Due to the COVID-19 group meeting restrictions, all physical meetings held at the club have now been suspended until further notice.  All meetings will now be held online using zoom.

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October 2018

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Passion form Pictures – Chris Upton

September 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

On 24th September the club welcomes Chris Upton, a professional photographer, based in Nottinghamshire (UK), specialising in Travel, Landscape and Social Documentary photography. He will be presenting his  ‘Passion for Pictures’ presentation. Chris is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and is proud to be a brand ambassador for Fujifilm. Chris has received awards in national photographic competitions and has twice been commissioned to photograph in Thailand on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.  http://www.chrisuptonphotography.com    

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October 2019

Reptiles Night

October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Bring your camera and photograph reptiles

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Progress Competition – DPI1 – Robert Falconer

October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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Weird and Wonderful – Phil Cooling FRPS

October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

His ‘Weird and Wonderful’ presentation will take us on a journey from his early days with digital photography to achieving his F.R.P.S in 2014. Phil says, ‘my early work was dreadful....I took anything & everything and then threw the photoshop kitchen sink at them to add impact’. He quickly got through this phase and began to produce images that won club competitions and gained entry to International Salons. This was his ‘Wonderful...ish period’ but then he moved on to specializing…

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Print 1 Competition

October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Members can submit 2 colour and 2 black and white images, fully mounted. Don't forget to submit your DPI's for projection. All entries must be received by midnight of 15 October 2019

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Members Night – Camera Skills – Studio and Creative

October 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Rob and John will be delivering 'Studio Photography', with our new studio lighting and a model.   Michelle will be delivering 'Creative Photography'.   Please bring your cameras, and tripods. You will have opportunity to take part in these practical workshops.

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November 2019

Members Night – Workshop Night

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

Another Study Lights session will be run  by John and Rob Michelle will be  delivering 'Black Lighting Photography' There will also be an opportunity for 'Low Key Flash' photography. If you own speed lights and triggers- please bring them along. John will be offering instruction on how to improve your photography using Low Key Lights.  

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Members Night – Creative Photography Workshop

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Bring your camera, tripod and lighting (flash) kit for and have a go at dog photography and creative photography.

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Members Night – The Owl Man (DPI2 hand in)

November 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

The Owl Man will be bringing a selection of birds of Prey to photograph.  Bring your camera equipment, continuous lighting and backdrops you may have.

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DPI 2

November 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Members can submit 2 colour and 2 black and white images  as jpegs All entries must be received by midnight of 19 November 2019

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December 2019

Wildlife Photography – ‘From Sandwell to India’ – Tal Chohan

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

On 3rd December the club welcomes Tal Chohan, he will be presenting his wildlife Photography talk - ‘From Sandwell to India’ Tal is based in Birmingham and has loved wildlife since he was a child and  has fond recollections of his holidays to India. Here he first encountered animals amongst the farm life in his family's villages and back in the UK on school trips to Zoo's and nature reserves. As an adult, he has been entranced by wildlife photography for nearly a…

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Members’ Night – Christmas Creative Camera Skills

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

Members’ Night - “Camera Skills”   Bring your camera kit and have a go at creative christmas photography using lights and special effects. Please bring your camera, range of lenses (wide aperture if possible) , lighting kit, tripod, and any items you would like to photograph.

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Annual DPI Competition

December 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Judge - David Keith Jones

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Members Night – Christmas Get Together

December 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Members Night - Christmas Get Together

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No Meeting – Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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No Meeting – Happy New Year!

December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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January 2020

Members’ Night – Improving your competition entries – PRINT2 Hand in

January 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

PRINT2 Hand in Please bring along your DPI competition entries from some recent entries on a memory stick. John will look at the images and demonstrate how to edit the images as the judge has suggested. 

