NOT be the images judged and will be displayed for members to see only.  The judge will be asked to mark based on the images they received and viewed on their own profiled screen

Please send your entries to:

competitions@maidstonecameraclub.org.uk

The competition secretary will confirm that your entry has been received, by email.


Date Subject Judge/Speaker for the evening
Mon Sept 6th A.G.M. Chairman – Peter Brook, Club Officers & Members

The rest of the programme will be held on Tuesday evenings, as normal

Date Subject Judge/Speaker for the evening
Sept 7th 1st Half – Welcome to the Club Night
2nd Half – The Industrial Tourist – Exploring the Industrial North
Welcome hosted by our Chairman, Peter Brook
Talk by Andy Marland
Sept 14th ** CHANGE OF SPEAKER AND TALK **
Liquorice All Sorts

Email entry for 1st Monthly PDI Competition
Chris Couch
Sept 21st Abandoned Architecture James Kerwin
Sept 28th ZOOM ONLY
1st Monthly PDI Competition
David Gibbins EFIAP/s ARPS BPE5* APAGB
Oct 5th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
The Way We Were
Email entry for PDI Theme Competition Number 1 (Landscapes/Seascapes)
Peter Bartlett
Oct 12th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Reality is Over-Rated
Catherine Knee LRPS
Oct 19th ZOOM ONLY
PDI Theme Competition Number 1 – Landscapes/Seascapes

Email entry for Dave Addiscott Memorial Competition
Rosemary Wilman
Oct 26th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
People/Abandon/Kenya/Sydney/Storm
Les Loosemore DPAGB ARPS AWPF
Nov 2nd ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Dave Addiscott Memorial Trophy Competition
Sally Sallett ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3*
Nov 9th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Inspired by Art
Email entry for 2nd Monthly PDI Competition
Jane Lazenby BA (hons) CPAGB EFIAP LRPS ASEA QTFE2 BPE3 LMPA
Nov 16th ZOOM ONLY
Travel through my lens and the eye of the photographer
Colin Dixon
Nov 23rd ZOOM ONLY
2nd Monthly PDI Competition
Email entry for Whitcombe Trophy Competition
Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1 QPSA
Nov 30th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Around the UK
Pauline Martindale
Dec 7th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Whitcombe Trophy PDI Competition
Our President, Don Salmon
Dec 14th ATTEND AT THE HALL
Christmas Party & Awards Of Certificates From Last Season
Club Members
Dec 21st CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Dec 28th CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Jan 4th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Rural Coast / Astro
Email entry for PDI Theme Competition Number 2 (Buildings/People/Transport)
Tony North
Jan 11th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Amazing Thailand
Chris Upton ARPS
Jan 18th ZOOM ONLY
PDI Theme Competition Number 2 – Buildings/People/Transport
Dennis Russ CPAGB LRPS AWPF AFIAP BPE1*
Jan 25th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Above and Below – Landscape and Subterranean landscape photography
Email entry for President’s Cup PDI Competition
Dave Watts
Feb 1st ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Overcoming obstacles
Jo Knight
Feb 8th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
President’s Cup PDI Competition 
Our President, Don Salmon
Feb 15th ZOOM ONLY
Pics wot I like
Email entry for 3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Dave & Angie Tucker EFIAP/G DPAGB CPAGB BPE3
Feb 22nd ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
He Shoots – He Scores
Andrew Moss
Mar 1st ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Email entry for PDI Theme Competition Number 3 (Colours/Shadows/Reflections)
Tony Oliver CPAGB ARPS BPE4
Mar 8th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Pole to Pole
Dr Keith Snell EFIAP EPSA LRPS
Mar 15th ZOOM ONLY
PDI Theme Competition Number 3 – Colours/Shadows/Reflections
Email entry for Annual Set Subject PDI Competition
Mike Barnard LRPS ABPPA BPE2
Mar 22nd ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Street and Long Exposure
Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP/g EsFIAP
Mar 29th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Annual Record/Portrait/Natural History PDI Competition
Marilyn Steward ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE4*
Apr 5th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
London Lights and London Life
Email entry for Mobile Phone Competition
(Open – No Selfies)
Chris Shephard
Apr 12th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Wildlife Photography Part 2
Tracey Lund FMPA FBIPP CPAGB ARPS AFIAP
Apr 19th ZOOM ONLY
Mobile Phone Competition 
Open Theme – No Selfies
Peter Young
Apr 26th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Animals/Landscape/Seascape/Travels
Email entry for Annual Pictorial PDI Competition
Anne Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP PPSA
May 3rd ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Never underestimate an old woman with a camera
Sally Sallett ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3*
May 10th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Annual Pictorial PDI Competition
Email entry for PDI Theme Competition Number 5
(Gardens/Flowers/Wildlife within your Garden)

Carol McNiven Young FRPS EFIAP BPE3* CPAGB
May 17th ZOOM ONLY
An introduction to basic composite photography
Elaine Butler
May 24th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
PDI Theme Competition Number 5
Gardens/Flowers/Wildlife within your Garden
Peter Wells ARPS CPAGB BPE3* EFIAP
May 31st ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Wildlife for all seasons
Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM
Jun 7th ATTEND AT THE HALL OR BY ZOOM 
Awards Evening
Chairman, Peter Brook & Club Members

A copy of the programme is available to download from the Members Only section of the website.