During the medical precautions against Coronavirus, and until further notice, Sidmouth Photographic Club is providing an alternative programme of activities for members, online. This includes weekly meetings using the online meeting platform GoToMeeting, online judging of competitions, tutorials and guest speakers.
The Club's Interim Summer Programme can be accessed by clicking on INTERIM SUMMER PROGRAMME. This shows details of the events that replace the planned programme of summer walks and in person meetings.

In addition, on the 5th July members completed a project on Flickr called "One-a-Week", which follows a weekly theme and encourages members to comment on images and “fave” their favourite three. Several hundred images were submitted across the 14 weeks on a new theme each week and there was an amazing selection of images with some innovative interpretations, plenty of humour and member comments / critiques. The One-a-week resumes this week, with a new set of challenges, this time the subjects are based on "technical" aspects as follows:

6/7 – 12/7 Contre jour, 13/7 - 19/7 Soft focus, 20/7 – 26/7 High key, 27/7 – 2/8 Zoom burst, 3/8 – 9/8 Shallow depth of field - (the largest aperture on your fastest lens), 10/8 – 16/8 Low key, 17/8 – 23/8 Monochrome - (not necessarily black and white), 24/8 – 30/8 Long shutter speed - (in this case over 1 second).

The Club’s forum has provided a very useful private chatroom for members to share information and this has seen some thought-provoking and interesting threads developing. Access is by invitation through the Google Administrator and Print Competition Secretary, James Leacock.

If members have any questions regarding the Interim Summer programme of events and online activities or require any technical assistance, please contact the PR Officer Michael Ginsberg.

Applications are still being invited from prospective new members who may wish to access the activities while at home, with the intention of joining meetings when normal activity is restored. A reduced fee is available for the remainder of the season. For further details and information about joining the Club, please contact the Club Secretary Mike Hawkridge by clicking on this link CONTACT. Enquiries to the club are monitored daily, we will respond to you as soon as we can.

The Club wishes to extend its best wishes to the members during the emergency and its hope that you will all remain safe and well throughout.