Photography for All in Steyning West Sussex


This is an at-a-glance listing of the 2017-18 main programme for Steyning Camera Club.

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Next Meeting

When What’s Happening
27 Nov 2017 Speaker – Adrian Dennis – Sport

Adrian currently works for Agence France-Presse and has been on staff since 2000. He covers a variety of assignments in the U.K and around the world with an emphasis on sports photography. Before, he worked for newspapers including The Independent and The Independent on Sunday (1996-2000).  Adrian started his photographic career at the Wokingham Times […]

Meetings by Month

Summer 2017

When What's Happening
08 Jul 2017 Wiston Steam Rally Contact Yvonne if you are interested in meeting up.

26 Aug 2017 Photohunt - Arundel Festival - 26th August 2017

Come and enjoy the Photohunt, see beautiful Arundel and put your brains to work searching for the images to fulfill the categories being chosen by Gary Levett for our competition.   See To be judged later in the year by Gary – winner of last year’s Photohunt. Any questions please contact Yvonne Park or Gary Levett. […]

September 2017

When What's Happening
04 Sep 2017 Members' Night - Welcome Back

A ‘Welcome Back’ evening. Members are invited to bring along their AV shows (maximum length 6 or 7 minutes), collections of PDIs or Prints, or any photo projects you have been working on.  There will be several new members in attendance but this is not strictly a “New Members” night – that will follow at […]

11 Sep 2017 Speaker - Vanda Ralevska

Return visit for this popular speaker who inspires new photographers in particular, but impresses all. Her simple pictures demonstrate her vision and imagination – excellent photographs using simple scenes and viewpoints. Keep your eye on ideas to help with the Set Subject competition. See Vanda’s website ( ) or check out her Flickr pages. […]

12 Sep 2017 Coffee Club - Borde Hill Gardens - 12th September

Borde Hill Gardens is currently showcasing over 80 sculptures by established and up and coming artists.  It is running from 12th May – 2nd October 2017.  Some members have visited the exhibition and have recommended it as offering good photographic opportunities.  Coffee Club will be held there on 12th September meeting at 10.30 am at […]

18 Sep 2017 Submit PDIs for PDI Rd1, 2 Oct
18 Sep 2017 Speaker - Andrew Mills MA ARPS BIPP

“The art and technique of great photography.” Andrew is a photographer of Landscapes and People, having had a long career in the business. This will be a brief journey through some of the most respected photography from many different genres since the beginnings of photography to contemporary practitioners. We’ll discuss what makes these “great” photographs […]

23 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017 Bluebell Railway - 24th September 2017

Enjoy Bluebell Railway at their special event.  Steam through the ages On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September a new Steam Through the Ages experience. Each station will be presenting a different time zone. Sheffield Park will recreate a Victorian era, leading on to Horsted Keynes with a 1940s war time display. Kingscote will offer […]

25 Sep 2017 New Members evening - How we do things

An informal, relaxed “getting to know you” evening to brief new members on competitions, standards, submission methods, print mounting, FFP  submission, overview of external competitions, etc. Good chance for informal questions and chat. As it’s taking place in one of the back rooms of the hall, and we have quite a few new members (at […]

26 Sep 2017 Coffee Club - Cafe Rouge Brighton Marina - 26th September 2017

The weather forecast is for a dull start to Tuesday and brightening up later.  With this in mind coffee  club is to be at Cafe Rouge, Brighton Marina.  They have a special offer of 2 for 1 full english breakfasts at the moment so those of you who enjoy a full english need to go […]

October 2017

When What's Happening
01 Oct 2017 Brightona’s Main Event 2017 – Bikes and Bands

Come and enjoy hundreds of motorcycles, trade stalls, live music down on Madeira Drive. See website Meet at The Volks Cafe at 11 a.m.   If the weather looks rainy, I will not be attending.

