ACC Programme 2020

Here are the activities for the year. All internal events are held at St Michael's Centre, NP7 5UD, between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.


Internal event Practical session
External presenter Internal competition
External competition Other event





06-Jan Show your photos! Are you thinking about entering photos for competitions? Do you need some ideas about these? Bring your images along for constructive criticism from other members before you enter them.Bring a couple or so, each of digital and prints.
20-Jan Hotel Heliconia! with Phil Savoie Phil Savoie is an Attenborough photographer and one of our most popular speakers. Tonight, he looks at the video domain, showing an amazing 50 minute film, followed by deconstruction of sequences and chat about the 'how did they shoot that!'
03-Feb Open Competition judged by Keith Sharples, CPAGB, BPE3* Here's our first open competition of the year. Good luck and enjoy everyone's entries.
17-Feb Winter Plus with Les Loosemore Les was one of the most positive, helpful judges last year. Now we will see why he knows what he is doing with some fab images of Winter and beyond.
02-Mar Member Evening: Image of the Year, 2019 Last year our members entered many great photographs into our competitions that all deserve to be seen and discussed again. Tonight, we get to decide which ones we like and the Digital and Print images of the year will be chosen.
16-Mar The Art of Travel Photography with Mathew Browne Mathew is a professional landscape photographer who has been to over 50 countries. In this session he will cover everything about travel photography, from the equipment you need to finding the best locations to producing amazing final images. Bring in your prints for the next 30-Mar open competition.
06-Apr Member Evening: Open chat Here's our first Covid Lockdown Zoom meeting! Time to chat safely./u>
27-Apr Member Evening: Uncompetition This is an internal-only club competition where you can enter up to two digital and two print images (like normal competitions) but the goal is to be unconventional, breaking rules and showing images that might not do so well in traditional competitions, but which you just like. Be experimental! Try stuff! Stimulate! Entertain! Just don't be conventional. Bring in your prints for the next 11-May open panel competition
11-May Open Monochrome Competition, judged by Martin Russell. A digital-only competition, based on plans for earlier in the year. Monochrome, of course.
25-May Member evening: RAW War! This is an evening based on a regular column in Digital Camera magazine. Give a raw image to somebody else. See how they edit it. So this needs images straight out of the camera and
25-May Member evening: Member presentations This is an evening with three of our members: Julie will be discussing her camera purchase. Gary will be talking about a recent RPS/OU course he did. And Dave will describe and demonstrate parabolic luminosity masking in photo editing.
22-Jun Weird and Wonderful-ish with Phil Cooling, FRPS Phil is a fine art photographer who takes and makes amazing photographs that are as much art as photo. Come along and be blown away!
29-Jun Photo Walk Out and about together in this Summer's evening, a walk somewhere nearby, probably ending up at a delightful pub! Bring your camera kit.
13-Jul Member's Evening - Home but Not Away This is done as a fun and casual competition with the lockdown theme of 'Home but Not Away'
Jul-Aug Summer Break Get out there, have fun, and take lots of photographs!
07-Sep What I did last Summer Bring as many pictures as you like, digital or print, and be ready to spend five minutes talking about them. Bring the images you want to show.
21-Sep How to Photograph Models, by a Model with Jade Stacy Maria. Jade is a fashion model and will be talking to us from Georgia (near Russia, not America) on her experiences and how to hire and shoot models.
05-Oct Open competition judged by Harry Gardiner Here's our second completely open competitions, so you can bring whatever images you like!
19-Oct Member evening: Sharing videos Tonight a number of members will be sharing videos from various sources, followed by an open discussion about them.
02-Nov Astrophotography with Alyn Wallace . Bring your prints for the theme competition on 11-Nov.
16-Nov Theme Competition: Still Life judged by Keith Sharples The fourth competition of the year is this time on the theme of Still Life, so do pick your best digital and printed images for this.
30-Nov 42nd Welsh International Salon ImagesPeter Young Peter will be showing tonight all the images accepted for the Welsh Salon. Sure to be an amazing show!
14-Dec AGM and fun We round off the year with the very brief AGM and the usual informal and hilarious fun. Bring your fun images!.

As always, for all internal events we meet on Monday at St Michael's Centre in Penypound, NP7 5UD (behind the church).

For reference, here are the programmes from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

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