2023/24 Indoor Season commences

September 5th:

New season welcome evening, with a preview of our Programme by the Chairman, followed by a selection of images/knowledge from your committee.
(Entry for Monthly Competition required)

September 12th:

What it takes to win the WCPF DPIC Competition.

A look and in-house discussion on last year's southwest entries and ultimate winners.

September 19th:

Live Lecture with John Hudson ARPS, DPAGB, SPSA, ASPS - "The quest and beyond".

An assortment of wildlife, dance, and drone photography.
See John’s website [link].

September 26th:

Monthly Competition 1, Judge-Jane Kearney DPAGB.

Print - Open, DPI - Creative.

October 3rd:

Photo-marathon results and images taken on the day.

Results and feedback of our first Photomarathon held in the summer. Then, ‘How a Judge Thinks’ in-house feedback and learning points based on our members experience of recent WCPF Judging courses.

October 10th:

Live Lecture with Victoria Hillman - “Macro & Garden Photography”.

Further to Victoria’s Forgotten Little Creatures project, let’s look at the unique world of macro.
See Victoria’s website [link].
(Entry for our second Monthly Competition required)

October 17th:

Live Lecture with Janet Miles LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*, AFIAP - "Having fun at home."

Creative projects to try at home or the club, see Nov 7th!
See Janet’s Facebook Page [link].
(Entry for our own Print and DPIC review evening required)

October 24th:

Internal DPIC and Print review evening.

Hosted by our in-house selection team, led by Brian Sweeting. This will help source our prime battle and WCPF entries for the season.

October 31st:

Monthly Competition 2, Judge-Steve Field LRPS, AWPF, EFIAP, BPE2*.

Print - Wet, DPI - Open

November 07th:

Members Evening – Time to get the cameras out for practical photography.

An evening of in-house photography, inspired by Janet Miles lecture in October!
(Entry for our third monthly competition required)

November 14th

Live Lecture with Lisa Rendall - "Dare to be different."

The rebel of the art of photography-Instagram.
See Lisa’s Instagram [link].

November 21st

Portrait Night - Bring your cameras using your time slot for a bit of Portrait practice.

In parallel we will consider enabling members to try some still life and experimental setups in the other half of the hall whilst waiting their turn at the portrait setup

November 28th

Monthly Competition 3, Judge-Ian Gearing.

Print - Open, DPI - Impact

December 05th

We travel to Mid-Somerset for the Three Way Battle

Mid Somerset hosts our intriguing annual three-way battle between Bridgwater/Yeovil/Mid-Somerset, being held at Victoria Sports and Social Club, Leigh Street, Street BA16 0HB, 7:30 start.

December 12th

Annual Christmas Meal

Venue Maypole Inn, Thurloxton, Taunton TA2 8RF

December 19th

Buffet and pre-Christmas social evening.




January 2nd

No Meeting - New Year Break

January 9th

Members Evening.

Let’s look at some Software Tools and how they can help our images.
(Entry for our fourth monthly competition required)

January 16th

Live Lecture with Chris Marsham.

A selection of Chris’s work.

January 23rd

Members Evening - With Graham Treharne.

Graham reopens his selection of images from his travels to near and far off places.

January 30th

Monthly Competition 4, Judge-Laura Pearce.

Print - Happiness/Celebration, DPI - Open

February 6th

Live Lecture with Peter Rose of WAVES

A selection of audio visuals.
(Entry for our fifth monthly competition required)

February 13th

Internal Panel Competition

Our own images with some common thread to gel as a panel of 3 or 5 when presented together. Ideally prints to show the true impact.

February 20th

Live Lecture with Stephen Spraggon

Stephen shows us what photographic opportunities we have all around us.

February 27th

Monthly Competition 5, Judge-Peter Weaver APAGB, CPAGB, LRPS

Print - Open, DPI - Street Life

March 5th

Live Lecture with Simon Caplan LRPS – “Working Lives”.

We look at Simons images of people at work and their handiwork.
(Entry for our sixth monthly competition required)

March 12th

WCPF Travelling Exhibition

We will see first-hand a selection including the winning prints from the WCPF Members Exhibition.

March 19th

Taunton Battle, Judge-TBA

Our turn to host this challenging annual battle.

March 26th

Monthly Competition 6, Judge-John Scaife

Print - Portraiture, DPI - Open

Apr 2nd

Live Lecture with David Bathard FRPS, AWPF.

A selection of images from David’s trips to India
(Eligible print entries for winners’ competition are required, we already have the DPIs)

Apr 8th

Bristol Salon at Pheonix Group of Photographers

We travel to West Monkton Village Hall for inspiration from this International Salon.

Apr 9th

No meeting

Instead, we will have been to the prestigious Bristol Salon at Pheonix on Mon 8th April.

Apr 16th

Members Night with Neil Perkins

‘Drones, what I learned and what I have achieved’.
Including some practical demonstrations (weather permitting)

Your choice three of non-winning previously entered prints, and notification of three DPIs for the 2nd chance competition.

Apr 23rd

Winners Competition, Judge-John Tilsley APAGB, DPAGB, ARPS

John gives his appraisal on the top images from all our monthly competitions and advises on his final favorites.

Apr 30th

Live Lecture with Rose Atkinson ARPS.

“Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) - much more than just blurry images!”

(Last day to hand in any seconded proposals for our AGM being held on May 21st)


May 2nd

2nd Chance Competition, Judge-Stephen Wilcox LRPS

The popularity of our competitions means many excellent images just miss the winning podium, tonight they get a second airing and appraisal.

May 14th

Live Lecture - TBA

May 21st

Annual General Meeting

An important evening where you can question what we do and offer to help us run your society.

May 28th

End of Season Photography

Let’s get outside with our cameras at the start of our Summer Outings.

See our Summer Programme for trips and events June-August