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Progress Competition – PRINT2

January 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Members can submit 2 colour and 2 black and white images, fully mounted. Don’t forget to submit your DPI’s for projection. All entries must be received by midnight of 7 January 2020 Midphot hand in

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Members Night – Macro Photography Skills

January 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Improve your macro photography skills Bring your camera, macro lenses, tripods, continuous and flash lighting for this workshop. Midphot DPI hand in deadline

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Battle v Acton Trussell & Penkridge – DPI3 Hand in

January 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meet at Acton Trussell & Penkridge DPI3 Hand In Hand In for Newcastle Inter-Club Competition    

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February 2020

Progress Competition – DPI3

February 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Members can submit 2 colour and 2 black and white images as jpegs  All entries must be received by midnight of 28 January 2020

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From Street to Studio – Ken Hudson

February 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

  On 11 February the club welcomes Ken Hudson, a member of Aldridge Photography  Society, Trinity Photography Group and a photographic judge for local clubs. Ken has his own studio in Birmingham. www.b43photography.co.uk.  I'm I'm a Member  a Birmingham UK based photographer. He is a member of Aldridge Photographic Society , Trinity Photography group and a photographic competition judge for local clubs and society’s. He has his own studio  in Birmingham - Studio B43.   He has been serious photography…

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Members’ Night -We’ve Got Talent Comp

February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Further details to follow

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Progress Competition – PRINT3

February 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Members can submit 2 colour and 2 black and white images, fully mounted. Don’t forget to submit your DPI’s for projection. All entries must be received by midnight of 18 February 2020

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March 2020

Members Night – Photoshop basics and studio lighting

March 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

The first half of the evening will be  presentation by John on resizing images and exporting on DPI, and looking at some basics in photoshop.    The second half will be introducing the additional lights purchased recently by the club, with opportunity to practice using the studio lighting.  You will need cameras, tripods etc for this second half, and please bring along anything you would like to use as a subject matter for the session.

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Tony Dudley

March 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Tony Dudley will be presenting, details to be advised

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Tutbury Castle

March 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
tutbury castle

Price - £4.50 Parking - £1

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Landscapes, Derbyshire in Digital – Robert Falconer

March 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom
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*** Hand in night for the Radu Handoca Trophy, and the Panel Print Competition *** On 17th March 2020 the club welcomes Robert Falconer  Robert first picked up an SLR camera when he was 12 years old. An interest in photography developed from his father taking him to see steam trains. Before long Robert built up a passion for photography and soon turned his camera towards photographing landscapes. The Peak District is just 2 miles from where Robert lives and has become…

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Members Night – Workshop – Annual DPI Hand In

March 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Workshop activity TBA

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April 2020

Members Night – Workshop

April 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Workshop activity TBA

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Tides and Tempests – Coastal Photography – Rachael Talibart

April 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Rugby Club, Blackberry Lane
Doxey, Stafford, United Kingdom

 On 21 April the club are lucky to welcome internationally renown photographer  Rachael Talibart; Rachael is a former lawyer turned professional photographer specialising in the coast. Her inspiration comes from a childhood spent at sea and she is best known for her Sirens portfolio, critically acclaimed photographs of stormy seas, named after creatures of myth and legend. This portfolio has won numerous awards and been published globally. It is the subject of a fine art photobook published by Triplekite. Birling…

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Annual Print Competition

April 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Judge - Peter Siviter

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May 2020

Annual General Meeting

May 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Annual DPI hand in

May 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Images should be max width 1400 height 1050 as usual.  Please label your file with your name, but within your file please only add titles to the images (no name) so the images can be sent anonymously to the judge.  Remember to state your  class (beginner, intermediate, advanced).

