What’s on at the Club tonight

Polina Plotnikova will give a presentation entitled “Home Studio”.

It is also hand in for Round 2 of the PDI competition.

Next week (27 October) is the PDI Competition Round 2 to be judged by David Wood.


Monochrome Print Competition Round 1

Congratulations to those who scored a 20

Preliminary: Julie Langman’s  “Sugar and Spice”

Advanced: Peter Ergis’ “Peeking through the Morning Mist” and Jane Upcott’s “Flower Sketch” and “Left Behind”


What’s on this Weekend

Saturday 22 October – RSPB Morning Walk in Richmond Park.

Meet at Pembroke Lodge Car Park (near the Refreshment Kiosk) at 10:00am for a walk around the park looking for winter thrushes and resident bird species. £1 donation for non-RSPB members.


Sunday 23 October – Autumn Camerafair at Holiday Inn, Bexley, (previously known as Black Prince) DA5 1ND.

Please click on the link bellow for general information about the fair, particularly useful for new comers. http://camerafair.tumblr.com/


Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 October – Bloomsbury Festival (bloomsburyfestival.org.uk)

Lots to see and do including free entry to the Foundling Museum on 22 and 23 October.


Sunday 23 October – October Plenty 2016 starting at 12 noon on Bankside, Southwark outside Shakespeare’s Globe.

After gathering the crowd from the Bankside, they move through the streets to Borough Market to join in their Apple Day festivities. There is time to savour the delights on offer: soul cakes, apple biscuits, conker fights, cider from the New Forest, apple bobbing, a great beer selection and the wonderful market stalls as well as more Music and song. More details at thelionspart.co.uk.


Saturday 22 October – Andy Cladingboel is hosting a photography walk from his Facebook group around the city between the Strand and Farringdon to have a look at 6 historical Churches. This is not a religious event just a gentle sociable stroll for a bunch of photographers, with a half way refreshments stop and a natter along the way. Someone will be on hand to add historical facts on route. Remember, churches are usually quite dark, so a fast lens is a must. Tripods are not allowed in the 6 listed below. Meeting point and start outside the old Strand Tube Station, located on the corner of Surrey Street, WC2 and The Strand for 10:00am

Walk 0.1m or 2mins to (1) St Clement Danes. Sir Christopher Wren-designed CofE church, on a Strand traffic island, with Royal Air Force links and history. Strand, WC2R 1DH.

Walk 0.2m or 4mins to (2) St Dunstan-in-the-West. Victorian, Anglican church with 1000 years of history, plus a richly ornate, high altar and screen, 86a Fleet Street,  EC4A 2HR.

Walk 0.2m or 4mins to (3) St Bride’s Church. Elegant Baroque-style place of CofE worship with a tiered spire. An open crypt converted into an exhibition detailing the history of the church through the century’s. And as its Fleet St, looking out for print references, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8AU.

Walk 0.5m or 11mins via Ludgate Hill & Old Bailey. Tea break time on the way if we see somewhere. (4) St Bartholomew the Great, founded in 1123 as a priory, with ornate interiors, Cloth Fair, EC1A 7JQ.

Please note that here is an entry Fee £5.00 + £1.50 for photography, but it is worth it. There are alleged haunting’s within the church premises, so watch out for ghosts and you won’t fail to miss the huge pipe organ. Also includes some lovely modern artwork and a fantastic charcoal effect painting.

Walk 0.2m or 4mins to (5) St Bartholomew-the-Less, small Anglican chapel of St Bartholomew’s Hospital featuring a 15th-century tower and west facade, 3mins from The Great and Free. Giltspur Street EC1A 7BE.

And if anyone is still keen, walk 0.3m or 7mins via Snow Hill to (6) Saint Etheldreda’s. A beautiful and historic Roman Catholic Church in the heart of London. Andy reckons this is probably the best stained glass window he has seen to date.

14 Ely Place, EC1N 6RY (very posh).



 Antony Gormley’s labyrinthine sculptures with his new exhibition Fit at White Cube Bermondsey on now and until 6 November.

The artist is configuring the gallery into 15 chambers to create a labyrinth, where visitors can choose to wander through differently sized and uniquely lit spaces. Exhibition highlights include expansive installation Sleeping Field, which is composed of nearly 600 small iron sculptures. At first glance, the work resembles an urban landscape of high- and low-rise buildings, but up close, the forms show hundreds of bodies at rest. In Passage, Gormley creates a 12m-long tunnel, whose shape is modeled on the human form, offering a journey into the unknown.


Malick Sidibé photographs at Somerset House, Temple on now and until 15 January 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm

Mali got its independence from France in 1960, and immediately became in thrall to a different kind of colonialism: a cultural one of rock ’n’ roll, motorbikes and jeans. At a time when the West was fretting about whether photography was even an art form, Malick Sidibé was taking pictures of young people in Bamako which contain all the issues in that debate: authenticity, imitation, control of the image. With a brilliant soundtrack curated by Rita Ray, this show envelopes the watcher and makes you wonder what hardships lie outside the frame, what kind of future these kids found in the ’80s, the ’90s, the 2000s. They must be old, or dead. For now, though, and forever, they are all intensely, radiantly alive.


Photography Workshops

Darren Woolway ARPS, Ba(Hons) has a few last minute places on his workshops this month you may be interested in. Booking on the discounts page

Saturday 29th October 2016 – Aylesford Priory – Introduction to Studio Portraiture

This workshop runs from 10am-4pm with a half hour lunch. Previous experience isn’t required. A full practical day of studio photography with a live model covering several lighting techniques including High Key, Formal, Composite and Low Key. The course is limited to 5 people and he currently has 4 places remaining. The full price for the day is usually £399 however he is offering it at a discounted rate for KCPA/FSLPS/RPS members for only £125.00. BOOK HERE or Read More>>>

Sunday 30th October 2016 – Greenwich – Introduction to Landscape Photography which includes a few other genres

This workshop runs from 10am-4.30pm in Greenwich. It helps if you understand how to shoot in Manual Mode to benefit the most from this workshop as it builds on your basic skills. Topics covered include focusing for macro photography, deer at distance, birds in flight (bring some monkey nuts), texture, how to shoot a panoramic, black and white including filters, how to work out an average exposure, low light hand held photography and a little on architecture. The course is limited to 10 students, there are currently 5 places available. This course is usually £199 but he is offering it at a discounted rate for KCPA/FSLPS/RPS members for only £60.00. BOOK HERE or Read More>>>

Places are on a first come first served basis.

More info on http://training.raidphotographic.co.uk www.darrenwoolway.co.uk

www.portraitsinkent.co.uk 07849 385 331