8th October – Beginners guide to cameras and taking pictures by Alice Kendrick

Alice gave an informative talk on the basic camera settings to help members understand the impact of aperture, ISO and speed on depth of field and exposure and why we should take more control of our camera. Alice illustrated this through some of her own excellent photographs and then talked about how to take better pictures using some of the basic composiition rules. A very useful talk for new members as well as a good refresher for our regular members.

8th October – British Photographic Exhibions (BPE) by Gary Dean

Gary talked about his journey to achieve a BPE2 award by getting his images accepted into BPE exhibitions. He explained that there is usually one or more BPE exhibitions each month and you can enter your selection of images to be judged for acceptance into the exhibition. Images are judged by three people each scoring an image 1 to 5 with no feedback. If an image scores 12 or more then it is accepted into the exhibtion. If you get 25 images accepted then you are awarded a BPE1. Gary showed us examples of his excellent nature and sports photography that has been accepted into the exhibitions and what he has planned this year. We also had a look at some of the other accepted image including some fabulous scapes and lot of very interesting creative photographs.
If anyone wants to find out more take a look at their Website.

Internal Competitions

Traditionally our competitions open 3 weeks before and close 1 week before the competition. However, there is no rule as to when a competition can open so the committee have decided that all competitions will now open at the start of the season which will allow members on holiday to upload their photos to the Photo Entry system at any time and avoid Alice having to hold onto entries and submit at the correct time.

All competitions are now open except for the Annual DPI and Print competitions which require further testing in PhotoEntry.

The 2nd of our monthly competitions is now open and will close on the 22nd October so start uploading your images now.

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Annual Exhibition

Now is good time to start planning your prints for our Annual Exhibition which this year is on the 8th to 9th of November. There is some useful information on options and supplies of prints and mounts on this page.

Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Tue

    Godmanchester History Walk

    7:00 pmBridge Place car park, PE29 2AB. Free after 6pm

    Photograph Godmanchester and its historic buildings with a history talk by Karen. Website
    Contact: Karen Laws

Local events

The Shuttleworth Collection are hosting a night photography shoot on the 12th October. Details here.
Cambridge Photography Show on the 19th October. Details here.
Street Photography Talk on October 10th and Worskshop on October 11th is being organised by Swavesey Camera Club. If interested check out these posters for the Damien Demolder Talk and Damien Demolder Workshop.
British artist and photographer Paul Hart (b. 1961) has photographed the Fens for over eight years. The reclaimed marshland in the east of England is marked by agricultural production, human migration and reclamation from the sea. The series Drained (2016-2017) and Farmed (2009-2015), on view at Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge, look at traces of intervention in the landscape. Runs from 27 September – 20 October. Details here.

PAGB news

See the latest news from the PAGB here.


Smethwick 45th International Exhibition of Photography is open for entries. Closing date is 13th November 2019. See here for details.
British Photographic Exhibitions encourage members to exhibit their images and gain awards for successful entries. See List of Exhibitions.
The Royal Photographic Society. Events.
The Photographers Gallery, London. Whats On.
The Photographic Angle. List of Exhibitions.

External Competitions

The World Photography Competitions. Details here.
The Societies of Photographers invite all members of our Club to enter their monthly photography competitions. Details here.

Club Members Offers

Timeline events are a company who arrange photo shoots and training. They have offered club members a discount of 10% off your first bookings.
Use the following discount code at the point of checkout on the website: CW1016

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