IN THIS EDITION: This week at the club Inspiration – notes from Tony Bramley’s talk SLF Finals Day – enter your prints SLF Plate Competition – PDI results Gill Peachey’s funeral New club logo Are you a member of another photography club? Committee vacancies Outings – NEW Future meetings   

THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB  Thursday 10 February – Mono Print Competition, Round 2 Judge: Darren Pullman
7.45pm, Bromley United Services Club    

At our last meeting, Tony Bramley provided lots of ideas to help you re-think your photography and change your focus. He has sent over his slide notes and some photography ideas for our members.    

SLF finals day is on 23 April at Sanderstead Methodist Church, 104 Limpsfield Road, South Croydon CR2 9EF. Doors open at 1.30pm and it should end at around 5.20pm. We have entered a club panel, but there is also the opportunity for members to enter up to 2 images in an open colour print competition, and up to 2 images in an open mono print competition. These cannot be prints that are already in the club panel and images cannot be entered that have won certificates in previous SLF competitions, nor can they have been used in other disciplines i.e. PDIs. If anyone has any prints that they would like to enter, Julie will need the prints by 24 February at the latest, as they have to be handed in the following week. She will also need a jpeg of the image before 24 February to enter into the Photo Entry system before the closing date. These open prints will be prejudged and results/certificates awarded on finals day. Please email Julie on if you are intending to enter any prints.     

We came joint-third in this competition! Congratulations to all members who represented the club – see the full results for a breakdown of individual scores.    

Gill Peachey’s funeral will take place on 23 February. Whilst it is a private event for family and friends, it will be live streamed. Please contact Julie on if you would like the link.    

At the AGM, members voted for the club to take on a new logo. If you have an idea and would like to put together a design, please talk to one of the committee members.     

If you are a member of any other photography clubs, please let Brian know ( This is to ensure we only enter valid images in inter-club competitions.     

The role of Outings Secretary will be vacant at the end of this season. This job involves organising a range of day trips and the occasional residential so that members have opportunities to get together to take photos. Charlotte will give a full handover and provide any help needed.

Other positions may be available and members are also welcome to join the committee without taking on a specific role. If you are interested, please talk to any of the current committee members at a Thursday meeting.    

NEW – Sunday 13 March – St Patrick’s Day Parade
We’ll find a spot along the route (Hyde Park Corner to Trafalgar Square via St James’s Street and Pall Mall) to photograph the spectacular parade. Meet at 10.30am at Charing Cross station. The parade begins at 12pm. 

Saturday 26 March – Scotney Castle and Bodiam Castle
Two castles in one day! Exact timings of the day to be agreed with attendees to make the most of each venue and sunset. The cost for both castles is £22 or free for National Trust members; attendees will need to book their own places. 

NEW – East Kent weekend – 7 & 8 May
Stopping off in Blean Woods to see (hopefully!) Exmoor ponies, longhorn cattle and bison as well as bluebells, we will then head to the East Kent coast to capture sunset and/or sunrise by the sea. There will also be time to explore seaside towns like Margate, Broadstairs or Ramsgate or nature reserves like Sandwich & Pegwell Bay. Accommodation will be at Ramsgate’s Seafront Travelodge at a cost of £84.99 (current advertised price) for one night. If you would like to attend, please contact Charlotte and she will send payment details. 

Saturday 9 July – Kent County Show
Save the date! Booking is not yet open but more details will be provided nearer the time.

Please email Charlotte ( if you would like to attend any of the above outings.    

Thursday 17 February – The beautiful Light: Deception in Landscape Photography
Jane Goodall
It is also hand-in for round 3 of the Colour Print Competition

Thursday 24 February – Colour Print Competition round 2
Judge: Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS

Saturday 26 February – KCPA PDI Competition
via Zoom

For future meetings, please see the updated programme.

In addition, the following inter-club competitions are scheduled: Saturday 23 April – SLF Battle of the Prints, Sanderstead Church   Facebook Website