2023 Kingsclere Photo Club Programme

January 4th – The KPC calendar and a photo critique.

A presentation about the goals for the calendar and how we go about selecting the images, including submission criteria.

The second half will be a critique session, up to three images each.

Launch of the travel challenge – up to three images taken on your travels anywhere in the world outside Kingsclere and the surrounding area (the calendar image area).

February 1st – Four talks

Amanda Bates, Paul Enters, Chris Brown and Mark O’Leary will give short talks on photography subjects that interest them.

March 1st – Flower photography

Molly Hollman will give a talk over zoom about flower photography. Please look at her website:


Afterwards we will launch a flower challenge in which we will try to emulate Molly’s wonderful flower photos.

April 5th – 3D Photography.

Ian Wallace will talk about the history of 3D photography and how you can do it using your phone or camera. In the second half we will try it out, so bring your camera or phone along. Ian will demonstrate how to make your own 3D images and process them on a PC. No special apps needed.

May 3rd – A photo critique.

An evening devoted to critique with the emphasis on before and after comparisons or two versions of the same photograph.

June 7th – Cyanotype practical evening

Amanda Bates will talk about the process of producing cyanotypes. There will be an opportunity to try it for ourselves.

July 5th – Photo walk and pub.

An evening walk around Newbury with our cameras followed by a chat over a drink in one of the pubs. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.

August – no meeting

September 6thWoodland Ways – a talk by Paul Mitchell.

Woodland Ways – this talk centre’s around some of Paul’s favourite woodland locations including Burnham Beeches, Savernake Forest and various locations throughout the UK. Paul’s talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images and prints made throughout the four seasons. For more information please see his website: https://www.paulmitchellphotography.co.uk/about

October 4th – Flower challenge& Travel challenge

We will review our photographs from the travel and flower challenges.

October 14th/15th – ** Annual exhibition **

Our annual exhibition of member’s photographs in Kingsclere Village Club.

November 1st – Light painting

A practical session Indoors with LED sticks and wheels, etc. Bring your camera, a tripod if possible and any LED lights that you have.

December 6th – AGM and Print of the Year

Our traditional end of year evening. The AGM followed by a print competition. There will be reports on the year’s activities and the election of club officers and committee will take place. After the AGM we will hold our annual print competition. Two prints, up to A3 size, of images taken since the previous AGM.