02 Oct 2017 Hand-In Prints, submit PDIs, for Prints Rd1, 16 Oct
02 Oct 2017 Open PDI Competition Round 1

Judge – David Eastley LRPS    

09 Oct 2017 Speaker - Jo Teasdale FRPS

‘Mindful Seeing’ A contemporary photographer following two distinct paths. One is conceptual-based projects and the other is street photography. Jo enjoys the immediacy and quirky unexpected elements of street life whilst her conceptual work is an artistic form of self-expression, often poignant and edgy, often unveiling elements of our human nature. There are bound to […]

10 Oct 2017 Coffee Club - RSPB Pulborough Brooks - Fungi Festival

Throughout October RSPB Pulborough Brooks have their ‘Fungi Festival’ where, according to their website,  …’visitors have the chance to explore the wooded heath in search of fairy-tail fungi like the red and white spotted fly agaric and delicate amethyst deceiver toadstools’.   I’m reliably informed that they are very pleased this year to have the […]

16 Oct 2017 Open Print Competition Round 1

Judge – John Staples ARPS  (of Eastbourne)

23 Oct 2017 Members' Night

Another chance to ‘Show and Tell’, with a little more time to prepare. AVs welcome (up to six minutes each). So far, we have Graham Devenish explaining and demonstrating the wonders of Infra Red photography! Want to show a new technique you’ve learned? Astrophotography? Still-life? Macro? Panorama? HDR? Focus Stacking? Let me (Geoff) know if […]

24 Oct 2017 Coffee Club - Autumn Colours at Sheffield Park

  Sheffield Park Garden is famous for its Autumn colours and it is said that it is the season that Arthur Soames, owner during the early 20th century, built it for. Last year coffee club members requested that we go somewhere else for our Autumn meeting and we went to Pains Hill in Surrey.  Whilst […]

30 Oct 2017 Workshop - Print Preparation and Mounting

Print mounting, with demonstrations and advice from Gail Bell, Mike Warren and anybody else who can assist. This will be in the larger back room of the UBVH.

November 2017

When What's Happening
04 Nov 2017 SxPF PDI Championships

Sussex Photographic Federation PDI Championships, held at the King’s Centre, Burgess Hill (usual venue). Lots of support please. Programme…. Our Assessors are; – Chris Palmer FRPS, DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP Ray Bridges LRPS, CPAGB, ADPS, BPE3 Jeff Lawrence LRPS, CPAGB Schedule of Event; – Doors open at 9am 9:30 – 12:00 Open viewing of salon style […]

05 Nov 2017 Tide of Light - 5th November 2017

A social event at Come and join in the Celebrations for 5th November at the Firework Festival Worthing – meet at the Cafe Vita, South Street, Worthing at 17:00hrs After tea or coffee and cake wander down to see the beginning of the lantern walk and finish off practicing our skills at taking […]

06 Nov 2017 Submit PDIs for PDI Rd2, 20 Nov
06 Nov 2017 Photohunt Results and Social Evening

Judge – Gary Levett. See who wins this year and earns the distinction of being invited to organise next Year’s event!   Submit PDIs for PDI Competition Round 2 (20th Nov)

07 Nov 2017 Coffee Club - 7th November - Jungle Tea Rooms

Time for a coffee club closer to home ;-))) Coffee Club on the 7th November will be at the Jungle Tea Rooms – Big Plant Nursery, Hole Street, Ashington We have spoken to the owners of the tea rooms and they can accommodate 10 -20 of us both outdoors and indoors, the menu includes […]

13 Nov 2017 Speaker - Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB

“A Personal Response” – The Road to the FRPS. As you can tell by the letters after Chris Palmer’s name, he is a most accomplished photographer and photographic judge – he knows his stuff! Always a very good evening – see his website for more testimonies. This is one not to miss! He will be […]

15 Nov 2017 Selection Committee Meeting
17 Nov 2017 Regnum Print Competition

See the Regnum-Crouch website . Under the jurisdiction of Littlehampton Camera Club. Judge Jon Mitchell. Be there by 1915, the room will be in motion from 1930. Note the location

20 Nov 2017 Hand-in Prints, submit PDIs, for Prints Rd2, 4 Dec
20 Nov 2017 Open PDI Competition Round 2

Judge – Catherine Jolley LRPS LBIPP ASWPP. Catherine has been busy with her photographic business – her website is worth a look, with some superb images.  

21 Nov 2017 Coffee Club - 21st November 2017 - Birling Gap/Towner Art Gallery - Eastbourne

Coffee Club on the 21st November 2017 will meet at Birling Gap National Trust Cafe at 10.30 am for coffee, a catch up and maybe some photography, before moving on to the Towner Gallery to see the exhibition ‘A Green and Pleasant Land – British Landscape and the Imagination; 1970’s to now’.

