Discover the world of amateur digital photography on Romney Marsh, Kent

Programme 2016-17

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Unless otherwise stated, evenings are Thursdays between 8pm and 10pm.
Doors open at 7.45 pm.



Thurs 15th September 2016

Welcome Evening
Welcome back for old members and a warm welcome to new members.
Your Subscriptions Are Now Due

Thurs 22th September 2016

General Instruction Evening
Bring your camera and manual for advice on operation.

Thurs 29th September 2016

Lecture to be Confirmed

Thurs 6th October 2016

Image Manipulation Using Lightroom & Photoshop
with Paul Sanderson our Club Secretary

Using a Mac & PC.

Thurs 13th October 2016

Portrait Instruction Evening
with John Wylie

Bring your cameras.

Sun 16th October 2016

Club Photographic Outing
Walk to West Hythe with optional pub lunch. Details to be announced later.

Thurs 20th October 2016

Transport Competition
judged by Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB

A set subject of Transport. Glyn is open to any interpretation of what “Transport” could be!
3 x Digital Images per person

Thurs 27th October 2016

Storm Chasing
with Andrew Garnham

Lightning and extreme weather conditions across the American mid west

Thurs 3rd November 2016

Portrait Competition
judged by Mrs Kirsty Ralfs LRPS

Face and figures of the live human form only.
2 digital images & 2 any size prints
for 2 trophies.

Thurs 10th November 2016

So Long, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye
by Malcolm Hardie

RIP Kodachrome.

Sat 12th November 2016 - 10am

Social Outing to Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
An opportunity to get some shots for the print competition. Maybe some different pictures this time of year.

Mon 14th November 2016

Battle with Rye
Come along to Rye & District Camera Club to see how we get on with our battle with Rye.
Let one of the committee know whether you wish to go along and a carshare may be able to be arranged.

Thurs 17th November 2016

1st Club Qualifying Competition
judged by Tony Bentley

2 x Prints and 2 x Digital Images
for the A Group
2 x Prints and 2 x Digital images for the B Group
- a league competition for the club trophies

Thurs 24th November 2016

An Evening Out
Night-time Photography - bring your cameras and a torch

Thurs 1st December 2016

Photographic Awards & Letters After Your Name
by Paul Dunmall (CPAGB)

The procedure of trying to win awards and get letters after your name.

Thurs 8th December 2016

2nd Club Qualifying Competition
judged by Frank Page

2 x Prints and 2 x Digital Images
for the A Group
2 x Prints and 2 x Digital images for the B Group
- a league competition for the club trophies

Sat 10th December 2016

Christmas Dinner
Our meal is at Littlestone Golf Club once again. Partners are also invited and there will be The Grand Raffle at the end of the evening!

Sun 11th December 2016 (RMVC)

Wildlife Treasure Hunt Competition RMVC
Enter up to 4 A4 prints taken at the Kent Wildlife Romney Marsh Visitor Centre in New Romney. Entries to be judged by Liz Grant, the warden, at the centre at 2.30pm.

Thurs 15th December 2016

Christmas Party with the judging of the Club Project & Christmas Cards.
Judging by members of up to 2 Digital Club Project images and up to 2 folded, printed Christmas Cards (bring cards on the night).
A fun evening with food & drink.
See the Competition Definitions to download image for Club project and more information.

Thurs 22nd December, 29th December 2016 and 5th January 2017
Closed for Christmas & New Year

Thurs 12th January 2017

Photoshop & Lightroom Tutorials
presented by Alan Gould

A look at the experts.

Thurs 19th January 2017

Table Top & Close Up Photography
with John Wylie

A welcome back to John for an excellent teaching evening - bring your camera

Thurs 26th January 2017

3rd Club Qualifying Competition
judged by Ray Bridges LRPS CPAGB

2 x Prints and 2 x Digital Images
for the A Group
2 x Prints and 2 x Digital images for the B Group
- a league competition for the club trophies

Thurs 2nd February 2017

Print Critique
with Colin Brownett

Bring in your prints for a general discussion on the why’s and how’s.

Thurs 9th February 2017

Mono Magic
followed by
Blossom & Bloom
by Glyn Bareham


Thurs 16th February 2017

The Challenge Cup - Best Unseen Print
judged by Club Members

Enter up to 2 x A4 prints not seen before for The Best Unseen Print Trophy.
Followed by a Print Critique discussion.

Thurs 23rd February 2017

4th Club Qualifying Competition
judged by Gary Carter CPAGB

Set Subject: FOOD
2 x Prints and 2 x Digital Images
for the A Group
2 x Prints and 2 x Digital images for the B Group
- a league competition for the club trophies

Thurs 2nd March 2017

Images from South West Ireland
with Tony Bentley ARPS


Thurs 9th March 2017/

Audio Visual Competition
and Monochrome Competetion (digital)
judged by Frank Page

Enter up to 2 AVs with a maximum combined running time of 10 minutes.
Enter up to 2 images for the Monochrome Competition.
Each competition has a trophy to be won.
Followed by
The Monochrome Competition
judged by Frank Page


Thurs 16th March 2017

Bay Pictures
with Raymond Moses

A look at St Mary‘s Bay history. With digital projection of old postcards.

23rd March 2017

St Mary’s Bay Trophies
- Landscape
judged by Alan Bousfield

Digital images and prints up to 500 x 400mm, including mount, for 2 trophies.

Thurs 30th March 2017

Beside The Seaside Beside The Sea Or Just Looking
with Glyn Bareham


Thurs 6th April 2017

Creative Flower Photography No. 2
with Cherry Larcombe

Part 2 of the excellent lecture given by Cherry last year.

Thurs 13th April 2017

5th Club Qualifying Competition
judged by Suzanne Flood

2 x Prints and 2 x Digital Images
for the A Group
2 x Prints and 2 x Digital images for the B Group
- a league competition for the club trophies

Thurs 20th April 2017

Back To The Future
with Richard Walton

Sponsored by Permajet.

Thurs 27th April 2017

Bill Wearing Memorial Competition
Judged by The Club Members

Enter up to 2 digital pictures in each subject: Close-up/Table Top, Sport, Natural History & Local History (Romney Marsh)

Thurs 4th May 2017

What’s New?
presented by Members of the Camera Shop, Hythe

A look at new innovations in the world of photography.

Thurs 11th May 2017

SMBCC 18th Annual General Meeting
Please try to attend this meeting because we welcome your ideas and thoughts for next season.

Thurs 18th May 2017

Awards & Social Evening
A fun evening with the presentation of awards and trophies, plus a buffet. Some food and/or drink would be very much appreciated.



Thurs 13th July 2017

Summer Social Evening
A fun social evening in mid-summer. If you can bring some food and/or drink it would be very much appreciated.


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