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August 2018

New members evening

August 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Come along and join the club for the new 2018 - 2019 season.  This evening is open to anyone who is interested in joining Stafford Camera Club and would like to find out more. We will have an introduction from the club by Rob our chairman plus a presentation of images from some of our new members. We look forward to seeing you there!

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September 2018

Claire Carter – Perpetually in Motion – Part 2

September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Perpetually in Motion Stafford Club welcomes the return of Claire Carter as their first speaker of the  new season; her presentation  ‘Perpetually in Motion (2)’, will highlight the role of motion in landscape photography. Claire Carter (www.carterart.co.uk) is a passionate, full time nature photographer. She specialises in providing workshops in the UK and abroad ranging from landscape tours, birds of prey and botanical themes. She also contributes to photography magazines and has been successful in national photography competitions. Her talk…

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Members Evening – A series of short talks

September 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Members talk about their work and what's been happening at the club in a series of short talks. Michelle Sanderson - iPhone Snaps and Apps Dennis Bates - The Dark Side Bob Thomas - Macro Basics Graham Argent -  The Adventures of Mr Mouse Interval Peter Wilkes - The new club website Peter Wilkes - Entering Club Competitions      

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Tesni Ward – Landscape and Wildlife Photography – DPI 1 Hand In

September 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stafford Camera Club happy to welcome Tesni Ward on 18 September. Tesni is a professional wildlife photographer and Olympus Ambassador based in the outskirts of the Peak District. While the majority of her work focuses on British wildlife, she also photographs projects across the world and has aspirations to promote conservation and education through her images.   DPI 1 Hand In (2 mono, 2 colour) 

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Progress Competition – DPI1 – Judge – Sue Sutton LPRS

September 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Our first progress competition of the season is judged by Sue Sutton LRPS Competitions will start at 19:30 promptly

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October 2018

Ashley Franklin – A Wider World of Photography Part 1

October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Discover a fascinating world of photography beyond the camera club as he explores the history, style and impact of portrait, fashion, industrial, war, press and social documentary photography .  See the work of photo greats like Avedon, Bailey, Beaton, Bloomfield, Capa, Contreras, Curry, Karsh, Leibowitz, McCullin, Salgado and Winston Link.  An evening of informative, inspiring, powerful and world-changing imagery.  Ashley lives in Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District. When I left college for a career on BBC Local…

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Steve Banner – Aerial Photography using Drones – Print 1 Hand In

October 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Stafford Camera Club member Steve shows us how he uses drones to capture amazing aerial photos and video.

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Club Trip – Padley Gorge

October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Members will be traveling to Padley Gorge in the Peak District on Saturday 20th October 2018 to gain more experience with taking landscape photos.  This club trip is intended for all abilities and help from more experienced members will be on hand allowing everyone to take away some great landscape shots. Anyone intending to attend can meet with Ray at Sainsbury's  car park in Stafford at 9.30am, and follow in convoy to the venue. If you would prefer to meet…

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Print 1 Competition – Judge – Peter Going LPRS

October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Results will be posted on the competition page as soon as possible.

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David Keith Jones FRPS EFAIP DPAGB – Going for Distinctions

October 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom

David is a professional photographer, specialising in travel, nature and African wildlife and has a wide variety of presentations that he gives to clubs in the midlands area. Tonight, David will be telling us how to apply for photographic distinctions such as CPAGB, DPAGB, AFIAP, EFIAP, LRPS and ARPS and will be showing us a series of successful submissions for different awards. David will also be putting us to the test and checking our own judging skills to see if they…

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November 2018

Paul Bingham Birds and Bergs – The Falklands & Antarctica

November 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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In 1993 Antarctic tourism was in its infancy and I was fortunate to make the journey south via the Falkland Islands to  the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Antarctica. My lifelong passions are outdoors: mountaineering and birdwatching.  Retirement (early!) from university lecturing has enabled me to indulge myself further and also re-live and share my interests through these talks. Over  the years I have been fortunate to have undertaken many wildlife and mountaineering trips abroad. I am Vice-chairman of Derbyshire Ornithological Society…

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David Peters – A Day in the Life

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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  David Peters this time next year will celebrate over 50 years as a commercial industrial professional photographer. Leaving school in 1969 to join his father Derek as his apprentice David took the business from a town centre first floor studio to a 10,000 square foot facility operating at its peak of three studios employing 12 personnel with an annual turn over of over three quarters of a million pounds ( A lot of pictures )A pioneer of the digital age,…

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Martin Kessel – Introduction to Astrophotography – DPI2 Hand In

November 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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I live in Stoke on Trent and have been an amateur photographer since I purchased my first camera with my paper round money when I was 14. It fits in around my many other hobbies,  my 3 favourite areas being Astronomy, Military Aircraft and Wildlife.   I recently retired from full time work at Johnsons Photopia and now just do a little part time work as an ecologist – great really as it gives me opportunity to see and photograph even more…

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DPI 2 Competition – Judge – Paddy Ruske

November 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Results for this competition will be available on the competition page as soon as possible

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December 2018

Tony Dudley – Lighting Demonstration and Workshop

December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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Tony Dudley will be visiting the club to demonstrate an effective lighting setup using just one light. Please bring your camera equipment as this is a practical evening

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Sarah Howard – Image Seen – Landscape Photography, Thoughts and Techniques

December 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
County Staff Club, Eastgate Street
Stafford, ST16 2NG United Kingdom
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This week, we welcome Sarah Howard as a guest speaker at Stafford Camera Club. Sarah is a passionate landscape photographer and her aim is to capture beautiful, natural landscapes throughout the UK and europe.  

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Members’ Night – Christmas Get Together

December 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Christmas drinks and nibbles 10 mins in the spotlight, show off your work to the members. If you are interested in presenting your work on this evening, please contact Michelle.