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Annual DPI Competition

May 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A 'Zoom' event for members

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Radu Trophy and 3 of a Kind Panel Competitions hand in

May 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am

You can submit 2 panels of 3, and 2 images for the themed competition "Light and Shadow". by midnight

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June 2020

Radu Handoca Trophy & 3 x Panel Print Competition

June 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stafford Constitutional Club, 5 Lloyd Street
Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AS United Kingdom

Radu Handoca Trophy & Panel Print Competition,

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Cheddeton Railway

June 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Cheddeton Railway
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July 2020

Black Country Museum

July 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Country Museum
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August 2020

Coalport China

August 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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September 2020

Richard O’Brien presents ‘History Recoloured’

September 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Richard O'Brien covers his work process for restoring, repairing and recolouring historical photographs using Adobe Photoshop. Starting with how to scan an image, the retouching techniques he uses, and finishing with the recolouring process. Richard is on the Zoom Register, he is an IT instructor by trade and work for the UK’s largest training company.`He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and has been teaching now for almost 30 years, and Photoshop for roughly the last 15 of those.…

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Julian Elliott presents ‘Mongolia – From Steppe to Eagle Hunters’.

September 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Julian's journey takes him from Mongolia's capital to the Altai in the country's far west. A Kazak Mongolian eagle hunter and his eagle in the Altai near to Bayan Olgii, Mongolia.   See how Julian's journey in this vast country unfolded and hear how he captured the vast landscapes and the people that inhabit them. Watch how Julian switches between from being a landscape photographer to travel to sports when the talk finishes with a look at the Eagle Festival…

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Peter Wilkes presents ‘What to do with your images when entering a competition’

September 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Peter will remind members how to resize, name and present images when entering internal and external competitions. This is very important for members as any images not meeting the club standards will be rejected from our competitions. This event will be held on zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695145296 For members the fee is £2, non-members the fee is £3 Please pay your fee into this account Sort Code 404303 Account number 22079550 quoting your name and the event date.

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DPI HAND IN

September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 am

DPI - 1 COMPETITION Hand in is  by midnight on 29 September 2020 (2 Mono and 2 Colour images) All entries must be emailed to competitionentries@staffordcameraclub.co.uk   The competition will be on zoom

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David Keep presents – ‘A Project Based Approach to Photography’

September 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

International photographer David Keep says,  "We’re all looking to create powerful images that stand out from the crowd & I'll describe my approach in trying to achieve this aim by taking a logical, project based approach.  From initial concept, contact building, planning and shooting, right through to the processing techniques I use on some of my award winning images, nothing will be held back". A short video showing examples of the content can be seen here Examples of his work…

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October 2020

COMPETITION – DPI -1

October 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

THE FIRST COMPETITION OF THE SEASON  Judge  Peter Cheetham.       The competition will be held on zoom  

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Print (now DPI) 1 Theme Competition hand in

October 13, 2020

First 'Print competition' now a DPI themed competition for members. The theme is 'Unloved' Images to be submitted by midnight on 13 October 2020

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TRAVELS TOWARDS THE EDGE

October 13, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stafford Camera Club welcomes Sue O’Connell FIPF EFIAP d/2 DPAGB ARPS BPE 5 and Peter Brisley EFIAP, DPAGB, ARPS, BPE .   Two photographers with two different takes on the world. This exciting presentation covers journeys to some less visited corners of the world from the Sahara to Mongolia via the Ring of Fire. Expect a bit of everything - architecture, landscapes, documentary but most of all people. Their work can be seen at: www.sueoconnell.photography and www.peterbrisley.photography     Tickets…

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Competition Print 1 (now DPI) themed

October 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Print 1 Competition now a DPI Themed Competition. The theme is 'Unloved' Judge -John Haines.

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Club Member Presentation by Paul Morris.

October 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Presentation by Paul Morris. 1) Demonstating photography by using different AV software to present it, some with music, and 2) A demonstration of different software utilities to create AV demonstrations (some free, some paid for).

