News Summary

Studio Day

A Fabulous day was held on 15th June by Stafford Camera Club. Tony Dudley provided amazing and invaluable guidance to members and Gary Allkins worked hard setting up multiple studio settings for us. We were so lucky! 

With thanks to Sharron Hill
with thanks to Jonathan Kimberley

Club Trip to Stanage Edge

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 so members will need a packed lunch and a flask. The intention is to return after sunset.

If you are interested in taking part please speak to Ray or John at the club on Tuesday,12th February

Second Print Competition Results

It was our second print progress competition last night and we welcome back Ken Hudson to the club to judge our prints.  Ken examined over 60 prints in three different categories and colours and gave excellent feedback on how the prints could be improved further.

The quality of the work across the board was exceptional and it was difficult to pick a clear winner.

Results can be found for this competition and previous competitions on the competitions page

We have moved!

Due to increased membership over the last two years, we have outgrown our current meeting venue at the County Staff Club.  From Tuesday 18th December 2018 we will be meeting at the Stafford Constitutional Club where we will have more space to hold our meetings, workshops and practical sessions.

We thank the County Staff Club for their hospitality over the last 18 months ans would not hesitate to recommend their venue for local groups to meet.

DPI Competition Results

Results for the second DPI progress competition are now online on our competitions page.

The competition was Judged by Paddy Ruske who has judged at the club many times and gave great feedback on all the images he saw and gave suggestions on how improvements can be made to make them even better.  It was also great to see so many new members entering images and people that have moved up to the advanced category which resulted in a total of 120 images shown on the night.

Staffs Counties DPI Competition Results

Results of the Staffordshire InterClub DPI Competition held on Wednesday 7 October 2018

The results are in !!

There was record entry in the Staffs InterClub competition last night with 13 Club entering. In an always high standards competition, we came 6= , scoring 159 points, which was a very creditable performance against some very high achieving Clubs. The standard of Nature images was incredible

The Judge, David McGuire scored in quite a narrow range, mainly 14-17, reserving  the scores 18-20 for the very best images. We were thrilled that one of our entries Misty Morning Walk, scored 19 points.




Viking Photoshoot

Gayle, one of our trip managers has to secure a photoshoot session with the Norse Dragon Armoury on Cannock Chase.  Members of the club will have the opportunity to photograph vikings in full costume together with birds of prey and wolves.  This will be the second time that the club has put this event on and due to popular demand we are running this event again.

Earlier this year, members went away with stunning photographs many of which have done well in competitions.

Club Trip to Padley Gorge

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 at Padley Gorge, the meeting place will be 
Grindleford Station Cafe
Upper Padley
S32 2AJ
Travel time is roughly 1 hour 20 mins from Stafford aiming to get at the Station Cafe by 11:00
The car park only accepts card payments , and the cafe only accepts cash- come prepared! You will need good walking boots too. 
Any further information please contact Ray directly using the contact us page.

Staffordshire Photographic Clubs Projected Digital Image Competition

We are fast approaching this year’s annual Staffordshire Photographic Clubs Projected Digital Image Competition for what is always an enjoyable evening of high quality work and friendly competition, between Staffordshire Clubs.

A number of images have been chosen from recent competitions to represent the club, good luck to everyone who will be taking part.

The competition will be held on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 
Lea Hall Miners and Welfare Club
Sandy Lane
WS15 2LB

Start: 7.30pm

The judge will be Mr David McGuire

Get there early to get a good seat. It’s always very well attended.

DPI1 progress competition Results are now online

Results for the DPI1 competition results are now online.  Take a look at the competitions page for further details and to download the results.

Progress competitions are run throughout the year and the points add up and is also an important way of getting feedback for your photos from an experienced external judge.  At the end of the season, some photos are held back and will be used to enter inter-club and regional competitions representing the club.