Events in 2019/20

PDI critique: Open

Date: 8 January 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Projected images from all classes, critiqued by a judge from the club. Images will not count to the league competition scores.

Visiting speaker: Leigh Preston

Date: 15 January 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Leigh is coming to talk to us about Negative Space. He has been taking pictures for over forty years. His work has been mainly thematic, making images as a series. He has a relatively specific approach to what he choose to make pictures of, and he relies heavily on atmospherics, dramatic lighting and strong storylines to convey an individual style.

A lot of his personal work is taken either in isolated places or of buildings and landscapes that are well past their ‘sell-by’ date. His work is often monochrome, using both digital and darkroom processes, depending on the ‘feel’ he wants from the finished print.

Leigh holds two RPS Fellowships, one for pictorial images taken of the mill towns in Lancashire and Yorkshire and the other for darkroom printing. He belongs to the ARENA group of photographers and is a member of The London Salon. There have been two books of his images published: “Shadows of Change” and “Five Essays”. His work has been exhibited in London, Dublin, Birmingham, Reading, Manchester, Gloucester and Belfast.

Digital panel competition

Date: 22 January 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Each panel will be presented as a projected digital image made up of several images. More details will be published soon.

Judge: Rosemary Willman HonFRPS ABPE ARIAP APAGB

Visiting speaker: Ann Healey

Date: 29 January 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Ann is an award winning photographer, a member of Richmond & Twickenham PC and passionate about the challenging world of macro photography. She will be coming to speak to us about ‘bugs and macro photography’.

PDI league competition 3: Open

Date: 5 February 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Judge: David Eastley LRPS

Visiting speaker: TBC

Date: 12 February 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Regional event: Albany Cup

Date: 17 February 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Monday event – This annual competition, hosted by the Guildford Photographic Society, sees eight teams from the surrounding area submit four individual prints by different members of the their clubs.

Judge: Glyn Edmunds

Club speakers and workshop

Date: 19 February 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Topics to be confirmed closer to the time of the event

Print league competition 4: Monochrome

Date: 26 February 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Judge: Gordon Rae LRPS CPAGB

Club speakers: ‘A personal journey’

Date: 4 March 2020

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Location: Broadwater Park Community Centre

Members talk about their own photographic journeys and experiences.