After an unprecedented last few months, a new season of club photography at Godalming Photographic Club arrives in September – and we’re very excited to share it with you. We’re pleased to announce a year of fun, insightful and challenging events for all of our members to look forward to, alongside our first online annual exhibition which launches on Sunday 19th July.
A note about COVID-19
We are keeping a close-eye on the latest developments. The safety of our members continues to be our top priority and, at present, we don’t know whether our early 2020/21 meetings will resume at Broadwater Community Centre or continue online as they did during the end of the 2019/20 season. We will provide an update in August which will outline our plans for September.
Talks and workshops
In 2020/21, our programme offers an exciting mixture of visiting speakers, internal talks and workshops which cover a variety of genres. We’re running an evening of food photography, led by our award-winning member Donna Crous, as well as street photography and show-and-tell workshops in November. We will welcome back Paul Sanders (for his landscape talk on ‘Solace’) along with other acclaimed landscape photographers, Justin Minns and Paul Mitchell. Later in the year we look forward to hearing from digital artist, Rikki O’Neill, as well as street photographer, Monica Weller, and studio and still life photographer, Polina Plotnikova. We also look forward to a visit from our friends at Carshalton Audio-Visual Club in early 2021.
We have our usual mix of print and PDI competitions, offering a total of 10 league competitions for members to enter. Due to current uncertainties, we have front-loaded the PDI competitions into the first half of the season in case we are unable to meet in person. The print competitions will take place from January 2021 onwards. There are some new themes to challenge our members, including ‘interiors’ and ‘light and shadows’.
This year we have replaced our critique evenings with two standalone non-league PDI competitions which should provide opportunities for people to experiment with new approaches in a non-league setting. One will be around the theme ‘creative licence’ and the second an ‘open’ theme.
We will continue to compete both regionally and nationally in annual events such as the Albany Cup, the Surrey Rosebowl and other high-profile SPA and PAGB inter-club championships.
Want to join us?
If you’re keen to join a photography club, there’s plenty to enjoy during the season. We’re a friendly club with over 70 active members and we always look forward welcoming new photography enthusiasts to the club.