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January 2019

The Owl Man – Print 2 Hand In

January 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Peter Wilkes The Owl Man from Haughton will be bringing a selection of birds of prey and putting them on display for members to photograph. Members will be split into small groups and then have an opportunity to take photographs in a controlled studio setting. This will be the second time that birds of prey have visited the club and last time we all went away with some great shots that have done well in recent competitions.

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Print 2 Competition – Judge – Ken Hudson

January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Members Night – Reptile workshop

January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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A local reptile keeper will be bringing along a selection of reptiles that we can photograph under controlled studio lighting. Please bring your camera equipment.

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Roadshow To Acton Trussell & Penkridge Photographic Society – DPI3 Hand In

January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A fun an interactive evening for the club to show off their photos in both print and DPI formats. Meet at Acton Trussell & Penkridge Photographic Society for 20:00 Acton Trussell, Bednall & Teddesley Hay Community Centre Acton Hill Road Acton Trussell Stafford ST17 0RY   DPI3 Hand In

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February 2019

DPI 3 Competition – Judge – Robert Falconer

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Dr Michael Leach, An illustrated talk by a wildlife author and photographer

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Club Trip to Stanage Edge

February 16

Ray Briggs and and John Simpson are planning an away day to Stanage Edge in the Peak District on Saturday, 16th February. All members are welcome to join in. Meet at The Fox House public house in Hathersage between 10.00 and 10.30am before going to the venue. The post code is S11 7TY. They will be working on Filters, Bracketing and Focus Stacking. Anyone interested should wear warm, waterproof clothing, headgear and footwear. This will be an all day event…

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Graham Argent – Land of the Long White Cloud – Ian Wilson – Trains, Boats and Planes

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Print 3 Competition – Judge – David Grounds

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Results of this competition will be posted on the competition page as soon as possible

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March 2019

Members’ Night – Camera Skills Workshop

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Gary Allkins and Tony Dudley will be visiting the club and addressing camera skills.  Members will be learning how to work their cameras and become more comfortable with finding settings. Gary and Tony specialise in Canon and Nikon, but it should be of value to all members. More experienced members will be on hand to cover other makes and models as required. Bring along your cameras    

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Ray Briggs – Nepal Part 2

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Peter Going – Victorian Cemeteries (Theme and Three of a kind hand in)

March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Peter Going - Victorian Cemeteries For more information about Peter's work, visit his website at petergoingphotography.com     Radu Handoca Trophy Themed Competiton on 'Public Transport' DPI hand in Three of a kind Print competition hand in - Please submit your DPI's as well

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Radu Handoca Trophy Theme Competition & 3 of a Kind Competition – Judge – Tony Broom

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Radu Handoca Trophy Theme Competition - DPI 3 of a Kind Competition - Print

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April 2019

Photoshop, creative photography and print mounting workshop – Annual DPI Hand In

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Bring your camera and tripod Split into three groups and learn how to mount prints for competitions, pick up new photoshop tips and tricks and learn indoor creative photography skills Annual DPI Hand In

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Annual DPI Competition – Judge – Warren Alani

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Competition Results will be posted on the competition page as soon as possible   Bring in your Prints

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Battle with Acton Trussell & Penkridge – Annual Print Hand In

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Each club will bring 15 DPI and 15 prints to enter into a battle between Acton Trussell & Penkridge Photographic Society and Stafford Camera Club Meet at Stafford Camera Club, Judge - Peter Siviter Annual Print Hand In

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Annual Print Competition – Judge – David Keith Jones

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Competition results will be posted on the competition page as soon as possible

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Members’ Night – Winners Bring and Tell

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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May 2019

Annual General Meeting

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Annual Awards Evening

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Download PDF Version   Stafford Camera Club Annual Awards & Skittles evening Friday 10 May, starting at 7:00pm at Stafford Constitutional Club 5 Lloyd Street, Stafford, ST16 3AS Meal options Steak & Ale Pie Chicken curry Fish & chips Beef Lasagne Broccoli Bake (v) Ham salad all with chips or new potatoes Cost : £10 per person (includes meal, skittles and prizes) Please make your payment and indicate your meal choice to Dennis Bates by 23 April Please also indicate…

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Graham Reay – Genealogy resources demonstration

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Following on from a previous talk, Graham demonstrates the online resources that are available when researching genealogy.

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August 2019

Free Introductory Evening

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Stafford Camera Club invites anyone venturing into photography, who wishes to meet like-minded people and who wants to improve their knowledge and picture taking skills for their own personal pleasure to come along and find out more about our club.The aim of the club is to promote its members enjoyment of photography and improve their knowledge and skills in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. New members are very welcome regardless of their level of ability. For more information contact Michelle…

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September 2019

Stories from the Road – Chris Fairweather

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

On 3rd September the club welcomes Chris Fairweather, his new talk will be exploring the different aspects of his working life as a photographer with a wide range of subject matter, from UEFA Euro 2016, international rugby to grass roots sport, from international news stairs to commercial and feature photography. At 25 years, with 8 years professional experience behind him, he will talk not only about the technical aspects of the pictures but the stories of how they came about…

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Workshop – Entering Competitions / Print Mounting

September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Learn how to enter internal club competitions by resizing and submitting your images. Learn how to mount your prints to meet the competition standard. Bring along your camera and ask questions

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Members night – Out and about workshop

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

This is a practical session - you will need to bring your camera, tripod and remote  ( if you have one).We will be outside for this session so obviously wear appropriate clothing depending on what weather we get!   Meet at the Cons Club at 7.30pm. All abilities welcome ( more advanced members will be very welcome, to share their skills with less experienced members).   Working in organised groups, you will learn how to take images in the dark without using flash.

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