IN THIS EDITION: The next two weeks at the club  Core Competitions: Colour PDI and Mono PDI results Larter Cup results Committee vacancies Annual exhibition RPS London Print Exhibition 2022-23  Return of trophies SLF Finals – free tickets available  Upcoming meetings  


Thursday 13 April 
Colour & Mono Print Competition – round 2
Judge: Naomi Getzy BA (Hons) Photography.
Please note that this competition has been rearranged from an earlier date and all prints originally submitted will be used for this evening.

Thursday 20 April
Presentation – “Portraits with Impact” with Emma Finch
Emma is an award winning and international published portrait photographer with her own studio in Manchester. Emma also teaches portrait photography and runs photography session days, which bring performers and models together in order to create professional photographers’ portfolios.

Saturday 22 April
Bromley Camera Club is in the PDI Final of the SLF Finals; see below for further information.


Congratulations to the winners and runners up in our PDI Core Competitions:

Mono PDIs – full results here
1st – Brian Davies
Runner up – Frances Gras

1st – Clive Williams 
Runners up – Chris Murray, Vera Stevens & Paul Whitmarsh

Colour PDIs – full results here
1st – Brian Davies
Runner up – Brendan Plumb

1st – Paul Whitmarsh
Runner up – Charlotte Teager    


The results of the Larter Cup were as follows:

Colour PDIs
1st – Beckenham Photographic Society (52.5 points)
2nd – Bromley Camera Club (51.5 points)
3rd – West Wickham Photographic Society (47.5 points)

Mono PDIs
1st – Beckenham Photographic Society (54.5 points)
2nd – Bromley Camera Club (51 points)
3rd – West Wickham Photographic Society (47 points)

Congratulations to all members who had photos entered. For individual scores, see the full Colour PDI results and Mono PDI results.    

The support of members in running the club is vital to maintain its future. There are currently two vacancies to join the Executive Committee for the 2023/24 season onwards; elements of each role could be divided between members to spread the workload:

Programme Secretary
Responsibilities include: Organising the annual programme of speakers, workshops and competitions. Clive has already begun working on the 23/24 programme and is happy to support the new Programme Secretary. This role could also be divided between a couple of members. Attending committee meetings (around 6 per year, held on Zoom). Club Secretary 
Responsibilities include: Sending the weekly newsletter through Mail Chimp. Charlotte will provide full training on how to use this system. Attending committee meetings (around 6 per year, held on Zoom), writing agendas and taking minutes. If you are interested, or would like any more information, please speak to any member of the committee.     

The club has the opportunity to hold an annual exhibition again – the first since Covid. However, this will not be able to take place without the support of other members. Jobs will include setting up the exhibition, marshalling the event (short shifts) and taking it down afterwards. If you are prepared to help, or would like more information, please speak to Brian. Thank you to the members who have already volunteered their time; it is very much appreciated.     

The RPS print exhibition, to showcase work from the London members, will be held from 12 to 16 April at the Espacio Gallery (E2 7DG). Steve Jones and David Lewis have a print each in the exhibition so please do go along to support them. For more information, see the event website.    

If you have a trophy from last season, please return it to the club by the end of April so that it can be engraved with this year’s winners.     

Bromley Camera Club is in the PDI Final of the SLF Finals, which will be held on 22 April 2023 at Beckenham County Cricket Ground. Doors open at 1pm and the event starts at 2pm. 

There are ten tickets available to members and the cost is £5 each; please see Brian if you are interested. However, if you are happy to help with the set up/take down (similar to our own club nights but on a larger scale), you do not need to pay for your ticket.    


Thursday 27 April
Presentation – “My Photographic Journey” with Steve Proctor
A presentation showing Steve’s journey through photography, referencing the ‘old days’ but focusing on recent years where he shares his nature and people images. The perfect recipe for getting our creative juices flowing for the summer break and into the 23/24 season.
It is also hand-in for round 3 of the print competition. 

Thursday 4 May
Print competition – round 3
Judge: TBC
Please note that this date is different to previously advertised. 

Please also note the following programme updates: 11 May: Kerri and Steinberger competitions (TBC if PDI only or both prints and PDIs) 18 May: Phone-only competition and summer project briefing