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November 2020

Haris Chavna presents his Sporting Images

November 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Haris Chavna presents his sporting images IAAF Diamond League Birmingham Athletics meeting at Alexander Stadium,Birmingham UK18th August 2019. Photos: Harish Chavda Dingle Images We have a second visit from Harish Chavda MPAGB to our club.  Harish is an award winning photographer, well respected for his sports photography.  This evening's presentation will feature iconic images from the world of sports including athletics, boxing, cricket, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, rugby, swimming, table tennis, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, etc.  The talk will include images…

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“My Journey In Photography….So Far” by Kylie-Ann Martin

November 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  "I will take you from my first image in 2006/7 with a brief explanation of my health restrictions, which also impact on my photography. Despite these barriers I earnt my distinctions, EFIAP, BPE 2 and LDPS.   You will see the images that contributed to all the exhibition acceptances and hear some of the stories behind them. I will also share how i created some of the award winning images."     www.kylie-annmartinphotography.weebly.com Non members £3  

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Competition – DPI 2 Hand-in

November 17, 2020

Competition DPI 2 Hand -in Images to be submitted by midnight on 17 November 2020

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Nightscape Photography by Nigel A. Ball

November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Bardsey Island, Llyn Peninsula   This lecture, which lasts around 60 minutes provides an overview to the techniques used to capture night images and star trails using a standard off the shelf digital SLR.   Porth Ysgaden, Llyn Peninsula The lecture explains the use mobile apps, star charts and tide tables and weather forecasts in the planning phase before moving on to discuss selecting the appropriate camera equipment and lenses. Attendees will also learn basic camera settings enabling them…

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Competition – DPI – 2

November 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

DPI 2 Competition. Judge - Robert Ings.

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December 2020

Assessment Night

December 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Assessment Night for members. Members are invited to submit images to John Simpson (before the night) that have been critiqued in an earlier competition.

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John (Haines) View on Photography

December 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

John Haines offers help and guidance to get the best of your images About this Event John will show us how to get ready for club photography. It's mainly set up for club newbies to hopefully give inspiration and hopefully to try and make an image work better. There is lots of subject matter, so hopefully a little something for everyone plus a little fun along the way.

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Xmas Get Together

December 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Members are invited to show 5 images for 10 minutes

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January 2021

Competition Print 2 (now Themed DPI) Hand – in closing date

January 5 @ 12:00 am

This competition is now a themed DPI competition. The theme is 'Textures' Hand in 2 mono 2 colour images  

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The Wild Life of Costa Rica with Julian Cremona

January 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  The Wildlife of Costa Rica - a compilation of many examples of creatures large and small from trips in Central America The talk will cover the different habitats and samples of the wildlife. http://www.juliancremona.co.uk/index.xhtml Non Members are £3 Tickets are available through Eventbrite - see below                    

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Hand in (closing date) for Midphot & Acton Trussell Competitions

January 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hand in (closing date) for Midphot & Acton Trussell Competitions Closing date for Members are invited to submit their images for these 2 external competitions. Each club to enter x15 DPIs, and in place of the x15 print section x5 DPIs from Beginners and x10 from the rest of the club

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Print 2 (now themed DPI) Competition Night

January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Print 2 (now themed DPI) Competition Night for members. The theme is 'Textures' Judge is Peter Silviter

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Radu Handoca Themed ” Natural History” and Three of a kind Panel competitions – hand in date.

January 18 @ 12:00 am

A reminder to members that this is the closing date for Handing in your images  for the annual  Radu Handoca Themed Competition  and there  The theme this year is " Natural History"  Themed Competition is sponsored by Stafford CC. Cash prizes totalling £60.00 will be awarded to the first five place winners. (1st £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10, Highly Commended £5, Commended £5). The winner will receive the Radu Handoca Trophy.  A maximum of 2 entries will be accepted for…

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African Adventures – Travels in Namibia & Photography of African Wildlife

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

African Adventures -Travels in Namibia & Photography of African Wildlife An on-line presentation by Simon Stafford About this Event African Adventures - Travels in Namibia & Photography of African Wildlife An on-line presentation by Simon Stafford Namibia has 3.4x the land mass of the United Kingdom, yet a population of only 2.5 million people; after Greenland, the Falkland Islands, Mongolia and Western Sahara it has the lowest population density in the world. Since 2016 I have undertaken three trips to…

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Due to the COVID-19 group meeting restrictions, all physical meetings held at the club have now been suspended until further notice.  All meetings will now be held online using zoom.

New members and visitors are welcome to join our online meetings.