27 Nov 2017 Speaker - Adrian Dennis - Sport

Adrian currently works for Agence France-Presse and has been on staff since 2000. He covers a variety of assignments in the U.K and around the world with an emphasis on sports photography. Before, he worked for newspapers including The Independent and The Independent on Sunday (1996-2000).  Adrian started his photographic career at the Wokingham Times […]

December 2017

When What's Happening
04 Dec 2017 Open Prints Competition Round 2

Judge – Tony Baverstock LRPS (SCPF)

05 Dec 2017 Coffee Club - 5th December 2017 - Shoreham Airport for Christmas Breakfast

Instead of Christmas Lunch this year the plans are just to meet up for normal coffee club at Shoreham Airport and, for the hungry amongst us, to have a christmas breakfast together.   The staff will set up a long table so we can all sit together but it will be a good idea to […]

05 Dec 2017 Mix and Match Competition, with Worthing and Southwick

Annual fun competition – one of these days somebody will write the rules down but, in brief, one team puts a picture (PDI) on screen and the other two teams have to ‘match’ it, as closely as possible, in terms of subject, colour or some other connection that the challenging team have invented. Scores are […]

11 Dec 2017 Speaker - Heather Buckley MA

The photography opportunist  Discovering images in everyday life. Street, Events, People. Heather was the RHS Photographer of the Year in 2014 but she is highly skilled in many genres and disciplines. Brighton based. Heather’s Website.   There will be a Raffle at this meeting.

18 Dec 2017 Members' Night - A Presentation by Peter Merrick

Ever wanted to get inside Peter Merrick’s head to see how he dreams up and creates some of his images? Peter will talk about the creative thought processes involved, the type of stock images he takes, “just in case” and will show a few worked examples of how he puts together a number of layers […]

25 Dec 2017 Christmas Day!

More importantly for us photographers, Boxing Day on the 26th…… that’s the day you get out of the house and try out all the new photo gear you received for Christmas (but weren’t allowed to do anything more than take off the wrapping). Errrr….. you did get some photographic gear for Christmas? You did send […]

January 2018

When What's Happening
08 Jan 2018 Workshop - Photo Books

This will be presided over by Ed Mills and held in the Main Hall. All those interested in Photo Books are very welcome. From Ed….. PhotoBooks Workshop….. On January 8th 2018 we will be holding a new workshop to introduce PhotoBooks with presentations from a number of members who have already tried this interesting facet […]

15 Jan 2018 Submit PDIs for Set Subject, 29 Jan
15 Jan 2018 Speaker - Nick Eriksson

Ellston Bay – Originating on VistaVision Nick Eriksson is an award-winning Director of Photography working within the field of Motion Pictures, Shorts and Music Videos. During a relatively short period of time he has travelled extensively, working on projects throughout the world. Nick has shot many projects for a wide range of talented directors and […]

22 Jan 2018 SCPF PDI League Division 2 - Hosting

Southern Counties Photo Federation’s PDI League – Division 2. Yes, we have reached the dizzy heights of Division 2 and are now competing against Chichester, Havant, the Disabled Photographers Club, Beaulieu, Hayling Island and Ringwood, (assuming they have all registered again and we haven’t scared them off!) Judge – David Eastley LRPS

29 Jan 2018 Submit PDIs for PDI Rd3, 12 Feb
29 Jan 2018 Set Subject Competition - PDIs - (Lines, Light, Decisive Moment)

Lines, Light, Decisive Moment Judge – Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP N.B. Many hints, examples and ideas will have been demonstrated by the season’s Speakers so far. See more detailed instructions in the Competitions Guide on this website. Submit PDIs for PDI Competition Round 3 (12th Feb)

31 Jan 2018 Coast17 - Ken Scott ARPS - Key Lecture

The premiere presentation of Ken Scott’s 2017 walk around the British Coast. Ken’s unique style and approach to presentation and photography tells the story of a challenging physical and emotional journey, full of anecdotes and reminiscences.

