The Club's first meeting of the 2019-20 season is planned for Wednesday 4th September 2019 although the "Summer Rally" event will be taking place beforehand on 9th June 2019.

The Club encourages and welcomes new members and visitors at any time during the season.

The first meeting on the 4th September will commence at 7.30pm at All Saints Church Hall. Those attending are asked to be in attendance by 7.10pm.

In the Programme below, all meeting are at All Saints Church Hall, All saints Road Sidmouth unless otherwise stated.
Sidmouth Photographic Club
Programme 2019/20

PDF Version of the programme

9th June 2019
Summer Rally

September 2019
4th Welcome to the new season
Introduction to new members, Competition rules and showing of WCPF Members Exhibition DPIs
11th DPIs of Summer rally & Walks etc. to be sent to Tony Velterop by this date. Up to 3 images per member
18th Summer Rally, Walks & Outings
Show and tell us about your images from the Summer Rally, Walks and club events held over the last 12 months - as sent previously to Tony Velterop
Entries due for Competition No. 1 (1 print, 2 DPIs)
25th Street Photography: Speaker Peter Crane, ARPS. ‘My images are sometimes just about life or something candid I’ve seen on the street.’

October 2019
2nd Competition No 1: Judge Peter Hyett, ARPS
5th Three Way Shoot – Exmouth, Sidmouth & Woodbury
16th Tutorial – ‘How do I do that in my camera?’, including some presentations by club members’
23rd Torbay Battle – Sidmouth are hosting, the judge will be John Tilsley, ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB
30th WCPF Travelling Exhibition – We discuss some of the prints accepted for this year’s exhibition.

November 2019
13th Speaker: Colin Varndell. Colin is a nationally known Dorset based photographer, famous for his evocative images of animals, birds, insects, wild flowers and landscapes.
Entries due for Competition No. 2 (2 prints, 1 DPI)
22nd Three Way Shoot competition – The Maltsters Arms, Woodbury. Judge; Gordon Aspland
27th Competition No 2: Judge Nigel West

December 2019
4th Christmas Dinner: Venue to be advised
11th Chairman’s evening including the A/V competition

January 2020
8th South Devon Salon
Discussion panel on award winning entries of this international salon
Entries due for Competition No. 3 (1 print, 2 DPIs). All entries must be of Horseshoe Trophy subjects
22nd Competition No 3: Judge Christopher Marsham

February 2020
5th Practical Evening
Entries due for Competition No. 4 (2 prints, 1 MPI)
This is our first competition for images taken & processed on a mobile phone. (MPI)
19th Competition No 4: Judge Marija Lees LRPS
26th Speaker: Alex Walton of the Sidmouth Herald followed by members' showcase - members show us some of their images
Entries due for Competition No. 5 (2 DPIs, 1 MPI)

March 2020
11th Speaker: David Clapp, well known professional landscape and travel photographer. See
12th Horseshoe Trophy
Interclub competition held at Kilmington Village Hall
18th Competition No 5: Judge Gordon Aspland


To help Club Members through this difficult period, we have put together a revised and extended programme of "meetings" at 19:30 on Wednesday evening through to the end of June 2020. It won't stop there if we need to continue it, but that is as far as we have got with the planning. All of these sessions will be using the GoToMeeting webinar platform.
All meetings will start promptly at 19:30 and you should be logged on about five minutes beforehand. The GoToMeeting access codes will be sent out to everyone a few days before each meeting.

April 2020
1st 3 Way exchange with Kouvala, Holland & Sidmouth.
Entries due for Competition No. 6 (2 prints,1 DPI)
14th Getting to grips with GoToMeeting - final familiarisation session; log in to a practice session and have your questions answered; buddy help line available to talk you through the process
15th Competition No 6: Judge Barry Holmes,FRPS
22nd Tutorial on gDrive and demo of our Picture Library where the three-way images are available to be seen and commented. Members then look at the three-way images and review over next two weeks
29th AGM followed by showing of our images used in external competition during the 2019-2020 season

May 2020
6th Flickr Clinic Get involved with one-a-week or get those nagging Flickr questions answered - Log in to have your flickr questions answered by on line demo
13th Members’ Showcase - Members' images shown by them in a non-competitive environment; "I took this because I liked it"
27th Guest Speaker: Eddie Hyde ARPS Chairman of Bookham Camera Club “The Creative Use of Shutter Speed” - a tutorial and presentation

June 2020
10th "Traveller's Tales" Four members’ travel images from a recent trip shown by them
24th Lightroom Workshop - this may be part 1 of several - TBD

Horseshoe Trophy Competition subjects 2020
Prints: Landscape/seascape, Nature, Mono, Portrait and Close-up
DPIs: Creative, Back Alleys, Long Exposure, Science Fiction & Street Photography
Entries must be no more than five years old.