NEXT MEETING …    7:30pm 25th April

Print & PDI of the Year Competition

Members can enter up to 2 Prints & up to 2 PDIs in this PotY competition to identify the best images of the year.  Images can have been used in the Shuffell series or be entirely new. 

N.B. 18th April Deadlines: (i) submission of PotY print titles and/or PDI Uploads; (ii) Exhibition Print Titles (up to 6 but depends on space). 


EXTRA 1: Tuesday 16th April at Blandford: Match-an-Image competition with Blandford and Dorset Light.  Another fun evening!  Difficult to find so ask for directions DT11 7RJ

EXTRA 2: Tuesday 23rd April at Bradford Abbas: SBA host an informal evening with Dorchester & ourselves where club members talk about their PDIs.  10 PDIs per club – volunteers please contact Chris.  Ask for directions (70 yds west of Rose & Crown, DT9 6RF) or contact us

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Star Night 2019

An Evening with Allen Lloyd

Thursday 9th May 2019

Royal British Legion Hall
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 9PD

Entry by ticket: To purchase/reserve tickets please
phone 01963 370900 or email

Tickets (inc refreshments): £6 each (Cheques payable to “Shaftesbury Camera Club”).

Allen Lloyd has been a wildlife, nature and landscape photographer for more years than he cares to remember.  He still enjoys nothing more than helping and teaching others to improve their photographic skills, and is fully committed to digital photography.  He is a member of the Licentiate Distinctions Panel of The Royal Photographic Society and a listed lecturer for The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Non-members welcome – tickets on first come first serve basis!


Note: Updated file naming guidance Dec 2013.

You may download these Interclub PDI Competitions as a pdf.

Inter-club PDI Competitions hosted by Shaftesbury Camera Club will be run on a Windows 7 laptop using Dicentra 3.12 (or later) software and a Optoma EX615 projector.  The EX615 native resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels but we ask that PDI entries are submitted in 1400 x 1050 format as the generally recognised inter-club standard: the Dicentra programme automatically does all necessary rescaling.  [Note the resolution setting (pixels per inch) is immaterial using Dicentra/Optoma so it does not need to be resized to any of the common values.]

PDI images should be named as follows using a sequence number 01, 02, 03, etc followed by an underscore, the title, another underscore and the image author.  Authors may include any distinctions such as LRPS.  For example:-

01_Title of image_John Smith.jpg
02_Dorset in winter_A N Other FRPS.jpg
03_Another view of Stourhead_John Smith.jpg

Maximum width 1400 pixels, Maximum height 1050 pixels

Unless specifically arranged otherwise between the clubs:

  • Entries should consist of 12 PDI’s per club, with a maximum of 3 entries per photographer in each class.
  • We would appreciate if PDIs (and any print titles) could be submitted 7 days prior to the competition to the email address below.

Files may be submitted by:

  •  email to either zipped or individual files
  • on a USB memory stick in a folder named with the visiting club
  • on a CD with a folder named with the visiting club
  •           we are also very happy to receive files via Dropbox

For entries by post, please contact Chris (01963 370900) or Bill (01258 860298) to confirm which address should be used.

Entries via email or post will always be acknowledged by the person assembling the competition so always please include a contact phone number and email address.

Any queries may be submitted to the same email address.

Good luck!

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