Programme 2024-2025


 

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR September 2024 – June 2025

Last Updated: 12th May 2024

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

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

Viewing Competitions Over Zoom

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

Print competitions will NOT be shown over Zoom.


Monthly PDI Competitions (Excludes: Dave Addiscott, Whitcombe)

Members that would like to enter PDI competitions will need to either email their entries in or give the competition secretary their entries on a USB memory stick with a completed entry slip.

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

The following rules apply:

  • 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), replace incorrectly entered images or amended any titles of 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  • If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd images will be automatically withdrawn and members notified 

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.

PRINT Competitions

Members that would like to enter Print competitions will need to bring in their entries two weeks before the competition date.  The prints will be judged on the evening.

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

The following rules apply:

  • All entries MUST also include a PDI version, so the image can be shown on screen for members to see.  Only the print will be judged.
  • 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) or withdraw a print
  • If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd prints will be automatically withdrawn and members notified 

If any member does not wish for their prints 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 be displayed for members to see only.  The judge will be asked to mark based on the prints only.

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
Sat 17th Aug Club Exhibition at The Mall Maidstone
9am – 5.30pm
Club members having the opportunity to display and show their work to the public
Includes a public vote for best image in the exhibition
Tue 3rd Sept ZOOM & HALL
AGM
Submit entries for 1st Monthly PDI Competition
Ben Kirby (Chairman), Committee Members & Club Members
Sat 7th Sept Club Exhibition at Lockmeadow
9am – 7pm 
Club members having the opportunity to display and show their work to the public
Includes a public vote for best image in the exhibition
Tue 10th Sept ZOOM & HALL
Members Social Evening
Club Members

Some short introductory talks by members (20-30 minutes each)
David Cummings (Alabama)
Richard and Vivianne Baldwin (New Zealand)
Gary Neave

Tue 17th Sept ZOOM ONLY
1st Monthly PDI Competition
Judge: Ian Brash BPE3 CPAGB
Tue 24th Sept ZOOM & HALL
Capturing Time – Long Exposure Landscapes
John Miskelly
Tue 1st Oct ZOOM & HALL
Smart Shooting Part 1 – Beyond Auto Mode – Taking Creative Control of your Camera
Submit entries for Dave Addiscott PDI Competition
Bob Brind-Surch
Tue 8th Oct ZOOM & HALL
Breaking the Rules – Challenge your assumptions and perceptions
Simon Ellingworth
Tue 15th Oct ZOOM ONLY
Dave Addiscott PDI Competition
Submit entries for 1st Monthly Print Competition
PDI’s this week and bring prints the next week

Judge: Don Salmon
Tue 22nd Oct HALL ONLY
Members Night
Bring in print entries for the 1st Monthly Print Competition
In the hall there will be a practical teaching session by Gary Neave on how to photograph fireworks, do light painting and torch highlighting

Plus there will be on the field opportunities to photograph moving lights

Hot dogs and hot drinks in the hall afterwards

Tue 29th Oct HALL ONLY
1st Monthly Print Competition
Judge: TBA
Tue 5th Nov ZOOM & HALL
Lost in Cappadocia
Submit entries for 2nd Monthly PDI Competition
James Kerwin
Tue 12th Nov HALL ONLY
Wildlife Talk
Title to be announced
Chris Couch
Tue 19th Nov ZOOM ONLY
2nd Monthly PDI Competition

Submit entries for Whitcombe PDI Competition
Judge: Tim Morland ARPS
Tue 26th Nov HALL ONLY
Photographer and Comedian
Steve Best
Steve started out as a stand-up comedian and became a photographer of comedians
Tue 3rd Dec ZOOM & HALL
Whitcombe Trophy PDI Competition
Judge: Peter Brook LRPS (President)
Tue 10th Dec ZOOM & HALL
Shooting People – Creative Portraits
Mike Martin EFIAP, AWPF, BPE1*
Tue 17th Dec HALL ONLY
Christmas Party & Worst Print Competition
Club Members
Tue 24th Dec No meeting.  Christmas Break
Tue 31st Dec No meeting.  Christmas Break
Tue 7th Jan HALL ONLY
Members Night
Club Members~
A light-hearted social evening with members talks, AV’s and short quizzes
Tue 14th Jan ZOOM & HALL
Macro and Garden Photography
Submit entries for 2nd Monthly Print Competition
Steve Hedges
Tue 21st Jan ZOOM ONLY
Land, Sea and Air
Dave Peck
A talk about landscapes, seascapes and drone photography
Tue 28th Jan HALL ONLY
2nd Monthly Print Competition
Judge: Alan Lomakin
Tue 4th Feb HALL ONLY
Vietnam
Submit entries for the 3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Julian Elliott
Tue 11th Feb ZOOM & HALL
My Journey
Cat Humphries
Theatre photography, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sunset boulevard
Tue 18th Feb ZOOM ONLY
3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Judge: TBC
Tue 25th Feb HALL ONLY
Members Night
Submit entries for the 3rd Monthly Print Competition
Club Members
Jason Boswell CPAGB, will be showing a live demo on food photography
Ray Bridges LRPS CPAGB ADPS BPE4 AFIAP HON.CPE will have a table and laptop, providing advise to members about re-editing photos, following comments received from judges. 
Tue 4th Mar HALL ONLY
An evening with our own Wildlife Group
Maidstone Camera Club Wildlife Group
Tue 11th Mar HALL ONLY
3rd Monthly Print Competition
Judge: Paul Parkinson ARPS, CPAGB, BPE3
Tue 18th March ZOOM ONLY
Mono Moods
Submit entries for Annual Set Subject PDI Competition
(Record/Portrait/Natural History)
Colin Jarvis MA ARPS
Tue 25th Mar HALL ONLY
Talk to be announced
Cherry Larcombe
Tue 1st Apr ZOOM & HALL
Annual Set Subject PDI Competition (Record/Portrait/Natural History)
Judge: TBC
Tue 8th Apr HALL ONLY
Members Night
Submit entries for Annual Set Subject Print Competition
(Record/Portrait/Natural History)
Club Members~
Practical Evening, bring your cameras and tripods.
Still life with lighting setup (members will need to bring in their own props)
Reflections, shadows and leading lines 
Tue 15th Apr ZOOM ONLY
Title to be announced
David Cummings (New member in Alabama)
They do not have camera clubs in the USA!.  Expect some unusual ideas and some excellent photography.
Tue 22nd Apr HALL ONLY
Annual Set Subject Print Competition (Record/Portrait/Natural History)
Submit entries for Annual Pictorial Print Competition
Judge: Rosemary Wilman Hon FRPS AFIAP ABPE APAGB
Tue 29th Apr ZOOM & HALL
Composition
Chris Upton
Tue 6th May HALL ONLY
Annual Pictorial Print Competition
Submit entries for Annual Pictorial PDI Competition
Judge: Helen Taylor ARPS, DPAGB, BPE3*
Tue 13th May ZOOM & HALL
Photographing Nature more Creatively
David Boag
Tue 20th May ZOOM ONLY
Annual Pictorial PDI Competition
Judge: Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB EFIAP
Tue 27th May Evening Photography at Mote Park Club Members
Bring your own picnic meal and enjoy a twilight shoot. We will book a model for those who would like to have a go at Portrait photography.
Tue 3rd Jun ZOOM & HALL
Awards Evening
Ben Kirby & Club Members

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