Tuesday, 17 April 2018


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Join us at one of our Canon Discovery Days

Don’t miss out on joining us at one of our Canon Discovery Days. Enjoy professional advice (and get answers to all those niggling technical queries) by attending the fascinating sessions on offer. Plus, get your hands on the latest photographic kit from canon along with some great offers.

These Evening Sessions will include:

•Professional tips and tricks on how to get the best from your EOS camera.

•AF masterclass on action/wildlife and sport photography (EOS-1D / 5D / 7D series)

•EOS Utility (Control your camera remotely, shoot time-lapse, video, setup IPTC data & more)

•Speedlite Flash (Basics to intermediate covering bounce, wireless, multiple flash, etc.)

Spaces are FREE but strictly limited to 25 allocated per events on a first come first serve basis. Click on the links below for more detail and to register for a place.

3rd May in Birmingham:

9th May in The New Forest:

16th May in London:

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Fordingbridge Camera Club 60th Anniversary Exhibition

  • Make a day visit and take photos in the New Forest before or after you have enjoyed our free exhibition and sampled our reasonably priced tea or coffee and home made cakes at £2! There will be contributions from a local school and local Beaver/Brownie groups to show photographers of the future.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Opening Evening of 105th Southampton International Exhibition


David Clapp at Shaftesbury Camera Club

Our Star Night this year features David Clapp.

David Clapp is an award-winning landscape photographer who relishes talking about his experiences using his camera as a vehicle for fun and adventure. Years of his life were spent locked in a non-creative working world before he engineered his escape over seven years and it has worked out very well.

7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 26th April 2018

The Royal British Legion Hall, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8PD

Tickets: £6 per person (inc refreshments)

(Cheques to “Shaftesbury Camera Club”)

Entry by ticket: To reserve/purchase tickets please phone 01747 853771, or email

Non-members welcome – tickets on first come first served basis!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Springhead Garden 17th April

Edward Parker who onthe 12th March gave us a great talk on TREES has invited us to these gardens for the day.
He said :-
I thought some of your members might be interested that we are having an Open Garden on Tuesday 17th April.  I will be doing a photo course in the morning but it might be just as nice to come and photograph in the gardens which should be full of spring flowers.

I have attached a poster about the photo course in case any of your members might be interested.
Click the poster to enlarge.

Sunday, 1 April 2018


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Just in is the latest news from Rod and the PAGB.
It is worth a read. Click HERE
Don't forget the NEWS EXTRA.

As at today, the Credit section for the  Adjudication to be held in Yorkshire on the weekend of 24th/25th November 2018 is fully subscribed.  There are still spaces for the Distinction and Master categories to be judged on the Sunday.  Currently about two thirds full. 
The venue for this Nov 2018 Adjudication is now confirmed as Pontefract Town Hall, 3 Bridge Street, Pontefract, WF8 1PG,
Applications for Credit (only) are still being accepted for an additional  Adjudication to be held on Sunday 9th Sep 2018 in Dumfries, when only the PAGB and the Judges will be present. 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

British Army Photographic Competition 2018

Video focus for 2018 Army Photographic Competition
· Closing date 19 Sept 18
· Winners announced 17 Oct 18
· All entries must have been captured between 20 Sept 17 and 18 Sept 18

The Army Photographic Competition 2018 is now open and it promises to be better than ever before with another new public category Operation Smart Phone, giving keen videographers, whether civilian, Navy or RAF, a chance to use their phone and submit a video with a British Army theme.

Are you an civilian photographer with a love of all things Army? Operation Camera will give your army-themed photographs a chance to shine. It was so successful last year, we have decided to run it again. Cadet Life, also returns for a second year. Check online for eligibility, terms and conditions.

The traditional categories are open to all Regular Army and Army Reserve personnel and cadets of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Army Cadet Force (ACF), University Officer Training Corps (Army) and Ministry of Defence civilians who work directly for the Army. Check online for categories and eligibility.

As soldiers first, Army photographers deploy into fields of operation with units to capture life on front lines and training areas around the world. They are the eyes of the Army and capture an unrivalled view of Army life right at the heart of the action.

Command Master Photographer WO1 (Cdr) Will Craig says: “I am genuinely excited for this year’s Army Photographic Competition. The new category Operation Smart Phone smashes the competition wide open enabling anyone including the public to enter the video category for the very first time.

“The quality of video that the modern phone can produce is excellent. There are lots of great prizes this year and you have to be in it to win it.”

The ever-popular online category as voted by the public is now hosted on the website at

Judges will be looking for high quality photographs and videos, which can be used to promote the Army across traditional and social media channels.

Rules and eligibility online

To make things even easier, all entries can now be submitted online; hi-res jpegs and MP4s will be accepted. Certificates confirming subject permission must be completed and submitted for each entry.

Entry forms, rules and further details are available in the ABN posted on the Army website at along with terms and conditions and points of contact.