Dorchester Camera Club programme for our 2017-2018 season (check back here for any changes).
Download a copy of the 2017-18 programme (pdf format, suitable for printing).

Unless otherwise listed below, we meet at the Brownsword Hall, DT1 3GW on Monday evenings, arrive from 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.30.
DateTitleSpeakerAdditional Information
October 2017
2nd Oct 2017 Club Competition 1
Open Projected Images(A)
Judge:Graham Ireland Section A - Submit images by 25th Sep
9th Oct 2017 (part 1)Club Competition 1
Open Projected Images(B)
Judge:Sid Jones Section B - Submit images by 02 Oct
(part 2) Monolands Sid Jones
16th Oct 2017 Time Travel in South East Asia Chris Hilton When travelling through Indo-China, the past is never really that far away … the paddy fields sit cheek by jowl with the killing fields, at every turn you can see through the eyes of the photographic giants that have come before you. And then there is the noise, the traffic, the scooters … and the plastic chairs!
23rd Oct 2017 Print Mounting Chris Longridge Chris Longridge of Longridge Mount Cutters visits the club - all you need to know about mounting your prints.
30th Oct 2017 Wessex Battle Inter-club competition with Projected Images.Competition with images from clubs across the Wessex region at the Dorchester Corn Exchange.
November 2017
6th Nov 2017 Club Competition 2
Themed Prints “Man Made”(A)
Sue Sibley
Section A - Anything Man Made, from the very small to the very large. Submit prints by 30th Oct
13th Nov 2017 (part 1)Catching the Moment - Event Photography Stephen & Helen Jones Club members Stephen & Helen talk about getting started in event photography and how to get your photos noticed. With lots of new work from a variety of events. Dorsetbays Photography (Facebook Login)
(part 2)TBC
20th Nov 2017 Oh Yeah! Robin Gregory Robin’s presentation is very fast and very loud with brief descriptions of how his images come together and his journey through the camera club world Robin Gregory’s Website
27 Nov 2017 (part 1)Club Competition 2
Themed Prints “Man Made”
Judge:John Tilsley
Section B - Anything Man Made, from the very small to the very large. Submit prints by 20th Nov.
(part 2)Preparing your work for the Judge Judge:John Tilsley
Dec 2017
4th Dec 2017 Club Competition 3
Themed Projected Images "Action/Sport"(A)
Judge:TBC Section A - People or Animals in action. Submit images by 27th Nov
11th Dec 2017 (part 1)Club Competition 3
Themed Projected Images "Action/Sport"(B)
Judge:Janet Haines
Section B - People or Animals in action. Submit images by 06 Dec
(part 2) Prince & Paupers
(Prints & Papers)
Janet Haines
Using her own work, Janet will demonstrate how the choice of paper can influence the final result
18th Dec 2017 Club Night Christmas Social
25th December 2017 No meeting
January 2018
1st January 2018 No meeting
8th Jan 2018 Panels Competition Judge:Bill Aven Print Panels Competition - for individual members and groups presenting panels of five prints (open subject)
15th Jan 2018 Club Competition 4
Monochrome Prints & Projected Images(A&B)
Judge:Paul Thackeray LRPS Section A & B - Monochrome Definition - see competitions page. Submit images by 8th Jan
22nd Jan 2018 Creative about Cuisine Russell Brown
29th Jan 2018 tbc
Feb 2018
5th Feb 2018 From the Earth to the Stars David Clapp David’s presents his experience as a landscape and travel photographer
12 Feb 2018 Club Night
Rarekiek Evening
A chance to look at the work of our 'twin' club in the Netherlands - Fotoclub de Rarekiek
19th Feb 2018 Unseen Companions: Big Views of Tiny Creatures David Spears FRPS
26th Feb 2018 Club Competition 5
Nature Prints & Projected Images(A&B)
Judge:tbc Section A & B - Nature Definition - see competitions page. Submit images by 19th Feb
March 2018
5th March 2018 tbc
12th March 2018 Southampton International Salon Sue Sibley
A selection of accepted and awarded prints from the 2018 Southampton Salon, presented by Sue Sibley
13th March 2018 Three Way Meet at Bradford Abbas Meeting of clubs from Shaftsbury, Bradford Abbas & Dorchester - ten images from each club, each with a story to tell
19th March 2018 Frome Wessex Exchange Frome Wessex Camera Club members visit Dorchester to show their work
26th Mar 2018 From my Garden Shed Iain McGowan FRPS
April 2018
2nd April 2018 No meeting - Easter Monday
4th April 2018 Three Way Battle A friendly inter-club battle with Highcliffe & Infinity Camera Club, Southampton Camera Club & Dorchester. Away at Bashley Village Hall
9th April 2018 (part 1) Club Competition 6
Open Prints(B)
Judge:Malcolm MacNaughtan Section B - Submit prints by 02 Apr
(part 2)A Land of Mountains and Flood Malcolm MacNaughtan Malcolm will present prints from Glencoe and Rannoch Moor in the Western Highlands of Scotland and talk about influences on his work. He will show equipment and explain how large-format film equipment influenced his workflow and way of thinking.
16th April 2018 Club Competition 6
Open Prints(A)
Judge:Chris Palmer
Section A - Submit prints by 09 Apr
23rd April 2018 Bristol International Salon All the Awards and a selection of accepted images set to music (projected images), at the Brownsword Hall
30 Apr 2018 Leigh Preston
May 2018
7th May 2018 No meeting Early May Bank Holiday
14th May 2018 Club Competition 7
Creative Prints & Projected Images(A&B)
Judge:TBC Section A & B - Creative Competition. Submit images by 07 May
21st May 2018 FIAP Diamond Paul Keene FRPS
28th May 2018 No meeting Spring Bank Holiday
June 2018
4th June 2018 Club Night - Rarekiek Feedback A chance to receive feedback from our 'twin' club in the Netherlands - Fotoclub de Rarekiek
11th June 2018 Looking back through the Lens Barrie Brown LRPS Looking back through the lens - what you probably never realised your images say about you. A thought-provoking and interactive evening.
18th June 2018 tbc
25th June 2018 Club Night Practical night Activities and tutorials in small groups.
July 2018
2nd July 2018 Annual General Meeting Annual General Meeting and presentation of awards
9th July 2018 Chairman’s Night Practical Fieldtrip
16th July 2018 Social Evening
3rd Sept 2018 Opening meeting of the 2018-19 season