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!


Just a reminder and some guidance about the subjects for our upcoming competitions.

But first of all, we would like to emphasize that we don’t want set subjects to put anyone off entering competitions: some members find set subjects difficult and fear their attempts are not good enough and thus do not enter.  If you are really unsure, do let Chris or Helen see your photo in good time so they can try to give you some initial feedback.  Remember it is better to enter a mediocre image rather than not enter anything!!!

  • First round of the Shuffell Trophy, Thursday 11th October:  Your first print and/or PDI should be “Shadows” and your second print and/or PDI should be “Open”

We hope to be able to find some strong “Shadow” contenders from this competition as our entry for the annual Bradford Abbas Shield inter-club competition later in the month.


  • Ladies v Gents, 10th January 2019:Set subject for any entries is “Fluid”.  Please see our post on the web about how this can be interpreted, remembering this is a fun competition where everyone who submits one or more entries will have at least one selected by the team leaders.  We always hope everyone will enter something.

For all other competitions, the subject is “Open”, i.e. any subject you like!

 As ever, do please ask if you would like help.

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