February 2018

When What's Happening
05 Feb 2018 Hand-in for Print Panels, 19 Feb
05 Feb 2018 Speaker - Tom Way

“Wildlife through a Lens” Tom is a professional, award-winning fine art wildlife photographer based in the UK. He has been awarded in various competitions with his most recent success being in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 with his image ‘Beauty, Power, Majesty’. His images, many in monochrome, are breathtaking! His work is […]

12 Feb 2018 PDI Competition Round 3

Judge – Ken Boddy (SxPF)

17 Feb 2018 All Day Workshop - Mastering Flash, with Terry Hewlett ARPS

Practical Session – Saturday 17th February 2018 The day will take you through the use of speedlights both on and off camera, looking at lighting modifiers, control and balance of multiple lighting sets. The session will complete with a lighting setup orientated towards the genre of Film Noir, playing with the shadows and lighting angles. […]

19 Feb 2018 Hand-in Prints, submit PDIs, for Prints Rd3, 5 Mar
19 Feb 2018 Print Panels Competition

Judge – Richard Walton FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE3* Hand-in Prints (and submit PDIs) for Prints Competition Round 3 (5th March)

26 Feb 2018 Monthly Workshop - Family Photography - Part One

First of two workshops given by local studio portrait and family photographer Becky Holdstock. These are practical evenings but do NOT include ‘serious’ (or expensive) studio lighting techniques. Part Two on 26th March. There will be a ‘sign-up’ sheet for these two workshops, as we will be using the large back room of the hall.

March 2018

When What's Happening
05 Mar 2018 Prints Competition Round 3

Judge – Rob de Ruiter ARPS (Bognor)

12 Mar 2018 Speaker - Tracey McEachran MA

Working in Stories Artist and Educator. Creative educator and personal development specialist, designing and delivering engaging workshops for all ages and abilities. Also an Arts Awards Advisor at all levels. Tracey’s photography is mainly studio based and is very inventive. Tracey’s Website   There will be a Raffle at this meeting.

19 Mar 2018 PDI Competition Final Round (Held Over Entries)

Judge – Dick Saunders (SxPF)

26 Mar 2018 Monthly Workshop - Family Photography - Part 2

Becky Holdstock returns with more advice on how to get great pictures of the family, in-laws and outlaws. Sign-up will be required.

April 2018

When What's Happening
09 Apr 2018 Submit PDIs for PDI of the Year, 23 Apr
09 Apr 2018 Southampton International PDI Exhibition

Top images from this year’s exhibition in a ‘ready to view’ format (DVD), with commentary. Presented by Sue Dunham.   Submit PDIs for PDI of the Year Competition (23rd April)

16 Apr 2018 Speaker - Finn Hopson

Landscape, Cityscape and Seascapes by this photographer who has a shop near the base of the i360 (worth a visit). Having spent many years cycling and walking on the South Downs he now spends his time photographing them, trying to capture the unique places, shapes, patterns and textures of the UK’s newest national park. See […]

21 Apr 2018 SxPF Print Championship 2018

Sussex Photographic Federation Print Championship 2018. Usual venue – plenty of support please. I may be taking names of absentees.

23 Apr 2018 Hand-In Prints for Print of the Year, 14 May

St George’s Day.

23 Apr 2018 PDI of the Year

Judge – Carole Speight ARPS DPAGB APAGB   Hand-In Prints (and submit PDIs if required) for Print of the Year Competition (14th May)

26 Apr 2018 Southdown Trophy

Annual PDI and Print Competition between Steyning, Southwick, Rottingdean and Storrington. Hosted by Southwick Camera Club – some support from our Members would be very welcome. Don B Shy, have a night out!

30 Apr 2018 The Pictures of Chris Peet FRPS

This will be held in the Main Hall of UBVH. The Pictures of Sussex Photographer Chris Peet FRPS – some superb prints to be admired and discussed. Presented by Frank Bull, possibly with some help. Though this was originally a Workshop evening, it will appeal to many others and is therefore being held in the […]

May 2018

When What's Happening
14 May 2018 Print of the Year

Judge – Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGN APAGN AFIAP. A popular and highly respected judge – making a return trip, having judged for us in this event last season. There will be a Star Prize Raffle on this evening. Super prizes!

21 May 2018 Annual General Meeting + Annual Awards + Social Night

Does what it says on the tin….. unless somebody plans a different event/venue. NOTE THE START TIME – 7.00pm, 1900, or when the long hand is on 12 and the short hand on 7.  

June 2018

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