What’s on at the Club Tonight

Something different for our first night back as we are going to have a tabletop photography evening. So bring your cameras along, also tripod, flash, close-up equipment and interesting objects if you have them.

Next week is the viewing of our Summer Project being judged by Ron Tear. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the PDI competition.

What’s on at the Weekend

The St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival – Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

St Katharine Docks
St Katharine Docks

A celebration of classic boats in their natural environment, with music, food, stalls and tours throughout the weekend. Live musical performances from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Academy, the Sea Shanty Singers, and others.


Some Interesting exhibitions now on at the National Portrait Gallery 

.                Ringo Starr’s photos of the Beatles

.                Audrey Hepburn – Portraits of an Icon

.                BP Portrait Awards (ends 20 September)


Our Next Club Outing – Saturday 19 September

Will be to visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Orbit. We will be meeting on the platform at Lewisham DLR Station at 10.30 am.  If you would like to join us please sign your name on the list on the Noticeboard at the Club. If you are planning to go to the top of the Orbit, tickets are £7 concession on line in advance or £10 on the day.


Would you like to become paparazzi for the night? If so read on.

Masters Entertainment Corporation would like to invite up to six of our club members to take photographs of The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show, at the Churchill Theatre on Friday 6 November. It is a very visual production with lots of costume changes etc.

Each photographer will receive a complimentary pass for the show and will also be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for family and or friends at a discounted rate in advance, which are usually 2 for 1. All they ask in return is to receive a DVD of the show images from each photographer within 14 days and to retain copyright, thus no printing of names on any photographs. Images may of course be used for members’ amateur competitions and portfolios. Attendance of photographers at our event will need to be coordinated by a nominated club member and all DVDs will need to be sent via your coordinator. Arrival time at the venue will be 6.30 pm for 7.30pm start shows as everything needs to be organised by 7pm when customers enter the room and start to be seated. For 8pm start shows obviously add 30 minures.

In terms of the technicalities, use of flash is only allowed at the discretion of the venue front of house manager and in most cases is likely to be unsuitable; having said this, follow spots and stage lighting have enabled some great pictures to be taken in the past. At the meet and greet which takes place immediately (within 1 minute! after curtains closing for the end of the show) usually in the foyer they encourage as much flash as possible in a fun paparazzi style meet with fans. Video is always welcomed if members who would prefer to do filming. Arrangements with many camera clubs over recent years have proven to be very successful and some interesting shots have been taken.

Steve Jones has offered to be the co-ordinator so please contact him if you are interested.



RPS Seminar – Good Picture – 2015: Imaging Illuminated – Location: University of Westminster, Regent Street, London Date:  Saturday 12th December 2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm  – (Note: There is full disabled access to this meeting)

Following the success of the previous twelve Good Picture Symposia, the Imaging Science Group of the Royal Photographic Society is organising another in its series of tutorial seminars, open to all, on selected technical aspects of Digital Imaging. The aim of these lectures and discussions is to provide imaging practitioners, keen amateurs and students with insights into Digital Imaging and provide some tools and guidelines for assessing cameras and output.

Charges: £70.00    Concessions: £39.00 (Students, Retired, Unemployed). Includes buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon coffee & biscuits

(Continuing Professional Development documentation will be supplied if required)

Contact: Dr. Mike Christianson: 01753 890 480.  Application form and address etc.  www.rps.org/events/2015/december/12/good-picture-2015–imaging-illuminated 




PAGB Award for Photographic Merit Workshop – 15 November 2015 – 10:00hrs onwards at Detling Village Hall, Pilgrims Way, Detling, Maidstone, ME14 3EY.

The KCPA Committee are hosting a PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Workshop for those considering; those working towards; and those with dates booked for assessment who would like some advice.

There will be appraisal of either Prints or PDI’s (no mixed media) for Credit and Distinction Awards available on the day, by pre-booking your place.

The Workshop is free to fully paid up members of a KCPA Associate Club who wish to have their images appraised and for interested spectators.

Credit Workers may bring up to 15 images, either Print or PDI, Distinction Workers may bring up to 20 images, either Print or PDI (no mixed media).

To book your place for image appraisal and advice please email the KCPA Secretary at kcpasecretary@gmail.com with the following details:

Full Name – Distinctions – Name of Associate Club – Credit or Distinction Award – Print or PDI images and contact email address or postal address for further correspondence

Places will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis with 50 places available. Spectators are welcome, but please indicate your intent to attend to assist with planning for the event.


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